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Vinyl, November 8, 2011
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no reviews on this Great CD???
i didn't even know Aloe Blacc put the solo album out.
i randomly went to Tower Records coz they were goign out of business
and everything was 50% off.
then i saw this record and i knew i had to pick it up without reading any reviews, i simply knew it will well worth my money and MORE.
Aloe Blacc is from Emanon with DJ Exile. their EP, 'The Waiting Room', is also a great album, but Shine Through tops their group effort.
Most of tracks are prduced by Aloe Blacc himself, but also OhNo and Madlib produced some tracks as well. Executive producer was Peatnut Butter Wolf. so you know, without a doubt, the quality is there.
i loved madlib produced: One inna. that song is just too beautiful.
the CD actually has 2 extra tracks that is not listed here. This CD is a pure pleasure from beginning to finish. please support this artist.
"Long Time Coming" sounds vaguely like something a somber, tingly version of the Miami Vice TV soundtrack.
"Bailar" is a beautifully sexy song that captures the desire to approach a beautiful woman at a dance club.
"Patria Mia" starts out with a Carribean feel, but the horns lend it a jazzy feel. I wish my Spanish was better. I think it was inspired by the island of Bocas del Toro.
"Want Me" makes me think of LL Cool J.
"One Inna" sounds exactly like Anthony Hamilton, which would be a bad thing if the whole album had the same sound, but in context, it just shows Blacc's diverse talent.
The 2nd to last song, an untitled track, sounds like an ode to Latin America. He mentions Panama, Cuba, Puerto Rico--pretty much every country there--and builds to a crescendo, declaring with enthusiasm, "Todo el mundo Latino, canto," and that's when a chorus of voices joins him, raising hairs on the back of your neck.
Albums like this, and ones by Angie Stone, Jamie Lidell, India.Arie, The Roots, Heather Headley, Remy Shand and my fav. Leela James are all the people who should be garnering the real attention in this form of music and expression. I'm sick of the commerically contrived likes of Kanye West and 50 Cent and their supposed "war" over sales. Whatever, I say.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This album will make you smile and remind you about the simple beauty of life and yourself. =) What a smooth soulful voice he has... very relaxing and cheerful @ the same time.Published on January 2, 2010 by Molly Mangan
This is just such a classic album. Aloe Blacc finds the right mix of electro-funk and classic hip-hop to make an album diverse in sound. Highly recommended from a hip-hop head.Published on November 22, 2008 by FRESHPOETIC
I do record reviews for the magazine every month, but I very rarely recommend records personally to friends. Shine Through is an exception. Read morePublished on January 25, 2008 by C. W. Hall