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The album has a very varied sound, and rhythms tend to be all over the place. "Tear It Down" might be the most powerful reggae tune of the entire decade so far, and was an excellent first introduction to the band. "Your Song" brings along the familiar and mighty Jr. Gong to help out, and that killer bass line melts my soul like butter. "Easier" has a wonderful roots feel to it, and "Shadow" might be the second best tune on the album with its wonderful melodies and bass-line.
Some tracks really are misses unfortunately. "I Believe" is just silly, "Once Upon A Time" has subjects a bit too off the mark for Reggae (You're a popular reggae singer, no one is surprised an ex might be infatuated with you, and I don't think anyone wants to hear a song about it either). "Lucid Dreams" is another track that felt like it was brutally injected by a white frat boy into what should be a stronger roots album. In other words, there are a few tracks here which keep the album from being a 5, and it's when they try to cater to things that stray too far from the reggae foundation and "whiten" things up. (And please accept my apologies for any racial overtones - I have to critically compare this to artists like Peter Tosh and Black Uhuru folks)
Overall a great, attractive album from a rising set of stars in the genre. I would definitely see them live again, and quite frankly I'm up for the ride of checking out their other albums and seeing what comes in the future.
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The best album of the band next to Born in Babylon! I play 'I Believe' in my car everyday whenever i travel to the office and i love how the positive vibes the song attracts set my... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jackie Chandler
Very good album. I was actually pretty surprised how much I like this album, some of the songs are a little more poppy and mainstream but it didn't seem to take away from the rest... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
What a great album. This music was made to be listened to on vinyl. Production is top notch. Packaging and vinyl press is top notch. 5 Stars for sure. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Marcus A Marino