12 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

99 Cents continues Santigold’s string of beautifully weird, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink pop extravaganzas. But this time, there’s a particular reverence for New York's '70s and '80s underground that runs through its best tracks. “Big Boss Big Time Business” is a dubbed-out dancehall jam that looks to Ze Records, early electro, and No Wave for inspiration, while “Rendezvous Girl” is a slice of breathy New Wave that goes down easy. Even when Santi goes big and soulful on the island-flavored opener, you can't help but feel Debbie Harry's spiritual guidance. There's no putting a price on mutant pop this thrilling.

EDITORS’ NOTES

99 Cents continues Santigold’s string of beautifully weird, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink pop extravaganzas. But this time, there’s a particular reverence for New York's '70s and '80s underground that runs through its best tracks. “Big Boss Big Time Business” is a dubbed-out dancehall jam that looks to Ze Records, early electro, and No Wave for inspiration, while “Rendezvous Girl” is a slice of breathy New Wave that goes down easy. Even when Santi goes big and soulful on the island-flavored opener, you can't help but feel Debbie Harry's spiritual guidance. There's no putting a price on mutant pop this thrilling.

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