Fool’s Gold – Fool’s Gold
8 songs, 43 minutes long
Fool’s Gold’s self titled album is an awesome Afro Pop adventure, full of interesting ethnic sounds, Hebrew vocals, and tropical guitars. They are a group from Los Angeles fronted by Luke Top, who was born and raised in Israel (which explains the Hebrew vocals). Their first LP, Fool’s Gold, is addicting from the first song. The album is upbeat and optimistic, the guitar is tropical and relaxing, and the Hebrew vocals give a bit of mystery. The album works great for parties and dancing, but is just as satisfying to relax to. My favorite part of the album as a whole is the African melodies with a Western aesthetic, getting their influences from South African, Ethiopian, Eritrean music.