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Tony Allen

  • Black Voices [Comet, 2000] **
  • Psyco on da Bus [Platform, 2001] **
  • Home Cooking [Comet/Virgin/Narada World, 2002] **
  • Secret Agent [World Circuit/Nonesuch, 2010] **

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Consumer Guide Reviews:

Black Voices [Comet, 2000]
Left to himself, Fela's Jabbo Starks is more juju than Afrobeat ("Asiko," "Black Voices [We Are What We Play Mix]"). **

Psyco on da Bus [Platform, 2001]
Africa's premier avant-popster breaks Afrobeat into trip-hop ("Push Your Mind Break Beat Remix," "Hand Full of Sands") **

Home Cooking [Comet/Virgin/Narada World, 2002]
he makes good drummer's records, and I haven't heard a great one since early Tony Williams ("Home Cooking," "Kindness") **

Secret Agent [World Circuit/Nonesuch, 2010]
Long lacking his frontman Fela, Afrobeat trapmaster aims to nail tracks by other means, including a piano player ("Secret Agent," "Alutere"). **