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Written By: frenchy on November 28, 2010 8 Comments

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Artist/Band: Quincy Jones last fm logo|| Discogs Icon|| Wiki icon
Album Title: Q: Soul Bossa Nostra
Year: 2010

Quincy Jones - Q: Soul Bossa Nostra
I’m.. confused.. conflicted..

How I Got Into This Music
Quincy Jones. One of the most influential and inspiring musicians/producers/arrangers of all time. This man is one of the few heroes I have, which says quite a bit about me, I know.
Fifteen years ago he released Q’s Jook Joint; loved it to death. That was his second mega-collaboration album, inviting different artists to perform and co-produce on the album. Re-creating and re-producing some of Q’s classic tracks and productions. Always interesting and surprising, Q’s Jook Joint still is a reference work for producers of all styles and generations.
Now, the new album Q: Soul Bossa Nostra is released.

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Tracks that got my attention:
Ironside ft. Taleb Kwali
A promising start! Keeping the Old Feel with the almost Bossa (backing)vocals, mixing it up with Kwali’s rap and some wicked trumpet play to give it a really edgy and jazzy feel. Took me a coupla listens to get into, but it’s good stuff.

Strawberry Letter 23 ft. Akon
Here’s the main problem of this album. Musicians were invited to select a track and to give it a new/different interpretation. Risky stuff, but that’s Quincy Jones.
In this case: Akon doing the classic Brothers Johnson track Strawberry Letter 23.
Hell No.
The bassline’s kinda been preserved in a vague and feeble way to help digest this incredible turd of a track. I obviously don’t have anything positive to say about Akon’s work in general; not my style or taste, too cheesy for words, but he’s successful, good for him.
But no one should let a generic pop musician near a track like Strawberry Letter 23. Not even mister Quincy Jones.

Soul Bossa Nostra ft Ludacris and more
Works, it’s funny and tightly produced. Even Ludacris’ rap is quite tolerable.

Gimme The Night ft Jamie Foxx
Foxx does a nice job, staying close to George Benson’s original vocal performance. Production by David Banner: it’s that Lil’ John vibe thing. Kinda works, kinda makes me wanna go and kick a bunch of cute puppies.

Tomorrow ft John Legend
Auto-skip. John Legend is in the top 5 of my list of (Irrationally Motivated) Hated Artists.
The cute kids doing backing vocals do NOT save this track.

You Put A Move On My Heart ft Jennifer Hudson
This is what I expect from Quincy Jones. Take an already classic track and change it up in a way that works on all levels.
Jennifer Hudson gives a great performance, that voice stands on its own and replaces Tamai’s original vocals quite nicely.

Get The Funk Out Of My Face ft Snoop Dogg
Don’t know the original, but this track seems tailor-made for Snoop Dogg, who elivers another solid performance. Snoop does seem to be flying on automatic pilot tho, almost becoming a bit generic.

Secret Garden ft Usher, Robin Thicke, Tyrese Gibson, LL Cool J, Tevin Campbell and Barry White
One of the classic tracks off of Q’s 1st mega-collabo album Back On The Block (1989). Again, anybody trying to recreate this track would be guilty of musical blasphemy of some sorts (yes, I’m devoted to music but it’s not my religion, chill..).
And Quincy Jones looks at it for a while and says: fuck this, let’s do this track again. Getting Jermaine Dupri to co-produce and adding a whole new set of vocalists, but keeping the late Barry White on the song (nice touch).
A lot of surprises on this track: the Kraftwerk inspired beat changes this song into an up-tempo ballad (contradictio, I know). I enjoyed LL Cool J’s rap, I never realised how well his flow could work on a track like this.
Great version.

Betcha Wouldn’t Hurt Me ft Mary J Blige
Safe remake. Mary’s vocals are still impressive. Q-Tip respects the original maybe just a bit too much.

Everything Must Change ft BeBe Winans
Again, safe remake. Bebe Winans does an excellent job. Track’s a bit tame to my taste, but I love the string arrangements.

Many Rains Ago (Oluwa) ft Wyclef Jean
Kill me now, please. Kill me now.

P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) ft T-Pain and Robin Thicke
Ok, the whole auto-tune thing is a generational gap thing. It works for the current pop music generation and I’m fine with it as long as I don’t have to hear it. See how relaxed I am about it?
But why the flying fuck does T-Pain get studio time on a Quincy Jones album?
Again, now slowly: why the flying fuck does T-Pain get studio time on a Quincy Jones album?
The original PYT is a brilliant piece of pop music production; mega-sweet, catchy, great vocals and groove. This version tries to re-use those qualities by specifically NOT using said qualities and by taking a great big auto-tune dump on the song.

T-Pain sucks goat titties and should be skull-fucked by 40-something soccer moms high on a mix of PCP, LSD and Diet Red Bull, with strap-ons.

I don’t care if you remade this track into a Country & Western ballad with a Mariachi backing track. As long as it’s done in an interesting, intelligent and professional way. You don’t have to please my tastes, but don’t fucking insult my senses with this drivel.
Taking a break, off to find me a new batch of cute puppies.. BRB.

It’s My Party ft Amy Winehouse
Ouch.. Risky.. Not sure how sober my girl Amy was when she recorded this track. Sometimes she sounds as strong as ever, making me long for the pre-drama drug skank edition of this bloody talented singer and performer.

Hikky-Burr ft Three 6 Mafia and David Banner
No. Piss off and die.

Sanford and Son ft T.I., B.o.B., Prince Charlez and Mohombi
Not sure about this one. I sometimes catch myself wanting to slit my wrists when I hear the Euro-trash chorus but the rap parts are really catchy and the Dirty South beat works quite well. So, the best solution would be a remix without the incredibly crappy chorus. Anybody?

Quincy Jones is one of the most important producers in music recording history, in my opinion (nothing humble about it). His previous to mega-collaboration albums Back On The Block and Q’s Jook Joint were works of genius; fearlessly recreating jazz standards and pop music classics and doing that successfully too. I didn’t always like what I heard but I could understand and appreciate the work. Most of the times I was just blown away by the Maestro’s ingeniuty.

This album? Shit, what went wrong?

Again, I don’t mind if some songs don’t work for me, that’s a personal taste issue. But to deliver an album with so much sloppy production work and so many crappy performances: that hurts. I found this positive review on Amazon; read it five times. Nope, mostly don’t agree on the author’s take. Agree on the praise of Q’s work (even on this album) but softening the bad points into oblivion and over-boosting the album’s good points don’t work for me.

Quincy Jones is credited as Executive Producer, but it doesn’t absolve him of what’s been created on this album.
I’m conflicted because Quincy Jones still is great, but the Too Big To Fail feeling is very much present on this work.
Fail, indeed.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

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Written By: frenchy on August 26, 2009 3 Comments

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Artist/Band: Nuyorican Soul last fm logo || Discogs Icon
Album Title: Nuyorican Soul
Year: 1996

nuyorican soul
Truly, Masters At Work..

How I Got Into This Music
Television, drug of a nation.. ;)
Yeah, saw the video of the Runaway track. Felt good, a bit too retro, but seriously enamoured with the vocals. Kinda stuck in the back of my mind and later on I got the album. Boy, was I pleasantly surprised!
The Nuyorican Soul project is the product of the fabulous DJ duo called Masters At Work: Kenny Dope and Little Louie Vega. These guys are incredible producers, musicians and music fanatics.

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Tracks that got my attention:
Think about it, how many times can you remember considering a 90 second intro as a full fledged track worth mentioning?
For me, this intro always puts a smile on my face and gets all my aching bones ready for some serious moving and grooving..

I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun
Ultimate Dance Floor Diva Jocelyn Brown giving a wicked performance on this cover. Original by The Rotary Connection (feat. Minnie Ripperton) Youtube Logo
This song has become a sort of an Anthem, it’s also been remixed/reworked by Marc Mac on his Chess Cadet All Stars album.

It’s Alright, I Feel It
Taking the piano loop from the previous track, speeding it up, adding some incredible beats and, again, Jocelyn Brown on vocals. This is one of my favorite dance tracks.

Maw Latin Blues
Masters At Work (Maw), these guys are, like I said, music fanatics and with this project they mix all kinds of styles together, including this Latin track with some sweet keyboards and percussion.

Gotta New Life
Not one of my faves, but a great jazzy track with a lovely walking bass, a slightly annoying flute and some sweet vocals.

Spacy stuff, got to be in the right mood to listen to this one.

Habriendo el Dominante
You don’t get any better Latin grooves than this, son! Slow buildup with the percussion and the incredible bass and then we get the piano treating us to some great grooves!

Roy’s Scat
This album introduced me to mister Roy Ayers, Soul Musician Extraordinaire! Doing his scats and playing some sweet vibes.

Sweet Tears
Let’s go Disco! Great production value: vibes and vocals, again, by Roy Ayers. Some classic bass grooves and those strings.. Oh wow! Heheh..

This singer, India, just blew my mind. This song is so tailor-made for her voice. Great track.

(thanks, Hieronymus Fox!)

Jazzy Jeff’s Theme
Now this track changed my limited opinion about DJ Jazzy Jeff. Forget the silly tracks with the Fresh Prince. This track shows the Talent and Genius: a scratch instrumental with loops, beats and samples that just leave you flabbergasted.

You Can Do It
Closing track; after disco, latin, scratching and 70s soul, we get George Benson. Wait, what?
Yes, boys and girls, the Masters at Work produced a track that revived my interest in George Benson: a very long and moody intro with soft synth soundscapes backing up mister Benson’s guitar picking skills. And man, the guy is skilled! The main song starts after a while with Benson’s powerful voice and well-known scatting.
Like I said, MAW can do it.

Not all of the tracks are brilliant, but man-o-man, not one song on this album is lacking in quality. People have been taking notes from these lessons in Hi-Quality Music Production from professors Dope and Vega for more than ten years now. Masters at Work, indeed!

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Written By: frenchy on July 6, 2009 No Comment

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Artist/Band: Robert Glasper last fm logo || Discogs Icon || Profile At MySpace
Album Title: In My Element
Year: 2007

Robert Glasper - In My Element
It’s all about the keys..

How I Got Into This Music
Went to see Q-Tip perform live at the Paradiso in Amsterdam a coupla months back and Hieronymus Fox did his research again and pointed me towards the guy behind the keyboards: a mister Robert Glasper. He told me Glasper also played jazz, and I got very curious about his work.

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Tracks that got my attention:
Wow, opening track that blows you away.. Love the bass on the background, layering the song with grace and elegance in the first part. The piano work itself? Tricky, I totally adore the sharp, short and frantic stuff in the beginning of the song. Then it kinda turns into a bit of an ego stroking thing that gets a bit on my nerves.. I can never listen all the way through the track. But the way the bass melts into the foreground round the halfway mark, beautiful!

Of Dreams To Come
Great ebb and flow pattern theme. The piano is so.. clear, crisp and something else with a C. Another 8 minute track, but this one doesn’t get on my cranky nerves at all. All those little moments of serenity and beauty. Listen to that left hand giving subtle layered support. Great bass solo in the last quarter of the track. God, that’s why I love me some Bass!
The little skit at the end is pure Soul/R&B..

The opening piano and bass are just fantastic! There’s this whole sensation of warmth, coming home after a great day at the park, almost a movie score. Also the drums get some nice representation, snares and hi-hats on the front, the heavy bass drum’s on the background but still very present, hard to describe. Listen to the closing skit, yet another sweet combo of the piano and the drums, wow!
Still gotta research the title, oh well..

Y’Outta Praise Him (intro and main)
Intro: Meh, not that much of a lasting impression.. But still a great build up to the main part.
Main: Gotta love how the main track picks up after the intro. Love the variations in the theme. By now, I’ve grown accustomed to Glasper’s piano work. Dreamy, floating above the clouds and sometimes speedy as lightning mixed with broad and calming chords. It’s all about diversity.
The last two minutes of the song seem to come out of nowhere, you know it fits with what you just heard before, but you’re still caught a bit off guard.

This one starts like a traditional jazz piece but with this little edge to it: something modern and urban (before that term got jacked by the E-Z Labeling Company). My fetish for bass gets quite a bit of satisfaction out of this track, thankyouverymuch..
The buildup is very well executed, just kinda lacking any real conclusion. You’re kept at the edge of your seat, a very relaxed and comfortable seat with some nice snacks and a great chilled white wine, but still: seat and edge.
Nice kicker at the end of the song btw.

Maiden Voyage/ Everything In Its Right Place
Adding Herbie Hancock’s Jazz Standard, Maiden Voyage, in the mix.
Can’t find the words.. First two minutes are brilliant: setting up the theme, adding and subtracting from it from that point on. Those haunting piano notes..
What I love most of this track? That incredibly weird skit at the end. There’s this metal-on-glass tapping sound with the slow and mellow piano that just blows my mind!

J Dillalude
A tribute to J Dilla. Love the different sweet bits on the piano combined with R&B/Rap drums. Not a connaisseur of J Dilla’s work but it’s a nice tribute!

Silly Rabbit
Well.. Not really my thing.
But the phone skit at the end is bluddy brilliant!

One For ‘Grew
Sweet and Slow. Almost a piano lounge bar tune, and I’m seriously mean this as a compliment!

I like the fact that something different is added to the mix, but it doesn’t work that well for me.

I have listened to this album quite a few times before I got used to it: it’s a lot of piano for a bass loving dude like me. And in the beginning the piano work on this album was a bit too much for me. But after a while, no problem at all.
It’s something I don’t hear quite often: a mix of traditional and modern jazz with the urban thing going on with the drums and some deliciously weird skits at the end of some of the tracks. I think I’ll keep listening this album for a while, but I’m not curious to listen to his other work.
This album is a beautifully intriguing work of art, meaning: it’s clever, interesting, not always my taste, a bit weird and a breath of Fresh Air.

Rating: ★★★½☆

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Written By: frenchy on May 23, 2009 One Comment

General Description
Artist/Band: KeepInTime last fm logo
Album Title: KeepInTime: A Live Recording
Year: 2004

KeepInTime - KeepInTime: A Live Recording
Late To A Great Party..

How I Got Into This Music
I was lucky enough to go the Brazil In Time concert in 2008. It was an education: an almost indescribable musical journey through the land of Brazilian beats, drums, scratches, cuts and keys. It’s still hard to explain how great the experience was.
Went on research mode to find more stuff by these guys and I found this album from their previous project: KeepInTime. This project is all about the beats: combining DJ’s with live drums played by grand old men like Roy Porter and Earl Palmer. The album is a selection of those great live performances.

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Tracks that got my attention:
Keep In Time Theme – KeepInTime with Charlie Dark
Just love the opening beats and smaples. When the song gets to work, the weird keyboard loops (I’m totally guessing here) just gets me all hyped. This of course can lead to getting a bit annoyed by the weirdness, but those smart guys mix it up just perfectly to create a nice but fragile balance between hyped/buzzing and annoying.

Infinity Of Rhythm Mix – KeepInTime with Ammoncontact
Heheh, great title for a great song. Love the mix of the laid-back keys and the sampled bluesy vocals. The biggest treat for me is the use of the I’ve Got The Rhythm, You Got The Rhythm bit from A Tribe Called Quest’s Rhythm (Devoted To The Art Of Moving Butts). The change-up halfway the song took me by surprise, I like the rap and keyboard play/sample followed by a very mellow bit on keyboards. Closing part of the track’s also a tip of the hat to ATCQ. Great stuff!

Bring Madlib Up – KeepInTime with DJ Shadow
Still gotta spend some time listening to DJ Shadow’s impressive body of work, different collaborations and styles. For now, this track will do and it really doesn’t disappoint. I’ve grabbed people by the neck to let them hear this song; even complete strangers.. It’s so unbelievably energetic! It’s so friggin’ hard to describe, sigh..
Here we go: the intro? I still don’t know how they produced that sound, but it incredibly effective. Then, the beat jumps/storms in, with a great scratch sample. They use Chic’s classic Good Times violins in a refreshing way, still reminding you of its hip-hop legacy. After the break in the middle they take it to the next level with a Prodigy industrial type of guitar synth sample and some very, very sick and tight scratching.
That was Fresh!

A Peek In Time – KeepInTime with Cut Chemist
Shit.. Cut Chemist sets up the opening sample, making me expect some frantic stuff coming my way. Then the same sample is slowed down and made me think the song would slow down a bit. The catch? The sample’s slowed down but the track itself continues at another and different frantic tempo.
Uhm.. Did I really try to describe this track? Uhm.. Why?
Just get your ass in gear and go find the damn song. I’ve used a part of it as a musical background for a street scene I filmed of Saigon traffic.

A perfect fit! Great Brazilian vibe with the acoustic guitar and the scratched vocals.

Kings On The Mix – KeepInTime with King Britt
Another musical legend doing his stuff. The intro always puts me off and most of the time I skip this track. It’s a bit heavy on the trance vibe, not really my cup of tea.

Paulista Remix – KeepInTime with Eric Coleman
The intro is beautiful, the slow build-up is very well done. Nice mix of horns and flute, but it always triggers memories of some other latin style song I seem to have stored in that rotted grey hard disk in my head (probably running on Windows 3.11.. there, I made a geek reference, satisfied?)

A Remix In 3 Parts – KeepInTime with OhNo
Tough call. Three parts, each separate part don’t impress me that much and the some of the parts don’t add up to anything better. The best bit’s halfway the track, the retro synths with the vocoder vocals are perfectly moody. It’s all very nice and crafty, full of brilliant moments and ideas, but.. Doesn’t work for me.

Talking Drums Whispering Vinyl – KeepInTime with Quantic Soul Orchestra
Read some backmatter on the KeepInTime project and …
Wished I could’ve seen this track being performed live.

Roy’s Theme – KeepInTime with DJ Shadow
Great vocal samples, classic beats and horns. 

Dirty Fingered – KeepInTime with J.Rocc
This mix of sounds and samples should be listened with your eyes closed and with a headphone on. Not everything is great, but after listening a few times, you’ll be amazed by how well sounds are layered and styles are mixed on this track. The different styles keep taking you in all different directions and I love the break with the simple guitar and breakbeats. 

Song For Sophia / You Can Know Her – KeepInTime with Nobody and Doi Todd
Mixed feelings with this track. That intro is so un-fucking-believable! The weirdness keeps coming at you but it also feels like a safety blanket, warm and safe and ready to choke you. Like I said, mixed feelings.

From SP On My 303 – KeepInTime with DJ Nuts
Wow. I wanted to skip this track for this review, went to browse the internet for some backmatter while this one kept playing on. And while watching pictures of nude.. reading an interesting article on rhubarbs, I was suddenly pulled back into this song. Still hate the intro and the opening theme and scratching. Then, halfway they inject some cartoon sounds and the setup changes: a great cool piano, a lonely trombone/saxophone and sweet 70s female backing vocals in the foreground. And then of course, both themes are combined to close off the whole thing. What the hell?!?

All Lights On Stage That Night – KeepInTime with Daedelus
My ears just start weeping when I hear this song. Sometimes it’s because of the overwhelming joy the track brings. Sometimes it’s because of the overwhelming cacophony that makes me want to crawl into a corner and stab little kittens. What, too much information? Oh. Okay.. Where was I? 
The operative word here is: overwhelming. I’ve never ever heard something like this: the different beats and tempos, the weird string and horn samples and arrangements, it’s just too much!

I live for this sort of moments: hearing something new, something you haven’t experienced before, something weird, different, unsettling. The weird parts are really weird, the great parts are pure bliss. But even the mediocre or crap bits are still interesting. It’s all about the experiment, making me want to take a peak into these artists’ heads to get a better idea of what they were thinking when creating this music. That’s the beauty of this album and the KeepInTime project!

Rating: ★★★★½

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Written By: frenchy on May 16, 2009 5 Comments

General Description
Artist/Band: Prince last fm logo || Discogs Icon
Album Title: Parade
Year: 1986

Prince - Parade
Genius, before it all went wrong?

How I Got Into This Music
Ah, read some of my other reviews about ThePurpleOne on this site ;)
Back-story on the album: after the friggin’ huge success of his Purple Rain movie, it was inevitable that Prince’d make/produce/write/compose/provide catering for a second movie. That fiasco was called Under The Cherry Moon. Go ahead, live dangerously, rent it.
The soundtrack, however, was a thing of incredible beauty..

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Tracks that got my attention:
Christopher Tracy’s Parade
A lot of times, this track’d get under my skin and not really in a positive way. But sometimes. it’d just make my whole day shine!
The tacky flute/steel band drums on the background. The high pitched background vocals. A weird chase scene track, perhaps..

New Position
Whenever I start drumming/humming the intro of this song near my friend Oomen-san, he’d join in and we’d shamelessly start singing and hollering the whole track, heheh..
Great bass line and again the steel band drum thingies. And that sweet finale fading into the next song, brilliant.
Do ya, do ya, like a good man should..

I Wonder U
Weirdness, the Prince Way. Haunting keyboards and flutes mixed with a driving yet soft bass line on the background. Filled with all kinds of weird effects and nuances. Love it!

Under The Cherry Moon
This one took more than 10 years to get on my good side. I always hated the cheesiness of the whole production. The melodrama in the pianola, yuck. But still, like the world’s slowest growing mold, it kinda attached to me and we’ve remained stuck with eachother since then. (And yes, it takes real skill to abuse metaphors, thankyouverymuch..)

Girls & Boys
Wow! Still remember when this song came out. The first single off this album? Can’t remember. But it was a great song to dance to; another track just filled with little effects and of course that crazy deep horn by Eric Leeds. That great bit with the girl singing along in French, it just sounded wickedly wicked!
Ouch, remember that weird ending in the video, with Jerome laughing his ass off for 90 seconds? Boo!

Life Can Be So Nice
Another Energizer Bunny track. Highly strung and not really easy to get into. Still find myself singing the chorus out loud sometimes.

Venus De Milo
Great track, the warmth and depth of the piano, wow!

Still scores pretty high in that 80s Weird Clips category. With a younger Kristin Scott Thomas in the clip (and in the movie).
It’s an 80s Anthem, at least to me it really is. But Nostalgia aside, the mix of his falsetto and normal vocals really works perfectly on this song. And that beat is bloody brilliant: minimalist perfection. Perfect horns on the background and more predominant at the ending; and of course the break with Guitars And Drums On The One!

Do U Lie
A movie set in France, well of course we’ll use the theme in the soundtrack! It’s a nice and sweet song with a swinging jazzy break; a walk along the French Riviera, indeed!

Heheh.. What can be said about this track that hasn’t been said about a gazillion times?
Pure and simple genius, using the minimalist thing to the extreme and his falsetto vocals are perfect for the total wackiness of this song.
Understand this: the whole song is straight out of the ABC of Simple Songs. But it still filled the floors back then and people still grind their possibly geriatric hips to it.
And that video..

My favorite track of the album. The story told in the song. The way his vocals go back and front with the supporting vocals. The nasty bass; that almost Arabic intro; the dramatic piano; it all just works for me. Listen to the bass, please. Listen to the bass.

Sometimes It Snows In April
Loved this song in the beginning but got sick of it pretty quickly. It’s the track I always skip.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s a very beautiful and sensitive song with beautiful and rich lyrics and vocals. And no, I don’t mind feeling sad after listening to it. It’s just that after a while, it just got.. corny? Maybe the fact that a lot of people I knew were totally fanatic about this song? Don’t know, but I never play it.
A few years back, Prince was back in Holland and he played it live. Wow, chills down my spine and everything! That’s the way I want to remember that track.

The album’s well produced, Prince combines fun, sexiness and spirituality in a brilliant package of pure and funky classic grooves. I know I’ll always play this album to feel good, wicked, nasty and everything else in the emotional spectrum. And that’s why this album’s one of my favorites.
I used to be a serious fan of this man’s music and I still believe he’s one of the geniuses of pop music. His business problems with record labels turned him in a bit of a prick when it comes to protecting his work; I understand his motivations, but.. He’s still a bit of a prick. And he’s still a mother-lovin’ genius.

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