Ibibio Sound Machine - Doko Mien
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2019 Ratings: #499 / 794
User Score
Based on 93 ratings
2019 Ratings: #723
Liked by 2 people
March 22, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Merge / Label
Afro-Funk / Genres
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NarrativeCoffee
61

Kinda underwhelming, I mean, I liked it but the singles set high expectations on me. After a few listens, I can say I still enjoy some funky songs on this, but judging them as a project, doesn't seem quite strong as I expected it to be.

Also, compared to Uyai, this doesn't seem as a Improvement, even with songs like Nyak Mien, Just Go Forward (Ka I So) this LP lacks of passion, and interest, specially in Basquiat or She Work Very Hard.

Kidneybean
92

More a punk funk and electro clash than world music, I really love this. Funky grooves all over the place. Tight musicianship and exquisite vocals. I was fortunate enough to catch these live this year, what a danceathon!

Dynade
40

I keep forgetting to review this because I don’t care to listen to this. The beats are fun, but the whole thing gets annoying quick, especially with the vocal inflections.

Favorites: I Need You to Be Sweet Like Sugar (Nnge Nte Suka), Tell Me (Doko Mien), Just Go Foward

Worst: Nyak Mien

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Track List

  1. I Need You to Be Sweet Like Sugar (Nnge Nte Suka)
  2. Wanna Come Down
  3. Tell Me (Doko Mien)
  4. I Know That You’re Thinking About Me
  5. I Will Run
  6. Just Go Forward (Ka I So)
  7. She Work Very Hard
  8. Nyak Mien
  9. Kuka
  10. Guess We Found a Way
  11. Basquiat

Year End Lists

#13/Drift
#50/DJ Mag
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Added on: January 8, 2019