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Van Hunt's Lost Album, Popular, Gets Released

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August 2017


Blue Note Records has released Popular, the 3rd album from singer-songwriter Van Hunt, which was shelved a decade ago. The album is available digitally today to stream or download.


Popular
was originally intended for release in January 2008, but was pulled from the label's schedule in late 2007 during a tumultuous time for its prior parent company EMI.


In 2016, Hunt re-approached Blue Note to reconsider releasing the album. Current Blue Note President Don Was readily agreed, allowing the album to finally see the light of day.

“Popular was so far ahead of its time that it sounds fresh today and reaffirms Van Hunt as an important musical voice,” says Was. “The opportunity to right this wrong is both karmically and musically solid.”


Track List:

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https://vanhunt.lnk.to/Popular

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Reply #1 posted 08/11/17 6:08am

TheFman

2 things...
1- how can this not have been released earlier while total shit is being released on daily basis?
2- if it's just a digital release, couldn't he has released it by himself 10 years ago?

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Reply #2 posted 08/11/17 6:17am

Identity

Back in 2009, this is how Van Hunt answered that question: "I asked them if I could buy back the masters, but they wanted twice as much as they put into it. I told ’em I couldn’t afford it and we left it at that.”

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Reply #3 posted 08/11/17 6:25am

anc282

I wasn't expecting to see that! Wow! Exciting news! cool

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Reply #4 posted 08/11/17 10:08am

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His trajectory as an artist is so exciting to watch. He was pigeonholed as a neosoul artist with his first album and he has continued album after album to seek adventure rather than be the standard musical cut-out for the music industry.

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Reply #5 posted 08/14/17 6:07am

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Love this album! Think I'll spin it today in celebration. I haven't heard it in a little while.
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Reply #6 posted 08/14/17 6:16am

Identity

Read Hunt’s full statement at vanhunt.com.

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Reply #7 posted 08/16/17 5:10pm

nonamesleft

Excited to be able to get this. Although I'll be annoyed if I buy digital and it comes out on physical and I have to re-buy if I want a physical copy.
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No word on whether a physical release is planned anywhere!
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Reply #8 posted 08/16/17 11:50pm

anc282

There probably will be a physical release in time. At least I'm hoping there will be. If he can agree to release it digitally, I don't see why not.

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Reply #9 posted 08/22/17 6:37pm

Identity

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Reply #10 posted 08/22/17 8:29pm

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Damn so he's retired. eek
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Reply #11 posted 08/22/17 11:47pm

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I guess Popular is his swan song then... omg

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Reply #12 posted 08/23/17 1:25am

anc282

Given that he made a comment about not wanting to make music that has a commercial expectation, I figured he meant he was still gonna continue making indie music on his own, but then later on he says he wants to go back to England but it won't be to perform.

So I guess that means he is done? sad

Damn.

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Reply #13 posted 08/23/17 5:45am

Identity

The startling release of Popular this month combined with the news of his retirement has left me elated and distraught in equal measure.

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Reply #14 posted 08/23/17 9:06am

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"Ur Personal Army" is a jam. I like that song. I thought this was a new album. I guess kinda new. i never heard it.

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Reply #15 posted 08/24/17 8:41am

Identity

phunkdaddy said:

Damn so he's retired. eek



Yes. He's mentioned it again yesterday on social media. neutral

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Reply #16 posted 08/25/17 4:08am

anc282

I'm hoping he's gonna release one more album before he properly bows out, but it looks like that ain't gonna happen if he's talking about retiring on social media.

By the way, how many other artists have said they were going to retire and then they came back?

We'll see what transpires, I guess. shrug

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Reply #17 posted 08/25/17 5:40am

nonamesleft

Its possible to really and truly retire, but never there's nothing stopping him from coming out of retirement later. Although it would prob' be further in the future. Just as its possible to not retire, but not put any new stuff out for a long time (D'Angelo).

Artists gotta do what they feel at the time.

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Reply #18 posted 08/25/17 4:12pm

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If he retired it would still be impressive what he released clapping

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Reply #19 posted 08/26/17 1:22pm

Dasein

In the context of pop albums fashioned by R&B auteurs, Popular stands toe-to-toe with Parade.

It's Van Hunt's masterpiece, and I'm glad it was finally released!

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Reply #20 posted 08/26/17 5:35pm

babynoz

phunkdaddy said:

Damn so he's retired. eek



I won't miss him. shrug

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Reply #21 posted 08/26/17 8:06pm

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babynoz said:



phunkdaddy said:


Damn so he's retired. eek



I won't miss him. shrug




LMAO

I thought he was good. He came out the gate banging but his latter
releases were disappointing.
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Reply #22 posted 08/26/17 10:28pm

Identity

Use in Case of Emergency stands up to , dare I say, AOA, Hit N Run Phase 1 and 2. If you don't own it, you should.

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Reply #23 posted 08/28/17 9:10am

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Have no idea what this guy sounds like. Ill check it out.
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Reply #24 posted 08/28/17 10:00am

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phunkdaddy said:

babynoz said:



I won't miss him. shrug

LMAO I thought he was good. He came out the gate banging but his latter releases were disappointing.

I feel totally opposite. he came out as a template then expanded.

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Reply #25 posted 08/28/17 10:19am

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He won't retire.

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Reply #26 posted 08/28/17 11:28am

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This might be my favorite Van Hunt rocker. headbang

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Reply #27 posted 08/29/17 2:41pm

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Dasein said:

In the context of pop albums fashioned by R&B auteurs, Popular stands toe-to-toe with Parade.

It's Van Hunt's masterpiece, and I'm glad it was finally released!


I will check it out but I doubt it.
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Reply #28 posted 08/29/17 3:38pm

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If Van is truly retired, he leaves a remarkablely consistent and interesting catalog. On the Jungle Floor and Popular in particular are two of my favorites from the last decade. His first album was great, but then he truly blossomed into a phenomenal artist.

Enjoy your retirement, Mr. Hunt music
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Reply #29 posted 09/05/17 6:12am

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Identity said:

Use in Case of Emergency stands up to , dare I say, AOA, Hit N Run Phase 1 and 2. If you don't own it, you should.

No they do not.

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