Meshell Ndegeocello Ventriloquism Originals Poll

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Poll Closing Date: Tuesday, 1 May 2018 00:00 (in 5 days)

Ventriloquism is the 12th studio album from Meshell Ndegeocello, released on March 16, 2018. The album covers eleven R&B and pop tracks originally recorded in the 1980s and 1990s.

Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam ft. Full Force) - "I Wonder If I Take You Home" (1985)
Al B Sure! - "Nite and Day" (1988)
Prince - "Sometimes It Snows In April" (1986)
TLC - "Waterfalls" (1995)
George Clinton - "Atomic Dog" (1982)
Ralph Tresvant - "Sensitivity" (1990)
Janet Jackson - "Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)" (1987)
Force MDs - "Tender Love" (1986)
The System - "Don't Disturb This Groove" (1987)
Tina Turner - "Private Dancer" (1984)
Sade - "Smooth Operator" (1984)


stormzy daniels (voodoo chili), Thursday, 12 April 2018 14:19 (one week ago) Permalink

was emotionally destroyed by Meshell's version of "Sometimes It Snows in April" while walking to work this morning and decided that the only prescription was a poll of these classics.

stormzy daniels (voodoo chili), Thursday, 12 April 2018 14:20 (one week ago) Permalink

wonderful poll idea except that it is impossible for me to choose between "tender love" and "don't disturb this groove"

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Thursday, 12 April 2018 14:27 (one week ago) Permalink

the fact that all these songs are such undeniable classics makes the Meshell album even more impressive, honestly

stormzy daniels (voodoo chili), Thursday, 12 April 2018 14:40 (one week ago) Permalink

i've narrowed my options down to 6.

stormzy daniels (voodoo chili), Thursday, 12 April 2018 14:40 (one week ago) Permalink

Tender Love, didn't realise how much I needed a folk+rocksteady version of it until I had one.

Loved every single one of these apart from Funny How Time Flies. Replaces the wistful buoyancy of the original with a turgid dirge, to no benefit imo.

Probably pretty immersive in the right mood with good enough speakers/booze but hasn't grown on me as of yet.

tsrobodo, Thursday, 12 April 2018 14:42 (one week ago) Permalink

i'll prob go for "tender love" bc the spareness of its arrangement stands out even among other jam/lewis productions

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Thursday, 12 April 2018 14:43 (one week ago) Permalink

Smooth Operator but these are all jams. Weirdly, I didnt care much for the Meshell album.

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Thursday, 12 April 2018 19:59 (one week ago) Permalink


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