Author Topic: D'Angelo  (Read 479 times)

kalowski

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D'Angelo
« on: April 05, 2019, 08:15:51 PM »
Why have I got this far in life without hearing him? I've got Black Messiah on right now. Right in my ears.
This is fucking brilliant.

I assume I'll just get everything he's ever produced.

Re: D'Angelo
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2019, 08:34:49 PM »
Yeah he was fucking brilliant back in the day. Then he got fat and became a meme.
I would like to add Maxwell and Van Hunt to this thread.

All a bit too eccentric and happy for popular RnB/PBRnB in the last 20 years.

non capisco

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Re: D'Angelo
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2019, 09:32:14 PM »
I'm guessing he's not doing brilliantly these days as I was supposed to go and see him live last year, the gig was rescheduled twice and then dropped altogether. He had an impressive band lineup assembled but I'm not sure if any UK dates went ahead at all.

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Re: D'Angelo
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2019, 11:49:30 PM »
He badly fucked up black messiahs release tbh, 2 months earlier and it would have topped most year end lists that year.

Voodoo is where it's at though, great great stuff

Sin Agog

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Re: D'Angelo
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2019, 10:09:33 AM »
D'Angelo's great, but I wish his occasional backing singer, Bilal, had gotten more attention as well.  His albums Airtight's Revenge and A Love Surreal got so many plays by me back in the day.  They had a cohesion and wistful maturity the genre sometimes lacked.  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0apYId-zQQE

Sin Agog

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Re: D'Angelo
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2019, 03:07:23 PM »
OK, relistened to some D'Angelo and Bilal today for the first time in years, and it's painfully earnest.  I do, however, like the way so much Neo-Soul sounds like it was just a singer singing without a metronome or backing track, and they just added all the music afterwards.  Really distinguishes it from the tight bars of Ye Olde-Soul.

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Re: D'Angelo
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2019, 04:03:41 PM »
Black Messiah's one of my favourite albums of the last few years. It's incredible.

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Re: D'Angelo
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2019, 07:23:11 AM »
Yes, despite my girlfriends protestations that it's just "make out music", D'Angelo is fantastic. Cruisin' is a great tune.

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Re: D'Angelo
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2019, 11:42:34 AM »
I mostly remember him from that video where it looked like he had no kecks on and you could see those muscles on his sides that lead down to his crotch. Very defined.

Re: D'Angelo
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2019, 06:24:25 PM »
Black Messiah is phenomenal. I'm guessing it took ages to make, with painstaking attention to detail, yet it sounds fresh, improvised and loose. Retro-sounding in parts but completely contemporary. Should be absolutely massive.