Vanguard

  • Record Label: Epic
  • Release Date: Feb 20, 2001
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    Quaye's thoroughly urbanized, half-mad brand of African roots music is alive, well, and wonderfully prickly. [3/2/01, p.70]
  2. On Vanguard, the same basic formula is employed, only the emphasis is much more on reggae influences, and the experimentation with genre boundaries is considerably toned down. There’s still much that shines, however.
  3. It's made up of some songs you think you shouldn't like, some you weren't ready for, and some you'll have to rewind to make sure you heard correctly. It is an album with no peers. And that, my friends, is a recommendation.

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