When discussing yet another album of an artist it pays to re-read all earlier reviews to keep from repeating oneself, but 'Book Of Job', the new album by Richie Spice gives us little other choice. For predecessor 'Gideon Boot' yours truly still described Spice as: "... one of the few Jamaican artists of his generation who consistently managed to retain a certain level." and that also applies to this new album. Title 'Book Of Job' is of course a reference to the part of the Bible in which Job's faith is tested by God (something Spice compares to the struggle and strife a reggae musician has to endure these days). With 'Book Of Job' Richie Spice once again manages to transcend mediocrity. The album was largely produced by Donovan Germain (Penthouse Records), a man with a nose for popular tracks. The boom tune in the track list is without any doubt 'Confirmation' on a riddim we still recognized from Romain Virgo's 'No Money', but with 'Serious Woman' (Nylon riddim), 'Soothing Sound' (Indiscretions riddim) and 'Jah Never Let Us Down' (Automatic riddim) Spice hits the bull's-eye just the same. The only downside to this album is you'll have to make do with "only" 12 tracks.