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Master Of My Make-Believe

Santigold

Master Of My Make-Believe

Santi White releases her second album of reggae tinged pop, a collaboration with a variety of producers, from Diplo to Nick Zinner

ADM rating[?]

7.0

Label
Atlantic
UK Release date
23/04/2012
US Release date
01/05/2012
  1. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Second album syndrome? Pah, that phrase isn’t even in Santigold’s dictionary
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  2. 9.0 |   Spin

    If she's spent the last four years soul-searching, as some of her lyrics imply, she's found it in abundance
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  3. 8.3 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    Much like M.I.A., White hears sounds like a producer, not a traditional artist
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  4. 8.2 |   Beats Per Minute

    Immediately appealing thanks to its pop production
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  5. 8.0 |   Pop Matters

    I would place this album among the strongest work coming out in both the realms of indie and pop music these days
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  6. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    This album is smart, it shows Santi White has grown up but not yet grown out of the ballsy middle-finger rap that made her success
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  7. 8.0 |   Rave Magazine

    Even slightly watered down, Santigold remains the real dea
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  8. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    There’s not really a duff track here – even the two slowies are appealing
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  9. 8.0 |   The Fly

    A remarkable mixture of dancehall, dub, industrial, electro and new wave; an über-pop fusion that grips you like summer flu
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  10. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Each track is executed to perfection as Santi morphs with chameleonic pizzazz
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  11. 8.0 |   Entertainment.ie

    The album is a sonically eclectic smorgasbord of beats, genre-hopping musically whilst remaining vocally grounded
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  12. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Its heady charm stems from an eclecticism that has as much to do with her time in punk rock band Stiffed as it does her experiences in Jamaica in 2010
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  13. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The album is akin to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in that it's packed to the brim with celebrity pathos, black humor, and fearless, genre-defying exercises. Santigold may not possess Kanye's megalomaniacal charisma, but she's just as much of a pop-music savant
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  14. 8.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    A humid fever-dream of globally minded electronics and post-punk hauteur even more atmospheric than her debu
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  15. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Liberally spattered with sonic exclamation marks
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  16. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    A modest work, short on big thrills and surprises, but generous enough with the creature comforts that made Santigold’s debut such a gem
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  17. 7.0 |   music OMH

    In her quest to make her own brand of gimmick free progressive pop, Santigold has made an album that, for all its faults, intermittently works
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  18. 7.0 |   BBC

    While slightly more subdued than before, the pint-sized sparkplug proves she can still churn a stimulating groove, and doesn’t need cartoonish gimmicks to do so
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  19. 6.5 |   Paste Magazine

    It falls short of the expectation that has been gestating for the past four years
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  20. 6.3 |   Pitchfork

    A glossy collection of effortless dub-tronica that's oddly lacking in texture
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  21. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    In the end, she's so cool she'll frost up your earbuds. That's a lot more than you can say about most singers, and a lot less than you can say about great ones
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  22. 6.0 |   The Scotsman

    An experimental collage from bubblegum pop, cheerleader rap, lean punk funk, electro, Afrobeat and dub elements which, not unlike the work of her closest musical cousin MIA, can take a few listens to penetrat
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  23. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    At its best, it's a surprisingly subtle record
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  24. 6.0 |   Q

    A record you're more likely to respectfully admire than fall hopelessly in love with. Print edition only

  25. 6.0 |   The Observer

    The collision of nagging pop and neon polyrhythms often feels like a halfway party-house between MIA and Florence Welch
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  26. 5.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    A slog to listen to
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  27. 5.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Some strong moments sit alongside filler without ever really coming together and feeling like a coherent piece of work
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  28. 5.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Shines in most parts and violently hampers itself in others
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  29. 5.0 |   Under The Radar

    Lots of filler propped up by a few far-out pop jams, possessing as many ups and downs as her 2008 debut record
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  30. 4.0 |   No Ripcord

    Seems to showcase an artist who is simply tired too soon
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