Master of My Make-Believe

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All Music Guide - Jason Lymangrover
Frontwoman Santi White has taken on the face of Santigold for Master of My Make-Believe, as depicted in the album's artwork, which finds her portraying all four characters (even the mustached man that sits front and center). John Hill continues to co-write, but with White gaining pop star status, he takes the back seat, as they enlist the help of A-list producers Diplo, Switch, Boyz Noise, Buraka Som Sistema, TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek, Ricky Blaze, and Q-Tip. Multi-instrumentalist Greg Kurstin (Beck, Flaming Lips) and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs also make a huge impact on the sound of the record, with Karen O contributing vocals on the leadoff "Go!" and Nick Zinner ...
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All Music Guide - Jason Lymangrover
Frontwoman Santi White has taken on the face of Santigold for Master of My Make-Believe, as depicted in the album's artwork, which finds her portraying all four characters (even the mustached man that sits front and center). John Hill continues to co-write, but with White gaining pop star status, he takes the back seat, as they enlist the help of A-list producers Diplo, Switch, Boyz Noise, Buraka Som Sistema, TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek, Ricky Blaze, and Q-Tip. Multi-instrumentalist Greg Kurstin (Beck, Flaming Lips) and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs also make a huge impact on the sound of the record, with Karen O contributing vocals on the leadoff "Go!" and Nick Zinner scattering delicious guitar texture across the tracks. MOMMB is a thickly crafted album that took four years to complete. At surface value, it isn't drastically different than the debut, but it's never predictable. Instead of delivering an album's worth of bangers like "Say Aha," "You'll Find a Way," and "L.E.S. Artistes," Santigold expands on downtempo dub and pop ballads like "Shove It" and the commercial crossover hit "Lights Out." Fans of those songs will enjoy the synth reggae fusion of "Pirate in the Water" and the severely catchy hooks of "Disparate Youth." When not dabbling in reggae (like on the Beastie Boys album cameo "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win"), White -- whose favorite band is appropriately the Smiths -- continues to be masterful at appropriating sparkling '80s arrangements, as seen in "The Keepers," a slick song that swipes a melody line from "Little Red Corvette" and incorporates a theme once explored by Talking Heads ("While we sleep, our house is burning down"). Preoccupations with fame and how Santigold are perceived by critics and peers are still common concerns, explored in the fiery Hollertronix album closers, but even when White's taunting and teasing, she appears to be in control, and comfortable with her role as a pop artist. This is the kind of album that can fully define her sound, but is still multifaceted and well crafted enough to be exciting. While that's no guarantee that the sophomore outing will be as huge a hit as Santigold's breakout, at least it's proof positive that Santi White is settling in for a long ride.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/1/2012
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678766695
  • Catalog Number: 530436
  • Sales rank: 45,936

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 GO! (3:24)
  2. 2 Disparate Youth (4:44)
  3. 3 God from the Machine (3:52)
  4. 4 Fame (3:28)
  5. 5 Freak Like Me (2:17)
  6. 6 This Isn't Our Parade (3:53)
  7. 7 The Riot's Gone (3:30)
  8. 8 Pirate in the Water (2:54)
  9. 9 The Keepers (3:34)
  10. 10 Look at These Hoes (2:57)
  11. 11 Big Mouth (3:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Santigold Primary Artist
Mike Dillon Marimbas
Greg Kurstin Piano, Drums, Keyboards, Musician
Karen O Vocals
Santi White Piano, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
David Andrew Sitek Musician
Jahphet Landis Drums
Nick Zinner Guitar
Anthony Burlitch Drums
Technical Credits
Greg Kurstin Composer, Producer
Q-Tip Producer
Eddy Schreyer Mastering
Guy Battarel Composer
Kamaal Fareed Composer
Jason Schmidt Cover Photo
Karen O Composer
Santi White Composer, Executive Producer
David Andrew Sitek Composer, Programming, Producer, Additional Production
John Morrical Engineer
Chris Coady Engineer
Diplo Producer
Zeph Sowers Engineer
Andros Rodriguez Engineer
Naeem Juwan Composer
Boys Noize Producer
Jesse Shatkin Engineer
Sayyd Droullard Engineer
Buraka Som Sistema Producer
Chris Kasych Engineer
Alex Ridha Composer
Santigold Producer
Jean-Pierre Massiera Composer
Ricky Blaze Programming, Producer
Nick Zinner Composer
Alex Leader Engineer
Rui Pite Composer
Jesse Novak Composer
Chris Allen Engineer
Ricardo Johnson Composer
Thomas Wesley Pentz Composer
João Barbosa Composer
Brian Gottshall Engineer
Laura Sisk Engineer
Karla Rodrigues Composer
Kahinde Wiley Paintings
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  • Posted May 23, 2012

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    Musical Mastery

    “Master Of My Make- Believe” by Santigold is a brave musical experiment that touches on the serious issues of life in a touching manner. I particularly enjoyed “Fame”, “God FromThe Machine”, “The Riot’s Gone”, and “Go”. “Master Of My Make-Believe” is a great cd to have for anyone who enjoys a careful blend of indie rock and electronica music.

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