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Scott-Heron

Gil Scott-Heron’s return to the studio in 2010 produced an album nearly as interesting as the struggles and addiction that kept him away for so long. In We’re New Here we see Heron’s latest album remixed and rethought in a contemporary fashion. Far from glossing up Heron’s gritty vocals; artist Jamie xx rethinks Heron’s material in ways totally unsuited to his rambling. Yet as with his treatment of Adele’s Rolling In The Deep, we see Jamie xx casing Heron’s vocals in a new electronic surrounding that makes no bones about departing entirely from the original. NY Is Killing Me throws such rough punches, the dark dubstep bass the perfect companion to rather mirthless lyrics. It is the wide range of ways in which the album compliments and contrasts its source that makes Jamie xx’s rethink so compelling.

For a full review of We’re New Here by Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx, please check out Deviant’s review here.





Deviant.
04.05.11
Nice one Liberi, even though you're a few month's late

Cheers on the plug as well

Liberi Fatali
04.05.11
Good music (and kiwi reviews) always deserve a plug.

wabbit
04.05.11
you can't make out the words and the music is just bleeps and bloops 1/5

Hep Kat
04.05.11
rabbit

Deviant.
04.05.11
"you can't make out the words and the music is just bleeps and bloops 1/5"

They say the same thing about Kid A

wabbit
04.05.11
I actually really really liked the song and the review and am halfway through downloading the album

omnipanzer
04.05.11
Yay, a new album to look forward to (even if a few months late Dev).

robertsona
04.05.11
thought this out way long ago...much prefer the original song. gonna give the generic criticism and say that the rusty minimalism of the original "beat" fit much better than this pseudo dubstep treatment. but whatever

dcha
04.05.11
Does the rest of the album sound this good?

Electric City
04.05.11
i prefer ill take care of you when it comes to staff blogged tracks from this album

astrel
04.05.11
Song is decent.

Aids
04.05.11
listening to this now, I've never heard this guy before

sounds pretty cool so far

Adash
04.05.11
better two thousand and late than never

Deviant.
04.05.11
"thought this out way long ago...much prefer the original song. gonna give the generic criticism and say that the rusty minimalism of the original "beat" fit much better than this pseudo dubstep treatment. but whatever"

There's nothing pseudo about it

robertsona
04.05.11
how am i supposed to reply to that? okay? "pure dubstep" that sounds bad?

Deviant.
04.05.11
Dubstep on its own would have been more than sufficient

robertsona
04.05.11
okay...

Liberi Fatali
04.06.11
When did this place start caring about only discussing the latest music.

I'm still quite inclined to rock along at my own pace and stumble upon music whenever I do.

cvlts
04.06.11
someones been out of the loop for awhile

Liberi Fatali
04.06.11
I've never been in 'the loop' thanks.

cvlts
04.06.11
twas the point

Butkuiss
04.06.11
Heard this song last December while driving out to pick up my bass...it's epic.

pizzamachine
04.06.11
Good stuff.

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