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July 5, 2013 6:34 pm
Fat Freddy’s Drop started out as a curiosity, a New Zealand lounge reggae outfit.
Along the way, they have refined their strengths into something rather different: Blackbird pays as many respects to Afrobeat or Atlantic Soul as it does to Jamaica, and the lengthy songs settle into righteous extended grooves.
The closer, “Bohannon”, is a guttural chugging guitar juggernaut that could be Wall-era Pink Floyd.
Fat Freddy’s Drop
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