U Roy / platinum
Album: platinum   Collection:Reggae
Artist:U Roy   Added:Apr 2009
Label:Foundation Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-04-12 Pull Date: 2009-06-14 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jun 14 Jun 7 May 31 May 24 May 17 May 10 May 3 Apr 26
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 30, 2013: Happy Hour (Coverin' for PACC)
Cool Down Your Temper
4. Jun 13, 2009: New World Disorder
Gorgon Wise
2. Aug 21, 2010: New World Disorder
King Tubby Skank
5. Jun 13, 2009: lost and found
King Tubby Skank
3. Oct 24, 2009: lost and found
King Tubby Skank
6. Jun 06, 2009: New World Disorder
Rock With I

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2009-04-13
U Roy – Platinum
Reviewed by Sadie O., 4/9/09
Classic toasting with dub – thick, chewy, viscous dub – and U Roy’s signature stream of consciousness and squawps. Some of the masters are clearly not in great condition, but it hardly matters, because we’re REALLY REALLY REALLY STONED. Nothing makes much sense or even seems to be in complete sentences, but that’s ok because it suits the gooeyness of the dub. Yay!
FCCs? Doubt it, but who knows? Everything is awesome, but I kinda like 12 best.
1. 3:35 **very hissy master. Dubby midtempo bubble, toast that makes no sense if you don’t speak fluent patois, but was a huge first hit for U Roy.
2. 4:28 ***bouncy, very dubby skank, cool mostly nonsense toast.
3. 3:08 **extremely thick and gooey downtempo dub with bits of sweet original singing.
4. 2:27 ***fun toast, midtempo dub with bits of original singing.
5. 3:13 **downtempo dub skank – original vocals are almost as incomprehensible and demented as the toast. Light up!
6. 2:57 ***upbeat midtempo skank with horns – it’s party time, but everyone’s too stoned to dance.
7. 3:42 **downtempo minimalist dub, relaxing.
8. 2:57 ***upbeat skank, toast actually makes occasional bits of sense. Bits of original song about nicing up de dance.
9. 2:26 ***midtempo happy dub with happy toast. Whee!
10. 3:10 ***uptempo bouncy-swingy skank, a bit rock steady, with horns. Much covered simple religious number.
11. 2:46 ***midtempo bubble, bits of original song with always-relevant message.
12. 3:26 ****swingy midtempo bubble with electronics, big hit, great fun.
13. 2:33 **sweet original vocals (classic spiritual), uptempo dub, rather funny toast.
14. 3:05 ***uptempo bubble with electronics and bass.

Track Listing
1. Creation Rebel   8. Rock With I
2. Every Knee Shall Bow   9. Jump For Joy
3. Cool Down Your Temper   10. Feel Jah Spirit
4. Gorgon Wise   11. Too Much War
5. Joyful Locks   12. King Tubby Skank
6. Heavy Duty   13. I Shall Not Be Moved
7. Hold On   14. Originator