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Weather

Meshell NdegeocelloAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Mercurial and masterful, Meshell Ndegeocello has survived the best and worst of what a career in music has to offer. She has eschewed genre for originality, celebrity for longevity, and musicals trends for musical truths. She has lived through the boom and bust of the industry and emerged just as she entered - unequivocally herself. Fans have come to expect the unexpected from Meshell, and ... Read more in Amazon's Meshell Ndegeocello Store

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  • Audio CD (November 8, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Naive Pop
  • ASIN: B005QF0GIK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #86,542 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Weather
2. Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear
3. Feeling for the Wall
4. Chance
5. Oysters
6. Rapid Fire
7. Chelsea Hotel
8. Dirty World
9. A Bitter Mule
10. Crazy and Wild
11. Petite Mort
12. Dead End
13. Don't Take My Kindness for Weakness

Editorial Reviews

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Meshell Ndegeocello's versatility as an artist has made her one of music's least predictable stars: She's been a sultry soul singer, a pop-rock hitmaker, a house diva and a space-jazz explorer, not to mention a bassist for The Rolling Stones and Madonna. As a performer and a songwriter, Ndegeocello is a true seeker, always in pursuit of a surprise.

On her new, Joe Henry-produced album Weather . . . Ndegeocello indulges her soulful alt-pop side, expanding on the quieter and more sensual moments of 2009's Devil's Halo. Pairing seductive, Sade-esque vocals with catchy downtempo arrangements, she crafts some seriously affecting torch songs here. Though many of the tracks on Weather convey a sweet soul jangle, they're most affecting when Ndegeocello slows the tempo to the speed of a tender first kiss.

Alternating between expressions of insecurity and brash self-assuredness, Ndegeocello is at her sinewy best here. The heartbreak evoked by 'Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear' is stunning, but the real accomplishment lies in the way the music captures the unique sensation of driving past an old lover's house and not being able to shake that feeling of longing, no matter how much time has passed.

Appropriately titled, Weather captures the complex and unpredictable emotions that accompany intimacy, desire and alienation. They're feelings as familiar and as old as time itself, but as this gorgeous, moving album makes clear, they still have the power to surprise and even terrorize. --NPR First Listen, Mario Cotto, October 30, 2011

Weather is her most consistently strong album in some time, a product of vision and discipline --The New York Times

Every musical stroke is a concise yet instinctive caress; there's no grandstanding, but plenty of sensual vulnerability... Ndegeocello sings of longing and commitment while the bonsai-scaled instrumentation offers countermelodies to the gods. --Spin Magazine

Product Description

Weather finds the eclectic songwriter expanding on her iconic style, a lush album of intimate songwriting. Produced by Grammy-winner Joe Henry (Aimee Mann, Solomon Burke, Ani DiFranco), Weather is the latest addition to Meshell's diverse catalog. A strikingly organic record, the album finds Meshell experimenting with the sparse, orchestral melodies paired with thoughtful lyrics, all performed by a band of fearsome musicians. The album opens with the title track 'Weather,' a spacey, soulful groove that sets the stage for the rest of the record. Tracks like 'Oysters' and her cover of Leonard Cohen's 'Chelsea Hotel' find Meshell constructing hushed ballads, centered around mournful piano. These tracks are juxtaposed with Meshell's defiant, soulful stomps on songs like 'Rapid Fire' and 'Dirty World.' The album also features all-star collaborations with the likes of Chris Connelly (ex-Revolting Cocks, Ministry), Benji Hughes, and Joe Henry.

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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely November 8, 2011
Format:Audio CD
This CD reminds me of her Bitter record, although this is more stripped down without the orchestration. The new production suits Meshell's somber mood on love and politics. I like it. She continues to move forward progressively as a soul artist. I suspect she may recieve another grammy nod for this one.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars something out of the ordinary... November 7, 2011
By fff3k
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
okay, am only 8 songs thru, first listen. but...had to say something.

this is a GORGEOUS album; it's 'pop' music in the best sense of the word; great songs, great sound.
the cover image captures it well: lush, defined, dreamy; full of depth, contrast...all of those things. and the singing is near-magical.

i don't rave like this often, but the album, and the artist, deserve the praise.

BUY IT.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Evolution in Progress December 16, 2011
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being from D.C., where the artist grew up , i can relate to the music she was raised in as I, us both being musicians an all. What i continually hear whenever I listen to Meshell's music is a growth in the space inside the music. Not to say it is as simple as less is more, even tho in this case, it is. But to grow up and honed in the go-go atmosphere where it is heavy percussion , pure emotional mahem, funk all over the place from the bass..and so on to a transition to a total other place in quiet and sereneness, where ever note counts for something and the emptiness is heard. It speaks volumes for her rebellion against humans being programmed how and what to think, it shows her inner struggle to be more than just another XXXX...and she continues to grow even though it may seems like shes doing less and less musically. I have'nt listened to all of it yet, but man it fells good to listen and appreciate walking down MLK avenue over by St E's and being taken to another place that represents those very same footsteps in a different light. 6 stars for me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't Stop Listening... January 15, 2012
Format:Audio CD
On first play, I didn't/couldn't place the sound. Later, on 2nd and 3rd listen, the energy and spirit that gripped me has been as powerful as that of a ghost taking over a host.

I must play this album from 1 to 13, 3 times a day.

Its become a religion, and I am a devout follower.

Awesome soundplay!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Remarkable December 1, 2011
By Lulu
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
"Weather" is moody, smooth, blue and beautiful.

Cohesive and whole.

There are flavorings of earlier albums (Bitter, in particular, but something of Peace Beyond Passion and Devil's Halo here and there), but it's no clone of anything she's done before.

It's remarkably beautiful, actually.

I admire Me'Shell's work, in all it's manifestations, but this may be her masterpiece.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece November 7, 2011
By Lemo
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This might be the best work she's ever done - both accessible and deeply beautiful. Every song is a highlight, but I'm particularly drawn to "Objects in Mirror are Closer than They Appear", "Chance" and "Dead End." A must buy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Weather June 6, 2013
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The CD arrived as expected, on time and in good condition. I buy very little music. I do love all sorts of music, I just never enjoyed buying music. I purchased this and a couple other CD by this lady. i enjoyed them all, but was not blown away by them. Unfortunately this review may not be helpful. I am sorry for that.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy TWO copies. January 27, 2012
By North
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
" Weather" is undoubtedly the finest disc MeShell has ever made. PERIOD! If Meshell doesn't win a grammy for this brilliant work of art, at least ONE,I'm going to flour bomb the grammy commitee. ' Nuff said!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
No issues.
Published 6 days ago by brett lomax
5.0 out of 5 stars A Big Fan!
I love this album! She NEVER disappoints!
Published 15 days ago by Sigma Solitaire
2.0 out of 5 stars Ok
This album was recommended to me. I would not have purchased and still not fully sold on it. I like maybe 3 songs. A little depressing for me.
Published on September 14, 2012 by Angela T. Nelson
5.0 out of 5 stars daaaaaamn.
this woman's work makes me believe in art and artists again when my own heart is broken and makes me wonder what was this choice all about really when so few are ever really at... Read more
Published on September 12, 2012 by ECL
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional
I absolutely adore this album. One listen and I was hook and bought it without hesitation. The flow is exceptional. Definitely worth your support.

Thanks Meshell.
Published on August 28, 2012 by J. Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars classic meshell
this cd is classic meshell. saw her at hiro last year. have seen her live 14 times. get this cd. she is an incredibly imaginative artist in constant change :)
Published on March 16, 2012 by lizzy63
1.0 out of 5 stars soundtrack for Twilight Movie?
I'm being somewhat sarcastic, but when listening to this offering I kept thinking, wow, this would be a great soundtrack for the Twilight Movies. Read more
Published on March 14, 2012 by kimykali
5.0 out of 5 stars The best cd i purchased in a long time
If you have not purchased this cd you need to get it. Meshell takes you on a journey in your mind with each and every song. Read more
Published on February 6, 2012 by Very Plzed
5.0 out of 5 stars Through
It's all that. "Weather" is an essential release for esoteric memories. While rhythm is almost non-existent, Meshelle skirts the direct urbane influence for rhythmic dissonance. Read more
Published on January 28, 2012 by L. Boki
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful CD!
I'm already a big fan of Meshell Ndegeocello work and this CD was definitely not a disappointment. The whole CD is nice, but my favorite tracks are "chance" and "bitter World". Read more
Published on December 22, 2011 by Michael Williams Jr.
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