Mars - Sinkane
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Dec 20, 2012
    85
    Perhaps it's best enjoyed as an album of two halves--with funk on the A side, and a more introspective flipside. Either way, Sinkane's trip to the Red Planet is more than worth signing up for.
  2. 80
    [Title track "Mars" is] a rare misstep on an album that looks to both East and West, and reaches simultaneously into the past and the future.
  3. Dec 10, 2012
    70
    The free jazz of the title track grates and some of the record falls a little bit into the background and seems almost too polite at times but Mars is a sophisticated and beguiling album full of wonder.
  4. Dec 10, 2012
    70
    Mars is both refined and easygoing, if not a bit aloof at times.
  5. Although he's using sounds and influences from many of the musical hubs on the Earth, from Africa to America and plenty in between, with them he has created aural scenery that is so serene and heavenly that it couldn't possibly exist on our busy and frantic planet.
  6. Dec 10, 2012
    80
    A diasporic pop beacon for those of us from neither here nor there.
  7. Dec 10, 2012
    60
    There is a great deal of music here that showcases Ahmed Gallab's musical dexterity and skills as an arranger, however it is slightly unsatisfying as a cohesive and lucid album.

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