Tropical Storm - Beenie Man

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Tropical Storm should be the album that blows away fans and critics alike.
  2. 70
    The smoothed-out international pop sound lets Beenie focus on doing what he does best -- making party music for party people.
  3. 70
    His most commercial sounding material to date. [Nov 2002, p.106]
  4. Don't discount the reggae portion of the program; with island impresario Tony Kelly involved in much of the album, songs like "Party Hard" and "Pure Pretty Gal" strongly affirm the tropical origins of this storm.
  5. 70
    Storm is no Shaggy-style mall-reggae move; its beats and attitude are harder and more streetwise than Beenie's 2000 Art And Life. [Oct 2002, p.116]
  6. 60
    Superfine pop moments never stifle the underlying Jamaican flavor... even if Beenie sometimes sounds a bit like a guest on his own album. [#10, p.114]
  7. A complex and rewarding exploration of the many musical and lyrical themes that tie contemporary reggae and hip-hop together.
  8. All baes covered, an international hit seems guaranteed. [Oct 2002, p.100]
  9. It's blatant commercial product, something for everyone.
  10. Only the thickly gnarled riddims of the Sly-and-Robbie-produced "You Babe" really sets your ass to swaying -- and in the process, that song underscores just what a weak Storm this really is.

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