Fongola

Kokoko! - Fongola
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 47 ratings
2019 Ratings: #113
July 5, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Transgressive / Label
Synthpunk, Post-Punk / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic
In an era of musical abundance and sonic homogeneity, it's increasingly uncommon to hear music this fresh and original.
90
Exclaim!
This is DIY revolution groove and as such, is an inspiration to those who wish to express outside the norms.
80
DIY

Endlessly creative and euphoric, the MacGyvers of music have created a record that’s not only politically charged, but brimming with the joys of life and creativity.

Inglume
83
"AHHH THUNDERCAT THUNDERCAT AHHH THUNDERCAT THUNDERCAT"
"KOKOKO WEE WEE KOKO WEE WEE"

I'd like to give a BIG shoutout to these hard-working African men for making the best album of this week! Before I delve further, I'd like to say that the success and origin story of Kokoko! is truly something inspiring! Basically, a group of childhood friends got together to form a band. However, without enough money to afford any proper instruments, they crafted junk they found on the ... read more
Aoaystheory
84
Had no idea what I was going into, but that was a hell of a ride! Definitely hard to pin-down genre-wise, but I'd say Dance-Punk might be the best way to categorize most of the record, which happens to be one of my favorite genres, when done right. Had zero clue what's going on here lyrically, but shout-out to Inglume for giving me some insight into this project before checking it out. Highly recommended. This deserves to be on the charts. Great music which is apparently done on custom ... read more
notanalt
80
>:0000
60
Cool idea, mediocre execution.
camusi
83
i like punk, punk is really cool
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Track List

  1. Likolo
  2. Azo Toke
  3. Buka Dansa
  4. Identité
  5. Malembe
  6. L.O.V.E.
  7. Tongos'a
  8. Zala Mayele
  9. Singa
  10. Kitoko
  11. Tokoliana
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