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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length release for the Norwegian duo of Nico Sereba and Vincent Dery.
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Am I Wrong
Am I wrong For thinking out the box from where I stay? Am I wrong For saying that I choose another way? I ain't trying to do what everybody else... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Jan 30, 2015
    60
    All in all, Black Star Elephant seems accomplishes its goals--delivering an album that thrives off its ‘good vibes’. There is no denying that Nico & Vinz better their listeners by eschewing negativity, not to mention avoiding profanity for the most part. That said, sometimes so much positivity grows ever too schmaltzy and a bit blasé.
  2. Dec 3, 2014
    60
    The unwavering positivism of this cultural mash-up is compelling; if only they’d resisted the urge to include “motivational” interludes spoken in the style of a tribal elder, which nudges the album into the cheese zone.
  3. Dec 3, 2014
    60
    Nico & Vinz are lite bubblegum worldbeat pop, and will try on any fashion just as long as it might bring them a hit.
  4. Dec 3, 2014
    50
    Lyrics like "You don’t have to be big and tall/To stand up and hold your own" (from "Miracles") play like inspirational memes. Still, their hearts are in such the right place that it's hard to totally root against them.
  5. 50
    The album’s social commitments are stronger than its aesthetic commitments, but it doesn’t suffer for that.
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