Simon Vozick-Levinson
August 12, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Imperial Blaze

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Sean Paul
genre
Reggae/Ska

We gave it a B+

How can a vocalist with an unchanging monotone be this charismatic? Sean Paul’s limitless energy carries him through these 20 tracks, helping him tap-dance over every flashy dancehall riddim that comes his way. The album sags toward the middle, but when he sticks to his strengths, Paul is arguably the ablest pop ambassador Jamaican music ? has ever had who isn’t surnamed Marley. B+

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