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Thread started 04/21/14 6:28pm

Gunsnhalen

Is John Legend Good?

I don't dislike his music.... nor care for it. It's just there lol he's had some ok stuff hear and there. And his collabs with Kanye have been pretty good. His new song isn't bad, but it's bland and meh.

Are his albusm worth checking out? the guy is talented and all. But just seems like a male Alicia Keys.

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Reply #1 posted 04/21/14 6:47pm

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Yes!

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Reply #2 posted 04/21/14 6:57pm

JoeBala

Only liked his Springsteen cover where his voice was pleasant, but that's about it. Don't like the grit in his voice. mad

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Reply #3 posted 04/21/14 7:44pm

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Gunsnhalen said:

I don't dislike his music.... nor care for it. It's just there lol he's had some ok stuff hear and there. And his collabs with Kanye have been pretty good. His new song isn't bad, but it's bland and meh.

Are his albusm worth checking out? the guy is talented and all. But just seems like a male Alicia Keys.

I agree. He's not Donny or Peabo or anyone great, but he's talented and yeah...just "there." I'd much rather listen 2 Peabo all day. smile

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Reply #4 posted 04/21/14 8:08pm

SoulAlive

the only song I like by him is "Green Light",a cool uptempo jam that he recorded with Andre3000.That's a cool song that sounds great in the clubs.

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Reply #5 posted 04/21/14 8:29pm

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I think he's a nice guy and I like his support for charities and stuff, but his general style is kinda too generic and boring to me.

Change it one more time..
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Reply #6 posted 04/21/14 9:45pm

IIAGY

Meh
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Reply #7 posted 04/21/14 10:10pm

woogiebear

1st two CD's are My favorite!!!! Everything else.............

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Reply #8 posted 04/22/14 2:29am

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I like him okay. His voice can be hit and miss for me.

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I think both his debut album and his latest album are definitely worth having a listen to. Get Lifted is a fairly consistent piece of work. For me, it's up there with the neo soul classics, but YMMV.

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Love In The Future album actually caught me by surprise in how much I liked it on first listen and repeated listens. He's going for a fusion of ethereal and EDM-inspired sounds with his more familiar neo soul fare. And on the track 'Who Do We Think We Are?', he actually made Rick Ross sound... well, good. So kudos for that.

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I never cared for the Evolver album except for 'Green Light'. Never listened to Once Again or that album that he did with The Roots.

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Reply #9 posted 04/22/14 4:31am

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I don't like his voice. He always sounds like he's straining...
Barnes & Noble was playing his last album in heavy rotation for a while. One night after a 5-hour shift I wanted to hunt him down. mad

I mute that car commercial whenever it comes on. That's 30 seconds too much of his voice for me... shake


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Reply #10 posted 04/22/14 5:03am

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woogiebear said:

1st two CD's are My favorite!!!! Everything else.............

yeahthat nod I bought the 3rd cd that had "Green Light" on it, which is the last fun song that he's made but that album wasn't that great. After that I haven't been interested in buying anymore of his music and from the singles I've heard, they are..well kind of boring.

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Reply #11 posted 04/22/14 5:18am

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He's very good. I enjoy watching his performances on YouTube when he plays piano and delivers ballads an such. I don't think he's as professional as Alicia (I also think nobody from the mainstream can top her piano skills).. But he's fine.

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Reply #12 posted 04/22/14 5:23am

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The black, Tony Bennett...
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Reply #13 posted 04/22/14 5:29am

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Good? He's been a Legend since he first hit the scene!

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Reply #14 posted 04/22/14 5:47am

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I love his voice and lord knows he's very nice to look at razz . As far as his recordings, he has yet to record anything I'm going to even remotely remember. Although he has a nice voice, I really can't put him in the same league as a Peabo, Jeffrey, Stevie or Luther. But, he is far above 95% of the so-called R&B singers of today.






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Reply #15 posted 04/22/14 6:28am

Artesian

Asi-asi. He has talent and is 'credible' enough, but also has to work overtime to not epitomize the word "pedestrian."

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Reply #16 posted 04/22/14 9:01am

JoeBala

shorttrini said:

The black, Tony Bennett...

Not even close.

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Reply #17 posted 04/22/14 9:05am

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I find him incredibly dull.

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Reply #18 posted 04/22/14 9:55am

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It seems like he COULD be really good if he had the right writer/ producer working with him. He's got talent but I'm with the consensus, his own stuff is just not memorable. If I see he is making a guest appearance in tribute to some artist or other, I wouldn't get up and leave but I wouldn't tune in just to see him either.

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Reply #19 posted 04/22/14 12:14pm

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I'm a big fan. I get where others would find his stuff boring, but it doesn't come across that way for me. His House of Blues LA DVD is one of my favorite concerts.

Some of my favorites:

-Everything on Get Lifted

-Tossin and Turnin

-Money Blown

-Another Again

-PDA

-Each Day Gets Better

-Everybody Knows

-Quickly

-Compared To What (cover w/ The Roots)

-Little Ghetto Boy (cover w/ The Roots)

-Who Did That To You

-Who Do We Think We Are

-All Of Me

-Made To Love

Also did a remixed version of Until You Come Back To Me called 'Do What I Gotta Do' with Kanye I really like. I believe its unreleased, but may have been a cast-off from Get Lifted.

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Reply #20 posted 04/22/14 12:47pm

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Militant said:

I find him incredibly dull.

Co-sign. All of Me is Nyquil for my ears. That song is like taking the wrapper off a candy bar, and there's no chocolate on the wrapper to suck or lick off.

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Reply #21 posted 04/22/14 3:18pm

babynoz

I agree with trini that he reminds me of Tony Bennett because he's a middle of the road kind of singer. Not trying to say that he has the status of a Bennett or Sinatra but he does have that vibe.

I think he suffers from the fact that the doesn't fit the expected "profile" so to speak, meaning he's not edgy or thuggish, avant-garde or artsy-fartsy.

Same with Clay Aiken and I love him too...damn good singers/entertainers, no gimmicks.

I've seen him live twice...he's a good musician and gives a great show.

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Reply #22 posted 04/22/14 3:26pm

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babynoz said:

I agree with trini that he reminds me of Tony Bennett because he's a middle of the road kind of singer. Not trying to say that he has the status of a Bennett or Sinatra but he does have that vibe.

I think suffers he from the fact that the doesn't fit the expected "profile" so to speak, meaning he's not edgy or thuggish, avant-garde or artsy-fartsy.

Same with Clay Aiken and I love him too...damn good singers/entertainers, no gimmicks.

I've seen him live twice...he's a good musician and gives a great show.


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Reply #23 posted 04/22/14 3:29pm

babynoz

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babynoz said:

I agree with trini that he reminds me of Tony Bennett because he's a middle of the road kind of singer. Not trying to say that he has the status of a Bennett or Sinatra but he does have that vibe.

I think suffers he from the fact that the doesn't fit the expected "profile" so to speak, meaning he's not edgy or thuggish, avant-garde or artsy-fartsy.

Same with Clay Aiken and I love him too...damn good singers/entertainers, no gimmicks.

I've seen him live twice...he's a good musician and gives a great show.


drink


It's the pain meds, bad back... biggrin

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Reply #24 posted 04/22/14 3:32pm

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babynoz said:


It's the pain meds, bad back... biggrin


Sho' thang. razz

In fairness though, I've been debilitated by a bad back several times so anything to help one cope. nod And get high. biggrin

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Reply #25 posted 04/22/14 3:42pm

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compared to Prince? Hell no! compared to Justin Bieber? well, i guess so.

Thanks for the laughs, arguments and overall enjoyment for the last umpteen years. It's time for me to retire from Prince.org and engage in the real world...lol. Above all, I appreciated the talent Prince. You were one of a kind.
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Reply #26 posted 04/22/14 3:50pm

babynoz

Cloudbuster said:

babynoz said:


It's the pain meds, bad back... biggrin


Sho' thang. razz

In fairness though, I've been debilitated by a bad back several times so anything to help one cope. nod And get high. biggrin


You ain't lying, they sure do have ya feeling goooood....I'm careful with my happy pills and only take 'em when it gets real bad so one bottle lasts me a few months.

Apologies to Guns for jackin...we should make a back thread in gd, lol

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #27 posted 04/22/14 3:51pm

babynoz

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compared to Prince? Hell no! compared to Justin Bieber? well, i guess so.


Yeah, he's a whole different type of singer from Prince. Poor Bieber on the other hand can't sing at all, lol

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #28 posted 04/22/14 4:08pm

Cloudbuster

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babynoz said:

Cloudbuster said:


Sho' thang. razz

In fairness though, I've been debilitated by a bad back several times so anything to help one cope. nod And get high. biggrin


You ain't lying, they sure do have ya feeling goooood....I'm careful with my happy pills and only take 'em when it gets real bad so one bottle lasts me a few months.

Apologies to Guns for jackin...we should make a back thread in gd, lol


Guns'll cope, he's a hon. Me --> [img:$uid]http://www.medstudentsonline.com.au/images/smilies/new/eat-drink-smiley-5170.gif[/img:$uid] stoned <-- Ms. Noz

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Reply #29 posted 04/22/14 7:02pm

babynoz

Cloudbuster said:

babynoz said:


You ain't lying, they sure do have ya feeling goooood....I'm careful with my happy pills and only take 'em when it gets real bad so one bottle lasts me a few months.

Apologies to Guns for jackin...we should make a back thread in gd, lol


Guns'll cope, he's a hon. Me --> [img:$uid]http://www.medstudentsonline.com.au/images/smilies/new/eat-drink-smiley-5170.gif[/img:$uid] stoned <-- Ms. Noz


stoned cloud9 evillol

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