Various artists album review
The Biggest Ragga Dancehall Anthems 2002
01 - 12 - 2002
Tracking list - Disc 1
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4||Production : 4/5||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 4|
Greensleeves Records, the UK record company that has managed to become the world's leading bashment label of the new millennium, presents another edition of their annual "Biggest Ragga Dancehall Anthems" series. With Greensleeves having released so much cutting edge dancehall material in the past twelve months it doesn't come as a surprise that this year's bashment selection is a killer. This compilation set rounds up many of the big tunes on the dancehall scene and features all the usual artists - including old stars, young stars as well as talented newcomers - on top riddims such as Steve "Lenky" Marsden's awesome "Diwali", Cordell "Scatta" Burrell's infectious "Martial Arts" and its follow up "Famine", Christopher "Goldfinga" Clarke & Gregory Harriot's "Hard Drive", Fatta & Bulby's "Rachik", and two of the freshest streetbeats "Bollywood" and "Belly Skin". Thus we're treated to enjoyable hit tunes like for example Sizzla's "Karate", Elephant Man's "Bad Man A Bad Man", Capleton's "Lock Up", Bounty Killer's "Sufferer" and Lexxus & Mr. Vegas' "Why (Video Light)". Besides the well known dancehall scorchers this double cd also features some exclusive tracks. Gathered here are no less than fourty tracks which make up a truly well balanced, entertaining collection. You'll find killers such as Bounty Killer's "Sufferer", Sizzla's "Living Colours", Wayne Marshall's "Orange Hill (aka Purple Skunk)" and Elephant Man's "The Bombing" to name a few, alongside a whole lot of solid tunes and only a few disappointing efforts.
If you want a good overview of some of this year's hottest dancehall riddims and the best movers and shakers in the world of Jamaican ragga/dancehall, it's obvious that this set is the one you'll have to purchase!!