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Rolling Stone (p.124) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Fela Kuti's Nigerian Afrobeat remains a potent cultural force....The song selection is killer..."Rolling Stone (3/2/00, p.95) - 4.5 stars out of 5 - "...[his] fusion of West African chant, gospel call and response, and pounding funk remains one of the enduring musical hybrids of worldwide pop....way ahead of his time in using repetitive looping elements as the basis for genuinely hypnotic trance."Down Beat (4/01, p.76) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...His mixture of raw energy and sophistication is as remarkable today as it was when he first put it all on wax..."Down Beat (p.84) - 4.5 stars out of 5 - "He not only invented a thrilling hybrid of propulsive polyrhythms accented by James Brown-like horn charts, but used the music he dubbed Afrobeat as his pulpit."Vibe (5/00, p.176) - "...His finest work, culled from a lifetime's output of more than 50 albums....Activist, motivator, and supreme musician, Fela has left behind a final gift for his following..."Dirty Linen (p.63) - "[A] dozen or more musicians backed Fela's long, sprawling songs with inter-weaving rhythms and brass accents, which he topped off with confrontational lyrics."Mojo (Publisher) (9/01, p.143) - "...Intelligently distills the most potent moments of Kuti's career....an excellent introduction confirming his godly status."Mojo (Publisher) (p.94) - 5 stars out of 5 - "The definitive Fela package by any measure, including 'Zombie' and "Roforofo Fight' in full..."Paste (magazine) (p.66) - "[T]here's no better overview of the simmering overload that was Kuti's patented Afrobeat -- a meld of funk, jazz, Nigerian highlife and Yoruban drum ensembles..."135.0691

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"Kuti is hypnotic throughout..." Mojo53.65284

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Entertainment Weekly (6/2/00, p.79) - "...Features some of Fela's best works....the tracks stretch on and on, combining intricate Afro-funk with outspoken call-and-response vocal passages that sometimes landed him in prison....you can't go wrong with this album." - Rating: ADown Beat (4/01, p.76) - 4.5 stars out of 5 - "...Attests to how much [Fela's best band] Afrika 70 shared with the advances of jazz at that time....His mixture of raw energy and sophistication is as remarkable today as it was when he first put it all on wax..."53.0512

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"Kuti is hypnotic throughout..." Mojo44.81097

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JazzTimes (p.70) - "Legendary drummer Tony Allen, a longtime sideman for Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, appears on the grooving, orchestra-assisted title track."0.9758837

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The Wire (p.43) - "[The] later tracks embrace funk and Fela Kuti's Afrobeat without losing the flavour of Guinea. State-sponsored music can rarely have sounded so uplifting."The Beat (Magazine) (p.15) - "The Congolese-style 'Manta Lokoka' features a chain-lightning extended guitar solo by Sekou Diabate that gives the nod to American psychedelia....Brilliant music..."0.6099273

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CMJ - "Amidst the electronic ambience, however, the collection has a fair helping of West African dance flavor as well, and features a guest appearance from Fela Kuti."Pitchfork (Website) - "Datarock's going pop on RED, boiling their songs down to a compact three minutes....'Back in the Seventies' backs up its gushing nostalgia with crisply replicated plastic soul..."0.6099273

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Spin (p.77) - "Recorded in Lagos, Nigeria, these four tracks sound as wickedly funky today as they must have in 1973."Uncut (magazine) (p.94) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]ts four tracks still pack a punch. Fela Kuti provides the model for their loping rhythms, stinging guitar riffs and sax and keyboard solos..."0.6099273

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The Wire (p.60) - "[A] sparkling compilation....Geraldo Pino's astonishing 'Let Them Talk' is a clear template for Fela Kuti's later Afrobeat."Dirty Linen (p.60) - "Combining mesmerizing electric guitars and bass, tribal drumming, and influences drawn from Afro-Cuban big bands..."Global Rhythm (Publication) (p.51) - "This collection captures and reflects the glow of nations and people redefining themselves, and embraces a wide range of styles."Mojo (Publisher) (p.95) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[Y]ou can feel the joy in every groove here..."0.4879418

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.99) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he dense polyrhythms, blasting horns and zesty chorus of Aborekyair Aba proves that this Afrobeat original can still cut the rug..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] real joy of solid, traditional Afrobeat from the rumbling starter 'Nga Nga' to the slinky closer 'Obra'..."Uncut (magazine) (p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "It resembles Fela Kuti but is more focused. Brilliantly, Taylor has captured the same endearingly clunky production values of 1970s Africa..."0.4879418

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Rolling Stone (p.78) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his Afro-futurist jam session adds roiling rhythms from 71-year-old drummer Tony Allen -- known for the immortal grooves he cut with Fela Kuti in the Seventies -- to corroded space-age keyboards and low-gravity bass lines."Uncut (magazine) (p.80) - "[C]harmingly casual....Tony Allen's sultry, shuffling drums and Flea's limber basslines provide the canvas..."0.4879418

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Spin (6/02, p.107) - "...A secret funk history from the land that spawned too damn many Fel Kuti reissues..."The Wire (p.57) - "[W]ith stunning examples of Highlife, Afrobeat, and in-betweens like the reggae inflected Chief Checker and soul tinged Ify Jerry Crusade."Record Collector (magazine) (p.103) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t delves back to this time of joyous musical discovery, experimentation and celebration to create a sublimely fascinating set which opens up a vast new world to explore."0.4254217

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Rolling Stone (p.84) - "His spring-action fingerpicking and buoyant melodies reflect his boyhood immersion in Fela Kuti and King Sunny Ade."Down Beat (p.58) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "KARIBU is a thoughtful mix of hybrid grooves, straightahead guitar soloing, free-improv and even a couple of standards....A solid showcase of a new Afro-jazz star who clearly will be with us for a long time."JazzTimes (p.83) - "Loueke's lines are smartly formed and deftly executed. His ear-friendly melodicism draws both from traditional African sources and a lifetime of closely studying the likes of Jim Hall and George Benson..."Vibe (p.75) - "A typically resourceful Loueke groove, like the standout title track, meshes a lilting melody and rich harmonic progression over a quietly propulsive Afro-Brazilian rhythmic bed."Global Rhythm (Publication) (p.51) - "[T]he complex but beautiful 'Benny's Tune' stands out, constantly changing time signatures to stress its elegant melodic message."Paste (magazine) (p.79) - "West African guitarist Lionel Loueke's Blue Note debut is a challenging and occasionally wondrous fusion of Afropop and knotty, dissonant jazz."0.3659564

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Rolling Stone (p.80) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "The twelve-member-plus collective's fourth album offers jazzy Afro-Latin jams that are intricately assembled and totally rock in spots."Spin (p.86) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Filibuster 'X' and 'War Hero' channel the fierce individualism of Fela Kuti and Gil Scott-Heron."Magnet (p.94) - "SECURITY brings new elements to the mix without compromising Antibalas' fundamental power. The propulsive guitar figures, layered drum grooves and wall-flattening horn charts are intact..."CMJ (p.38) - "The dozen-member eclectic collage of musicians has been genre-proof for a decade, and on SECURITY, they dodge between Afrobeat, bossa nova, funk, jazz and hip-hop."Down Beat (p.72) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Antibalas has taken the foundation laid by Kuti and done some remodeling....The band's fourth full-length album explores new, less frantic ways to expand beyond the lock step of Afrobeat."Dirty Linen (p.92) - "[A] percolating mixture of Afrobeat, 70s funk, and Latin vibes....It's lush and the horn harmonies resonate..."The Beat (Magazine) (p.24) - "It's always been striking to hear this band....Probably the closest release yet to capturing the power of their live shows."0.3049636

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Rolling Stone (p.124) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Fela Kuti's Nigerian Afrobeat remains a potent cultural force....The song selection is killer..."Rolling Stone (3/2/00, p.95) - 4.5 stars out of 5 - "...[his] fusion of West African chant, gospel call and response, and pounding funk remains one of the enduring musical hybrids of worldwide pop....way ahead of his time in using repetitive looping elements as the basis for genuinely hypnotic trance."Down Beat (4/01, p.76) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...His mixture of raw energy and sophistication is as remarkable today as it was when he first put it all on wax..."Down Beat (p.84) - 4.5 stars out of 5 - "He not only invented a thrilling hybrid of propulsive polyrhythms accented by James Brown-like horn charts, but used the music he dubbed Afrobeat as his pulpit."Vibe (5/00, p.176) - "...His finest work, culled from a lifetime's output of more than 50 albums....Activist, motivator, and supreme musician, Fela has left behind a final gift for his following..."Dirty Linen (p.63) - "[A] dozen or more musicians backed Fela's long, sprawling songs with inter-weaving rhythms and brass accents, which he topped off with confrontational lyrics."Mojo (Publisher) (9/01, p.143) - "...Intelligently distills the most potent moments of Kuti's career....an excellent introduction confirming his godly status."Mojo (Publisher) (p.94) - 5 stars out of 5 - "The definitive Fela package by any measure, including 'Zombie' and "Roforofo Fight' in full..."Paste (magazine) (p.66) - "[T]here's no better overview of the simmering overload that was Kuti's patented Afrobeat -- a meld of funk, jazz, Nigerian highlife and Yoruban drum ensembles..."0.3049636

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Rolling Stone (12/25/03, p.104) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Best Albums of 2003"Rolling Stone (5/15/03, p.128) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...There are flashes of punk and fresh hints of world music..."Spin (6/03, p.100) - "...The album shuffles and grooves like Fela Kuti sloshed on gin and tonics..." - Grade: AQ (01/01/04, p.83) - Ranked #2 in Q's "The 50 Best Albums of 2003" - "[A]n inspired punk rock/world music hybrid....THINK TANK proudly measure[s] up to Blur's very best work."Uncut (01/04, pp.84-7) - Ranked #62 in Uncut's "Albums Of The Year 2003"Uncut (6/03, pp.90-1) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...Albarn has a seemingly endless capacity to absorb new ideas and come up with something fresh and different every time..."CMJ (5/12/03, p.8) - "...THINK TANK is an exploration of beats and grooves that seems to have sent almost all the guitars packing with the guitarist....Blur without Graham is a strange concept. But it's also one that works..."Mojo (Publisher) (01/01/04, p.60) - Ranked #3 in Mojo's "The Best of 2003"Mojo (Publisher) (5/03, pp.88-9) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Invigorating and intriguing, as hummable as it is inventive....It's also very possibly the best thing Blur have done..."0.3049636

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Rolling Stone (3/2/00, p.95) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...he treats Afrobeat's basic rhythm formula as sacred, adding only slight embellishments and updates....providing genuine vitality..."Spin (12/99, p.221) - "...takes dad's [Fela Kuti] big-band Afro-funk and pitches it up to +8, trading slow-build hypnotics for DJ breakdowns and rare groove vamps..."Entertainment Weekly (2/18/00, p.87) - "...brilliantly forges a link between Afrobeat and James Brown, he spices his percussive stew with acid jazz, hip-hop, and soul flavor while remaining true to his roots, proving himself an able ambassador to all rhythm nations." - Rating: A-The Wire (1/00, p.67) - Included in Wire Magazine's "50 Records Of The Year ['99]"CMJ (1/08/01, p.49) - Included in CMJ's "Year's New World Albums" from 2000.CMJ (1/31/00, p.3) - "...contains grooves heavy on the funk and full of call-and-response horn charts that recall classic soul....evoking the searching, high-energy blowing that punctuated many of Motown's early-'70s hits....ultimately vibrant and uplifting..."The Source (3/00, p.259) - "...marries the muscular grinding funk of James Brown to the deep, trance-inducing beats of African music....[His] songs are short and structured, making his brand of Afrobeat easier for r&b and hip-hop trained ears to absorb....a must for disciples of the beat."Mojo (Publisher) (9/01, p.143) - "...A lighter, more melodic and accessible version of Afro-beat..."0.3049636

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Rolling Stone (1/4/01, p.106) - Included in Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2000.Rolling Stone (4/13/00, pp.127-8) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...The dance jams...bump like acne....Common has a need to kick something that means something....A hip-hop MC willing to actually examine himself through his art? There's nothing Common about about that."Spin (5/00, p.155) - 8 out of 10 - "...His most aggressive and powerful record yet....[His] genius is that he's never more pop and playful than when he's worried, and vice versa....KRS-One's podium is open; maybe Common oughta step up."Entertainment Weekly (12/29/00, p.138) - Ranked #6 in EW's Top 10 Albums of 2000 - "...One helluva free-flowing album..."Q (5/00, pp.106-7) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Decidedly arthouse....This is wholemeal hip hop: chewy and a wee bit bland but nutritious all the same."Alternative Press (5/00, p.82) - 3 out of 5 - "...A good introduction to Common....complex and versatile....[he] serves up bite-size tastes of each of his various skills..."The Wire (3/00, p.64) - "...[His] fourth and best album..."CMJ (3/27/00, p.30) - "...his most eclectic joint to date....fusing his gritty rap edge with bohemian, jazzy soul..."The Source (5/00, pp.211-2) - 4 mics out of 5 - "...Reflects a more worldly Common....creating full-fledged jazz, funk and soul songs....this LP unfolds in 2 acts. Act I stretching the boundaries of traditional hip-hop....Act II finds [him] on an emotional roller coaster..."Rap Pages (6/00, p.46) - "...The most intelligent and organic album since OutKast's AQUEMINI....a masterful blend of soul/funk music and [his] lyrics of hope and mental and spiritual well-being."Mojo (Publisher) (6/00, p.105) - "...May be the most user-friendly contribution so far to the wave of 'conscious' rap....an intriguing balance [of]...paying tribute to inspirational figures like Fela Kuti and Black Panther heroine Assata, while letting the sheer pleasure of word-play bubble through..."NME (Magazine) (4/8/00, p.36) - 8 out of 10 - "...Equal parts philosopher and documentarian....Common deftly illustrates the big picture. Like all great storytellers."0.2439709

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Spin (p.70) - "Traces of Western rock and soul -- particularly Santana and James Brown -- can be heard amid the traditional styles and joyously burbling highlife guitars."Down Beat (p.63) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's an indelible sense of pride, freedom and discovery bubbling through these joyous tracks."Clash (magazine) - "A result of the collision of highlife, rock and soul as well as Ghana's tradition and culture, the two discs feature thirty-three previously un-reissued songs..."0.2406549

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Rolling Stone (p.77) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[H]is grooves have mellowed....There's a tenderness in 'Boys Dey Hungry for Town' that Fela never approached."The Wire (p.63) - "[W]hen it comes to direct and forceful communication, Seun delivers as effectively as his father Fela did."CMJ - "The album is a persuasive one -- Kuti's conviction is undeniable, as is his talent."Record Collector (magazine) (p.89) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's the rolling, throbbing music which snaps you to attention track after track....This is what Afrobeat is all about..."21.93542

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Spin (p.102) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he youngest son of Afro-beat superstar Fela Anikulapo Kuti strikes a commanding pose on his swaggering debut....Many of the interludes are simply thrilling..."The Wire (p.78) - "Seun's vocals have just the right blend of muscle and fire: strong enough to carry the message while searing a path through the clenched interplay of guitar, horns, percussion and supporting vocals."Mojo (Publisher) (p.102) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n astounding slab of Nigerian funk, from the moment the two rhythm guitars commence jousting at the start of 'Think Africa,' through the samples of Fela's old nemesis Olusegun Obasanjo..."Blender (Magazine) (p.86) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hese seven-minute grooves are so focused you can tell they have something to prove."Paste (magazine) (p.71) - "Providing a rekindled voice for the often voiceless, Seun's courage is gripping and a fitting tribute to his father."Clash (magazine) (p.127) - "[H]ere Seun makes his own mark, leading the super tight band through seven tracks of super heavy yet deftly nimble afro beat rhythms."URB (Magazine) (p.86) - "The result is an album that stands up with the best of any Kuti albums in its vibrancy, urgency and melody."Record Collector (magazine) (p.90) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "The seven tracks are spellbinding as they rumble along, hypnotic in call and response."Record Collector (magazine) - "[The album] features socially conscious lyrics, shedding light on the hardships of Nigerian villages, partnered with traditionally ethereal drumming and celebratory horns..."0.3050028

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