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Monday Music: Fool’s Gold’s ‘Leave No Trace’

Fool’s Gold’s new album, the sophomore effort “Leave No Trace,” keeps the sun-touched Afropop sound from its critically successful debut and mostly jettisons the Hebrew language lyrics that helped that first album stand out.

The new album is a bid for a wider audience but it’s missing the combo that made their self-titled so special. On “Fool’s Gold” the band married the exoticism of the Middle East to the South African musical sounds that Paul Simon brought to the States on his 1986 “Graceland.” On “Leave No Trace” things are sunny and bright, but on only one track (the bouncy “Tel Aviv”) does Luke Top sing about Israel.

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Monday Music: Fool’s Gold’s ‘Leave No Trace’

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