Various Artists- “Covers For Reggae Lovers”

Album Reviews | Mar 25th, 2010

Genre: Reggae/Dancehall/Lover’s Rock
Record Label: VP Records

Reggae artists certainly love some cover songs, and especially those that are love songs. Well fans of reggae’s lover rock, will particularly enjoy this compilation featuring 16 tracks of love cover songs. Featuring the best crooner’s in reggae, like Sanchez and Luciano, some tracks feel like originals but others will stand out as previous hits in the Pop world.

Tracks like “I Wanna Know What Love is,” “I Don’t Want to Miss A Thing,” by Aerosmith,” and “Ribbon in the Sky” by Stevie Wonder are some of the artists covered and the artists make it their own, with smooth vocals that they certainly could stand out on their own without having to be covered. A good job by the cover artist when you don’t have to constantly compare the original, and it also respects the original at the same time. Most of the compilation does that and few fall flat, and doesn’t feel very romantic and lovey dovey.

Bottom Line: A solid compilation featuring some popular reggae artist covering today’s pop hits.
Notable Artists: Luciano, Sanchez, Janet Kay, One Third
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