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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic album, 28 Mar 2014
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great album. I had only heard the Let's Dance track before I decided to buy this whole album. I love Let's Dance - but must say that there rest of the album is not really in the same style. It leans a lot more to the African beats than it does to the Electronic music. However - it's really fab and I recommend it.

I also love the simple, flat, cardboard packaging. I wish everybody got rid of plastic packaging where it is not needed. Including for dvds. It saves so much space too!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Birth of a Star?, 25 Mar 2014
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There's a lot to like about Ibibio Sound Machine's self-titled debut album. For a start, the eight-piece band is just great: tight, funky seventies grooves jostle with Highlife guitar licks and deep synthy electronica in a soulful gumbo that feels instantly familiar and yet also new and fresh. If they're this good in the confines of the studio, I imagine they could be simply unstoppable live. There's also real diversity in the songwriting, from the brilliantly upbeat 'The Talking Fish' to the earthy slinkiness of 'Got to Move, Got to Get Out' - and I love how West African folk music keeps bubbling up through the mix, perhaps most charmingly of all in the last track, which takes 'Amazing Grace' out to rural Nigeria and gives it an African makeover that will have you smiling from ear to ear.

But what makes this album brilliant rather than merely very good is the sheer quality of Eno Williams' vocals. You can tell from the album's cover photo she's a young lady who means business, and on this album she sings with all the elegance, force, severity and self-possession of a Nigerian Grace Jones. She's a superb focal point for a rock-solid band, and on this showing she could one day become a major solo star in her own right. For now, though, all we can do is revel in the steamy African soul-funk fusion of the mighty Ibibio Sound Machine. Buy with confidence!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant., 30 Mar 2014
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Brilliant dedut album from this amazing funky band. If you are lucky enough to see them live this year do it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars FUN, 20 Mar 2014
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Journey into Ibibio Sound Machine's world. Fresh, Fun. This record will make you happy. This record will make you dance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 26 July 2014
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Infectious. Can't stop listening to it.
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