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Soja / Get Wiser
Album:Get Wiser Collection:Reggae
Artist:Soja Added:07/2006
Label:Innerloop Records 

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Add Date:2006-07-30 Pull Date:2006-10-01 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:1 Oct17 Sep3 Sep20 Aug13 Aug6 Aug
Airplays:111121

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Happy Hour (Coverin' for PACC)
3.Mon, 05 Dec 11:Farmer Flap-Jack
Happy Hour (Coverin' for PACC)
6.Thu, 28 Jul 11:Farmer Flap-Jack
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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2006-07-20 
Soja – Get Wiser (Innerloop)
Reviewed by Sadie O., 7/20/06
Conscious roots rock Reggae from DC. Although they claim strong Hip Hop and Rock influences, they’re more rootsy than most of the stuff we’ve gotten lately. Not particularly earthshaking or groundbreaking, but a good strong sound, solid lyrics, and distinctive vocal stylings.
FCC – Shitty (track 8). All tracks nice, 4, 5 and 11 probably best.
1. 5:08 **downtempo and downbeat, one-drop with cool vocals, bit of flute.
2. 4:12 **midtempo and upbeat musically, with guest guitar by Junior Marvin (guitarist for Bob Marley)
3. 4:02 *long intro, rather downtempo bubble, abrupt ending.
4. 5:04 ***a bit downtempo skank with lots of cool noises.
5. 3:35 ***uptempo, nice bounce and percussion as well as bass.
6. 5:19 **slightly uptempo militant skank with horns.
7. 5:23 *downtempo and downbeat, defiant lyrics including a verse in Spanish by Carmelo Romero.
8. 4:10 **FCC: “shitty” cool midtempo skank with horns and dancehall style rap.
9. 5:09 *midtempo bouncy (but oddly relaxed) skank with harmonies.
10. 4:51 **uptempo bounce with prominent guitar and handdrum. Nice percussion near end, interesting lyrics.
11. 7:08 ***slightly uptempo with some nice dubby bits and guitar.
12. 4:25 **tinkling piano intro, midtempo, some dancehall style vocals.
13. 4:50 *rather long intro, somewhat uptempo skank, bit of dancehall vocals, builds in intensity.
14. 9:00 *acoustic, prayerful. A couple minutes of quiet strings at end.

Track Listing
1.Open My Eyes 8.Be Aware
2.By My Side (Feat. Junior Marvin) 9.I've Got Time
3.My Life Alone 10.Sorry (Feat. Go-Go Mickey)
4.Faith Works 11.Bring Back Truth
5.What Would...? 12.You Don't Know Me (Feat. Junior Marvin)
6.Strong For Them 13.911
7.Can't Tell Me (Feat. Carmelo Romero) 14.Devils (Feat. The Eddie Drennon String Quartet)