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Uyai

Ibibio Sound Machine

Uyai

Second album from the London-based collective, fusing soul and electro with West African rhythms

ADM rating[?]

7.8

Label
Merge
UK Release date
03/03/2017
US Release date
03/03/2017
  1. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    Ibibio Sound Machine's sophomore album is a nonstop block party, bursting with summer soul, retro electronics, and funky Afrobeat
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  2. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    True to its name, Uyai is also a glorious, world-conscious party. Beautiful indeed
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  3. 8.0 |   Q

    An eight-piece band that encompasses disco, house and post-punk alongside the inevitable snaps of brass. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Have fully evolved from a fun curio into one of the best bands around
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  5. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    The band flirt with straight up techno to great effect on Sunray (Eyio), go ambient with a little less aplomb on Quiet and even fit in some more conventional excursions like Power of 3’s funky cowbell shuffle.
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  6. 8.0 |   The Observer

    An exhilarating second album
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  7. 8.0 |   Mojo

    A lively fusion of politically conscious Afro-beat electro pop. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    The energy bursts out of Uyai in countless directions
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  9. 7.0 |   Clash

    Largely ‘Uyai’ stands as a genre meshing oddity which, thanks to its pure groove and spirituality, will appeal to those who haunt the dance floor as well as their own dimly lit bedrooms
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  10. 7.0 |   Pitchfork

    Led by singer Eno Williams, Uyai becomes a wildly diverse mix of global sounds whose focus this time has turned to themes of liberation, power, and beauty—specifically that of women
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  11. 7.0 |   All Music

    Uyai is a fine, boundary-pushing follow-up to an arresting debut
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Ibibio Sound Machine: Uyai

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  • 2. The Chant (Iquo Isang) £0.99
  • 3. One That Lights Up (Andi Domo Ikang Uwem Mi) £0.99
  • 4. The Pot Is On Fire £0.99
  • 5. Quiet £0.99
  • 6. Joy (Idaresit) £0.99
  • 7. Power of 3 £0.99
  • 8. Lullaby £0.99
  • 9. Guide You (Edu Kpeme) £0.99
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