A fusion of his own light reggae singing, urban-contemporary production qualities, and mid-tempo trip-hop rambling, Finley Quaye's debut album is an enjoyable effort. Particularly impressive is the range of Quaye's voice, from a distinctive high tenor to barely audible whispering. In fact, the only problem with Maverick a Strike is the singer's lack of emotion; even while his voice stretches out on the highlight, "I Need a Lover," it doesn't appear as though he cares much about the song.
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AllMusic Review by John Bush