With one look you might see group of boys just trying to have fun with their music. Try listening to the entire album and you’ll hear how serious they are.
I wasn’t supposed to write anything about this album but it sounds so good I I want to tell the world. And Nazri, the vocalist is so talented that he has produced and written songs we’ve heard/ are hearing in the mainstream radio like that Chris Brown and Justin Bieber duet Next 2 You, the Pitbull and Christina Aguilera collaboration Feel This Moment and a lot more! How did I know this? I Googled it of course! Anyway, he did not really take the success of these tracks alone for he was with his partner Adam Messinger. They call themselves The Messenger.
Now back to the album. True to its reggae element, the tracks are consistent from beginning to end. That same familiar sound will fill you ear from Rude to How Do You Want To Be Remembered - not the Bob Marley type but the kind non-reggae listeners would still listen to.
I’ve already picked favorites and you guessed it right, that list includes the chart topper Rude. Although I’m thinking of putting it under my So Mainstream list now that everybody seems to love it. They could’ve reserved it for later and released the title track Don’t Kill The Magic!. It’s a feel good song and it’s the number one on my list. There’s also this ballad-like One Woman One Man that tells a sad story about a woman who’s more in love than the man she’s with than he’s with her.
Other tracks like No Way No and Stupid Me are also stand out tracks, although the latter sounds like a Bruno Mars song to me which isn’t bad. I’m not just into songs having the same tune. But hey! Maybe someone can mash them up!
Here are the tracks of the album. Go ‘head and get your own copy and pick your favorites.
2. No Evil
3. Let Your Hair Down
4. Stupid Me
5. No Way No
7. Don’t Kill The Magic
8. One Woman One Man
9. Little Girl Big World
10. Mama Didn’t Raise No Fool
11. How Do You Want To Be Remembered