SuperHeavy SuperHeavy CD Album Review
I’ve been asked about the SuperHeavy record quite a few times over the last several weeks.
SuperHeavy is a supergroup consisting of Mick Jagger, Joss Stone, Dave Stewart, Damian Marley, and Allah Rakha Rahman. They released their self-titled album on September 19th, 2011.
I’m a huge Rolling Stones fan and think the world of Mick Jagger as a performer. Unfortunately, I can’t defend Mick here. I’ve always found Joss Stone to be incredibly overrated. Despite developing a mild fondness for Annie Lennox’s solo work, I never warmed up to Eurythmics. I respect Bob Marley’s legacy, but have never listened to his music, or his son Damian’s music in my free time. I’m completely unfamiliar with Allah Rakha Rahman, who is a composer and songwriter, amongst other things, of Indian heritage.
SuperHeavy is predominantly a reggae album. I’m not a reggae fan, but even despite that, I couldn’t get into any of it. I’ll even go as far to say that the standout on this album is Damian Marley. Rather than successfully, fluidly melding their individual genres, SuperHeavy exists merely as an exercise in schizophrenia.
It’s not for me. It didn’t make me feel anything. Sure, it was interesting. But interesting doesn’t make the hair on my arms stand up, and if that doesn’t happen, I can’t recommend it.