Toppa Top ’15: The 15 Best Caribbean Albums of 2015

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14. Machel Montano – Monk Monte
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Machel Montano‘sย Monk Montรฉ is this year’s legit soca party album, with several moments of glory. Machel gave us the epitome of carnival vibes with his massive hit single “Like Ah Boss,” while revelers got the party started, not deaded, with “Party Done,” featuring Angela Hunte. The album takes off with its first single, “Remedy”, an ode to the therapy that a good wining of the waist can bring. And Montano’s lyrical style pairs up well on the classic soca riddim, “Great Parade” featuring Patrice Roberts. It’s the perfect song for the road march finale, which revelers look forward to year round. Monk Montรฉ is a crossover record, because it connects popular music to the world of soca, holding appeal for any music lover that needs a quick introduction to Trinadad’s signature music movement. โ€” Kalifa Madden

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