The Black Seeds - Dust and Dirt

A recommendation was made a short while ago, and I gave them a quick search and listen and deemed The Black Seeds worthy of my interest. A nice, chill sound, and enough of an original flair to keep them from being just another band.

Looking them up, I decided to go for their latest studio album, Dust and Dirt. It wasn't what I was expecting, and that's neither good nor bad. What's good is there's genuine Reggae going on and there's talent to be heard.

Give one of my favorites, The Bend, a listen.

There's something catchy to the lyrics, and that's all good writing. There's art in the form of poetry alongside the dubbed out bass that'd fit just as well at a dark club with some bongos.

The spaced out vocal chorus also gives off a nice vibe, but when you start to realize the sad nature of the song you see a deeper meaning. Something they don't always pull off, but works in their favor when it does.
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I wouldn't say the whole album pulls through similarly to today's song.. quite the opposite, it was a bit of a let down. For every track with great lyrics, with quality production, with progression and that special flair; there's another with unclear messages, repetitive and boring musical backgrounds, and dull overall vocals.

It's still worth looking into, the Bandcamp stream will take you there and let you listen to every track free of charge so you can make of it what you want. And I guess at the same time, you get to handpick those amazing tracks out for yourself and keep them.

I really think I just started on the wrong album. These guys have been out for a while and I'm sure it's not because of music like this. This one just sounds like it's for those people that like Reggae, but not if it's too much at a time.
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  1. I thought it sounded like a 70's porn film at first then it kinda changed, what a great tune!!

  2. I quite enjoy this man I think that it is a little played out and isn't too different to your normal Reggae song but I do quite enjoy it and I'd like to hear the rest of the album.

  3. For the first time in a long time, I wasn't able to listen to the whole thing. Just not my cup o' tea.


    Once I recovered from my near-death experience, however, I was able to decipher that this song is pretty chill and trippy. I like. :D


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