Editors’ Notes When you're from New Zealand, you don't play reggae quite like they do in Jamaica. One listen to Based on a True Story’s opening track, "Ernie," should provide ample evidence: It begins with a piano, a wobbly synthesizer, and what sounds like a pixelated New Orleans brass band, before the laidback rhythms kick in. With hints of jazz and downbeat electronica, this is perfect beach music, complete with sunshine-friendly lyrics: The "Cay's Crays" chorus "The skank be the rock in my life" sums up their worldview.

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Ernie
1
7:17
 
Cay's Crays
2
7:07
 
This Room
3
5:00
 
Ray Ray
4
7:38
 
Dark Days
5
6:40
 
Flashback
6
6:31
 
Roady
7
7:09
 
Wandering Eye
8
9:49
 
Del Fuego
9
5:24
 
Hope
10
7:20
 

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