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Blondy, Alpha / Mystic Power
Album:Mystic Power Collection:Reggae
Artist:Blondy, Alpha Added:07/2013
Label:Vp Records 

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Add Date:2013-07-28 Pull Date:2013-09-29 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:29 Sep22 Sep15 Sep8 Sep1 Sep25 Aug18 Aug11 Aug
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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2013-07-28 
Alpha Blondy – Mystic Power
Reviewed by Sadie O., 7/28/13
One of Africa’s biggest Reggae stars, from the Cote d-Ivoire. Somewhat more commercial production than I’d prefer, but the music is forceful and the lyrics even more so.
1. 4:27 **Afro-Dancehall chanting, forceful mid-tempo march riddim. Unfortunate auto-tuner on vocals. Beenie Man’s toast is quite nice, though.
2. 4:56 ****fun downtempo electronic skank. Diatribe about the American Dream…
3. 5:04 ***strong cover of “I Shot the Sheriff” in French.
4. 4:39 *****big downtempo stepping razor skank with lots of horns and electric guitar, strong backing vocals. Lots of power.
5. 3;48 ****downtempo roots rock reggae. Great sound. Lyrics in French and Arabic – I wish I knew more French…
6. 4:26 ****ha! Intro to “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly” in horns – love it! Uptempo, bouncy one-drop.
7. 3:56 ***Tarzan yell! Goshers… Swingy downtempo bubble. Something tells me he’s no more enamoured of France than of America… Just a guess…
8. 4:32 ***ululation, then midtempo skank, interesting flute sound, lyrics in English.
9. 3:41 ***upbeat and uptempo bubble. Lyrics mostly in Dioula, I think?
10. 4:13 ***strong electric guitar skank. Very sincere sounding love song.
11. 4:20 *****lots of laughter, then midtempo classic roots rock reggae skank. Great sound, Rasta sociopolitical lyrics.
12. 4:15 ****midtempo bubble w/ electric guitar and electronics.
13. 6:23 ****pretty folk-pop intro, midtempo bouncy roots bubble, lyrics in several languages and several vocalists.
14. 4:47 **downbeat and downtempo piano, singing in French. Almost a hymn.

Track Listing
1.Hope Feat. Beenie Man 8.Ouarzazate
2.My American Dream 9.Soutra
3.J'ai Tue Le Commissaire 10.Woman
4.Seydou 11.Rasta Bourgeois
5.Crime Spirituel 12.Danger Ivoirite
6.La Bataille D'abidjan 13.Reconciliation Feat. Tiken Jah Fakoly
7.France A Fric 14.Pardon