United Reggae: Thanks and Praise by Gappy Ranks

June 6, 2011

Gappy Ranks’ first album ‘Put The Stereo On’ was a real crowd pleaser, combining vintage Studio 1, Treasure Isle and Bunny Lee rhythms from Peckings and Stringray with his contemporary lyrical themes. For his second effort, however, Gappy clearly hankered to revisit the current one-drop and dancehall sounds of his EP ‘Rising Out Of The Ghetto’. Yes, some will find the treated vocals, slick digital backings and big pop radio choruses of recent reggae harder to swallow. But accept them for what they are, and this is a more personal, equally impressive piece of work.

Gappy Ranks - Thanks and Praise

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