With 'Are You Ready' (on the undervalued English Cousins label which already offered us the great 'Babylon A Fight' by Michael Rose) Frankie Paul delivers one of his best albums in years. Paul alternates his lovers tunes with strong roots songs and some carefully selected covers (a great version of The Manhattans' 'My Shining Star'). Producer Donville Davis has a preference for classic riddims like Warrior Charge or Drum Song and some of the songs have a fairly rudimentary mix, which adds to the authenticity of the album. Big up!