I went into the album honestly thinking that it would be Bobby Sherman-esque. I was luckily mistaken. Great stuff, really representative at times of what the Beatles could have been doing with their psychedelic pop. Really, there hasn't been an album in this thread I've disliked so far, except for Velnias which I didn't bother looking into being that metal isn't really my thing.
i'm always kind of "iffy" about looking into these types of recommendations (the same thing with the Indie/Alt thread) but i looked on their last.fm and saw that every single shout was something about them being absolutely amazing.
and i have to agree me being already 4 songs in
Wareika Hill Sounds - Self Titled
Genre: Roots Reggae/Dub
This is the most overlooked reggae album of the past 20 years. This is also the best reggae album of the past 20 years.
Incredible trombone leads (courtesy of Calvin Cameron) mix seamlessly with nyahbinghi drumming, deep dub bass, and an excellent approach to trance-inducing yet accessible songcraft.
I assure you this album will fit right in alongside the finest classics of the genre from decades long passed despite how clean and even oftentimes immaculate the production turned out.
Mostly instrumental the few tracks with vocals stand just as tall, giving the trombone the rare chance to rest, and actually make me hope that if another album materializes that they integrate more as the only bad thing I can say about this album is that it can start to feel a little long by the final few songs which is alleviated when vocals arrive, so a bit more next time would be excellent.
Recommended If You Like: Cedric IM Brooks, The Congos, Lee Perry, Ras Michael, and Count Ossie.
Sample and/or buy at Honest Jon's Records.
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