Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Album Review: Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, "I Learned The Hard Way"

With this fourth album from this legendary Brooklyn soul revival group, Sharon Jones' Muscle Shoals style gutbusting vocals are a given. The real stars here are the Dap-Kings, whose ability to perfectly capture the sounds of 60s/70s soul blur the line between soul revival and a long lost dusty Atco record. No other band in the world can do what they do, play all!

But esp: 1+++(perfectly smooth Philly fanfare), 2+++(hottest shit ever), 3++(nice 'n' laid back), 4++, 6 (instr.), 7+++(just great), 12+++(Sharon Jones is the star here)


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