michael gallucci

MUSIC REVIEW: SEAN KINGSTON

In Uncategorized on 10/14/2009 at 1:28 am

Sean Kingston

Tomorrow

(Epic )

Think of 19-year-old Kingston as tweens’ gateway to reggae music. Two years ago he went to No. 1 with “Beautiful Girls,” a chewy chunk of bubblegum pop buoyed by his springy accent. He also made a guest spot on Natasha Bedingfield’s bubbly hit “Love Like This.” Kingston has spent time in both Jamaica and Florida, which helps explain his songs’ clubby island bounce. He digs a little deeper on Tomorrow, singing over tougher hip-hop beats and with less youthful exuberance. Still, the album’s first single, “Fire Burning,” is a dance-floor scorcher with a massive hook. Kingston’s fans will be off to college and discovering Bob Marley’s Legend in a few years. In the meantime, this will prep them. –Michael Gallucci

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