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

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December 23, 2015

4. Madd Again – MaddTing, Vol. 1

Manchester’s Madd Again injected a fresh energy into the UK’s Caribbean scene with their hybrid of dancehall and grime in 2015. The quartet of Zed Bias, Trigga, Specialist Moss and Killa Benz haven’t got much notice on this side of the ocean, but their single “Duggu” was a certified bashment anthem in England. And they successfully elaborated on their sound over the course of a full-length LP, with songs like “Jump Inna Mi Whip” and “Cross Man Once,” showing that they were more than just a hype ting. If you’re missing the lighthearted, fun vibes of dancehall crews like Ward 21, Scare Dem and Monster Shack, then this album is just what you’ve been waiting for. โ€” Jesse Serwer