Aloe Blacc
Good Things


4.5
superb

Review

by random USER (25 Reviews)
July 1st, 2011 | 8 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The most feel good album I've bought recently.

Aloe Blacc is a very talented Soul singer and MC from Orange County. This album is his second, and it was released on Stones Throw Records. Beginning with the opener "I Need A Dollar", Aloe Blacc weaves a carefully constructed tale of one man's journey through unemployment, the cycles of poverty, and alcoholism. "My wine is good to me, it helps me pass the time. And my good old buddy whiskey always helps me see sunshine." You almost feel sorry for Nathaniel (that's his real name) as he croons through a soft piano beat and a simple drum part. This song first got popular on Fight Night Champion, and I even heard it on a Top 40 Satellite Radio Station. However, the rest of the album sounds like The Jimi Hendrix Experience with a different singer. Muted wah-wah guitars are abound in almost every song. "Miss Fortune" has a beat very similar to Beck's "Loser". I almost thought Beck had a guest verse on this song. Sadly, this isn't the case. Anyway, this is the most feel-good album of the current year (even though it was released in September 2010, I Need A Dollar is "new" on the radio). Get this if you like Cee-Lo Green and other Soul artists.



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BigHans
July 1st 2011


26454 Comments


pos

random
July 1st 2011


2270 Comments


Please get this, Hans. It's better than anything on Top 40 Radio right now. It has meaning, it has wonderful vocals, etc.

BigHans
July 1st 2011


26454 Comments


ok random once I get internet again at home

bungy
July 1st 2011


8843 Comments


lol

JWT155
August 11th 2011


9358 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Fucking great album

LordePots
March 13th 2014


9254 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

new one is not nearly as good as this tbh

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wacknizzle
March 13th 2014


13696 Comments


Been meaning to get this after my buddy showed it to me, sounds tight

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LordePots
March 13th 2014


9254 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

it is very good



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