Sizzla / Messiah, The
Album: Messiah, The   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Sizzla   Added:Jun 2013
Label:Vp Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-06-17 Pull Date: 2013-08-19 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Aug 25 Aug 18 Aug 11 Aug 4 Jul 28 Jul 21 Jul 14 Jul 7
Airplays: 1 3 3 1 3 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 07, 2022: New World Disorder (rebroadcast from Jul 7, 2013)
What A Joy
4. Aug 20, 2013: Good Day Sunshine! (Full Moon)
What A Joy
2. Aug 25, 2013: New World Disorder
Suffer So Much
5. Aug 18, 2013: New World Disorder
What A Joy
3. Aug 22, 2013: The Doldrummer
What A Joy
6. Aug 17, 2013: Jhammy
Suffer So Much

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2013-06-10
Sizzla – The Messiah
Reviewed by Sadie O., 6/10/13
Righteous Roots Rock Reggae. Thank goodness for Sizzla Kalonji! When it seems that Reggae artists only want to get on BET, and everyone is using a vocoder whether they need one or not, Sizzla just wants to “sing” in his inimitable way about Jah Rastafari and social justice. And his vocals are so utterly mad – it’s really wonderful. Yay!
FCC on track 6 (fade it down 5-10 seconds before end of song.)
1. 4:13 ***relaxed, slightly downtempo roots reggae, sweet song about Mama Africa.
2. 4:30 ***aggresside midtempio skank with some speaking in tongues (unless it is actually Amharic…)
3. 5:36 ***jaunty midtempo bippity boppity riddim with wonderful vocal sounds. And such sweet female backing vocals.
4. 4:20 ****preaching intro, sparce and dubby slow skank.
5. 3:53 ***jaunty uptempo bounce with flutes and terrific noises coming out of Sizzla’s mouth.
6. 4:24 FCC “motherfuckers” right at the end. ***uptempo, unusual riddim that seems to be missing its midsection.
7. 3:28 ***sweet midtempo bubble with insanity.
8. 3:16 ****midtempo dancehall riddim with fuzzy noise and lots of toasting.
9. 3:51 ***uptempo bubble, gnarly vocal intro. It’s a love song, but I still like it.
10. 3:01 ***sweet rootsy lover’s rock bubble.
11. 3:42 **very slow, rather insipid riddim but with Sizzla’s fine vocals.
12. 6:10 *midtempo, very commercial sounding bubble, not particularly inspired vocals. Actually some fun musical sounds towards the end.
13. 3:01 ***midtempo lovers rock skank, love song. Not my favorite lyrics/vocals on the record, but the riddim is cool.
14. 5:23 *****slow bubble with completely crazed vocals. MAD! Hooray!
15. 4:39 ****uptempo, bouncy skank with revolution lyrics.

Track Listing
1. Psalms 121   8. Suffer So Much
2. Look How Many Years   9. Good Love
3. Center Of Attraction   10. One Life
4. No Wicked Man   11. Children Bless
5. The Messiah   12. May Di Powerz
6. Chant Dem Down   13. Need You Right Now
7. Dem Nuh Business   14. What A Joy
  15. Better Come Out