标题: Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again DELUXE 2CD (2012) [Blues/Soul]
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Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again DELUXE 2CD (2012) [Blues/Soul]



Artist: Michael Kiwanuka
Album: Home Again
Bitrate: 226kbps avg
Quality: EAC Secure Mode / LAME 3.98.4 / -V0 / 44.100Khz
Label: Polydor
Genre: Pop
Size: 95.62 megs
PlayTime: 0h 56min 06sec total
Rip Date: 2012-03-17
Store Date: 2012-03-06

Track List: Disc #1/2
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01. Tell Me A Tale                   4:12
02. I'm Getting Ready                2:24
03. I'll Get Along                   3:30
04. Rest                             3:52
05. Home Again                       3:32
06. Bones                            3:51
07. Always Waiting                   4:31
08. I Won't Lie                      4:06
09. Any Day Will Do Fine             3:41
10. Worry Walks Beside Me            5:00

Track List: Disc #2/2
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01. They Say I'm Doing Just Fine     3:41
    (Ethan Jones Session)
02. Now I'm Seeing (Ethan Jones      2:33
    Session)
03. Ode To You (Ethan Jones          3:21
    Session)
04. I'll Get Along (Ethan Jones      3:49
    Session)
05. I Won't Lie (Ethan Jones         4:03
    Session)

Release Notes:
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If such a thing as a racing certainty still exists in these turbulent times for
rock and pop, then Michael Kiwanuka's debut album may well be it. It's always
unwise to make predictions about these things, but there's no getting around the
fact that the 24-year-old's music ticks a lot of boxes on the list headed Things
People Seem to Like These Days. Kiwanuka has links to the west London folk scene
that spawned Laura Marling and Mumford and Sons: he is signed to Communion, the
record label owned by the latter's bassist, Ben Lovett. He is a confessional
singer-songwriter in an age dominated by Adele: in the absence of a collapsed
relationship to feel anguished about, Kiwanuka's songs concern themselves with
matters spiritual û of which more later û and, on the mournful Always Waiting,
the apparently insufferable torment of his pre-fame job. "My load a burden that
I carry à my time is coming à pray for me," he sings, perhaps making more of a
song and dance about the awfulness of being a session guitarist for Chipmunk
than is strictly necessary. Even at his least interesting, as on the title
track, what Kiwanuka sounds like isn't one of the hallowed 60s and 70s names
trotted out in every feature about him û Bill Withers or Terry Callier û but the
laid-back, rounded-edge acoustic rock of Jack Johnson. Given that that sound
inexplicably seems to have become a chart-pop touchstone thanks to the success
of Bruno Mars, the bean-counters at his record label presumably think that's no
bad thing.
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Most obviously, Kiwanuka's music fits the post-Amy Winehouse vogue for
faux-vintage soul. It signposts its retro intentions from its opening seconds û
the first thing you hear is a jazzy flute in a style not dissimilar to that of
Rahsaan Roland Kirk. In fact, there's jazz flute all over the shop, along with
saxophones blowing free solos and string and brass arrangements that so
obviously recall the early 70s û not just Bill Withers or Terry Callier, but Van
Morrison's Moondance and Nick Drake's Bryter Layter û you listen in fear that
the whole thing might suddenly grind to a halt because the miners are out and
the power stations have shut down.

Home Again's strength lies in the fact that it manages to tick a lot of boxes
without sounding like it set out to tick a lot of boxes. It seems a faintly
ridiculous thing to say about an album that's so clearly busting a gut to sound
40 years older than it actually is, but it feels natural rather than forced or
calculating. That's partly down to Paul Butler's production. It's perhaps a bit
much to coat Kiwanuka's vocals in a thin layer of distortion û a kind of sonic
equivalent of distressing furniture with sandpaper û with the implicit
accompanying suggestion this music has recently been unearthed in the vaults of
Blue Thumb or Cadet Records rather than recorded on the Isle of Wight last year
with the bloke out of the Bees, but there's something beguiling about its warm,
live sound. Mostly, though, it's down to Kiwanuka's voice and songs. The former
is rich and fluid, the latter balance a sure grasp of an immediate melody
against chord sequences that shift in ways you don't quite anticipate. Listening
to Tell Me a Tale or I Won't Lie, you're struck by the way they manage to sound
both comfortingly familiar and slightly unexpected, an impressive trick to pull
off.

Those old enough to remember an era when British rock music, like the Blair
administration, didn't really do God might raise an eyebrow at how much of Home
Again seems to deal with Christianity. Kiwanuka addresses The Lord with such
frequency that you picture Him hiding behind the sofa and pretending to be out.
At first, it just sounds like a lyrical tic, but by the time you reach I'm
Getting Ready û "to believe" û it's pretty clear that it runs substantially
deeper than that.

There was a time when an album so explicitly God-bothering might have risked
turning mainstream UK buyers off, although Kiwanuka might reasonably point out
that most of the music that inspired him was exactly the same. Perhaps more
pertinently, you could add that Mumford and Sons' links to evangelical
Christianity and "awake my soul, you were made to meet your maker" lyrics have
done nothing to harm their popularity in the UK and may well have contributed to
it in the US: there are certainly a lot of American bloggers excited by the
band's ability to provide "moments of worship" in their music. Back home, top of
the list of Things People Seem to Like These Days is a certain earnestness and
sincerity in their music: Home Again ticks that box as well.


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跟Adele 19的专辑封面好像!!我坚信这不是幻觉!!

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