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Doko Mien

Ibibio Sound Machine

Doko Mien

Third album from the London-based electronic afro-funk collective fronted by Eno Williams

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  1. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Williams' masterful delivery, not to mention the band's deft playing, more than get the point across throughout this fantastic album
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  2. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Certainly Ibibio Sound Machine’s trademark sound is lively and luxurious enough for the eight-piece outfit to pursue next-level popularity with their third album
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  3. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Doko Mien shows Ibibio Sound Machine's versatility as the group continues to bring Lagos and London together in new ways
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  4. 8.0 |   Clash

    Ibibio Sound Machine show they can do it all
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  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    In the wrong hands this mish-mash could be a colossal disaster, but delivered through the inimitable vocals and presence of Eno Williams, it melds gracefully. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    An epic adventure through the ages as Ibibio Sound Machine take you on a voyage of soul-reviving, genre-defying discovery
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  7. 8.0 |   The FT

    Mixes post-punk, west African Highlife, Afrobeat, disco and boogie — and pulls it off fabulously
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  8. 8.0 |   All Music

    An assertive collection of forceful dance tunes that defies listeners to sit still, and the most sonically ambitious offering in Ibibio Sound Machine's catalog
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  9. 8.0 |   Northern Transmission

    As the album moves on, Ibibio Sound Machine leave some of the strict electronic dance sounds behind to explore themselves a little
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  10. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Doko Mien is the band’s strongest album yet
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  11. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    If Uyai was Ibibio Sound Machine darting breathlessly from one sonic landscape to the next, Doko Mien is the band with a more focused approach and a sharpened sound, one that takes the best elements of their inimitable stylistic cocktail, and stamps it with a striking vibrancy and irresistible funk
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  12. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Cheerfully chops up and reassembles genres in a way that is seriously funky. Print edition only

  13. 6.0 |   DIY

    The tunes are still busy and layered, but every element of them serves a purpose
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  14. 5.5 |   The 405

    Doko Mien indeed falls short of the bands body of work but that doesn’t mean that every song on its own has something to offer
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