After a four year layoff, 311 return with album #9. Fittingly, Uplifter blends reggae, funk and Seattle-born guitar moves for alternately high energy and mystical rap rock. Lyrically, the album would make Tony Robbins' daily affirmation checklist, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Say what you like about 311, at least they have spent an entire career making people feel better about themselves. "Never Ending Summer" and "Jackpot" bring back the perfect hip-hop-reggae-rock prescription that made "Down," a hit in 1995. This deluxe version includes 2 additional tracks.