Album Reviews

Gentleman - Another Intensity (Sony-BMG/Four Music)

Tillman Otto aka Gentleman is back! The album we've all been waiting for in entitled 'Another Intensity' and that...


Don Carlos & Culture - Roots & Culture + Little John - Ghetto Youth (17 North Parade/VP Records)

Following the path laid out by Greensleeves, VP Records now also seems to dedicate themselves to re-releases. The...


Ranking Dread - Most Wanted: Fattie Boom Boom (Greensleeves)

'Fattie Boom Boom', the latest release in Greensleeves Most Wanted series, is dedicated to the limited oeuvre of...


Various Artists - Greensleeves 12" Rulers: Henry 'Junjo' Lawes 1979 - 83 + Various Artists - From Dubplate To Download: The Best Of Greensleeves Records Ltd. (Greensleeves)

With 'Greensleeves 12" Rulers' Greensleeves introduces yet another series entirely dedicated to the popular 12-inch...


Soldiers Of Jah Army - Get Wiser (Nocturne/Cornershop/Innerloop)

Thanks to the ever growing popularity of Groundation, their countrymen, Soldiers Of Jah Army, also get a chance to...


Captain Sinbad - The Seven Voyages Of Captain Sinbad (Greensleeves)

Captain who? Truth be told, yours truly had no idea who this toaster was, but it has to be said, 'The Seven...


Beta Simon - Kraity Payan Guez (Nocturne/Fakoly Production)

There seems to be absolutely no shortage of African reggae productions lately. In the previous months we already...


Michael Rose - Warrior Dub + Various Artists - Twilight Sound System presents Cultural Roots Showcase (M Records)

This summer Ryan Moore again rejoices us with some brand new releases on his M Records label. Most important of these...


Jahcoustix & Dubios Neighbourhood - Grounded (Modernsoul/Four Music)

Jahcoustix states he discovered reggae while traveling in Kenya, but his debut album, 'Grounded', can hardly be...


Israel Vibration - Stamina (M├ędiacom)

Although Israel Vibration are clearly on their return, 'Stamina' is undoubtedly one of their best efforts in years....


Frenchie - Dub To Jamrock (Nocturne/Cornershop/Maximum Sound)

French producer Frenchie is primarily known for the two albums he produced for Anthony B. With 'Dub To Jamrock'...


Nasio Fontaine - Rise Up (Greensleeves)

Nasio Fontaine, the Rastaman from Dominica, a small Caribbean Island south of Guadeloupe and Martinique, has already...


Jah Cure - Reflections... A New Beginning (VP Records)

Fans of Jah Cure can breathe a sigh of relief, because after years of imprisonment, the man was finally released at...


Culture - Two Sevens Clash, The 30th Anniversary Edition (Shanachie)

July 7th 2007 must have been just about the most overbooked wedding date in years, but it was also the 30th...


Black Panther - Give Some Love (Vikings/Corner Shop/Nocturne)

With Huey P. Newton and his associates, this Black Panther has nothing to do. Yours truly always enjoys discovering...


Takana Zion - Zion Prophet (Makasound)

The black continent continues to deliver new reggae talents. Last month we introduced you to Kajeem and now it's...


The Slickers - Break Through (Makasound)

With every new reissue on the Makasound label yours truly wonders if the cunning French have struck gold again and...


Sizzla - I-space (Greensleeves)

With the title of his new album on the Greensleeves label, Sizzla winks at the current Myspace internet hype....


Lyricson - Keep The Faith (Jonquet/Nocturne)

Yours truly was impatiently waiting for a new long player by this Guinean living in France. His debut album...


J.C. Lodge - Selfish Lover (Greensleeves)

June Lodge rose to instant celebrity when she recorded 'Someone Loves You Honey' (a song that even landed her a spot...