His Hands - Candi Staton
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  • Summary: The gospel/soul singer attempts to capitalize on on her reemergence on the pop scene (thanks to a 2004 compilation) with this disc of a dozen brand-new tracks, one of which was written by Will Oldham. Lambchop's Mark Nevers produced.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
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  1. 100
    A through-and-through classic.
  2. Her voice is still like clear honey dripped on freshly baked bread, and almost sounds nourishing.
  3. Features a tasty assortment of material.
  4. Those people who want authentic, genuine soul will find much to love in His Hands.
  5. Just as good [as the compilation]. [1 Apr 2006, p.43]
  6. Considering that her voice has remained relatively unchanged... a return to this sort of material is all the more poignant, given the insight and caliber of songs here. [Summer 2006, p.94]
  7. The voice is willing, but the musical backdrop is weak.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
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  1. aungkyaws
    Jan 6, 2007
    10
    i like it with emotions
  2. billyc
    Apr 7, 2006
    10
    if there is a better soul cd this decade than 'his hands' i'll eat hay with a horse. candi's again superb vocal's if there is a better soul cd this decade than 'his hands' i'll eat hay with a horse. candi's again superb vocal's knock the spots of anybody. to sum things up elton john once did a cover of 'stand by your man' and the reviewer said i quote ' he couldn't hold candi's headphones, end of story. Expand
  3. WillO
    Jun 2, 2006
    5
    i hate to say this, but pitchfork's right. the backing music is really lame. aside from the title track, the album lacks the soul of her i hate to say this, but pitchfork's right. the backing music is really lame. aside from the title track, the album lacks the soul of her 70s work. Expand