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Compass

Jamie Lidell, Jamie LidellAudio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 18, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warp Records
  • ASIN: B003AVAJES
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #200,493 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Jamie Lidell is a genuinely restless soul. He broke out of small-town England and has been a nomad ever since. His constant desire to progress leaping and stumbling towards new discoveries has defined his musical journey so far; and there's no sign of it fading away. Recorded in Los Angeles, New York and Canada Compass is his most eclectic album yet. Songs shift, chop, change and mutate genres and forms before our very ears. It's got funk in spades; the jaw-dropping power of the vocals is stronger than ever; it rocks, it pops, it's sweet, angry, hard, soulful and soft, often within the span of a single track. It's the restless album that finally matches the soul of its creator.Jamie's fellow travelers on Compassinclude Beck, Feist, Gonzales, Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear and Pat Sansone of Wilco. Musically and lyrically this is very much A Jamie Lidell Production reflecting not only his exhilarating, diverse tastes, but also a year of change, love, longing and arrival at a new place. When he takes to the road in 2010, he'll be bringing a band again, but stripping it back; keeping it lean. For both newcomers and initiates, this will be an experience. And no, he won't stop.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Jamie's Mixed Bag May 23, 2010
Format:Audio CD
There's no doubt about it-this music is definately the byproduct of a very restless musical personality. My first hearing of Jamie Lidell was on his previous album Jim, a well crafted R&B/funk album that presented Lidell,vocally and musically in a light that really set it all for his talents and within itself was diverse enough to keep things musically very interesting. So you can imagine my surprise these few years later to find Lidell has returned.....as Beck? Not by any means to knock Beck by any means since he has his brilliance Jamie Lidell has a totally different flavor and this album just doesn't keep his own distinct flavors as intact as the previous album. There is a lot of music here that has that strong funk groove of which he's proved more than capable of such as on...say "You Are Walking" and "The Ring". What happens here a lot of the times though is this very 1990's DIY approch that,to be honest was kind of done to death in it's day and whose time on occasion seems to have come to pass. There's a lot of fuzzed out vocals,almost to the point of being blunted and most of these songs possess little to sometimes no craft to them at all. He's trying to do a lot on this record and only on the heavily Minneapolis inspired "I Wanna Be Your Telephone" and the inspired jazz-funk of "Enough Is Enough" does enough of Jamie's own creative light shine through amidst all these overreaching (and sometimes all too obvious) attempts at being eclectic. Lidell's focus is still presented here but the sad part is he's all too often trying to hide it behind a series of studio effects that tend to distract from the songs. Read more ›
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The only compass that I need May 24, 2010
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If you were trying to compare someone to Jamie Lidell, you may have had a chance until he released this album. Multiply taught us that one track of an album can sound like it came from a different decade than all the rest. Jim taught us that maybe funk and soul aren't so different, and now this album takes us to an entirely different part of Jamie's psyche.

The beats are earth shattering, the hooks are contagious, and the vocals are of another planet. Parts of this sound like Jamie recorded them in his basement and parts sound like production from the latest hip-hop studio in LA. Of course it sounds that way, Beck produced it and everyone knows he can't stay in one genre for a whole album. James Gadson plays drums on a lot of it, and the motown feel is unmistakable. Feist and Chris Taylor offer backing vocals, which hopefully gets some of those indi-hipsters listening to this.

From the toe-tapping, Jackson 5-esque Enough is Enough, to the 808 break on completely exposed, this album keeps you grooving. By the time you get to the ballads like Compass and You See My Light, you will know that this man can sing, write and perform with the versatility of a young Stevie or Michael, and can sing circles around a Justin Timberlake or the other young wannabes cropping up in today's market.

The gritty undertones, distorted vocal sounds, beatboxing and textures on which I can't even put my finger cut right through to the true heart of this album; Singing your heart out about loving and love lost. I'd like to see this album become the sound of the 2010s, so all you indi-hipsters, pay for it rather than waiting for a torrent. We need to fund this man so he can continue on this journey of soul.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars dirty and fantastic May 20, 2010
Format:Audio CD
If you're not familiar with Jamie Lidell.....well, shame on you.

"Multiply" was an interesting combination of 1/2 stripped-down, electronic-ish funk & 1/2 Stax soul.
"Jim" was the "pop" album with Stevie Wonder-ish feelings
"Compass" is the unpolished, raw masterpiece of funk and soul.

If you have been waiting 10 years for the new D'Angelo album, buy this.
If you have been mourning the retirement of Lewis Taylor, buy this.
If you fantasize about Prince releasing stuff that actually sounds like Prince, buy this.

"The Ring" is an emotional release of pain embedded in a nasty, tasty funk nugget. If nothing else, download this song.

The rest of the album is amazing save for a couple of tracks - but it's not nearly as accessible as "Jim", like a Lewis Taylor album, you have to let the songs unfold, they may not grab you at :30 or even 1:00, but by the time the song is over, you'll be blown away.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Jamie Lidell ‎- Compass April 17, 2013
Format:Audio CD
With COMPASS, Jamie Lidell returns to the electronic/soul merge that first brought him to great attention on MULTIPLY. But he also harkens back to his more chaotic earlier IDM work -- "Completely Exposed" seems to straddle these two worlds, while "Your Sweet Boom" draws both on roots and blips. "She Needs Me" gets back to more traditional funk, as does the organ-fueled "I Can Love Again." But Lidell tries other directions too, like the disco-electro-groove of "I Wanna Be Your Telephone," which sounds like a track Peaches would guest vocalist on, though it's Lidell's frequent collaborator Nikka Costa. He also tries his hand at a more aggressive rock sound on "You Are Waking" and acoustic songwriting on the title track, though by its end, it has wandered off into its own world. The darkness and the resonance of "Coma Chameleon" gives that track a particular bite, while the slow chug of "Big Drift" has a chain-gang lugubriousness to it. "You See My Light" ends the album on a lo-fi note, and while Lidell does seem to be trying out new directions, he might need a more steady compass to guide him.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Upbeat hand-clappin' soul the whole family can agree on
I spin this wax and start bouncing off the walls. My 1-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son get in the groove something fierce, and we all start spinning around like the proverbial... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Andrew Spain
1.0 out of 5 stars Ain't no Marvin Gaye
Ain't no Prince, or the artist formerly known as some weird symbol. The entire album sounds like a rough draft, not entirely sure of itself. Read more
Published on July 19, 2012 by Tiny tunes
5.0 out of 5 stars He just keeps getting better
Wow, what an amazing collection of songs. Jamie Lidell has - hands down - released the best soul music of the 21st century!
Published on February 25, 2011 by Adam Baker
5.0 out of 5 stars If you are a fan of Jamie Lidell you will not be disappointed.
This is not just the culmination of where Lidell has been but also of where soul music has been and is going. Read more
Published on December 1, 2010 by Syporian
3.0 out of 5 stars The Compass Is Heading South
Before I tell you about my opinion why I think the "compass" is heading south let me first talk about Jamie Lidell. I became familiar with Mr. Read more
Published on August 12, 2010 by L. Stillwater
5.0 out of 5 stars Elevating the art form
The first Jamie Lidell album I heard was Jim, his clean, soulful 3rd Cd. It was start to finish a classic album, and quickly became one of my favorite albums of all time. Read more
Published on July 6, 2010 by Tyler Johnson
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