Spark Seeker

Album Review of Spark Seeker by Matisyahu.

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Spark Seeker


Spark Seeker by Matisyahu

Release Date: Jul 17, 2012
Record label: Fallen Sparks Records
Genre(s): Reggae, Pop/Rock, International, Contemporary Reggae, Reggae-Pop, Jewish Music

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Spark Seeker - Fairly Good, Based on 3 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10

Late in 2011, Matisyahu posted a picture to the web, clean-shaven and looking sharp with the caption "No more Chassidic reggae superstar. Sorry folks, all you get is me. .

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American Songwriter - 60
Based on rating 3/5

Reggae rock master Matisyahu once again delivers a riveting album adding to the crop of winners this summer. Charmingly produced by “Kool Kojak” Grigg, each track flows into the next with artistic shine. The energy is electric and buzzing throughout, as the artist molds and shapes the songs with elements of hip-hop, traditional Middle Eastern instrumentation, dance floor beats, synth sounds and a mixture of ambient spoken word.

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Consequence of Sound - 58
Based on rating C+

As Matisyahu blogged back in December, he no longer resembles a long-lost, Jewish ZZ Top frontman. In his latest video, he looks happy, healthy, and quite normal sans beard, with a handsome head of short, blonde hair. He said he’s reclaiming himself, relaxing on the religion, and trusting his “goodness and divine mission.” As a result, we have Spark Seeker, the 13-track album, produced by Kool Kojak (Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj), and recorded internationally, more specifically New York, LA, and Israel.

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