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An average Sean Paul album
on 30 May 2016
Bar a couple of tracks on the album, I think this is a very average album from Sean Paul. I have not really enjoyed his more recent albums as much as I did his earlier work.
1. Riot – 6/10 – The track is alright. The highlight for me is the back-and-forth between Sean Paul and Damian Marley.
2. Bad Entertainment – 6/10 – I particularly enjoyed the rappers’ input (especially Nicki Minaj’s) and Sean Paul’s section which rounds off the song.
3. Pornstar – 9/10 – This is one of my favourite tracks on the album. I don’t particularly like the chorus, but the verses are brilliant as is Nyla’s input.
4. Want Dem All – 6/10 – Konshen’s input on this song is the only thing I really like on the track. The chorus is very repetitive and not very interesting.
5. Hey Baby – 7/10 – This is one of the “chill” tracks on the album. I like how the verses transition into the chorus.
6. Wickedest Style – 7/10 – This is a surprisingly good collaboration with Iggy Azalea. I like how relaxed the entire track is.
7. Dangerous Ground – 7/10 – Another nice collaboration. Prince Royle sounds good, as does Sean Paul. The siren effect is also interesting.
8. It’s Your Life – 8/10 – This is a nice uptempo song. The beat reminds me of an “old-school” Sean Paul, while the synths are very much modern-day Sean Paul.
9. Take It Low – 9/10 – This is my favourite track on the album. Sean Paul’s delivery is great, as is the production on the track.
10. Anyday – 7/10 – Nice chorus and overall good album track.
11. Lights On – 3/10 – I dislike this song. The only redeeming feature is the sample in the chorus.
12. Legacy – 6/10 – Nice uptempo song with a strong beat.
13. Other Side of Love – 8/10 – This is the first track I heard from the album. It’s a nice song with a message and good delivery from Sean Paul.
14. Turn It Up – 8/10 – Good closing track. Another uptempo banger. I’m not particularly keen on when the song slows down in the middle-8.