Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Crucial Reggae Driven by Sly & Robbie [Mango, 1982]
The second Taxi compilation broadens its base by including other producers' JA hits--with Dunbar & Shakespeare on groove, of course. But it's not enough. Great pop is a tricky commodity, and this isn't quite tricky enough to make up for received melodies and competent-plus vocals--not even in the groove. B+