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Media Type: CD
Title: PLANTATION LULLABIES
Street Release Date: 10/19/1993
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Top Customer Reviews
From track to track the lyricism, musicianship and artistry is just utterly incredible. What a great introduction from a talented artist. My standouts are Two Lonely Hearts (On The Subway), Picture Show, Soul On Ice, Sweet Love, Diggin' You, the intro, Call Me, Dred Loc, Shoot'n Up & Gett'n High (that song is raw a* funk), If That's Your Boyfriend, Untitled, Outside Your Door (lover's anthem). LOL, did I list every song? Yep.
The funk encapsulated on the disc just makes you want to bust a soul clap, I mean damn, it's funky. I wish I would've purchased this album sooner. I would've had so much fun with it back in those budding high school years. Please don't make the same mistake I did, BUY THIS ALBUM NOW. I will be purchasing Peace Beyond Passion soon, so expect a review.
*List of things to do*: Get Bitter -- CHECK, Get Plantation Lullabies -- CHECK, Get Peace Beyond Passion --WILL DO
Me'shell please release another album. I'm waiting feverishly with my credit card when you do.
been hearing 'Plantation Lullubies' for years.Yes I've been
exposed to Me'Shell Ndegeocello's 'Peace Beyond Passion' album
for years but THIS one only just came to my attention.This is
a vibrant patchwork quilt of black music in America,from jazzy
funk to homemade hip-hop-deeply rooted in classic 70's rhythms,
notably on the synth-drenched instrumental title song but also in the bouncy "I'm Diggin' You (Like An Old Soul Record)".Not
only that but Me'Shell comes down stupid HARD on her bass-
attacking each song with a deeply ferocious musicality!Most
of the lyrics focus on the deep-voiced singer/rapper's
favorite subjects-drugs,sexuality and racism and she rails at
the status of each on every brilliant,scathing rap and lyric.
Most of the album flows together in one highly
harmonious groove,without the songs segueing.She also flaunts
her complete creative control over the music-playing many of
the hip-hop and funk licks herself rather then using a computer
and mixing songs with a voice with a couple instrumental.The
emmerging of a brilliant new talent that I hope will one day
be recognized in it's proper context!
But make no mistake about it... this album is not for the status quo. Despite the great musicianship, and raw honesty only those with some sense of the experience of the artist will be able to appreciate either the lyrics or music without becoming unnerved.
Shootin up and Gettin High and Soul on Ice are the outstanding cuts in my estimation.
A definite purchase!
Both artists have beautiful singing voices and above average rap flows and both debut albums touch on their individual personal experiences - while Lauryn's detailed her ill-fated romance on more than a few tracks, Me'Shell's touched on social ills like racism, intra-racial strife & yes, love as well.
Although my favorite Me'Shell album is BITTER, this is a terrific debut that will keep listeners interest from the first to last track - I honestly can't pick one or two favorite tracks because they're all so good.
I hate to compare artists but for those who've never experienced Me'Shell, if you loved Lauryn Hill's debut, you will definitely enjoy PLANTATION LULLABIES.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Most certainly. I can't wait to see her this month Feb 19th. In Ardmore pa. Every song on the cd is the bombPublished 6 months ago by Lorena
We love this CD. I read about it at the Naim Forum and had to have it.Published 15 months ago by sc-sld
this cd is 20 yrs old & I like it better than any of her new stuff! she is a MONSTER bass player!!!Published 18 months ago by Frank Allgeyer
A Meshell Ndegeocello classic. You can listen this collection from start to finish, each track is a winner!Published 21 months ago by Valerie Keels
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