Elijah Prophet - King Of Kings (PowPow Productions)
Truth be told, yours truly is a huge fan of Elijah Prophet. His 'Got To Be Conscious' on the Crystal Woman riddim gave yours truly goose bumps time and time again, and thanks to the German PowPow sound system there's now Elijah's debut album 'King Of Kings'.
Perfect Giddimani - Giddimani (Tad's Record)
The debut album of Jamaica's latest singjay-revelation Perfect Giddimani, who earlier this year stormed the charts with 'Handcart Bwoy' and 'Amerimaka', is released by Tad's Record.
Various Artists - King At The Controls, King Jammy Essential Hits From Reggae's Digital Revolution 1985 - 1989 (VP Records)
With the anniversary of the Sleng Teng riddim still fresh in the collective memory, VP Records now pays tribute to the pioneer of digital reggae, producer King Jammy.
Pama International - Trojan Sessions (Trojan/Sanctuary)
Pama International had the honor of being the first band in years to be offered a recording contract by Trojan/Sanctuary! Which poses the question: "Who the hell are these guys?"
Natural Black - Far From Reality (Greensleeves)
Stating Jamaica is overflowing with musical talent is probably still an understatement, so question is if the island is still in need of foreign influences? Apparently it is, because British Guyana-born Natural Black is doing far from bad in the Jamaican charts.
King Tubby meets Jacob Miller - In A Tenement Yard (Motion Records)
King Tubby meets Jacob Miller's 'In A Tenement Yard' is a curiosity in every way you want to look at it.
I Kong - The Way It Is (VP Records)
With its Reggae Rewind series VP Records is focusing on the rerelease of a number of classic reggae albums. The first two are the legendary 'Wolf & Leopards' by Dennis Brown and I Kong's 'The Way It Is'.
Gyptian - My Name Is Gyptian (VP Records)
Mellifluous is the first adjective that springs to mind when listening to 'My Name Is Gyptian', and just as with honey drizzled Turkish desserts, this will be too sweet for some.
Lutan Fyah - Healthy Lifestyle (VP Records)
Just a few months after the release of the impressive 'Phantom War' album Lutan Fyah returns with this Xterminator production by producer Phillip 'Fattis' Burrell.
Leroy Brown - Genuine Love (Dakarai Music International)
'Genuine Love', the new album by Leroy Brown, doesn't resemble 'Color Barier' (a fantastic rerelease by Makasound) in the slightest.
Martin Jondo - Echo & Smoke (Homeground/Grooveattack)
Germany's latest reggae revelation is... Korean!
Abisha - Natural Feelin' (Kiddus Music)
Kiddus Music, yet another new reggae label from France, proudly presents 'Natural Feelin'', the debut album by Abisha, France's newest roots revelation.
Black Uhuru - Black Sounds Of Freedom (Greensleeves)
In their reggae classics re-issue series the Greensleeves label this time tackles Black Uhuru's classic 'Black Sounds Of Freedom' album.
Sunshiners - Sunshiners (Jive Epic/Sony BMG)
In the category "oddity of the month" this Sunshiners album can definitely count.
Frankie Paul - Are You Ready (Cousins)
With 'Are You Ready' (on the undervalued English Cousins label which already offered us the great 'Babylon A Fight' by Michael Rose) Frankie Paul delivers one of his best albums in years.
Nasio Fontaine - Universal Cry (Greensleeves)
'Universal Cry' is already Nasio Fontaine's fifth album to date. The rootsman from Dominica once again delivers a solid album, but after the superb 'Living In The Positive' it is still somewhat of a disappointment.
Norris Man - Home & Away (Greensleeves)
Norris Man seems to have signed with the English Greensleeves label and the resulting 'Home & Away' is a solid effort and by far his best since the release of his debut album 'Persistence' for VP Records.
John Holt - 1000 Volts Of Holt (Trojan/Sanctuary)
Re-release of the classic album of the king of lovers rock, John Holt.
King Tubby & Friends - Motion Dub Special: Classic Dubs 1974 - 1978 (Motion Records)
Motion Records is a small English label that specializes in what they call "vintage reggae & dub" and who says dub, says King Tubby.
Dr. Alimantado - House Of Singles (Greensleeves/Keyman Records)
For 'House Of Singles', a compilation you could call a Dr. Alimantado anthology, the doctor personally compiled the track list.