Sign of the Times was one of the landmark reggae records of the mid-'80s, mainly because Macka B's powerful, political vocals were given an ambitious, stunning musical backdrop by Mad Professor. It pushed song-oriented reggae into the world of dub, helping create a new musical language along the way. And that music is given force by Macka B's toasting, which is never simplistic or dull. Truly a wonderful, provoking record that has stood the test of time.
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AllMusic Review by Leo Stanley