Album Reviews

Cocoa Tea - Biological Warfare (Minor7flat5)

Yours truly is an unconditional fan of the productions of Andreas 'Brotherman' Christophersen, but that piece of...


88 Mate (Antifa Ska) - Pousse Café (Self-published)

Apparently 88 Mate has already been playing ska in and around Antwerp for some years now, but for yours truly 'Pousse...


Dubmatix - Atomic Subsonic (Silencio Records/Nocturne)

'Atomic Subsonic' is the excellent debut album full of steppers, dub and roots by Canadian one-man-project Dubmatix....


The Heptones - Sweet Talking (Heartbeat)

The combination Heptones-Studio 1 is just about synonymous with the best Jamaica has ever produced on a musical...


Cocoa Tea - Tune In (Greensleeves)

Re-issue of the early 1990s album classic Cocoa Tea recorded for Fatis Burrell's Xterminator label. With hits like...


Ras Shiloh - Coming Home (VP Records)

It's been a while since we heard from Ras Shiloh. His last album, 'From Rasta To You', was released back in 2002. The...


Pretcheldave - Chai's Ready (Same Same Productions)

Reggae and dub meets Asian vibes, that's how one could summarize this debut album by Pretzeldave, a singer of...


Natural Black - Jah Guide (Greensleeves)

'Jah Guide' is already Natural Black's second album for the Greensleeves label in as many years, and where...


Junior Murvin - Inna De Yard (Makasound)

We already announced this umpteenth release in Makasound's Inna De Yard series and this set by Junior Murvin by no...


Kajeem - Positif (Heartbeat Europe/Rounder)

'Positif' is the debut album of Ivorian reggae revelation Kajeem. Sadly Kajeem is another example of an African...


Da'Ville - On My Mind (VP Records)

Just as dancehall keeps flirting with the American hip-hop scene, lovers rock releases are getting more and more...


Capital Letters - Headline News (Greensleeves)

From its release in 1979, Capital Letters' 'Headline News' has been one of the bestselling albums in the Greensleeves...


Horace Andy + Sly & Robbie - Livin' It Up (Taxi/Discograph)

For 'Livin' It Up' Horace Andy decided to join forces with the irreplaceable riddim twins Sly & Robbie. The duo...


Marcia Griffiths - Reggae Anthology: Melody Life (VP Records)

With 'Melody Life' Vp Records is finally releasing a new album in their Reggae Anthology series (the previous one,...


Yellowman - Most Wanted (Greensleeves)

For this second release in their Most Wanted series the celebrating Greensleeves label compiled the biggest hits of...


Lieutenant Foxy - Dub & Vocals In My Central Station (Soulbeats Records/Nocturne)

Bit of an unbalanced album, this 'Dub & Vocals In My Central Station'. This debut album by French sound system...


Clint Eastwood & General Saint - Stop That Train (Greensleeves)

With only three extra tracks, this re-release of the legendary album by Clint Eastwood and General Saint is a more...


Zilverzurf - West Eastern Impressions (Lola's World)

"Reggae, but not as we know it!", that's how one could summarize 'West Eastern Impressions'. Wonderboy Johan...


Wailing Souls - Most Wanted: Classic Cuts 1978 - 1984 (Greensleeves)

We will repeat it until you tire of reading it: "This year the Greensleeves label celebrates its thirtieth birthday!"...


Various Artists - Rub-A-Dub Soldiers (Makasound)

At first glance this seems like an in-between release by the Makasound label, but for those willing to give it a bit...