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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for London-based eight-member Afrobeat collective Kokoroko includes influences from funk, jazz, soul and West African music.
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  1. 80
    In all it’s a fascinating mix, which should attract new recruits to Kokoroko’s ever-growing legion of fans.
  2. Aug 5, 2022
    80
    The results are rewarding. Could We Be More is a finely crafted unit that takes KOKOROKO’s span of influences (highlife and afrobeat in the vein of Fela Kuti and Ebo Taylor; a solid education in jazz; the entire city of London) and spins them through a dream machine of sorts.
  3. Aug 5, 2022
    80
    It expertly combines these global roots traditions with hip urban sounds in a distinctive mix that's at once contemporary and timeless. Well worth the long wait, this is the kind of creative, far-reaching, accessible album that comes along once in a generation.
  4. Mojo
    Aug 5, 2022
    60
    Mixture of West Africa and Caribbean influences. Oscar Jerome's glowing highlife guitar opens Dide O, a midway tryptic with Soul Searching (Afrobeat) and We Give Thanks. (soul). [Sep 2022, p.96]