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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the jazz quartet led by the tenor saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings features contributions from Josh Idehen and Congo Natty.
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  1. 90
    The richness of the source material and the deftness of interplay of each member of the band ensures that Your Queen is a Reptile leaves you with a sense of having been a part of something truly special.
  2. May 10, 2018
    85
    An immaculately conceived record, the latest from Sons of Kemet is proof that British jazz is alive and well and, even beyond that, may be one of the best cultural tools we have in fighting the oppressive and deeply troubling political landscape that appears to be forming in the west, of late.
  3. Mar 30, 2018
    80
    Your Queen Is a Reptile is easily Sons of Kemet's most compelling outing. It offers inspired stylistic contrasts, canny improvisation, and killer charts. It's tight, furious, joyous, and inspirational.
  4. 80
    This album’s intricate, pressurised urgency keeps Sons of Kemet at that movement’s head.
  5. Apr 2, 2018
    80
    Kinetic and thrilling as the uptempo blasts are, where Your Queen shines is on the slower pieces, revealing that Hutchings can purr, murmur and wax lyrical as well.
  6. Apr 20, 2018
    80
    Your Queen Is A Reptile, is 55 minutes of ecstatic insurgency.
  7. Mojo
    Mar 28, 2018
    60
    A provocative, anti-establishment critique of the blind idolatry received by the British monarchy and finds each of the nine tracks paying homage to Hutchings' list of notable women that he believes are worthy alternative monarchs. [Apr 2018, p.87]

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  1. May 8, 2018
    9
    An actual good album.

    Yay! There is so many to this album, the tribal sounds,, the saxophone, the drums, Oh god.