The Specials debut album Specials was produced by Elvis Costello. The album is filled with Ska, reggae, 2 Tone, and elements of punk rock. I must admit that reggae is not a favourite genre of mine. I can only handle it in small doses. Hopefully, with a mixture of different styles of music it will be listenable.
I wanted to like this album. I guess in some ways I sort of did, but it went on too long and it all starting sounding the same. The vocals are nice and the music is not hard on the ears. It seems too repetitive for me. If I heard any one of these songs in a mixture of other songs, then I would not object, but a whole album was too hard to handle. 5/10.