EW Staff
March 19, 2004 AT 05:00 AM EST

Finley Quaye introduced his infectious island bounce to the world with 1997’s Maverick A Strike, a charming reggae-roots-lovin’ affair. Seven years later, he’s singing the same mellow tune, but this time coproducer William Orbit sprinkles computerized flourishes in the folky mix (”Dice”) to colorful effect. With honey-coated vocals lighting the way, this Love radiates a warmth that is by turns contemplative (”Lovers Return”) and celebratory (”Now & Forever”).

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