Album – The Aggrolites – The Aggrolites

Posted by admin on May 23rd, 2006

  • Band / Artist : The Aggrolites
  • Genre : Ska / Reggae / Rock
  • Sample Track Download : N/A
  • Buy CD : Amazon
  • Buy Digital Download : iTunes
  • Rating : 9 out of 10

Every now and again, I’ll hear something that nudges my childhood memories. The Aggrolites did just that with their ska and reggae infused style of music. When I was younger, much younger, I have found memories of listening to Madness, the Specials, Bad Manners and a whole host of lesser know bands, that also had that ska groove. Some of those bands moved away from ska. Madness is a case in point, but they still managed to keep their loyal following, due to a quirky, crazy musical style. Anyway, every time I hear ska, those memories come flooding back.

I have to say, I’ve been waiting for something different for a while, so when I heard this, it was like a breath of fresh air, not to mention a walk down memory lane. There’s so much music out there and indeed a lot of excellent stuff, but sometimes you just need something different, to act as a sort of musical mouthwash, so to speak.

The ska sound is very distinct and has that infectious beat that you can’t help moving too. In my young daughters case, she was bopping up and down like a good ‘un. I’ve played this album numerous times and each time, I can’t help but smile.

With 19 tracks on the album, you’re certainly getting your value for money, but only if the songs are any good. Fear not, this is a cracking album, that certainly holds it’s head up there with the other classic ska bands. I’d love to see this band live, as I can just imagine the energy expelled during a performance. There’s an incredible sense of spontaneity and passion throughout the album. The love of the music shown by the band is so obvious and totally infectious.

Conclusion : This is an amazing album, that I just can’t stop playing at the moment. It’s like walking down memory lane, with a whole new soundtrack.

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