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Be Extraordinary. No Exceptions.
on September 11, 2012
Dwele, as an artist, is exceptional. And in the music business, you should be exceptional. That should be the rule. Dwele and this album not only add standards to that rule, but redefine it. Not only should you be exceptional, but you should be unique, subtle, soulful, artistic, fun, sexy, charming, and oh, make me want to love, dance, reflect, sway, and take a ride in my car with no destination in mind ... just a chance to hear your music in my speakers. Yes, that's what this album does for me. And probably many of you as well. I've always been a fan of Dwele since his first album made a 3 month international business trip far away from home ... feel a little more like home. And I've bought each album thereafter and they've all been remarkable. But this one -- shows more than I thought was possible. It displays Dwele's growth as an artist and probably personally as well. Each song is different, and can stand strong on its own, but combines well to create a soulful synergy. This album sounds ... complete. Whole. Honest. Nostalgic, even. It takes me back to when I used to go to brick-and-mortar record stores and browse the aisles for hours looking for new music. And then I'd find that one new song, new album, new artist. And I'd listen and I'd buy it. But there were terms. It had to move me, appeal to my love of musicianship, beautiful lyrics, strong rhythms and make me want to dance in the aisles. It had to make me eager to get home and play it on my stereo with my love, or introduce it to my friends at a house party or listen to it on my iPod 33,000 feet in the air on my way to my next journey.
Dwele's "Greatest Than One" is THAT album. It does all of that for me and more. And I am once again, grateful. Thank you, Dwele. Your musical integrity is appreciated. And celebrated. Listening to this album feels me with joy.
That's my rule for buying music these days. No Exceptions.