Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Roll With the New
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
Never mind the weak material he was relegated to on Saturday Night Live: Upon leaving the show, Chris Rock suddenly became the funniest man in America. Roll with the New, his sophomore album, mixes a variety of elements--s... more »
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Never mind the weak material he was relegated to on Saturday Night Live: Upon leaving the show, Chris Rock suddenly became the funniest man in America. Roll with the New, his sophomore album, mixes a variety of elements--song parodies, skits, even one of those hokey routines where a reporter's questions are "answered" with clips from records. But most of the of the album consists of Rock's stand-up act, in which he fearlessly takes on the subjects of the day--Marion Barry, O.J., and "niggas vs. black people." It's devastatingly funny, and sufficiently thought-provoking to earn Rock comparisons to predecessors such as Richard Pryor and Paul Mooney. Rock's bit on "tossed salad" in prison will probably make you toss your cookies. But it's hilarious nonetheless. --Daniel Durchholz
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Hilarious, but some falls short of expectations
Adam Harvey | Mercer Island, WA United States | 04/05/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have laughed many an hour away with this album. However, some of the short bits fall short of the standup maestro that he is. Variety? Sure, there's variety, but something just doesn't work with the non-standup bits. They are funny, just not as top notch as aforementioned. I do agree that Chris Rock -is- the funniest man in America. Enjoy!"
I am sure he sounds better on stage
Andrius Uzkalnis | Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom | 08/15/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Chris Rock is surely one powerful comedian, but this CD does not do him justice. There are too many studio-mixed tracks, too much auxiliary stuff beside his straightforward stand-up act, but it is Chris Rock talking that you want to hear, not annoying interference of second-grade content that is equivalent to warm-up artist at a superstar's concert.His texts are impeccable, delivery is powerful with finely judged rhytm. It is this rhytm that captivates and brings you to the climax of laughter."
There are really good parts in this but.........
The Original Trini Pimpmaster, sjct | Trinidad and Tobago | 06/23/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I love Chris Rock but I think that the skits were a bit much and he could just stick to the standup. It was cool though. The parts that were funny were ridiculously funny and I could listen to them over and over again"