Album Review: Major Lazer – Free The Universe Featured

A DJ's job is to throw a party, and that's what DJ-turned-It-producer Diplo does with his reggae-centric side project. The guest list is crazy: "You're No Good" mashes up Santigold, R&B folkie Danielle Haim, Brit soul newbie Yasmin and dancehall don Vybz Kartel; "Get Free" wraps Amber Coffman of Dirty Projectors in a lover's rock groove; "Jessica" finds Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig in a stoner-dub haze, pining in German. It's less strictly Jamaican than Major Lazer's debut, connecting reggae's often-insular tradition to a wider world. That may not impress those who find Diplo's culture-jumping suspect. But it makes for rich fusion, and a hell of a party.




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01. You're No Good (feat. Santigold, Vybz Kartel, Danielle Haim & Yasmin) 
02. Jet Blue Jet (feat. Leftside, GTA, Razz & Biggy) 
03. Get Free (feat. Amber of Dirty Projectors) 
04. Jah No Partial (feat. Flux Pavilion) 
05. Wind Up (feat. Elephant Man & Opal)
06. Scare Me (feat. Peaches & Timberlee) 
07. Jessica (feat. Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend)
08. Watch Out For This (Bumaye) [feat. Busy Signal, The Flexican & FS Green]
09. Keep Cool (feat. Shaggy & Wynter Gordon)
10. Sweat (feat. Laidback Luke & Ms. Dynamite)
11. Reach for the Stars (feat. Wyclef Jean)
12. Bubble Butt (feat. Bruno Mars, Tyga & Mystic)
13. Mashup the Dance (feat. The Partysquad & Ward 21)
14. Playground (feat. Bugle & Arama) 

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