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CD Review: Nazarenes, Meditation

nazarenes
I Grade Records, 2012 www.igraderecords.com The last I heard of Nazarenes was a well-received album on the Heartbeat label back in 2004. I remember being highly impressed with it at the time, although when I listen ...
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CD Review: Brina, Under One Sun

Brina Under One Sun
Tribal Global Records, 2011 www.tribalglobal.com On the plus side, Under One Sun features memorable tunes, strong reggae rhythms, and a gorgeous, powerful voice. We also get a full load of passionately sung, deeply felt opinions, observations ...
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CD Review: Various Artists, African Blues

African Blues
Putumayo World Music, 2012 www.putumayo.com Ah, what a joy this album is. Mali Latino start things off in an unassuming but soulful way with bluesy acoustic guitar, plaintive vocal, jazzy Booker T-style Hammond organ, and relaxed ...
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CD Review: Alific, Dub in the District

Alific
Johnny Dizzle Records, 2011 www.alific.com I don’t mind this kind of stuff, not at all. “Written, recorded, produced and arranged in my home recording studio,” according to the liner notes from Brendan Dane, a.k.a. Alific. Yep, ...
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CD Review: The Black Seeds, Dust and Dirt

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Easy Star Records, 2012 www.theblackseeds.com Don’t ask me any who-, what- or where-type questions about The Black Seeds; all I can readily find out from the Internet is how to order this new release. But they’re ...
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CD Review: Drunk Souls, Revolution

Drunk Souls, Revolution
It’s been said that the French don’t do rock well, but they sure can do reggae. Revolution is the latest and best proof: a vibrant, intelligent, edgy, musically inventive album by a group called ...
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CD Review: Dub Nation, Rising Force for Change

Dub Nation, Rising Force for Change
2011 www.nationrizn.com What with the presence of 1) a couple of alumni from The Spinners, 2) a whole bunch of 60s-era rock/pop lyrics like "spinning on a carousel" and "we’ve got to come together," and 3) ...
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