Shaggy still sounds like he’s swallowed a frog, and you still have no clue what he’s singing about. But at least you’ll be bopping your head to his boombastic reggae beats. With a plethora of orgasmic sound samples, Shaggy, aka Mr. Lover, wastes no time easing you into his hedonistic world. “Shut Up and Dance” and “Broadway” could have easily been summer dance anthems, had it not been for the late release of this disc. Then again, it’s always summer in San Diego.
– Michael Kuhlmann
This reviews originally appeared in The San Diego Union-Tribune.