30 Year Retrospective: House of Pain’s House of Pain

RELEASE
28 July 1987

LABEL
Tommy Boy

GENRE / SUBGENRE
Hip Hop / East Coast Rap

CHART PEAK
#14 on Billboard 200



01  Salutations
A hype-up intro. (0)

02  Jump Around
**SINGLE** An undeniable party starting behemoth. (+1)
–An undeniable party starting behemoth–

03  Put Your Head Out [ft. B-Real]
An unexpectedly dope B-Real feature. (+1)

04  Top o’ the Mornin to Ya [ft. Danny Boy]
A gimmick-heavy argument against Irish rap. (-1)

05  Commercial 1
Null. (0)

06  House and the Rising Son [ft. Son Doobie]
Plain and lame. (-1)

07  Shamrocks and Shenanigans
**SINGLE** An inferior clone of Jump Around. (-1)

08  House of Pain Anthem
Slow and meticulous malt liquor rap. (+1)

09  Danny Boy, Danny Boy
A terrible idea. (-1)

10  Guess Who’s Back
Contains some seriously groan-worthy lyrics. (-1)

11  Commercial 2
Null. (0)

12 Put on Your Shit Kickers [ft. Danny Boy]
Wackness on a repetitive loop. (-1)

13 Come and Get Some of This
Methodical, brutal rudeness. (+1)

14  Life Goes On
A decent headknocker. (+1)

15 One for the Road
Weak and insipid production. (-1)

16 Feel It
Backbreakingly difficult to get through. (-1)

17 All My Love
Harsh and loopy. (-1)

18 Jump Around (Pete Rock Remix)
Not as good as the original unfortunately, but it’s still a winning twist thanks to Pete’s verse. (+1)

VALUATION INDEX
(-3)

PERCENTAGE RATING
40.00%

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