TONY ALLEN - Secret Agent (2009)
I'm uploading this as a test for you to conduct on yourself. Get really high and listen to this. If you don't enjoy it, then you've got proof positive that there is something wrong with you and that, in fact, your shit's all fucked up.
Seriously, though. This album is so much fun.
"Perhaps the greatest drummer ever," reads a quote from Brian Eno; "Without Tony Allen, there'd be no Afrobeat," reads a quote from the late Fela Kuti. And then there's the cover of the album proper, which features the matter-of-fact sub-tag "another one from the underground sensation." Yet despite all the falir, it's that last one-- "underground sensation" that stings, and really rings true.