Reggae Album Reviews

Checkout our latest reggae, roots, dub, dancehall and afrobeats album reviews. These unique reggae album reviews are an in-depth insight into the music: technically, vocally and lyrically. They are expertly written by our lead writer Mr Topple. Want your music reviewed? Get in touch.

Larking About EP review

Various Artists – Larking About EP – Review

Various Artists: Larking About EP Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. A classic Studio One riddim has been reawakened for the 21st century – with a sympathetic makeover and some compelling performances to boot. Larking About EP, released via H2 Recordings, sees various artists give their interpretations across a modern-day version of the classic Studio One Larking About Riddim – with producer Wooligan and executive producer Paul Nash making sure it is all done in style. The reimagined Larking About is a classic Roots track based on the equally classic riddim, but with some twists. The basic principles of the

Ras Teo and The Naturals Coming Home Review

Ras Teo And The Naturals – Coming Home – Review

Ras Teo and The Naturals: Coming Home Album Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Ras Teo is back with yet another release – this time, going home to his roots via an eclectic and visionary project. Coming Home, released via King Solomon Productions and distributed by Lone Ark, sees Teo team up with musicians from Sweden in a highly interesting move. King Solomon Productions told Pauzeradio: “Roughly five years ago Teo reached out to Magnus (Daddy Natural) with the question, why don’t we work together? The reason for that is that Teo would like to come home and do an

Ras Teo One Fire Review

Ras Teo – One Fire EP – Review

Ras Teo: One Fire EP Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. It’s always worth revisiting an immediate classic – because they stand the test of time. So here, we’re looking back at a Ras Teo EP from October 2023 – and it certainly is ‘fire’. One Fire, released via Forward Bound Records, sees Teo team up with members of Zion I Kings. Produced in the most part by Teo and David Goldfine of ZIK with mastering from Laurent Alfred of I Grade Records, the EP is a slick and polished yet a thought-provoking and moving affair – showing the quality

Ras Teo Ion Man & Ion Man In Dub Review

Ras Teo – Ion Man & Ion Man In Dub – Review

Ras Teo: Ion Man and Ion Man in Dub Album Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Ras Teo is a force to be reckoned with – as are Zion I Kings (ZIK). So, when the two (plus other renowned names) come together the results should be remarkable. And they certainly are with this latest album. Ion Man and Ion Man in Dub, released via Forward Bound Records and Zion I Kings, sees Teo join forces with members of ZIK, Lone Ark, and I Grade. Specifically on the latter, the final mastering from perhaps the most sought-after engineer in the business,

Subajah Lion Review

Subajah – Lion – Review

Subajah: Lion Album Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. London-based Subajah has honed his craft for many years – and the results show on his brand-new album, as this talented artist provides us with a consummate release. Lion, released via Dashen Records, sees Subajah deliver nine tracks and a dub across a very well-engineered and mastered album – the latter being done by Noah Priddle. Across the release, quality and skilled musicians join him – however, undeniably there are no big-name producers in sight; all the better, you’d be right in thinking, because Subajah having his own hand at the

Sanity Riddim Review

Sanity Riddim – Review

Various Artists: Sanity Riddim Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. A well-established production outfit has just released a new riddim, featuring a selection of both legendary and up-and-coming artists – and you’d be mad not to listen to it, as it’s superb. Sanity Riddim, released via Forever Music Productions, sees the label take on some classic Roots sounds – but the background to the release is equally interesting. Forever Music Productions from Portmore Jamaica was the brainchild of Shayne Green – an alumnus of the Sly and Robbie camp where he was an engineer. Green has previously worked with industry

Ray Isaacs ft R Embassida_raggamuffin Remixes Review

Ray Isaacs ft R Embassida – Raggamuffin Remixes – Review

Ray Isaacs ft R Embassida Raggamuffin Remixes EP Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. What happens when the nephew of the legendary Gregory Isaacs meets one of the UK’s foremost production outfits? A whole host of delicious remixes is what. Raggamuffin Remixes, released via Totally Dubwise Recordings, sees the label take on the track Raggamuffin by Ray Isaacs featuring R Embassida. It was originally released in late 2020 by Anotha One Productions, who also produced the record. Fast forward to 2023, and Totally Dubwise have given it the remix treatment. The release itself starts off with a freshly remastered mix of both

Love Taking Over Riddim Review

Love Taking Over Riddim – Review

Various Artists: Love Taking Over Riddim Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. After two successful releases, Roadblokk Records are back with a third – and the label has upped its game further, by releasing a full riddim this time – to good effect. Love Taking Over Riddim, released via Roadblokk Records, sees the sister label of Anotha One Productions start to properly take flight. Roadblokk is headed-up by Milan Ivkovic and DJ Vandal, and had previously released two tracks: Dem Weak by Naptali and Stranger In Town by Ray Isaacs (a tribute to his uncle Gregory on what would have

El YahWeh Riddim Review

El YahWeh Riddim – Review

Various Artists: El YahWeh Riddim Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Train Line Records have just scored one of the strongest riddims of the year – with the lead track from none other than Dexta Daps. El YahWeh, released via Train Line Records, sees the label deliver something of sheer quality that’s highly attractive. The riddim itself is soulful yet Reggae-laced – almost classic in nature. The giveaway on this is the grand opening, with its impressive, lilting piano line – filled with rapid runs and riffs. What dominates on first listen are the chord progressions. The arrangement is predominantly

Everton Roy Collins They Used To Be Mine Review

Everton Roy Collins – They Used To Be Mine – Review

Everton Roy Collins: They Used To Be Mine Album Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Everton Roy Collins has returned with his third album – and to say it is a rich, intricate and pleasing affair would be an understatement. They Used To Be Mine, released via Mission Hill Records, sees Collins return nearly 30 years after his first release. Produced by John Harley, the album is a veritable banquet of Lover’s Rock and Reggae – but with heavy influences of Rock and Blues. The array of musicians featured is impressive, too – including Ryan Wilson on a versatile bass,

Larking About EP review

Various Artists – Larking About EP – Review

Various Artists: Larking About EP Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. A classic Studio One riddim has been reawakened for the 21st century – with a sympathetic makeover and some compelling performances to boot. Larking About EP, released via H2 Recordings, sees various artists give their interpretations across a modern-day version of the classic Studio One Larking About Riddim – with producer Wooligan and executive producer Paul Nash making sure it is all done in style. The reimagined Larking About is a classic Roots track based on the equally classic riddim, but with some twists. The basic principles of the

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Ras Teo and The Naturals Coming Home Review

Ras Teo And The Naturals – Coming Home – Review

Ras Teo and The Naturals: Coming Home Album Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Ras Teo is back with yet another release – this time, going home to his roots via an eclectic and visionary project. Coming Home, released via King Solomon Productions and distributed by Lone Ark, sees Teo team up with musicians from Sweden in a highly interesting move. King Solomon Productions told Pauzeradio: “Roughly five years ago Teo reached out to Magnus (Daddy Natural) with the question, why don’t we work together? The reason for that is that Teo would like to come home and do an

Read More »
Ras Teo One Fire Review

Ras Teo – One Fire EP – Review

Ras Teo: One Fire EP Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. It’s always worth revisiting an immediate classic – because they stand the test of time. So here, we’re looking back at a Ras Teo EP from October 2023 – and it certainly is ‘fire’. One Fire, released via Forward Bound Records, sees Teo team up with members of Zion I Kings. Produced in the most part by Teo and David Goldfine of ZIK with mastering from Laurent Alfred of I Grade Records, the EP is a slick and polished yet a thought-provoking and moving affair – showing the quality

Read More »
Ras Teo Ion Man & Ion Man In Dub Review

Ras Teo – Ion Man & Ion Man In Dub – Review

Ras Teo: Ion Man and Ion Man in Dub Album Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Ras Teo is a force to be reckoned with – as are Zion I Kings (ZIK). So, when the two (plus other renowned names) come together the results should be remarkable. And they certainly are with this latest album. Ion Man and Ion Man in Dub, released via Forward Bound Records and Zion I Kings, sees Teo join forces with members of ZIK, Lone Ark, and I Grade. Specifically on the latter, the final mastering from perhaps the most sought-after engineer in the business,

Read More »
Subajah Lion Review

Subajah – Lion – Review

Subajah: Lion Album Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. London-based Subajah has honed his craft for many years – and the results show on his brand-new album, as this talented artist provides us with a consummate release. Lion, released via Dashen Records, sees Subajah deliver nine tracks and a dub across a very well-engineered and mastered album – the latter being done by Noah Priddle. Across the release, quality and skilled musicians join him – however, undeniably there are no big-name producers in sight; all the better, you’d be right in thinking, because Subajah having his own hand at the

Read More »
Sanity Riddim Review

Sanity Riddim – Review

Various Artists: Sanity Riddim Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. A well-established production outfit has just released a new riddim, featuring a selection of both legendary and up-and-coming artists – and you’d be mad not to listen to it, as it’s superb. Sanity Riddim, released via Forever Music Productions, sees the label take on some classic Roots sounds – but the background to the release is equally interesting. Forever Music Productions from Portmore Jamaica was the brainchild of Shayne Green – an alumnus of the Sly and Robbie camp where he was an engineer. Green has previously worked with industry

Read More »
Ray Isaacs ft R Embassida_raggamuffin Remixes Review

Ray Isaacs ft R Embassida – Raggamuffin Remixes – Review

Ray Isaacs ft R Embassida Raggamuffin Remixes EP Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. What happens when the nephew of the legendary Gregory Isaacs meets one of the UK’s foremost production outfits? A whole host of delicious remixes is what. Raggamuffin Remixes, released via Totally Dubwise Recordings, sees the label take on the track Raggamuffin by Ray Isaacs featuring R Embassida. It was originally released in late 2020 by Anotha One Productions, who also produced the record. Fast forward to 2023, and Totally Dubwise have given it the remix treatment. The release itself starts off with a freshly remastered mix of both

Read More »
Love Taking Over Riddim Review

Love Taking Over Riddim – Review

Various Artists: Love Taking Over Riddim Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. After two successful releases, Roadblokk Records are back with a third – and the label has upped its game further, by releasing a full riddim this time – to good effect. Love Taking Over Riddim, released via Roadblokk Records, sees the sister label of Anotha One Productions start to properly take flight. Roadblokk is headed-up by Milan Ivkovic and DJ Vandal, and had previously released two tracks: Dem Weak by Naptali and Stranger In Town by Ray Isaacs (a tribute to his uncle Gregory on what would have

Read More »
El YahWeh Riddim Review

El YahWeh Riddim – Review

Various Artists: El YahWeh Riddim Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Train Line Records have just scored one of the strongest riddims of the year – with the lead track from none other than Dexta Daps. El YahWeh, released via Train Line Records, sees the label deliver something of sheer quality that’s highly attractive. The riddim itself is soulful yet Reggae-laced – almost classic in nature. The giveaway on this is the grand opening, with its impressive, lilting piano line – filled with rapid runs and riffs. What dominates on first listen are the chord progressions. The arrangement is predominantly

Read More »
Everton Roy Collins They Used To Be Mine Review

Everton Roy Collins – They Used To Be Mine – Review

Everton Roy Collins: They Used To Be Mine Album Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Everton Roy Collins has returned with his third album – and to say it is a rich, intricate and pleasing affair would be an understatement. They Used To Be Mine, released via Mission Hill Records, sees Collins return nearly 30 years after his first release. Produced by John Harley, the album is a veritable banquet of Lover’s Rock and Reggae – but with heavy influences of Rock and Blues. The array of musicians featured is impressive, too – including Ryan Wilson on a versatile bass,

Read More »

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