The Most Underrated Acts In Reggae
John Brown's Body
Pretty often when it comes to reggae in the U.S. people tend to favor the likes of Rebelution and Slightly Stoopid. However, there is a core of reggae groups that are constantly putting out incredible reggae jams.
John Brown's Body at Bear Creek 2010
John Brown’s Body should be huge by now. Their song “So Aware” is one of the best reggae songs of our generation. Other songs like “give yourself over” and “the gold” are instant classics once you hear them.
Stephen Marley at Wanee 2011
Stephen Marley is one of Bob Marley’s 11 children and one of the more talented of the brothers. Although he is not as huge as his brother Damian Marley, he still puts out roots reggae that could quite possibly be better than any one of Damian’s songs.
Groundation at Blackwater 2010
When it comes to dub reggae no one is better than Groundation. Live they are impeccable with a setlist of songs that seems never ending from their extensive list of albums. Songs to check out would be “What Could Have Been”, “Under The Bridge”, “Elders Dub” and “What Could Have Been”.
Mat McHugh of The Beautiful Girls at Blackwater 2010
The Beautiful Girls have a unique set of reggae based music which can sometimes sound like a mix between The Black keys, G. love and Sublime.
I would also like to give a big mention to Alborosie. I would say that he is the premier in reggae and probably the best out there right now. I can almost gurantee you you have heard one of his songs sampled here in the states. Listen to “I Cant Stand It”, “No Cocaine”
By Phil Sunkel: Psunkel@Flagler.edu