RELEASE
August 24, 1993
LABEL
Virgin
GENRES
Reggae, Reggae-Pop, Contemporary Reggae, Club/Dance, Dancehall, Ragga

Album Review

Shaggy's debut album, Pure Pleasure, has been described as a dancehall album for those who generally don't care for dancehall and, to be sure, the CD managed to reach a lot of listeners who find dancehall limited and one-dimensional. The toaster accomplished this by striving for variety and being more musical than a lot of dancehall artists. Plus, the fact that he is fairly recognizable doesn't hurt; when other 1990s dancehall upstarts were becoming Shabba Ranks clones, Shaggy combined dancehall aggression with such influences as Yellowman. Pure Pleasure has its share of conventional, sexploitive dancehall, but Shaggy takes some chances on conscious numbers like "It Bun Me" and "Give Thanks and Praise" as well as his infectious interpretation of Prince Buster's "Oh, Carolina." Pure Pleasure isn't a gem, but it's an often enjoyable album that has some variety and does its part to broaden dancehall.
Alex Henderson, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Soon Be Donehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pure-pleasure/id724452874?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Give Thanks and Praisehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pure-pleasure/id724452874?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Lusthttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pure-pleasure/id724452874?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Oh Carolinahttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pure-pleasure/id724452874?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Tek Sethttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pure-pleasure/id724452874?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Bedroom Bounty Hunterhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pure-pleasure/id724452874?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Nice and Lovelyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pure-pleasure/id724452874?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Love How Them Flexhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pure-pleasure/id724452874?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. All Virginshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pure-pleasure/id724452874?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Ah-E-A-Ohhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pure-pleasure/id724452874?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. It Bun Mehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pure-pleasure/id724452874?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Big Uphttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pure-pleasure/id724452874?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Bow Wow Wowhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pure-pleasure/id724452874?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. Follow Mehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pure-pleasure/id724452874?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Mampie [*]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pure-pleasure/id724452874?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. Oh Carolina [Raas Bumba Claat Version]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pure-pleasure/id724452874?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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