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Sizzla / Crucial Times
Album:Crucial Times Collection:Reggae
Artist:Sizzla Added:01/2010
Label:Greensleeves Records Ltd. 

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Add Date:2010-01-31 Pull Date:2010-04-04 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:28 Mar21 Mar14 Mar28 Feb21 Feb14 Feb7 Feb
Airplays:3222211

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 04, 2010:New World Disorder
Atta Clap
4.Mar 25, 2010:Abra's Airwaves
Precious Gift
2.Jul 15, 2010:Abra's Airwaves
Precious Gift
5.Mar 24, 2010:Quasi Music Therapy f. Vlad the Impaler
Atta Clap
3.Mar 25, 2010:New World Disorder
Foundation
6.Mar 18, 2010:New World Disorder
Get Rid Ah Dem

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2010-01-25 
Sizzla Kalonji – Crucial Times
Reviewed by Sadie O., 1/25/10
Roots and dancehall riddims with Sizzla’s totally nutted vocal stylings. Previously unreleased (?) tracks from the 15 year + association between Sizzla and producer Homer Harris, who gave him his name.
No FCCs detected, although it would be a bit hard to tell if there were any… I like track 1 and the last four tracks best.
1. 4:07 ****sweet and swingy roots skank with ultra pretty female backing vocals, all of which makes Sizzla’s crazed screeching stand out that much better.
2. 3:34 ***relaxed skank with beeps and whoops, live up right lyrics.
3. 4:00 **relaxed midtempo skank with a bit of disarmingly sweet vocals, but don’t be fooled. Downbeat and not at all mad.
4. 3:55 ***upbeat roots bubble, positivity message.
5. 3:35 downtempo “R&B” groove, love song. Ugh.
6. 3:57 *swingy midtempo dancehall – there’s something amusing about the “jolly good time” stuff. I much prefer Sizzla when he’s off on a rant, though.
7. 3:46 **bouncy electronic dancehall bubble.
8. 4:18 ***opens with rant, then downtempo roots skank with nyahbinghi flavor, rather lovely singing (!) from Sizzla.
9. 6:01 ***mellow electronic dancehall with a hidden urgency and hints of bluesy guitar, lost of ranting. Inexplicably switches to mellow, beatless acoustic guitar for last minute+.
10. 4:20 ****electronic beat, but a funky (downtempo) one. Pure ranting from Sizzla.
11. 4:05 ****ah, this is what we want from Mr. Kalonji – midtempo, aggressive electronic dancehall and crazed ranting. So much ranting that he’s gasping for breath.
12. 3:41 ****bit of rant, then midtempo bouncy dancehall with syndrum, upbeat and positive ranting.
13. 4:01 ****bit of thanks and praise, then more swingy midtempo dancehall with syndrum, both sweet and crazy vocals.

Track Listing
1.Precious Gift 7.Rat Race
2.Crucial Time 8.There's No Pain
3.Take A Stand 9.Sufferation And Poverty
4.Agriculture And Education 10.Foundation
5.Charming 11.Atta Clap
6.Jolly Good Time 12.Progress
 13.Get Rid Ah Dem