Jenny J.J.I. | That Lives in Carolinas | 03/04/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Sean Paul's "Dutty Rock" is one of the great dance hall albums that are out there. He continuously gave out hits throughout this whole album. Some of the end songs aren't as powerful as the songs at the beginning such as "Baby Boy", "Gimme The Light", "Get Busy", and "Concrete". His album is very good and definitely worth the cost. Sean Paul has outdone himself on his 2nd album which defiantly places him on the charts.
Sean Paul is Prince of the Dancehall because Beenie man has the "king" title already. This music originates from way back before rap/hip-hop even got started. Sean Paul had thrown some new flavor in there and makes a bangin' dance album. Some people don't like it because they can't understand him, but whose fault is that? People should realize that this music is rich in culture and if he sang it so that everyone could understand it he would be denying the heritage that made the music possible.
Probably this will help you out: almost every song on his album fades out with Sean still singing or the music still playing. I suggest looking up lyrics if you're really interested... or I wouldn't bother... Sean's voice is amazing and is fairly fun to listen to... most the music is upbeat... so if your looking for the sounds then this album is for you. Keep on bumpin' Sean Paul, and keep confusing the ignorant! "
This is NOT Reggae
Unika | NYC, NY | 12/26/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This is NO Reggae. Benes Hammond is real Reggae, Bobby Marley is REAL Reggae, and Morgan Heritage is real Reggae. This is a no-talent wannabe Reggae singer (if that's what you call what he does...). This album is aimed at upper-class suburban White kids who don't know what Reggae is and urban-dwellers who will listen to anything. His best sing was "I'm Still In Love" and that was only because Sasha could sing half well. My recommendation?: He should join forces with Britney Spears, Lumidee, and J-Lo and maybe together they could produce an album worth 1 1/2 stars."
A True Gem!
Marcus | 01/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I also don't know why so many reviewers are obsessed is with whether or not you can understand every word SP says (in a seriously thick jamaican accent and vocabulary, no less -- what did you expect if you are not otherwise familar with this type of speech?). There is a lyric sheet on the re-release (now including "Baby Boy" w/ Beyonce) if you really care, but I think you can understand all you need to know from the main event--the music! I bought this on the strength of usual suspects--"Gimme the Light", "Like Glue", but was pleased to discover there are a number of songs on here that are EVEN CATCHIER than the huge hits, if you can believe it, including the sublime "International Affair." I just got this CD about 3 hours ago and will be content to leave it on repeat indefinitely. Highly recommended!!!"
Review for "Dutty Rock" by Sean Paul
Robert Koehler | Tampa, Florida | 07/11/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Usually, it gets on my nerves when half of an album is collaborations, because it leaves me feeling like the artist isn't good enough to sing songs by themself. (For example, all of Ciara's big hits have been collaborations). But with Sean Paul, it seems like collaborations are almost a necessity. While some of the fillers, notably "Punkie", are great, it's the big hits that attract the most attention. Even light dancehall fans will have heard "I'm Still In Love With You" (featuring Sasha) and most will report that they love it. "Baby Boy" is OK, but I'm just tired of Beyoncé. "Gimme The Light" and "Like Glue" are the two main hits from this album, and they are the ones that most fans favor. Sean Paul is a very talented and -authentic- Jamaican rapper, which is one of the things I admire about him. He's not pretending to be something he's not, like so many artists today try to do. I wouldn't say this album is very "reggae", like many people expect. It is definetely across between dancehall and rap. It's a unique sound that I just love. I recommend this album to ANYONE trying to experience a different kind of music."