Wildheart (album) by Miguel
Wildheart is ranked as the best album by Miguel.
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If Kaleidoscope Dream was like Prince-lite, then Wildheart is like Prince having sex with Prince on a Prince bedspread. Basically, Miguel will never escape the comparisons but he sure as hell can write a song that sounds like sexual intercourse. In fact, he wrote twelve of them and it’s pretty killer.
Best track: FLESH. Didn’t think his voice could get higher or breathier until I heard this one.
For me the biggest difference between Miguel and Frank Ocean is that Ocean makes music that is much harder to categorize. Channel Orange had elements of soul, pop, funk, rock, and of course R&B. To me, this seems like your standard R&B, but with unique enough beats for it to be labeled "alternative." Don't get me wrong, there are some great songs on here. Coffee and goingtohell are both memorable, and Waves is one of the best songs I've heard this year. But ultimately the album has a lot of uninteresting moments and Miguel's voice doesn't do much for me. Add in some pretty low lows - DEAL is completely forgettable and what's normal anyway is cringe-worthy considering it's full of cliches and is ultimately being sung by a guy who's pretty normal, all things considered - and this isn't an album I need to hear again. Which is a shame considering how great Waves is, but the rest doesn't distance itself from most R&B. Granted it's not a genre I'm well-versed in, but for now I'm on #teamocean.
A bit better than his previous album... nothing extraordinary though. The biggest different between him and Frank Ocean is that Miguel just lacks genuine emotion. Some of these tracks are ok songs, but it just doesn't feel like Miguel cares...
I dunno. Maybe that's just me.
The major improvement between this and his last album is the strength of his song writing and lyricism. There are some pretty good verses and hooks.
Overall, it's a decent record, and I'll probably never go back to it apart from maybe 2-3 songs.
inb4 better than frank ocean
@Pegasus u are so right about he kept the version without wales, so much better that way. nice album
some songs could've been a little better, yet other songs like a beautiful exit and coffee (glad he kept the version without wales on the album) are some of the best R&B songs i've ever heard