Chronology - Chronixx
At 24 years of age, the Rastafarian singer-songwriter known as Chronixx (full name Jamar McNaughton) is already up to the task of leading the next wave of Jamaican reggae artists in the present millennium.
The long-gestating Chronology finds the genre in a curious place, appreciated in the mainstream but in an appropriative sense, with the genre vibes, chords and sensibilities serving as the foundation for many a "tropical house" and faux "dancehall pop" hit but nary a Jamaican artist on the level of making a Marley-esque splash.
Chronology is a socially, politically and industrially aware effort, the work of an intelligent, savvy and ambitious artist who makes for an ideal genre representative to take reggae to its next global level.
1. Spanish Town Rocking
2. Big Bad Sound featuring Chronicle
3. Skankin' Sweet
4. Ghetto Paradise
5. Country Boy
6. Smile Jamaica
7. I Can
8. Selassie Children
9. Black is Beautiful
13. Tell Me Now
16. I Know Love (Bonus Track)
Posted by John R. on 31st Aug 2017
Interestingly Chronixx himself tries not to call this a reggae album and on some levels it is not pure reggae. However, its sure reggae to me. This is the best new album I have heard in at least 10 years. Many of the songs hit all the right notes. The song LEGEND will stand the test of time for many years to come. This album needs to be owned by everyone and the message in the song
LEGEND embraced by all of us. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.