|Israel Vibration / Fighting Soldiers|
|Add Date:||2003-09-29||Pull Date:||2003-12-01||Charts:||Reggae/World|
|Week Ending:||9 Nov||2 Nov||26 Oct||19 Oct|
|1.||Mar 13, 2020:||KZSU Training Hour |
Miscalculation, Unseen Bullet
|4.||Jul 27, 2005:||Dub Blue |
Peace not War
|2.||Dec 26, 2005:||Sacowen |
|5.||Nov 05, 2003:||press and release |
|3.||Oct 12, 2005:||A Better Version |
|6.||Oct 29, 2003:||Wednesday Morning Radio Program |
Israel Vibration is a seminal roots reggae group that cut several groundbreaking albums in the seventies and eighties. Ever since the mid-nineties, I believe, they’ve existed as a two-some (they were once a three-person group). This album, while lacking the rougher production I personally typically prefer, offers up some solid tracks, especially considering how this scene has changed. Not bombastic like much of dancehall nor irritating like so many so-called “dub” mixes that have come into vogue. Vocals are always ear-pleasing signature Israel Vibration and the music itself incorporates enough of an array of instruments to stay interesting. Thematically, it deals mostly with personal/cultural issues. Not the most exciting album, but worth a listen.|
1 Incorporates a vague eastern sensibility.
3 Mellow but with an understated tension.
5, 6 Rocksteady influence but almost too smooth-sounding.
7 Darker, slightly anthemic.
|2.||Craven Raven||8.||Sodom and Gomorrah|
|3.||Level Every Angle||9.||Men in High Places|
|4.||Fighting Soldiers||10.||Peace not War|
|5.||Tippy Tippy Toes||11.||Bloodstain|
|6.||Jah Runnings||12.||Wish You Were Here|