Black Messiah (studio album) by D'Angelo And The Vanguard
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An album that starts out great with the first few tracks but slowly drifts away in terms of quality. At times it is just too slow and there isn't enough substance to proper delve into the album. The tracks and the album could do with being cut down as there is a lot of filler. Despite this, the album has got an incredible groove and they definitely create some fantastic rhythms. When they get it right, they smash it and if they kept that up the album could be phenomenal. Overall, just lacking in a few key things that hold this record down.
Seminal R&B / funk release from D’Angelo and the Vanguard which also manages to meld hip hop, soul, gospel, blues, jazz and rock into a beautiful recipe
Highlights: All of Them.
I didn't understand the hype of this album, maybe I got to listen to it more.
Maybe it's just my mood, but I vibed with this more than the other D'Angelo albums.
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Black Messiah is a low-key album, one that takes time to fully absorb and that can be difficult to categorize. It contains elements of neo-soul and hip hop, but it's the smoky, sexy grooves that D'Angelo sinks into on tracks such as "Really Love" that sets this album apart from its peers. Pitchfork calls it "a study in controlled chaos," which seems about right, given that the album was over a decade in the making. Given the enormous talent that D'Angelo obviously is, I hope for his sake that his artistic achievement on this excellent album help him to overcome the personal struggles (DUI's and arrests for possession of illegal drugs) that so far have caused so many hiccups in his otherwise brilliant career.
"Black Messiah" è un compendio di mezzo secolo di musica nera ed insieme una proposta assai convincente per battere nuove vie. Sarebbero troppi i nomi da citare che emergono da questi solchi e allora ne dico uno solo, quello che mi pare più evidente: Silvester Stewart alias Sly Stone.
This is a brilliant, funky comeback from D'Angelo who has now turned in 3 consecutive masterworks. Thematically and sonically expansive, this is a record to completely immerse yourself in.
The latest and greatest installment of the ever evolving Neo-Soul genre who D'Angelo helped popularize. My favorite album in the genre. There's no one song or moment on this album to blow you away but there's also no weak spots. It's incredibly solid all the way through. You can just melt away in the layering of D'Angelo's unique voice, along with other great voices on this thing.
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