I’ve picked up Sean Paul’s "Dutty Rock" on my last order from Ernie B’s (it was included on the ‘offers’ section) and have played this quite a few times since yesterday. I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s a very nice album overall, much better than what I expected. Even most of the R’n’B fusion tracks are good (like the one with Rahzel of the Roots).
Provided that the reggae market is very much singles-orientated, the whole album imo is very solid with a few mediocre tracks towards the end. I found it superior to Bounty Killer’s “My Xperience” that was considered a classic of the dancehall genre (i.e. included on Rough Guide’s 100 essential reggae CDs).
What’s your opinion on it?
A nice dancehall set?
Too mainstreamized for your own taste?
Or were you too tired of the Sean Paul hype and over-exposure of the hits to check it?