"Overall, 'Yours Truly' is a decent summer barbecue soundtrack, but hardly vintage Sublime."
‘Yours Truly’ originally arrived shrouded in controversy, with Sublime fans divided over the band’s decision to recruit young Rome Ramirez to fill the late Bradley Nowell’s shoes. Undoubtedly it boasts a few good tunes, with Rome proving himself a fine vocalist and guitarist on the adrenaline-fuelled ska of ‘My World’ and ‘Panic’. However, he can’t match Nowell’s knack for twisted humour and great storytelling that made the original Sublime so compelling, and at times the record veers uncomfortably close to bland Jack Johnson-esque territory (most notably on ‘PCH’). Overall, it’s a decent summer barbecue soundtrack, but hardly vintage Sublime.
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