Rise Again

Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
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  1. Jun 9, 2011
    90
    Despite talk of the non-living, one can say more resolutely that The Upsetter is back at it, town crying and rousing the most lively music lovers among us while keeping great reggae alive.
  2. Jun 9, 2011
    90
    Rise Again is an indispensable recording from one of the world's most important living artists.
  3. Jun 9, 2011
    80
    Hardcore Perry fans will probably be divided on this one, but nevertheless, it's not difficult to conclude that Rise Again is one of his most satisfying releases of the past ten years.
  4. Jun 9, 2011
    80
    Rise Again is a highly listenable experience and except for a few bizarre lyrics (E.T. and Inakaya), it's 11 accessible tracks, soaked in sunny vibes.
  5. Uncut
    Jun 17, 2011
    60
    Laswell provides an accomplished, opulent dub setting. But it's at blandish odds with the lo-tech wildness of Perry's own original Black Ark recordings. [Jul 2011, p.93]
  6. Jun 9, 2011
    60
    On the latter half of the album the "guests" become the primary vocalists and Perry wafts in and out, a guest on his own record. Put it all together and though the legendary Upsetter of Perry's golden years has not been resurrected, on Rise Again he's closer in spirit to Perry than he has been in quite some time.
  7. Jun 9, 2011
    60
    There is a deeply impressive EP to be found on this album.
  8. The Wire
    Aug 12, 2011
    50
    The sound is certainly has the depth and sheen you'd expect from Laswell. But what's missing is some of the edginess, invention and unpredictability that was Scratch's trademark. [Jun 2011, p.59]
  9. Mojo
    Jun 21, 2011
    40
    What he does less of these days, regrettably, is production, upon which his outside-the-box reputation rightly rests. [July 2011, p. 103]

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