Ziggy Marley – Dragonfly

Comparisons are unfair. But when eldest son sounds so like father, Ziggy Marley rather invites it. Recorded in Hollywood with various Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dragonfly represents the total Americanisation of reggae. "I Get Out" borrows the riff from "Get Up Stand Up" and sounds like Matchbox Twenty messing around with a reggae rhythm during a soundcheck. "Looking" could be something Eagle-Eye Cherry might have recorded for a Bob Marley tribute. "Lost am I in my memories of my forefathers' legacy," Ziggy sings on "Shalom Salaam". Quite.

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Comparisons are unfair. But when eldest son sounds so like father, Ziggy Marley rather invites it. Recorded in Hollywood with various Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dragonfly represents the total Americanisation of reggae. “I Get Out” borrows the riff from “Get Up Stand Up” and sounds like Matchbox Twenty messing around with a reggae rhythm during a soundcheck. “Looking” could be something Eagle-Eye Cherry might have recorded for a Bob Marley tribute. “Lost am I in my memories of my forefathers’ legacy,” Ziggy sings on “Shalom Salaam”. Quite.

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