After a re-grouping and three-year hiatus, reggae's crossover kings returned with Generation Coming, an album that delivers the kind of accessible if tame, pop-flavored reggae that their fans have come to expect. The title track captures the band at their best, with a bouncy beat and hopeful lyrics. The cover tunes don't fare as well, with Third World offering an embarrassingly weak Police cover, "Da Do Do Do," a bland treatment of Randy Newman's "Baltimore," and a mediocre showing of the O'Jays' "Love Train." The remix of "Reggae Party" with Shaggy and Bounty Killer, glimpses the kind of fire that the group is capable of.
AllMusic Review by Rosalind Cummings-Yeates