IT WAS ON THIS DATE JULY 21, 1992 HOUSE OF PAIN RELEASED THIER SELF TITLED DEBUT ALBUM FINE MALT LYRICS

House of Pain, subtitled Fine Malt Lyrics, is the debut album of American hip hop group House of Pain, released on July 28, 1992 through Tommy Boy Records.

  • Rolling Stone (10/29/92, p. 70) – 3.5 Stars – Good Plus – “With a groovy swagger, this collection of hard-core hip-hop tracks offers many moments of technicolor snap and crackle, and also titled House of Pain.”
  • Q magazine (12/92, p. 124) – 3 Stars – Good – “…their music is of the dense, hard-hitting school of hip hop…the group have absorbed black rap’s musical lessons and create a satisfying platform for their above average deliveries…”
  • The Source (9/92, p. 57) – 3.5 Stars – Good Plus – “…a very solid and at times exceptional album…imagine if Licensed to Ill wasn’t an upper middle class Jewish thing but rather a working class Irish thang…the atmosphere is like that of a cross between a frat party and a bar room brawl…”
  • NME (11/7/92, p. 34) – 6 – Good – “…contains some creative and accomplished rap music…”

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