ALBUM TITLE                        :        CHAKA DEMUS AND THE PLIERS

ARTIST                                   :        CHAKA DEMUS AND THE PLIERS

GENRE                                    :        POP / REGGAE

DATE RELEASED                   :        1993


It is a good thing that this album did not suffer what other reggae albums had; the same sound and vibe all throughout the record. In this record, the sounds are varied probably because each individual song has distinct rhythm and groove thus, the tracks did not sound alike.  Thus, the whole album is not difficult to listen because of the variety of sounds and vibes.

The worse that you can say in this record is that Chaka Demus and the Pliers could have avoided singing anthemic reggae songs as it diminishes the over all feel of the record.  Songs like “One Nation Under A Groove” offsets what “Let’s Make It Tonight” have achieved in terms of musical excellence.

I urged music aficionados to take time to revisit this record and rediscover gems like “Tease Me,” “Sunshine Day,” “ She Don’t Let Nobody,” “Bam Bam,” “Murder She Wrote,” and the usual reggae vibe in “Gal Wine.”  Regarding the remake version of “Twist and Shout,” it’s up to you if you will use your forward button in your player considering that the track is positioned second to the last in the album.  I rate this record 3.5 stars.

Ratings Description:

1 star = Ignore it

2 stars= risk it

3 stars = borrow or buy it

4 stars = buy it and keep it

5 = buy, keep, and treasure it


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