Alborosie / 2 Times Revolution
Album: 2 Times Revolution   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Alborosie   Added:Aug 2011
Label:Greensleeves Records Ltd.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-08-07 Pull Date: 2011-10-09 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Oct 2 Sep 25 Sep 18 Sep 11 Aug 28 Aug 21 Aug 14
Airplays: 1 2 1 3 3 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 05, 2022: New World Disorder (rebroadcast from Jun 2, 2012)
International Drama (Featuring Giuseppe Tarantino)
4. Jun 02, 2012: New World Disorder
International Drama (Featuring Giuseppe Tarantino)
2. Aug 17, 2015: Everything A to Z week 07: woodstock
5. Feb 25, 2012: New World Disorder
3. Jun 16, 2012: New World Disorder
La Revolucion
6. Dec 31, 2011: New World Disorder
International Drama (Featuring Giuseppe Tarantino)

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2011-08-06
Alborosie – 2 Times Revolution
Reviewed by Sadie O., 8/6/11
Roots rock reggae and Alborosie’s inimitable gruff sing-jay vocals. Personal note – VP released the one of the worst tracks (track 2) as the first single from the CD, and left me in morbid fear that Alborosie had actually put out a crap record – so I didn’t listen to it for a while. Worked up my courage finally – and lo, it was good. Whew! I don’t think I have the strength to face the concept of a bad Alborosie record.
No FCCs detected. I like 4, 7, 11 and esp. 8, but most tracks are killer.
1. 3:28 ***spoken diatribe intro, midtempo skank, very roots rock reggae stylee. Sampled bits of his hit “Kingston Town”.
2. 3:23 harp intro and vocoder – too commercial! I don’t know why they use that crap on perfectly good vocals…
3. 3:40 ***nice midtempo bubbly bubble – riddim sounds like classic Wailers, but Alborosie sounds like no one else.
4. 3:45 ****cute happy chirpy little intro, salute to revolutionairies in Spanish and patois. A touch of Manu Negra in the chorus.
5. 3:33 ***roots rock bubble with syndrum,
6. 3:44 *sweet roots bubble, happy love song. Etana’s guest vocals are sort of a very light modern R&B.
7. 4:30 ****fraught piano and soap opera talk in Italian. Midtempo roots bubble with bits of opera, guest rap in the style of Linton Kwesi Johnson. Interesting. Different. Huh!
8. 3:29 *****cool downtempo minor key dancehall. Apparently a kid’s chorus singing praises of sensimilla, nice touch. Heh! Awesome.
9. 3:11 **bouncy upbeat midtempo skank, bleak take on current events… which are bleak. So there you go.
10. 3:43 **downtempo bubble with significant female chorus (really a Wailers/I-Threes sound), Christian armagedeon song. Great playing on this one.
11. 3:46 ****terrific modern dancehall riddim. Downtempo and nutty. What fun!
12. 3:49 ***twangy guitar intro, midtempo bubble, very classic sound, almost Lover’s Rock. Sweet! Reminds me of early Toots & Maytals.
13. 3:35 ***bouncy bubble with admonition from an expert.
14. 4:16 extremely commercial R&B production. I can’t stand the guest vocals – ugh!
15. 3:52 **hybrid calypso and nyahbinghi, downbeat and pleasant. A bit generic in the female vocals, but the lyrics are sincere as heck.

Track Listing
1. Rolling Like A Rock   8. Camilla
2. Respect (Featuring Jr. Reid)   9. Tax War
3. Who You Think You Are   10. Jesus Is Coming
4. La Revolucion   11. Ragamuffin
5. I Wanna Go Home   12. Soul Train
6. You Make Me Feel Good (Featuring Etana)   13. Grow Your Dreads
7. International Drama (Featuring Giuseppe Tarantino)   14. Rude Bwoy Love (Featuring Perfect Harmony)
  15. What If Jamaica