Meshell Ndegeocello Ventriloquism Originals Poll

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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.

Poll Results

Sade - "Smooth Operator" (1984) 5
Prince - "Sometimes It Snows In April" (1986) 4
George Clinton - "Atomic Dog" (1982) 4
Force MDs - "Tender Love" (1986) 4
Al B Sure! - "Nite and Day" (1988) 2
The System - "Don't Disturb This Groove" (1987) 1
Ralph Tresvant - "Sensitivity" (1990) 1
TLC - "Waterfalls" (1995) 1
Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam ft. Full Force) - "I Wonder If I Take You Home" (1985) 1
Janet Jackson - "Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)" (1987) 0
Tina Turner - "Private Dancer" (1984) 0

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

i've narrowed my options down to 6.

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

two weeks pass...

leaning towards Al B Sure! but Lisa Lisa and Force MDs are making a late push

808s & Deep States (voodoo chili), Thursday, 26 April 2018 20:33 (ten months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 30 April 2018 00:01 (ten months ago) Permalink

went with Lisa Lisa

808s & Deep States (voodoo chili), Monday, 30 April 2018 14:22 (ten months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 1 May 2018 00:01 (ten months ago) Permalink

Awww, I though "Sometimes it Snows..." would win.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 3 May 2018 15:45 (ten months ago) Permalink

Turned on NPR the other day and was like "what is this jam band version of Atomic Dog, damnit Chris Thile" and then felt bad upon realizing it was Meshell.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 3 May 2018 15:59 (ten months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Finally got this from the library. It's quite a feeling to be in love with a covers album from the first two songs, and then notice the next three are Sometimes It Snows In April, Waterfalls & Atomic Dog (!!)

geoffreyess, Tuesday, 17 July 2018 02:39 (eight months ago) Permalink

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