Thursday, May 20, 2010
V/A - Nigeria Afrobeat Special: The New Explosive Sound in 1970's Nigeria
The indie rock "world music" trend is in full swing these days, with scarf wearing ivy league fruitcakes like Vampire Weekend churning out albums that sound like a collection of Rusted Root covers. I never really got into afrobeat, and the fact that every band I seem to hate these days cite it as an influence has kept me far away. Thankfully, I stumbled across this comp which has dramatically changed my opinion. It's rare that you'll come across any modern music that incorporates even a fraction of the energy and flat out coolness embodied by these groups. Throw it on at your next party and watch your friends hang from the ceiling and fuck everything that moves.
Download Nigeria Afrobeat Special...