Wednesday, July 6, 2011
ALBUM REVIEW: SAUTI SOL Sol Filosofia
Sauti Sol is all about consistency - this album covers diverse topics and spells out in bold letters that they are here to stay. For spiritual nourishment ‘Mbinguni’ is a well stringed composition with both super acoustics and an electric tendency. Most of the album is love ballads such as ‘Malikia’, ‘Awinja’ ‘Coming Home’ and ‘L.A.D.Y’. They deserve an educational award for encouraging young people to embrace school on ‘Soma Kijana’. These are the kind of role models the young nation needs not just ones that promote debauchery. They get very soulful on the reggae track ‘Private Spice’ which is really about having a great time. They sign off with ‘Sol Generation’ which is a political manifestation about leaders of tomorrow. This is definitely a five star album.