May 4, 2010

33 1/3 Examines Now That’s What I Call Music! 3


"Set against the backdrop of the close of the millennium, Now That’s What I Call Music! 3 was not so much a compilation as a call to action. The discourse between Smash Mouth’s ‘All Star,’ Blink-182’s ‘What’s My Age Again?,’ and Enrique Iglesias’ ‘Bailamos’ creates a frayed tapestry of sonic subversion, daring the listener to push the volume and their perceptions. This series of musical questions comes to its (illogical?) conclusion in the volcanic harmonic upending that is Limp Bizkit’s quietly ferocious ‘Nookie.’ “