12 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

While Jamaica is the cradle of reggae, many American reggae musicians are doing good work too. Formed in 2006, Brooklyn’s New Kingston certainly qualify; the group play a heady mix of old-school roots, dancehall jams, and R&B-influenced grooves on their third album. Kingston City also features several guests, most notably including the late Sugar Minott and Sister Carol, but don’t sleep on “You Are Mine” with Kimie Miner. Other highlights include the positive “Honorable” and the acoustic ballad “I Believe in Me,” as well as odes to different kinds of higher powers on “Mystery Babylon” and “Who Tell Them.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

While Jamaica is the cradle of reggae, many American reggae musicians are doing good work too. Formed in 2006, Brooklyn’s New Kingston certainly qualify; the group play a heady mix of old-school roots, dancehall jams, and R&B-influenced grooves on their third album. Kingston City also features several guests, most notably including the late Sugar Minott and Sister Carol, but don’t sleep on “You Are Mine” with Kimie Miner. Other highlights include the positive “Honorable” and the acoustic ballad “I Believe in Me,” as well as odes to different kinds of higher powers on “Mystery Babylon” and “Who Tell Them.”

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Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

AES2015 ,

Perfection

Do yourself a favor and download this album right away. I haven't heard a new reggae album that I've loved so much in so long. Hard to pick favorites but Who Tell Them and Today might be the ones. I've seen and met these guys many times, and they are incredible live. They put on such a fun show, and they're touring now so check them out if you have the chance! Great album!

AlottaP ,

Kingston City

Fyah!

Jake34221 ,

A truly fantastic listening experience

2015 started off great with the release of New Kingston's most recent and in my opinion best CD. Do yourself a favor and enjoy all the positive vibes and great sounds these guys deliver.

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