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Stage One

March 21, 2000 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: March 21, 2000
  • Release Date: March 21, 2000
  • Label: VP Records
  • Total Length: 1:06:56
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B002YOFH8K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,847 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By I.B. on April 7, 2002
Format: Audio CD
This cd from Sean Paul is one of the best reggae cds to come from a Dj in a while. The first time I heard this I had this on repeat for a long time. The skits right down to all the songs have a tight flow and beats on every track. Some of the beats you might recognize hearing already but with sean paul's voice over it, it makes it sound all his own. I cant pick out one favorite becasue I like the whole thing so much but I would have to say tracks: 2,9,6,8,11,14,19, and 21. Anyone who lieks dancehall and are unsure about whether or not to get this cd, believe me when I say this is the one for you. Nothing but back to back non-stop dancehall all mixed into one.....and its all sean paul. Dont just take my word for it....get it!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By 3rdeadly3rd on March 23, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Sean Paul has become an international star and a sought-after guest vocalist courtesy of his mega-selling "Dutty Rock" album. As a reslt, many listeners are picking up "Stage One" as well to see if there are lots of undiscovered gems in his back catalogue.

Simply put, "Stage One" is not an undiscovered gem. It is, however, a good listen.

The two absolute standout tracks here are "Deport Dem" and "Infiltrate". "Deport Dem" is famous partly as a result of its own quality, but also for being an example of the successful "Bookshelf" riddim (so named for Beenie Man's hit single on it). Both tracks of course appear in the introduction to "Dutty Rock" as examples of a sound which a rock band just can't create. Beyond these two tracks, there are moments of brilliance on the rest of the album, but not in song-length form. A lyric here, a phrase there is really the longest the rest of the album sustains top quality for.

By no means is this a slight on Paul's work. As in the case of many debut albums, he just didn't let his full talent shine through enough. Dancehall reggae being a singles-based genre, he had already earned a reasonable following before releasing the album and didn't lose much of it as a result of this performance. As we all know, unless we've somehow been living on Mars in the past few years, by the time the next album came round, it was quite a different story.

Overall, this is a decent album, but not a must-have or anything like that. The dancehall fan will find more than enough to keep them entertained - predominantly on the riddim side of the ledger. The casual Sean Paul fan, however, will probably lose interest here.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jenny J.J.I. VINE VOICE on March 22, 2006
Format: Audio CD
This album is fantastic when "Stage One" first came out I was simply addicted to it plus the artist himself. I must agree with some of the reviewers that say that there are too many skits on this 21-track album. Still, there are some enjoyable tunes here, namely the hit single, "Infiltrate," which burned up dancehalls with its pumping beat, and "Hot Gal Today," a duet with ultra-hot DJ Mr. Vegas, which displays an interesting blend of Sean Paul's hard voice with Vegas' smoother vocals. "Faded," a take on Shania Twain's "Looks Like We Made It," also illustrates clever treatment.

I had this album on repeat for a long time. Some of the beats you might had already heard but with Sean Paul's voice over it, it makes a whole new sound. I can't pick out a favorite track in this album because I love it so much but if I had to it would be "Infiltrate," "Deport Them," "Haffi Get De Gal Ya," "She Want it," "Mek It Go So Den," "Check it Deeply," and "Next Generation."

While this album is not one of the best Dancehall Reggae has to offer, Sean Paul's debut album makes for a good intro to those who are seriously looking for a true Dancehall Reggae album. Anyone who likes dancehall and are unsure about whether or not to get this album, believe me this would be a nice start. Nothing but back to back non-stop dancehall music and most importantly it's all Sean Paul.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 4, 2003
Format: Audio CD
While this album is NOT the best Dancehall Reggae has to offer, Sean Paul's debut album makes for a good intro to those who are seriously looking for a true Dancehall Reggae album. Hardcore Dancehall Reggae enthusiasts will enjoy this album- and they will definitely enjoy it a lot better than "Dutty Rock". I know I did- no guest rappers or rap beats, just straight Dancehall riddims. The people who never even knew what Dancehall Reggae was until "Gimme the Light" came out on MTV (y'all know who you are) would probably like Dutty Rock better than this album. Don't get me wrong, Dutty Rock has got some really hot tracks (maybe even more than this album actually), but it's been watered down big time for American audiences.

I would give this album 5 stars, but I agree with those reviewers who noticed- there are too many skits (6 total). It's unnecessary-especially Track 10- it did NOT need to be included on this album!

Reggae DJ's better keep this album on hand in their milk crates!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By stbo on November 1, 2001
Format: Audio CD
The more I keep listening to other dance hall artists, the more I really dig Sean Paul's unique style and delivery. The beats are phenomenal. Sean's flows are bangin' especially on She Want It, Infiltrate, Definite, Strategy and No Bligh. Don't sleep on his You Must Lose track, which I think is one of the best on his album. This cat's got talent and I look forward to the second one coming hopefully in 2002... DUTTY EHHHH!!
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