Tune Yards
Nikki Nack
Sam Eynon

Nikki Nack is the third full length recording from Merrill Garbus, and it fizzes with playfulness. It is probably the most reserved of her albums, though that is not saying much; it stomps, claps, chants and bounces along with all the energy of a playground.
Tune Yards has such a unique sound that blends Haitian grooves, African music, blues, jazz, RnB and everything in between. Some of the tracks can feel a little disconnected at times, but it is all pulled together by the sheer force and confident delivery of Garbus.

 

Sounds like: Menomena, Davic Burne & St. Vincent, Dirty Projectors
Stand out track: Water Fountain
Rating: 7/10

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