Tuesday Aug 22
May
23/16
Updated Album Reviews

New music has showered into 2016 as we catch you up on the 5 new albums we reviewed, released by Pepper, The Movement, Unified Highway, Mighty Mystic, and Roots of Creation. Read each review and share with us your review and star rating…

With album reviews, everyone has an opinion and no one is right or wrong, but the discussion is what we look forward too — as long as there is a discussion, people will continue to discover the music and listen for themselves. We want to hear your perspective and how the music speaks to you in contrast to our written reflections. The topic is always up for discussion as we want you to reply in a comment with a review & rating of your own!

Coming up, we’ll have new reviews on new albums from Rebelution, Harrison Stafford, Nahko, Dirty Heads, Vybz Kartel, Alborosie, Raging Fyah, Jah Works, Magic! and the list is growing!

Remember to stop by the site every Monday as we post new album reviews from both new & past releases from around the reggae-rock genre. You can view all of our Album Reviews under our Editorials tab by clicking HERE


Pepper – OHANA

“Despite the shortcomings, seeing Pepper explore new themes and styles in their music is a welcome sign. The band is coming off a re-branding of sorts, and this album shows that the band is still searching for their new identity, but with songs like ‘Never Ending Summer’ and ‘Bones,’ I think Pepper is back on the right track…” READ MORE

Written & Reviewed By: Andrew Aroche


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The Movement – Golden

“I still think Set Sail gets the nod as The Movement’s best album, but Golden is not too far behind (nor is their debut album On Your Feet). The full effort and energy of The Movement was finally given, and it shined through. For a band that has been given high expectations from its fan-base, I’d say those expectations are even higher now going forward…” READ MORE

Written & Reviewed By: Brian Winters


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Unified Highway – Unified Highway

“On the whole, I credit this album for experimenting more outside the common reggae chucks and horns. There’s reggae, but this album embraces the sampling and experimentation of something new, which I really enjoyed in some areas and not so much in others. I just wish there was more of that experimentation to differentiate itself from what Rebelution found success in…” READ MORE

Written & Reviewed By: Mike Patti


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Mighty Mystic – The Art of Balance

“All in all The Art Of Balance is certainly worth a good listen, and going forward it is clear that Mighty Mystic plans to keep us completely off balance, hitting us with either a pair of hard roots verses or one of his passionate slow burners…” READ MORE

Written & Reviewed By: Brian Winters


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Roots of Creation – Livin Free

“The length of ‘Livin Free’ makes it an album that takes a while to completely digest, but after a few listens all the musical elements begin to unfold. The New England band’s latest release feels like the sound of a band on the cusp of a breakout. The question is whether that’s among reggae or jam fans…perhaps both…” READ MORE

Written & Reviewed By: Brian Winters




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