Try To Reach The Top
Admiral Tibett
Brickwall-Walboomers Music
April 4, 2001

Track list
  1. Miserable Woman (aka Mischievious Woman)
  2. World Gone Crazy
  3. Everything A Woman Supposed To Be
  4. Try To Reach The Top
  5. Blame It On Yourself
  6. Freedom
  7. On The Run
  8. Material Girl
  9. Stop The Corruption
  10. Envious People
  11. To Jah I Pray
  12. You On The Run
  13. Babylon Brutality
  14. Guide And Protect
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 5 Backing : 4/5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3/4
Kenneth Allen, better known as Admiral Tibet, started his career with producer Winston Riley. During the digital age, he was one of the few upcoming singers to concentrate on cultural themes. Further releases for Redman and King Jammy failed to achieve a breakthrough. On the Bobby Digital produced 'Reality Time' (1991) - his most consistent set so far - he convincingly expresses his feelings about slackness versus roots and culture. With the same producer he has put out his best tunes and this current album is a handy collection of old and new material produced by Bobby Digital.

The album kicks off with his wicked lick of the newly rebuild "Conversation" riddim, followed by one of the best versions on the "Grab Yuh Lass" riddim World Gone Crazy. The title track is a decent roots tune and Blame It On Yourself is a digital reworking of the classic 'Mr. Bassie' riddim. On The Run uses the "Fade Away" riddim - also utilized for Morgan Heritage's "Blackman Paradise" - and is one of the standout tracks of the album. Material Girl is one of the older tunes, but this reworking of 'Danger In Your Eyes' remains an exceptional strong song. The same goes for Stop The Corruption. Babylon Brutality appeared on the 'Handle The Ride' compilation album and Guide And Protect, which is delivered across 'The Heathen' riddim closes the album.

An album from such a talented singer/songwriter as Admiral Tibett never fails to make a good impression.