Thursday, December 8, 2016

Albums of the Year # 18 Childish Gambino

A late entry to the chart. This was only released last week. Prominent records are not usually released as we get into December for obvious promotional reasons but Childish Gambino is certainly worthy of attention and his new record Awaken My Love! is a very fine album indeed.

It's patently obvious what the sources of this are. You'll hear Sly Stone, you'll hear George Clinton, you'll hear Prince. You'll hear plenty of that high pitched, treated, squeezed vocal that has denoted sexy and funky to the point of absolute cliche down the  years. But you've got to hand it to the man, he does it all terribly well!

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