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The Very Best

  • Esau Mwamawaya and Radioclit Are the Very Best [Ghettopop/Green Owl, 2008] *
  • Warm Heart of Africa [Green Owl, 2009] **
  • MTMTMK [Moshi Moshi, 2012] *

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Esau Mwamawaya and Radioclit Are the Very Best [Ghettopop/Green Owl, 2008]
Samples you love and others you don't know validated by a friendly African voice you don't understand ("Kamphopo," "Boyz"). *

Warm Heart of Africa [Green Owl, 2009]
Seeking and sometimes finding a dialectical synthesis of prime Coldplay and "The Lion King" ("Kamphopo," "Warm Heart of Africa"). **

MTMTMK [Moshi Moshi, 2012]
They'd be better off not being Bloc Party if they didn't wish they were ("Rumbae," "We OK") *