Rhythm Killers is the second studio album by Jamaican musical duo Sly
and Robbie (pictured), released in May 1987 on Island Records. First
known as a reggae band, the duo experimented in the 1980s with
electronic sounds and contemporary recording technology, while branching
out into international, cross-genre music. A funk and dance album,
Rhythm Killers has a dense sound that incorporates reggae, hip hop, hard
rock, worldbeat, and downtown music. Along with their live instruments,
Sly and Robbie used electronic recording equipment such as the Fairlight
CMI synthesizer and electronic drums. The album has been cited by music
writers for its electronic rhythms, its treatment of African-American
music elements, and Laswell's densely layered production. It peaked at
number 35 on the British Albums Chart, and also charted in the
Netherlands, Sweden, and New Zealand. The critic Robert Christgau named
it the seventh-best album of 1987. Two promotional singles were issued,
including the UK hit "Boops (Here to Go)". Sly and Robbie continued
their digital direction on subsequent albums. The album has since been
out of print.
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