Erykah Badu: C /D, S&D

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I've been listening to her second studio album "Mama's Gun" a whole lot...she's such a classy singer, and the songs and live musicians are great. I don't have her first, though I like the little I've heard. So what's the consensus?

Jordan, Tuesday, 17 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Her early singles were teriffic. I find her work to be hit-or-miss. "Southern Girl" with Rhazel skirts that territory between condescending and self-mockery. Humble Mumble by Oukast, feat. her, is much the better for her vocal work.

Sterling Clover, Tuesday, 17 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I was listening to an album of hers (don't know which, not Bag Lady or whatever though I think) at a friend's once, and was totally turned off by the beats. Not their rhythms, but the SUPER PRECISE ULTRALOUD FAUX WOODBLOCK. Does all her music have that? Cuz it fucking pissed me off.

Josh, Tuesday, 17 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

classic! none of that rap n bullshit, watered down, destinys child crap that all you brits are into. erykah is the real deal.

chaki, Tuesday, 17 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

For that description alone, my appreciation for Destiny's Child just skyrocketed. And I'm not British either, so ha. ;-)

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 17 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Erykah is so watered down that half her songs are on the verge of evaporation. Not that I mind. The whole nu-soul demographic grab, on the other hand, I find fairly odious and reactionary.

Sterling Clover, Tuesday, 17 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Oh shut up, Chaki. You're Tom Cox with swearwords.

What I've heard by her I'm indifferent to. Indifferent, note: not excited, but not repulsed as I am by Macy Gray and her acolytes. I can't help thinking that Badu was the (unwitting?) catalyst for the whole odious u-soul thing in that she appeared before any of its perpetrators (and before Lauryn Hill had gone solo) and her influence seems to have run through those who have followed.

So: Erykah Badu - not dud / subsequent nu-soul - ultimate dud.

Robin Carmody, Tuesday, 17 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

all you jerks need to do is have one listen to 'mamas gun.' track one alone is better than anything in the world.

chaki, Wednesday, 18 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Tom Cox ?

Patrick, Wednesday, 18 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Semi-dud innit? Early singles pretty good, than the album by some strange international law featured in every single cafe/bar/pub in the world. So it all became meaningless. Now she's just that really good singer with boring tunes and crap headgear.

Omar, Wednesday, 18 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I have to say she's classic. I was totally down on _Mama's Gun_ until hearing it through a friend's car stereo 8 weeks ago. It transformed into the most affecting thing in the world. She would benefit from working with some different producers, but she's got the goods for real.

Macy Gray needs to go far, far away. Jill Scott rocks the house like nobody's business.

Dan Perry, Wednesday, 18 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Track one of Mama's Gun is *not* better than a combination of champignon cheese, light crackers, a tart apple and Moet et Chandon chilled correctly. Ergo Chaki is wrong -- but then again most everything couldn't match that level either.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 18 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Classic. I bought her first album and dragged a friend to see her sing at Tramps in NY, had to be about 3 years ago. Mama's Gun I didn't buy right away and put off listening to for a while, don't know why. I think it's uneven but I really love Booty and Cleva.

Lesley Higgins, Wednesday, 18 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Ick! Pretentious, self-righteous dud!

alex in nyc, Thursday, 19 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Fuck Jill Scott. She's the smiling, fat black lady that sings about love and non threatening things. She's exactly the same bullshit kind of black artist the white american music honchos want you to listen to. Thats why she's embraced by the industry. Its called 'The Mammy Syndrome' and its exactly what Miles hated about Satchmo. Erykah is strong, funky and has an actually message within her lyrics which is why you'll never see 'Bag Lady' on mtv in the states.

chaki, Saturday, 21 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

!!!!!

i was just expressing to josh how much i like jill scott better than erykah. i need to think about this for a while.

ethan, Saturday, 21 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

of course i should probably let someone else mention that the only person who mentioned jilly from philly was dan, which sort of puts down your little theory.

ethan, Saturday, 21 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Riiight. There's an actual conspiracy to keep people from hearing songs with actual messages. Because record bosses like inflicting crap music on the listening public. And that's why Badu is a bestselling critic's darling. Riiiight. The establishment is quaking in its boots over this.

Sterling Clover, Sunday, 22 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

yeah, for real, like jill scott is this huge- selling megastar and badu is some starving artist or something. i'd say their popularity levels are pretty equal. anyway i sawerykah's last video on mtv, it was also an mtv news segment when the album came out.

ethan, Sunday, 22 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

you guys are in fucking denial.

chaki, Sunday, 22 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Erykah and Nu-Soul:

"On and On" was great. Subsequently releases have been progressively mediocre (funny how D'Angelo and Erykah have both nosedived considerably as the genre they helped create has risen in profile). Jill Scott is much better, 'cos she has actual tunes, delightful voice and relatively nice production. Angie Stone should be a house diva, not an R&B diva. Musiq Soulchild is forgettable. India.Arie = too far pleased with herself.

Tim, Sunday, 22 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Its called 'The Mammy Syndrome' and its exactly what Miles hated about Satchmo

If Miles actually said that about Louis Armstrong, he's an even bigger idiot than I thought he was, and you're an even bigger idiot than him for going along with that nonsense.

BTW, unlike TimF I think that Erykah Badu and D'Angelo have improved a lot since their debuts.

Patrick, Sunday, 22 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"It's called 'The Mammy Syndrome' and its exactly what Miles hated about Satchmo."

Ooh, two top lies in one small sentence. a. Miles hated Satchmo = rubbish, because he workshipped him and never stopped saying so. b. Satchmo as Uncle Tom = typical latecome look-at-me advertorial by young soon-to-be-sellouts manipulatively presenting THEIR industry-friendliness as some species of Radical Cultural Politics. Armstrong = most revolutionary American artist of 20th century in all art-forms (by some way).

Destiny's Child = second. (OK, I'm joking. Fourth.)

mark s, Sunday, 22 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Eh. In his autobiography Miles does say he hated that about Armstrong, despite loving the guy's music/the guy.

But this bullshit about you-chumps-are-in-denial-blah-blah is still bullshit.

Josh, Sunday, 22 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

(His "auto"biography which is unfortunately a glaringly obvious example of me-here-now get-with-whitey-by-being-badaass... unfortunate because a full-on truth-telling non-games-playing miles, tho self-evidently more vulnerable to all sorts of whatever, would have delivered a much more important book...)

mark s, Sunday, 22 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Miles an ee-diot, oh Eggshell-wearer? That's not what I heard. Autobiography = fine, just could've used a bit more 73-75 in there.

Omar, Sunday, 22 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Pinning black artists with duty to "represent" for the entire race = dud.

Sterling Clover, Sunday, 22 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

although i've sadly been guilty of it in the past, accusing cheerful and nonthreatening black artists of being uncle toms = also dud, and subtle promotion of racial segregation.

ethan, Sunday, 22 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah Mark, that autobiography.

Josh, Sunday, 22 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

>Pinning black artists with duty to "represent" for the entire race = >dud.

I agree! The music industry does it all time! To say they don't and i'm crazy for thinking so is seriously pathetic. When Ms. Badu first came out she was critically acclaimed and recieved lots of airplay. As she progressed as an artist her views and music became more radical. The american press and radio pretty much pushed her aside. The record company didn't publisize her last record in the states at all. Now that her head is shaved and she's talking hardcore black power, she is a complete nobosy as far as the buisness is concerned. Fortunatly she can still pack an arena so she can still make hers. Bling Bling. Oh and Miles did say that about Satchmo.

chaki, Sunday, 22 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Omar - As a musician/performer, Miles = genius. As a person, he appeared to have some, shall we say, attitude problems, the anti-Armstrong quote being a prime example of the bullshit he was capable of.

Patrick, Sunday, 22 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Thats not true.. Mention Louie's name around any average human being and the image of a laughing fat black man will appear in their head. Its the only way the public would accept him.

chaki, Monday, 23 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Go away and ACTUALLY FIND SOMETHING OUT ABOUT ARMSTRONG, his life and his achievement, then come back to discuss this, Chaki. You have no real right to cop attitude abt the igorance and/or racism of the industry or the public as long as YOU make no more effort than you're saying THEY do. Miles probably did say what you said he did about Armstrong in his book: which is a rubbishy and a dishonest book (by a great player).

mark s, Monday, 23 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Chaki, I appreciate that you've got some strongly-held beliefs, but I would really like to give you a FEROCIOUS BITCHSLAP for implying that the fact that I like Jill Scott makes me a white racist. I'd also like to point out that I said I liked BOTH Jill Scott AND Erykah Badu, NOT that Jill Scott was BETTER than Erykah Badu.

Using me to go off on a misdirected rant = DUD.

Dan Perry, Monday, 23 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Once again, self-righteous, sanctimonious dud,...as is India.Arie. Yawn. Next?

alex in nyc, Monday, 23 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

sorry dan. didnt mean it as a personal jab.

chaki, Monday, 23 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

No sweat.

Dan Perry, Monday, 23 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

baduizm - classic. mama's - nowhere near as great, but good.

saw her on wednesday at manchester apollo -she asked the crowd "y'all wanna throw y' hands in the air and scream y' own name?" and then everybody (everybody!) did just that.

you didn't get that on radiohead's tent tour i'll tells y' that.

piscesboy, Tuesday, 24 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
Radiohead sucks. Period. There is no 'revolutionary art' in either OK Computer or Kid A. It is trash. It really is. I'm tired of all those damn psuedo-intelegencia music fans that think they know the shit, and think Radiohead is at the height of Avant-Garde. Dumb asses.
--T

T. Watts, Tuesday, 3 December 2002 08:28 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
I don't know how to follow that last post up, but I'll try.

"Love of My Life" has the honour of being the first track that I regret not hearing in time for a best of 2002 list. It's not the first hip-hop nostalgia song, but it's the first one I've heard that really gives a feeling of what it's like to grow up with hip-hop ("I met him when I was a lttle girl...") And then Common genderfucks the personification, and even gives the gangstas their due (aside: is Electric Circus any good?) If the track lacks harsh words to say about its subject, that's not the purpose of odes.

Nice orchestral/kitchen appliance/something sound FX too. Anyone know who produced this - Erykah, or someone else?

B.Rad (Brad), Thursday, 9 January 2003 11:42 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The more i read this post. the more i think that " Pretentious, odious and reactionary and self righteous" have become the new racial code words for african american artists who dont fit in any neat racial boxes.

I dont know where to start, this is crass racial paternalism at it's most disgusting.

robert lashley (brotherman), Thursday, 9 January 2003 23:56 (fourteen years ago) Permalink


"I dont know where to start, this is crass racial paternalism at it's most disgusting."


.....or perhaps it's simply a difference of opinion.

Motel Hell (vassifer), Friday, 10 January 2003 01:39 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Badu is great on a sound level (the voice, often matched to complementary, if not always perfect, sounds), at least interesting (if not intriguing) on a writing level, and pretty good on a persona level (she's nice and thoughtful). Baduizm seems like her 'testament' album. I like the live one a good but, maybe because the extra space in her music gets filled by some good jazzy stuff from her band (tho it's a little too smooth in sound/style), and I love the part when she raps. Mama's Gun probably has the most substance. Humble Mumble is one of my favorite Stankonia tracks, tho that's not just about her obviously. But I feel like there's always something missing just a little bit in all of her stuff. Part of her appeal is her ability to float on top of her music, but sometimes she drifts away.

gabbneb, Friday, 10 January 2003 08:26 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

one of the best artists of the last ten years.

titchyschneiderMk2, Sunday, 18 November 2007 15:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Finally:

Erykah Badu revealed the new title of her fourth album, "Nu AmErykah," to a small room of fans in New York's Electric Lady studios last Thursday (Dec. 6). The set is due Feb. 26 via Universal Motown.

In reference to the prior provisional title, "Kabbah," Badu says that that name was never final and that she prefers to wait and title her albums once they're finished.

"I named this album 'Nu AmErykah' because I'm dealing with whatever is to come instead of what was," said Badu, decked out in jeans, a red kimono and her trademark afro. "In taking on a project like this, I'm taking the responsibility to talk for my race and my planet. I'm sure the record company will make their money and they've given me the blessing of time."

Badu's last EP, "Worldwide Underground," arrived in 2003 without much fanfare, but it still sold 609,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "I didn't feel like doing the whole promotional circuit for that record," she admitted. "I'd just had a baby."

Making up for lost time, "Nu AmErykah" includes 18 songs that will be spread over two separately sold discs. The first single, "Honey," was produced by 9th Wonder and the '70s soul-tinged "Soldier 7" may be the follow-up track.

"We've waited almost 10 years for this album to come," said Universal executive vice president and Motown president Sylvia Rhone. "She inspires, sets trends and does music that no one's done before. Male, female, black white can listen to her and come away with something."

Here is the track list for "Nu AmErykah":

"American Promise"
"The Healer"
"Me"
"My People"
"Speech"
"Soldier 7"
"The Cell"
"Twinkle"
"Love Me"
"Honey"
"Emotions"
"Don't Be Long"
"YPOM"
"Hot Slow Jam"
"Jump Up in the Air"
"Loretta Brown"
"Dirty Dirty"
"The Healer Outro"

The Brainwasher, Monday, 10 December 2007 18:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

release date?

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 18:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

Feb. 26th

The Brainwasher, Monday, 10 December 2007 18:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

awes

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 10 December 2007 19:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

i love her.

titchyschneiderMk2, Monday, 10 December 2007 20:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

...and I still haven't fucking heard Mama's Gun. WTF?

The Reverend, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 04:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

erykah could release nothing but these kinds of things for the rest of her life and still be the goat
i have no interest in listening to this a second time though

een, Tuesday, 12 January 2016 16:38 (one year ago) Permalink

Erykah Badoulah

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 12 January 2016 16:42 (one year ago) Permalink

idk, i welcome this phase, that you could term the mixtape/beat tape phase, and yes i am including nu amerykah in that, but i do hope it doesnt last too much longer. id like to hear her get back to writing 'straighter' songs again. if she can tear herself away from her phone that is. in some ways id prefer if she just became a luddite.

StillAdvance, Wednesday, 13 January 2016 10:56 (one year ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

My favorite twenty, and I could swap half of it for another gathering of awesome.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 29 December 2016 03:19 (ten months ago) Permalink

That's an awesome list. "The Cell" is such a good intro choice. Dre's remix of Bag Lady is all time FWIW.

Everything Moves Towards The Sun (Ross), Thursday, 29 December 2016 05:23 (ten months ago) Permalink

I feel the gauntlet laid down.

ILXorcist 2: The Heretic (Eric H.), Thursday, 29 December 2016 05:40 (ten months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08g47rk

thought this was pretty shambolic and solipsistic (how much do i need to care about how this affected gemma cairney? or at least, i can care, but not when its the bulk of her insight on the album, and despite the numerous times she talks about how influential the album and erykah are, we never hear from these artists she influenced, or learn much of the context around the album at the time), like something that should be on 1xtra (ie for a younger audience) than the old indie dads listening to 6music.

baduizm is def not her best album btw.

StillAdvance, Sunday, 12 February 2017 14:17 (nine months ago) Permalink

Definitely not. New Amerykah Part One is the clear winner. I prefer Mama's Gun and New Amerykah Part Two as well.

kitchen person, Sunday, 12 February 2017 16:23 (nine months ago) Permalink

Mamas Gun/New Amerykah Part One (4th World War), Worldwide Underground, Baduizm, New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh).

i need to spend time with her more recent stuff.

StillAdvance, Sunday, 12 February 2017 16:55 (nine months ago) Permalink

NuAm Pt. 1
Mama's Gun
NuAm Pt. 2
Baduizm
Worldwide Underground
But You Cain't Use My Phone

She really needs to make more albums.

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Sunday, 12 February 2017 20:05 (nine months ago) Permalink

Eric and I have finally something in common besides lenses and artichokes.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 February 2017 20:08 (nine months ago) Permalink

A milkshake?

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Sunday, 12 February 2017 20:12 (nine months ago) Permalink

A salted peanut.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 February 2017 20:14 (nine months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

world tour = no Bay Area dates FUCK THIS SHIT

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 3 May 2017 16:50 (six months ago) Permalink

six months pass...

So, for whatever reason, I never checked out But You Caint Use My Phone. Listening first time now, and wow, it's pretty great.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Friday, 10 November 2017 18:33 (one week ago) Permalink

are any of her albums as good as the first? I love the first one but I've never given the rest enough time

akm, Friday, 10 November 2017 18:34 (one week ago) Permalink

Well then I know what you damn well need to do with your weekend, friend.

And the answer is a resounding yes. As good and even better. She's amazing.

Fresh Toast (Old Lunch), Friday, 10 November 2017 18:37 (one week ago) Permalink

Yup, there's not a bum album in the whole lineup. (I might not be the control group on this question tho.)

Anne of the Thousand Gays (Eric H.), Friday, 10 November 2017 18:57 (one week ago) Permalink

Mama's Gun is fantastic. It's probably on my shortlist of all time favorites, honestly.

The only one I'd say is an outright misfire would be Worldwide Underground. But I haven't listened to it in a decade, so my mind could be changed on the matter.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Friday, 10 November 2017 19:07 (one week ago) Permalink

It's not a misfire, but it's her most ephemeral (i.e. I look at song titles and don't remember how they go).

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 10 November 2017 19:08 (one week ago) Permalink

I still love WU and looking at the titles brings back instant hooks (esp. Back in the Day, The Grind, Danger, and especially the jam that is Love of My Life Worldwide).

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 10 November 2017 19:11 (one week ago) Permalink

are any of her albums as good as the first? I love the first one but I've never given the rest enough time

This is legit one of the most baffling ILM questions I've ever read. I don't mean to yell but YES THEY ARE, LISTEN TO THEM

the Hannah Montana of the Korean War (DJP), Friday, 10 November 2017 19:12 (one week ago) Permalink

Her debut is still only her third or fourth best.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 10 November 2017 19:12 (one week ago) Permalink

Weather Underground meanders, but it's worth it for "Back in the Day" and "I Want You" alone.

Anne of the Thousand Gays (Eric H.), Friday, 10 November 2017 19:15 (one week ago) Permalink

oops

Anne of the Thousand Gays (Eric H.), Friday, 10 November 2017 19:15 (one week ago) Permalink

lol

Yeah, I'd wager the general consensus is that Worlwide Underground is the least essential but it's still pretty damn good.

Fresh Toast (Old Lunch), Friday, 10 November 2017 19:21 (one week ago) Permalink

When I heard Wings' "Arrow Through Me" a decade ago, a friend and I wondered who the first R&B or hip-hop act would sample its magical hook.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 10 November 2017 19:23 (one week ago) Permalink

uh, it came out garbled, but you know what I mean

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 10 November 2017 19:23 (one week ago) Permalink

I still haven't warmed to the mixtape tbh, but I know someday it'll click like the rest.

Anne of the Thousand Gays (Eric H.), Friday, 10 November 2017 19:25 (one week ago) Permalink

Mama's Gun is fantastic ... The only one I'd say is an outright misfire would be Worldwide Underground.

^^this

new noise, Friday, 10 November 2017 19:34 (one week ago) Permalink

Worldwide underground is a lot of fun.

Top 3 imo

NA PT 2 - mamas gun - NA 1

Week of Wonders (Ross), Friday, 10 November 2017 21:00 (one week ago) Permalink

i LOOOOVE the Caint Use My Phone mixtape!

kurt schwitterz, Friday, 10 November 2017 21:18 (one week ago) Permalink

All her albums are brilliant. Even WU has I Want You, which is sublime

"Taste's very strange!" (stevie), Saturday, 11 November 2017 16:27 (one week ago) Permalink

i've been listening to NA 1 and 2 nonstop recently. "Gone Baby, Don't Be Long" hasn't been mentioned in 6 years ott, somehow. it is one of the best songs OF ALL TIME

Karl Malone, Saturday, 11 November 2017 18:49 (one week ago) Permalink

i really liked But You Can't Use My Phone a lot, i should listen to it more. great rainy night album.

brimstead, Sunday, 12 November 2017 00:25 (six days ago) Permalink

there've been surprisingly few Erykah polls it seems.

piscesx, Sunday, 12 November 2017 01:33 (six days ago) Permalink

My top 3: amerykah pt. 2, amerykah pt. 1, worldwide underground

Probably the #1 artist in the world who needs to make more music

een, Sunday, 12 November 2017 02:17 (six days ago) Permalink

Amerykah Part 1 is probably the best album of the 2000s that isn't Voodoo imo.

monotony, Sunday, 12 November 2017 03:43 (six days ago) Permalink

Worldwide Underground is her party album, which means that from some angles and in certain contexts it’s actually her best album.

Tim F, Sunday, 12 November 2017 04:15 (six days ago) Permalink

love of my life IS a party jam

Week of Wonders (Ross), Sunday, 12 November 2017 04:22 (six days ago) Permalink

erykah hasn't released a bad album or even one that's less than great iirc

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Monday, 13 November 2017 03:53 (five days ago) Permalink

but you can't use my phone is great

k3vin k., Monday, 13 November 2017 04:14 (five days ago) Permalink

It probably shouldn't (because its sentiments have never not applied really) but 'Twinkle' does feel tangibly more prescient nine years later.

nashwan, Monday, 13 November 2017 12:46 (five days ago) Permalink

Worldwide Underground is a bit of a step down from the rest of her discog, but everything else is straight-up classic, particularly the New Amerykahs.

Cain't Use My Phone was awesome, if a little slight, with more obvious filler than any of her proper albums. But the great stuff was totally amazing.

bodak horseman (voodoo chili), Monday, 13 November 2017 14:23 (five days ago) Permalink

I've always thought D'Angelo was a bit overrated (still great!) and Badu consistently underrated. Particularly, yes, the two New Amerykahs. People lose their shit over Voodoo, but these albums are just as ambitious and successful. And Mama's Gun, for that matter.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 13 November 2017 14:30 (five days ago) Permalink

oh I'll say it:

Badu >>>>>>>>>>>> D'Angelo

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 13 November 2017 14:36 (five days ago) Permalink

That said, I saw a Badu show once where she spent an eternity rolling around on a pilates ball.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 13 November 2017 14:42 (five days ago) Permalink

I don't see that as a mitigating factor

Anne of the Thousand Gays (Eric H.), Monday, 13 November 2017 14:48 (five days ago) Permalink

Badu = Bjork >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> anyone else, basically

Anne of the Thousand Gays (Eric H.), Monday, 13 November 2017 14:48 (five days ago) Permalink


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