Tony Blair once said that David Cameron was a cushion that “bears the imprint of the last person who sat on him”. While listening to this album and its mega-list of producers (TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Nick Zinner, Switch, Diplo) I couldn’t get this quote out of my head as, even without checking the credits, it’s obvious which tracks were produced by who. That said, there are some great moments. ‘Go!’ (where Switch, Diplo, Nick Zinner and even Karen O collaborate) kicks things off in style, and recent single ‘Disparate Youth’ (a bit of a grower that warrants repeat listens) follows up well.

After that however we have an album where the artist struggles to move from behind the long shadow cast by a talented set of producers. Some strong moments sit alongside filler without ever really coming together and feeling like a coherent piece of work, while the gaps are filled by Santigold’s continual insistence to mimic MIA.

By Olly Parker

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