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Thread started 09/09/18 12:46pm

luvsexy4all

I smell a grammy for Lenny Kravitz

with the new album....so far so great

[Edited 9/9/18 12:57pm]

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Reply #1 posted 09/09/18 2:40pm

EmmaMcG

I really like it. His last 3 albums have been really strong. He had been playing it far too safe until Black And White America but that album, Strut and now the new one have really stepped it up. They're still unmistakably Lenny Kravitz albums but there's a freshness to them that I found lacking from his previous albums.
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Reply #2 posted 09/09/18 5:45pm

gandorb

I noticed that it got an initial metacritic rating of 56, which is ridulously low. Pretty much everything else has a higher rating no matter how bad it is. I have never understood the complete disdain that the critics have had for Lenny. Yes, he is derivative, but so is almost everyone else. At least he does it well!

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Reply #3 posted 09/09/18 10:16pm

Free2BMe

I love this album. There are really some great songs.
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Reply #4 posted 09/10/18 2:44am

anc282

IMO, this song right here called "Who Really Are The Monsters" is his most obvious nod 2 The Purple One.

There are actually a few times on this record where he's reminding me of Prince. "Five Days Till Summer" is another example and so is "Gold Dust" with the slapped basslines.

He gives gratitiude to "The spirit of PRINCE ROGERS NELSON" in the credits. I just KNEW there was gonna be a Prince dedication of some kind on this album.

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Reply #5 posted 09/10/18 2:56am

Toofunkyinhere

Oops
[Edited 9/10/18 2:59am]
We're here, might as well get into it.
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Reply #6 posted 09/10/18 2:58am

Toofunkyinhere

Toofunkyinhere said:

Yeah this album's sounding pretty decent, I do find a lot of his post 2000 releases too polished and a bit bland,but this one sounds a little better. "Who really are the monsters" is very early 80's Prince, especially the drum pattern.
We're here, might as well get into it.
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Reply #7 posted 09/10/18 12:26pm

onlyforaminute

Eh, I like it.

"You want to know your biggest fault? You don’t keep true accounts: you put a high value on what you’ve given, a low value on what you’ve received."

- Seneca, On Anger 3.31.3
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Reply #8 posted 09/10/18 12:37pm

luvsexy4all

is this his Funk album he said he would release years ago??

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Reply #9 posted 09/10/18 12:41pm

EmmaMcG

luvsexy4all said:

is this his Funk album he said he would release years ago??



His previous album, "Strut", is probably as close as he'll ever get to doing a full on funk album. Though I think that with some creative editing, you could make a really good Lenny Kravitz funk album by combining tracks from his last 3 releases.
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Reply #10 posted 09/10/18 12:41pm

luvsexy4all

EmmaMcG said:

luvsexy4all said:

is this his Funk album he said he would release years ago??

His previous album, "Strut", is probably as close as he'll ever get to doing a full on funk album. Though I think that with some creative editing, you could make a really good Lenny Kravitz funk album by combining tracks from his last 3 releases.

strut was unlistenable ...to me

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Reply #11 posted 09/11/18 4:03pm

fakir

‘Here to love’is one of my favorites
As someone mentioned ‘who really are the monsters?’is a a nod to PRN
Overall i love this new album
The Ignorant asserts,The learned doubts,The wise thinks.

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Reply #12 posted 09/12/18 9:28am

Empress

I could care less about Lenny winning a grammy, but I do love him and his music. The new album is pretty good. Still new to me, but I'm liking what I'm hearing so far.

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Reply #13 posted 09/12/18 9:28am

Empress

luvsexy4all said:

EmmaMcG said:

luvsexy4all said: His previous album, "Strut", is probably as close as he'll ever get to doing a full on funk album. Though I think that with some creative editing, you could make a really good Lenny Kravitz funk album by combining tracks from his last 3 releases.

strut was unlistenable ...to me

I loved Strut!! Love all Lenny's work.

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Reply #14 posted 09/12/18 7:07pm

PennyPurple

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I like Lenny! I hope he wins if nominated.

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Reply #15 posted 09/13/18 1:53pm

bigd74

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Love Raise Vibration. Solid album. I really like the 70's vibe with the Horns, reminds me of Off The Wall

She Believed in Fairytales and Princes, He Believed the voices coming from his stereo

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Reply #16 posted 09/14/18 7:36am

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His best record in a LONG time, was not crazy about the last few albums, but this one hit me first listen straight through, one of his if not best records.


"We went where our music was appreciated, and that was everywhere but the USA, we knew we had fans, but there is only so much of the world you can play at once" Magne F
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Reply #17 posted 09/14/18 7:51am

Marco81

I'm lovin' the album, lots of good tracks on it, including Low, the Prince-nod Who Really are the Monsters, the funky Majesty of Love and the groovy It's Enough. Raise Vibration is also a cool and weird track and the opener We Can Get it All Together is simple but quite effective.

Thumbs up Lenny!

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Reply #18 posted 09/14/18 9:04am

Dalia11

I will be buying the album!

One of my favorite songs of his is: "It Ain't Over".
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Reply #19 posted 09/14/18 9:39am

peedub

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i haven't listened to lenny in probably 20 years, and i've got nothing bad to say about the guy; but wouldn't it be fun if, just one time, the dude put an album out without a photo of himself as the cover image?

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Reply #20 posted 09/14/18 9:42am

Empress

peedub said:

i haven't listened to lenny in probably 20 years, and i've got nothing bad to say about the guy; but wouldn't it be fun if, just one time, the dude put an album out without a photo of himself as the cover image?

[Edited 9/14/18 9:40am]

How petty neutral

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Reply #21 posted 09/14/18 9:50am

Dalia11

I hope he will be on some episodes of Empire this season. He and Naomi Cambel(both Geminis)play the parents of of one of the girls in the series Star. Both great shows!
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Reply #22 posted 09/14/18 9:55am

EmmaMcG

peedub said:

i haven't listened to lenny in probably 20 years, and i've got nothing bad to say about the guy; but wouldn't it be fun if, just one time, the dude put an album out without a photo of himself as the cover image?

[Edited 9/14/18 9:40am]



Well, it is HIS album.
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Reply #23 posted 09/14/18 10:12am

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EmmaMcG said:

peedub said:

i haven't listened to lenny in probably 20 years, and i've got nothing bad to say about the guy; but wouldn't it be fun if, just one time, the dude put an album out without a photo of himself as the cover image?

[Edited 9/14/18 9:40am]

Well, it is HIS album.


well, sure...it's just funny trying to reconcile 'let love rule' with 'look at my $3000 shabby sheik outfit and $1000 sunglasses while i prance on the beach in the bahamas and be sexy'.

how about a painting of/by lenny? maybe a flower? a stack of cash? some kind of design?

but, whatever...he can do what he wants. more power to him.

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Reply #24 posted 09/14/18 10:49am

EmmaMcG

peedub said:



EmmaMcG said:


peedub said:

i haven't listened to lenny in probably 20 years, and i've got nothing bad to say about the guy; but wouldn't it be fun if, just one time, the dude put an album out without a photo of himself as the cover image?


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Well, it is HIS album.


well, sure...it's just funny trying to reconcile 'let love rule' with 'look at my $3000 shabby sheik outfit and $1000 sunglasses while i prance on the beach in the bahamas and be sexy'.

how about a painting of/by lenny? maybe a flower? a stack of cash? some kind of design?

but, whatever...he can do what he wants. more power to him.



You have a point. But when I think of Lenny Kravitz (and I often do) I think of him prancing on a beach in the Bahamas in expensive-yet-cheap-looking clothes while trying to look sexy. Sometimes holding a Flying V guitar. So his album covers make sense to me.
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Reply #25 posted 09/16/18 7:15pm

lezama

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I haven't really been into Lenny since the Circus album (which I didn't really get into). But I kinda like this. I'd love to see him get some type of formal recognition from his recording academy peers for something that's quality, but the fact that his only grammys came from his most cheesy (to me) album ever makes me not care about awards anymore at all for him. Instead of him getting a grammy I hope people really pick this up and appreciate him for the talented dude that he is.

Change it one more time..
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Reply #26 posted 09/17/18 4:01am

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lezama said:

I haven't really been into Lenny since the Circus album (which I didn't really get into). But I kinda like this. I'd love to see him get some type of formal recognition from his recording academy peers for something that's quality, but the fact that his only grammys came from his most cheesy (to me) album ever makes me not care about awards anymore at all for him. Instead of him getting a grammy I hope people really pick this up and appreciate him for the talented dude that he is.

Based on the recommendations here, I will do just that. I haven't listened to Lenny in many years...it's about time to check this one out.

"If you're living, you've got nothing left to prove..."
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Reply #27 posted 09/17/18 8:14am

PrettyMan72

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I like this one better than Strut. Black and White America was very good.

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Reply #28 posted 09/17/18 8:41am

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why? does something smell shitty in here?


(The Grammy's stink and have stunk for a long time)

"Ahhh c'mon, BE A NOSE! " - WALTER PAISLEY
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Reply #29 posted 09/17/18 3:39pm

luvsexy4all

2045RadicalMattZ said:

why? does something smell shitty in here?


(The Grammy's stink and have stunk for a long time)

just saying..its good enough even for that system

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