Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Friday, January 11, 2013

SINÉAD O'CONNOR / Throw Down Your Arms (2005)

It may seem odd that a pasty-white Irish girl recorded an album of reggae covers, but when you consider it's Sinéad O'Connor it begins to make a sliver of sense, because songs of freedom from oppression aren't new for her.
Featuring tracks originally recorded by Burning Spear, The Abyssinians, Peter Tosh, and Bob Marley and The Wailers, among others, it's a slickly produced album that's genuine reggae at heart, not watered-down pop versions of reggae.
Overall, it's a mostly successful endeavour that recognises that Jah or God, Kingston or Dublin, here or there or anywhere, is all the same in a relative way.

Songs of Note: Vampire; Y Mas Gan

4 dreadless wonderlands out of 5

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