It's sometimes difficult to define something as "great" when it comes to music, because everyone has their own quirks. Too often though, we find ourselves being sold the next big hype, regardless of what subcultural group we find ourselves clinging dearly to, trying to find a niche in a modern, anonymous world. Unfortunately, we find ourselves holding onto shifting trends—just look at the first decade of this century. We're not sold anything with longevity, it's all a quick fix. This is why when something as gorgeous as Africa 50 comes around, it's relieving. The music on this 18-disc opus , although daunting, provides one with an exceptionally rewarding and immersing listens. Enjoy.