"We Be Burning" - The single off The Trinity that is in high rotation in late 2005 - is also the catchiest lick of the lot on the first listen. The thing with dancehall, though, is that it isn't immediately palatable to mainstream dance audiences. So some parts of The Trinity do require more patience and concentration.
It's no surprise then that Paul's build to stardom has been relatively gradual, climaxing so far with recent international hit "Get Busy". And diluting his dancehall origins with more mainstream R&B undertones has served him well.
On The Trinity, Paul keeps the mix pretty formulaic, but infuses enough variation and unusual rhythms to keep it interesting. For the most part, the songs celebrate the ladies, bumpin' and grindin' in a Jamaican dub style that's groovy to hear and amusing to read. The verbal antics are infused with lots of humour and wit, and the collaborators are chosen well, particularly Nina Sky, who delivers a red-hot vocal performance on "Connection".
There's no confusion here: this is a dance album; it's got the right elements of beat, groove, sauciness, and sexiness, and it's a disc you could easily pop into the player at a party. Good stuff.
- Anton Marshall
WHAT OTHER CRITICS SAID...the dancehall artist you can take home to your Mum!- Ruth Jamieson for BBC...on The Trinity his vocal gifts and Jamaica's continued creative vitality are a surefire formula for thrilling music.- David Drake for Stylus MagazineSean Paul still knows how to get a party started -- he just won't be setting the world on fire.- Jonathen Ringen for Rolling Stone
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