- Words: Luciana Lopez
- Label: Breakin'
In case you're not tipped off by the holding-a-passed-out-blonde version of Robby the Robot from Forbidden Planet on the cover, here's the Cliff's Notes on Afropolice's debut full-length: Detroit plus Williamsburg via Japan. Think beats so synthetic they make polyester look farm-grown, occasional unintelligible vocals (e.g., "yeah yeah yeah yeah yoooowwww" on "M.F.A.") and massive portions of bass and blips adding up to tracks that feel made for poorly-lit basement clubs on weeknights. The Tokyo-based duo could have stretched themselves a bit further (as on "Afro Generator"), but the album is solid.
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