Sunday, August 5, 2012
Songs of the Day
So, we're at the latter half of the album. I like that James included some laid back tracks to this album with "Stormy Monday, " "A Man Has to Go Back to the Crossroads," and "Sometime," they're a nice switch from the heavy dance numbers in the first half of the album. Really dig how subtle, but groovy "I Can't Stand It '76'" is - you can dance to it, or you can sit back and relax, which are both great options. I don't know if you can help but dance towards the end with it's awesome pick up. I think "Don't Tell a Lie About Me and I Won't Tell" is probably my favorite track of the day, maybe even of the album. It was actually the first song I heard off the album that made me want to listen to the rest. The groove actually seems a little ahead of its time. The first time I heard it, I thought it was a remix of a James tune. Way to go, James! "Papa Don't Take No Mess" is the last song of the album, and the only song I knew before reviewing Hell, it's a classic track at 13:52 minutes long. Solid all around.