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EGOLI

Africa Express

EGOLI

Fourth album from the collective that includes Damon Albarn, Gruff Rhys and Moonchild Sanelly was recorded over a week in Johannesburg

ADM rating[?]

7.5

Label
Africa Express
UK Release date
12/07/2019
US Release date
12/07/2019
  1. 10.0 |   The Arts Desk

    A blast of fresh medicine that makes the world seem a better place
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  2. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    The sense of diverse possibility is what endures most of all throughout Egoli, and indeed everything that Africa Express touches. In an over-saturated world, genuine enthusiasm for something fresh is hard to come by. Egoli has it to spare
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  3. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    The album hangs together more coherently than its predecessor Maison des Jeunes, switching from pop-facing to something more subdued and traditional
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  4. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Thanks to South Africa’s vast natural resources of dance music, both traditional and bleeding-edge, Egoli is a party album almost end to end
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  5. 8.0 |   NME

    This collaborative record, featuring Damon Albarn, Gruff Rhys, Moonchild Sanelly and more, is a scattershot and hedonistic diary. It's the collective's best work to date
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  6. 8.0 |   Q

    The projects most diverse and entertaining recording so far. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Given the number and variety of artists appearing on EGOLI it could have been easy for it to feel uneven, but it flows brilliantly and should be hailed as a significant achievement
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  8. 7.0 |   Uncut

    It's a one-time postcard. An advert for uninhibited experimentation. Print edition only

  9. 6.0 |   Mojo

    It's something of a lucky dip. Print edition only

  10. 6.0 |   DIY

    A trip on the Africa Express is quite a ride
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