Africa Express - EGOLI
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2019 Ratings: #299 / 790
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Based on 34 ratings
July 12, 2019 / Release Date
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TommyCook
61

Idk man.

The high points on this album are washed out by the fact that this is over an hour long and has no real consistency. I certainly enjoyed a fair bit of this but there were some real head scratching moments

KingLukas
70

Honestly I was impressed with the album before the Welsh but after I heard verses in Welsh I was sold...

(First listen, may update with more detail)

Update: Unfortunately it's not an 89... It's still good, works great as a gym album and I love the Welsh on the album but other than that there's too few moments where it doesn't sound like a generic dance album, Still good but not AOTYworthy: 70

75

Rating is higher than I initially was gonna give it, but I happened to read the Spotify artist description and wow- for context: "Africa Express brings together musicians from different cultures, genres and generations to break boundaries and offer a new perspective on Africa and its music. Each event is unique, based upon on-the-spot collaboration and filled with unique moments of magic. [The UK-based nonprofit] was founded in 2006....then came the first public event: a legendary ... read more

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Track List

  1. Welcome (feat. Phuzekhemisi)
  2. City In Lights (feat. Nick Zinner, Otim Alpha, Mahotella Queens & Georgia)
  3. The River (feat. Mahotella Queens, Zola 7 & Muzi)
  4. Bittersweet Escape (feat. BCUC, Nonku Phiri & Mr Jukes)
  5. Johannesburg (feat. Sibot, Radio 123, Morena Leraba & Gruff Rhys)
  6. Become The Tiger (feat. Mr Jukes, Damon Albarn & Sibot)
  7. Africa To The World (feat. Radio 123, Remi Kabaka, Nick Zinner, Mahotella Queens, Otim Alpha, Dominowe & Infamous Boiz)
  8. Absolutely Everything Is Pointing Towards The Light (feat. Zolani Mahola & Gruff Rhys)
  9. Where Will This Lead Us To? (feat. Blue May, Radio 123 & Moonchild Sanelly)
  10. Mama (feat. Radio 123, Georgia & Otim Alpha)
  11. No Games (feat. Radio 123, Sho Madjozi, Poté, Moonchild Sanelly, Ghetts & Muzi)
  12. Morals (feat. Mr Jukes, Muzi, Mahotella Queens & Moonchild Sanelly)
  13. Taranau (feat. Gruff Rhys & Otim Alpha)
  14. The Return Of Bacardi (feat. FAKA & DJ Spoko)
  15. Sizi Freaks (feat. Moonchild Sanelly & Infamous Boiz)
  16. Twirl (feat. Ghetts & Poté)
  17. I Can't Move (feat. Blue May, Sibot, Mr Jukes, Moonchild Sanelly & Damon Albarn)
  18. See The World (feat. Gruff Rhys, Damon Albarn & Mahotella Queens)
 
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Added on: June 17, 2019