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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Alabama soul band led by Paul Janeway was produced by Ben Tanner of Alabama Shakes.
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  • Record Label: Single Lock Records
  • Genre(s): R&B, Soul, Pop/Rock, Neo-Soul, Contemporary R&B, Retro-Soul, Southern Soul
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Call Me
Call me! This ain't the heart That I thought I knew This ain't the party That I found with you You got your liming, baby I got mine ...We ain't the... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Jul 24, 2014
    80
    Ultimately, Half the City is a captivating, exceptional soul album.
  2. Jul 24, 2014
    78
    Throughout, there's a sense that the band lives to let it all hang out--beg, scream, and shout.
  3. Jul 24, 2014
    70
    This debut album is pretty good, and this band shows a lot of heart.
  4. Jul 24, 2014
    60
    Not everything needs to be emoted so hard, not every line requires an instrumental ta-dah! Try a little simplicity next time. It makes the big swells all the more impressive.
  5. Jul 24, 2014
    60
    They are not pure revivalists--they write their own material, which is often adequate rather than memorable--but their style is steeped in the musical traditions of the region, and they are helped by a remarkable singer.
  6. Mojo
    Jul 24, 2014
    60
    Blue-eyed soul with a gritty bite. [Jul 2014, p.96]
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