Thursday, August 23, 2007
I randomly got out my D'Angelo album 1995 Brown Sugar tonight.
Geez, I had forgotten how classic this album is. I'm not an neo-soul stan/guru by any means, but this album can't be denied. I'm throwing out my inferior John Legend album after re-listening to this D'Angelo masterpiece.
Is Brown Sugar the Illmatic of neo-soul? Discuss! My evidence:
1 both have 10 songs, with no filler, all good joints
2 both have timeless qualities. In 2007, they're both as good as they were back in 1995
3 both are arguably the GOAD (greatest of the 1990s decade) albums of their genres
4 both match great music/beats with great vocals
Check out track #5 Shit Damn MF. It's unique in that D'Angelo is so calm, smooth [||], & soulful despite being in livid-type enraging situation. "MF, woooo-hoooo".
It's a shame D'Angelo has had personal problems, including substance abuse. Hopefully D'Angelo will return to making albums. D'Angelo epically sons these current R&B dudes, including John Legend & the pedophile R Kelly.
Shout out to Fux, who originated the neo-soul stannery post genre, with his admiration [||] of Bilal.