With their bigger and better second album, London-based indie/dance band Boxed In have earned their breakout moment
Competition in Jamaican dancehall reggae is so fierce, only the toughest of DJs makes a breakthrough....
Oh, and Enya as well. Both the lilting 'Fade Away' and the more mashed-up 'Bad Man Nuh Stray' (with the very hungry and eager Scare Dem Crew) fuse digital reggae electronics with large slices of her 'Sail Away' hit. And when Buccaneer is not riding a sparse, stripped-down heavy metal rhythm on 'Bruk Out' or collaborating with Cali punks Rancid for a remix of the same, he tries - and fails hilariously - to sing the title track in the style of Pavarotti.
But what's on his mind? Women mostly, even though a hundred different boasts about his seductive prowess should, but never does, get wearying. This loverman gone horribly wrong has a thing about backbiters as well. He hates them. This could be trouble. He'll never make the Royal Opera House.
Islamic mythology meets the horror of war in this claustrophobic, low-budget spine-tingler
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This Floridian trio’s peculiar take on pop music takes gloomy cues from Depeche Mode and The Smiths