This album can be summed up as follows: Best Local Album of 2007. Uncensored is a really, really, really, really, really polished album. I don't mean a overworked studio album, but an album that you can tell had a lot of work put into it.
The only thing that I could really criticize before about Keepin' 6 is that their albums have been way too short, and at times it was hard to hear what Bryan was singing. Their sound hasn't been bad on previous albums, but you can definitely see an improvement on Uncensored. The sound is so good, that even the vocal sing-a-long parts/harmonies are some of the best sounding I have heard on any album. Also, Bryan's vocals are crystal clear. The prime example of their improvement can been seen from End Zone. The difference is night and day compared to the version found on their debut EP, 6-Pack.
Last year there was a period where I hadn't seen Keepin' 6 in awhile, and after seeing them again, I didn't recognize about half of their set. Their sound had changed a bit, and I could tell they wanted to head in a slightly different direction. Uncensored cements that path they are heading down...even if it isn't as "ska" as they use to be.
Standout Tracks: Illusion, Scapegoat, End Zone, Forget It, Handle It, Look @ Whatcha Got, 1086
The real nice thing about this album is that there are versions to songs that you probably won't ever hear live, which is a nice bonus in my books. My three favourite songs (Forget It, Handle It, and End Zone) are ones that don't have your typical Keepin' 6 sound. It is about time that you are able to hear a recorded version of the songs they have been playing for almost a full year now. It has been a pleasure to watch the band get progressively better and better. I can't see how much better they could get after this release.
If you can't tell by now, I absolutely love Uncensored. Go buy this album (in stores June 12th); I guarantee it will get a lot of spins in your cd player.