10 Ft. Ganja Plant
Midnight Landing


4.0
excellent

Review

by dub sean USER (37 Reviews)
June 29th, 2007 | 13 replies


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Midnight Landing is the reggae album that will take you away to that beach you've always dreamed of visiting, without you ever leaving your room.

There are some albums that just make you want to sit down and chill all day doing nothing. When you listen to these albums you can just picture yourself laying back, enjoying the tropical beach your mind has forced you to travel to. When you listen to the rolling horns, quiet little drums beats, and carefully placed piano pieces of 10 Ft. Ganja Plant's Midnight Landing, there is nothing you will want more than to lay back, watch the waves of the ocean, and fall asleep knowing that everything is alright.

10 Ft. Ganja Plant is known for their mystery and, obviously, their clever band name. They rarely play live shows, and when they do, they are usually spur of the moment sort of deals. The band has very few pictures available, and the band members' names are unknown. This may seem really strange, but it just proves that you don't have to know everything, or in this case anything, about a band to enjoy their tunes. Of course, with a name like 10 Ft. Ganja Plant, you can guess that many of the songs are drug-inspired. Luckily, the entire album is not dragged down with the same constant drug references you would find in say, a Cypress Hill album. Only one or two tracks actually talk about anything drug-related. This really helps to clear the songs and give each song an individual feel.

One thing about Midnight Landing is that the album is not breathtaking. This album will not blow your mind with its excellence, only calm it. This album is not going to change the world with its sheer awesomeness, but it doesn't have to. It does perfectly what it intends to do, and that's make the listener feel relaxed. Vocals are a rare thing on Midnight Landing. But when they do come, they provide a breath of fresh air. The vocals on Let the Music Hit reiterate the song's happiness, with the upbeat rhythm and bopping horns. However, the very next track contains lyrics which add to the slow tempo and make the song a little darker. Clearly, the vocals are only used to accentuate the feeling already achieved by the instruments.

The only cases when the music really strays away from the usual horns and drums are in the tracks Chanting Nyabinghi, in which a violin makes it presence, and the shorter song Wide Open where the guitar is the standout instrument of the song. Although these songs provide some new layers, the music leading these instruments is the same bumbling reggae we hear on the rest of the album. This may drive away some listeners, as the album is nothing but some interesting reggae gems. However, each song really contains its own feeling and mood, and no two tracks sound anything alike if you really listen to the music. 10 Ft. Ganja Plant really does a great job communicating their feelings with very little use of words. Each song will take you away to that beach in Hawaii you have always dreamed of visiting. The laid-back moods and catchy beats are the perfect ingredients in creating an excellent reggae album. In the end there is only one word that can fully describe this entire album: euphoria.



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dub sean
June 29th 2007


980 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Back to back reviews, folks. The latter being my better work.

Fort23
June 29th 2007


2480 Comments


I like your style, you sound like a car mechanic, it's kool i voted. Never heard of this might check out.

dub sean
June 29th 2007


980 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Car mechanic, why?
and out of any 10 Ft Ganja albums, get this one.This Message Edited On 06.29.07

Fort23
June 29th 2007


2480 Comments


I don't know its cool you're like "Well this part my work this way and that part might do this", I don't know don't listen Im just blabbering. Good review that's all you should listen to.
:smash:This Message Edited On 06.29.07

dub sean
June 29th 2007


980 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

No I really want to hear what you think!
I can sort of see where you're coming from.

EDIT:
why doesn't your pie chart work lol? I'd complain!This Message Edited On 06.29.07

Fort23
June 29th 2007


2480 Comments


I dont know, It's so wierd the datas all wrong or something. It's lame.

Well you're kind os like a salesman, like you're presuading us to get it, which is pretty kool. That's my best explanation. Let's let other people commentThis Message Edited On 06.29.07

dub sean
June 29th 2007


980 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Well when I rate an album as 'excellent', yeah I do want people to get it!

smokersdieyounger
June 29th 2007


672 Comments


when you rate an album as excellent and write a review this good, people want to get it.

dub sean
June 29th 2007


980 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Just to let ya'll know I wrote my previously submitted review over a course of 3 days. This one took 5 minutes, and I think it is far superior.

dub sean
June 29th 2007


980 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0


when you rate an album as excellent and write a review this good, people want to get it.

Thanks that means a lot.

Fort23
June 29th 2007


2480 Comments


Yea people should get it!

FriendofTheDevil70
June 29th 2007


384 Comments


Great review, and a good band. I only have a handful of 10ft. GP songs but I love to chill out to all of them.

MonorailCat
August 10th 2008


118 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I'm checking out a few songs now, well the first 2 on the album. So far, so good.



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