Master of My Make-Believe One president ago, this genre mixologist captured the prerecession spirit of city-dwelling artistes on her 2008 debut. Oh, how much can change in an administration.… Master of My Make-Believe One president ago, this genre mixologist captured the prerecession spirit of city-dwelling artistes on her 2008 debut. Oh, how much can change in an administration.… 2012-05-01 Santigold Rock Atlantic
Music Review

Master of My Make-Believe (2012)

'MASTER'FUL MUSIC The solo rocker offers bristly, raging rhythms
'MASTER'FUL MUSIC The solo rocker offers bristly, raging rhythms
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: May 01, 2012; Lead Performance: Santigold; Genre: Rock; Production: Atlantic

One president ago, this genre mixologist captured the prerecession spirit of city-dwelling artistes on her 2008 debut. Oh, how much can change in an administration. Her second disc is still dressed for the dance floor, but now it's added a layer of riot gear. Master of My Make-Believe's disgruntled machine-raging and spiky new-wave rhythms (aided by members of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and TV on the Radio) evoke both the urgency of early U2 and the agit-pop ire of M.I.A. — while delivering more direct danceability than either. B+

Best Tracks:
Fire-starter Disparate Youth
Syncopated This Isn't Our Parade
Originally posted May 04, 2012 Published in issue #1205 May 04, 2012 Order article reprints