I’ve been meaning to write about Patti Smith’s newest album, Banga, for some time now.
For now I’ll only say this: I think it’s her best album so far, or at least one of her best. Smith’s major albums are probably Easter, Horses, and Wave, and I think Banga needs to take its place alongside those. The listening experience is probably closest to Easter, but with less rage, more complex arrangements, and more world music flavors. If you’re not listening, you’re missing out.