Players Only Love When They're Playing
Most of the million-plus fans who bought it back then might not admit it now, but these tattooed L.A. loveboys' 1999 debut stands as one of history's funner nü-metal attempts. Being only slightly more metal than Sublime definitely helps -- ridiculous singles "Butterfly" and "Revolving Door" are bubblegum-sticky. "Only When I'm Drunk" beefs up a Sugarhill funk groove while interpolating "Iko Iko"; Fat Boys, Digital Underground and Fleetwood Mac get quoted elsewhere. And Shifty Shellshock raps his boy-slut shtick with such fluid warmth you just wanna pat his hair-gelled head.