Soca Queen

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Soca Queen
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 16, 2007
Recorded2007
GenreSoca, dancehall, reggae, R&B
Length60:27
Label1720 Entertainment/Black Coral
ProducerSalaam Remi, Van Gibbs, Chris Allman
Alison Hinds chronology
Soca Queen
(2007)
Caribbean Queen
(2010)

Soca Queen is the debut album by soca artist Alison Hinds. It was released on physical formats in Canada on October 16, 2007, having been made available on iTunes on 9 October.[1] It was released in the Caribbean later that year.[1]

The album features the hit single "Roll It Gal", and includes the songs "Ladies Rule" and "Faluna" which date from Hinds' time as singer of the band Square One.[2] "Thundah" was also released as a single.[3] Kelefa Sanneh of The New York Times described it as "a winsome CD, full of breezy songs that emphasize the genre’s links to both Afro-pop (those bass lines!) and Euro-trance (those synthesizers!)".[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The More You Get" - 4:38
  2. "Faluma" - 3:58
  3. "Roll It Gal" - 4:01
  4. "Thundah" - 3:25
  5. "Blazin'" - 4:44
  6. "Island Girl" - 4:20
  7. "Caution" - 3:56
  8. "Ladies Rule" - 4:18
  9. "My Space" - 4:05
  10. "Good Morning" - 3:33
  11. "The Show" - 3:40
  12. "In The Name Of Love" - 4:17
  13. "Soca Nation" - 3:46
  14. "Togetherness" - 4:20
  15. "Roll It Gal" (Rishi Rich Remix) - 3:26

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "'Soca Queen' a success, despite problems with Canadian promotion", Caribbean Net News, 6 December 2007, retrieved 2010-10-30
  2. ^ Pareles, Jon (2008) "Happiness Abounds, With Extra for the Ladies", New York Times, 27 August 2008, retrieved 2010-10-30
  3. ^ Tackling, Heather (2008) "St Maarten Heineken Regatta: Caribbean's Queen of SOCA Alison Hinds to perform in Marigot", BYM Sailing & Sports News, 17 January 2008, retrieved 2010-10-30
  4. ^ Sanneh, Kelefa (2007) "PLAYLIST: Hits and Misses and Hairy Shows", New York Times, 25 November 2007, retrieved 2010-10-30