I agree with a lot of this. But I definitely liked the contrast btwn Gil and Jamie; mostly because that’s what made it sound like less of a novelty. You know, as opposed to the “hot” producer sandblasting Gil’s vocals into unrecognizable oblivion.
While this was a “colaborative” effort between the two of them. I was listening a lot more Jamie XX and seeing how he was going to shapes these songs in his vision, so the more the songs started sounding like the very few examples of solo work he has done the more I liked them. But, like I said in the review, even the songs that do not work as well are worth a listen just to hear the unique pairing of talent.
http://blackdownsoundboy.blogspot.com/2011/02/lost-sleevenotes-gil-scott-heron-v.html (These were meant to be linear notes of the album, but sadly they did not end up in the final album)
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