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  • Jesse Royal makes you think and move on 'Lily of Da Valley'

    Jesse Royal makes you think and move on 'Lily of Da Valley'

    Reggae has long been about the message of the lyrics as much as a catchy melody. On the new album Lily of Da Valley, Jesse Royal shows that he can give healthy doses of both catchy melodies and thought-provoking lyrics.  In the first song "400 Years", you quickly get a sense for how important the...
  • The Expanders deliver traditional reggae sounds on 'Old Time Something...'

    The Expanders deliver traditional reggae sounds on 'Old Time Something...'

    When you see that the title of the new album by The Expanders is Old Time Something Come Back Again Vol. 2, you can't help but think that it's quite a mouthful. It's also a very fitting name for a couple reasons. First, the album contains 14 classic reggae tunes originally by artists like Burning...
  • The Black Seeds blend modern and classic reggae on 'Fabric'

    The Black Seeds blend modern and classic reggae on 'Fabric'

    Reggae is most identified with Jamaica. However, good reggae music comes from everywhere now. One good example of this phenomenon is Fabric, the new album by New Zealand reggae band The Black Seeds. With "Better Days", you are immediately immersed in the easygoing reggae vibe of this band. This is a...
  • New Kingston delivers progressive reggae on 'Come from Far'

    New Kingston delivers progressive reggae on 'Come from Far'

    Reggae has seen a surge in popularity in the last decade or so, and it's understandable. Lots of guys who grew up listening to Bob Marley and others are now making music of their own. New Kingston definitely has its roots in traditional reggae on the new album Come from Far. The album begins with...
  • John Brown's Body brings the grooves on 'Fireflies'

    John Brown's Body brings the grooves on 'Fireflies'

    If you're looking for music to accompany a relaxed vibe, reggae is always a good choice. Well, if you're looking for some music for a mellow mood, the new album Fireflies from John Brown's Body would be an excellent choice. The grooving starts immediately on this album. "Who Paid Them Off?" is a...
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