Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings
Positive: 1 out of 1
Mixed: 0 out of 1
Negative: 0 out of 1
Aug 14, 2012I was immediately drawn into The Very Best when I heard their single featuring Vampire Weekend's frontman Ezra Koenig as he provided theI was immediately drawn into The Very Best when I heard their single featuring Vampire Weekend's frontman Ezra Koenig as he provided the perfect context to understand the music through, an African band borrowing ideas from American indie instead of the other way around. The music was melodic but focused much more on the beat than indie typically did, making for an extremely fun listen.
This album is good too, and I recommend listening to it, but it largely dropped the carefree melodies that its predecessor had in favor of adopting a much more hip-hop centric production. The fun is still there, and it's still a solid album, but it lacks the sunny and playful atmosphere that propelled "Warm Heart of Africa" to its highest highs.… Full Review »