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  • Audio CD (January 15, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Kongos
  • ASIN: B000OCXPBA
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #713,142 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. In The Music
2. The Trouble Is
3. The Way
4. Curious
5. Remember Me
6. Another Daydream
7. Nothing
8. I've Been Here Before
9. Make Your Mark
10. What About You

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When a father with a prestigious musical past announces that his sons are forming a band, the percentage of success is usually smaller than it should be as the children struggle to do justice to their parents' name. Happily, Kongos, the quartet of sons of 1970's singer/songwriter John Kongos (he of 'He's Gonna Step On You Again' and 'Tokoloshe Man' fame) are an immensely talented bunch of individuals. The music may reek of old-fashioned excesses in its arrangements, rock histrionics and balladry but rarely has this been done in such an exciting way. Twenty year-old Dylan Kongos' vocals are blessed with the maturity of someone twice his age, youngest sibling Daniel's guitars are strident and melodic, John J is the king of the keys whilst Jesse handles drums and main songwriting duties. What songs they are too! Wondrous centrepiece 'Another Daydream' is superbly arranged, 'I've Been Here Before' is all over the place musically but brilliantly so whilst 'What About You' is a piano-led finale with an unforgettably haunting melody and another genuine spine-tingler. As well as the incontestable youthful talent, what impresses even more is the controlled emotional outpourings: the vulnerabilia of 'The Trouble Is', the sense of loss on 'Nothing' and the stunning ballad 'Curious'. Suffice to say, Dad must be very proud indeed. Standout Track: #4 Curious --http://www.leonardslair.co.uk

Four brothers are responsible for this odd collection of rock tunes. Interesting arrangements are speckled with an affinity to do things a little different. Whether that different is with samples, thick dance beats, or accordions, Kongos is sure to surprise the hell out of you. - J-Sin --www.smother.net

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By G. S. Fazakas on January 26, 2013
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Johnnny Kongos strated it akll with Tokoloshe man now his sons follow in his footstep with what one only can call eclectic folky/african roots/ rock. Give there 2nd album also a listen. It is even better. Titled Lunatic the newest release has also some incredible mixes on it. Definitely worth the listen
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"Lunatic" IS great...but perhaps Epic will reissue this 2007 debut?? It should be available as an MP3 album at least!! Now a buzz is going...maybe it will be reissued...
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Marla Buren on March 26, 2014
Format: Audio CD
I would love to have it...........but at that price, well no bloody way!
What a shame and well excuse me...but WTH?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Fisher on August 19, 2014
Format: Audio CD
One of the best cds I've purchased in the last ten years. I was lucky enough to frequent a bar in Phoenix that the Kongos regularly played at before they hit it big, and purchased this album from their mom, who was selling cds out front. Every song is awesome, to the point that my 5 year old daughter would rather listen to this than the Frozen soundtrack. Hopefully they'll re-release this album, as the music is phenomenal. Better than their latest release, in fact.
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