Ziggy Marley “Love Is My Religion”

Album Reviews | Jul 2nd, 2006

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Record Label: Tuff Gong Worldwide
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Ziggy Marley was one of the first reggae artists I got into. His Father was first obviously, but soon after I decided to check out some Ziggy Marley music and have been a fan ever since. I used to love the songs “Tomorrow People” and “Give A Little Love” when I was growing up and they are still one of my favorites from him. I haven’t really followed him since he left the Melody Makers and has done his solo thing. I heard some songs from his last album “Dragonfly,” and didn’t like it at much as his earlier works. I’m happy to say that “Love is My Religion” gets Ziggy back on track where he started out as…joyous meaningful roots reggae music!

“Into The Groove” starts the album off and makes you want to dance around the room. Well that’s what I feel like doing anyway. It has a nice melody to it and I really like the horns. “Love Is My Religion” is the title track and clearly the most stand-out track on the album. It’s the most catchiest on the album and it also sounds like something he recorded back in his earlier days. I keep listening to the song over and over again! “Blackcat” has a nice slow ska feel to it and seems different than the other tracks. “A Lifetime” is my second favorite song on the album. The strings in the back are a nice touch, and the vocals are really good. The song just makes you sway back and forth; its just a great reggae song. The songwriting hasn’t let up after all these years, and musically I enjoyed this album than the last few albums he’s done. I still prefer his poppier reggae stuff from the earlier 90s but this is just as good. If you a fan of Ziggy Marley than you should really like “Love Is My Religion!”

Bottom Line: I liked this album a lot better than Dragonfly. Love is my Religion is a great tune!
Notable Tracks: Love Is My Religion, Friend, Blackcat, A Lifetime
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