AllMusic is currently undergoing maintenance.
Logging in and other user functionality are currently disabled.

Trevor Hall

Trevor Hall

  • AllMusic Rating
    4
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

Trevor Hall looks like Kurt Cobain's flower child cousin and sings like an aspiring reggae soldier. It's an odd combination, made all the more unusual by Hall's accent -- a fusion of Californian beach bum drawl and Jamaican slang -- and his reggae-centric lyrics, which include references to mango trees, eternal givers, and mansions in the sky. This isn't a dreadful album by normal reggae standards, and tracks like "The Lime Tree" are leisurely enough to avoid the overzealous performance that saturates many of the louder songs. Reggae isn't simply a genre, however -- it's a lifestyle, a response to anti-colonialism, a sound borne from a very specific environment -- and Hall possesses neither the pedigree nor the poise to make this album convincing.

blue highlight denotes track pick