Vanguard

  • Record Label: Epic
  • Release Date: Feb 20, 2001
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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

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65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

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  1. Vibe
    60
    Despite its trippy promise, the album sometimes falters because of Quaye's quirky, self-indulgent lyrics. [Apr 2001, p. 170]
  2. It’s pleasant enough music if you’re having a Caribbean-themed barbecue in your backyard, I guess, but little here will challenge your musical senses or move you in any way.
  3. On Vanguard, the same basic formula is employed, only the emphasis is much more on reggae influences, and the experimentation with genre boundaries is considerably toned down. There’s still much that shines, however.