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Released: 02.07.21






Somehow the last couple of Go! Team albums passed me by, but it makes me ludicrously happy to discover that it’s all still there: the magpie sampledelica, the instinct for a gorgeous indie pop melody, the Sesame Street boombap.

The base elements are largely unchanged since Thunder, Lightning, Strike 17 years ago but it still sounds fresh AF. At times, the closest analogue – in approach if not sound – is Saint Etienne; that same willingness to mix it ALL up. There’s an almost De La Soul feel to Cookie Scene, Roxanne Shante vibes on Pow!, a surprisingly gnarly Freedom Now… It’s all good. Listen to this walking down the street on a sunny evening and I swear down, cartoon hearts and flowers will burst from your sneakers.


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