Thursday, October 31, 2013

John Legend: Love in the Future

"Lately soume younger neo-soul men -- Miguel, Frank Ocean, the Weeknd -- have stolen the spotlight from John Legend. But the Grammy winning singer-pianist gets us lifted once again with Love in the Future. Thankfully the title of his fourth solo album doesn't refer to Legend going all futuristic electronica on us, although there is some ambient moodiness that goes from trippy ('The Beginning...') to tribal ('Made to Love'). As in the past, there are samples (Marvin Gaye) and the occasional rap cameo (Rick Ross) for some hip-hop effect, but this is really all about Legend serenading you with that killer voice. When he strips it down on the classic ballad 'All of Me,' it's clear that his is the kind of talent that is timeless" ("Music," People, 9/16/13, p. 46).

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