Santogold: NYTimes Critics’ Choice

NYTimes music critic Jon Pareles put Santogold‘s self-titled debut on the front page of today’s Arts section, and with all the hype surrounding the album already, the rest of the music-reviewing media can’t be too far behind:

Santogold’s debut album makes some boasts that ought to come true. In her brightly glinting voice, Santi White declares, “I’m a creator/Thrill is to make it up/The rules I break got me a place up on the radar.”

Ms. White sings, yelps, hiccups, raps and toasts Jamaican-style on “Santogold,” which bounces among genres like a well-flipped pinball. There are two takes of “You’ll Find a Way”: a pop-rock band version that starts with the backbeat and floating guitar of the Police before it gets all riled up, and a distorted, chopped-up electro track that’s barely the same song. Those are only two of her guises.

Full review: Critics’ Choice: New CDs from Santogold, etc.

Santogold describes her album in an interview with NME.com:

2 thoughts on “Santogold: NYTimes Critics’ Choice

  1. Jesse

    Wow, that interview was kind of inane and boring. I guess it’s unreasonable to expect an artist to speak with the same beauty and fluency as their music.

  2. Jesse

    Wow, that interview was kind of inane and boring. I guess it’s unreasonable to expect an artist to speak with the same beauty and fluency as their music.

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