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International reggae icon Banton, a.k.a. Gargamel, comes full circle with his first pure dancehall collection in over a decade. This fiery seventeen-song set features the production wizardry of such industry giants as Steely & Cleevie and Sly & Robbie. The street single, "Nothing", is a hard-edged dancehall gem already receiving airplay at specialty and mixshow radio. The lead commercial release, "Fast Lane", is a classy track that boasts a more reflective Buju chatting hypnotic, lyrical verse over an unconventional riddim steeped in jazzy, rare grooves.

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 12, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Gargamel
  • ASIN: B000HEZBYO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #153,223 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Achis on September 12, 2006
Format: Audio CD
It was my full belief that the next time we would hear from Buju Banton on an album would be on the now 2 years anticipated `Rasta Got Soul' album. The album which has still yet to arrive (and may never) was said to be along Buju's best and might actually rival his seminal classic `Til Shiloh. He even tipped his hand 2 years ago by releasing the album's first single, the `magical' Magic City. So the world was waiting to see just how much Soul the album had.

However. Between then and now Buju has been going through so many events that this album, Too Bad, almost seems like a smack in the face to his critics. Forever, it seems that he is still living in the `Boom Bye Bye Curse', and having some legal matters which prevented him traveling, he apparently has been angered by all the unwanted attention and the result is Too Bad. The album has a severe kick to it, it can actually sit not too far away from his `stablemate' Assassin's Infiltrate from `05, in terms of style.

The attraction here is actually the subject of `confusion'. While we were waiting for a massive roots album to come down the pipe, Buju hasn't made a pure dancehall album in a very very long time. Thus, the DJ who was once the dancehall's main attraction stepping back into the fray isn't at all a bad thing. So fans who sit longing for the days of Stamina Daddy and Batty Rider are the one's who'll be happy and I can fit into that camp as well! But at the same time, Buju's concentration for the last decade or so has been the roots, so now it is there where he will ultimately excel. However, with the current trend in dancehall to revive older riddims, you may find yourself feeling like 1991 all over again.

The best tune here is probably the hard hard `Til It Bend.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mike Stand on November 19, 2006
Format: Audio CD
It has all been said. The album is great. No dispute.

What makes this album even more special though is the appreciation of the dancehall history lesson that is bound up in this package.

Buju Banton exploded on the scene in Jamaica as the most gruff-voiced teenager you ever did hear in 1991-1992 with a song called 'Browning'. His meteoric rise saw him to the international scene within 2 years, and the rest we know...But he turned to Rastafarianism and his music soon began to reflect that, and the rough, mean, fast-paced style known as hardcore became less. Lately, some began to count him out of mainstream dancehall.

Amazingly Buju returns to hardcore, almost right where he left off, just to demonstrate the force that has never left him. And he calculatedly brings a world of deja-vu with him, almost as if willfully trying to demonstrate his convictions about where dancehall should stay rooted. Look at a few things...

At least 14 of the 17 riddim tracks use an old-school approach of about 100bpm or less which takes us back to the days when Buju first entered the dancehall.

In fact 'Hey Bwoy', is voiced on a riddim which Buju himself was the first to record in 1991 with the tune 'Man Fi Dead'. He gives a different treatment on the riddim track updated by a different producer, now called Petty Thief. (Back then this riddim actually was derived from another called The Soap and later reinvented as Sudd)

The title track takes us back to 1992 on a subliminal level. The riddim for 'Too Bad' has its origins in the 1992 Penthouse studios in Jamaica when it was created by Dave Kelly. Kelly recorded Buju Banton`s 'Batty Rider' on the track and it was an instant and lasting hit.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By wendyful on December 28, 2006
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He's so funny, what he does. Too bad for his critics, I guess. Too bad for "uppity Rastas". Too bad for those who don't realize when people change. Too bad for people who wish to hide the past. Too bad for the imitators who fail and get VEX. Too bad for those who haven't seen this man perform! Too bad for deaf people - they cannot enjoy this - for there is nary a song on this cd which isn't too TOO bad.
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By Lisa Lamb on February 7, 2007
Format: Audio CD
This CD is one of his greatest. I'm glad he released this one because it sure got nice and worn out in my car. The first song, he comes out hard. I wish he would have sung more of these songs at his concert that I attended in the fall. He still wants to wear out his Til Shiloh cuts which indeed are classics but he is so talented that everything he comes out with is a classic. But this Too Bad CD is nothing to fall asleep on. Get it if you don't have it already.
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a very balanced album. There's a song for different kinds of moods, I like most 'til it bend,me & ounu and try offa yah, these are great for weekend parties. There are also great songs for quiet moods; songs like lonely night and Don & Dupes which I play over and over 'cause its briliant.
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By Vishan Gunness on January 27, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Buju Banton by far is one of the best artist in the reggae world. i don't think there is anyone who comes close to his style and delivers his message. this cd has all of the things about him, the dance hall and the messages. a must buy!!!!!
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By Maria Unlu on September 10, 2007
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BUJU is like NO OTHER. many have tried but ALL have failed. he is undoubtedly THE BEST.. anyone who KNOWS reggea KNOWS it can't exist without BUJU.... his SEXY RAUNCHY voice just makes it all worth while..he WILL ALWAYS BE #1.......
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