My prayers were answered in January when I was on Twitter and asked when will there be a new Santigold album for us to partake in. Someone replied that I wouldn't have to wait too long but that wasn't reassuring. I posted the video to her single and waited.
In the same week of Santigold's second album dropping, two friends brought her name up in our discussions. It appears that I was not the only one peeping the calendar.
The Montreal Mirror gave Master of My Make-Believe a 6/10 rating which immediately got me on alert.
Before I continue, I must state again that Santigold's debut is one of the best albums released in the past decade. I have not heard an album as brilliant as her debut in a long time. When the chance to buy the CD was presented to me, I seized the day, chance and of course the disc. I have yet to own the vinyl but will try to correct that shortly.
After reading the Mirror review and my first listen of Master of My Make-Believe, I can understand why it was graded as such. I did what I could to listen to the album with objective ears and not those of one expecting Santigold to blow my mind with her music again. It was slightly difficult to not have flashbacks of the previous album and compare cuts.
Big Mouth didn't really grab me at first listen but it grew on me just like L.E.S. Artistes years ago.
I saw the Disparate Youth video minus the music. It is my favorite song from the album. Even after the second listen of the album the next day, it is quite similar to Shove It, my favorite from her debut, in tempo which could explain my affinity to the song.
I say again that I love Santigold and her music. Her originality and creativity intrigues me and peaks my own when I hear her. I, like most of her fans, waited four years for Master of My Make-Believe. It will make my Albums of the Month list soon and naturally Albums of the Year list in December.