Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. May 21, 2014
    80
    Lion City is a strong, viscerally stirring album and a true highlight of intercultural awareness in the contemporary music climate.
  2. Uncut
    May 21, 2014
    70
    Global fusion at its most democratic and exhilarating. [May 2014, p.73]
  3. May 21, 2014
    70
    The guys at the centre of Dirtmusic have produced a lot of excellent tracks when making this album, and very successfully fused their own music with Malian styles, and truly collaborated rather than merely sampled or copied from native Malian traditions--but there's still the nagging feeling that it might have been even better had they left themselves out of the equation entirely.
  4. Q Magazine
    May 21, 2014
    60
    Although Lion City's best moments come with the fusion of African and Western psychedelic rock to ambient atmospherics, standout song Justice will suit anyone who's ever wondered what might happen were Bruce Springsteen to write a blue-collar anthem with African rhythms. [Jun 2014, p.108]

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