Black Messiah (album) by D'Angelo And The Vanguard

Black Messiah
Black Messiah by D'Angelo And The Vanguard
Year: 2014
Release date: 2014-12-14
Overall rank: 527th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top 10 albums of 2014 (7th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2010s (69th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (527th)
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From 04/04/2020 18:33
Highlights:

Sugah Daddy`
Ain't That Easy
Really Love
Another Life
Back To The Future (Part I)
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From 11/03/2018 22:13
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.
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From 02/24/2018 16:52
"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.
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From 02/11/2018 23:08
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.
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From 01/31/2017 04:34
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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From 12/05/2015 20:52
Man.... I just wish the production was different... it may be a very subjective sensitivity on my part, but the chunky pulsing sound he's got going on this album, a Sly Stone-Circa "Riot"groove, to me sounds grating and a bit tiresome on much of the album... and it's the clean production... "Riot" worked cause it was so lo-fi and dirty, with Sly layering tracks mostly played by himself on a lot of numbers...... Personally, I don't think this album is even half as good as the "Voodoo" album, one of the best soul/funk albums of the last twenty years... The style and production on the vocals, to my ears... the way it constantly pulses in and out on some tunes... I dig the groove and mood he was shooting for, but he WAY overdid it too the point that it sometimes reminds me of a long long nauseous boat ride on a choppy lake with the motor surging out of the water, over and over and over, "RUHN,RUHN,RUHN,RUHN,RUHN,RUHN,RUHN,RUHN...."....don't know why it worked so well on "Riot..." except that there it was truly groundbreaking dirty burnt-out and for real....
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From 10/04/2015 20:46
Some of the smoothest yet grittiest soulful music i've ever heard. I loved every minute of this record, it was like being hugged by a big huge, conscious, soul artist with this warming, glowing yet sinister tinge to it. Basically, really fucking good.
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From 09/13/2015 06:44
Leave it to D'angelo to sneak in mid-December to deliver the best album of the year.
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From 01/05/2015 00:33
gritty but sensual. somehow the world is falling apart and everyone is dying but d'angelo is seducing me at the same time. i'm slightly unsettled, but very impressed. bravo.
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