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Hot Buttered Soul

Isaac Hayes

1969

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Hot Buttered Soul

Rating

3.42

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5

You could have told me this was written in 2020 and I would have believed it. Very modern feel with the guitar and orchestrations. Fantastic!

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ta weno

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Un Isaac Hayes un peu envahissant sur cet album. En effet dès les premières notes de cet album, ce dernier nous invite à toucher son crâne dégarni, d'une propreté il est vrai impeccable. Nous refusons poliment, mais ce dernier revient à la charge à plusieurs reprises, fonçant tête baissée en notre direction afin de juxtaposer son crâne parfaitement rasé à nos yeux ebahis. Nous ne lui en tiendrons pas rigueur au vu de la qualité exceptionnelle de ce crane.

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Un Isaac Hayes plus sexuel que jamais et cette-fois ci totalement décomplexé vis-à-vis de son crâne lisse et chauve qu'il n'hésite pas à nous glisser sous le nez à chaque fois qu'il en a l'occasion. Inutile d'essayer de l'éviter, autant poser ses narines à sa surface et renifler la couche de sébum qui le recouvre en profitant de l'instant présent.

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Yeah, that's a no for me, dawg. I never realized, before listening to this album, that something could be simultaneously excessive and not enough. This album is SO MUCH. Long tracks, extended vocal and instrumental stretches, a whole, spoken-word story for some reason. And yet, it leaves me wanting and feeling like I'm missing something. There's a lack of substance that I just don't get. The only reason this was saved from a one-star review is that the musicianship is incredible even if it's not being leveraged to its full potential.

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5

First Isaac Hayes album I've ever listened to, and I absolutely dig the production. Walk on By is a whole vibe. Fantastic album to listen to while reading about Trump's impeachment fall out.

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5

loved the string arrangement on one woman. The longer the song the closer to god

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5

Literally one of the best albums of all time. I'm not kidding. If you haven't listened to it before I beg of you to do so. Three out of the four songs are kinda lengthy but I guarantee that the payoff is worth it.

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It's no Chocolate Salty Balls but it's still damn funky. First 3 tracks are real good but my word does that closer drag. Best track: Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic

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Slightly limp early work from a bona fide soul legend.

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9

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5

Wow, what an incredible album, listened straight through twice. Had to take a second in between to appreciate that this was made in 1969! Cool, sexy, and incredibly well produced. Plus, any musician that borrows this many terms from neuroanatomy gets an extra point from me. Rest in peace, Chef.

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5

Every song has five minutes of psychedelic guitar and Issac Hayes talkdown before it actually starts and then another five minutes of jamming at the end. Five stars.

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AK: nice album

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5

Awesomely soulful. These instrumentals have been sampled for rap and hip hop time and time again.

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5

Screams soul from the get go. Side one has some great full arrangements. Second side closes out in the best song/story telling I've heard in a while. Great produced album.

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5

Just flat-out awesome.

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5

This album is so good, oh my god. It's truly a masterpiece and it almost makes suffering through all of the filler albums worth it to find one like this.

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5

Not much more to say about this album, groovy, delicious, buttery soul. Always been a favourite and always will be

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5

I really enjoyed this. I wish there were some shorter songs, and I wish the album cover wasn't so zoomed in on this guy's head. Otherwise, no complaints

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5

Hello children!! I loved this. What an artist, to take other people's work and reinvent them in such extraordinary ways, stamping his character all over them while being faithful to the feeling and respectful to the original. Then the other tracks are full of play, lyrically and musically. "Now I want your imagination. I want you to travel with me" - I'm there every time.

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Excellent r&b

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I bought the album while listening to it

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5

mt foda

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5

El puro blues.

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5

Love the grooves, defs listen to this again

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Walk On By is great.

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5

Excellent album with an amazingly chill vibe.

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This is what soul should sound like

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Mmmm, first time music making me feel this way, damn.

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5

WOW, how smooth is this.

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Wow. El mejor disco del 69, me cae.

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So rich so smooth so good

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5

Väldigt bra, lyckas på alla fronter.

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5

Sweet smooth soul music.

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كتبت 8 صفحات مالبوهالي و أنا نسمع فيه

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5

Very good. Surprised I liked it.

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Album cover alone tells the whole story. Legendary!

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5

I’ve never heard something like this before. I didn’t know really long soul songs was what I was missing. This could bring me to tears under the right conditions. I love when an artist/band takes their sweet time to flesh out their ideas, and Hayes does just that. There were times where elements were introduced into a song and I was physically pushed back into my bed. Sinking. This album made me feel like I was on a cloud. Good shiz

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5

Loved it! Very smooth voice and funky sounds.

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5

Good album, the tracks are epic and needs your full attention

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So funky I had a hard time falling asleep when I should have. That's the problem with starting to do this at bedtime.

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Favorite Track - Walk on By Where I was - Home How I listened - Vinyl Listen Again? - 100%

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Wow. This album is absolutely brilliant.

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A new classic. Sounds like early 90s. Great bass lines, great production.

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5

Amazing album. Wish I had more time to write my thoughts about this album

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Hot Hell, this album has amazing texture. The 1st & 2nd song Along with “Phoenix” are amazing. I’ll be it, some of the songs drag in some parts- but they resolve beautifully. Thanks Chef

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This is sooo good.

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isaac hayes is cooler than me and he knows it

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amazing legendary great spectacular one of a kind

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Absolutely flies by (after all, only four tracks!). It somehow feels both slight and like an absolute monster. I'll take my soul in this-sized chunks, thanks very much.

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Although I think that the intros to "Walk On By" and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" set the tone quite nicely, they drag on a little too much in my opinion. Other than that, it's a fantastic soul record that'll most likely grow on me more as time goes by.

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Own on vinyl. Samples galore. Four tracks!

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Jazzy soul music, Nice chill vibes, would go well with a morning coffee or a glass of wine. Not hype music

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Now we are talking. The bass lines on this album or so funky. Of course, so is Isaac himself.

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Not my favorites but still an great album

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Nice beats

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Listened to this with my wife...spent the majority of the evening making intense, passionate love with her! Thanks Issac Hayes

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composed really well, love the instrumentals

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The title almost deserves 5 stars itself. This is baby makin music!

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I do love his voice. And the music was enjoyable.

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Neat

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Opening track got my day going but wasn't sold on the monologue on track 4

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This morning I started listening to Hot Buttered Soul by Isaac Hayes on my way into work. It's my first time with this album as I haven't listened to a lot of soul over my life. I remember a time when I couldn't stand the longer versions of popular songs. For example, growing up and listening to CCR - I would have to skip I Heard It Through the Grapevine because it was 11 minutes long. That felt like forever. I want a song full of hooks, easily accessible, and I want it fucking short like a normal song! Or the long version of Light my Fire by the Doors, that was also painful to sit through for me in years past. But age has mellowed me I guess. This album with it's four songs, it's long instrumental sections, and the honesty of the singing - wow. It feels expansive and epic, and also very intimate and personal at the same time. Taking it slow has never felt so right. This was a lovely thing to hear this morning.

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Soul but experimental.

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8.5

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awesome album, great beats

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Soul. Bastante bueno!

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I can’t exactly explain why but I really enjoyed this album. The songs came to life and the emotion in it is genuine, and the musicianship found in the band were all great for me.

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slow, jazzy, and full of soul. I learned he is the voice of Chef on South Park and is a scientologist. he died in his sixties after a stroke. but these were the songs of a younger man, full of life and passion.

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Very smooth soul, almost didn't realize it ended because it transitions so well with other music. Really good relaxing music.

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Good songs but the last one is just kinda boring. Still groovy.

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Much to my neighbours joy and elation I sang along to this. I even did the brass sections and the sexy guitar flangin' bits. This album makes me feel like a straight up hottie. I don't want to give it my top score, because I'm saving that for when The Used 'In Love and Death' appears on this list.

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Opening this up to listen and seeing four tracks was really exciting. If I'm remembering right, Isaac did the Shaft soundtrack and that same vibe is in this album, maybe just a little slower. There was a magic to these songs that makes them timeless both in length and memory. Consider my soul all buttered up.

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opening tracks were so cool, will definitely revisit

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4.5

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4+ definitely. Good vibes, loved his voice. An 18 minute song is just a commitment.

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I liked this. Some of the songs definitely overstay their welcome but they’re really good overall. 4+

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4.5/5, there's a vibe here that I haven't quite seen before. A timeless nostalgia. A warmth

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Walk on bye

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Ganska bra, väääldigt långa låtar så kommer liksom aldrig LYSSNA på dem, skulle gett 3,5 men får väl va generös.

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Isaac Hayes is so smooth.

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Good stuff, haven't listened to much soul before, I especially like the first two tracks: the cheating lyrics are a bit much. I recognise a snippet from a public enemy sample, and I'm pretty sure portishead/tricky use some samples of his too

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Pretty fun. I see why he's legendary.

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Easy listening for me …. Seemed songs were stretched out… 46 minutes for 4 songs…..

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Each of the extended songs take a while to get going, almost like Hayes is engaging in musical foreplay, but when the beat hits and the horns start a'blowing... swoooon.

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HBS, an important soul music album, perfectly matches my own preference for music. It's an album I would gladly play at home, however, I think I would tire of it too quickly. 4/5

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i refreshed by accident and it ate my notes!!! :brofrustration:. anyway its good. groovy, soulful, hypnotic, great vocals and great rhythm section- love the soloing throughout - the guitar is tastefully thin for a sound thats getting panned all over the place. the best part is 9 minutes into by the time i got the pheonix when it goes from podcast w/ cymbols into an actual song. so good. simply good vibes i gave 8/10 (where do i put ratings?)

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Funky, buen blues.

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So far i'm enjoying this album overall. the things that are throwing me off is how long the songs are, i know it was normal for the time but i'm definitely not used to the length of the track. the instrumentation is great, once i learn to dj/sample and whatnot i definitely see myself using sounds from this album. his voice is exactly the voice i like to listen to when it come to older music. I wouldn't say he's a baritone, but he has that nice deep sultry voice that i love 4 songs, 45mins? wow that's crazy! i'd definitely give it another listen. though i'd have to be reminded the album exist, i'd have a hard time remember for myself

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Great stuff

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Surprisingly chilled and groovy

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Really good as smooth background soul music

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Fantastic early soul. I'm a fan of a four track, 45 minute album. Not something for everyday, but a nice treat every once and a while.

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Solid. Kinda proto-funky.

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Nice Soul Álbum but it didnt blow my head, its ok its prescence in this list

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Different, but nice

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Groovy

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Origin of so many samples and covers

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Groovin tunes, loved the backup singers and the hot buttery sound of the lead. Definitely would listen to again

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Fine album. Not my cup of tea musically but no denying the quality...and that voice...buttery smooth.

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A combination of R&B and progressive rock. Walk on By is a journey. Loved it.

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Oh yeah, baby, uhh!

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SEX! also chef was a good character

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An interesting, very full-bodied interpretation of big band soul. I first thought this was a pretty modern, retro-styled album. It must have been way ahead of its time when it came out. Good album. But not one I'll actively listen to again.

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Strong 8 to a 9, such a nice album.

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To jeden z tych albumow, ktorych nie slyszalem, a czuje sie jakbym go znal od poczatku do konca, a wszystko za sprawa murzynskich samplowan, wiec z dziwnym uczuciem deja vu, a efektu tego dopelnia sam pan Isaac, ktorego glos skads jakbym znal i okazalo sie, ze to przeciez szefu z south parka z pierwszych sezonow, to kolejne mile zaskoczenie, ale czym tak w ogole jest hot buttered soul, bo wiadomo, ze kopalnia dzwiekow z ktorej czerpali gleboko w latach 90, chocby biggie i pac, dj quik, czy public enemy, jak dla mnie ta plyta to jeden z najlepszych prob zbalansowania soula i funku na jednym krazku, stad tez pewnie nazwa progresywnego soula jako gatunku, ktory zawiera zaledwie 4 traki, ale dwa z nich to kompozycje na 12 i 19 minut, wiec ciezko bedzie z plejlistowym pickiem, 3 kawalki to covery, a raczej wlasne interpretacje istniejacych juz utworow, jedynie hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic, prawdziwie murzynski tytul jak na rok 69, wiec o ile pan Isaac nie jest autorem mocnych soulowych tekstow poruszajacych serca, tak jest kompozytorem brzmienia, ktore jest esensja czarnej muzyki funka, ktory porusza ducha, a nie jedynie cialo, sam hayes klika w kawisze na tym albumie, jesli chodzi o dodatkowe instrumenty, to jest on wspierany przez the bar kays, na walk on by wspierajaca gitarka, ktora jest w centrum uwagi zwlasza pod koniec traka jest harold beane, to wlasnie ten kawalek bedzie jednym z plejlistowych pickow, kolejnym natomiast ogrinalne kompo czyli hyperowy trak, nie moglem sie doszukac jaki cory czarnego plemienia wspieraly wokalnie hayesa na tym materiale, ale jest to jeden z lepszych chorkowan jakie ostatnio slyszalem na funkowych graniach

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long songs

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Had heard a few tracks off this album in the past, but this was my first concentrated listen-through. This thing soars high in so many spots. The passion and intensity comes through, and the music is so strong. Although I do get they wanted a real orchestral sound to the album, just as personal preference I don't always want so much from the strings and horns. Isaac Hayes' talent comes through no matter what.

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4

Very cool, slick

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Never has an album been more appropriately titled. Maximalist to the point where the spoken word intro to By The Time I get To Phoenix lasts 8 minutes! Highly flavourful and dripping with soul.

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It's like a massage for your inner ear

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Songs to live inside

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Great stuff

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Sooooo soulful ! The horns on the final track were amazing so 4*

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Oh Chef, Chef, Chef. This is how you got that badass reputation, you smooth motherlover

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Smooth and soulful, and a bit strange. Interesting to hear a Public Enemy sample. I enjoyed this a lot

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What a voice!! I was familiar with the theme from shaft but have never listened to anything else Hayes has done. Smoother than a cashmere codpiece, I liked it a lot

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Amazing recognised so much of thos from the wu tang and various hip hop album. Weird sexy and differnt amazing music. Liked how the album had like 4 songs but each one lasted ages

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4

Isaac before he went full-throated crazy. Amazing piece of work, his voice is like hot butter.

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Strange scientologist releases the perfectly titled album. This is smooth and hot. Long strung out soul jams that make you want to bathe in coco butter. Just forget about the aliens. Best Tracks: Walk On By; Hyperbolicsyllablecsesquedalymistic

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Methinks the 1,001 algorithms are have a bit of fun by giving me Napalm Death and Isaac Hayes back to back. But hey, variety is the spice of life and Hayes' Hot buttered soul album is one of my all-time favourite soul albums. Side A truly deserves the over-used and cliche'd adjective Epic. His cover of Burt Bacharach's Walk on by is a magnificent psychadelic trip and those string and vocal arrangements! As an aside, the Stranglers' cover of this same song is very different and equally good IMO as they give Bacharach's light pop song some real edge. Side B flails a bit, and gets a bit self-indulgent, so this baby gets a minor deduction and just misses perfection.

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I'm normally not a fan of cover versions but when you breathe new life into them like Isaac Hayes does it's a different story. He showed good taste in the songs he selected. Walk on By and By the Time are nicely crafted tunes. The guitar and backing vocals in Walk On are rare groove staples and I even enjoyed the lengthy intro (about 9 Scum songs long) in By the Time. The late piano solo in Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic sounds like it could have influenced a lot of early house music 20 years later. One Woman isn’t as strong but those lyrics!

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This album is all about the bookends. Half  way through Walk on By I was convinced that Isaac Hayes was a magician. Dionne Warwick sang this song  beautifully and, I would think, sang it exactly how Burt Baccarat had intended. Along comes Issac who turns the song upside down and creates a 12 minute funkasized soul masterpiece.  In the other bookend, By the time I get to Phoenix, he shows what a fabulous story teller he is as he spends over 8 minutes telling a story about what the song is about. The listener doesn't need any help understanding the song; the lyrics are plainspoken. The story is quite easy to listen to regardless. When the song starts he shows his excellent voice as he belts on this ballad. As an old white fart I naturally love Glen Campbell's 1967 cover of this song but I now like Issac's version more. 

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LOVE

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2 classic covers

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Wow...Really nice Album. Nothing to add to that. (7/10) FT: Walk On By, By The Time I Get To Phoenix

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Very enjoyable

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yes!

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Some songs were a bit long but didn't take away from the album in any way, a great album for a period of relaxation

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Very cool and unique take on soul. I dig it

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Squam- Birk

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I'd be happy if this album was a 45-minute version of "Walk on By". But even at 12 minutes, it's absolutely lush and a teasingly long version that takes all the best things about the song and combines it with all the best things about Mr Hayes.

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I enjoyed this one a lot, was not expecting to. Also, SHOCKED that this is from 1969! Spotify said it was from 2016 and I was like yep that tracks, but I guess that was just a remaster or something? I could not believe this from the 60s, sounds so modern. Crazy.

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Definitely a hot and buttered. A deliciously funky psychedelic soul. Issac Hayes, the one who made the famous "Shaft" soundtrack. But this is something else. It's much better than the mentioned album. I love the long and smooth instrumentals. The length and the psychedelic nature of this album feels a bit too much however. But who wouldn't love a big steamy buttery treat like this for breakfast?

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“Now get the fudge out of my house”

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Tracks longas, jazzy instrumental, gospel backing vocals.

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Good

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Absolutamente climático, sexy, con la magia propia del soul bien lograda en canciones quilométricas que no hastían. Se archiva.

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Fav Song: Walk on By

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Hyperbolicsyllablecsesquedalymistic absolutely slaps

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4

Great album.

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Some hot buttered soul baby!

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Enjoyed the first track a lot- great voice, and the instrumentals (especially the buildup at the end) were amazing as well. The tracks are quite long (except the third one, but that is still five minutes). The buildup is great in the last track as well- it started quite slow, but I really liked the ending.

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Anything hot and buttered is a thing of beauty. The first ~10 minutes of Phoenix is a miss, but everything else is fire.

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4

Amazing representation of an underrated genre.

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Only four tracks (plus some bonus material, including an odd interview, on Spotify), but all good. Not sure any of the songs really needed to be quite so long, but didn't mind it. "Walk on by" was virtually unrecognisable, and "by the time I get to phoenix" lasted about a week!

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Wavy as hell, the story telling is so awesome !

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Det här var bra.

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Isaac and the Bar-Kays 60's Black Awareness soul here, with some excellent musicianship and Jazz like interpretations of classic pop songs Bacarach & Davids' "Walk On By" which is, I believe a definitive cover, and Jimmy Webbs' classic "By The Time I Get To Phoenix". The musicianship throughout this LP is outstanding with orchestrations, by Johnny Allen which are worthy of the best arrangers. You can here how influential this album was on soul music throughout the 70's and into later decades. A great album with just four tracks must be one for the record books is their an album, apart from Mike Oldfields' Tubular Bells, with fewer tracks? great influential album which I personally love and it is rightfully here.

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Definitely not what I expected, but I'm not disappointed. I think I'll have to give it more listens, but so far I like it.

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4

So good!

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That’s a stone cold groove but anything with 10 mins of chatting shit over a single bass note is always going to struggle to get full marks from me.

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Smooth as Butta!

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thought i couldn't get into soul because I never really listened to it but I really enjoyed this album! It's honestly something I would love to listen to more often.

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My man, love this

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Great jam filled soul here. Favourites: "Walk On By", "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic"

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Didn't take the time to listen to it but I've heard it before... eeiiss gewd

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Real solid 70’s soul.

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Already heard this one, it's damn good and very enjoyable. Definite highlight is 'Walk On By'. I procrastinated hearing this for far too long, and by the time I got round to it I deeply regretted it, as this album is a bonafide classic and I can't see why anyone would dislike it. Only gripe is the long intro that was spoken word on the last song, drags a bit and just wasn't as captivating as the other songs. Ah well though, it's still a decent track.

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This is pretty darn awesome! Comes reeeeeal close to getting a five, but "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" is a bit of a drag to get through. I'm usually pretty patient, but man, even I have limits. Fave track - "Hyperbolicsyllablecsesquedalymistic" Love it! Hell of a jam!

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Elska þessa rödd og rólega grúvið sem er í gangi þarna.

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First time I have ever listened to it. Loved it. Would have been five stars if not for the twenty two minute intro on the last track.

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This was a great surprise. An album with a soul!

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Grooves, soul, long-winded story about a guy leaving his wife that didn't seem to get anywhere, swelling strings, funky breaks, and more soul. What would happen if you showed up to record an album having thought it over only briefly but were so talented that it's an instant classic.

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I've heard this one recently and it is also a part of my vinyl collection. Chef from South Park knows how to make a fucking smooth ass record!

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Huge respect for Hayes. However, one of the problems with releasing a four-track album is that when one of them starts with a 9 minute monologue, it sort of brings the whole thing down. Best track: Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic.

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Te lange nummers

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Some good ones.

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vibe

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I appreciate what’s going on here, but it was too long and windy and jammy feeling for my tastes today

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Interesting album that has a bit of an edge to it, definitely better R&B than Maxwell the day before but still not enough to get 4 stars for me

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Didn't have a chance to finish this album, although I liked the parts I heard. Am giving 3 stars for now, but reserve the right to bump that up or down on a more thorough listening.

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That voice

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Interesting r&b. 4 long songs.

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Audible chocolate

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Familiarity: 1/10 Notes: one of Isaac Hayes' earlier works, Hot Buttered Soul is 4 tracks long, taking up roughly 45min of one's time. Despite the track brevity these songs are blues driven jams. A live experience within a studio album. Real Rating: 6.5/10

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Epic soul adventures, explorations of song. Disgustingly self-assured, and sexy as fuck.

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This has some mastery of production and filling of sound. I will only give it three stars though because it's so short, it's pretty much an EP. Careful, this is baby making music

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Would be higher if he was talkin' 'bout Shaft...

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Pretty good shit

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Groovy, love-making tunes

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Too old school for me.

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That voice needs a pregnancy warning and some great grooves, I imagine he must get sampled to death. Gets a bit wank with the 8 min spoken intro to By The Time I Get To Phoenix.

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Definitely funky. Very sexy. But songs were long and monotonous

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I enjoyed the album but the songs are very long. 45 mins for only 4 songs?!

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very nice album to listen to. the songs were really long though and i couldn't stay focused for their entirety.

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Good soul, background music, long songs

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It was ok.

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Semibängeri Bra soul fiilis

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Wow, only four tracks for 45 minutes, I like that. I know Isaac Hayes for the Shaft soundtrack, but this is really solid too. Nice, long grooves to settle into. Kind of crazy that this was released in 1969, I normally associate this kind of soul music with the '70s. Nothing amazing, but a good album nonetheless. Favorite tracks: Walk On By, Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic (just had to type that out). Album art: I've seen this one countless times. Gotta be an iconic cover for the bald community. Though seeing hair follicles at this resolution might set off some trypophobia for some people. 3.5/5

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Does it get any more soulful than this? I don't think so!

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Buttery and funky!

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very enjoyable and not as tiring as you would expect for 18 minute long songs

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second isaac hayes album. Still "fine"

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The first three songs I can listen to every 3rd month... the 4th... is it a song? Left and came back to the same woman 7 times...

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Soul correcto.

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Me han gustado un par de temas pero no es mi estilo de música preferido.

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Splendid

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FT: Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic

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Before listening to this I only really knew Isaac Hayes thanks to his chocolate salty balls, the theme from Shaft and his dalliance with Scientology. I really enjoyed his version of ‘Walk on By’ and thought I was going to love the album, but the next three tracks were a bit less interesting. Didn’t love it, but it might have piqued my interest enough to go and check out some of his other stuff. Would probably have given it a 2.5 stars if I could.

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Just OK for me. Didn’t really draw me in.

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Entiendo que está bien, pero me cansé a medio.

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5

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Good album

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Good, but his waffle on the final track gets on my tits too much to rate higher than that

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Good

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Decent. A bit short. First 3 songs were good. Didn't like the 4th as it was spoken. First song is a mammoth 12 minutes, but very chilled. Would listen to again (minus the last song...)

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Great album name that fits the subject matter perfectly! Smooth as fuck, but the long ass intros add little.

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Very smooth, very slick.

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Never listened to a whole album by Isaac Hayes. I like his voice, and the whole funk-soul aesthetic. The album only has four tracks, so they need to all be stonkers. The slow-burning, emotive-but-groovy feel works well across the first two long tracks. Unfortunately, the longest track, "By The Time I Get To Phoenix", isn't doing that much for me, with its rambling spoken word and extremely minimal/gradual pay-off. Overall, a 3 for this - I enjoyed it, but I'm somewhat ambivalent.

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Starts with a great groove but dissolves later.

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kinda zoned out in the first half but i get behind one woman, the rest of it's good background music

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some good soul, but some really really slow build-up

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Good album, but some of the songs dragged on a bit. Very calming and easy to listen to though

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Fine. I appreciate Isaac, his voice is great. The music is classic. But I can't help but find the album kind of boring.

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OK soul music, nice guitar

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Soul! 4 långa låtar mjuk krämig balsam bestående av fin saxofon och skönsång. By the Time I Get to Phoenix är en episk låt på närmare 19 minuter som börjar med att Isaac Hayes pratar (tidig rap???) i 5-6 minuter, och som senare bara stiger och stiger i intensitet i en halv evighet. Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic vinner pris för bästa låttitel. För tankarna till Outkast, säkert inspirerade? Inledningslåten Walk on By är nog ändå den vassaste. En 12 minuter lång låt som fångar lyssnaren direkt med de otroligt vackra stråkarna i det instrumentala introt, och sedan aldrig släpper taget. Den uppmärksamme lyssnaren hör även ett beat i introt som finns samplat i The Notorious B.I.G.'s Warning. 3.5/5!!! Bästa låt: Walk on By

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Fantastic voice, only the one single that got me interested though: "Walk On By"

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Soulful

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I prefer when his songs are also a recipe but this is pretty good. Love "By the time I get to phoenix". Why don't all songs have a 9-minute intro?

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I've heard a couple of songs from Isaac Hayes, but all of this album was new to me. I'm tempted to listen to "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic" again, because I'm sure I missed something in there. Hayes did say 'medulla oblongata' at some point in that song. The music was interesting too. "One Woman" wasn't quite my style, and the LONG spoken intro to "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" (9 of the 18 minutes) keeps this album in the "it's okay" category.

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First half starts off strong but that 18 minute track in the middle of the album loses the groove that had been established. "Hyperbollicsyllablesesquedalymistic" is a great title and a great track. That song is my hands down favorite of this album.

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Walk on by, by the time i get to phoenix are great

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Not the best album I've listened to, I felt it dragged on a bit. However I did enjoy the song Hyperbolicsyllablecsesquedalymistic a lot, so for that I give this album a 3/5 stars.

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It was pretty vibey. The artist's voice is pretty nice and soulful, but I don't see myself coming back to this record. Music is pretty good, just not for me. Highlights: 1, 2, and 4.

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This one is just good ol soul. It has a few touches that are different than what the genre dictates (making it progressive soul I guess), but overall it's just good soul music. It does have a bit where it's a spoken word poem over a beat which didn't fit the album feel, but other than that it was great. Favorite track: Walk On By

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four songs.

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Love some of it

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Не плохой, нашел сэмпл из любимого Lemonade Beyonce

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6/10 Legal

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Smooth as expected, interesting long takes on pop and country.

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It was alright. I recognized some of the songs that have been sampled in rap music. I am sure plenty of babies were conceived to this album.

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Not a huge soul fan, but enjoyed this

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Un megaclàssic del smooth soul que fa honor a la seva fama, ni que sigui per la profunditat estilística de la que fa gala Hayes, amb temes dens i orquestats i la seva veu tan inconfusible fent de fil conductor de tot plegat

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I think Isaac Hayes might be a genius. The meat of this was great, but the build up to get there was quite slow (4 tracks, 45 mins). With familiarity from repeated listens, I expect the appreciation and enjoyment of this would grow, but based on one listen it's a 3/5.

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This record is pretty wild. I don't know if I love the whole thing, but I would absolutely put this on in the background any time.

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Not a lot but these beats are much covered

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The parts were he didn’t talk we’re pretty good. Also wasn’t this guy a Scientologist?

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3.75

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“Walk on By” great track. Those drums on track 2 … I picture Isaac saying, “no fills, no cymbals, you just hold that f***ing beat ‘til I tell you to stop. Got it!?”

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First thought: hey, I recognize this. Portishead sampled it. Second thought: wow, just four track in 45 minutes? Third thought (related to the second one): oh, man is this song still going? There's not an awful lot happening is there? Final thought(s): really liked the first song, the rest didn't really register much. 6/10

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This was fine. Certain tracks just dragged for me, but overall it was an okay listen and I think I'll have to accept that soul is still a rough genre for me to really get into. Ah. Some day.

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Smooth, good beats

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Isaac Hayes has a smoky, yet articulate style. Harkening back to the lounge music era, this album puts the listener in the shoes of an audience member. A delightful experience, one is inspired to grab a cigar + whiskey in between a slow dance.

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Chef from South Park, not too bad

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Sexy and sweet. One of the songs gets a little out-there, both in length and its narrative of evil women. Overall positive experience.

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Smooth. 6/10

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6/10

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Agradable

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Soul correcto.

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Now this was pretty cool! Not quite sexy enough to bring me to my good lady with ideas of sweet, sweet loving though. Something about the word buttered, just makes me feel soiled.

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Indulgent fun for (specific) indulgent occasions. No real point in spinning this disc before 11pm, or alone.

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Rimelig lækkert, soul, disco, lang numre, freestyle, groovy

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Sometimes it's hard to sum up a song with just a word or two, so song titles can be hard to nail down. (And sometimes the song title doesn't even actually hint at the song's actual content to anyone except the writer.) So some artists use whole sentences for song titles (see Sufjan Stevens). Other artists are forced to coin a new compound word to express the vastly complicated themes and feelings the song evokes, like a German komposita. (See Outkast's "Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik" or Funkadelic's "promentalshitbackwashpsychosis Enema Squad.") It is that spirit that brings us Isaac Hayes' "Hyperbolicsyllablecsesquedalymistic," which at 9:34 of course it's a complicated song that defies easy nomenclature. And yet, somehow the 12 minute "Walk on By" gets a simple name? I knew Isaac Hayes was a soul icon, but didn't know his music. As I should have expected, it's soulful and groovy and easy to listen to if you don't get antsy about it needing more structure. I expected it to be filled with short implorations of a sexual nature. Instead it's a few extended jams with a bit of romance and sex. I would say that it needed more chocolate salty balls or fudge, but Hayes' might not want his entire musical career viewed through a Chef-lens. (Though it has just dawned on me that "Hot Buttered Soul" (or rolls) is totally something Chef would croon.)

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Really enjoyed this, but did feel the songs were a bit on the long side, the single edits are more palatable for the casual listen.

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Samples galore. Did not know the Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos sample An interesting dig into producers source material, but not much beyond that

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A solid album but a bit drown out in places.

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Sould, well done, recognised several parts that have been sampled. Still wouldn't listen to it much as i find this kind of soul too smooth.

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Groovy stuff from start to finish… and a lot of strings

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This fucking slapped. Love a 20 minute long jazz/soul song.

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i liked it

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Far too cool for a Monday in January, still this was decent although suffered from Mr Hayes refusal to sing for parts and instead talk for 8 mins

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decent album

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Pretty fuckin' smooooooooth, Chef.

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It’s so Chef. A little much and kinda corny after Chef the character, but I’m glad I listened- good perspective on how this influenced Chef

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First couple of songs (only 4 very long tunes) are brilliant, then it gets talky and boring

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As described in the album title

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King Volcano this guy

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Not my style, very long songs.

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Han har bättre album vafan, intervju och skit näru

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Killer instrumentals on the opening track set the expectations high for this album. Unfortunately, it doesn't fully live up to those expectations. Still an enjoyable listen, just not a stand out hit.

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The looooong last track really kills the momentum

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Overall, I was kinda into it.

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J'iame issac haynes. Ce n'est pas superfly mais certain riff et chanson sontres bonne avec un bon groove et fubk. 3.75

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The absolute swagger. Nine minutes of storytime followed by 11 minutes of groove for "Phoenix." At this point in the timeline we have better makeout music than Isaac Hayes, but only by hair's widths. Also I love 2Wicky by Hooverphonic and the whole reason is that it's basically a dub remix of Walk On. That's all on Hayes, not Hooverphonic.

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Great stuff but man I'm not sure what I'm supposed to get out of that last track

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First song by itself is perfect, I love it...it's just 12 minutes long so I don't want it showing up randomly...so I will have to save this album somewhere so I can play it in full every once in a while.

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Fantastic. Hayes has such a soulful voice. I like how he's not afraid to range from slower songs to upbeat funky stuff in the same album

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Isaac Hayes had 14 kids, absolute king. Also, fuck Scientology

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I enjoyed it, but I actually kind of enjoyed the songs Spotify played after the album was done a bit more. The songs on this album are good, but a little too long and meandering. Almost like prog rock meets soul. Get to the point, Isaac! 3 stars.

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Thankfully the version I listened to had the single edit versions of the Wall On By and By The Time I Get To Phoenix covers. This album just left me wanting to hear Isaac Hayes cover Wichita Lineman.

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First 3 good. Last track beyond boring 2 stars

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Daft bald bastard

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Some good tracks on here, feeling it a bit more than I did the last soul/funk album I listened to. Isaac Hayes also has a great voice. That said, this isn't something I'm going to be coming back to with any regularity.

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Didn’t even listen to it whoops

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Mostly elevator music...

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Not to bad.

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Very meh

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This has not aged as well as expected. It doesn’t thrill so much as meander. Bummer of a listen.

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For the first two songs, i was totally on board (awesome groove on supercalifragalistik... or whatever that was called). But then Isaac started talking too much. And i'm not really into his "man as a victim" garbage. I don't think i need to say much about song #4.

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Boring as heck.

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Too jammy for me but solid beats

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No.

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This thankfully short album did not inspire me. For a flash in the second track there was a moment when he sounded lile a funky nick cave, then it quickly disqppeared. And i thought. Nope.

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Too slow for me

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I like. Isaac Hayes voice as should most people but this album didn't interest me much

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Some of it was ok at best. Definitely not my style of music but is a great representation of soul music at the time of it's release. Overall I feel like there was more talking over a background beat than actual music, although I won't deny the music did have weight behind it's 'soul'.

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Hey! That first track was the basis for 6 Inch by Beyonce :) The first track was also my favorite...it even got my hopes up a little with the melodicness (is that a word?). But then the rest of the album was just boring...with a few EH's thrown in. This feels like an album that influenced a lot of my favorite musicians....but I like them better. Good title tho

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not bad but not for me

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Very long songs, but very hot and buttery. Not something I would choose to listen to, but surprisingly enjoyable... Until the last song, which was a huge drag.

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Started off really well but by end I was glad it was over

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Sorry Isaac, I didn't get this one. "Hyperbolicsyllablecsesquedalymistic" had at least a bit of life to it and was probably a challenging read, but generally I found this album to be really challenging...and not in a good way. "By The Time I Get to Phoenix" was particularly unrewarding. Ah well, I still loved you on South Park, Isaac!

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18 minutes Isaac? Somebody lied to you. That's a bad idea. These "poems" are too long.

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I was excited to listen to this album but there’s only one song on it I liked the rest was just weird

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A lot of soul, but it didn't do much for me.

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Why was it so long?

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Wow. Isaac Hayes managed to write and record the most boring soul/ R&B album of all time

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Four songs! If I had made a hundred bets going into this as to how long the first song is, not a one of them would have been correct. 12 minutes! Who saw that coming?! And speaking of coming, that’s pretty much the whole point of this record, amirite? I’m guessing the songs are this long so as not to interrupt the flow of all the sweet baby making Hayes expected to happen whenever anyone put this on the victrola. I didn’t listen to it on a victrola or with a lady, but I am happy to announce that my laptop is pregnant! Also, I was kinda bored.

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Ich bin kein Fan seiner Version von Walk on by

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I'm sure we've had this before. Anyway I was expecting to like it more than I did...

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Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic, wondering if that means glorious musical masturbation for the soul?

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Smooth soul and baby making music. Not my bag though.

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This could be much better with a bit less self indulgence.

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what

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Hasn’t aged well- not huge fan of his vocals - I think the arrangements are all over the place

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La lunghezza dei brani mi spiazza sempre, anche se questi ascolti mi hanno convinto dell'importanza degli album sulle singole canzoni, comunque non sono abituato a pezzi di 20 minuti. Bella la voce e la musica, ma non mi prende. Noioso devo dire.

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I think I can recognize this as a landmark soul album but what do I know. Even so, this is just another jam band album of a different genre. Too much talking and exploration. No thanks. Isaac Hayes only wrote one of the four songs. One Woman tells us the other woman is making a man do wrong. Oh what a fucking cop out from the patriarchy! At least Hayes didn’t write that one, although he did chose to perform it. This album is best when Hayes is actually singing. His voice is silky smooth. I like Walk On By and Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymystic much better than the last two tracks although the second half of By the Time I Get to Phoenix, when you know…he sings, is good too.

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Alright album nothing special or standout to me. I found the intro to "By the Time I get to Phoenix" somewhat boring. Which is a shame for a track which takes up nearly a third of the album length.

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Eh.

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Прослушивание 1: 1 Трек на 12 минут, найс. Я не разбираюсь в музыке, но это джаз вроде. Это очень скучно. 2 Это звучит повеселее. В этом что-то есть. Мне очень нравится подбор инструментов, необычно. 3 Похоже на мелодию на титрах хахахаха. Вот идут сценаристы, режиссёры, актёры. А какой счастливый и слезоточивый финал был у фильма... эх... 4 сколько минут? 18 мать его минут (за мать извиняюсь). А можно больше мотивационных речей?) 5 Ясно. Это обрезанный первый трек. Оценка остаётся. Красиво, но скучно 6 Оценка все ещё не меняется. 7 Урааа разговоры на языке который я не знаю. Я скипаю. А это уже и конец ммм... Вывод: не моя музыка, от слова совсем, но что-то меня цепляет. 2 из 5. Только из-за хороших аранжировок. Звукорежиссеру респект.

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Yeah, look, Chef, if it takes you 16min to butter your soul, isn’t it cold by that point? This album makes me wonder if all Pentecostal preachers are doing Issac Hayes impersonations in the pulpit. A star for that fun thought.

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Los discos con canciones tan largas pueden conmigo. Falta dinamismo, aunque la instrumentación es un plus

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First thing: it's much too jazz-oriented for my personal taste. Somebody who likes 1960's nightclub jazz would probably enjoy this more. Second thing: It's incredibly, ponderously sexist. The ten-minute sermon leading into"By The Time I Get To Phoenix" is a doozy, but I was already gritting my teeth at the patronizing "One Woman." Maybe some GUY who likes 1960's nightclub jazz would find this fun, but it was excruciating for me. It's slow, it's sexist, there are virtuoso jazz people doing virtuoso things for many minutes at a time... I did not like it.

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couple interesting covers but not really my thing

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Nothing that memorable. I don't mind this type of music in general....only think holding it back from being a 1. Otherwise it was just there... 1.5/2

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Not my thing.

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Wot!

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I thought I'd love this one, but actually, what I'm thinking is that it's self-indulgent and a bit boring.

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An ok funky, soul album. It’s mainly grooving instrumentals with a few moments of singing. Didn’t find it too great but it did ease through in the background. 5.0/10

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Four LOOOONG tracks. Presages the sloooow 70s. Hayes has an undeniable instrument, but it is put to mediocre use on this album.

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Not my kind of music. Sounds like what is in the title.

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Not my jam, chef.

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Super over rated

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Nah. Too souly.

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Not my style. 4 LONG tracks.

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It was just different versions of the same few songs, got tired of it quick.

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Way too long.

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Nope

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One Woman is a fantastic song. The album was okay but not very interesting

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Hated it, twangy intrusive guitar, liked the tone of his voice. Just glad it was short!

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Loved it.

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Very smooth late-night grooves...not sure about the six-minute spoken intro to the last track though.

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mhaaah, beetje druk

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