Album Reviews

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 (Médiacom)

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...


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...