Yell Fire!

Album Review of Yell Fire! by Michael Franti & Spearhead.

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Yell Fire!

Michael Franti & Spearhead

Yell Fire! by Michael Franti & Spearhead

Release Date: Jul 25, 2006
Record label: Anti
Genre(s): Rap, R&B, Reggae

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Yell Fire! - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 80
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Michael Franti's worldview and his music are so tightly entangled that it's difficult to imagine one existing without the other. So none of his fans could have been all that surprised when Franti returned from a 2004 trip to war-torn regions of Iraq, Israel, and Palestine and subsequently released both I Know I'm Not Alone, a documentary film/DVD based on his travels, and Yell Fire!, his most socially conscious album to date. While Yell Fire! is nothing as precious as a concept album, neither is there a song on the lyrically direct set that doesn't find Franti driving home a point, be it on the precarious state of our planet and those who've rendered it so, or the fragile condition of human relationships and the urgency with which people need to repair them.

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