Dub War – Wrong Side Of Beautiful (1996)

Dub War, for those that don’t know, were the group that more or less became Skindred. In the 90s they released two or three albums of increasingly diverse ragga/dub infused rock, and whilst – to Earache Records at least – they ended up on the Wrong Side Of Successful, they are still highly regarded. Sure, it all sounds a bit dated now (but so does the first Skindred album), but in a cool way this record just oozes 90s vibes; showcasing the melting pot of styles that were bandied about at the time, but – rarely – for once, being mixed together into genuinely listenable and catchy tunes. Think Korn Meets Rockers Uptown.