Album Review: 'Vanguard'
When he debuted in 1997, this Brit cast himself as the sole instigator of a rainbow-colored reggae regeneration. After a long hiatus, his plans seem even grander. The first single, ”Spiritualized,” is closer to swinging London or the decade-old Manchester scene than any kind of reggae. Elsewhere, though, Quaye’s thoroughly urbanized, half-mad brand of African roots music is alive, well, and wonderfully prickly. B+