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Stream: Santigold - Master of My Make-Believe

It’s unfair to expect something mind-blowing after a four-year wait, buuuut I get that it’s hard to listen to Santigold’s sophomore album without having a sense of aching anticipation for something beyond great. I’ve been reading a lot of reviews about Master of My Make-Believe. They all say the same thing: that [insert reviewer name] hoped for more. But I think that this sense of let down or string of strangely neutral reviews is just what inevitably comes with the territory of having an amazing debut album and a subsequent hiatus. And frankly, I don’t agree with the let down. Taken at face value, I think the album is quite good. Better yet, I’ll go as far to say I’ve been blasting in my car for 2 days straight and I love it. There are definitely some heavy hitters & I’ve definitely gotten double takes from other cars at me jamming out behind the wheel. What can I say? Santi’s affection for genre hopping just works for me. The album is out May 1, but you can stream the entire thing at NPR right here. You can also check out Santi at BBC1 Radio performing Creedence Clearwater Revival’s classic,”Proud Mary,” right here.

Update: The not-so-stellar reviews were ones I saw from when the album first began streaming. Since, I’ve only seen nothing but raving reviews. Warranted raves, I believe.

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Santigold - Disparate Youth

Somewhere in the Caribbean, Santigold’s involving herself in some sort of mystical ritual with a group of boys. And here’s the video for the second single off her new album, Master of My Make-Believe, out May 1 that portrays just that. It’s been a while we’ve gotten any new music from Santi & so I’m pretty stoked off anything she reluctantly sends our way. 

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Okay so everyone and their grandma are posting this one but Santigold is absolutely one of my faves.  Disparate Youth is in no way as crazy wtf awesome as “Big Mouth,” it’s more on a LES Artistes wavelength but that’s by far okay with me.  It’s a solid jam that makes the ears very happy.  Santi White it’s so good to have you back.


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Amadou & Mariam - Dougou Badia (feat. Santigold)

   Amadou & Mariam - Dougou Badia (feat. Santigold)

The  blind musical husband-and-wife duo from Mali, Amadou et Mariam, remain amongst Africa’s most stirring & popular musical acts.  When I first learned about them years ago, I was awestruck by their story: they met at Bamako’s Institute for the Young Blind in 1976 and quickly found they shared a passion for music & for each other. Since, they’ve dropped all sorts of hits with their strong Malian influence. Their most recent album, Welcome to Mali (2008), included hit song "Sabali,", which ranked 15 on Pitchfork’s Top 100 Best Tracks of 2008. Their new album includes collaborations with popular American acts such as Theophilus London & TV On The Radio. Their single with Santogold Santigold is posted for download below.


♩ Amadou & Mariam - Dougou Badia (feat. Santigold)

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