Monday, May 03, 2010

Erykah Badu: New Amerykah Part Two

Copy at Case Memorial Library
20 feet tall — Window seat — Agitation — Turn me away (get munny) — Gone baby don't be long — Umm hmm — Love — You loving me (Session) — Fall in love (Your funeral) — Incense (featuring Kirsten Agresta) — Out my mind just in time (part 1) (undercover over-lover) — Out my mind just in time (part 2).
"Erykah Badu's husky drawl is one of pop music's most compelling sounds. She's also R&B's most dedicated bohemian eccentric, as she proves once more on New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh. Part Two revives Badu's romantic side, and at its best it places her on a sun-splashed day in 1972: On the gorgeous 'Window Seat,' her supremely mellow voice is awash in jazzy Fender Rhodes keyboards and loping funk-soul grooves. … Part Two is most powerful when Badu goes for straight feeling: In 'Out My Mind Just in Time (Part 1) (Undercover Over-Lover),' she stops in the cabaret, singing a torch song with some real feeling behind it" (Jody Rosen, "Badu's Complicated Return," Rolling Stone, 4/1/10, p. 72).


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