Various Artists

Pay It All Back, Vol. 2

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The second in the Pay It All Back series collects more rare cuts and album tracks from producer Adrian Sherwood's On-U Sound label. The songs are representative of the label's trademark techniques, with Lee Perry's "Train to Doomsville" illustrating Sherwood's penchant for recycling rhythm tracks (copped here from a Dub Syndicate album), while African Head Charge's typifies On-U's frequent exercises in vocal manipulation. Some of the songs are dub-oriented, while others are brutal and dark, especially Mark Stewart's "Jerusalem" and "The Wrong Name and Wrong Number."

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