311 - Transistor [2LP] (gatefold)
Double 150gm vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. Transistor is the fourth studio album by 311. It was released on August 5, 1997. The album was certified platinum. The album saw a change in musical style as fewer songs feature rapping in comparison to the band's previous albums. Transistor is 311's longest album and is the only 311 album to contain more than 16 tracks. While still utilizing their alternative rock sound in many songs, Transistor saw 311 moving away from the hip hop-influenced sound of their previous albums for more of a reggae-influenced sound, as shown in songs such as "Prisoner", "Inner Light Spectrum", "Running", "Rub a Dub", and "Stealing Happy Hours". The album was retrospectively received positive by Consequence of Sound, comparing it to The Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Commenting that "the singles aren't what make Transistor great. It's the deep cuts that you play over and over again, trying to catch the meaning", they conclude that the album is "one of a kind". Over time, Transistor has developed a cult following and become a fan favorite, eventually leading to the band performing the album in it's entirety on August 6, 2011, in front of over 10, 000 fans.