Captain Rugged

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  • Summary: The London-based, Nigeria-born artist's sixth release is about the adventures of the Nigerian superhero named Captain Rugged.
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  1. Feb 12, 2014
    80
    The album floats on shuffling rhythms, wah-wah guitars and catchy hooks, stopping at stations from socially conscious storytelling to fantasies involving space aliens.
  2. Uncut
    Feb 12, 2014
    70
    The record's best moments are slow-mo funk cuts like "Laughter" and "Praise" where Jones' silky falsetto finds a sweet spot east of Prince and Earth Wind & Fire. [Mar 2014, p.78]
  3. Mojo
    Feb 12, 2014
    60
    The opening futurefunk salvo gives way to some soulful ballads. [Mar 2014, p.96]
  4. Feb 12, 2014
    40
    High on ambition, musicianship and charm the end result is a set of well-meaning if often uninspiring afro-rock.
  5. Q Magazine
    Feb 14, 2014
    40
    Even the rhythmic energy can't disguise a shortage of quality songs. [Mar 2014, p.114]