Various artists album review
CD / 2LP
07 - 06 - 2002
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 4|
"Greenleeves rhythm album #26" features the yardcore "Hard Drive" riddim, which is produced by USA's Christopher "Goldfinga" Clarke and Gregory Harriot for "Golden Cartel Entertainment", actually the same production house that gave the dancehall fans the massive "Bigga Judgement" and "Dun Tha Place" riddims. All the usual suspects present and correct on this wicked bashment selection. Bouncy, catchy and lively are the keywords for the "Hard Drive" riddim, which hosts a galaxy of Jamaica's finest artists, all delivering their deadly goods across the hype riddim of the moment. Elephant Man's brand new dance "On Line" - heralded as the follow-up to his huge hit "Log On" - is a great kick off for a fantastic "one riddim" album that is packed full of notable dancehall tunes. Cuts from the deejay parade that are especially well worth hearing are the already mentioned "On Line" by Elephant Man, Capleton's "Straight Forward" Sizzla's "We've Been Together", Turbulence's "Clear Off" and Delly Ranks' "Eh Oh Eh". Also very entertaining are Juice" by Mr. Vegas, "Modelling" by Kiprich and "Excitement" by Xsytment Gang. Special attention deserves T.O.K.'s instant classic "Pengaleng", an amazing tune with a chorus that is strongly reminiscent of The Bangles' pop hit "Walk Like An Egyptian", whilst the sole real singer featured on this set, Lukie D, delivers an above avarage effort.|
"Hard Drive" is another winner in the fast growing "Greensleeves Rhythm Album" series.