Plat du Jour : Aloe Blacc - Good Things (2010)

Publié le par Les Cuistots

 

 

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Chronique Dusty Groove


Cinematic soul rooted in the rawer organ, drums and horns vibes that resonated deeply in records from north to south in the 70s – done with a lean, tight and head nodding groove no doubt informed by Aloe Blacc's own roots in hip hop – on his best album yet and one of best raw soul styled albums ever to come from our friends at Stones Throw! Good Things is a giant leap ahead of Shine Through, Aloe's previous full length on the label. We loved that record for its gritty, unique approach to funky soul, but, Good Things reaches for the heights of Aloe's heroes from Donny Hathaway to Marvin Gaye – and comes closer than we could have imagined! It's produced by the Truth & Soul team, with a timeless funk & soul vibe comparable to their work with the great Lee Fields. We have a feeling we'll still be listening to this album 10-15-20 years from now. Essential! Titles include the underground breakout "I Need A Dollar", an incredible cover of The Velvet Underground's "Femme Fatale" (we must have dropped the needle on that 50 times in the first couple days we had it), "Green Lights", "Miss Fortune", "Good Things", "Loving You Is Killing Me", "Mama Hold My Hand", "Hey Brother" and more.

 

 


 

 

 

L'additionDans la lignée d'un Raphael Saadiq ou d'un John legends, le talentueux Aloe Blacc est en train de se faire un nom et une solide réputation.Après avoir ingurgité les bases du Hip-Hop avec son groupe Emanon, le soliste qui sommeillait en lui s'est révéillé. Eblouissant en featuring à chacune de ses sorties, on attendait avec impatience son second album solo.
Attendu comme le messie grâce au buzz de son premier titre I Need a Dollar, l'album Good things est à la hauteur de nos espérances: Magnifiquement interprété, soulistique à souhait et truffé de bonnes basses.

 

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