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To Syria, With Love

Omar Souleyman

To Syria, With Love

The Syria dabke musician's latest is his first with Hasan Alo handling synths and programming

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  1. 8.5 |   The Quietus

    Omar Souleyman swaps a little bit of his dabke joy for heartbreak, and creates his heaviest, hardest record in years
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  2. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    An album dedicated to Omar Souleyman’s friends, family, and countrymen, and he wears his heart on his sleeve throughout
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  3. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    You don’t need to understand Arabic to feel his pain, just as you don’t need to understand Arabic to dance around like a lunatic to the rest of this wonderful record
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  4. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    A record that pulses with life and indomitable spirit – from one angle, surely the finest love letter Syria could currently wish to receive
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  5. 7.9 |   Paste Magazine

    For anyone who has been following Souleyman’s career, there is a sense of relief that comes with him opening up on the subject of his homeland’s crisis
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  6. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    With the life and vibrancy of the compositions necessarily tapered by the sobering, harrowing reality of the honesty in his lyrics, he has brought us an all-too-real-life case of tears on the dancefloor
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  7. 7.0 |   All Music

    It will likely keep longtime listeners in the fold, too, although the raw, unhinged feel of his earlier recordings will be missed
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  8. 6.5 |   Pitchfork

    Comes via the Mad Decent label, making him labelmates with the likes of Major Lazer and Riff Raff. He works with producer Hasan Alo for a sleek, hypnotic sound
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  9. 6.0 |   Q

    Impossibly energetic, joyously extreme and a little bit exhausting. Print edition only

  10. 4.0 |   The Observer

    The impassioned ballad Mawal stands out as a contemplative reprieve, but it isn’t anywhere near enough to rescue the album
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