The opening track, "Showtime," establishes the tone with a relentlessly buoyant rhythm that's both spiritually and physically uplifting. The massed horns, kinetic hand drums and male-and-female call-and-response vocals pay homage to Fela's formula, but NOP is even tighter than its predecessors. "Honesty," a mellower, more fluid track, suggests that even superhuman musicians need to ease back a bit, and "Aorieo" brings in some seductive R&B vamping and memorable organ and sax solos. Near the end of the cut, a deep tribal-funk percussion jam materializes, ripe for sampling. Sure, this music is repetitive -- like hot sex sometimes is. You got a problem with that?