predictably, i love this album for the sole reason that it was an r+b record with a cure sample on it.
that incredible jam gets my vote, but "they-say vision" will probably walk this one for those that remember it.
i think the whole record is great though. writing and production are great. the ambiguous genre hopping (really dig the trippy reggae stuff on "700 mile situation") coupled with the cure sample just made me assume she was british, or not american. but nope. born and raised. anyway, without the major label budget she kind fizzled out by the looks of it. i was genuinely excited about her at the time, with a debut album that solid.
what say you? promising, but unfulfilling? or bad sade impression?
― things repeat forever and there never is a remedy (Austin), Saturday, 9 October 2021 01:13 (one month ago) link
also duh: whole reason for polling this is because it's a very good album for fall listening.
― things repeat forever and there never is a remedy (Austin), Saturday, 9 October 2021 01:16 (one month ago) link
golden boys is all time
― brimstead, Saturday, 9 October 2021 03:03 (one month ago) link
I love Golden Boys, but don't think I've ever heard anything else on it.
― chap, Saturday, 9 October 2021 13:15 (one month ago) link
it's not a hidden classic or anything, but the good tracks (of which "golden boys" is one) are *quite* good, so i recommend at least previewing it.
unrelated: a rumor i remember hearing around the time was that santi white (who was definitely involved in the making of this album) wrote the lyrics to a good number of the tracks — and "golden boys" in particular was about mos def. obviously pure rumors, so who knows.
― things repeat forever and there never is a remedy (Austin), Saturday, 9 October 2021 14:35 (one month ago) link
Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.
― System, Monday, 8 November 2021 00:01 (three weeks ago) link
Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.
― System, Tuesday, 9 November 2021 00:01 (two weeks ago) link
yeah, those are the best tracks. who else voted for "let love"????
― the beginning of the end of discourse. (Austin), Tuesday, 9 November 2021 02:12 (two weeks ago) link
Sorry I missed this poll, as "Say it Anyway" is one of my faves of the '00-'09 decade (I didn't realize it had a title! I just thought it was the part of "Tsunami" where it got really rocking).
― Front-loaded albums are musical gerrymandering (Prefecture), Tuesday, 9 November 2021 04:10 (two weeks ago) link