Reggae Grooves: Love Songs in Reggae finds a number of reggae artists revisiting some classic love songs and giving them a lovers rock-style twist. Some of the covers may surprise you, such as Paul Simon's "Sound of Silence." But, surprisingly at times, most of the covers work well, in particular Dobby Dobson's version of "Careless Whisper" and Christine Lewin's of "In the Mood." Plus, there are two Philly soul classics here that are also standouts: "I'll Be Around" and "Don't Let It Go to Your Head." As fun as this collection is, there's no denying that it is indeed a novelty item, and your appreciation for Love Songs in Reggae somewhat depends upon your familiarity with the original versions, many of which aren't exactly timeless classics.
AllMusic Review by Jason Birchmeier