Jamie Lidell - Jamie Lidell
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  • Summary: The fifth full-length release from the British producer/singer was influenced by 1980s pop-soul.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Feb 19, 2013
    91
    It doesn’t feel as radically fresh and inventive as his earlier work, but the tradeoff is the high level of craft and confidence that Lidell brings to the proceedings.
  2. Feb 19, 2013
    80
    Every song has multiple hooks, catching your brain and pulling your toes up and down to the rhythm.
  3. Feb 21, 2013
    80
    Miraculously, this is instead the man's best since Multiply, and his first since Jim to recreate a specific sound in his own image.
  4. Feb 19, 2013
    70
    Granted, Lidell has more of a retro touch than any pop group would dare consider, but these songs are just an AmIdol appearance away from the commercial mainstream.
  5. Mar 28, 2013
    70
    The constant zipping and zapping of its final five tracks almost cause the album to become bottom heavy, but thankfully the just-right 'So Cold' and the lovely 'Don't You Love Me' keep it from going completely overboard.
  6. The most frustrating thing about these eleven songs is that it sounds as if Lidell is shackled by the aesthetic, and it’s totally self-imposed. He’s capable of more.
  7. Feb 25, 2013
    50
    He does it [copying Prince and Roger Troutman] well, at times, but he usually makes you want to YouTube up the originals.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Apr 4, 2013
    9
    Yes, R&B is a big thing nowadays. Some people don't realize that you can be a little creative and funky in this genre. Jamie Lidell has fused R&B, funk, and electronic music to create this musical masterpiece. Sure, the songs are a bit out of the ordinary, but I think that's just what we need. Today's music is all the same crap over and over with a different beat. This is new, this is fresh, this is awesome. The highlights are: "I'm Selfish", "What A Shame", "You Naked", and "Blaming Something". Expand
  2. Feb 27, 2013
    8
    At first glance, you can see that people judge under the influence of reviewers.

    8.0 is my rating REASON blaming Something, Big Love and
    I'm Selfish is the perfect songs and I hope that the next album will be maintained in this style.

    Compass was a prelude to this album ALTERNATIVE R B is like most of his copyrighted style that not everyone will like it.

    I recommend this album as much as possible.
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