Nujabes Spiritual State
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nobodyhere
December 7th 2011


1 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Spot on review, exactly how I felt. After 1 full listen, "Far Howls" is freaking amazing, the others (especially Island) are little too soft and Kenny G-ish for me unfortunately. Time will tell how feel about the others.

lancebramsay
December 7th 2011


1585 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This is a really, really nice album

Jellingman
December 7th 2011


357 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Album stands up well to his prior releases. Chillest stuff this year for sure.

daIceman
December 8th 2011


417 Comments


I think this is bloody overrated, because he died. I listened to it 2x times yesterday and it's not that awesome but still I am gonna rate it after few more listens

glenjamin
December 8th 2011


1 Comments


I listened to Nujabes for the first time today. I don't want to diss, and look forward to exploring more of the work and legacy that he has left us. However, I do find most of this material quite unexceptional. Both jazz and slow hip-hop beats have the power to instill daydreams and Nujabes' work here, for me, allows neither element to do this. Individual tracks do stand out (Spiral being one of them) but the album as a whole drifts into obscurity. The legacy affect is interesting in music but this remains C-grade material I think. R.I.P. Jun.
Solid review Nick.

Steoandnoodles
December 8th 2011


2832 Comments


Really want to listen to this. =(
Wish I had the time to sit down and do it but I don't.

And does any one know where I can get CD copies of his previous albums? It's impossible to find them.

scissorlocked
December 8th 2011


3518 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

just listened a couple of songs and were pretty enjoyable





Digging: Max Graef - Rivers of the Red Planet

patrickfannon
December 8th 2011


893 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

This is definitely growing on me. I cannot believe I'd never heard of this guy before; he's excellent. I'm getting Metaphorical Music as I type and I'm stoked. Also, I don't know about others hyping this because the guy is dead, but that's certainly not the case for me. The record is just really fucking good.

amanwithahammer
December 8th 2011


585 Comments


so much agree

Samshine
December 8th 2011


1039 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

im liking what i've heard so far

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
December 8th 2011


32004 Comments


Should all probably get some Damu The Fudgemunk while you're at it

Scoot
December 9th 2011


18223 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

gorgeous album

patrickfannon
December 9th 2011


893 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

ThirtySix, I downloaded pretty much everything Nujabes ever touched last night. I listened to Metaphorical Music and Modal Soul and I was completely blown away. After a listen each, I'm digging Metaphorical Music a bit more, but they are both fantastic records. I've literally never heard anything else like it. Deviant, which Damu album should I start with?

kingsoby1
Emeritus
December 9th 2011


4968 Comments


nujabes is easy listening music. I said it.

patrickfannon
December 9th 2011


893 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

I don't know about easy in terms of difficulty level, but easy, as in "Be easy, man," definitely. "Far Fowls" is one of my favorite tracks of the year, and "Yes" is incredible. Digging the shit out of this and Metaphorical Music at the moment. Cool avatar, kingsboy.

mvood
December 10th 2011


818 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I think this is bloody overrated, because he died.




stfu

gabethepiratesquid
December 11th 2011


4522 Comments


Holy fucking shit still a 4.3 average? I mean I'm still assessing what I'd rate this album but you niqqas crayy. I wish I died so I could get an album this cum over.

Oceanus
December 11th 2011


877 Comments


This album art really makes me want to check this out.

Chrisjon89
December 11th 2011


3833 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I like it alot but not to that extent. I prefer Madlib's 'Shades of Blue' to this or Metaphorical Music.

Metamorphosis
December 13th 2011


420 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Wished I had heard of this producer before he died. This is so bordering a 4.5, but I think a 4/5 is appropriate for how I feel for now.



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