Different Moods could be subtitled The Versatility of Sugar
Aloes. It has social commentary calypso that is sensitive and local
- Nobody Loves Nobody; and observant and global - Signs of the
Times. Political commentary is clear in Man to Manning. A signature
tune of sorts, Love Being Me, is a declarative statement that is
prideful without conceit. Jam Me and Fete are the soca tunes with
Fete having become an anthem in its own right. You don't need any
other instructions to party; you don't have to raise your hand or
anything to enjoy this song.
I am thankful that Different Moods was re-released in the year
Sugar Aloes ascended the Calypso monarch throne. The CD better
represents the artistry of the man: he is articulate, the melodies
are sweet, his voice is soft and harmonious with the horn
accompaniment, all blending to make, perhaps, his best recording.