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Old 12-16-2014, 01:05 PM   #1
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I figured it might be nice to have a thread, in honor of such an auspicious occasion as yet another of the "never coming out" albums finally being released. Since Detox doesn't even exist anymore, it's really just falling on your shoulders now, Peter Gabriel.

Stream Black Messiah here, now.
(*That's a link to an article containing a Spotify playlist, just so you know)
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Old 12-16-2014, 02:08 PM   #2
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And now that I've actually heard Black Messiah, I'll go ahead and be the one to say that it's my favorite of his albums, since I'm so familiar with his other albums and totally didn't just hear them for the first time yesterday.

This album reminds me, more than anything else, of Prince's funkier jams. An entire album that just flows straight through with some great beats, strong emotion, though maybe a little weak on vocals, if that's the kind of thing you're into.

This 24 hour journey into D'Angelo's catalogue has been awesome, for me. Glad this happened. Look forward to re-listens to all in the future.

Favorite track:

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Old 12-16-2014, 04:40 PM   #3
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2014 was already good on the comeback front, but this album takes the cake.

I think I'll listen to Black Messiah again right now.
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Old 12-16-2014, 05:31 PM   #4
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I don't think I need to tell anyone to listen to this, it's an event, but right now this is at a 96 metascore:

Reviews for Black Messiah by D'Angelo - Metacritic

And is set to debut as the #1 album of the year on rateyourmusic by far:

https://rateyourmusic.com/release/al...black_messiah/
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I know you're not supposed to curse on the internet, but god damn this album is f$%king good!
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Good article about the album's gestation and release:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/17/ar...er=rss&emc=rss
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Oh dang, it was recorded all analog. The vinyl will sound nice.
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The stretch in the middle of this is excellent; I wasn't paying attention to song titles, but it starts with the Flamenco-tinged track.
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Oh dang, it was recorded all analog. The vinyl will sound nice.
Hopefully the 24/96 FLAC will sound nice as well. I'm downloading it right now.
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This might be the worst article title of the year:

D’Angelo’s Black Messiah Is #1 In Our Hearts, But Not On The Charts--What Gives? | The Pitch | Pitchfork

It reads like the title of a shitty editorial from a high school newspaper.

Also, Another Life might be song of the year for me. It's perfection.
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I once coined a term, "The AC/DC Rule,"


Oh, shut the fuck up.
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Old 12-22-2014, 09:42 AM   #12
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Oh, shut the fuck up.
Yes, and he fails to mention that Chinese Democracy is horrible. No idea about the Garth Brooks album.
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This might be the worst article title of the year:

D’Angelo’s Black Messiah Is #1 In Our Hearts, But Not On The Charts--What Gives? | The Pitch | Pitchfork

It reads like the title of a shitty editorial from a high school newspaper.

Also, Another Life might be song of the year for me. It's perfection.
I do judge articles by their cover (titles) and that is one I just won't be reading.
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Listening to this this morning and quite enjoying it, and then got to the intro of Til it's Gone and now I've played SpottieOttieDopalicious five times in a row.
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Very enjoyable album, although it's a lot slower, jammy and more chill than I was expecting and hoping.

The Charade is definitely my favourite song, so good.
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