Jamaican reggae star Wayne Wonder achieved notable success blending roots reggae, lover's rock, and dancehall styles with elements of R&B, hip-hop, and pop. Original Bombshell treads lightly between these sounds in a way that should appeal to fans of both new- and old-school reggae. Wonder's smooth, appealing tenor is in fine form on these 15 tracks, whether on deep dread riddims ("Emptiness") or club-styled contemporary R&B ("Taking Control"). Dancehall icon Buju Banton joins Wonder on the infectious, insistent "What You Gonna Do," providing one of the album's highlights.
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