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Album Of The Year 2019 – Jury Voting Results

Heather Augustyn

Author of seven books on ska. You can get them at skabook.com. 

  1. The Specials, Encore

As authentic as The Specials can sound sans Dammers, Roddy, Lynval, and Bradbury plus all of the politics that have always been part of this band of boys, thanks to our girl Saffiyah Khan, and the decline of humanity.

  1. Prizefighters, Firewalk

Sweltering rocksteady swings so hard on this collection that if you didn’t know any better you’d think the Minneapolis collective was bona fide Kingston.

  1. Eastern Standard Time, Time for a Change

Tight tight tight. Vocals from Unikue Peace conjure Otis and Cooke, and instrumentals dodge and flow around each other like fireflies.

Also read the interviews with Heather Augustyn on Reggae Steady Ska, like this one: https://reggae-steady-ska.com/heather-augustyn-operation-jump-up-interview/ 

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With his Ska band The Braces (1984-1991, 2000-2006) Joachim Uerschels released three albums for Unicorn, Pork Pie and Mad Butcher Records. He lives in Cologne, Germany as a writer and musician. In 2016, he published his solo debut album "Songbook Vol. II" as Joe ScholesJoe Scholes

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