Imperial Blaze (2009) 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… 2009-08-18 Sean Paul Reggae/Ska
Music Review

Imperial Blaze (2009)

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EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Aug 18, 2009; Lead Performance: Sean Paul; Genre: Reggae/Ska

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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Originally posted Aug 12, 2009 Published in issue #1061-1062 Aug 21, 2009 Order article reprints