Jamie Lidell

52cdc88d I feel like it’s time for something a little more upbeat than usual. Winter is almost over, so all the dreary sounds are starting to get old.

I found an electro-soul musician by the name of Jamie Lidell. His eponymous album is not his first, but it is his latest.

Not being the biggest connoisseur of soul music, I don’t have much to compare it to. I suppose Justin Timberlake or Jamiroqui fans might enjoy Jamie Lidell. Either that, or fans of disco. I almost feel like that’s what this is, modernized discotheque music.

Watch this video and tell me I’m wrong:

So perhaps not exactly disco, but I think you get the idea.

It’s not a far stretch to say if Jamie Lidell can get me to listen to an album in the soul genre then there’s something good going on.

Just listen to those funky beats and his smooth voice. It is a throwback of some sort. Not being an expert, I cannot place where. I’m only 26 years old, you know. I didn’t really grow up when soul was popular. Unless you count Boyz 2 Men. I don’t.

The album is a fairly entertaining experiment in the soul genre. Wonder what you’ve been missing? I suggest checking out Jamie Lidell’s eponymous album.

Save for a couple of songs, it’s sure to put you in a groovy mood. The other couple are groovy too, just not in an upbeat way.

The album is solid, and whether you appreciate the genre you might still appreciate Jamie Lidell’s latest output.

He hasn’t turned me into a fan of the genre, but I’ll be damned if I don’t enjoy this record. That unique blend of electronic and soul keeps my ears tingling. Perhaps I’m more into the electronic side of things, and the soul portion is just a bonus.

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