Genre: Reggae/Ska; Lead Performer: Jah Wobble; Producer (group): Trojan

Perhaps it’s related to the rising popularity of hi-tech ganja vaporizers, but reggae is experiencing a revival by some odd bedfellows: Willie Nelson, Sinéad O’Connor, the reggaeton clan, My Morning Jacket, etc. Mu, an exotic set by Jah Wobble, a post-punk vet (Public Image Ltd.), scores with its low-grooving dub tracks, misses when it drifts into New Age gobbledygook. Either way, his rootsy bass pulse feels like a good massage.

Originally posted January 30 2006 — 12:00 AM EST

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