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

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8. Jah Cure – The Cure
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Fans of Jah Cure waited two long years for the singer to expand his catalog. This summer, the reggae singer debuted his much anticipated studio album The Cure (VP Records) to rave reviews, holding the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s U.S. reggae album chart for three consecutive weeks. The album opens with the meditative track “No Friend of Mine,” setting a tone of spiritual introspection. The record dives deep and takes the best elements of the reggae genre: the distinctive horns, binghi-drums, electric piano, tambourine and guitar, all the while adorned by the singer’s signature croon. Jah Cure also gives us a glimpse into his loving sensitivity, with ballads such as (the John Legend cover) “All of Me” and “Set Me Free.” Connecting with West Coast fans, he promotes a love for California’s herb culture with “Made in California.” Recently, the album was nominated for a Grammy for Best Reggae Album. —Kalifa Madden