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Landing on a Hundred
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Slowing the tempo down is the spectacular groovy Jazzy "What Kind Of Cool (Will We Think Of Next)", and the swinging "Love Is More Than A Wedding Day" which both sound like leftovers from some Marvin Gaye session. "Don't Follow Me" is a trippy ballad with funereal shuffling beats, muted sax sounds and quivery effects, while the autobiographical "Everybody's Brother" finds him singing about turning his life around, from smoking crack and gambling, to teaching kids in Sunday school, "And I'm not turning back".
"Under The Spell Of The Handout" is rollicking Blues shifting tempo briefly to a Jazzy break. "Don't Wanna Go The Other Way" (with the lines "I'm trying to hold on, trying not to fall but I feel like I'm losing it, help me God") is an urgent Funky number. The breezy "Chips Down (In No Landfill)" and the Funky "Where Is All The Money Going" both take a look at life in hard times. Closing is "Scroll Call" which sounds like a tasty jumble of Blues, Jazz, and Afrobeat.
This is real soul.
It might catch fans off guard to hear Cody on properly recorded songs and with a band. The updated sound will grow on the listener fast though. Cody ChesnuTT's voice now sparkles like it never did before on a low-fi recording. Where the last album contained some rock influences, this one definitely has more of a soul feel to it. 10 years ago, one might encounter sporadic bouts of casual curses and humorous cockiness from Mr. ChesnuTT. Though he has grown out of this approach, his songwriting and vocals are still as genuine and potent as they've ever been. If anything, his talents and artistic intent are even more refined now.
On socially relevant songs like, "What Kind Of Cool?," and "Everybody's Brother," he reaches new heights in writing about the human condition. "Till I Met Thee" is the type of inspirational album opener that can only be the result of some intense soul searching. The blissful and romantic "Love Is More Than A Wedding Day" is a testament to how Cody's perspective of love has matured. The up-tempo "Where Is All The Money Going?" not only asks an important question in today's day and age, but the song is downright funky! It really showcases how the band adds to Cody's musical vision.
All in all, "Landing On A Hundred" is a triumphant modern soul record suitable for people of all ages. It showcases the growth and evolution of not only Cody ChesnuTT the musical genius, but also of Cody ChesnuTT the human being. It is most definitely worth the purchase.
We all grow up and venture down new paths in life. Cody Chesnutt has grown spiritually in his Christian faith and it is evident throughout the album. His music has a much more polished sound and includes live instruments and background singers to accompany his guitar playing.
The music is a refreshing break from the over-sexed music pumping the airwaves these days. This album gives us a man who sings with conviction and isn't afraid to be transparent with his struggles and growing pains (unlike many who feel the need to project a false sense of male bravado). Hence the album's title: Landing on a Hundred. In other words, being 100% honest and transparent.
I absolutely love this album because it resonates with me and where I am spiritually and personally. Here is a rundown of the songs, along with my descriptions:
1. Til I Met Thee: Cody speaks about his conversion experience where he exclaims, "I was a dead man/ I was asleep/ I was a stranger in a foreign land/ until I met Thee." Cody reveals that he was burdened down and wandering aimlessly. Then he felt God's healing hand all over him and he hasn't been the same.
2. I've Been Life: Great upbeat song where he gives a shout out to Africa and proclaims that, since his birth (not sure whether he's referring to his spiritual rebirth), he's been "the greatest attraction on earth."
3. That's Still Mama: This is an ode to "hard-headed" young men who disrespect their mother (ignoring the first commandment with a promise: Honor thy mother and father).Read more ›
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Absolutely one of my favorite albums. It's rich vocally, musically and spiritually. It comes from the soul and it's rawness inspires courage in the face of adversity. Read morePublished 13 months ago by CW Shopper
His songs reminds me of the 60's soul sounds. I am pleasantly pleased with this Album and will definitely hope to hear more of Mr. Chestnutt.Published 13 months ago by Charlie Simonds
This album is fabulous. It's classic and new in the same breath. Chesnutt is truly a wonderful musician who gives it his all. What a beautiful voice and passion.Published 22 months ago by Gabriela Fullon