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74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
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  1. AllMusic
    Aug 5, 2022
    80
    It expertly combines these global roots traditions with hip urban sounds in a distinctive mix that's at once contemporary and timeless. Well worth the long wait, this is the kind of creative, far-reaching, accessible album that comes along once in a generation.
  2. The Skinny
    Aug 5, 2022
    80
    The results are rewarding. Could We Be More is a finely crafted unit that takes KOKOROKO’s span of influences (highlife and afrobeat in the vein of Fela Kuti and Ebo Taylor; a solid education in jazz; the entire city of London) and spins them through a dream machine of sorts.
  3. The Telegraph (UK)
    Aug 5, 2022
    80
    In all it’s a fascinating mix, which should attract new recruits to Kokoroko’s ever-growing legion of fans.
  4. The Observer (UK)
    Aug 8, 2022
    60
    There’s an easy-going beauty to this music that is more redolent of succour than anger. Some might find this record a little too pretty.
  5. Mojo
    Aug 5, 2022
    60
    Mixture of West Africa and Caribbean influences. Oscar Jerome's glowing highlife guitar opens Dide O, a midway tryptic with Soul Searching (Afrobeat) and We Give Thanks. (soul). [Sep 2022, p.96]