The Trinity

  • Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Sep 27, 2005
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Maybe it is too much to ask for Trinity to be as good and surprising and full of life as Dutty Rock; maybe it is unfair to ask Paul to catch lightning in a bottle twice. Probably so, but it's still disappointing for Trinity to be as empty and unenjoyable as it is.
  2. While Trinity is consistently engaging, it never quite achieves Dutty's immediate, overwhelming pop appeal.
  3. Highly likable most of the way through, the album merits praise for not prettying up Paul's dancehall sound, at a time when it must have been tempting to add some bling for the benefit of his large American following.
  4. Entertainment Weekly
    67
    No matter how hard he smacks his drumsticks together, his third CD never ignites the five-alarm fires of previous hits. [7 Oct 2005, p.74]
  5. Less than half of the eighteen tracks are worthwhile additions to Sean Paul's catalogue.
  6. Blender
    40
    Feels curiously behind-the-curve. [Oct 2005, p.142]
  7. Billboard
    60
    The lack of big-name guests may make it hard to woo new fans, but those who preferred Paul's earlier work will be happy to hear he has returned home. [1 Oct 2005]
  8. More dutty than rock, "Trinty" fully establishes Sean Paul as not only a dancehall great, but one of black music's brightest talents.
  9. Sean Paul is a gifted songbird, and on The Trinity his vocal gifts and Jamaica’s continued creative vitality are a surefire formula for thrilling music.
  10. Vibe
    80
    Sean Paul blasts off confidently into the future with The Trinity. [Nov 2005, p.147]
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. DerefeC
    May 4, 2007
    8
    Pretty Entertaining, as well as, mundane and cliche'... its a decent album however...More Can Be done!
  2. AlexisC
    Nov 21, 2006
    9
    I love him...he is awesome but i think his work before was better. Everyone knows he can do better.
  3. Charli
    Jul 13, 2006
    9
    I'm of an older crowd and have not heard his earlier albums, but I LOVE Sean Paul's blend of pop and reggae in this album.