Various artists album review
Time Bomb
CD / 2LP
26 - 02 - 2002

Tracking list

  1. Elephant Man - So Wi Tan
  2. Buju Banton - Perpetrator
  3. Capleton - Guerilla Warfare
  4. Sizzla - Bun Anything
  5. Ward 21 - Fugitive
  6. Bounty Killer - Next Best
  7. Mr. Vegas - Dem Fraid
  8. Beenie Man - Bad Man Nuh Funny
  9. Alozade - Fuck Vibes
  10. Anthony B - Reaction
  11. Hawkeye - Rooster
  12. Wayne Wonder - Bring Yuh Body
  13. Mad Cobra - Question
  14. Bounty Killer/Vibes Cartel - Maths Automatic
  15. Ward 21 - Just When You Thought
  16. Mr. Pang - Gangster
  17. Danny English - Up To Di Time
  18. Terry Ganzie - Woman Fi Love
  19. YT - World Nuh Need Dem
  20. A.R.P. - Gal Mi Want You
  21. Xsytment Gang - What's Your Price
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 4 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4

Greensleeves' amazing "Rhythm Album Series" truly deserves a mention in the "Guiness Book Of Records" for being the fastest growing series of compilation sets ever witnessed in the history of popular music. Within less than two years Greensleeves unleashes the twentieth installment in the series featuring a massive twenty-two cuts for the big "Time Bomb" riddim. Laid by Nigel "Ruff Cutt" Staff, Paul "Wrong Move" Crosdale, Victor "Teethimus" Edmund, Lloyd "John John" James Jnr and Ward 21's Andre "Suku" Gray at King Jammy's Studio the avid dancehall fan is treated to one of the wickedest "version excursion" albums of the yardcore dancehall era. Many of today's big bashment names like for example Elephant Man, Capleton, Sizzla, Buju Banton, Ward 21, Bounty Killer, Mr. Vegas and Beenie Man are featured on this "Time Bomb" set, which was produced by King Jammy's renown son John John for his own "Awful Productions". Not every track is a killer or at least a winner, but on the other hand it's striking that we can't point out some real weak efforts. Excellent and truly well worth hearing are Mr. Vegas' "Dem Fraid", actually an upful message to all downpressers, Hawkeye's "Badman", which happens to be his best effort to date, and Mad Cobra's "Question", bringing the same style and vibe of the former. Also above avarage and thus very enjoyable to spin are Elephant Man's "Su Wi Tan", Bounty Killer's "Next Best", Beenie Man's "Bad Man Nuh Funny", Beenie Man's "Bad Man Nuh Funny" and Anthony B's "Reaction". Although listening to so many cuts for one riddim usually gets boring after two or three times playing them all, this set truly gets better and better everytime. So, check it out!!

Teacher & Mr. T.