Fallen "Is Babylon
Ziggy Marley & Melody Makers
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4/5||Backing : 5||Production : 5||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 4|
"Fallen is Babylon", the new album from Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers is a
smooth solid production of mostly originals presented in a contemporary style.
Stephen Marley takes the lead vocal on 5 tracks as Ziggy does lead vocals
on the rest of the cuts, sometimes accompanied by Stephen when it comes to
the deejaying part of a song. The hip-hop related "Everyone wants to be"
includes a guest appearance of Wycleff from the Fugees, which indicates that
this disc not only aimes at the reggae market but also has flavors for a wider
(crossover) audience. "People get ready", "Postman" and "Long winter" are
among the standouts.