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Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
As Santogold, Santi White, the scribe behind Res’ revelatory, alt-hip-hop-soul debut, How I Do, steps into the limelight -- or better yet, the streetlight, since much of her music is meant to be cranked decibels high ‘til the wee hours. This is not White’s first time rockin’ the mic -- she fronted the punk-y band Stiffed -- but as Santogold she’s, well, golden. The self-titled disc kicks off with the synthesized crescendo “L.E.S. Artistes,” on which she sounds like a ringer for Missing Persons singer Dale Bozzio. Throughout the disc, the Philly native winks at her influences without sounding derivative: Musical Youth on the rude girl, staccato protest “Unstoppable”;...
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Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
As Santogold, Santi White, the scribe behind Res’ revelatory, alt-hip-hop-soul debut, How I Do, steps into the limelight -- or better yet, the streetlight, since much of her music is meant to be cranked decibels high ‘til the wee hours. This is not White’s first time rockin’ the mic -- she fronted the punk-y band Stiffed -- but as Santogold she’s, well, golden. The self-titled disc kicks off with the synthesized crescendo “L.E.S. Artistes,” on which she sounds like a ringer for Missing Persons singer Dale Bozzio. Throughout the disc, the Philly native winks at her influences without sounding derivative: Musical Youth on the rude girl, staccato protest “Unstoppable”; Siouxsie & the Banshees on the brooding “Anne”; Cocteau Twins on “I’m a Lady,” layered with bass and synths. Tellingly, the wailing, bhangra beat-laden “Creator” and a crushing, hiccupping remix of “You’ll Find a Way” will undoubtedly draw comparisons to M.I.A. White’s infectious blend of new wave sonics and contemporary beats (“Starstruck” hypnotically cross-pollinates ‘80s pop with new-millennium crunk) and witty lyrics (on “L.E.S. Artistes,” White describes herself as “an introverted excavator”), however, are worth their weight in gold.
New York Times - Jon Pareles
Ms. White sings, yelps, hiccups, raps and toasts Jamaican-style on ''Santogold,'' which bounces among genres like a well-flipped pinball.
Rolling Stone - Will Hermes
Her set celebrates the joys, and burdens, of making weird-ass street jams like “Creator,” a dancehall joint engorged by overmodulated freak beats.
New York Magazine
So what's a singer to do if she loves dub, Siouxsie Sioux, and the Pixies, plus a few songs each by Amy Winehouse, Cyndi Lauper, and Lush? Well, she pretty much makes an album like this one.

Her set celebrates the joys, and burdens, of making weird-ass street jams like “Creator,” a dancehall joint engorged by overmodulated freak beats.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/29/2008
  • Label: Downtown
  • UPC: 878037003420
  • Catalog Number: 70034
  • Sales rank: 34,450

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 L.E.S. Artistes (3:24)
  2. 2 You'll Find a Way (3:00)
  3. 3 Shove It (3:46)
  4. 4 Say Aha (3:35)
  5. 5 Creator (3:33)
  6. 6 My Superman (3:00)
  7. 7 Lights Out (3:12)
  8. 8 Starstruck (3:54)
  9. 9 Unstoppable (3:32)
  10. 10 I'm a Lady - Trouble Andrew (3:43)
  11. 11 Anne (3:28)
  12. 12 You'll Find a Way (3:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Santigold Primary Artist
Santogold Indexed Contributor
S. White Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
A.K. Hunter Horn
Spank Rock Vocals
C. Treece Drums
John Hill Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Ted Jensen Mastering
S. White Producer, Engineer
Switch Producer, Remixing
Jonnie Davis "Most" Producer, Engineer
Isabelle Lumpkin Artwork
John Hill Programming, Producer, Engineer, Dub Programming
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    ORIGINAL SOUND-LIKE NOTHING OUT THERE!!!

    THIS CD IS GREAT, LOVE THE DIFFERENT SOUND, MYSTERIOUS VERY ORIGINAL SOUND.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    bored with music ? need something with a little zip ? try santogold , this cd is fun and danceable and every song is a different style ranging from dub to indierock , electro to pop . There is something for eveyone here . and like the review says she totally has a siouxsie sioux thing going on with her voice . But its not overdone .

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