Young Fathers

Cocoa Sugar

2018

This album was released 39 weeks ago.

82% ±10% 18 reviews
# Song 4WIM
1 See How
2 Fee Fi
3 In My View
4 Turn
5 Lord
6 Tremolo
7 Wow
8 Border Girl
9 Holy Ghost
10 Wire
11 Toy
12 Picking You
Rating Source
82% 4WIM Rating
100% The Skinny The Leith trio have never been shy to admit ambition, and on their third studio album Alloysious Massaquoi, Kayus Bankole and Graham 'G' Hastings reach for new heights without compromising on a single thing.
90% Drowned in Sound Three years ago, Young Fathers were seemingly on top of their game, on top of the game, gobbling up awards, critical praise and a lengthy touring schedule, including supporting their Nineties forebears, Massive Attack.
90% No Ripcord Since they formed in 2008, Young Fathers had made it clear that they were going to push themselves towards that direction but under their own terms.
90% Pop Matters Ninja Tune 9 March 2018 Scottish based collective, Young Fathers, have always pushed at the expectations of what a band should be.
90% The Line of Best Fit
90% Exclaim! Music
90% Music OMH In the three years since this powerfully prescient track was released, Young Fathers have deepened and expanded their purview with the dazzlingly incisive Cocoa Sugar.
85% Under the Radar Magazine It is certainly not easy listening but these are pop songs at their core, complete with infectious hooks that beg to be heard at the loudest volume.
85% musicandotherthingz.com Edinburgh’s Young Fathers are made up of Alloysious Massaquoi, Kayus Bankole and Graham “G” Hastings and have already experienced a great deal of acclaim for their dynamic Hip Hop and Pop sound.
80% Laut Nach dem Zweitling "White Men Are Black Men Too" gingen nun drei Jahre ins Land, bevor sich die Schotten, die der NME als eine Mischung von De La Soul und 3T beschreibt, Anfang 2018 mit einer neuen Platte zurückmelden."Cocoa Sugar" offenbart nun ein filigranes Klanggeflecht, das sich repetitiv und zugleich sukzessiv durch knapp 40 Minuten Spielzeit bewegt.
80% God is in the TV A band as likely to slap you in the face* as they are to sing you to sleep, they remain genuinely difficult to pin down.
80% DIY Magazine The intoxicating intensity of the highlights from ‘Dead’ and ‘White Men…’ are dialled down, but when this new album finally seeps in, it proves itself to be an affecting record defined by uncertainty.
80% The Guardian Late last year, Young Fathers announced the arrival of their third album with the release of a track called Lord.
80% New Musical Express They’ve always made bracing pop built from scrapheap parts, and ‘Cocoa Sugar’ is no different.
70% Loud & Quiet With a couple of albums and a Mercury Prize under their belt, Young Fathers have decided to take their time over their next move.
67% Gaffa (Sweden) Musiken är liksom lite väl lättlyssnad och därmed svårsmält när det kommer till en sådan expermientverkstad som Young Fathers.
67% Nöjesguiden Världens förmodligen coolaste rappare just nu bidrar inte med något nyskapande på debutalbumet, men hon tar lyssnaren tillbaka till den skoningslösa hiphopen med ett sparsmakat antal trallvänliga refränger.
63% Earbuddy Some listeners compare this band with TV On The Radio, and it’s understandable given the fluid nature of both group’s musical interests.