Multiply

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  • Summary: One half of the electronica outfit Super_Collider, producer Jamie Lidell returns with a second solo album that finds him in an unlikely new role: that of a soul singer.
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. A silky, bright, singing-in-the-shower masterstroke of joy and elation.
  2. Although Lidell's voice lacks muscle and butter, he knows how to launch a falsetto, and the beats on "A Little Bit More" and "The City" should not be played within earshot of anyone wearing a pacemaker.
  3. How he makes good on such a seemingly noxious premise remains a mystery... but Lidell's star shines from whatever angle it might be spied.
  4. Mojo
    80
    The heritage soul signposts multiply with almost hallucinatory rapidity. [Aug 2005, p.104]
  5. 'Multiply' sees the flavours of Al Green, Curtis Mayfield, Prince and Sly Stone twisted into 2005 with subtly inventive touches and modern production suss.
  6. Multiply sacrifices cohesion in its quest for stylistic diversity, but it’s a bravura tour through the smooth sounds and hot jams of yesteryear.
  7. He really is pouring everything he has into the whole thing, but there's so much overly earnest, reverential, "let's get back to making real music" energy floating around that you can sense it nibbling away at the desire to make something that sounds like today.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 27
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 27
  3. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. MattyM
    Mar 14, 2007
    10
    Unreal, Jamie is the white De Angelo, Justin Timberlake and Robin Thick ain't got nothin' on this cat...he's Unreal, Jamie is the white De Angelo, Justin Timberlake and Robin Thick ain't got nothin' on this cat...he's bad..........intelligent too........I'm a fan :) Expand
  2. nicolasv
    Aug 1, 2005
    10
    supa fresh and mega funky
  3. SebaVanB
    Jul 1, 2005
    10
    Truly fantastic feelgood album. This man sings like he's black :) Quality production ... I wished this album was longer :)
  4. MichaelJackson
    Aug 11, 2005
    10
    love the fusion of oldschool r&b and electronic sparkle
  5. RonaldDumbsfeld
    Aug 18, 2005
    9
    This guy has soul. He is the opposite of all the Franz Ferdinandesque wannabe 80s crap out there today.
  6. fortehwin
    Aug 30, 2005
    9
    Grew on my quicker than I could find the loop button on my CD player, and I'm still not sick of it after about 3 months of constant Grew on my quicker than I could find the loop button on my CD player, and I'm still not sick of it after about 3 months of constant enjoyment. Feels very much like the music of one man made enormous but still sounding like it's in the room 'with you'. Expand
  7. MichaelO
    Jul 15, 2005
    6
    After the great reviews, I really tried with this but it left me pretty cold. Surprisingly bland.

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