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Maverick A Strike

Finley Quaye

1997

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Maverick A Strike

Rating

2.85

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I have some issues with Maverick A Strike. Finley Quaye's take on dub and reggae is so light it almost floats away; he makes someone like Alpha Blondy look like an exemplar of hardcore roots reggae, which takes some doing. While I was listening to this album, my immediate thought was, \"This is some Brit pretending to be a Jamaican,\" and it turns out that I was almost right. Finley Quaye is actually a born and bred Scot. He can't even claim to be a 2nd generation Jamaican because his dad was born in London and has Ghanaian roots. Now, this is not the same as what bands like The Specials were doing, because it was clear they were playing Brit fanboy versions of their favorite music. Rather, Finley Quaye is trying to pass himself off as a Jamaican singer. This is a little like someone putting on a Southern drawl to sing country when they were raised in Newark, NJ or Michael McDonald trying to sing soul. To be clear, I'm not offended or anything. Hey, if Finley Quaye can pull it off, more power to him. And he almost can, but his singing is by far the weakest element in Maverick A Strike. I suspect you could throw a rock in Jamaica and hit someone with more dub and reggae skills.Which brings me to the music itself. While, compositionally speaking, these songs are as simple as nursery rhymes, they sound amazing. I fully expected to find some star producer calling the shots in the background, but surprisingly, given his weakness as a singer, all of this is due to Finley Quaye himself! He arranged all of the tunes and wrote the originals. And the band consists of his buddies instead of studio musicians. His half-brother was a guitarist with Elton John, so that gives some indication of the pool of talent he had available. And you've got to give credit to Quaye for how tastefully and naturally he has managed to incorporate rock, soul, pop, and triphop touches into the dub and reggae. I've never heard this particular combination of genres--it's wholly original, and pretty darned cool. And the sound! There isn't one horrible sounding synth patch anywhere! The horns and strings are tastefully arranged, never overwhelming the slight songs.If Quaye had been as gifted a composer and singer as he is a producer and arranger, Maverick A Strike would have been a masterpiece, but I'm sorry to report that, as it is, Maverick A Strike is just listenable.

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Feel like I should be sat drinking lattes and reading the guardian in a penthouse flat in Chorlton on a Sunday morning in the 90's.

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Fantastic album👌🏽 The track Even After All was especially good.

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Quite enjoyed it, a groover for sure, lots of tracks that get better as you listen to them start to hypnotize the ears. Standout Tracks: It's Great When We're Together, Ride On and Turn the People On, The Way of the Explosive, Supreme I Preme, I Need a Lover

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Super mellow and smooth, especially for a Sunday afternoon. Very chill with hypnotic (but not numbing) vocals.

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Though it came out in `97, I always associate this album with the middle of 1998. At the time, this album along with Eagle Eye Cherry's Desireless and Ian Brown's Unfinished Monkey Business were my Sunday afternoon chill out albums. Shaking off the hangover from the night before they hit the rest button before I went off and did it all again. I remember getting paid out for liking these albums but they were important to me at the time. Listening with fresh ears after not having played Maverick a Strike for over a decade, the parts I loved are still as good as I remember. Flawed in places, it still deserves the acolasdes it got in Britain and I wish it took off more in Australia.

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Surprisingly tolerable

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I was not familiar with this guy and really liked this, particularly on a sunny Sunday.

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Un mélange de soul et de reggae sur fond d'ustensiles de cuisine ; Finley Quaye a réussi son pari. Tout y passe : les casseroles, les poêles, la râpe à fromage... on peut même entendre un épluche-légume marquer le rythme sur plusieurs morceaux. Un véritable tour de force.

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Ah, more like it, some traditional Scottish music. It's the sound of late 90s sophistication again. Nice enough lite reggae with a sprinkling of trip hop. Inoffensive.

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It's very pleasant. Sunny. Lyrics not always sunny. Like the production in headphones. Red Rolled and Seen is good. Sone interesting stuff going on here.

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I don't know what's more interesting - the cultural history of the Ga-Dangbe ethnic group of Ghana, from which Quaye's father is from; or the fact that Quaye once headbutted a terminally ill friend in an argument over Game of Thrones. I'll tell you what is not most interesting. This album. I mean, I think he probably thought he was making interesting music, but I didn't find it interesting.

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This album struck a wrong chord with me, a Scottish musician with Ghanaian roots playing pseudo reggae with a fake Jamaican accent. I was born in Jamaica so I just found it to be so wrong from the get go. This was a big miss for me

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Loved it

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Definitely in the top ten of my favourite albums of the 90s. An absolute Eton Mess of styles and sounds all mashed together deliciously.

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Amazing album!

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Dope

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Zonnige zomervibes en feel good reggae muziek. Met veel plezier naar geluisterd

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Super quality reggae, much needed

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quite nice and musically not just the simple cliche reggae everyone knows

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Damn good reggae tunes

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Like it. No stand out songs, but overall good-mood music. Probably liked Sunday Shining best.

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A good Reggae album

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Jammy, psychedelic reggae. I liked it.

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false

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🌴

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This one is going on the playlist

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Solid reggae grooves

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Reggae muy fino, estoy seguro que le encantaría a mi Johnny Greenwood.

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Grooooovy (reggaeish)

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Would be 3 now, 5 when it came out. Not dated that well as I find the voice a bit irritating

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I enjoyed this way more than I expected I would. Great beats and fun vibes all around.

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Liked it! A little groovy, liked his voice. Sunday Shining was my favorite song.

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Fun album with innovative production, and a great vocalist. Didn't blow me away but still a great album!

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Fantastic find

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I didnt know what to make of this album - but loved it, some really great tracks on it. A great discovery this one.

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Pretty catchy smooth jazzy.

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Great album. Really enjoyed listening to this one again.

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Finley has a beautiful voice and knows how to write catchy tunes. I had "The Sun is Shining' on high rotation back in the day and there are a bunch of other great songs here, though the CD is a bit front-end loaded. He dips in and out of reggae the way k-os dips in and out of rap.

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I've never heard of this dude at all, but this music is great. Right up my alley. Some cool funk/reggae vibes.

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Meh, some bangers bood as a whole not that good

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I don't know much 'modern' reggae and don't often listen to it, but this is good stuff. I can see myself listening again in the right mood.

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Wow! Did not expect this. Fantastic listen

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This might be the most recent reggae album I've ever listened to. Really deep grooves here.

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Nearly gave this 5 stars for sentimental reasons, spent many a hazy afternoon listening to this in the 90's. Really enjoyed playing it again.

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Loved it. I knew Quaye from Massive Attack and Tricky, but this was the first time I have listened to this album. Sunday Shining must have been on a soundtrack or mix tape or something. Def a good bop. Very listenable album, but some of the tracks were just a little too empty of sonic or emotional value to make this a true five. A *lot* of highlights, though.

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I dig this, smooth, mellow

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Great album, r&b, reggae influences

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gosh i love when i am caught off guard for an album! this album was so mellow to listen to. perfect for a workday. some real gems could be found--"sunday shining" is such a beautiful song, full of hope. "i need a lover" reminds me deeply of prince. i love this combination of blues, reggae, soul, jazz in this album. such creativity! i am looking forward to listening to this again.

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I'd never heard of Finlay Quaye before and did not know what to expect. I found it an absolute delight, a terrific mix of reggae and pop unlike anything else I've heard. Really enjoyed it.

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I wasn't expecting much from this but really enjoyed it. It sounds very Bristol influenced. A bit dubby, a bit trip-hoppy. Thumbs up. Smiley face. Sun is shining emoji.

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Knew nothing going in, and its pretty atmospheric and interesting. Closer to a 3.5

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Don't listen to much reggae but I enjoyed this

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I enjoyed the album, and having only known a bit about Finley Quaye it was great to hear his sound in what seems to be the highlight of his career. Some of the songs I had recognized prior and enjoyed, but overall I think it was a good mix. There were a couple of songs I wasn't as invested in hence the 3*.

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Funky mon!

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it's great when we're together

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Pretty good. Not earth shattering, but good.

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muy buen Soft con una producción muy nítida y canciones bastante digeribles aunque al final va cayendo lentamente Esto es lo que pueden hacer unos hermanos que si se quieren y no tienen problemas de ego Sorpresa ver que son los de Don't dream it's over

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Es un escocés cantando Reggae. ¿No es suficiente para explicar por qué este disco es importante? Creo que el disco sería mejor si se quitaran unas 3 o 4 canciones. Tiene algunas muy interesantes, como “Ultra Stimulation”, pero siento que se pierden entre varias que son tediosonas.

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Some good tracks mixed with some misses

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Initially it is ok I am not crazy about it so far. Very chill vibes though. The more I listen the more I like it. I was not expecting reggae

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Quisiera ponerle más pero no se puede. Sí me gustó pero mnada más.

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ehhhhh...i mean...i dunno, i like the bass. not my style, but it's, you know, fine.

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I have no idea why this album totally escaped my radar back in the day, but it's an enjoyable one, totally capturing the essence of those late 90's years. Would listen to it again.

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good but thats it

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just a lot more reggae

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Es como reggae. No está mal. Pero es un poco rollo al final.

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First "reggae" album here and, although I don't knew the artist, it's easy to note the innovations brought by the artist in the '90s that are used until today.

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Tranquilo, con ritmo y con toques reggae

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Bob Marley 'cover' is interesting

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Totally fine and listenable but not sure why it’s on this list. More of 7 out of 10 but bumping it down just to being a bit bland

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it was pretty good, but i am not the biggest fan of this style of reggae. I liked Your Love Gets Sweeter and Sunday Shining the best.

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Hmm nja nä inte riktigt min grej, gick att lyssna på, rätt chill men ikke bra va... hmmm 3 tror jag

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Front four tracks impeccable for me and the rest is really nice although some barely registers - still on rotation today. It’s great when we’re together is suchhhh a tune. Heart says four but got to go with the very very strong ⭐️⭐️⭐️ it deserves

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I wanted to give it a 4 as there are some absolute belters on this, but the weaker tracks are pretty awful. There was no need for this album to have 13 songs on it. Bloated with filler.

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Decent album - sun is shining is a tune. Voice grates after a while.

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Knew one of these songs. It’s fine. Interesting.

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A fine blend of reggae roots and rock. Finley has found a way to generate real music from his experiences that can have some impact, although it is debatable how much.

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adequate reggae music

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3.5

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I could see enjoying this if I were high. This is definitely good, but definitely not my jam.

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Soul songs with a reggae vibes and a bit of post-grunge thrown in the mix. Undeniably 90's, but Mr. Quaye has a beautiful voice and we get a bit of psychedelic elements in the middle of the record to mix things up. Quite good honestly.

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Pretty nice vibe. Very new Sound for me

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not the biggest fan of reggae. :(

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Interesting vibes and some pretty groovy tracks, would listen again.

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Interesting. Not bad. Never heard of this before. I am sure it will just get better each time I hear it. This is a nice refreshingly different sound. Little reggae mixed with some rock.

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My initial reaction to this wasn't great, but I found it grew on me. More going on but instrumentally and vocally than the pop-reggae first impression suggests.

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At first, I was pretty harsh on this album, but as I listened more, I started to soften to it. The soft reggae rock vibes it puts out are pretty great, and though I initially thought it was just a mediocre voice combined with mediocre lyrics, I found myself being carried away by the melodies. Sometimes it was too heavy, and I think those moments take away from the lighter ones, which really make the album.

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ja man

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nice sound

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I was excited by this one as I had the album when it came out. But was still disappointed. Also though it was Maverick Strike with no A - you live and learn

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There is a breezy light feel to the album and some memorable tracks (Sunday Shining, Even After All), the arrangements are pleasant and the musicianship is great. Overall, though, there’s not enough consistency to make this a great album but is a noble effort nevertheless.

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It was fine, kinda of weird. I liked some songs, but then other just seemed repetitive.

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First song is pretty shit, but the second one kinda picks up some feeling. This is actually really good. Had some really good ones like Sunday shining, Your love gets sweeter and supreme I preme. so it's a half half to me 3.5

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Easy listening

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Blah blah blah

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While I don’t find the music particularly engaging, I do like the reggae voice. I like it even more that it’s not paired with stereotypical reggae beats. I would definitely listen to this again if someone else puts it on.

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This was pretty cool. I think it's definitely more of a collective vibe that a collection of songs? I'm not sure if there's any songs I'd pick out in particular but I enjoyed it a lot regardless - a strong 3

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A bit of good reggae, a bit of chill rock... I'm not surprised that this did well in New Zealand! It makes me think of Fat Freddy's Drop. Not quite my vibe but it's pretty good for what it is. My top pick is 'Supreme I Preme' but I also liked the title track and 'Your Love Gets Sweeter'.

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Starts out a typical reggae album… sidesteps into straight rock… and then proceeds to mix the two throughout? While the vocals did wear on me after a while, this LP managed to keep me on my toes for its entire runtime with an eclectic mix of genres that somehow works way better than it should.

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6/10

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Lots of heart and actually quite a variety of sounds from this album. Happy to listen to it again.

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No idea what to expect with this, and the album cover doesn't give too much clue as to what's inside. Now I'm listening and I'm sure not sure what to make it. The first song is like Bob Marley meets inspector gadget? It's Great When We're Together is appealing, gets a heart. Sunday Shining is good. But by Even After All the forced accent and thin reedy voice is starting to grate. The groove through these songs is simple but quality, the music does its part. But the vocals don't float like they need to if this reggae / jazz mashup is going to work. A star for the music, a star for the originality, a star for the generally positive vibe. On the plus side I learned the word trip-hop so that's something.

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Quality album, shame there was no more.

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02/02/2022 Nice little album to kick-back and listen to on a sunny weekend.

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Unconventional mixture of reggae, retro-soul, African root beats and current DJ rhythms. (6/10) FT: It's Great When We're Together

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Pleasant enough reggae album with lashings of acid jazz, trip-hop, pop, jazz, soul and rock vibes. Smooth but slight. Inoffensive.

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Who knew reggae music could come out of Scotland? I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this. The artist and album seem relatively unknown compared to others that have crossed this project. I am not super familiar with the reggae genre, but this album felt very light and was easy to listen to; it brightened up a cloudy, gloomy day, and I'm sure would make a sunny day feel even sunnier. For whatever reason, "Sunday Shining" was a big hit with me; I haven't stopped listening to it!

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My younger sister was into reggae, and despite her best efforts it really never “took” for me. A Scottish singer singing with a Jamaican accent? I’m not sure how I feel about that. The production of the music was good. There was some variety in the songs that was welcome. This hasn’t won me over to reggae music. It was pleasant enough but I’m not motivated to listen to this again.

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Another new artist for me. When the album started with a reggae style, I was not very optimistic. However, I really got into the sound and was groovin' right along. Then about halfway through the album, it lost my attention...and never regained it.

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The wheels really fell off this one. I started off enjoying it and then suddenly it was just waffling on with no discernable melodies.

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Odd thing, grew on me a bi

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Good combination of genres( reggae and pop) but the songs are just mid in my opinion. Also the dudes Scottish not Jamaican lol

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Interesting but more like an album of demo

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Surprisingly ok reggae

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I'd meant to listen to this album for about 20 years and when I finally did, about 4 months prior to getting it pop up on this list, I was so disappointed to hear it wasn't some kinda killer rock album but just some sunshine-y positive vibes mon kinda reggae thang.

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first listen great vibes and atmosphere, but not enough variety for me

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Leuk. Al kan ik me voorstellen dat je er op een slecht moment laaiend van kunt worden.

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Het is allemaal wel braaf en de veilige weg, maar heb toch wel aardige dingen gehoord.

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Het helpt ook echt dat de Sun is Shining

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Nice Debut from this gifted singer and composer. I love "Even After All" & "Your Love Gets Sweeter" Shame this seems to be the highlight of his career, I know that he was touted by the stars for big things. Wonder what happened Finlay? I understand he has fallen on hard times. Not sure if this merits inclusion on this list though?

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got bored halfway through tbh

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Bastante bastante bastaaaaante aburrido disco. El raggae lo tolero en dosis controladas y agregarle su ondita triphop o lo que sea no le ayudó nada. No le veo mayor caso de estar en la lista (vamos, ni en Wikipedia está el disco) pero igual rescato una rola (Your Love Gets Sweeter) que de hecho hasta ha sido covereada.

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Strike this off the list. I just wasn’t in the mood, which is fine, but I tried. Generic reggae turned into WTF?!? I heard enough.

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Era regae? era Pop.... era Regae-pop... Igual no me terminó de convencer.

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Dope album of modern reggae. I was really groovin' on this one.

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This is not for me.

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I don't get it. I little weird alternative funk reggae. Nothing too unpleasant but nothing i really want to listen to again.

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Fine. Unremarkable.

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Finales de los 90, suena bien. Me trae recuerdos el Sunday Shining pero puedes morirte sin haberlo escuchado.

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Feo feo

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false

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Not as bad as I was expecting considering it's reggae. Only knew 1 song

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A pleasant enough listen, but didn't really grab me.

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This album looks like it smells bad.Thank god I only have to listen to it once. Best Tracks: Ultra Stimulations, Sunday Shining, Your Love Gets Sweeter

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Three great tunes, the rest is 100% filler. Listening with a critical ear you could have predicted his critical downward spiral due to his anemic lyrics.

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Безликая аморфная масса регги-попса, положительные моменты которой не вытягивают альбом даже на середняк. Более того, некоторые моменты скорее раздражают. Кто-то, может, скажет, что это - треки для расслабления. Но, внимание, вопрос, нахуя врубать аморфную массу, когда можно врубить внятную чиловую музыку? Или сразу ASMR на худой конец. Радует: Supreme I Preme Душит: Ultra Stimulation

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ну. что-то в этом, наверное, есть, и какого-то своего слушателя это находит. Но для меня это вообще самый худший вид музыки, даже в концепции. Какое-то водянистое регги с дебильной наркоманской улыбкой на лице, скрипучим и одновременно писклявым вокалом, отсутствием внятной структуры, а также припевов, проигрышей и вообще чего бы то ни было цепляющего. Ну да, песни 2 и 3 в целом напоминают обычные песни с претензией на хитовость, но весь остальной материал — это болото какое-то, завеса непродыхаемого конопляного дыма и ленивых спокен-вордов поверх унылой музыки. С трудом заставил себя дослушать.

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mais qui diable écoute et apprecie le reggae, quelles sont vos revendications, laissez nous tranquille par pitié

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Cheesy Reggea, Even after all allerdings großer Hit. Mir auf Dauer bisschen zu seicht.

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is pleasant reggae

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This genre wasn't my style.

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Dull and uninspiring. Some decent (not great) tracks that blend reggae and soul: "Ultra Simulation", "Sunday Shining", "Even After All", and "Your Love Gets Sweeter". But everything else is utter garbage.

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2/5

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Had not heard of this artist or heard his music before. It's nicely done - kind of pop-reggae (I think that's how to describe it?), with some nice grooves. After most of the tracks, things kind of blending together, maybe a little to same-sounding, but it's not bad. Don't think I'll come back to it or seek out his other work, but glad I got to hear it.

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Just OK

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I should like this since it's largely reggae (or at least reggae-adjacent), but it's not doing it for me.

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Not great. I liked "Sunday Shining" and that's it. Completely forgot about that song until I heard it again. Probably going to forget about the rest of these songs real quick.

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Pretty meh album. Definitely not pop closer to reggae but didn’t feel like it had enough to be something special. Got through it but didn’t feel excited to hear it again. 4.4/10

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so boring

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Finley Quaye asks the listener if they would like a little more straight reggae to go with their trip-hop, and I think I can live without it. He's got a pretty good voice for the music, and the album has its moments when it moves its needle closer to the dub end of the spectrum, but the lyrics are a little too repetitive (drink every time you hear "ultra," "satellite," "sonic," etc.) and there's a lot of simply unremarkable music to be found here. My best guess as to how this record could've possibly ended up on this list (beyond a bias towards UK artists) is that its radio-friendliness serves as an example of trip-hop breaking into the mainstream, but it's not like this album really charted outside the UK. Just listen to his (disputed) cousin Tricky's debut from two years prior. It's much more interesting than this. Key Tracks: Supreme I Preme

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A lot of forgettable nothing

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Could barely pay attention to it, just real boring.

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Couldn't really keep my attention.

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no idea lol

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It's a Scottish dude doing chill reggae. Not as bad as that description, but not good, either. Best track: Even After All

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This album is like a plane that taxis to the runway but doesn't take off. It seems like the pieces are there and I kept waiting for it to get good but it didn’t come together.

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I wanted to like this album. I like reggae, but I feel like this was very light on the reggae. Just not a fan, overall.

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Did not enjoy this much, thought this was a mediocre attempt at fusing reggae with other sounds but it wasn't very successful. His voice is interesting but I didn't enjoy most of the songs

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I guess for reggae it could have been worse. Just barely.

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Ach i dunno ein Song war gut der rest blendet zusammen

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The only good song is "Sunday Shining". The other ones pretty much consist of a beat with some talking over it.

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Full Reggae, chiant Sunday Shining bien

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I can see why this is on the list, it's just not very engaging for me.

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Pretty chill reggae, but including this while having 0 Toots & The Maytals albums should be illegal.

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ganska trevligt emellanåt

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Nothing exciting here.

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Langweiliges Reggae Zeusch

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Meh 3/10

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Was ok, 2, not bad thou

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I must admit this isn't my usual cup of tea when it comes to music, but it was an enjoyable listen. There was nothing that stood out as particularly bad, but on the flip side nothing really struck me as being amazing. It was an easy going, generic reggae album.

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Was not familiar with this artist. Basically Adult contemporary reggae. It was decent, I doubt I'll listen to the whole album again but might got back to a few tracks.

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I’m not a huge fan of most reggae. There want too much for me to hold on to here to overcome that.

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I remember the name from the 90s, because it's a bit like mine. Didn't listen to it then and that was a pretty good decision based on how much I wanted to punch myself in the face whilst listening to it today.

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I won't ever listen to this again and will forgot just about everything about it. It's not that is bad it's just that its nothing exciting.

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Bro who even is this guy. I google his name and the first result is "Finley Quaye found guilty for headbutting terminally ill friend over Game of Thrones" and the image is some black-and-white Gilbert Gottfried lookalike (rest in peace by the way) and Peter Dinklage. Then the literal next result is "Finley Quaye admits criminal damage after he threw metal road sign through glass bus door". The third result is "Finley Quaye threatened to stab cop and 'get a grenade' for bar manager he vowed to shoot". This guy is just smashing everything in his path, pulverizing innocent citizens with his laser beam eyes, and I'm supposed to listen to his album? I listened to his album and it was pretty alright. Not a huge fan of reggae or obliterating people with metal rods, but I enjoyed "Sunday Shining". Hope he doesn't throw a comically large piano down a flight of stairs at me for giving his album a 2/5.

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It's fine. Reggae isn't really my jam so after a couple of songs I just feel like I'm listening to any reggae.

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I thought this was mostly boring. There's artistic merit here, it's just not doing anything for me.

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Na 5 seconden wist ik al dat dit niet iets is voor mij, toch het einde gehaald. Erg trots op deze prestatie, vandaar 2 sterren; 1 voor het album en 1 voor mijzelf.

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More African reggae soul jazz that I struggle to get through. Either this list is very heavy in this stuff, or I'm getting it all right at the start lol.

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not very interesting or memorable, voice is just not good

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Nein danke.

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Reggae. Ya vamos complicados porque no me encanta. Letras sencillas, que no es necesariamente bueno o malo pero creo que están de relleno. 4 canciones en la misma línea y la 5ta Ride On... Que no está mal pero como que no va ahí. Regresamos con el raeggae... Olviden lo de las letras, "The stronger the breeze, The stronger it blow" o "El reggae de las obviedades". Un par de canciones instrumentales y la misma línea del inicio y se acabó. No estoy muy familiarizado con el reggae, menos con la escena de reggae en Escocia y creo que musicalmente tiene cosas muy interesantes pero la mayor parte del tiempo es aburrido y las letras y la manera de cantar me suenan forzadas. Si le quitaran toda la voz y letras, el disco quedaría mejor, pero como no es así, tenemos 1.5 estrellas que bajan a 1 porque en verdad no disfruté nada este disco, salvo las canciones que no suenan a reggae. Songs: Sunday Shining, Ride On

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Se sintiera como alguien que intentaba innovar y fusionar con algo único... Y quizá lo logró pero el producto a pesar de ser bastante particular no es realmente muy bueno. Toma reggae, agarra los ritmos lentos del reggae... ahora mezcla con trip hop... en su mayoría con las partes de trip hop que son lentas y aburridas tipo música lounge. En realidad no puedo decir que sea terrible el disco, trata a ratos de cambiar poquito pero sigue siempre con el mismo sonsonete, simplemente fue aburrido el 90% del tiempo, ya sea que le meta un poco de electronica, trip hop, soul... simplemente no cuaja. Las canciones Supreme I Preme y I Need A Lover son las únicas que se me hace proponen algo que pudiera haber sido interesante pero 2 de 13 simplemente no vale la pena. El reggae no es lo mio eso ya lo sé pero incluso en el género hay cosas que noto más digeribles y aguantables, esto no jala. Parece que fue un disco que pego a lo pendejo en Reino Unido justo en esa época en que los británicos se creían Ali G y fue alabado como la 5a maravilla y luego desapareció y todo lo que sacó después fue olvidado. Quizá esto también se hubiera quedado mejor como un olvido en un cajón del Bar Lounge donde lo tocaban.

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Awful. Absolutely awful

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This is the first 1 I've encountered where I was completely unfamiliar with the subject matter. The vocals feels completely divorced from the music and both are absolutely inane. This is directionless and passionless and reflective of bad 90s reggae in general. I have no idea how this made the list.

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No

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Mjeh...

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Not my thing.

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I think this author just puts random stuff down as this album sucks and in no way needs to be listened to before you die.

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God I hate reggae singing so so so much. The sometimes nice-ish trip-hoppy background music isn't enough to make the horrendous singing bearable. How can people stand, let alone enjoy this? Wikipedia also doesn't offer any hints on why this album might be relevant in any way.

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Dit heb ik na een paar nummers afgezet.

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