Jul 19, 2011I agree, men are dogs. But it gets my radar in a lather when this loving, lovable woman structures her 2007 album along a break-up's narrative arc and then four years later the same thing happens twice‑-only the first guy leaves her with a boychild who, let's be candid, she loves more unreservedly than she has any grown man on record.
Jun 17, 2011Here, she returns to R&B like she never left: With its earnest introspection and earthy textures - not to mention guest spots by Eve and Anthony Hamilton - The Light of the Sun has a distinctly early-aughties vibe, recalling an era when tempos were slower and voices less Auto-Tuney.
Positive: 4 out of 4
Mixed: 0 out of 4
Negative: 0 out of 4
Nov 28, 2012Beautiful. This record has so much personality and depth to it, personally it deserves a 10. I would like to mention that this record further emphasises Jill Scott's neo soul style yet being so fearless of introducing new genres for her fans e.g jazz, gospel and her spoken word interlude 'Womanifesto' is a breath of fresh air for all of us. The order of the album is perfect and strategically placed. For example Quick and Making You Wait, two tracks where its form reflects the content of the track, played back to back illustrating the time/patience theme. Blessed as the introductory song updates her listener on her life and reminds us that the simple things in life are truly blessed. And Rolling Hills, a song, its theme is reminiscent of Lauryn Hills' Doo Wop (that thing), summarizes The Light of The Sun message, which I'll let the reader make their own message because the album is that universal.
Favourite song: Shame Best instrumentation: So gone (what my mind says)
Best Lyrics: Hear My Call
Catchy melody: Le Boom Vent Suite
Most fun: Quick… Expand
Jul 19, 2011Very enjoyable free style cd. Jill nails a variety of styles (hip hop, r&b, soul, jazz, blues, spoken word, scat...) singing and giving life advice about love, family, relationships, religion, salvation, a very natural & supernatural cd. Tracks 1 thru 5 and 7 thru 17(i bought the delux edition 17 track cd) have an incredible vibe and beauty to them. Topshelf instrumental support. Not many come around hitting all of these buttons. I could do without the male spoken part (abit too graphic for everyone's taste) to track 6 but Jill is simply perfect.… Expand
Jun 30, 2011HA. 73, huh? For a rock-steady Jill Scott record?
Well, perhaps relatedly or unrelatedly, there seems to be a disappointing number of white listeners who really don't quite get it, especially when a brilliant black woman sings about love, happiness and kicking ass. Oh, which reminds me - If I could write a personal note to Jill Scott, it would be: "Pretty please, could you record a cover of 'Love & Happiness?' Eternally yours, A."
This album is excellent.… Expand
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