Top 10 SA Albums of 2007

2007-12-18 14:44
 
The Top 10 SA Albums of 2007
1. The Buckfever Underground Saves
For some reason, iTunes classifies Buckfever’s music generically as Brazilian. Possibly because it nakedly exposes the crazy, smelly beauty that is South Africa, but more likely because there are some great thongs on the CD.
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2. Springbok Nude Girls Peace-Breaker
Theo, Arno, Adriaan, Arno, and Francois are back, bang on time. The fat lady's not singing... she's spitting, mashing, crying and screaming.
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3. Freshlyground
Freshlyground get ready to go global with another contagiously catchy Afro-pop lucky packet.
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4. Ntando Uhambo lwam
If you think Afro-pop is some kind of nouveau 'bubblegum' music milking the ethnic tip to make a quick buck, think again!
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5. Van Coke Kartel Van Coke Kartel
Fokof's main men go back to basics with these drug-fuelled diaries about trying to find meaning amidst all the rock 'n roll madness.
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6. Marcus Wyatt Language 12
Finally, a trumpeter who isn't just preaching to jazz aficionados schooled in the language of Great American Songbook standards.
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7. Mzee Dance Or Die
From house flavoured mbaqanga to maskandi to traditional mokete and wedding songs Mzee’s got the best of what Africa has to offer.
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8. Foto Na Dans Intervensie
Imagine Fokof & the Nudies scoring a symphony with Muse and you’ll know where Intervensie is on the progressive rock map.
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9. Somerfaan Kyk of Sy Kyk
Somerfaan lies slumped on his sleeper couch. He’s depressed. How can an electro-hop superhero 'keep it real' in an age of pimped up beef and bling?
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10. HHP Acceptance Speech
"What would summer be without Jabba? And what would Jabba be without a sample?"
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- The 24.com crew

2007 was another bipolar year in South African music with Freshlyground getting ready to go global with another infectious Afro-pop lucky packet while the Springbok Nude Girls focused on trying to remember why they wanted to be in a rock band. We also had newcomers Foto Na Dans and Van Coke Kartel delivering radically different angles on the search for meaning beyond a suburban Afrikaans garage rock rebel hell. Meanwhile Mzee and HHP both reminded us why sounding Proudly South African is the onl

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