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  • Summary: The compilation collects recordings from the Cameroon artist's earlier works from between 1975 and 1982.
  • Record Label: Born Bad Records
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, International, West African, African Traditions, Cameroonian, Neo-Traditional
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Though half are also on La Condition Masculine, which is generally deemed Bebey's best album, this selection is hookier from the just-released "New Track," whose subject is white starchy foods, to "The Coffee Cola Song," whose subject is the cash economy.
  2. Aug 17, 2012
    80
    His sound was a forward-thinking and richly engaging blend of African roots music, the makossa (urban popular music) of his native Cameroon, and the then-emerging electronic music movement.
  3. Aug 17, 2012
    80
    African Electronic Music 1975-1982 is a deceptively smart compilation sequenced at least as well as Bebey's own albums.
  4. Aug 17, 2012
    60
    African Electronic Music 1975-1982 is, after all, a bit of a hodgepodge compilation, and that Bebey was indulging his creative spirit more than he was creating music for a mass audience. Still, the more structured tracks serve notice Bebey was an accomplished composer who had several big hits in his native land.