You Can't Stop the Bum Rush

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You Can't Stop the Bum Rush
Studio album by Len
Released May 25, 1999
Recorded 1997–1998
Genre Alternative rock, pop rock, trip hop, indie pop, rap rock, pop rap, hip hop
Label Work
Len chronology
Get Your Legs Broke
(1996)
You Can't Stop the Bum Rush
(1999)
The Diary of the Madmen
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
The New York Times (positive) [2]
Q 3/5 stars [3]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention) [4]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [5]

You Can't Stop the Bum Rush is the major label debut of Canadian Pop group Len, released on May 25, 1999 by Work Records. The album consists of a number of songs of different genres.

The album featured the top ten hit "Steal My Sunshine", which was previously featured on the soundtrack to the 1999 comedy thriller Go. It also managed to peak at No. 46 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and go Gold in the U.S. The album had a mostly positive response from critics as well. Unfortunately, the smashup that followed killed the combo's momentum and "Sunshine" became remembered through '90s compilation albums.

The album also featured Buck 65 on the cover of the album, although he reportedly declined an offer to join the band. Despite this, he provides record scratches on the track "Cold Chillin'".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Steal My Sunshine" - 4:25
  2. "Cryptik Souls Crew" - 4:24
  3. "Man of the Year" - 5:07
  4. "Beautiful Day" (featuring Biz Markie) - 2:46
  5. "The Hard Disk Approach" - 3:04
  6. "Hot Rod Monster Jam" - 4:06
  7. "Cold Chillin'" (featuring Kurtis Blow, Buck 65, and Mr. Dibbs on scratches) - 3:26
  8. "Feelin' Alright" (featuring C.C. Deville on lead guitar)- 3:59
  9. "Cheeky Bugger" - 1:44
  10. "Big Meanie" - 4:07
  11. "June Bug" - 3:59
  12. "Crazy 'Cause I Believe (Early Morning Sunshine)" - 3:00
  13. "Drunc'n Moves" (Bonus Track on Japanese Version)

Singles[edit]

  • "Steal My Sunshine"
  • "Feelin' Alright"
  • "Cryptik Souls Crew"

References[edit]

  1. ^ You Can't Stop the Bum Rush at AllMusic
  2. ^ Scherman, Tony (1999-08-08). "RECORDINGS; High-Quality Bubble Gum". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  3. ^ "LEN - You Can't Stop The Bum Rush CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Len". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  5. ^ Schoemer, Karen (1999-09-02). "Recordings: Len, You Can't Stop the Bum Rush". Rolling Stone: 110. Archived from the original on 2003-11-12. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 

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