What in the fuck is VP thinking? Reggae Gold used to be a respected release each year that stayed true to the genre…reggae. This release is mostly pop bullshit with a couple of reggae tracks sprinkled in. The first 5 tracks are enough for most listeners to get the idea and throw the disk(s) out the window. Yes, the Kingston Town remix with Busy Signal and Damien Marley is a hardcore banger, and there are some solid jams on here, but they could have saved us all a lot of previewing garbage by releasing this as a single disk. Or, one disk reggae gold and called the second a bonus disk of dancehall-pop perhaps. There’s SO many wack tracks it’s easiest to just mention the few worthy ones. If you check this out, pay attention to Busy Signal, Romain Virgo, Beres Hammond, and then there’s a bunch of old tracks that we’ve all heard before (most are dancehall, but at least they’re solid).
In summary: Reggae Gold 2012 is a wack release. There’s one must-have track, and some classics that you probably already have. Stear clear.
To the dumbasses that green-lighted this over at VP Records: Nice job trying to cater to the pop bullshit audience out there. <--sarcasm
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