Creativity in music is not exactly overflowing: a quick glance at whatever is clogging up the charts at the moment is enough to make anyone who knows a bit of musical history to pull up anchor and sail away to classier lands. That’s not to say there aren’t people out there trying something new or different, without it sounding like a pile of discordant crap.
Tune-Yards has been compared to Yoko Ono and Aretha Franklin, but I feel that the former comparison is a little unfair as I can’t say anything I’ve heard of Ono’s work is worth listening to twice. This song evokes a wonderful, tribal flavour (with its wild, looping vocal samples), all while being ludicrously catchy. How can you say no to bass lines like that?