Meshell Ndegeocello
Peace Beyond Passion


4.0
excellent


Release Date: 1996 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Another win for '90s neo-soul

Tasteful. That's the word that springs to mind when considering the unique blend of elements on “Peace Beyond Passion.” Another album with this many connecting pieces might feel jumbled, as if ambivalent about its own technique or message. A less familiar listener could reasonably feel this way, at least. Fortunately, such is not the case here. Jumping between quiet storm, hip-hop, funk, motown, and jazz fusion, the album maintains a strong r&b ethos throughout its runtime, tugging the heartstrings at just the right moments, and bobbing the head at others. With varied instrumentation and deliberate songwriting, Me'Shell Ndegeocello and co. crafted a masterpiece that easily stands shoulder-to-shoulder with its peers, but is not as well-known. Let's fix that, shall we?



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Drifter
November 30th 2021


20894 Comments


ayyyyy definitely super slept on. glad you dug it :]

ArsMoriendi
December 1st 2021


41294 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Oh yeah, I'm supposed to check this one day

fogza
Contributing Reviewer
December 1st 2021


10001 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I actually remember "Who Is He and What Is He to You?", I think it even had a video.

Trifolium
December 1st 2021


39369 Comments


OH NICE! Will certainly read and check this ASAP when I'm able to!

Trifolium
December 1st 2021


39369 Comments


(Read, because short; POSd, because worth (it))

dedex
Staff Reviewer
December 2nd 2021


12788 Comments


tasteful soundoff lmao

for real it's cool to read lil revs like that, pos'd

TwigTW
December 4th 2021


3939 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

His mother would pray, "Save him. Save him. Save him from this life" ...One of my favorite funk/soul albums from the '90s. It sounds as great now as it did then.

ReefaJones
February 20th 2022


3708 Comments


This is a gem. Shit is amazing

normaloctagon
Contributing Reviewer
May 30th 2022


4148 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This just keeps growing and growing on me

fogza
Contributing Reviewer
May 31st 2022


10001 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

norma sighted in the wild

normaloctagon
Contributing Reviewer
May 31st 2022


4148 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Hi 😄

parksungjoon
May 31st 2022


47235 Comments


lol quick edit

Drifter
May 31st 2022


20894 Comments


Who Is He and What Is He to You?

parksungjoon
May 31st 2022


47235 Comments


it really has some track titles huh

Drifter
May 31st 2022


20894 Comments


Leviticus etc

parksungjoon
June 1st 2022


47235 Comments


i thought ppl supposed to get more active after becoming contrib not fall off a cliff and into a sewer

normaloctagon
Contributing Reviewer
June 1st 2022


4148 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Ouchie

normaloctagon
Contributing Reviewer
June 15th 2022


4148 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

“The Way” is such a bop it’s not fair to all the other funky music out there

parksungjoon
June 15th 2022


47235 Comments


i believe u

rabidfish
June 22nd 2022


8739 Comments


god damn, i've been missin out



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