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We love you Marvin
on 10 September 2000
For me this is one of the great albums of the twentieth century. A million miles from the luurrveman shmooze of his later albums and the brash pop of his earlier stuff, this is all about pain, sorrow and optimism.
Now while this sounds drippy (and Marvin does holler, in all seriousness, 'Save the babies!'), the combination of killer melodies, featherlight string arrangements and Marvin's voice, free of the constraint of his earlier Motown meatgrinder material, make for an album straight from the gods. And it'll have your booty shaking like nobody's business.
How it isn't unbearably cheesy I'll never know, but somehow you get the feeling that our Marvin really meant what he sang and you can't help but get swept along. Wonderful stuff.