The Movement is the seventh studio album from the world-rock band, Rusted Root.
Hailing from Pittsburgh and known for their relentless touring, fans of the band (often called â€œRoot Headsâ€) have an extremely stripped-down, tribal album on their hands with The Movement. Itâ€™s definitely more joyous and fun than their previous album, Stereo Rodeo. But like all Rusted Root albums, itâ€™s chock-full of polyrhythmic beats, an easy-going moral message, and tons of sun-shine (“sun” is mentioned in at least three of the tracks present).
Afro/Caribbean beats shine through on â€œCover Me Upâ€ and â€œIn Our Sun.â€ Retro/funk surrounds opening track â€œMonkey Pantsâ€ and â€œFossil Manâ€ is the albumâ€™s soft ballad. â€œUp and All Aroundâ€ is one of the more rocking tracks on the album, especially the included live version.
Overall, The Movement marks the return of Rusted Root to, well, their roots, but with a more ethnic twist.