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 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months ago) link