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Life & Livin' It

Sinkane

Life & Livin' It

Fourth album from London-born, New York-based Ahmad Gallub merges Afro-funk, soul and krautrock

ADM rating[?]

6.9

Label
City Slang
UK Release date
10/02/2017
US Release date
10/02/2017
  1. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Sinkane has nowhere near the fame he deserves; may this be the album that gives you life
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  2. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    Confronts the struggles and conflicts of our current times, but does so without giving in to cheap sloganeering and posturing, focusing instead on what really matters overall: the human condition and finding hope even in the seemingly most hopeless of times
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  3. 8.0 |   Clash

    A powerful reminder that basic truths, basic rights, are always the most important
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  4. 8.0 |   music OMH

    This is an urgent, enormously enjoyable LP
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  5. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Socially conscious music suffused with joy
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  6. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    When you feel blue in 2017, the new Sinkane is the starting point to life and learning how to live it
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  7. 7.3 |   Pitchfork

    More than ever, his new album has the feel of a democratic band
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  8. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Born in the UK, based Stateside and of Sudanese descent, Sinkane has been able to draw his worldly experiences into something that's at once relatable, abstract and pertinent
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  9. 7.0 |   The Music

    His sugar-toned voice... masks the mental strife lurking below
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  10. 6.5 |   Beardfood

    The few times he does open the toy instrument drawer and his trademark falsetto kicks in, like on highlight ‘U’huh’, it’s an instant party. Just as often his sound has matured into boredom
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  11. 6.0 |   State

    A slickly produced set of afro-funk jams constrained in the kind of tight pop structures that come with experience
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  12. 6.0 |   The Independent

    It feels every bit as pedestrian and dutiful as its title suggests, its slow, methodical grooves pleasantly light but laborious
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  13. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    The work of a dude fully immersed in the funk
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  14. 6.0 |   The FT

    A hypnotic blend of organ, brass, polyrhythmic percussion, choppy guitar licks, funkadelic chants and smooth high vocals
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  15. 5.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Isn’t necessarily a bad album, rather it simply lacks the necessary vitality for this to be a life being lived worth reflecting or remarking upon
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