Gil Scott-Heron Studio Albums Poll

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I'm a firm believer that all of his albums up to and including Moving Target are at least four stars. Hard to really single out any from such a consistent run, but Real Eyes has some definitive highlights for sure.

the beginning of the end of discourse. (Austin), Sunday, 7 November 2021 04:24 (seven months ago) link

xxp, and it IS on Spotify, too

fetter, Sunday, 7 November 2021 10:54 (seven months ago) link

everything with Brian Jackson is sheer brilliance, don’t know much of anything after

no comment on “I’m new here” or whatever it is

brimstead, Sunday, 7 November 2021 17:05 (seven months ago) link

six months pass...

thanks for posting. he seems like a chill person these days and that jazz is dead thing is definitely cool and worth checking out.

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Sunday, 15 May 2022 21:48 (one month ago) link

checking this out now. first song sounds like vintage midnight band.

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Saturday, 28 May 2022 15:26 (one month ago) link

Oh cool!

brimstead, Saturday, 28 May 2022 15:28 (one month ago) link

so the rest of the album is really good! nothing surprising or groundbreaking happens, but it's a foregone conclusion that if you like classic midnight band, you'll like this too. maybe a bit preachy in spots — again: very reminiscent of vintage material. still lots of good vibes and solid grooves. last track was the highlight for me.

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Saturday, 28 May 2022 16:09 (one month ago) link

I was a bit underwhelmed by the Brian Jackson effort. Some was funky & jazzy like old-school Midnight Band but some was too derivative, a little too fusiony, and the vocals aren't Scott-Heron of course.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 2 June 2022 03:15 (three weeks ago) link

i dug the album. i really like his playing and the groove on "mami wata" in particular

in places all over the world, real stuff be happening (voodoo chili), Monday, 6 June 2022 22:45 (three weeks ago) link


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