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Got To Be Tough

Toots & The Maytals

Got To Be Tough

Latest full-length studio album from for the reggae group produced by frontman Frederick "Toots" Hibbert

ADM rating[?]

7.0

Label
BMG Rights Management
UK Release date
28/08/2020
US Release date
28/08/2020
  1. 9.0 |   Gigwise

    A political and socially minded offering that’s packed full of dub bliss
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  2. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The 77 year-old singer mixes deep versatility and resistance politics with help from Zak Starkey and Ziggy Marley
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  3. 8.0 |   All Music

    Got to Be Tough confirms that he takes a back seat to no one when he steps up to the mike, and its arrival is a joyous occasion
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  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    A joy. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    It's a fine musical stew that takes from all quarters, never sags and is heavily flavoured with socially conscious lyrics
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  6. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    It's nice to have him back
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  7. 7.0 |   music OMH

    There is something deeply satisfying and fulfilling about this album’s sense of community and belief that better times could still be ahead, particularly in the midst of this terrible year
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  8. 6.5 |   Pitchfork

    The reggae legend returns in force on his latest album, displaying the indomitable spirit he has cultivated throughout his career
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  9. 6.0 |   The Observer

    The reggae veteran, who has died aged 77, returned to themes of injustice with brio on a soulful but serious record
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  10. 6.0 |   NME

    The influential band's first album in more than a decade is rarely subtle, but Frederick'Toots' Hibbert remains an inspirational force for change
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  11. 6.0 |   Uncut

    The once robust voice is thinner but still gruffly effective. Print edition only

  12. 6.0 |   Crack

    While it is heartening to hear Hibbert’s voice back on form, until it’s matched by a suitable song to carry it his most exciting music will always lie in the past
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