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The Poet

Bobby Womack

1981

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The Poet

Rating

3.23

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5

God bless this coked out mess

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I'm not a fan of this genre but the album wasn't that much of a pain to listen. Not too repetitive and short.

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5

Ooooooooo. funkay. Love the funk R&B on Secrets. So Many Sides Of You is a great opening track. I actually don't love If You Think You're Lonely now, but I still love this album. Great album, I had a blast listening to it.

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5

This album has no weakness, every kind of Soul/R&B music is represented in this album. Also, every song makes you wanna dance. A Hidden Gem in music history.

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5

Absolutely PERFECT. Womack remains the king of soul, and this album is one of my favorites. Every track is genius, but "If You Think You're Lonely Now" is one of my favorite songs of all time.

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For some reason, I remember listening to his final album when it was released. However, never really listened to earlier Womack. I'm not especially qualified to evaluate how this compares to other soul/RnB/funk from the era, but damn it seems pretty damn good to me. I got the 2021 remaster, and it sounds really well defined to my inexpert ears. You've got funky party anthems like "Stand Up", and slightly generic bedroom preludes "Lay Your Lovin' On Me". But my preference is for the long, reflective ballads like "Games" and "Just My Imagination" (weirdly with a country tinge to it. Edit: apparently he had at least one whole album of "country soul"!), which really take you on an emotional/narrative journey. I'm not a huge fan of the growling soul thing he does sometimes, but Womack's voice is definitely a strong asset here. All the musicianship is good, and the bass particularly stands out on some tracks.

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A funky, jam-filled album from a crazy talented singer. Straight up, this record will make you want to dance and sing like a madman. The guitar and piano riffs are groovy, there's a disco-based rhythm section, and Womack brings heat to his voice that you can feel in your soul. Favorite Song: If You Think You're Lonely Now Least Favorite: Secrets

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“The Poet” by Bobby Womack (1981) R&B, funk, jazz, finely performed by Womack, with plenty of excellent backing support. These are mostly love songs that are presented with soul and flair. Womack’s lead guitar is nice to listen to, as well his not-quite-mellow-enough baritone voice. And the backing vocals are angelic. “Stand Up” cooks—makes ya wanna dance. These tracks are well arranged, but some idiosyncrasies (like overused harp glissando) mildly detract. And while the lyrics are suitably passionate, they lack depth and lexical variety, hence the album title “The Poet” is somewhat pompous. The track “If You Think You’re Lonely Now” is interestingly equivocal. Is it sympathetic or menacing? The listener can decide. But it’s good music that gets under your skin. Womack’s “Just My Imagination” (1981) is strikingly similar to The Temptations’ “Just My Imagination” (1971). Are the attorneys on top of this or is it just my imagination? A very enjoyable album. 3/5

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nice vibes, lush production, and he has an amazing voice but im not sure if i think this one has aged well. just a little bit too 80s cheesy for me

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I got on with it, So Many Sides of You, If You Think You're Lonely Now and Stand Up all slap. The rest is all okay. However, I feel like the super polished sound was a malign influence on the rest of the decade, with so much overproduced plastic soul afterwards. This isn't quite there. Nothing sounds glazed over and evil like what came later, but it's definitely on its way there. I'd have given it three, but it loses a star for what it wraught on ears in the coming years.

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No tengo idea de porqué está este disco aquí. Este men tiene discos increíbles a principios de los 70s. La producción de este pedo es vomitiva y las canciones están equis.

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Where has this been all my life? Smooth, sexy, groovy, passioned, and damn COOL

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Great album

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Great soul album ❤️

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1 fiestas

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Funky and i liked it

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Nice

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Groovy af!!

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hohoho dit is goed voor die avonden alleen

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Amai dit was genieten, jammer dat er twee nummers niet beschikbaar zijn. just my imagination vind ik de leukste

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upbeat R & B. Catchy

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My wife had a rough holiday weekend, so I'm making sure to treat her right this evening: I've got this album, I've got a dozen roses, and I've got a boxed macaroni and cheese dinner for two.

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5

Love Bobby, smooth, soulful, mmmmm

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Great album easy to listen to music. Bobby Womack great soul artist!!

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5

This isn't the kind of music I would typically listen to, but it is beautiful.

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5

I mean this dude is just an absolute legend. Have hardly ever heard a bad song and this song is just full of jams. 'Imagination' and 'If you think you're lonely now' are incredible.

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meh

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5

Proves Womack is one of the giants of R&B. One of my favorite albums!

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5

Ok this is the best shit I've ever heard.

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5

So much craic. "Girl, you know how to make my cookie crumble, my cookie crumble When you hold me close and do all the things you do to me Ooh-wee, baby Just like some good old Kentucky Fried Chicken And all of it was good enough to be finger lickin′" that is all

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Short and very very sweet

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This was groovin and the just my imagination cover was good

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4

Á great album for a sunny day longing back to some 80's vibe, the funkyness of the first half the album was very enjoyable, after that it become a bit more souly which is awesome, but less my vibe.

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4

Could only hear half the album. Was pretty catchy for what I heard

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Don't you ever tell me what to give a five, Faith.

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pretty damn funky

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good ass soul. this music is just the best kinda music and this album was overall really great. nice one bobby. best track = If You Think You’re Lonely Now. 4.7

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4

That was 11 herbs and spices of fun music. To get in on the DKRS (Dave Kendrick Rating Scale, patent pending) I give it 4 original recipes

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I've heard the name Bobby Womack but can't say that I could name a song. I really enjoyed listening to this album.

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Pretty good

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Así, en la primera escucha, me pareció como música de cena/fiesta elegantiosa y luego que pensé que eso me sucede sobre todo por la educación visual (películas y series donde pasa eso más o menos). Luego entonces me cruzó por la mente si esto quizá sea algo medio "genérico". En fin, no investigué más, pero la voz de Bobby me parece cool y todo aquí es muy enérgico. También creo que es algo que escucho muy poco y en moods muy especiales, quizá. Mis favs: "Lay Your Lovin' On Me" y "Stand Up" por muy animada. 7.5/10

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kinda fresh, kinda funky. 7/10, strong across the board but the bass player carried the opening track

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Great great discovery!

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Hat mich beim ersten Mal hören nicht so umgehauen aber es wird immer besser (ich habe nicht getrunken).

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Tiene una vibra muy cool

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Gut zu hören. Kann man mal wieder machen

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4

Sehr schönes Soul-Album!

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Solid soul with some nice jams...

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Not what I'd normally listen to but the singers voice was really smooth and I think overall it's a very nice and well-made album. And I liked the bass!!

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Nice vibe

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Great mix of funk, soul, R&B (& maybe a little disco)! Great voice and danceable basslines.

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Awesome rythm. I feel that.

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Finally, some delicious fucking food

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Best track: If you think you're lonely now

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Gillar verkligen albumet! Bästa låtar: So Many Sides Of You Just My Imagination If You Think You're Lonely Now

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loved it. adding to the rotation

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pas mal

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4/5 upbeat soul sounds, nice!

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Bobby is quite the entertainer! Every song was great. Not giving it 5 stars only because I probably will not come back to listen again

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Very romantic

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Always new who he was, but this is first time listening to an album of his. Real good song writer. What ever happened to this good style of R&B.

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IF YOU THINK YOU'RE LONELY NOW WAIT UNTIL TONIGHT GIRL

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Such a breeziness to these songs, you can almost smell the ocean air.

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4

Fantastic front to back!

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4

Weirdly I couldn't stream the first 3 songs of this album on Spotify, but the last ones were dope especially If You Think You're Lonely Now.

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4/5 Nice album

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4

Very solid album with plenty of variety but it all feels familiar! My favorites had to be Secrets and Where Do We Go From Here.

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Not something I would normally listen to but I dig it. R/B with bluesy elements at times.

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I liked, funky... Its not a master piece, but pretty cool to listen and relax...

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Funky af

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75. The Poet - Bobby Womack 8 tracks. This is great. Barry White meets Stevie Wonder with a little sprinkling of Luther & Alex. I didn't know there were Womack's other than Womack & Womack until now. His life story seems.... interesting. Flushed face 4/5

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A really nice way to start the day, great album

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funky

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I didn't realize the impact Bobby Womack had. I saw the movie, One Night in Miami and I learned about the influence he had on Sam Cooke and the crazy story about his personal life. Womack married Sam Cooke's widow, but then his brother married Cooke's daughter! Then Womack carried out an affair with the daughter while married to the widow! This led to Womack being shot at by Cooke's widow and to their divorce, but the daughter married his brother and worked with Womack on a ton of records! Crazy. Anyway, this is a great album. First Bobby Womack album I've ever listened to. I knew Across 110th Street, which is amazing, but this dude is great! So much soul in his voice. I'll admit, this album sounds more dated than his earlier stuff. The 80s are all over this thing, but he sounds great, and it reminds me a lot of Prince at times.

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Excellent album, but sounds more 70s than 1981.

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Groovy, funky, pretty upbeat - not my chosen genre but I enjoyed the hell out of it. Really cool surprise. 4/5.

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Pretty good soul music! My gf and I enjoyed!

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Ok

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I love to start my day dancing! Thank you Bobby Womack!

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4

What a nice, smooth listen. I absolutely loved the version of "Just My Imagination". So different to hear that tune not motown'ed out.

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Very listenable pop music. Sometime the lyrics seem a little simple and sometimes derivative.

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4/5. Quite Smooth 😎

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4

This was a good album, soulful and funky as you'd expect it to be. I didn't vibe with it as much as I would have liked to, though - there were a few weak tracks that I didn't enjoy that much. Stand Up was a highlight though, that song was so good.

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First listen. Funky, soulful, definitely a 1981 sounding R&B album and quite good. The songs seem to fall into three categories: Funky songs where you hear the Sly and the Family Stone and Funkadelic influences. Pop songs sounding very similar to other R&B pop acts of the day like Kool & the Gang and Ray Parker Jr. And finally his strongest songs which is why this album made the list and have much more slow-paced traditional soulful sound with a jazz-based guitar and horns. His crooning voice dominates. These songs remind me somewhat of the Isley Brothers and the one hit and song that I heard before "If You Think You're Lonely Now" fall into this category.

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4

Very funky album. I enjoyed the sound and it gave me real R&B feelings!

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silky smooth, resonant and true

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Great album

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Funk, soul, disco : la totale. Malgré quelques redondances, l’album est un délice notamment grâce à la finesse des musiciens et de la production en studio. La basse (Nathan East?) ressort en particulier, un plancher solide pour la voix puissante de Womack. Ça donne envie d’essayer la cocaïne.

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Pretty darn good.

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Run a hot bath, add your favourite oil, spark up some candles, turn out the lights and let this album just wash over you. Soulful, funky R&B will soothe away your stresses. Not perfect, but pretty damned close.

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I really enjoyed this album. Bobby Womack’s voice is so versatile and can be as smooth or gritty as he needs. I was also very impressed with how fluidly he goes between and mixes genres. I was surprised to hear slide guitars in one song. His mix of soul, funk, gospel, blues, jazz, and even country is energetic and incredibly well done.

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Enjoyable. Early 80s soul. Will deffo listen to again.

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games -> if you think youre lonely now -> where do we go from here.... very strong 3 song run! (3.5)

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3

Good solid modern soul. Think the shiny production gets in my way of enjoying it more. Favorite tracks: "Secrets", "If You Think You're Lonely Now"

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Funky soul. Best track: If You Think You're Lonely Now

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3

cool

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3

Bobby you crazy. Some good grooves but didn’t go deep enough and some songs started to drag. Good craic though.

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3

Decent soul vibe

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So smooth, great voice

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3

BOBBY

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Meh... Una sola canción me medio gustó. Aburridon como es de esperarse de un disco de baladas, aunque sin duda es una gran e inconfundible voz. Mood: mi padre tu producto, qué buena presentación, pero yo estoy fuera.

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Instant, confident, happy, funky in places. Not pushing any boundaries, but an enjoyable listen.

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It was decent enough. Some groovy bits. Between a 2 and a 3, as it’s Euros week feeling a bit generous

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3

Fun but not exciting.

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Bobby Womack is the king of product placement but probably only a duke of soul. He was not terrible but did not rise to my level of "i must hear more of this man" - he wa aight - he shall receive three "Bleeding Gum Murphy's"

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3

I totally respect the musicianship and songwriting, but I find this type of music just a bit too smooth for its own good and a bit cheesy. 6/10

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Maybe I'm just generous because I'm really into this style of music at the moment. Would be good to know if I think the same in 3 years.

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6th July 2021 Listened with one earpod in in the morning while working on the day of the Spain Italy euro semi final. Italy won on pens. I liked this, it was soulful and smooth with a hint of melancholy

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Has some nice slap bass. I was a bit disappointed there wasn't any electric organ and that a lot of the songs just faded out at the end, but it was still a good album overall. Games was my favorite song.

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Quite neat, though quite a few songs are similar in being about love. Stand Up was probably my favorite song. Each song has quite a good beat and sounds quite neat. Aside from several songs being solely about love, the lyrics are all interesting and not too repetetive. However this album doesn't stand out to me too much .

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Amazing voice and groovy album. Best song: so many sides of you. Rating 3/5

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Very smooth, sounds more like background music to me though.

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Muzak

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real soulful but not much else. nothing really stood out but I kinda vibe

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Pretty good! So Many Sides Of You was my fave track from this one.

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Whilst there are some pretty great slow jams here (and the hilarious Secrets which appears to compare a woman to, er, kfc), the album is more a mess of ideas than an overall cohesive whole. Womack is a talented musician with a wonderful voice. But after reading about his personal life, you gotta say, the man had a hella unpleasant traits.

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3

Fairly average. Some hilarious lyrics. Neither blown away nor angry.

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Rating: 6/10 Best songs: So many sides of you, If you think you're lonely now

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Song nice funk and R&B.

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Found myself questioning how much to embrace this after hearing the issues going on in the artist's personal life at the time of recording. But the music is winning me over, it's hard to deny. I found the middle part to drag a bit, I think it was a little too 80s soul for my liking. But the beginning and end are great.

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Otro álbum que empieza arriba muy arriba y luego se convierte en un mnnnneh absoluto.

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Half the album is missing from spotify, but I like what's available.

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I like it. It’s groovy and funky and great background music to jam out to.

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A nice smooth jazz album. 1RS

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6.1/10

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Instrumentally I like everything that is going on, but lyrically it's all cheesy-80s-soul to me. Although I'm sure live would be really cool, it's not something I'd listen to on my own.

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Kinda falls between the sounds of the 70s and 80s. I like the songs that lean towards more of the 80s sound with the funkier bass and synths like on "Secrets" and "Stand Up."

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This was aight! Good sounding but didn't hold my attention really.

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Nice quick album to listen to. Funky at times, great singing and music. 7/10.

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A name I heard from time to time and can't say I ever took any time to listen to it. Glad I finally did. Funky but easy to have on while I work.

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Limited tracks on Spotify. Dinner background at best.

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Oh that's some babymakin' music. If you think you're lonely now was the highlight of the album for me. A lot of the tunes were just average. Not much to say, saw he does have some great tunes in his repertoir but this album didn't do a whole lot for me.

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Groovy

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Not great. Not terrible. No need to listen to it again. Babies were most likely made to this album.

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Good, solid R&B. 3 stars.

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ok

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I feel bad but this style of R&B/Soul isn't really my thing. This is okay though.

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Enjoyable to listen to but it doesn't stay with you.

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Wird zum Ende besser. Ist mir stellenweise zu beliebig und es fehlt ein echter Hit. Aber Soul.

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Cool. Real cool

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Overall: Solid soul album. Relisten? No

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Party jams or fuck jamz. Good on you, Bobby

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I thought I heard some pretty strange poetry. Of its time and silly in many, many moments, but still compelling. I liked my time with this album, especially the high of "Stand Up". And in the balance, it's "poet" not "poetry", and the poet is necessarily a product of his time.

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6/10

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ganska gött men svårt för hans röst

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3

I like Booby Womack a lot. This is a fun album that would murder at a summer party.

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È proprio come te lo immagini: bass slapping, cori, paddone, sax, e il nero protagonista che fa tutti dei vocalizzi e urli, oppure parla smooth. Se hai voglia di un bel R&B, è top.

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From the half that I listened to (only half is on Spotify), I thought it was alright. I can definitely tell this was made in the 80s, but I liked it. I feel like this is more R&B than soul.

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3

Some good stuff on this album. The last few songs specifically were really good and soulful. 6/10

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Smooth as silk. I dig his sharp guitar lines as punctuation in the tunes.

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3

grooooovy

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a little too ~poppy~ for my taste but still an enjoyable album!

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3

not bad

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3

Se ha quedado muy ochentero... demasiado ochentero para mi me temo.

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3.5/5 Not a genre I listen to a lot but I enjoyed this album. Favourite songs: - So many sides of you - Just my imagination - If you think you’re lonely now

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3

Started off strong, slow songs / ballads as the album progresses became a little boring.

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Pretty cheesy, actually, but I like how his glasses are the only straight thing.

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Good ideas but the songs are too long without really going anywhere. Probably increased the birth rate between 1981-1982

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Luscious soul album, very enjoyable. Voice is gorgeous. Almost a 4 but it’s a bit too cheesy for me to really consider this a great re-listen. A solid 3.5 though.

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This didn't grab me - I think it's the 80s instrumentation and production creeping in. I want my soul to sound more 70s or earlier, I guess, and my funk to sound weirder and more psychedelic. Fave track - "Stand Up" probably had the highest energy....

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OK, a bit funky

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Smooth soul is very marketable and it kinda loses it's edge as a result. Bobby Womack has enough personality to make up for this, but it ends up being just alright soul. Maybe if it wasn't so watered down, it would be better!

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Liked it but didn’t love it

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Disc d'r&b sedós i cumplidor, amb una veu i uns arranjaments a l'alçada del personatge

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Serious 70's R&B sound. I enjoyed it but it wasn't really exceptional.

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Good raspy vocals and pleasant 70s style disco and soul. Nothing very special, but certainly not bad. Low 3.

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Bueno

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Gutes Soul Album mit coolen Bassläufen, jedoch ohne wirklichen Highlights. Etwas zwischen 3 und 4.

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Really solid opening three songs but not as interested in the slower second half.

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An enjoyable mix of uptempo soul and smooth R&B. Some tracks get a bit repetitive towards the end of their lengthy runtimes, but a healthy dose of slap bass sitting forward in the mix means even these moments feel infectiously groovy.

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Pretty good. Wasn't sure what to expect. No huge highs, but some very good stuff. Nothing g too bad either although "Games" was a bit too long. I'd probably consider listening to this one again or perhaps another of his albums.

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Sam Cooke's guitarist made a phenomenal record if Stevie Wonder didn’t exist. He does. Nevertheless, a beautiful ballad soul crossover. (6/10) FT: If You Think You're Lonely Now, Where Do We Go from Her

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Fine, but not as good as I was hoping. Nothing special.

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Smooth and silky, with Bobby’s fantastic soulful voice throughout. Joyous.

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Bom.

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Struck me as a straightforward soul album, nothing hit me that strongly, but it was all well done, especially considering it was the work of a person who was well into the throes of being Sly Stone’s cocaine buddy.

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Correct mais pas incroyable

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I didn't connect with this one much, I think this just isn't my genre of music.

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I half-listened to this, and liked the parts that I actually got through

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Soul y R&B. Ni fu ni fa.

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Not my favourite Soul album, but there's enough good stuff here to keep me interested.

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[Not Heard Before] (+) So Many Sides of You

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Soul

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Sometimes I wonder if I overrate certain rock records and underrate other genres, primarily soul and R&B. Because I hear good stuff here but it doesn’t really sound essential to me. I do think it’s an interesting footnote in R&B history, as this came out right when disco became passé, but no one really knew what would be the new sound. A lot of it tends to run together for me, but I have fun anyway. C

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Pretty good! I listened through twice. It was hard to stay focused on, but the singles were quite good. The other songs were pretty forgettable. I think overall I wouldn't revisit this again, but I enjoyed it enough. 3.49/5

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All due respect to mr Womack but baby making music doesn’t really do it for me

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A lot of reviews call this "funky" and I call shenanigans on that. It's BORDERING on funk but stays too solidly in the smooth R&B camp to be funky. And "smooth" is another word for "boring" when applied to music. Boring is exactly what I found this album to be.

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Obviously Womack's voice is gorgeous, but all the songs on this album are very basic. If someone said to imagine a 1970s soul album, this is what your mind would conjure up. Nothing is surprising or innovative, interesting or exciting. It's all pleasant enough, but it's background sound.

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It’s 80s. It’s fine. But I wouldn’t choose to listen to it. Completely inoffensive.

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not for me

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disco/funk type stuff. Made my foot tap, but I probably wouldn't listen again.

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Bad thrift store me music

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Fine, probably 2.5

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It's smooth blandness

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Really thought I’d like this more than I did. Just felt a bit like an 80s movie soundtrack.

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Talented guy but this album did v little for me

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Not really my thing. It sounds like the incidental music one would hear while watching "The Love Boat". I am sure it is a fantastic album, but it just isn't to my taste. Which is admittedly pretty narrow and bad. This is why I am doing this. To hear new things.

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I definitely recognized Womack's great voice from his work with Gorillaz on the song "Stylo", so I was interested to hear this album. But though he's a great singer, these songs are mostly not doing anything for me. "Stand Up" is the only exception. Great use of synthesizers, funky rhythm, just a good, danceable song. Everything else just strikes me as relatively generic soul/R&B, and I'm not really a fan of R&B from like the '70s onward. It's not unlistenable, but it doesn't do anything for me.

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Not bad, but a little boring to me.

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La neta le terminé cambiando... Gracias por participar

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Está incompleto en Spotify, supongo que no me pierdo de nada.

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Dzien po dniu znow sie dzieje funkowego soula cud, tym razem w wykonaniu Bobbiego Womacka, z ktorym takze spotykam sie po raz pierwszy, a widocznie jest to jakas gruba ryba czarnego r&b lat 70-90, bo 28 albumow studyjnych sie nie wydaje, jesli nie jest sie sluchalnym muzykiem, dzisiaj trzynasty, to musialo wylosowac akurat trzynasty album w jego dyskografii, the poet 39 minut to bardzo czarny soulowy material, ktoremu w niektorych trakach niedaleko do r&b zwlaszcza w pierwszej czesci krazka, otwierajacy so many sides of you oparty na synthowo klawiszowym brzmieniu w polaczeniu z precyzyjnym basem perkusjowymi drumami i bongosami, ktore nadaja czarnego klimatu calej kompozycji, no i chorkowanie jak przystalo na r&b, praktycznie przez pol plyty je slychac, sam wokal Womackowy brzmi jak ten ojcow zalozycieli czarnej muzyki popularnej, readdingowych influencji z latwoscia mozna sie doszukiwac, ale najbardziej trafnym okresleniem na ten typ maniery wokalnej jest czarny soul, dobrze zrobiony, ale nie niosacy w sobie nic nowego, podobnie jest jesli chodzi o liryke osluchane juz wielokrtonie milosne rozsterki soulowego artysty, z poety wrzuce na soulowa plejke otwierajacy so many sides of you, jako najmocniejszy lirycznie kawalek i if you think you are lonley now jako podsumowanie drugiej, wolniejszej, strony plyty, trivia tajm pana Womacka powinienem kojarzyc z kolaba z Gorillazami z 2k10 na plastik beachu mial swoj wklad w kawalek stylo

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Hard to review and album when the whole thing isn’t available.

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Standard 80s soul

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I can respect the music but it just isn’t for me

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I thought I liked Bobby Womack but this didn't do much for me. Pretty standard soul

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Beetje braaf.

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Dit ging eigenlijk volledig aan me voorbij.

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Veel te gladde soul!

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Mwha

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Smooth!

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Nice soul. But just ok. The bassist is too showy and distracting for most of the album and only they and Bobby have much soul. “Games” is really good. If this is on this list but I don’t see any Tower of Power anytime soonish, I’m going to send a strongly worded letter to the editor.

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1st listen. Seems ok. 2/5

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Na

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Second Listen. Standouts: If You Think You're Lonely Now Others: Just My Imagination, Where Do We Go From Here

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Fine, but pretty cheesy and not really my thing.

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Nothing very exciting for me here. A couple high points, but it felt like second tier 70s soul adjacent music.

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Enjoyable soul album. Maybe not something I'd come back to a ton but I'd never complain if it was on. Feels kinda dated.

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Just okay. The souls genre doesn’t sit well with me

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Nice soul. But just ok. The bassist is too showy and distracting for most of the album and only they and Bobby have much soul. “Games” is really good. If this is on this list but I don’t see any Tower of Power anytime soonish, I’m going to send a strongly worded letter to the editor. {prior rated}

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Eh this is way too cheesy for me.

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A nice sound (great voice) but not my jam.

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A bit silly.. But a couple songs made me wanna get up and dance.

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80’er soul, poppet, sprød guitar, rnb-vibes, opmuntrende

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nej bare nej

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Might have been lovely if I took to the genre, but I don’t.

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Not for me!!

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Never again

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When I saw it was called "The Poet" I sensed bad news. Not for me.

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not sure why this made the list...killer guitar on the cover though.

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God dammit, these album all suck dick I HATE THE FUCKING 80S!!!!!

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Huh. I didn't really connect with the album. It's just shy of 40 minutes and I still couldn't resist the urge to keep skipping ahead, looking for something that evoked a sense of how this is one of the 1001 greatest albums. By the time I got to "It You Think You're Lonely Now", I felt like I'd already heard what the album had to offer and my interest was entirely lost.

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Really not what I needed to see today. Slick, well produced and inoffensive but totally devoid of originality, guts or a cutting edge. I could play this late at night with a bourbon and incense smoking in the corner but Barry White did it so much better. He's not in the top 1001 so this is getting 1*

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