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Ranking Cymande's 70s songs

They have an 80s album people hate so uh meh, this is the 3 albums by them people actually listen to ranked.
29Cymande
Promised Heights


"Promised Heights"

Not even bad, just a little overlong and backgroundy for them.

3.5/5
28Cymande
Cymande


"Rickshaw"

Same as the t/t of Promised Heights, but more interesting

3.5/5
27Cymande
Promised Heights


"Leavert"

Boring chorus, but great everything else

3.5/5
26Cymande
Second Time Round


"To You"

Every Cymande song is good honestly...idk

3.5/5
25Cymande
Second Time Round


"Them and Us"

I guess I like their mostly/entirely instrumental jams less than their other songs typically. Still very good.

3.5/5
24Cymande
Promised Heights


"Losin' Ground"

The chorus rules. Loses points for that refrain going on too long

3.5/5
23Cymande
Cymande


"Dove"

Like I said: their long jams are my least favorite parts, but I can't deny this one is their best

4/5
22Cymande
Cymande


"One More"

Very expressive instrumental

4/5
21Cymande
Second Time Round


"For Baby Ooh"

I'd probably love this one if it were a little less sparse

4/5
20Cymande
Second Time Round


"Trevorgus"

What kind of name is Trevorgus? Good song in a sea of classics

4/5
19Cymande
Second Time Round


"Anthracite"

My least favorite of their openers is still super badass

4/5
18Cymande
Promised Heights


"Equatorial Forest"

I might need to bump Promised heights to a 4 honestly lol, this is lower for the album and still awesome

4/5
17Cymande
Cymande


"Ras Tafarian Folk Song"

Very different from the rest of the album in a more "traditional" way. Cool Stuff.

4/5
16Cymande
Promised Heights


"Breezemen"

So catchy and intense


4.5/5
15Cymande
Second Time Round


"FUG"

Could easily be the best song on a lot of 70s funk albums, but isn't. Has lead single energy

4.5/5
14Cymande
Promised Heights


"Brothers on the Slide"

Their highest played on Spotify and I get why, but I like other stuff even more.

4.5/5
13Cymande
Cymande


"Listen"

Preachy, but in a chill way. Kinda sexy too

4.5/5
12Cymande
Promised Heights


"Sheshamani"

Feels oddly religious but in a good way. Yeah uh...good band

5/5
11Cymande
Promised Heights


"Pon De Dungle"

Cymande, stop making the Bible so catchy. What doe Dungle mean? Who knows

5/5
10Cymande
Second Time Round


"Bird"

The way the chorus feels so cut away from the verses is really cool. Like two songs mashed together

5/5
9Cymande
Cymande


"Getting It Back"

Their slow songs have a certain burn to them

5/5
8Cymande
Promised Heights


"Changes"

Pure mood music. When the vocals come in, they really hit

5/5
7Cymande
Second Time Round


"Genevieve"

Just great songwriting. Catchy and all that

5/5
6Cymande
Cymande


"The Message"

This actually hit the hot 100 in the 70s, good job 70s people. Genre-defining funk grooves

5/5
5Cymande
Second Time Round


"Willy's Headache"

I'm always in the mood for this one. The vocals/lyrics are both some of their best.

5/5
4Cymande
Cymande


"Bra"

In a way, this feels like their "signature song" since it has all of their strengths: Jamaican folk influence, jazz backing, funk bass, and catchy vocals. It also has a certain immediacy to it despite not being that fast.

5/5
3Cymande
Promised Heights


"The Recluse"

I liked this song the first time I heard it, but it still managed to grow on me a lot. The chorus is awesome, and the journey to it is awesome.

5/5
2Cymande
Cymande


"Zion I"

The drums, the bass, and that flute, what a great introduction to their career.

5/5
1Cymande
Second Time Round


"Crawshay"

Maybe it's the piano, but this is my go-to for them.

5/5
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