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Cinny

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NEW Raphael Saadiq ALBUM − Jimmy Lee

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Raphael Saadiq bookends the decade with his follow-up to 2011's Stone Rollin'. I wasn't really into his last album compared to his 2000's albums, but I find this one to be very rich indeed. I have been looking forward to it since he popped up on Solange's 2016 Seat At The Table.


The album features guitarist Rob Bacon, and overall refreshing sound. While the album's content deals with his brother Jimmy Lee whom he lost presumably from addiction problems, the album is dynamic and even uplifting.

In other words, it's that real schitt. thumbs up!

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Reply #1 posted 09/11/19 10:36am

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I was at his show in Brooklyn last night. https://www.instagram.com...QwJ98FHrU/

I liked the retro 60s/70s sound of his previous two albums, but that direction may have run its course (especially after such a long gap before this release) and a more contemporary style similar to the soundtrack he curates for the Insecure TV show is welcome.

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Reply #2 posted 09/11/19 2:40pm

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He is a total JERK! I will NEVER support ANYTHING he does again.....

"4 all of us, life is death without adventure,& adventure only comes 2 those who are willing 2 b daring & take chances." prince AMA's 1985
“When eye say, ‘eye own “Purple Rain,” eye sound like Kanye.” He paused.“Who eye consider a friend.”
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Reply #3 posted 09/11/19 7:37pm

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sexton said:

I was at his show in Brooklyn last night. https://www.instagram.com...QwJ98FHrU/

I liked the retro 60s/70s sound of his previous two albums, but that direction may have run its course (especially after such a long gap before this release) and a more contemporary style similar to the soundtrack he curates for the Insecure TV show is welcome.

Ok, So Im a little pissed that I had no idea of a BK show last night! JUst moved to the city and Im learning that its an " if you blink you'll miss it" kind of place.

That said, I'm really feelig this album. "Rearview" is my joint!

This is what you want...This is what you get.
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Reply #4 posted 09/12/19 8:17am

2freaky4church
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Sexton is a man? wtf. lol

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #5 posted 09/12/19 9:27am

Cinny

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sexton said:

I was at his show in Brooklyn last night. https://www.instagram.com...QwJ98FHrU/

I liked the retro 60s/70s sound of his previous two albums, but that direction may have run its course (especially after such a long gap before this release) and a more contemporary style similar to the soundtrack he curates for the Insecure TV show is welcome.


Oh sweet! I saw clips from that gig.

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Reply #6 posted 09/12/19 9:35am

Empress

I saw Raphael live several years ago kind of by fluke, but he was very good. I will check out this release.

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Reply #7 posted 09/12/19 11:22am

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alexzander said:

sexton said:

I was at his show in Brooklyn last night. https://www.instagram.com...QwJ98FHrU/

I liked the retro 60s/70s sound of his previous two albums, but that direction may have run its course (especially after such a long gap before this release) and a more contemporary style similar to the soundtrack he curates for the Insecure TV show is welcome.

Ok, So Im a little pissed that I had no idea of a BK show last night! JUst moved to the city and Im learning that its an " if you blink you'll miss it" kind of place.

That said, I'm really feelig this album. "Rearview" is my joint!


Welcome to NYC! Brooklyn is by far the best borough for live music--so many venues in Williamsburg alone:

Music Hall of Williamsburg

Brooklyn Bowl

Rough Trade NYC

Brooklyn Steel

Baby's All Right

Knitting Factory

Union Pool

National Sawdust

And many more if you travel north a few blocks to Greenpoint or east to nearby Bushwick.

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Reply #8 posted 09/12/19 3:39pm

SPYZFAN1

Thanks for posting. I liked his last release and was always into his work with TTT. I will check this out.

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Reply #9 posted 09/12/19 4:26pm

alexzander

sexton said:

alexzander said:

Ok, So Im a little pissed that I had no idea of a BK show last night! JUst moved to the city and Im learning that its an " if you blink you'll miss it" kind of place.

That said, I'm really feelig this album. "Rearview" is my joint!


Welcome to NYC! Brooklyn is by far the best borough for live music--so many venues in Williamsburg alone:

Music Hall of Williamsburg

Brooklyn Bowl

Rough Trade NYC

Brooklyn Steel

Baby's All Right

Knitting Factory

Union Pool

National Sawdust

And many more if you travel north a few blocks to Greenpoint or east to nearby Bushwick.

Thanks! I followed your instagram link. Saw the Van Hunt pic. I was at that show. Fucking amazing night! That was the night I knew I had found my tribe. Also caught a criminally under-attended Murray Lightburn (The Dears) gig @ Rockwood. Bloc Party @ Summerstage next Friday (!!) and Cinematic Orchestra in Nov. Bring it on!

This is what you want...This is what you get.
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Reply #10 posted 09/12/19 7:34pm

funksterr

Kings Fall. Genius. I can't get enough of that one.

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