Album: The Coup, Sorry To Bother You (Anti-)

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The Independent Culture

The Coup's Boots Riley is the prickly conscience at the hip-hop banquet. "Economics is a symphony of punk and death," he declares in "Strange Arithmetic", demanding folk be told "how to flip this system"; while executives are characterised as cannibalistic monsters in "We've Got A Lot To Teach You, Cassius Green".

Elsewhere, the jaunty kazoo and mocking chant lend "Your Parents' Cocaine" the tone of a Zappa social satire, just one example of The Coup's breadth of musical settings, which range from indie guitar riffs to itchy techno pulses to a string quartet and French horns.

Download: Violet; WAVIP; Strange Arithmetic; Land Of 7 Billion Dances