Easy Star All-Stars / Thrillah
Album: Thrillah   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Easy Star All-Stars   Added:Aug 2012
Label:Easy Star Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-08-12 Pull Date: 2012-10-14 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Oct 7 Sep 30 Sep 23 Sep 9 Sep 2 Aug 26 Aug 19
Airplays: 1 1 1 3 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 15, 2013: Happy Hour (Coverin' for PACC)
Beat It (Featuring Michael Rose)
4. Nov 15, 2012: Happy Hour
Billie Jean (Featuring Luciano)
2. Jan 03, 2013: Happy Hour
Human Nature (Featuring Cas Haley)
5. Oct 18, 2012: Happy Hour
Close To Midnight
3. Nov 22, 2012: New World Disorder
Close To Midnight
6. Oct 04, 2012: The Doldrummer
Billie Jean (Featuring Luciano)

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2012-08-06
Easy Star All-Stars – Thrillah
Reviewed by Sadie O., 8/6/12
The Reggae cover version of you will just NEVER guess what… There is a huge 80’s pop tinge hanging over the whole project, which is fitting to the material (but not at all what I had expected…) Still, the production is fantastic and the rhythmic rearrangements flawless.
1. 7:48 ****slow, relaxed intro, VERY funky shuffle, Hammond and horn section – just NICE! Nicely soulful female vocals. Bitchen sax solo in the last (vaguely dubby) minute.
2. 4:30 **uptbeat, bouncy and funky Reggae bubble. Pretty, but rather generic vocals. Cool bits of percussion. Sweet little love song, very 80’s feel.
3. 4:01 ****super cool downbeat dubby skank, top ranking guest vocalists. David Hinds stills rocks!
4. 7:34 ***VERY creaky hinges… midtempo, bouncy skank, bits of dub (which work perfectly). Spragga Benz clearly had fun with the spoken word part.
5. 5:27 ***electronic tones intro, very relaxed syncopated riddim. Oddly, the lyrics become more understandable with Michael Rose singing. Gorgeous, actually – but not at all what I expected!
6. 6:26 ****uptempo, very dubby, odd rhythm. Luciano’s lovely vocals complement the somewhat dreamy and strange music.
7. 4:56 *downtempo, swingy skank, sweet vocals, very relaxed and mellow.
8. 4:08 **midtempo syncopated skank, cool keyboard sounds, rather commercial female vocals.
9. 4:53 **downtempo, sparse uber-dub, melodica. Extremely sweet tenor vocals.
10. 4:55 **dubby horn section intro, then VERY sparse bass.. Here come the dub squonks. You can get a contact high listening to this through headphones, mos def.
11. 6:49 *****uptempo groovy (and very dubby) dub.

Track Listing
1. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (Featuring Jowil And Ruff Scott)   6. Billie Jean (Featuring Luciano)
2. Baby Be Mine (Featuring The Green)   7. Human Nature (Featuring Cas Haley)
3. The Girl Is Mine (Featuring Mojo Morgan And Steel Pulse)   8. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) (Featuring Kirsty Rock)
4. Thriller (Featuring Mikey General And Spragga Benz)   9. The Lady In My Life (Featuring Christopher Martin)
5. Beat It (Featuring Michael Rose)   10. Dub It
  11. Close To Midnight