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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Saadiq's Love Letter To Motown

Raphael Saadiq’s new album, The Way I See It, is a love letter to Motown circa 1964-1966, and it’s a delight. From the infectious “Sure Hope You Mean It,” to the gorgeous “Staying In Love,” this is music made by an artist that’s using the soul revival not to jump on a bandwagon, but as an access to make the music he really loves. There’s no new ground broken here, but who cares, when it’s done this well. Where the Dap-Kings retro-soul occasionally feels academic, The Way I See It simply shines, especially on further listens. Recommended.

Download Raphael Saadiq's The Way I See It at the Amazon MP3 store

Staying In Love - Raphael Saadiq

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