pátek, září 04, 2009

Unclassics 4: Cody Chesnutt - The Headphone Masterpiece (Ready Set Go, 2001)

genre: nu soul, folk

Give a homeless man a guitar and a 4-track recorder. One in a billion might come with an album sounding like Headphone Masterpiece. Come on, the title is a pun. The sound quality can compete with some black metal casettes from early 90s. But this does not make this album any less arresting. On the contrary. Who needs crystal platinum sound, (ok, most progressive rock/metal wankers, and they arent in it for the music, are they. they just have a small cock.) when you have crystal platinum songs. This is how Daniel Johnston would sound supposing he was black and actually had any talent. I dont know much about this guy, but I bet he made the double album in a three days nonstop session and then disappeared into wilderness. He might have found more fun in collecting cigarette buds on the pavement than making second album and I cant agree more - I do not need any more music from this guy. Headphone Masterpiece is enough for one lifetime. (The Roots remade his Seed into a funk-rap (not so much) hit, but the original is better. Check it, for Christ sake.)

Other recommended albums by nu/soul auters:
D'Angelo - Voodoo, 2000
Musiq (Soulchild) - Aijuswanaseing, 2000
Raphael Sasdiq - Instant Vintage, 2001

)dl( get it while it's hot, I delete the files after 3 days

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