Album: K'Naan, Troubadour (Polydor)

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K'Naan has generated plenty of interest of late, due to a backstory of struggle and survival in the Somali civil war and his "Wavin' Flag" being played during ITV's World Cup coverage.

The third album from the "Dusty Foot Philosopher" fuses hip-hop beats, Fela Kuti horns, rock guitars, Somali folk sounds, a Damien Marley collaboration and everything but the vuvuzela. Some tracks do fly Waddle-wide of the mark – though "Wavin' Flag" is not the only song here to hit the back of the net.