Alpha Blondy is well known for his messages of African unity (he hails from the Ivory Coast) and his penchant for singing in multiple languages (including French, Hebrew, and Arabic). Yet it's Blondy's special sonic blend of traditional roots reggae and African sounds that puts him over, and this fusion is more evident than ever on JAH VICTORY. While many of the album's trance-like grooves recall hardcore roots acts like Burning Spear, other tracks such as "Le Bai des Combattus" and "Cameroun" pulse with African rhythms. A reggaefied cover of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" adds further flavor.
The Beat (p.10) - "With JAH VICTORY he returns to the frontline and offers some of the greatest music of his career....The tracks are sweet and sultry and Blondy's expressive voice adds spice."
Record Collector (magazine) (p.99) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The Kingston-recorded rhythms in particular are fine, played by veterans such as Sly, Robbie and Tyrone Downie, who understand how not to push too hard, but just lean back and groove."