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  • Summary: The fifth full-length studio release for the Brooklyn-based Afrobeat collective features a guest appearance from Zap Mama.
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  1. Sep 13, 2017
    80
    With an album-long theme revolving around the ascent of an alien who joins forces with natives to save the world, Antibalas seem more than ready to push themselves to another musical level with Where the Gods Are in Peace.
  2. Sep 13, 2017
    80
    Overall Where the Gods Are in Peace is another solid album in a ridiculously exceptional back catalogue.
  3. Mojo
    Sep 13, 2017
    80
    Heavy matter, but eminently danceable, too, thanks to some glorious playing and an adherence to the spirit of Kuti. [Oct 2017, p.95]
  4. Magnet
    Sep 18, 2017
    80
    Its songs are energetic and uplifting, with frontman and main songwriter Amayo's half-sung/half-spoken lyrics balancing snide humor with insightful commentary into the roots of the political quandaries we confront on a daily basis. [No. 146, p.53]
  5. Sep 14, 2017
    80
    There aren't many current groups that do what Antibalas does so well, especially in the United States, and Where The Gods Are In Peace reminds us they take their art and their message seriously, even as their music generates an impressive degree of joy.
  6. Uncut
    Sep 13, 2017
    70
    As you would expect from a Daptone act--musicianship is uniformly excellent. [Oct 2017, p.24]
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