Sherwood, Adrian / Becoming A Cliche
Album: Becoming A Cliche   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Sherwood, Adrian   Added:May 2007
Label:Real World Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-06-10 Pull Date: 2007-08-12 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Aug 12 Aug 5 Jul 29 Jul 15 Jul 8 Jul 1 Jun 17
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 11, 2007: New World Disorder
Animal Magic
4. Jul 14, 2007: New World Disorder
All Hands On Desk
2. Aug 02, 2007: Emphysema For Emphasis
Dennis Bovine Part 1 (Tribute To Blackbeard)
5. Jul 07, 2007: New World Disorder
Animal Magic
3. Jul 28, 2007: New World Disorder
Forgive Yourself
6. Jul 01, 2007: The Perennial Philosophy
A Piece Of The Earth

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2007-06-11
Sherwood, Adrian – Becoming a Cliché
Reviewed by Sadie O., 5/26/07
Killer dub from a renowned producer, mostly electronic dancehall riddims, but some roots skanking. Inventive and tasty as hell! Everything is excellent, everything is unusual.
FCC (repeated) on track 10, other than that you can’t go wrong!
1. ****starts with slow horns, then uptempo and dramatic dancehall riddim. Lee Scratch Perry toasts with Sherwood’s daughters – fun!
2. ****starts with bit of talking, then great percussion-driven electronic dancehall instrumental dub.
3. ***starts with gunshots and bits of dubbed up toasting, downtempo skank starts after 30 seconds, turns into uptempo jungle riddim. Simple chanted song, disturbing combination of sweetness and war sounds.
4. ***big drumbeats and plainsong chanting intro, then uptempo electronic dancehall.
5. ****wacky noises and electronic beats intro, a bit of Tarzan. Midtempo dancehall riddim with violins and jungle noises, bits of singing by Dennis Bovell. Exotic and extremely cool.
6. ***downtempo intro, then midtempo roots skank, female vocals in French, bit of melodica. Odd panted syncopation in last third or so.
7. ***tasty midtempo skank with big fat horns. Male singing, good song about raising kids.
8. ****nasty sick uptempo dancehall skank with horns. Is this LEGAL?
9. ***singing about pot and random strings, then midtempo electronica, dancehall skank with LOTS of beeps and electronic noises. Something sounds a LOT like a berimbau, but I can’t find it credited…
10. FCC: “rich bitch no shit” at intro (repeated later). ***midtempo electronic dancehall with toasting and preaching. Good song, pity about the FCC.
11. ***big drumbeats, plainsong chanting… midtempo jungle riddim, disturbing lyrics.
12. ****downtempo electronic dancehall skank with melodica and hand drums. Random bits of spoken word and noises and a KILLER riddim.
13. ****another amazing midtempo dancehall riddim, with bits of surf guitar and snaky handdrums.
14. ****midtempo dancehall skank, amazing vocals in crazed Italian.

Track Listing
1. Animal Magic   8. The House Of Games
2. Two Versions Of The Future   9. Nu Rizla
3. A Piece Of The Earth   10. St Peter's Gate
4. Monastery Of Sound   11. Home Sweet Home
5. Dennis Bovine Part 1 (Tribute To Blackbeard)   12. Forgive Yourself
6. J'ai Change   13. All Hands On Desk
7. You Wonder Why   14. Stop The Bloodshed