Perhaps this second album of Beats International, which isn't on the same level as the first album according to the pundits, was trying to be most lopsided album of the 90's.
The absolute rot of "Echo Chamber" and (ugh!) "Three foot skank" (sexualising pygmies?) up alongside the gorgeous harmonies of "Brand new beat" and "The Sun doesn't shine". I'd even venture to say say that if I'd been a music critic back in 1991 (I was six at the time) I'd have been raving about 2/3 of the songs here, rather than all that Seattle sound.
Whoever sings most of these songs has the most gorgeous voice, perhaps they're even better as a singer than a mixer/DJ? Sure, the songs are a slow reggae-groove, but they ain't generic (well, not too much). If only most acts could write (or cover) great melodies as to the ones of "Ten long years", "Brand New Beat" and "The Sun doesn't shine", as well as the lovely vocals.
"Eyes on the prize" is an excellent, interesting R&B number, "Change your mind" is a cool funk/groove with a flute. The rest is a mixed bag (Come Home would be excellent if it had more committed vocals), but warrants a salvaged ***