Aloe Blacc - Good Things
MP3 Album - £4.74 @ iTunes.
Great soul album, and the awesome track "I need a dollar" is currently free to d/l!
Following his worldwide hit I Need A Dollar , Aloe Blacc presents his second album: Good Things . Produced by Leon El Michels and Jeff Silverman, aka producers/label owners Truth & Soul, Good Things sees Aloe Blacc unite with the backing band best known as The Expressions or El Michels Affair. Powered by plinking piano, a tumbledown bassline and pristine horns, I Need A Dollar is flavoured with funk, informed by hip hop and dripping with vintage cool. In short: it s a major tune, and a hint at Good Thing s sound; best described as Bill Wither s darkest moments with a splash of Bobby Womack whimsy and a pinch of Gnarls Barkley. The album is packed with highlights: the feel-good Green Lights, the emotive ballad So Hard and the compelling and atmospheric Take Me Back, which has already found favour with Thom Yorke. This rapper-turned-singer s sophomore LP is set to define soul music in 2010, and follows hot on the heels of his labelmate Mayer Hawthorne, whose 2009 debut gained the ears of soul fans everywhere.