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Blessed / Blessed
Album:Blessed Collection:Reggae
Artist:Blessed Added:11/2007
Label:Explorer Recordings 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-11-25 Pull Date:2008-01-27 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:6 Jan30 Dec16 Dec
Airplays:112

Recent Airplay
1.Sun, 30 Dec 07:Sadie O.
New World Disorder
3.Wed, 12 Dec 07:Milkie
public noize racket
2.Mon, 24 Dec 07:Sadie O.
New World Disorder's Eve
4.Sun, 09 Dec 07:Sadie O.
New World Disorder

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2007-11-26 
Blessed – Blessed
Reviewed by Sadie O., 11/14/07
First full album by up and coming Dancehall star living in Canada. Covers a wide variety of styles, including a couple of cool Reggae/ Reggaeton mashups – unfortunately, IMO covers a wide variety of quality, too. I can’t tell you how much I hated track 18, but everything with 3 and 4 stars is quite good...
FCCs on track 7 (which is VERY naughty in patois!), and might be one on 17, but since it’s so hard to tell, I ain’t sweating that one...
1. 3:59 ***uptempo and upbeat, almost ska. Lush harmonies, big hit.
2. 3:56 **short preaching intro, then midtempo and rather mellow dancehall with what sounds like a bit of backmasking, more harmonies.
3. 3:16 *modern midtempo dancehall, slightly processed vocals. “You’re all I need, even more than weed” – gotta love it!
4. 3:51 processed vocals and talking intro. Downtempo dancehall love song. This kind of vocal processing is so popular in dancehall these days, and I’m sick of it...
5. 3:46 ***sweet midtempo lover’s rock riddim. In praise of Jamaica – the board of tourism needs to latch onto this one.
6. 3:57 ****remix of track 2 – fusion of Reggae and Reggaeton. First time I’ve heard this combo – cool! Apparently one Andy Vama provides the Reggaeton production/vocal.
7. 3:44 FCCs – “fuck” and several in Jamaican... somewhat uptempo dancehall.
8. 3:32 **midtempo roots skank. Mostly cool lyrics, but there are some cheesy elements.
9. 3:36 ***finger snapping and skat intro, then downtempo dancehall skank.
10. 3:16 ***midtempo roots skank – the obligatory song about pot.
11. 3:10 *downtempo modern skank with some truly odd processed vocals.
12. 3:57 **downtempo dancehall skank with female backing vocals, stand firm lyrics.
13. 3:27 downtempo dancehall skank, a bit of vocal processing – quite sweet lyrics, but the music is pretty dismal.
14. 4:02 ****midtempo roots skank, Rasta militant lyrics.
15. 3:37 **downtempo dancehall, strong hard times lyrics.
16. 3:45 **midtempo skank with lots of electronics, female backing vocals.
17. 3:33 May be an FCC? ***downtempo skank with syndrum, hard times lyrics.
18. 4:32 slow R&B – godawful. Female guest vocals. I hate this!
19. 4:06 slow dancehall with a bit of nyahbinghi drum and too much synthesized strings, Rasta lyrics.
20. 3:06 ****strong midtempo dancehall skank, strong elements of Reggaeton. Good sound.

Track Listing
1.Reggae Time 11.Officially Missing You
2.Dance 12.Road Of Life
3.All I Need 13.Grandma
4.Natural African 14.Don't Dis
5.Jamaica Land Of The Sun 15.Unexpected
6.Dance 16.Hard Man To Kill
7.She Wants Me 17.Ghetto People
8.Pretty Woman 18.You Are Mine
9.Party In The Street 19.Thank You
10.Herb Tea 20.Reggae Time Remix