Major Lazer: Peace Is The Mission

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Summer is here, well nearly, and Major Lazer (aka Diplo plus chums) is also here, offering a soundtrack for all your BBQs or parties.
Previous Major Lazer CDs have not so much been albums as compilations of dance tracks and this no different.
Opener Be Together is a slower song but after this measured opening it’s mostly dancehalltastic, with a fair proportion of the tracks from that genre.
As with the earlier albums, it’s a little hard to take as an album to listen to, set as it is in full part-ay mode.
As tunes, Lean on is good, as is Powerful, both featuring female vocalists. Other tracks mostly feature to dudes wid gravelly dancehall voices and the desire need to repeat “Major Lazer” a lot.
There are more guest appearances than tracks: Wild Belle, Elliphant, Jovi Rockwell, Chronixx, MØ, DJ Snake, Ellie Goulding, Taurus Riley, Nyla, 2Chainz, Travis Scott, Pusha T, Mad Cobra, Ariana Grande and Machel Montano giving a score of 15 guests v nine tracks.
Try Lean On, Powerful or the slower dancehall tune Light It Up. Party on, dudes.

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Weekly newspaper editor in Cheshire, England. I blog my editorials and the CDs I write about. I play drums, drink coffee, play music, meditate. I hate filling in forms.

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