12 Songs, 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Edinburgh trio continues its explorative, pastiche approach, using R&B, hip-hop, dub, gospel, post-punk, and spontaneity as tools. Feeling, not riffs or grooves, is their North Star on “Turn” and “Fee Fi.” They invoke biblical themes on “Holy Ghost” and “Lord,” one pristine and glistening, the other raw oratory, both uplifting. “In My View” comes with a rare hook. Are Young Fathers embracing more traditional methods? Possibly, but Cocoa Sugar is a staggeringly creative listen, soaked with ingenuity and catharsis.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

The Edinburgh trio continues its explorative, pastiche approach, using R&B, hip-hop, dub, gospel, post-punk, and spontaneity as tools. Feeling, not riffs or grooves, is their North Star on “Turn” and “Fee Fi.” They invoke biblical themes on “Holy Ghost” and “Lord,” one pristine and glistening, the other raw oratory, both uplifting. “In My View” comes with a rare hook. Are Young Fathers embracing more traditional methods? Possibly, but Cocoa Sugar is a staggeringly creative listen, soaked with ingenuity and catharsis.

Parental Advisory Explicit Content Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Nicky Cotton ,

Cool just cool

Purchased a few months ago and saw them at Eden Project. Not bored yet, such an excellent album, need to see them live again brilliant :)

Scrola67 ,

Masterpiece

Genius, an absolute masterpiece from a band at the top of their game.

Si_Arm77 ,

Jules Holland

Great find. Heard Young Fathers on Jules Holland last night - hooked! Love the variety!

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