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Sleep, 'The Sciences'
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29/50

Sleep, 'The Sciences'

The trio still has the same spark (har, har) they did in the Nineties, aping every riff Tony Iommi didn't write for Master of Reality, then stretching them out and bellowing lyrics about weed. Highlights (inhale) include the bong flutter that introduces "Marijuanaut's Theme," the entire 10-minute song "Giza Butler" ("Marijuana is his might and his salvation") and, naturally, Matt Pike's devastating guitar tone throughout, from the all-noise intro "The Sciences" to his acid-blues soloing on final track "The Botanist." K.G.

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