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I actually really enjoyed/am enjoying this album, possibly even more than her debut. The songs have a slightly darker and more mature/experimental sound than those on the first album. It has been a very long wait, especially as this album was supposed to be released last year and got pushed further and further back. I saw Santigold at the Berlin Festival in September last year and she performed some of the songs on the new record and I enjoyed them upon first listen.
Her live performances are always very entertaining although she seems to be going the lady gaga-route these days with her costume changes, some of which are outrageous and just plain weird (including a horse outfit). I think this album is definitely worth the long wait. Whether fans enjoy the record on the first listen or have to play it a few times for it to grow on them, the result will be the same: they will very likely enjoy this album. Highlights include ‘Freak like me’, ‘Pirate in the Water’ and ‘Disparate Youth’.