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By James Sullivan
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:57 AM EDT
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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+

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