Run featuring Kid Cudi
The Knux's Eraser is all about the sound. Big, beefy drums and hard-charging guitars adorn tracks like "Run" and "Queen of the Cold," but the two Lindsey brothers maintain a boogie rhythm that keeps the album from diverging into rap-rock territory. Their rhymes about bad hoes, good girlfriends, et cetera are disposable, but one exception is "Dead World," an indictment of the global community's woeful affairs that has shades of Funkadelic in it. One wonders what The Knux could become if they focused on lyrics as much as the beat, but for now, Eraser will more than do.