The widely acknowledged master of African Rumba (also known as Soukous, Vampire Weekend stans,) Franco's music boasts equal appeal for those well-versed in the genre, with the dean of music crits, Robert Christgau, recently naming it his favorite album of 2008. Were I to re-calibrate my own Best Reissues list, it would surely rank near the top. As far as greatest hits albums from African musicians who share the same sobriquet as facist Spanish dictators go, it doesn't get much better than this.
See also the Dusted review From Franco-Francophonic
MP3: Franco-"Bato ya mabe batondi mboka"
MP3: Franco-"Bolingo ya bougie"