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Sting & Shaggy


Joint album from the former Police frontman and the Jamaican pop musician

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  1. 6.0 |   All Music

    Shaggy and Sting might not first appear to be an ideal match, but they're both rooted in reggae and are both international stars, so they share a vernacular that helps turn 44/876 into a surprisingly enjoyable pan-international pop album
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  2. 6.0 |   The FT

    They make for an unlikely duo, but the rock elder statesman and the 1990s dancehall-pop star prove a simpatico pairing
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  3. 6.0 |   The Observer

    44/876 may be no more exciting than a well-made sofa, but only psychopaths don’t like sofas
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  4. 5.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Contains much of the sizzle of classic reggae or dancehall, though a little more substance would've been welcome too
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  5. 4.8 |   Pitchfork

    As professional, good-natured, and helplessly uncool as its billing promises
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  6. 4.0 |   Evening Standard

    Sad Trombone is a low point and an appropriate summary of the whole bizarre endeavour
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  7. 4.0 |   Clash

    Like a hilarious fever dream somehow brought to life
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  8. 4.0 |   The Independent

    It’s mildly funny and philosophically intriguing. Little else is in this team-up of exhausted pop forces
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  9. 4.0 |   The Guardian

    The sound of two millionaires fretting non-specifically about the state of the world is pretty annoying, especially given their only solutions are Marley-ish bromides about peace and love
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  10. 4.0 |   Uncut

    The results has to be the blandest record in which either Sting or Shaggy has ever been involved. Print edition only

  11. 2.7 |   Earbuddy

    This crap is perfectly bland in a way that is slightly nauseating, but it’s not going to give you dry heaves
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  12. 2.5 |   A.V. Club

    Mostly, 44/876 is just unremarkable, limply competent reggae lite, designed for Sandals resort lobbies and Sting’s office
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