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It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back

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Absolute classic and must have for any PE fan!

Digitally Remastered Plus 2 Bonus Tracks!

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Considering my Top 20 Albums of all-time has seen much thought. Which albums make it, and why? I cast my mind back to albums that were glued to my turntable, only briefly leaving the slipmat to be flipped over.

Here’s another that was glued to my turntable back in the late 80′s.

Public Enemy’s – It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back is such an album. Extra credit as it really was a foray into harder rap for myself. The album stands alone in its genre. Their debut Yo Bum Rush The Show Was damn good, Fear Of A Planet is good but over rated. It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back stands head and shoulders towering above other hard rap albums. If hard hip hop was football It Takes A Nation…… would be Barcelona and it’s nearest rival, with respect, would be Norwich City.

A massive step forward from Yo Bum Rush The Show and an album that even when heard back in 1988 you knew they never could better. It’s one of the best 20 albums i’ve ever heard. Yes it gets in many, many Top 20′s but it does so for a reason. It deserves its place. If you’ve never heard it…. what are you waiting for…

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
  1. Countdown To Armageddon
  2. Bring The Noise
  3. Don't Believe The Hype
  4. Cold Lampin With Flavor
  5. Terminator X To The Edge
  6. Mind Terrorist
  7. Louder Than A Bomb
  8. Caught Can We Get A Witne
  9. Show Em Whatcha Got
  10. She Watch Channel Zero
  11. Night Of The Living Baseh
  12. Black Steel In The Hour O
  13. Security Of The First Wor
  14. Rebel Without A Pause
  15. Prophets Of Rage
  16. Party For Your Right To Fight
Release date Australia
April 18th, 1988
Album Length (Minutes)
Def Jam
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