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  • Audio CD (17 Aug. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Relativity Entertainment
  • ASIN: B003U0I9S2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 305,433 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By P. Davis on 23 Feb. 2006
Format: Audio CD
This is a splendid album! The frenetic rhythm guitar (evoking memories of early Talking Heads) on the title track and "Big Man", accompanied by a cool brass section jam together to produce sounds worthy of a corner in any sleazy bar Quincy or Jack Lord might have frequented! But that's not all; incredibly astute lyrics giving a socio-political commentary of this place dem call America. No more so than on "Indictment", a damning namecheck of the Bush administration delivered with wit and an all but psychedelic soundtrack grounded with an infectious groove you can't resist - bliss! "Elephant" is also an impressive contribution to the album. I bought this on spec, and it's great - give it a go!
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Format: Audio CD
Great funky afro-beat, dancy, fun and with strong social message. Try and catch them live though - even better. Saw them at Womad and blew me away. I considered flying to New York just to see them again
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Killer tracks to dance and think to 18 Jun. 2004
By D. Ryland - Published on
Format: Audio CD
This disc is a killer from beginning to end. Epic, unstoppable deep-groove funk with pulsating percussion, big fat horns and sharp, perceptive social commentary in the lyrics. Get your mind and feet in motion to this masterpiece, the best of its kind in this century.
16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
long live antibalas 21 Aug. 2004
By OysterCranium - Published on
Format: Audio CD
let's face it, antibalas can do no wrong. all the way from "liberation..." and "talkatif" to "who is this america?" every album a must have. this album brings political awareness to the forefront along with tight percussion, pulsating horns and thought-provoking lyrics.

but i have to admit, to get the full antibalas experience, i highly recommend going to one of their shows where you can't help but dance until the very end. antibalas deserves respect, not just as musicians, but also as caring citizens of this world who strive to bring issues to the ears of many who are deaf and make this world a more aware and peaceful place to live. with everything going on in the world today, we need more bands like antibalas.
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If only more U.S. pop bands asked the same question.... 7 May 2007
By N. Jacobson - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Listening to this cd after watching TV for several hours was like a mind cleanser. Great rhythms and beats, very complex, and very funky. The band is absolutely enormous, but tight like a drum. The artwork on the cover and inside is beautiful and subtle. The lyrics are poetic and simple. I do find myself wishing the songs were a bit shorter at times, but other times I appreciate the endurance quality of their lengths. My two year old loves this stuff.
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Last Night I Heard You Live & "I Totally Feel You, Antibalas!!!" 1 May 2011
By D. Woncisz - Published on
Format: Audio CD
After a long day of swimming and biking in the sun, I sat last night, listening to reggae station 91.7, take an hour or so out to play classic 1970's & 80's hits. I mentally memorialized a person who recently passed and whom, from childhood, loved reggae as much as I've always loved salsa. I was outside of the North Beach band shell where the Heineken Transatlantic Music Festival was in full swing.

I turned the car radio off because I heard a saxophonist 'go ballistic viking', and pillage, plunder and completely burn down the world music village. I thought "Somebody must've really pissed homie off." because the saxist (or two) was unrelentingly confrontational, and explosive. The band counter-grooved forever, to help that sax satisfy his vendetta! I jumped to attention, as his siren commandeered.

It has been a very long time since music kicked down the dead-bolted door of our quasi-libotomous existence and moved me like this. It was a definate call to action for all within listening distance to ignite your own individual 'revolution', or share one with a friend, like fine pastry and an espresso:)

This is not a band, this is the incendiary catalyst to a long overdue uprising; and the music nothing short of a spiritual awakening.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Fantastic gem 6 Mar. 2014
By John Mellor - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This album is gritty, horn driven afro-funk. It gets better with each listen. I've got several Antibalas albums, but this one is the best I've heard so far. Personal favorites include "Indictment", "Sister" and "Big Man". There are long jams on this album that are simply incredible.
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