The four hundred and seventy-third album: #473 UB40 - Signing Off

The only album by UB40 on the list - remarkable as they're one of the larger, long running reggae groups in the world - is a subdued affair. While following the genre, the music feels more polished and pulled together than other albums we've heard before, while the lyrics are more explicitly politically, clearer than they were before. It get to a point where, 10 tracks into the 13 track album, it loses some of its distinctiveness, but at a normal album length this would have worked well - it just pushed it a little bit too much.