Home | Audio Reviews |Audiophile Shows | Partner Mags News

Enjoy the Music.com Review Magazine

Buju Banton
'Till Shiloh

By Rob Selina
Click here to e-mail reviewer

Buju Banton 'Till Shiloh

Compact Disc CD: Island Records 314-524-119-2  Compact Disc

  It's been a while since I found a little treat like this one. I was first exposed to Buju Banton by Hellcat Records on their Give 'Em The Boot II sampler. He caught my ear with "Misty Days", a relatively simple melody that was just downright catchy.

'Till Shiloh is actually much more interesting than what I was lead to believe by "Misty Days." The album is a fusion of roots reggae, dub, hip hop and what I'd consider traditional African rhythm. It sounds like a mutt, but bear with me. Most of the album features upbeat dub style synthetic beats similar to what made Shaggy popular, heavily laden with lyrics very similar in topic to those found on your average roots reggae album by Burning Spear, Steel Pulse, Uroy or the like. The interesting part is how the focus has been shifted from the norm. Most dub albums are very bass heavy, with a focus on beat. Roots reggae emphasizes rhythm and melody. Buju Banton is very heavy on the vocals, the beat and rhythm are there for back up only. It's a refreshing change, and he does have a strong gutsy voice that's worth listening to.

The album isn't revolutionary, but an interesting deviation from the norm. If you are interested in Reggae or maybe looking for a new tangent to explore, check this one out.

 

Enjoyment: 80
Sound Quality: 80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
 

Quick Links


Audiophile Review Magazine
High-End Audio Equipment Reviews

 

Equipment Review Archives
Turntables, Cartridges, Etc
Digital Source
Do It Yourself (DIY)
Preamplifiers
Amplifiers
Cables, Wires, Etc
Loudspeakers/ Monitors
Headphones, IEMs, Tweaks, Etc
Ultra High-End Audio Reviews

 

Videos
Enjoy the Music.TV

 

Columns
Editorials By Tom Lyle
Viewpoint By Roger Skoff
Viewpoint By Steven R. Rochlin
Various Think Pieces
Manufacturer Articles


Show Reports
Capital Audiofest 2021 Show
The HiFi Summit Q2 2021
T.H.E. Show 2021 Report
The HiFi Summit Q4 2020
The HiFi Summit Q2 2020
Bristol Hi-Fi Show Report 2020
Florida Audio Expo 2020 Show Report
New York Audio Show 2019 Report
Capital Audiofest 2019 Show Report
Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) 2019
High End Munich 2019 Show Report
Click here for previous shows.

 

Other
Audiophile Contests
Cool Free Stuff For You
Tweaks For Your System
Vinyl Logos For LP Lovers
Lust Pages Visual Beauty

 

Resources & Information
Music Definitions
Hi-Fi Definitions

 


Daily Industry News

High-End Audio News & Information

 

Partner Print Magazines
audioXpress
Australian Hi-Fi Magazine
hi-fi+ Magazine
HIFICRITIC
HiFi Media
Hi-Fi World
Sound Practices
VALVE Magazine

 

For The Press & Industry
About Us
Press Releases
Official Site Graphics

 

Contests & Our Mailing List

Our free newsletter for monthly updates & enter our contests!

 

 

    

Home   |   Industry News   |   Equipment Reviews   |   Press Releases   |   About Us   |   Contact Us

 

All contents copyright  1995 - 2021  HighEndAudio.com and Enjoy the Music.com
May not be copied or reproduced without permission.  All rights reserved.