Friday, July 31, 2009

Album of the Week: Major Lazer doesn’t kill

There’s a short list of great dance albums, and even the legends, like Basement Jaxx or Daft Punk, have trouble padding a full record beyond a few slamming tracks. And Guns Don’t Kill People ... Lazers Do suffers from the same hits-versus-album filler problem. Major Lazer, a fictional Jamaican commando and DJ, is the new studio project of super-producers Diplo (of M.I.A. fame) and dubstep star Switch, and they’ve concentrated their international-sounding beats on dancehall and reggae to mixed results. The hits (Santigold-featured “Hold the Line,” “Keep It Goin’ Louder” and the most traditional reggae track on the record, “Can’t Stop Now”) are huge, but the rest is only for the hardcore. Disappointing. C+

Major Lazer ft. Santigold & Mr. Lex: Hold the Line (from RCRD LBL)
from the album Guns Don’t Kill People ... Lazers Do

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You cannot be serious...mate you obviously aren't schooled enough to understand that this album is like mega..A+ if not perfect.

Hold The Line didn't make the cut of the album...neither did Zumbi which was a teaser track.

This album is jungle/dancehall, tracks like when you hear the bassline are dfloor killers, jump up co produced by the crookers is a killer, baby is twisted and needless to say PON DE FLOOR IS MAJOR!!!!

So please mate...if your going to some research...learn your music...cause the only that you have labeled the track as a dj edit..its exactly the same.

Schooled. iLL-Kid