Album Reviews

Elijah Prophet - King Of Kings (PowPow Productions)

Truth be told, yours truly is a huge fan of Elijah Prophet. His 'Got To Be Conscious' on the Crystal Woman riddim...


Perfect Giddimani - Giddimani + Spectacular - Find Yourself (DHF Records)

The debut album of Jamaica's latest singjay-revelation Perfect, who earlier this year stormed the charts with...


Various Artists - King At The Controls, King Jammy Essential Hits From Reggae's Digital Revolution 1985 - 1989 (VP Records)

With the anniversary of the Sleng Teng riddim still fresh in the collective memory, VP Records now pays tribute...


Pama International - Trojan Sessions (Trojan/Sanctuary)

Pama International had the honor of being the first band in years to be offered a recording contract by...


Natural Black - Far From Reality (Greensleeves)

Stating Jamaica is overflowing with musical talent is probably still an understatement, so question is if the island...


King Tubby - King Tubby Meets Jacob Miller In A Tenement Yard (Motion Records)

'King Tubby Meets Jacob Miller In A Tenement Yard' is a curiosity in every way you want to look at it. For starters,...


I Kong - The Way It Is (VP Records)

With its Reggae Rewind series VP Records is focusing on the rerelease of a number of classic reggae albums. The first...


Gyptian - My Name Is Gyptian (VP Records)

Mellifluous is the first adjective that springs to mind when listening to 'My Name Is Gyptian' and just as with honey...


Lutan Fyah - Healthy Lifestyle (VP Records)

Just a few months after the release of the impressive 'Phantom War' album Lutan Fyah is back with this Xterminator...


Leroy Brown - Genuine Love (Dakarai Music International)

'Genuine Love', the new album by Leroy Brown, doesn't resemble 'Color Barier' (a fantastic rerelease by Makasound)...


Martin Jondo - Echo & Smoke (Homeground/Grooveattack)

Germany's latest reggae revelation is... Korean! Vocally Martin Jondo could be Gentleman's younger brother, but...


Abisha - Natural Feelin' (Kiddus Music)

Kiddus Music, yet another new reggae label from France, proudly presents 'Natural Feelin'', the debut album...


Black Uhuru - Black Sounds Of Freedom (Greensleeves)

In their reggae classics re-issue series the Greensleeves label this time tackles the classic 'Black Sounds Of...


Sunshiners - Sunshiners (Jive Epic/Sony BMG)

In the category "oddity of the month" this Sunshiners album can definitely count. The Sunshiners hail from the...


Frankie Paul - Are You Ready (Cousins)

With 'Are You Ready' (on the undervalued English Cousins label which already offered us the great 'Babylon A...


Nasio Fontaine - Universal Cry (Greensleeves)

This is already the fifth album by Nasio Fontaine, the rootsman from Dominica. With 'Universal Cry' he once again...


Norris Man - Home & Away (Greensleeves)

Norris Man seems to have signed with the English Greensleeves label and the resulting 'Home & Away' is a solid...


John Holt - 1000 Volts Of Holt (Trojan/Sanctuary)

Re-release of the classic album of the king of lovers rock, John Holt. Those who are not yet familiar with this album...


King Tubby - King Tubby & Friends, Classic Dubs 1974 - 1978 (Motion Records)

Motion Records is a small English label that specializes in what they call "vintage reggae & dub" and who says...


Anthony John - Won't Loose Track (Roots John Connection/Jet Star)

If Anthony John's name doesn't ring a bell yet, that might soon change. This boboshanti from St. Ann (also the...