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The Black Seeds: “Dusk And Dirt”

Pretty good change of pace for this band.

Once faithfully married to reggae, The Black Seeds seem to have tired of the life of matrimony and have placed their eggs in more than one categorical basket. While hints of reggae can still be found scattered throughout “Dusk and Dirt,” soul, R&B, and a hint of funk seem to emerge as the newfound musical interests of The Black Seeds. I would recommend that you play this album during a pretty relaxed set. Groove and lyrics remain low and repetitive for the most part, especially when it comes to the chorus. If The Black Seeds aren’t what you’re into, at least take a gander at the album cover… pretty damn sweet even if it looks nothing like “Dust and Dirt”

Reviewed by: Erica Tausch on April 10th, 2012

RIYL: Ocote Soul Sounds, Fat Freddy’s Drop, The Funk, Budos Band, Bedouin Soundclash

Recommended Tracks: 6, 8 and 10

FCC Warning: None

Label: Easy Star

Release Date: April 10th, 2012