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It works very well as a soundtrack to anything you want to add a level of urbanity to--cruising is a good activity, for example--but it's involved enough to also command your full attention. I'm very energized and excited by this album, and very few albums do that for me consistently or for more than the first few listens. Several months on of hearing this effort and I feel very confident that I cannot recommend it enough to anyone who wants some sophisticated chillout added to the mix of their life's soundtrack.
No rza, no gza, method man, raekwon or old dirty bastard.
But this covers the very best of wu tang. Classiest cover album of all time.
Two things stand out. This band manages to make this music sound genuine without falling into formula. You are never going to mistake this for Jimmys Smith or McGriff, as the writing is fresh. This is close in spirit, but not sound, to Larry Young: take jazz organ and don't reinvent it but give it a sound that is a different take on the organism. In sound, I am reminded, in allusion and not xerox, of early Kool and The Gang.
The hip beats are mixed back: you are never going to mistake this for a 1963 Blue Note attack. But El Micheal's are smart: they really integrate a modern vibe--superimposing this is what makes most of these types of albums sound vapid and poises them to fail.
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Hopefully, El Michels Affair comes out with another album like this because there is an incredible amount of Wu-Tang material.
This was worth every penny.
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Great record! I play it all of the time a must have for any Wu Tang fan.Published 14 months ago by Jeremy Hall
Great album by a great band, El Michels Affair!! What more can i say. I was surprised that the vinyl was a colored vinyl. Read morePublished on April 7, 2014 by tha37thchamber