Black Uhuru   Red
4.0
excellent
Release Date: 1981
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0.0 SOUNDOFF | March 13th 08

Not unlike a multitude of other reggae artists, Black Uhuru have gone (generally) unnoticed thanks to the enormity of Bob Marley. That isn't to say that his music is in any way bad, but sometimes it seems like the world could do with a little more Big Youth, Pablo Augustus, Burning Spear, King Tubby, Toots, and Congos.

Anyway, Red is a great album; there are plenty of head-nodding moments, particularly in "Sistren" and "Carbine". One track that I rarely see mentioned is "Utterance," which is definitely my favorite here. The vocals are at their most inspirational and uplifting, backed by more thick grooves and echoing backup vocals, singing "What a joy to hear the utterance of a Rasta." Occasionally the slight '80s sounding production can be a turnoff, especially with the percussion, but it's pretty easy to get over.


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4.0 excellenttimmy36 | February 10th 16
4.5 superbchillin420 | December 24th 15
4.0 excellentPhil M. | October 31st 15
4.0 excellentMoonAngel | October 12th 15
2.5 averageCimnele | August 9th 15
4.5 superbJarek | July 28th 15
4.0 excellentdeathofasalesman | August 13th 14
3.5 greatCaptainDooRight | May 28th 14
5.0 classicjeffsoul | May 4th 14
4.0 excellenttarkus | January 10th 14
4.0 excellentImpossibleInfluence2 | November 6th 13
4.0 excellentZack | September 20th 13
4.0 excellentwacknizzle | March 25th 13
4.0 excellentdh198 | March 24th 13
3.5 greatarcane | February 8th 13
5.0 classicRastapunk | December 21st 12
4.5 superbPint of stella | August 11th 12
4.5 superbTupik | July 28th 12
4.0 excellentFormerCritic | April 8th 12
4.0 excellentWailinTim31 | October 2nd 11
4.0 excellentManic | August 23rd 11
4.0 excellentKaliMa | July 6th 11
3.5 greatBiOZed | April 25th 11
4.0 excellentIAJP | August 13th 10
5.0 classicBryan Lee Madden | March 6th 10
4.0 excellentTigerboy | February 8th 10
4.0 excellentbarbarian | March 13th 08
3.0 goodSean Matthew | March 12th 08
4.5 superbDonVito666 | September 30th 07
3.5 greatChris Jackson | July 14th 06
3.5 greattyler
4.5 superbAndreasG
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