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The Great Bailout

Moor Mother

The Great Bailout

Latest release from the Philadelphia poet, musician and activist Camae Ayewa

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  1. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    A tough listen, and might take a bit of research and a few listens to fully situate in its various contexts
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  2. 8.6 |   Paste Magazine

    With a bevy of collaborators, the Philadelphia poet, singer and songwriter’s latest album interrogates British history to reveal hellish, necessary truths
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  3. 8.4 |   Northern Transmissions

    It is a discomforting album for a discomforting history, and Moor Mother delivers it with astonishing clarity
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  4. 8.4 |   Beats Per Minute

    Ayewa embraces an austere aesthetic while carrying a bright activistic torch. She casts searing light on the unreconciled, and perhaps unreconcilable, hypocrisies that continue to plague the Western world
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  5. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    A hauntingly edifying experience born out of intergenerational trauma, political rage and suffering
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  6. 8.0 |   Mojo

    A grand, artistic and political statement in an age when such vision is too rarely attempted. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A dense and visceral history lesson from Moor Mother
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  8. 8.0 |   All Music

    Her concentration on an especially brutal historical subject makes it one of her most bracing works, and it becomes more compelling and powerful with increased intention and awareness
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  9. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    All the rage, frustration and hopelessness are refined into Moor Mother’s lushly dystopian interpretation of the world—a world whose existence is perpetuated by our refusal to acknowledge it
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  10. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    Fueled by controlled fury and unfathomable sorrow, Camaea Ayewa’s latest album of Afrofuturist collage traces the traumatic legacy of European colonialism
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  11. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    From the voice and vision of an artist working on every fringe of the underground, Moor Mother’s latest is her most idiosyncratic to a fault
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