Black And White America
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Black And White America

August 19, 2011

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Song Title
Black And White America
Come On Get It
In The Black
Liquid Jesus
Rock Star City Life
Boongie Drop (Feat. Jay Z & DJ Military)
I Can't Be Without You
Looking Back On Love
Life Ain't Ever Been Better Than It Is Now
The Faith Of A Child
Sunflower (Feat. Drake)

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 19, 2011
  • Release Date: August 19, 2011
  • Label: Atlantic Records/Roadrunner Records
  • Copyright: 2011 T.Y.S., Inc.
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  • Total Length: 1:06:00
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  • ASIN: B005D0PLKQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #60,450 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Give it a Chance September 7, 2011
Format:Audio CD
When I first heard 5, back in 9th grade, I hated it and had buyer's remorse. Then it grew on me and became an album that has defined a period of my life, a classic, an album that brings back memories and emotions that I felt back in high school. I felt the sameabout this new record. I had buyers remorse and was ready to hang it up, but then, guess what? It grew on me and more and more I started liking the new songs. You have to give Lenny's music a chance, he is very creative and we are not used to that in the USA. We like songs and artists who fit in boxes. Lenny can not fit in a box. The man is too big.

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26 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars THREE REASONS TO BUY THIS MUSIC August 30, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Dear Music Appreciator,

Here are three reasons to buy this music:

1. You don't mind a little message with your music - artists that imbue their music with explorations of racial, social, and political issues fascinate and challenge you and you would rather hear something with some brains behind it than the flavor of the week trying to burn some sickly catchy beat into your brain that you will love at first and later wish you'd never heard after the one hundred thousandth time you hear it. In other words, you don't waste your money on cotton candy at the fair.

2. You are the kind of person who really appreciates Marvin Gaye and James Brown. You are the kind of person who likes to get funky. You are the kind of person who dances around the room with headphones on, not earbuds, but headphones, real headphones, like shut out the world on the subway headphones that you can hear music really well in - you may have a room-dancing con headphones moment or two with this album - you might even buy this album on vinyl, I don't know.

3. You have the intelligence and the patience to realize that although you might be all excited and dancing with the first track of a new album and then get a little bored and maybe even fall asleep on the couch because it's too late at night, if you listen to some albums over and over again they will eventually come alive for you in a meaningful way and you will be glad you stuck with it. Some of the best music has to grown on you awhile before it sticks.

BLACK AND WHITE AMERICA will stick if you give it a chance.


Constant Listener
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get It, Got IT, ITs Soooo Good September 8, 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Wow, nothing beats new music from one of your favorite artist. Nothing except when it is a great release filled with an eclectic set of tunes with sharp lyrics, wonderful riffs, and more quality then you could have hoped for. For me this is exactly what happened with this purchase. Song after song, I couldn't help but love them. Whatever your doing (living on a beach in the middle of nowhere) it's working Lenny! This could quickly become my favorite album that you have ever release. I strongly recommend this to anyone who likes good rock and roll, this album is fantastic.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 stars: Better late than never, I suppose. October 23, 2011
By Manuel
Format:Audio CD
I'll keep this review short and to the point since others have gone into much further detail regarding Lenny's latest release. This is quite simply his best effort to date and most likely the one album that folks like myself who weren't all that much into him from the beginning won't mind having in their collections for good. 'Black and White America' is the sound of an artist who has greatly matured in terms of delivering songs that actually have something worthwhile to say and music that's very much on point and bears repeated listenings. Took him long enough to live up to the promise he showed back when he first came on the scene in the late '80s, but he finally does so here. I only wish his previous label would've thoroughly scrapped 'Baptism' in favor of this much superior and truly definitive piece of work when they had the chance to do so at the time. At the very least, it would've placed Lenny in FAR better standing with both fans and critics alike.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Black and White America- A Winner!! October 15, 2011
Format:Audio CD
This album by Lenny Kravitz is his strongest album to date. The album abounds with catchy melodies that have strong hooks. The album combines a rock and funk style with a variety of other influences that keep the listener engaged.

In case you are interested,there are at least 3 different versions of this album that I know of. The regular USA version, the import deluxe version, and the Target version. I have the 2 cd Target version which comes in a thick digi pack with a second disc containing 6 bonus tracks.

If you like James Brown,Jimmi Hendrix, Marvin Gaye, Elvis Costello,Rick James, and Sean Paul, I believe you will like this album.I seem to hear all of these influences in this collection of first rate material.

This is one of the best albums to come out this year. It will appeal to music fans who like catchy melodies with a rock-funk edge, strong hooks, interesting lyrics.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Half-good, Half-not so good March 24, 2012
Format:Audio CD
I'd really like to give this 2.5 stars, but will settle on 3 since that is defined as "It's OK". That's exactly how I feel about B&W America. It's OK. About half the album is good Lenny Kravitz and the other half sounds like he's coasting. And this is coming from a guy that usually enjoys Kravitz and will defend him to those that dismiss him as a copycat or unoriginal. I'll probably still buy the next Kravitz album - this one didn't disappoint me enough to turn me off of Lenny forever, but he'd better really kick the jams next time.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST LENNY EVER!!!!!
I have been a HUGE fan of Lenny Kravitz for 15 years ... and yet he chooses NOW to release the very best album of his entire career! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Isaiah Stewart
5.0 out of 5 stars Love him
Who doesn't love Lenny Kravitz. His music is fantastic and this cd is exactly what you would expect from someone so talented
Published 6 months ago by Andrea
5.0 out of 5 stars good job
Another strong outing for Lenny. Couple of excellent and couple of skippable songs but overall very good and recommended. Read more
Published 8 months ago by S. Sasic
5.0 out of 5 stars A Different Side of Lenny Kravitz
I was excpecting a typically great rock & roll album, but wow what a change! Black & White America shows an R&B side of Lenny. Read more
Published 10 months ago by measkinny1
3.0 out of 5 stars Not his best
I am a Lenny fan and I enjoyed this but not as much as I felt I could have. Lenny has lost some of his creative juices from a few years ago.
Published 16 months ago by MajinRLSJr
5.0 out of 5 stars Black and White America
We bought this for our daughter last Christmas. She loves the music and would recommend it to anyone. Good buy.
Published 17 months ago by Cade
5.0 out of 5 stars Best CD Purchase!
I love this is one of the best Lenny Kravitz CD's to date. If you like his music you won't be
Published 17 months ago by rpower
1.0 out of 5 stars I give up
I *AM* the Charlie Brown of Lenny Kravitz fans in that I keep buying his cd's, believing the hype and his claims in interviews that he has returned to form, back to the more "old... Read more
Published 20 months ago by zlh67
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Amazing Effort From Mr. Kravitz
Seriously, Lenny Kravitz is the most underrated rock artist of the last 20 years. "Black and White America" just happens to be little reminder of why he is still rocking out after... Read more
Published 24 months ago by CJ
3.0 out of 5 stars A Solid Effort All Around. It Ain't Ever Been Better...
His ninth record to date, Kravitz wrote, recorded, and produced `Black and White America' himself mostly at his home studio in Miami as well as various locations throughout the... Read more
Published on January 7, 2012 by Andrew J. Bernardin
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