terça-feira, setembro 29, 2009

1082. Sly & the Family Stone - There's a Riot Goin' On

A mint of an album - it's a dark, throbbing funk album. The title, a direct response to Gaye's "What's going on" doesn't hold back in being exactly what it wants to be.

9 out of 10

quarta-feira, setembro 16, 2009

1081. Sly & The Family Stone - Fresh

The cover of Fresh has Sly jumping up in the air in a free martial arts/joy for life kick. The music inside though is pretty mellow, laid back, cool funk. It does come across as very off the cuff though, adding a fresh flow to the entire sound.

8 out of 10

terça-feira, setembro 15, 2009

1080. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand!

I love Sly and the family stone - they are purest combination of funk, soul and rock. Almost all of Stand! is so iconic and classic that it's easy to dismiss but it's probably one of the best protest records ever made with one hit after another...

8.4 out of 10

1079. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - naturally

I like Sharon Jones a lot - she seems genuinely nice and also seems intent with doing things the right way. The Dap-Kings provide a tremendous support to Sharon's soulful and forceful voice. My only issue with it is the disc sounds more like it is trying to recreate something instead of creating.

6.4 out of 10

sexta-feira, setembro 11, 2009

1078. K.C. & The Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight Live

Why this? Well because I like the song "Get Down Tonight" and it was dirt cheap. Problem is the band sounds likes they are playing at Panama Hatties in Florida... nasty!

2.4 out of 10

terça-feira, setembro 08, 2009

1077. Barry White - Greatest Hits

Jorge gave me this - he had two copies. Funny thing is Jorge needed both copies since he's the Ecuadorian Barry White. Barry is a funky motherfucker but he can also be a cheesy one at times. While it's difficult to dispute the sheer genius and fuckability of songs like 'Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe' at times Barry's lyrics like 'take your panties off' and 'I want you just the way you were born' is a bit much to swallow.

6.3 out of 10