• Record Label: Virgin
  • Release Date: Aug 20, 2002
Metascore
63

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. Spin
    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]
  3. 70
    The smoothed-out international pop sound lets Beenie focus on doing what he does best -- making party music for party people.
  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. Mojo
    70
    His most commercial sounding material to date. [Nov 2002, p.106]
  6. Q Magazine
    60
    All baes covered, an international hit seems guaranteed. [Oct 2002, p.100]
  7. A complex and rewarding exploration of the many musical and lyrical themes that tie contemporary reggae and hip-hop together.
  8. It's blatant commercial product, something for everyone.
  9. Blender
    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]
  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.
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. marshab
    Oct 11, 2002
    9
    it is bashie
  2. RamonC
    Oct 4, 2002
    10
    There is no such thing as a Jamaican flavour, I am from Jamaica and our music is basically a mixture of every other genre of music there is, There is no such thing as a Jamaican flavour, I am from Jamaica and our music is basically a mixture of every other genre of music there is, Beenie Man's "Tropical Storm" without a dout is a great production, the collaborations, music style extremely perfect GWAAN YUTE Full Review »