- Record Label: Daptone
- Release Date: Jan 14, 2014
- Summary: The fifth full-length studio release for the Brooklyn soul band was originally scheduled for an August release but was delayed due to the cancer diagnosis of singer Sharon Jones.
- Record Label: Daptone
- Genre(s): Electronic, R&B, Soul, Funk, Deep Funk Revival
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Jan 8, 2014The 50-something from Brooklyn is her own diva and sounds at once wounded, defiant and exuberant. Producer-bassist Bosco Mann runs a tight band with its own tricks and which purrs along so joyously the influences fade to leave a core of unadulterated soul.
Feb 14, 2014The now-well-established ensemble pulls off a notable twofer with Give the People What They Want. It’s made a full-length album that hangs together as a distinct whole, and it’s also written a collection of unique songs that stands tall as an example of what still makes the genre vital.
Jan 14, 2014Despite the Dap Kings versatility--they were more hushed and drowsier backing Charles Bradley on last year's Victim of Love--and Jones' indefatigability, there aren't many new ideas here. That's not the point, though. The point is that music from another time can still thrill us in this one because of its practically tyrannical insistence on bliss.
Positive: 1 out of 1
Mixed: 0 out of 1
Negative: 0 out of 1
Jan 20, 2014Their formula is a decade old but their soul is still all there. Actually, with this record they seem to have gone a little forward in theirTheir formula is a decade old but their soul is still all there. Actually, with this record they seem to have gone a little forward in their 1965-1970 time bubble. Its great feat is sounding so impressively sixties; but there are truly beautiful songs on this new record, one for all "Making Up and Breaking Up".… Collapse
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