Review by Sophia Findlay
Before the album “Tomahawk Technique” I had never heard of Sean Paul. Sean Paul was born in Kingston in Jamaica and is a pop and reggae artist. His new album definitely falls into the category of popular music just as those in the top 40 however; the album doesn’t have anything clearly different about it.
There definitely isn’t enough variety between the tracks as most sound too similar. The best songs in the album are “She doesn’t Mind” and “Got 2 Luv u” as they are catchy and both have a good beat, however once again, there isn’t anything truly unique about them and they sound quite familiar. Perhaps this is just down to the type of music that is popular today.
Personally, I don’t think that the rest of the tracks offer anything completely new, but then again, not many pop songs offer anything new either. To find something unique about them is hard but if there is anything, it would have to be the strong beat. The track “Touch The Sky” is a particularly good example of this as when listening to the song you are very conscious of the beat but it is let down by the lyrics and melody which aren’t strong enough to match the overpowering beat.
Overall, I think that although the album doesn’t have anything that makes it stand out, the music is quite good and I would recommend it to people who like to listen to charts music. I hope to hear more of Sean Paul’s work in the near future as in my opinion, his music has the right sound to be successful today.