Back 2 Base X

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Back 2 Base X
Back 2 Base X.jpg
Studio album by (hed) Planet Earth
Released June 6, 2006
Genre Punk rock, rap rock, ska punk
Length 45:50
Label Suburban Noize
Producer Jahred Gomes, Kevin Zinger, Brad Xavier
(hed) Planet Earth chronology
Only in Amerika
(2004)
Back 2 Base X
(2006)
Insomnia
(2007)
Singles from Back 2 Base X
  1. "Get Ready"
    Released: 2006
  2. "Beware Do We Go"
    Released: 2006

Back 2 Base X is the fifth studio album by American punk rock band Hed PE. Released on June 6, 2006, it is the band's first release on Suburban Noize.

Music[edit]

Back 2 Base X was influenced by classic punk bands such as the Sex Pistols and the Clash,[1] and was intended as a return to the basics of rock music, and did not rely as heavily on studio enhancement as previous releases.[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
411Mania (9/10)[3]
Allmusic 3/5 stars[4]
Melodic.net 3/5 stars[5]
Metal Underground 3/5 stars[6]
musicOMH 1/5 stars[7]

Back 2 Base X peaked at #12 on the Top Independent Albums chart, #154 on the Top Internet Albums Chart and at #154 on the Billboard 200.[8]

Allmusic's Rob Theakston wrote that "Back 2 Base X suffers from the same problems as Amerika: it tries to be conceptual in thought à la Tool and vicious in its political commentary à la Fugazi or System of a Down, but somehow falls short by sounding like an angry stoner on a soapbox. It won't win any new fans, but existing fans of (hed) pe's work won't be turning their backs away from the band in anger anytime soon, either."[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Listen"   Jared Gomes 2:53
2. "Novus Ordos Clitorus"   Gomes, Jaxon Benge 3:13
3. "Lock and Load"   Gomes 3:03
4. "White Collars"   Gomes, Benge 3:22
5. "Get Ready"   Gomes 2:52
6. "Sophia"   Gomes, Mark Bistany 3:23
7. "Peer Pressure"   Gomes 0:44
8. "Beware Do We Go"   Gomes 3:54
9. "Daze of War"   Gomes, Benge, Bistany, Doug Boyce, Michael Todd, Mark Young 5:13
10. "Sweetchops"   Gomes, Benge 3:05
11. "So It Be"   Gomes 3:57
12. "Let's Ride"   Gomes, Benge, Bistany, Boyce, Todd, Young 4:08
13. "The Chosen One"   Gomes, Young 3:18
Total length:
45:50
Japanese Bonus Track
No. Title Length
15. "Night Club in Bali"   2:45

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "(HED)P.E Announces Co-Headlining Tour With Kingspade". The Gauntlet. January 5, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  2. ^ "Interview with (hed)P. E.". Live-Metal. July 28, 2006. Archived from the original on 25 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-23. 
  3. ^ 411Mania review
  4. ^ a b Allmusic review
  5. ^ Melodic.net review
  6. ^ Metal Underground review
  7. ^ musicOMH review
  8. ^ "Charts and awards for Back 2 Base X". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-08-23.