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Akeda

Matisyahu Audio CD
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Since first emerging on the international stage in 2005, Matisyahu has established a reputation for following his muse—from the stripped-down roots reggae of the gold-certified Live at Stubb’s to the trippy ministrations of Youth to the polished pop eclecticism of Light. Then, in 2010, he returned to the venerable Austin venue that introduced him for Live at Stubb’s II, ... Read more in Amazon's Matisyahu Store

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  • Audio CD (3 Jun 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: IMPORT
  • ASIN: B00IUOH1EG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 212,493 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Reservoir
2. Broken Car
3. Watch the Walls Melt Down
4. Champion
5. Built to Survive (Feat Zion I)
6. Ayeka (Teach Me to Love)
7. Black Heart
8. Star on the Rise
9. Surrender
10. Confidence (Feat Collie Buddz)
11. Vow of Silence
12. Obstacles
13. Hard Way
14. Sick for So Long
15. Akeda

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Matisyahu has come a long way since 2005 when he released his breakout album, Live at Stubb's (which reached #1 on the Reggae Albums Chart and #30 on the Billboard 200). Since then he has pushed himself dynamically and creatively, breaking with expectation at every turn and remaking his musical image with nearly every album. And AKEDA is no different in this regard. AKEDA is depth and naturalness; it is by far Matisyahu's most personal album, and the one over which he has had the most creative control. Quoting Matisyahu, 'AKEDA is the kind of album an artist makes when there is no other creative choice but to turn oneself inside-out, to scrape the insides and reveal everything raw'.

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5.0 out of 5 stars I initially didnt like the album 1 Aug 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I initially didnt like the album. but after a few plays have grown to love it. Like all his other albums.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 6 Sep 2014
By Ryan
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Very good album, a mix of reggae, rock and hip hop
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 31 Aug 2014
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everything ok :D
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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars  37 reviews
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Interesting Album 3 Jun 2014
By A. Brunelle - Published on Amazon.com
I'm usually hesitant to review albums the first day I hear them, but I'll make an exception here. This is mostly due to the fact it takes awhile to truly absorb new albums, especially from artists like this one. Having already heard Reservoir, Watch the Walls Melt Down, Confidence, Broken Car, and Hard Way, I'm going to say that this album is definitely worth buying after hearing the rest of the tracks today. It is a totally original album, completely new styles, with a couple of songs that mesh with the old style. A lot of really catchy songs, a lot of really awesome songs. It's hard to truly put into words what this album means to me already. As one of my favorite artists, he truly has reinvented himself again, with great diversity of sound.

So far, my favorite tracks are: Reservoir: A great opening track that has so much soul and has a great sound to it.
Watch the Walls Melt Down: A very powerful rock/rap song that is very upbeat and full of personality.
Champion: A very uplifting song about being a champion...very good.
Black Heart: Very catchy tune, with a hook that has something like, "Blaze through the night, blaze through the night..."
Confidence: Possibly my favorite song on the album so far. Such a great song about confidence and has such a sweet beat.
Vow of Silence: Very cool rap and singing song where he goes on about biblical things with great rhymes.
Obstacles: Another great uplifting song about getting through obstacles and how they make you stronger. Great chorus and verses.
Hard Way: I heard this song a few days ago, and found it started out a little slow, but it truly picks up about one-third of the way through with a very high-energy chorus, and sounds great.
Star on the Rise: More rap here, with the chorus being sung. Truly a great song, with more upbeat and uplifting lyrics.
Sick for So Long: A very long, great sounding song, with some Hebrew mixed in, but with a great chorus, and a great feel to it.
Akeda: A very touching song about Abraham and his son, possibly about when he was told to sacrifice him. I'm not too familiar with the Bible, but I'm assuming that's what Akeda means. Slow, but very emotional and soulful.

It may take me a few more listens to truly capture the entire essence of this album, but so far, the album is really good throughout. There aren't really any duds, except for maybe Broken Car, but it's not a bad song, just not my kind of song. Surrender is a little slow, but it has a good message and is very listenable. Matisyahu continues to reinvent himself on every album since Shake Off the Dust...Arise. Highly recommended to any Matisyahu fan who likes to see artist evolve and change instead of putting out album after album of carbon copies of their previous album, albeit with different lyrics. Matis is king when it comes to creating wholly original and life-affirming music. Keep the music coming, Matisyahu. You are one of the best out there. I just wish you had a bigger following.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Artistic growth is never a bad thing 3 Jun 2014
By M Hirengen - Published on Amazon.com
Matisyahu is one of the most thoughtful and dynamic artists working today. In an age of cheap cynical pop music, he has always been a breath of fresh air. Within his own craft, his stylistic evolution only cements his ability to weave varied influences. It baffles me when consumers of music deride an artist for not sticking with the same formula throughout their career. Feel free to grow with the artist people. And in the case of Matisyahu, the term artist actually does apply. He's not a derivative shock jock like so many tired acts in hip hop and pop today. He's got something to say. Listen up.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Akeda 5 Jun 2014
By Justin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
No, it is not the Matisyahu of old, but somewhere in there you find some of his old style. This album to me was very diverse, he has the slow the sad, and then the more upbeat songs. I just about enjoyed every song and how different they were from one another. Very happy with this album, and a better direction from Spark Seeker.

Enjoy!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sweet album! you won't be disappointed! 7 Jun 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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For starters if you're a fan you need to this album I mean just sample listen to a few of the tunes on this album and I promise you won't be disappointed. This album has a combination of reggae, slow jams, and sweet riffs and beautiful and heart wrenching lyrics that basically pull the insides of Matis soul and leave them on these tracks. I feel like each of his songs reveal layer upon layer of Matis journey in life, family, and religion. Matis in my opinion is a stronger more grounded musician/artist because of the transitions and leaps he's taken in his music career. There's a few tracks that feature other artists that I wasn't familiar with but collaboration was stellar! One of my favorite tracks on this album is "Vow of Silence," and "Champion," and "Sick for So Long." Matis identifies with David, Abraham and Isaac and Joseph and like Matis these men travailed and become who they were meant to be. And the moral of their stories is that the father never cut them off of the tree but they remained and they were blessed. The building of our character is through the trials and the sifting that we allow to take place. We can change every day who we are and who we want to be, we're changed from glory to glory, and we can finish this race with our battle wounds and scars...but the evolving of ourselves only takes place if we choose to change. This is the truth my friend.

Blessings & SHALOM!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid 9 Jun 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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It's a solid album from Matisyahu. He definitely strives for more poetic emotionalism. It's still an adjustment from what he has come from to what he is now. But, I think Matisyahu is maturing and developing as an artist.
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