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1.0 out of 5 stars I Really Wouldn't Call That Reggae, 27 Jun 2012
This review is from: Now That's What I Call Reggae (Audio CD)
Now I know that due to rights and what not, the album was never going to have the all time classics from artists like Bob and Peter Tosh or any of the Marley boys, but still...
Out of the 60 songs, only 5-10 should be making it anywhere near a compilation of great reggae hits. There are a couple of classics like Diana King and Wayne Wade, but there are so so so many more missing. And there is just the one newish song from Gyptian, when the reggae scene is thriving at the moment, with Beenieman, Sean Paul, Alborosie, and Protoje to name a few.
An absolute waste of time if your looking for a bit of decent reggae.
I'm very glad that I looked through the track list before purchasing, I mean just seeing the name Peter Andre shows straight away this is not what you're looking for.
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Initial post: 28 Jun 2012 10:29:46 BDT
Mark N says:
Bob Marley IS on there!

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jun 2012 20:46:22 BDT
Mr Bald says:
Yes mate I know, but I meant the proper classics like Redemption Song, Jamming, I Shot the Sheriff, No Woman No Cry, Buffalo Soldier.
The Sun is Shining isn't even close to being his best work.

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Oct 2012 17:24:41 GMT
Mr. W. Wood says:
Mr Bald.... this album has a fairly good variety of Reggae on it (not sure about the Peter Andre number) however, if you are after Bob Marley's classics I suggest you invest 10 in the album 'Legend'....you won't be disappointed :-)

Posted on 27 Feb 2013 20:36:59 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Feb 2013 20:50:15 GMT
Rossy! says:
I agree with Mr Bald, this album is not a "real" Reggae album, but mostly a collection of pop music for people with only a passing knowledge of the genre.

I mean Peter Andre?!? FFS

I am a big fan of Reggae and have a large collection, having purchased many albums by Yellow Man, Eek A Mouse, Jose Wales, etc to name but a few, but this album is the reason I don't tell people I enjoy reggae, because people in the UK associate reggae with the likes of the poppy material that comprises a large part of this album. It's not that they're bad songs (Peter Andre aside), but its reggae for the middle classes, not real reggae.

There are some classics on here yes, but anyone buying this album also effectively validates Peter Andre as a reggae classic, which really tarnishes the genre of reggae.

This album should be called "Now that's what middle England call Reggae".

Jamaica weeps!

Posted on 11 Jul 2013 22:47:46 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Jul 2013 09:30:33 BDT
Awed says:
Peter Andre - Mysterious Girl, on the same disc as Steel Pulse - KKK... Utterly Bizarre
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