Spin - 1/01, p.73Ranked #14
in Spin's "Top 20 Albums of the Year ".
Spin - 8/00, pp.145-79 out of 10
- "...Ranks among the best dancehall records ever, busting viscous rat-a-tat ragga alongside dire, anthemic roots....succeeding both as a portrait of a volatile island and a bleeding-edge vision of an art form perfected..."
Personnel: Capleton, Anthony Red Roze, Anthony Malvo, Terry Linen, Lowell "Sly" Dunbar, Lloyd "Gitsy" Willis, Paul "Jazzwad" Yebuah, Dean Fraser, Bongo Herman, Ward 21, Paul "Wrong Move" Corrsdale, Donald "Danny Bassie" Dennis, Melborne "Uncle Dusty" Miller, Wyclif "Steely" Johnson, Cleveland "Clevie" Browne, Paul "Computer Paul" Henton, Morgans Heritage, Mikey Williams, Ricky "Mad Mad Man" Myrie.
Producers include: Stuart Brown, Louis "Flabba" Malcolm, Norman "Bul Puss" Bryan, Lloyd "King Jammy's" James, Paul "Jazzwad" Yebuah.
From the very beginning, Capleton issued in a new era of conscious dancehall with his caustic, status quo-challenging lyrics, stirring up flames of controversy with every bellow of his thunderous vocals. More Fire continues the assault on Babylon with a tight package of sizzling beats and thought-provoking poetry. From the scorching riddims on "Danger Zone" to the wicked groove of "Who Dem?," this album guarantees non-stop dancing, as well as spiritual counsel, with tunes such as the anti-violence anthem "Jah Jah City" and "Good in Her Clothes," which offers praise for feminine modesty. On the opening track, "Fire Chant," Capleton explains, "Well, the fire is for purification and how can you fight fire?" If More Fire is any indication, listeners will have to admit defeat. ~ Rosalind Cummings-Yeates