HEMPSTEADYS, THE: El Amor de los Muertos: CD

I have loved ska since I was a youngster and have despised reggae to the point of physical discomfort in the form of acid reflux-inducing, white-knuckled rage for just as long. Rocksteady can really go either way for me, but there is rarely indifference. The Hempsteadys, eleven Connecticut rude boys, really bring me back to my teen years. No shortage of horns or talent here. If you are looking for something to help you skank the night away, El Amor de los Muertos will do the trick! 

 –Jackie Rusted (Telegraph Recording Company, telegraphrecordingcompany.com)