Strictly the Best, Vol. 35

Strictly the Best, Vol. 35

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One of the most venerable franchises in reggae history continues to roll on with this generously packed compilation of recent dancehall tracks. As with dancehall collections of this sort, it's a hit-and-miss affair, though most of the content is well above average. Top picks include Sean Paul's good-naturedly leering "All Out," the verySee more details below

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One of the most venerable franchises in reggae history continues to roll on with this generously packed compilation of recent dancehall tracks. As with dancehall collections of this sort, it's a hit-and-miss affair, though most of the content is well above average. Top picks include Sean Paul's good-naturedly leering "All Out," the very pretty "Wine" by Alaine, Idonia's downright strange "Ukku" (much of which, to Babylonian ears, sounds suspiciously like nonsense), and Assassin's surprisingly lovely "Good Over Evil." The low points in the program come from surprising places: Bounty Killer never completely disappoints, but his stupid little "hey yo, ya know!" catch phrase has got to go, and when he goes up against Buju Banton, sharing the same rhythm on "Try Offa You" and "Hunting," his superior delivery is undermined by a run-of-the-mill slackness. And even more disappointingly, the usually stern and powerful Capleton is reduced on "Hits Pon Toppa Hits" to bragging about his chart performance. Lo how the mighty have fallen. But at least some of the newcomers offer promise for the future.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/21/2006
Label:
Vp Records
UPC:
0054645176927

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Technical Credits

D.J. Brooks   Composer
M.J.S. Thompson   Composer
J. Donald Walters   Composer
Shane Brown   Producer
Richard Browne   Producer
J.J. Campbell   Composer
Joel Chin   Executive Producer,Mastering
Paul Shields   Mastering
M. Sterling   Composer
J. Walker Clarke   Composer
Miguel Collins   Composer
M. Collins   Composer
K. Thompson   Composer
M. Myrie   Composer
R. Price   Composer
Byron Murray   Producer
Chris Chin   Executive Producer
Deron D. James   Art Direction
C. Carson Parks   Composer
Curtis Cole   Producer
B. Murray   Composer
Donovan "Don Corleon" Bennett   Producer
Ashoy Beharie   Producer
Stephen Anderson   Illustrations
Mark Pinnock   Producer

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