Do you hang with Maxwell?

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What's up with this guy? I never really hear about him outside of the "Women's Work" single, don't think he has a thread on ILM. But I know he's ambitious & has a few albums out on a major -- is he popular? What do you think of his music?

Mark (MarkR), Wednesday, 11 August 2004 01:30 (10 years ago) Permalink

I think he was one of those reluctant sex symbols who really wanted respect more than popularity and got a little pretentious but then D'Angelo did the same thing and people forgot about him. also, he did that cover of NIN's "Closer" on MTV Unplugged.

Al (sitcom), Wednesday, 11 August 2004 01:46 (10 years ago) Permalink

first album, Maxwell's 'Urban Hang Suite' was an, as you out it, ambitious project to (to me) revisit Marvin Gaye from 'Let's Get It On' uo through 'Here, My Dear'. R&B album suites that talked about love, relationships, etc,

first album yielded "sumthin sumthin" which is a great song but I really can't remmeber stuff since then outside of his "she's the bomb" reference to Kate Bush on his live version of 'Woman's World' (and I liked the first album)

Second album Embrya passed me by.

H (Heruy), Wednesday, 11 August 2004 01:48 (10 years ago) Permalink

Maxwell's "This Woman's Work": opinions?

scott seward (scott seward), Wednesday, 11 August 2004 01:56 (10 years ago) Permalink

Embrya is one of the most pretentious albums I own, but good to fuck to, to be blunt. All the song titles feature colons and subordinate clauses.

Sick Mouthy (Nick Southall), Wednesday, 11 August 2004 06:36 (10 years ago) Permalink

Of course the Bingo is down with Maxwell. Urban Hang Suite is one of the best "fuck" albums. Especially "Ascension (don't ever wonder)".

Velveteen Bingo (Chris V), Wednesday, 11 August 2004 09:49 (10 years ago) Permalink

urban hang suite - absolutely fckng brill-o.
he kind of 'did a lauren hill' and went from ace soul
to abject pretension from album 1 to 2. i haven't however
listened to 'embrya' all the way through it has to be said.

piscesboy, Wednesday, 11 August 2004 09:55 (10 years ago) Permalink

So he's popular with the fornicators.

Mark (MarkR), Wednesday, 11 August 2004 11:46 (10 years ago) Permalink

There's a surprise.

Sick Mouthy (Nick Southall), Wednesday, 11 August 2004 11:53 (10 years ago) Permalink

Saw him driving along Brixton Road in a banana-yellow Ferrari back in '97. I think that year was his pinnacle.

Thea (Thea), Wednesday, 11 August 2004 19:09 (10 years ago) Permalink

I fucking LOVE Embrya. You should own it.

adam. (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 11 August 2004 20:35 (10 years ago) Permalink

I enjoy both those covers but I find him a little tame overall, tries a little too hard. "nice guy."

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Wednesday, 11 August 2004 20:49 (10 years ago) Permalink

I rediscovered "Urban Hang Suite" last night while attempting to make a baby. Too bad I only made it through song 1.

Velveteen Bingo (Chris V), Thursday, 12 August 2004 09:48 (10 years ago) Permalink

That's an intro, Chris.

Jimmybommy JimmyK'KANG (Nick Southall), Thursday, 12 August 2004 10:33 (10 years ago) Permalink

yup a 2:42 one at that.

Velveteen Bingo (Chris V), Thursday, 12 August 2004 10:39 (10 years ago) Permalink

7 years pass...

Embrya is still so great.

love, light, and walkabout-thinking (admrl), Saturday, 3 March 2012 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

rly tho

marissa explains it all (The Reverend), Saturday, 3 March 2012 21:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Saw him driving along Brixton Road in a banana-yellow Ferrari back in '97. I think that year was his pinnacle.

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flopson, Sunday, 4 March 2012 05:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

WHERE are the second and third parts of the blacksummer'snight trilogy >:(

lex pretend, Sunday, 4 March 2012 08:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

7 months pass...

I'm hanging with Maxwell, in his urban hang suite.

Popture, Thursday, 4 October 2012 10:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Saw him driving along Brixton Road in a banana-yellow Ferrari back in '97. I think that year was his pinnacle.

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r|t|c, Thursday, 4 October 2012 10:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Inaugural Ball:

Monday, January 21st, 2013 Doors open at 6:00pm
Where: The Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Road N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
Attire: Black Tie

Early Purchase General Admission (available only for a limited time)
Entertainment by Maxwell, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, and Musiq Soulchild.
Heavy Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar!
$300.00

curmudgeon, Thursday, 20 December 2012 06:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

A little out of my price range but seeing those acts in a ballroom would be nice

curmudgeon, Thursday, 20 December 2012 16:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

cash bar??

an eagle named "small government" (call all destroyer), Thursday, 20 December 2012 16:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

seeing maxwell in a theatre was a good setting

Rolling "2 chainz" draadje (The Reverend), Thursday, 20 December 2012 20:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

x-post--You'd think $300 would include at least one free drink

curmudgeon, Thursday, 20 December 2012 23:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

it's D.C. man. i get genuinely disturbed walking around that city contemplating how much expensive and/or well-financed everything is.

2 Celloz (some dude), Friday, 21 December 2012 00:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

much

2 Celloz (some dude), Friday, 21 December 2012 00:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

It's a DC inaugural event at that. I bought a ticket for one outside the event years ago (featuring old soul acts) and then wrote a review of it for Dave Marsh's rap & roll zine. It was cheaper than this (an exception to the rule)

curmudgeon, Friday, 21 December 2012 05:18 (1 year ago) Permalink


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