Aloe Blacc "Good Things"

Aloe Blacc "Good Things"

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In a previous life, LA soul songwriter Aloe Blacc was known as E Nathaniel Dawkins and employed by Ernst & Young, a period that inspired the striking credit-crunch anthem that opens this album, I Need a Dollar. Having experienced life on both sides of the social divide, Blacc writes affectingly of the damage caused ("These families in the street with nothing to eat/ Little baby boys and girls, no shoes on their feet", he sings in Life So Hard), mixing conscious lyrics and avuncular warmth in a way that recalls Gil Scott-Heron. He also turns his hand expertly to romance: Blacc celebrates the end of a relationship on the title track, breezily phrasing above pinging wah-wah guitar, while on a murky cover of the Velvet Underground's Femme Fatale, he's convincingly shattered. A real discovery. 


Track Listing:

  1. I Need A Dollar
  2. Green Lights
  3. Hey Brother
  4. Miss Fortune
  5. Life So Hard
  6. Take Me Back
  7. Femme Fatale
  8. Loving You Is Killing Me
  9. Good Things
  10. You Make Me Smile
  11. If I
  12. Mama Hold My Hand
  13. Politician (Reprise)

Type: Music

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