February 12, 2010
New Albums: Sade and Massive Attack
I’m back with new albums to tell you about!
Sade – Soldier of Love
It has been a full TEN YEARS since Sade has released an album, which is shocking because that last album (Lovers Rock, 2000) went 3x platinum in the U.S. alone. Anyway, they’re back with great music (that has soared to #1 already in the U.S. by the way) and Sade Adu’s smooth voice.
Soldier of Love has ten new tracks and each one is unique but equally stylish. I’m pretty sure Sade Adu’s voice can handle any kind of music. My personal favorite song is “Long Hard Road,” but the first single off the album comes from the whole record’s title, “Soldier of Love.”
Who can forget Sade’s most famous song, “Your Love is King”? That was off their debut album in 1984! I hadn’t realized it has been so long…Sade herself barely looks 35! It’s hard to believe she is 51. But anyway, this album is just as strong as any others they have released. Check it out!
So, admittedly, I hadn’t heard about Massive Attack (ever) until this week…my bad. I realize now that Heligoland is actually their fifth studio album since 1991. Ah!
Well as I sat at my computer listening to this music, which can only be described as…eclectic, I couldn’t help but think about Flight of the Conchords. I think the New Zealand duo must have heard this band at some point or another. I mean that in the best possible way, by the way. For both bands!
I’ve never really paid much attention to electronica music before this. It’s interesting. If you are into that genre, my guess is that you’d like this album. They must be pretty good if they’ve been around for over two decades, right? (Although, admittedly, Nickelback has been around almost that long and that band is the worst thing ever to happen to music.)
One good thing about this genre (along with many others, I’m sure) is that every single song sounds completely different from everything else on the album. You can hear a little bit of every kind of music within this album, which I think makes it great. Even “Saturday Come Slow” sounds like Nick Drake a little bit. (In electronica!) Check out Heligoland today!
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