John Powell at Angelica-Music recently reviewed Strength To Survive and had some great things to say:
A reggae band that needs no introduction, SOJA has been recording and touring for over a decade, gaining popularity not through selling out or doing what they’re told, but by being really, really sincere human beings, and their personalities have always somehow permeated their records.
With ‘Get Wiser’, SOJA showed that they weren’t making reggae music like anyone else. The instrumentation was at once rootsy and stapled together with some pop and rock influences, while Jacob’s lyrics were in many ways singer/songwriter, these hearthrobbing introspections on society, love, politics, and religion. Hell, he takes on every issue, and that’s what made their debut, and the following ‘Born in Babylon’, stick out among contemporary reggae records.
Read the full review here