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  • Artist(s): Shaggy
  • Summary: The debut full-length collaboration between Sting and Shaggy features contributions from DJ Agent Sasco, Aidonia, Morgan Heritage, Dominic Miller, and Robbie Shakespeare.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Apr 23, 2018
    80
    What I like most is the sense that these two musicians are beyond caring about perceptions, simply determined to have fun. 44/876 is a treat for grown-up fans of either artist.
  2. Apr 20, 2018
    60
    Shaggy and Sting might not first appear to be an ideal match, but they're both rooted in reggae and are both international stars, so they share a vernacular that helps turn 44/876 into a surprisingly enjoyable pan-international pop album.
  3. Apr 23, 2018
    60
    Sting’s still a fearless, fascinating lyricist, and Shaggy’s attractive persona remains one wink short of a leer. 44/876 may be no more exciting than a well-made sofa, but only psychopaths don’t like sofas.
  4. Apr 25, 2018
    48
    4/876 is as professional, good-natured, and helplessly uncool as its billing promises.
  5. May 14, 2018
    40
    44/876 is like a hilarious fever dream somehow brought to life. Not entirely awful.
  6. Apr 20, 2018
    40
    Reefer madness perhaps sets in when they start quoting Lewis Carroll and, on Crooked Tree, act out a ghastly courtroom drama with Sting in the role of a drug dealer and human trafficker being sent down by Shaggy’s stern judge. But these two have enough innate songwriting ability to come up with a couple of gems nonetheless.
  7. Apr 20, 2018
    25
    Mostly, 44/876 is just unremarkable, limply competent reggae lite, designed for Sandals resort lobbies and Sting’s office.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Dec 28, 2018
    10
    44/876 debuted at number nine on the UK Albums Chart with first-week sales of 7,658 units. It is Sting's first top 10-album since Sacred Love44/876 debuted at number nine on the UK Albums Chart with first-week sales of 7,658 units. It is Sting's first top 10-album since Sacred Love (2003), and Shaggy's first since Hot Shot (2001).The first 3 months the album has sold over 500,000 copies, world-wide....songs not to be missed.... "Morning Is Coming" , "Don't Make Me Wait", "To Love and Be Loved" Expand
  2. Oct 1, 2018
    10
    A fresh and surprising collaboration with topical songs relevant to our times. Great musicianship, clever lyrics, and nice beats to dance to.A fresh and surprising collaboration with topical songs relevant to our times. Great musicianship, clever lyrics, and nice beats to dance to. More than four months atop Billboard's Reggae Albums chart is an achievement that speaks for itself. Expand
  3. Jun 6, 2018
    7
    2 guys having fun and doing what they love. Great musicians and a great back up band. Reggae is fun and this is a fun and uplifting album.2 guys having fun and doing what they love. Great musicians and a great back up band. Reggae is fun and this is a fun and uplifting album. Listen without prejudice and you'll really enjoy it! Expand
  4. Jun 5, 2018
    1
    A partnership that reads ridiculous on paper...sadly just sounds entirely pedestrian and pointless in reality. Hilariously, I believe ShaggyA partnership that reads ridiculous on paper...sadly just sounds entirely pedestrian and pointless in reality. Hilariously, I believe Shaggy comes out of this sounding better than Sting. Owned. Expand