Articles tagged soul

Otis Redding: The Complete Stax/Volt Singles Collection

This sprawling new box featuring every A- and B-side Redding produced is a must for any fan of soul music and a reminder that the singer was truly one of the greatest treasures American popular music has ever produced.

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Randall Bramblett: The Bright Spots

The Bright Spots may not break new ground, but it's much more than a mere throwback. It's too confident, too accomplished, and quite simply too good to be dismissed or denied.

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Royal Canoe: Today We’re Believers

Today We’re Believers definitely employs the kind of sound that the term “hybrid” was invented to describe, especially in its excellent mid-section.

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1 May 2013 // 11:05 PM

Alice Russell: To Dust

Fifth solo album from authentic soul diva Alice Russell deserves to see her claim her rightful place in the vanguard of the current female singer-songwriter explosion.

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Charles Bradley: Victim of Love

Throughout Victim of Love, Bradley exhibits vocals rich in soul, grit, and emotion.

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27 Jan 2013 // 9:31 AM

Solid Steel Radio Show 25/1/2013 Part 1 + 2 - Coldcut (MP3)

British electronic duo Coldcut head up this week's edition of the Solid Steel Radio Show, which Ninja Tune presents on their Soundcloud.

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22 Jan 2013 // 2:00 AM

Kylie Auldist: Still Life

Hearkening back to the days of classic soul, Still Life is an updated retro-soul affair that serves as a solid testament to R&B singer Auldist's artistry.

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19 Aug 2012 // 11:03 PM

Belleruche: Rollerchain

An initially intriguing affair that ultimately succeeds more as a novelty.

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Wendy Rene: After Laughter Comes Tears

After Laughter Comes Tears presents a full and satisfying picture of a figure that has only been visible in glimpses and shadows.

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Beta Hector: Sunbeam Insulin

Beta Hector is successful on Sunbeam Insulin in marrying diverse and seemingly contrarian styles of music together into an almost seamless blend of electronic pop.

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Lake Street Dive: Live at the Lizard Lounge

Live at the Lizard Lounge, which was recorded earlier this year at a Boston-area hometown show, has an amazing soundtrack but a rather underwhelming video to accompany it.

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11 Oct 2011 // 10:00 PM

Trombone Shorty: For True

If Lenny Kravitz came out of the New Orleans brass band scene ...

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11 Oct 2011 // 9:59 PM

Jim Keller: Soul Candy

If you like Americana, Soul Candy is a sweet and agreeable slice of sugar-coated confectionary that won’t make your teeth ache.

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12 Sep 2011 // 10:00 PM

Big Harp: White Hat

While White Hat isn’t the most markedly original collection of character sketches that you might have heard, it is an album for the back porch with a beer in hand as the wind gently slams against the screen door.

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Syl Johnson: 24 June 2011 - Brooklyn

Seventy-four years young, Syl Johnson is as dynamic a performer as ever.

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26 Jun 2011 // 10:00 PM

Warren Haynes: Man in Motion

The legendary guitarist explores his more soulful side.

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About Group: Start and Complete

Comprised of past or present members of – or contributors to – Hot Chip, This Heat and Spiritualized, About Group craft a sophomore release that’s somewhat improvisational in nature to surprisingly listenable results.

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Empress Hotel: Empress Hotel EP

This is an inconsistent but fairly engaging EP, one that shows a band trying out a bunch of different things.

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Joan As Police Woman: The Deep Field

Joan Wasser's third album with her Joan As Police Woman proves a dense listen, but one that rewards patience and attention with gems of blues and soul for the new decade.

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Various Artists: Dr. Boogie Presents Wasa Wasa: Fabulous Rhythm ‘n’ Blues Shakers, 1952-1968

While it might not be the best place to start your foray into classic R&B, Wasa Wasa is still a respectable collection, not to mention fun as hell.

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