There are some things in life that are such a huge fail in life that no facepalm can ever be big enough.Missing out on this record until just this morning is one of them.
I've mentioned Sound Opinions in these pages before. If you don't know it is the most excellent podcast about all things rock put on by Chicago critics Gret Kot and Jim Derogatis. That little slice of music news heaven is responsible for me bringing this to you now. I can't undo my best of 2011 list, but you can be sure that this will be way WAY up on our end of the year list
Soulful, revisionist and yet totally original, this album kicks the shit out just about everything else you're going to hear this year. "Stone Rollin'", the title track, is just 1 of 10 reasons that Saadiq offers you as to why. Somethings in music just work on every level, and this album/track is one of them, so don't make the same mistake I made by waiting, check it out RIGHT NOW!
Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rollin'