Matisyahu, 'Light' (Epic)

Critical Mass
Label: Epic

by Mikael Wood

No longer content to be the world's foremost Hasidic reggae star -- what an ingrate! -- Matisyahu expands his sound on the follow-up to 2006's major-label breakthrough Youth, punching up his earnest ruminations on faith and inspiration with sleek hip-hop beats and shiny pop-rock guitars. Partial credit probably should go to producer David Kahne, whose work with Sublime and Sugar Ray virtually defined the concept of radio-readiness. Devotees from Matisyahu's jam-scene days might balk, but fans of the Black Eyed Peas/Jack Johnson collabo "Gone Going" will rejoice.



00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
Now Playing
  • 1 Jessie Ware — Share It All " 04:18
  • 2 Rustie — Attak (feat. Danny Brown) " 03:01
  • 3 M.I.A. — Gold " 01:48
  • 4 A Sunny Day in Glasgow — Bye Bye, Big Ocean (The End) [Ice Choir Remix] " 04:35
  • 5 Azealia Banks — Heavy Metal And Reflective " 02:31

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA