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Sometimes I think you deviant SG writers dangle articles like these around just to get a rise out of us…poke the bear, go ahead, do it!
“Rest in Peace to Michael Brown and to every young black man murdered in America, whether by the hands of white or black. I pray that one day the world will be filled with peace and rid of injustice. Only then will we all Be Free” – Cole
To me, that appears like someone who is directly responding beyond the core reality to make it his case clear that, white or black, “shit needs to stop.” A plea stemming from exhaustion rather than anger.
I immediately felt a energy similar to Lennon’s “Imagine’ after hearing the song. I guess I see his words as a cry for help rather than voice of anger. Regardless, its a deeply affecting song.
In an attempt to avoid the politics regarding the incident in Ferguson, J. Coles “Be Free” stands as a polarizing and deeply affecting emotional piece of music. I applaud his effort to rise above the racial issues surrounding its context, but the reality of his pleading is unavoidable. Song of the year IMO.
Its file sharing via journalism….be happy a $9.99 monthly fee isn’t attached to it. Least you can voice a comment and get honest and humble responses from a staff that appreciates you. You stay classy, SG.
Obvious pick but we must give Sinead props… aint no Lion and the Cobra, but for the first time in 20 years, there was some slight inspiration from it.
Although Black Love has great soul and is more spacious, the call here for number one is clearly Gentlemen. It was their defining moment and by far one of their seediest, most compelling and emotionally charged albums produced. That album had teeth. Sharp fucking teeth and was not afraid to bite.
Spoons album is so good that when I hear New York Kiss, I start rabbit punching anything near me cuz I know the end is near
Confusing the ingenious Bored to Death with Cusacks Better Off Dead is a travesty!
Damn, this things gonna be out in less than 2 weeks. That just hit me. Hey NPR, hook sum bruthas up and give us a First Listen next week.