First album. Still holds up sonically with a bland of cruisy and hard west coast beats, and Cube’s raw and unapologetic lyrics. In regards to the focus of the lyrics of segregation, police brutality, racism and suburban hardships, they’re all relevant to the climate of today (2022).
Good album to listen to as I’m doing my laundry and housework. As a songwriter myself I can definitely admire her skills, great story telling. 5 songs in and instrumentally nothing is really sticking out to me. No songs so far have made me go and save them to my designated 1001 albums playlist. “We Do What We Can” is a beautiful ballad with dreading keys, high hats that feel like they are slowly creeping up to you, the horns that pop in and out and not to mention that drum/percussion section in the middle to really elevate the song. Sheryl’s vocals are the strongest for me on this song. Favourites: Solidify, All I Wanna Do, We Do What We Can
Not gonna lie, I couldn’t finish it.
Classic old school RnB, smooth beats, beautiful vocals and hypnotic harmonies. I wasn’t even born when this album came out but it makes me feel nostalgic. Great vibes all round!
This was definitely noise. Wonderful noise? Not really. Did it paint a rainbow image in my head? Not particularly.
Don’t know how albums like these get considered on the top 1001 albums to listen to before you die, not much substance to them. Like chill beats but it’s nothing special or nothing I can’t find when I look for a “___ type beat” on YouTube