Sons of Kemet - Your Queen is a Reptile
Your Queen is a Reptile
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KIDWITHGUNs
89
Amazing

This is seriously the most exciting jazz album I've heard in my life, holy shit.

It's rich in instrumentals, melodies and style.
This is that Afro-Jazz shit, that slight African inspired sound.

I fucks with that. Africa is my home.
Toasterqueen12
98
I find myself talking about this album way more than I realize. Whenever music in a conversation comes up this is always one of my recommendations. Sons of Kemet with their afro beats, intense melodies, intense political messages, and just.....the VIBE. It's left a bigger impact on me than even I realize.
andreAnimator
80
Sons of kermit
WhatTheFunk
86
The prolific Shabaka Hutchings (Melt Yourself Down, The Shabaka And The Ancestors, The Comet Is Coming...) returns in 2018 with one of his many projects, Sons Of Kemet. "Your queen is a reptile" is a concept album denouncing the imperialism and injustice of the British monarchy. They celebrate here other queens, each track paying homage to a woman, who have all led resistance movements. The music of Son of Kemet, has its source in the heart of Africa from the rhythms of Nigeria to the ... read more
itsyahboinoah
77
Good jazz music nowadays is hard to come by, but thankfully we have been blessed here with this rhythmic and transfixing record. Each of the song titles of "Your Queen is a Reptile" depicts each woman who dealt with segregation. The musicianship here is stellar, dealing with rich sounds of afro-jazz and some Caribbean music that keeps the grooves consistent. My only cons with this record is that not all songs here are great. Tracks such as My Queen Is Ada Eastman and My Queen is ... read more
Mythic
86
This is a unique jazz record that I believe many fans outside the genre can even come to enjoy. One of favorites of of the decade for sure.
ThrowBackG
80
Tuba.
holyfishpaste
95
MY QUEEN IS DANIELE GENTILE (my profile pic)

move aside Kamasi, at a little more than a quarter of the the length, Sons of Kemet succeed here with a record fuzing jazz, reggae, hip hop and world music to an extravagant degree. It's exciting, engaging, familial, inspiratory and succinct. Deeply thematic and political, I feel like I'm listening to a jazz album with real character when most others can really fall into the background after a while. And it really makes you want to get out of your ... read more
chunderz
85
Sons of Kemet's new album, 'Your Queen is a Reptile' takes aim at the British Monarchy, providing an excellent commentary through its rhythms and vocals.

Favourite tracks: My Queen is Ada Eastman, My Queen is Harriet Tubman
JayCrackers
91
My Queen, Queen Elizabeth II, is a reptile???? Wait, the whole royal family is reptiles so the world surely must be run by lizard people and Mark Zuckerberg is the king. Wouldn't surprise me in all honestly, not the craziest thing to happen in 2020.

In all honestly, in 2018 i would of gave this album a 7 out of 10 but it seriously grow on me throughout the years and I am always finding new things about it every week. Seriously one of the best jazz albums from the 10's and showcases that jazz ... read more
amygoodall
60
good
DiegoPaim01
80
Eu sempre quis escutar e aprender mais com o Jazz, mas me falta a paciencia e a força de adaptação pra entrar com tudo no gênero. Ainda assim, de vez em quando, cai no meu colo um disco como esse e eu só posso agradecer por essa sorte. Que discaço! E que som maluco. Adoro o senso de aventura musical que há aqui: vc pode tanto se deixar levar por tudo que esta acontecendo e mergulhar nesse oceano rítmico/musical, ou vc pode tntar explorar os ... read more
RodrigoDTReis
88
This is easily one of the best jazz albuns of the 21st century
catarinalobob
75
Great African-jazz that pays tribute to notable black women.
luisdelrey2016
83
FAVS: My Queen Is Ada Eastman, My Queen Is Anna Julia Cooper, My Queen Is Nanny of the Maroons, My Queen Is Albertina Sisulu
LEAST FAV: My Queen Is Doreen Lawrence
smilycarp5
79
There are some really great ideas here. Experimental African jazz is never something I thought I would like, but some of it's really fire. However, I think the albums construction leaves a lot to be desired.

Best Tracks:
Harriet Tubman, Mamie Phillips Clark, Yaa Asantewaa, Angela Davis

Worst Tracks:
Albertina Sisulu
rosevean
79
#3 My Queen Is Harriet Tubman
#4 My Queen Is Anna Julia Cooper
#7 My Queen Is Yaa Asantewaa
#9 My Queen Is Yaa Asantewaa
NothingToDoubt
89
Si tuviera que elegir un par de palabra para explicar este LP, serían riqueza y evolución; la tercera entrega de Sons of Kemet me parece una salvajada en cuanto a llevar el Afro-jazz y el Avant-garde Jazz a otros niveles, sumándole el enorme concepto que encuentras tan solo en los nombres de las canciones, utilizando el nombre de mujeres importantes en la historia siempre orgullosa de la raza negra, uno de los lanzamientos más interesantes de este año.
TheRootBoy
84
Your Queen is a Reptile is not only invigorating jazz, it's a fantastic collaboration of Caribbean, Afro-beat, funk, and dub music to the core. This should be seen as a landmark record for modern jazz.
MinatoArisato
75
A great jazz record with vibrance and energy. Sons of Kemet orchestrate an extremely groovy and rhythmic jazz experience that will have anyone dancing.

Best Track: My Queen Is Anna Julia Cooper
Worst Track: My Queen Is Ada Eastman
Goba23
90
Wonderful listen. Lindiwe Sisulu. RIP
NR
De Jure, De Facto
Felix_96
90
9/10

outstanding

Fav tracks: <all songs>
Flannel_
85
Such an exciting and catchy Jazz album. It has so much to say, and does so in a very flavourful way. Best Jazz album of 2018.
ExpandingMan
72
Some really lively and exciting tracks on here. Out of this world drumming.

Was sad to see Shabaka underwhelming me with his saxophone playing on a handful of tracks, and some of the compositions on here being pretty bland.

Tracks like "Yaa Asantewaa" and "Hariet Tubman" picking up the slack make this worthwhile Jazz album.
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