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Santogold

Santogold


the eagerly awaited debut album from pop's genre crunching bright new thing santogold is here since whetting appetites with the limited release 'creator' 'les artistes' late last year both sides of the atlantic have been crying out for more the self titled album 'santogold' is as sonically challenging and innovative a record as its roll call of cuttingedge collaborators diplo switch disco d sinden freqnasty would suggest it reconfigures dub pop rock and electronic influences into something new and intoxicating then attaches them to nuclearpowered pop tunes from singalong pop gem 'say aha' with its undeniably catchy chorus to the eerily magnetic 'superman' and bjork's favourite track of 2007 'you'll find a way' which resulted in santogold opening up for her madison square gardens show in new york you might not be familiar with her name but you've probably heard santi white aka santogolds past work formally the front lady of her own band stiffed she's also written for lily allen res and ashlee simpson and more recently was a guest vocalist on mark ronson's 'versions' album now time to take centre stage with her own project santogold santi's influences are as noticeable and varied as her animal print accessories growing up listening to acts as broad as nina simone bad brains the cure the pixies and talking heads 'santogold' the album is a reflection of her musical tastes all mashed up into something distinctively unique and her own santogold's ability to marry real songwriting talent with an intriguing musical prowess makes her an uncategorisable and unstoppable force take for example the formidable 'i'm a lady' about being a woman obviously and refusing to accept what's handed to you and the club floor monster 'creator' all rolling tribal drum beats with statement lyrics you're defied to ignore for anyone who cares about original quality uncategorisable pop 2008 will be a golden year

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