SA-RA has been around for a minute but this is their first full length release. "The Hollywood Recordings" is pure cosmic funk. The likes of which we haven't heard since the Mothership landed long ago. Thankfully, these three cats from LA are no P-Funk copycats, instead they do an impressive job integrating funk, hip-hop and electronics to deliver an impressive album. The track "Feel the bass Feat. Talib Kweli" has a funky bass line and the synths are layered nicely. This song serves well as the first single. Even more satisfying is the organic "Rosebuds". Dripping with funk and aided by some fine Fender Rhodes work, this is one of the highlights of the album. Another one is "Sweet Sour You Feat. Bilal". This collaboration sounds like a perfect match as SA-RA serves up the backup vocals while Bilal does his thing like few others can. Unfortunately, what holds this disc back from being even better are some of the misfires. "Not On Our Level, Feat. Capone & Norega" could've been a good song but Capone & Nore add nothing to it. They could've left this track off completely. Same with "Lean On Me", a decent track that gets wasted thanks to Kurupt's tired lyrics. Misfires aside, there is much more to enjoy here including tunes assisted by Pharaoh Monche, Erykah Badu and Georgia Anne Muldrow. An entertaining disc that is well worth checking out.