Various Artists

Strictly the Best, Vol. 34

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This entry in the long running reggae dance series focuses on subtlety and slow jams, starting with the conscious rhythms of Jah Cure's "True Reflection" and Gyption's "Serious Times," and builds steadily with the revived "Armagideon Time" rhythm of Anthony Cruz's "Inna Dance." Junior Kelly's eccentric vocal stylings carry the lovers rock of "Receive," and Mr. Vegas's dancehall reworking of Stevie Wonder's "I Don't Know Why I Love You" is a groove highlight, while the veteran singer Marcia Griffiths makes a welcome contribution to the carefree "Focusing Time."

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