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Man, just got to shout this out again as one of the most on point releases I've heard this year.

I don't want to listen to it everyday (too heavy, definitely a mood) but track for track it is just... I don't know, it gets into indescribable territory. It's really hard to pin it down in terms of genre: it has a bit of Kate Bush, a bit of Joni, I'd say a bit of Tori, maybe some Rickie Lee Jones? And yet it's not really like any of them. Meshell's Bitter is like a twin project in a weird way, too, but again, not so much in terms of *sound* but rather in terms of feel.

The lyrics sit in the middle of the most absolutely intimate, vulnerable, confessional space ... but at the same time grapple with huge, macro-, social phenomena (that sounds awful and technical but it's not at all.)

Her voice just complements it perfectly: it *is* intimate, vulnerable, confessional, yet at the same time big and sweeping in its own way.

The musical arrangements are mostly sparse yet have a simmering energy and pulse... and the sparseness allows for a certain elegance when another layer is added (the sax on "Robber", for instance).

The opener, "Robber" is a favorite song of mine for the year so far, for sure and a good example of everything that's great about the writing and execution on the album -- when the sax slides in? Makes what is already an excellent song just other-worldly... https://youtu.be/OJ9SYLVaIUI

And it has what might be the most brutal song of the year for me so far: "Trust" -- just a devastating lyric delivered just perfectly against a a slow track that ebbs and flows, builds and falls back at all the right moments: https://youtu.be/nHY0luoxn9k

I don't know. This is not my most played record and it won't be. But there's a certain type of album that just feels bigger than it has any right being, that hits at something raw and pure and both of the moment but timeless. They don't come along very often and of course they're different for everyone. But this is one of those records for me... this is a stop everything and really listen record.

-thebigfunk

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Favorite Albums 2021 [View all] , mista k5, Fri Apr-23-21 12:49 PM
 
Subject Author Message Date ID
First Quarter
Apr 23rd 2021
1
Here are mine
Apr 23rd 2021
6
fahim
Apr 23rd 2021
7
I didn't like the second one as much
Apr 23rd 2021
8
Maiya Blaney - 3
May 17th 2021
14
No real order:
Apr 24th 2021
10
two lists
Apr 24th 2021
11
Benn running this a bit too.
May 18th 2021
18
I love the Jazmine Sullivan album
Jun 14th 2021
27
Here are my 10 favorites at the moment
Apr 24th 2021
12
RE: Here are my 10 favorites at the moment
May 18th 2021
19
RE: First Quarter
Apr 25th 2021
13
Zo! & Tall Black Guy - Abstractions
May 17th 2021
15
RE: First Quarter
May 18th 2021
17
RE: First Quarter
Jun 27th 2021
30
Second Quarter
Apr 23rd 2021
2
April
May 20th 2021
25
RE: Second Quarter
Jun 27th 2021
31
RE: Second Quarter
Jun 27th 2021
32
In no real order:
Jul 04th 2021
39
May
Jul 08th 2021
40
Third Quarter
Apr 23rd 2021
3
Fourth Quarter
Apr 23rd 2021
4
Overall
Apr 23rd 2021
5
RE: Favorite Albums 2021
Apr 23rd 2021
9
RE: Favorite Albums 2021
May 18th 2021
16
      RE: Favorite Albums 2021
May 18th 2021
21
           RE: Favorite Albums 2021
May 19th 2021
22
Playing that Lucky Daye...erryday
May 18th 2021
20
Crumb - Ice Melt
May 19th 2021
23
Alfa Mist - Bring Backs
May 20th 2021
24
RE: Alfa Mist - Bring Backs
Jul 04th 2021
37
Damn...this Se7en by Ransom
Jun 13th 2021
26
So far ...
Jun 22nd 2021
28
upping this for the second quarter
Jun 26th 2021
29
Pray for Haiti is the leader in the clubhouse
Jun 27th 2021
33
I gotta dig into that....just gave it one listen
Jun 27th 2021
34
      It’s good man…
Jun 28th 2021
35
           It sure is. I’m liking it a lot
Jul 04th 2021
38

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