Bone Thugs N Harmony Albums
With preternatural ease these chosen Bone Thugs-n-Harmony albums walk through the lands of the living and the dead. Harmonies soar and tumble as this group tackles death with a comforting knowledge and embraces life with equal gentleness. Join them or walk apart. Either way, there is much to be appreciated in their work.
- "E. 1999 Eternal" With hits like "Tha Crossroads" and "1st of tha Month," Bone Thugs-n-Harmony celebrate an equally laid-back attitude towards death and life. Drugs as well as violence get an equal share of time on "E. 1999 Eternal," marking this album as an encompassing piece of music. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony show off the dichotomous world that they live in; they let the world carry them in down stream but are still willing to take violent action against those they come into conflict with. With a consistently well-layered approach to harmonizing, this second album gives a foundation for a powerful showcase of their voices in solidarity.
- "The Art of War" Bone Thugs-n-Harmony maked a third album that is two discs-large and features a great track with Tupac Shakur. Peace and war take the majority of stage time in "The Art of War." With a feeling of loud desperation, the flow of the vocals seems frantic as if the end might be just around the corner, so it's best to get everything the group wants to say out to the masses. Musically, the album feels a bit friction-heavy as it doesn't complement the vocals as much as in previous albums, but the vocals still get the weight they need and so it remains a great release.
- "BTNHResurrection" Anger has replaced calm as "BTNHResurrection" takes the stage. The last album with the full group before Flesh-n-Bone was incarcerated leaves the listener curious as to what will befall Bone Thugs-n-Harmony when they get reduced to a quartet. A solid album both musically and vocally, there is the hint of a weakness in the lack of tranquil songs that provided the perfect offset to the songs that spoke to rage and violence. A piece of music where you can see the future possibilities of implosion or transcendence but can't bet on which will transpire.
- "Strength and Loyalty" Now down to three members as Bizzy Bone was kicked out of the group, "Strength and Loyalty" puts the group at a fraction of their original starting strength. Guest stars cover the possible gaps left by being two members down, but it's easy to notice the missing voices when it's a group that features five distinctive voices and harmonies. The music is also given greater weight here as if the lack of additional members brought them a greater focus on the music now that they needed it more than ever. A good album where the halcyon tracks have returned and gave that part of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony back to the listener.
- "Uni5: The World's Enemy" The Bone family returns to full strength as Bizzy and Flesh have rejoined the group. Feel the tension and release of "My Life" as it happens over and over again showing that the original lineup still plays well together. The gaps from previous albums where voices were missing are now erased and it's a treat to the ears to hear Bone Thugs-n-Harmony back to full strength. There is one jarring track on the album named "Meet Me in the Sky" has a guest appearance by K. Young, who has a great voice but keeps his vocals at full power which conflicts with the laid back vocals of the Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. Overall, this is an album that skillfully plays to the aggression and serenity in all of us.