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Surprisingly Good Infusion of African Folk
on 3 February 2017
I first bought Think Tank a number of years ago, unfortunately after writing off a car I forgot to remove the CD from the player when it was collected a few years back. As the CD was protected it was the only album that I had not managed to transfer into MP3 format so I have not had a listen for years. Anyway, enough of the hard luck stories and onto the product review.
The fact that I have now purchased the same album twice would indicate that I rate this album highly. Heavily influenced by African folk music at the time of its release Blur have infused that vibe throughout Think Tank and the music itself is removed from much of Blur's other material. It doesnt have an indie feel to it like much of thier early stuff, or a riff heavy Song 2 style footstomper, but it works..... really really well. Top Track for me has to be 'Out of Time' which, as someone who has worked in Africa will recognise, fits with the general vibe of much of the continent, not too rushed but altogether a pleasant song. Try it, you will be surprised how good it is!