March 25, 2019
The focus here is reggae, specifically its routes into dub, dancehall and trip hop as the decade unwinds toward the nineties and beyond.
April 26, 2018
"Once we get out of the 80s, the 90s are gonna make the 60s look like the 50s." There was a sense that the table had been set for the coming decade.
July 7, 2017
I once said that I could write a whole book about this record, so how about a lengthy post to start the ball rolling?
June 20, 2017
This is summertime music, pure and simple, post-disco music with gulf stream tendencies (linking New York to the Caribbean and the Black Ark to the Paradise Garage).
December 16, 2016
There exists a particular sound that seems to leap out the speakers in vivid colors, engulfing its surroundings and drawing you into its world.
April 15, 2015
The Beat took the stage, opening with Rough Rider, and any doubts I may have had just drifted off into the ether on the back of its mellow, churning groove.
January 5, 2015
This list represents my absolute favorite 100 records of all-time.