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Second album from Sudanese-born, New York-based Ahmad Gallub merges Afro-funk, soul and krautrock

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  1. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    A diverse but complementary assortment of genres
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  2. 8.0 |   The Independent

    An album that looks to both East and West, and reaches simultaneously into the past and the future
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  3. 7.8 |   AltSounds

    An expansive and at times awe-inspiring album, Mars is just about as out of this world as you could expect
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  4. 7.8 |   Beats Per Minute

    While Mars could not be said to have any floor-fillers, there are certainly moments on it that seem to be irresistible to bodily control
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  5. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It’s the classic NYC melting pot of influences and styles, brought together by someone who’s not a native of the city but is in reality the perfect New Yorker
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  6. 7.1 |   Bowlegs

    Its finest moments are those that stir up an immediate mix of the many influences
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  7. 7.0 |   DIY

    A sophisticated and beguiling album full of wonder
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  8. 6.0 |   musicOMH

    There is a great deal of music here that showcases Ahmed Gallab’s musical dexterity and skills as an arranger, however it is slightly unsatisfying as a cohesive and lucid album
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  9. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    While Gallab relies hugely on the grooves to do the heavy lifting, there’s enough evidence here of someone keen to sharpen his songwriting blade in the future
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