- Record Label: Razor & Tie
- Release Date: Mar 22, 2011
- Artist(s): RPA & the United Nations of Sound
- Summary: The British band, formed by former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft, features production by hip-hop virtuoso No ID and crosses musical genre borders.
- Record Label: Razor & Tie
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock
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|Are You Ready?|
|Ooh Ooh Yeah Ooh Ooh Yeah Ooh Ooh Yeah Are you ready? Ooh, are you ready for the day? He's gonna come back down to earth I hope you're gonna...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Positive: 2 out of 16
Mixed: 7 out of 16
Negative: 7 out of 16
Mar 31, 2011It's a bold change of course that gave overseas ears pause when it was first released in July under the group name RPA & the United Nations of Sound.
Ex-Verve singer teams up with the cream of modern R&B for some far-out funk soul brotherhood.
Dec 21, 2011It's a bit of a surprise that this album sounds like a watered-down diluted Urban Hymns, with all the romantic darkness turned into something cheerfully dippy.
In between the record's one marked high point and its half-a-dozen contemptible lows, the former Verve frontman takes the United Nations of Sound to places he's been countless times before.
United Nations of Sound arrives with a Sunday-school sermon's worth of resurrection rhetoric that conflates Ashcroft's return with that of J.C. himself.
Richard Paul Ashcroft has assembled that most ruggedly authentic of musical backings, a team of LA session players, and walked them through all of his most anodyne default settings, at a deadeningly flat pace.
He, like Ashcroft before RPA & The United Nations Of Sound, has absolutely no idea how rubbish he's capable of being. Take note Liam, and be careful.
Positive: 1 out of 2
Mixed: 1 out of 2
Negative: 0 out of 2
Mar 3, 2011Seriously, I can't understand the negative reviews for this album. In my opinion it can only be down to bad timing for Ashcroft and not beingSeriously, I can't understand the negative reviews for this album. In my opinion it can only be down to bad timing for Ashcroft and not being in fashion when it got released last summer. Obviously if you're not a fan of The Veve or his solo stuff then you'll probably not like this album. But for fans of the man I think it is one of the best things he's done as a solo artist.
The new sound and production he's went for has given his soulful, anthemic music a real inspiring lift. I found with his solo albums, to be hit and miss with a lot of songs. But as an album this is strong throughout. Well done Richard, more of the same please.… Expand
Feb 22, 2011Opening song the only one worth buying and saving form a one , Rest is just ugh jsut ugh ugh gugh gugh gughghghghghghgh i hate it! Nothing isOpening song the only one worth buying and saving form a one , Rest is just ugh jsut ugh ugh gugh gugh gughghghghghghgh i hate it! Nothing is new its pure 100 percent cringe rock… Expand
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