Brittany Howard - Jaime

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I kept waiting for this thread to pop up but it's been about two weeks so I guess it's worth making on my own.

I think this is as good (and somewhat in the same field) as Saadiq's new one: a wide-ranging by genre, virtuosic, cleverly scripted, exploration of identity. Spiced heavily with moments of ecstasy, agony, pride and indignation. Howard's voice is an amazing instrument and - with the possible exception of the "Unchained Melody by way of Prince" final track - there's not a weak link in the chain. I think it's likely to be one of my faves of the year.

Surely I'm not the only one enjoying this so much?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 4 October 2019 14:33 (four years ago) link

Feel like a lot of people on this borad would be into her; she covers a lot of critical and creative ground. She's also funny, joyous and 420 friendly!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 4 October 2019 14:36 (four years ago) link

I liked them live quite a bit but Alabama Shakes never completely landed for me like this album did.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 4 October 2019 14:38 (four years ago) link

it's a good album for sure. doesn't have the highs of sound & color imo, but it's really well-made and heartfelt. i mentally filed brittany/the shakes into a box after their first album, but she/they've really grown beyond the initial sound without losing that grounded and soulful element that makes them special.

flopsy bird (voodoo chili), Friday, 4 October 2019 14:44 (four years ago) link

It's a great album, I like it more than AS. And having the best drummer (Nate Smith) on the whole album is just a treat. He gets to Nate Smith it up on 13th Century Metal.

The Shawn Everett production/mix makes me think of it as related to the last Perfume Genius record, which was of course amazing.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 4 October 2019 15:01 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

How'd I sleep on this album?? Love it. Surprised it didn't get more traction here.

j.o.h.n. in evanston (john. a resident of chicago.), Saturday, 27 February 2021 17:09 (three years ago) link

It's a modern classic, it was on highest rotation in my household.

change display name (Jordan), Saturday, 27 February 2021 17:25 (three years ago) link

yeah, great record...and i didn't like the Shakes at all.

i like how *weird* it is in places

alpine static, Saturday, 27 February 2021 19:53 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

Loving the new tunes, especially the Nate Smith of it all, looking forward to the album.

Jordan s/t (Jordan), Friday, 12 January 2024 16:39 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

I missed that the album actually came out a month ago, didn't see a word about it anywhere. Is that because people aren't feeling it or just this modern world?

Jordan s/t (Jordan), Thursday, 7 March 2024 15:40 (four months ago) link

I think its just this modern world. It got plenty of good reviews and even a Best New Music from whatever is left of Pitchfork.

MarkoP, Thursday, 7 March 2024 15:46 (four months ago) link

Sound Opinions raved about it

jaymc, Thursday, 7 March 2024 15:49 (four months ago) link

i haven't spent enough time with it but it sounds pretty decent

ufo, Friday, 8 March 2024 09:18 (four months ago) link

I’ve never found the Shakes interesting at all but this new album of hers is great. Lots of Prince vibes, a little jazz, and the last track is giving late-era Radiohead.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Saturday, 9 March 2024 00:56 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

Oh hey this album sounds great!

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 22 April 2024 22:44 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

Totally slept on this new album which is weird cos I really liked 'Jaime'...wasn't blown away by the singles off it but it's better than the first album...really great production...this really blindsided me...was so underwhelmed by the Alabama Shakes...she's really great

X-Prince Protégé (sonnyboy), Wednesday, 3 July 2024 00:04 (one week ago) link

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