Curtis Mayfield   Curtis
4.3
superb
Ranking: #19 for 1970

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4.5 superbIai EMERITUS | June 26th 06

When Mayfield yelled 'Sisters! Niggers! Whiteys! Jews! Crackers! Don't worry! If there's a hell below, we're all gonna go!', he must have shocked the hell out of nearly everybody, let alone the Impressions fans who'd no doubt been hoping for more of the same. But then, if you're gonna kick off a solo career, you may as well do it the way Mayfield did. Setting the tone for much of the 70s, and giving Marvin Gaye a sound and agenda he'd steal wholesale for What's Goin' On, Curtis was a revolution in sound and spirit. Soul had never been so driven, so symphonic, so panoramic. "Move On Up" is worthy of the 4.5 mark alone - it's nearly 9 minutes long, and you just wish it'd go on for longer. Curtis isn't just soul music; it's music from the soul, for the soul.

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4.5 superbtawnyAnt | July 10th 14

Opening track stands up as an incredibly bold statement even now, and the bass-line is simply crucial. Curtis straddles the borders between soul and funk here, and nothing freaks out or collapses into sweetness. A very confident album.

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0.0 RYMsfullofscenesters | September 25th 13

Light music full of heavy heavy words. Slayer stole the scream at the beginning!!!

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