Various artists album review
Third World Cop
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 4|
"Third World Cop", the soundtrack for the new Palm Pictures feature film, mainly contains the production work of Sly & Robbie, with the exception of Lady G's "Man A Bad Man", which was produced by Danny Browne, the Andrew "Buccaneer" Bradford self-produced "Soca Nama" and the Donovan Germain produced "Fake Name" by Tanto Metro & Mega Banton. Tunes like "Dungle Boogie", "Man A Bad Man", "Soca Nama" and "Police & Thieves" were previously released on single. However, some of them here appear in a different mix.|
Compared to the ultimate reggae soundtrack "Rockers" - which gathered a whole heap of great tunes and artists of that time - the music and artists featured on "Third World Cop" aren't exactly a blueprint of today's reggae/dancehall scene. Of course, the starting point is reggae/dancehall music, but Sly & Robbie have explored different styles and sounds, and utilized them in their production work. In the end they have succeeded in delivering a well varied soundtrack that can reach a broad audience, thus making it obvious that "Third World Cop" is not an album that will be purchased by many Reggae and/or Dancehall purists.
Teacher & Mr. T.