Toppa Top 10: The Best Caribbean Albums of 2011

Intro 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Honorebel Mention


1. Hollie Cook, Hollie Cook (Mr. Bongo)

Thoroughly fresh in terms of feel and presentation yet a total throwback full of vintage style lovers rock grooves and mixes, Hollie Cook’s debut album was a true revelation, and a memorable opening salvo in what we are sure will be a long and fruitful career. Never mind her status as true rock’n roll nobility (Cook is the daughter of Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook, and a British-born St. Lucian punk mum)—this record speaks for it self. Just what the doctor ordered for reggae music post Kartel’s hegemony…

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“Sugar Water (Look At My Face)”