Buju Banton, Til Shiloh (1995)
Label: Loose Cannon/Island
Buju's first three albums-the Techniques debut Stamina Daddy, the Penthouse classic Mr. Mention and Voice of Jamaica, his first major-label album-were all well-received and very different from each other. But Til Shiloh was a quantum leap. Acoustic reggae anthems like "Untold Stories" and "Til I'm Laid To Rest" marked a new level of artistic maturity for the Banton, who'd already proved he could dominate the dancehall, as he continued to do with cuts like "Champion" and "Only Man" and "Murderer." Buju's collabo with the late Garnet Silk on "Complaint" stands as one of the best records of his entire career.