Sleepyhead's dexterous scratching, combined with Play Havoc's serious-but-playful lyricism, makes All Rise sound something like an Ohio-bred Jurassic 5, especially on such soul-sampling gems as "Welcome to the Show."
"Ohio Stats" and "Hometown Pride" are convincing shout-outs to locals. The group's midwestern pragmatism, meanwhile, blossoms on "Oldtimers," an ode to financial thrift that name-checks TJ Maxx and boasts, "Let me refresh you/ I hit outlet/Get fresh and outdress you." It's almost worth supporting Play Havoc on the basis of that line alone.
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