I recently got my hands on a copy of Classified‘s new self-titled album! I have been a fan of Classified since his 2005 release Boy-Cott-In the Industry, but I was a little disappointed with his last album, Handshakes and Middle Fingers. I had high expectations for this album–expectations that are not always met– but, good news: 2013’s Classified is awesome!
The first track “3 Foot Tall” is a great song to kick off the album. It is classic Classified and reminds me of his older work. Like most of Classified’s music, there is a message within the lyrics, providing substance to the song. This is a perfect example of what I love about Classified’s music.
Following that excellent opener, we have “That’s What I Do”, which is another great piece but with a different feel. This one is more mellow that the rest of the album but it fits perfectly with the album. Classified displays some of his best songwriting throughout this track.
The third track, “Inner Ninja” ft. David Myles, is easily one of the best songs on the album. Check out the music video here:
“Anything Goes” ft. Skratch Bastid & Saukrates, the fifth track, is my personal favorite. I’m a big fan of the Saxophone in the background and the chorus is really catchy. Check out the video:
Altogether this is the best album from Classified to this date. With the Juno Awards coming up in April, I expect to see Classified nominated for multiple awards.
His 2013 tour kicks of in March in P.E.I.; here is the full list of Classified’s upcoming tour dates.
|03.14.2013||Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island||The Wave|
|03.15.2013||Moncton, New Brunswick||iRock Nightclub|
|03.16.2013||Fredericton, New Brunswick||Capital Exhibit Centre|
|03.21.2013||North Bay, Ontario||Capitol Centre|
|03.22.2013||Belleville, Ontario||Empire Theatre|
|03.26.2013||Kitchener, Ontario||The Wax|
|03.27.2013||London, Ontario||London Music Hall|
|03.28.2013||Barrie, Ontario||46 West|
|03.30.2013||Peterborough, Ontario||The Venue|
|04.01.2013||Thunder Bay, Ontario||Crocks|
|04.04.2013||Brandon, Manitoba||Great Western Roadhouse|
|04.05.2013||Lethbridge, Alberta||Studio 54|
|04.06.2013||Calgary, Alberta||MacEwan Ballroom|
|04.09.2013||Kelowna, British Columbia||Kelowna Community Theatre|
|04.11.2013||Victoria, British Columbia||9One9|
|04.12.2013||Vancouver, British Columbia||Commodore|
|04.13.2013||Nelson, British Columbia||Spirit Bar|
|04.15.2013||Kamloops, British Columbia||Cactus Jacks|
|04.16.2013||Med Hat, Alberta||Squire’s|
|04.19.2013||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan||The Odeon|
|04.25.2013||St. Catherines, Ontario||CAW Hall|
|04.26.2013||Toronto, Ontario||Opera House|
|04.27.2013||Toronto, Ontario||Opera House|
|05.02.2013||St. John’s, Newfoundland||CLB Armouries|
|05.02.2013||St. John’s, Newfoundland||Club One|
|05.03.2013||Clarenville, Newfoundland||Clarenville Events Centre|
|05.04.2013||Cornerbrook, Newfoundland||Pepsi Studio|
Check out Classified!
Author: Richard Moore