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Category Archive for 'Reggae'

“[T]he album’s mix of classic sounds from across West Africa — palm wine, highlife, soukous, Afrobeat — alongside reggae, dub, and traditional Goombay drums and chants, harks back to the band members’ memories from before the war, and beyond that, to the country’s unique role in African history… It’s the strongest album yet from a [...]

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Jimmy Cliff: Rebirth

“[Rebirth is] a return to form and just what fans of Cliff’s early work could ask for, but it’s vital too, putting it on the man’s top shelf, somewhere in the vicinity of The Harder They Come soundtrack and Wonderful World, Beautiful People.”–All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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Ziggy Marley: Wild and Free

“Stoned to the bone with Was at the controls means this is one of the more humble and cool offerings in the Ziggy Marley catalog, but those are the same reasons it’s an album to return to, delivering that satisfying Rastaman vibration whenever listeners crave a mellow mood.” –All Music Guide   Check Our Catalog

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Ziggy Marley: Wild and Free

“It’s an album to return to, delivering that satisfying Rastaman vibration whenever listeners crave a mellow mood.” — All Music Guide   Check Our Catalog

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“Recorded at a September 1980 concert in Pittsburgh and never previously released, two-CD set Live Forever proves that Marley was still at the top of his live game just months before his death…the band sounds tight and Marley is his inimitable self.” –Entertainment Weekly Check Our Catalog

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Check Our Catalog “In the tradition of Bob Marley, Alpha Blondy, and his African griot caste, Tiken Jah Fakoly emerged in the late ’90s as Africa’s premier social critic through reggae. Taking on the mantel of a history keeper, Fakoly wrote lyrics that documented events of his times and the oppression of his people.” –All [...]

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Gyptian: Hold You

Check Our Catalog “Hold You, the album, is filled with worthy follow-ups and support material, all of it performed in that cool, almost woozy, and almost whiney style Gyptian is known for, although he does sound more confident and in control than usual.” –All Music Guide

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Kardinal Offishall: Not 4 Sale

Check Our Catalog “With over a decade of work behind him, things finally fall into place for Kardinal Offishall on Not 4 Sale, an entirely solid album that sounds like the Black Eyed Peas gone grimey or Wyclef Jean getting down and dirty, all with a Ludacris-styled delivery and attitude.”—All Music Guide

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