Sizzla - Waterhouse Redemption-Vinyl LP-South

Sizzla - Waterhouse Redemption

In Europe,åÊSizzla'såÊWaterhouse RedemptionåÊhit the shelves a mere month afteråÊAin't Gonna See Us Fall. The U.S. release stretched it to nearly three months, but either way, it plays right into the hands of the man's detractors, a growing group that point to his lack of quality control, his increasing love of bling, and his frequent dropping of the F-bomb, which doesn't seem to gel with his righteousåÊBobo AshantiåÊstance. They'll have a hard time picking apart this album sinceåÊWaterhouse Redemptionbounces between revolution numbers and lover's dancehall effortlessly, utilizing some classic riddims fromåÊKing Jammy's studio along the way. Longtime reggae lovers should start with "Someone Loves You," an instantly infectious, swaggering tune that uses the classic "Sleng Teng" riddim. Sweeter still is the update ofåÊKen Boothe's "Without Love," here redone as "Let Me Love You," which brings the vigorous singer down to a cooleråÊAnthony B.åÊlevel. The hope-filled "Commandment" is the album's great call to Jah while "Stay Above" and "Play Me Some Music" -- which ingeniously works a duck call into its hook -- supply the eye-level views of the streets and struggles of Jamaica. A better flow to the album would make this one his best, but for fans who foundåÊAin't Gonna See Us FallåÊtoo slick, too Babylon,åÊWaterhouse RedemptionåÊis an exciting return to form. -