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This Is What I Do
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 22 December 2013
OK, this is a really good album, and as another George once asked, listen without prejudice. This is a more mature George with more gravitas to his voice, but, like the beard, it comes with his unique androgynous panache and the sweetness that made him everyones darling in Culture Club.

I'm giving this a FIVE because it's so great to hear him doing what he does best, sweet a blue-eyed soul-reggae hybrid pop, and it may not be a ground breaking or a classic album, but if it had come out in June it would have been my sound for the summer, there is sunshine in them there grooves! And here's a quick run-down:

King of Everything - is a gorgeous almost Gary Barlow-esque ballad if you don't feel that's an insult, and I don't.
Bigger Than You - is George channelling Grace (yes there is only one).
Live Your Life - is, ooo, some white boy reggae is so sweet, and Georgie Boy's is the sweetest.
My God - has church bells leading into George's redemptive hymn to survival and acceptance (I think!), and who has more right to sing about that!
It's Easy - sounds like George channelling Louis Armstrong via Van Morrison into a country and western love song. And it is lovely.
Death of Samantha - is George covering Yoko and it has a guitar-strummed 70s cool feel. I'm really enjoying George's more gravelly singing voice.
Any Road - is a gently sung heart-felt ballad, `If you don't know where you're going any road will take you there'.
My Star, Love and Danger, Nice and Slow - are fun reggae-pop with George's imprint and some toasting, I for one miss it. MORE COD REGGAE PLEASE!
Play Me - is a sexier song with a lovers-rock groove and some weirdly cute scratching blips and vocoder vocals.
Feel The Vibration - is George in protest song mode which of course is not shouty, just a few pertinent phrases about too much war and not enough love and a driving groove to let you `feel the vibrations'.

So, welcome back George, the world would be a duller place.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 25 November 2013
Boy has come back with an album full of soulful and meaningful songs. King of Everything starts it off strong with personal references and the album has some anti war and hate theme songs that remind us of the world we live in. His cover of Death of Samantha had me singing it in my mind over and over. Well done album!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 24 November 2013
The best album George has brought out for many years. King of Everything is a superb single and deserves to be a Top Ten hit! There are many other great tracks here, with several tracks in which George goes back to his Culture Club roots as well as some tracks with a more modern feel. Glad to have you back!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 27 November 2013
Absolutely love this album. Very calm, and relaxing. Boy George is fantastic as always! I am always happy listening to my favorite singer.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 16 November 2013
I had given up buying CD's, but when I heard 'King Of Everything' on the radio, I had to find out more. Listening to clips from the play list nailed it for me. I bought the CD for my collection. Well done, Boy George.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 29 November 2013
Well whilst it may be 18 years since Mr. O'Dowd last visit to a studio, it was worth the wait.
Don't expect Culture Club mark 2, but a mature & reflective George....
The voice is even more interesting than years ago & this album is definately a grower....
2 or 3 plays & it will be required listening over dinner or a long soak in the bath...
Candlight & Vino optional.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 17 January 2014
I have literally just downloaded this album in the last hour, put it on my ipod and am listening to it as I am catching up with some Friday night chores....but had to stop and write this review, it is wonderful! Not too sure really what I was expecting, but have liked the tracks I have heard on the radio so thought I would give it a go. This really does deserve to do well (as 1 previous reviewer has already said) and I really hope it does. I have already messaged friends about it and will be singing it's praises far and wide. Really nice to see George back on the radio and putting out a new album, my only regret is that I have not been able to get tickets to see him, despite several attempts :( Never mind, seeing him in 84 when he was in Culture Club will have to do for now. Lyrics are wonderful and hit home in many ways. Well done George!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 28 November 2013
Listen to gems like King Of Everything, It's Easy, My God, Death Of Samantha, My Star, Bigger Than War. This is good music.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 24 November 2013
Love this so much. Georges voice is amazing. I saw him at the city varieties. Amazing. Want to see you again
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 6 February 2014
Hmmm. This should be called "These Are What I Do" - the range of styles is typically diverse, but rather than showcasing talent, it comes across as a bit disjointed and lacking in cohesion. The two big "commercial-ready" songs ("King of Everything and "My God") have clearly been picked up by Radio 2. So much so, that by the time I bought the album I'd already heard the two of the best tracks many times over. The standout winner for me is the Countrified "It's Easy" - simply beautiful lyrics and emotional delivery. The UB-Fortified/Rap-ified tracks grate on me a little. All is forgiven though, as George looks HOT this days ;-)
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