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UK pressing of the R&B outfits 1993 opus features two bonus tracks: Lately and Lets Go Through The Motions. MCA.
Much of the thrill of soul balladry is hearing a singer, especially a male singer, overcome the cultural emphasis on toughness and self-sufficiency and confess the most vulnerable of desires. In this hip-hop era of exaggerated toughness, there are greater obstacles to overcome and thus the potential for even more thrilling revelations. DeVante Swing, the mastermind behind the male vocal quartet Jodeci, seizes that potential more than once on the group's new album, Diary of a Mad Band. The group shares the vocal responsibilities but the credits on nine of the album's 13 tracks read, "Music and Lyrics by DeVante Swing; Vocal arrangement: DeVante Swing; DeVante Swing: All Instruments". Thus the challenge of juggling romantic vulnerability with street credibility comes down on DeVante's 23-year-old shoulders. He fumbles the ball on a few occasions--the dumb, juvenile demands for sex on "You Got It" and "Sweaty"--but more often than not he comes through with soul ballads in the classic mode, revealing the tender heart beneath the thickened skin. The first single, "Cry for You", hearkens back to the slow hymns of Jodeci's church backgrounds; the singers promise, "I would get on my knees for you" and the dizzying free fall of the melody underscores the total surrender of the lyrics. The next single, "Feenin'", is a similar confession but it's juiced up with tape-reverse percussion sounds, a Zapp-like vocorder riff and a gruff lead set against angelic harmonies. Even "Ride & Slide" and "Alone", rather frank sexual propositions, have the good grace to plead rather than demand; they even promise detailed attention to female erogenous zones. At its best, Jodeci is the most promising soul harmony group of the hip-hop generation. --Geoffrey HimesSee all Product description
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To FREAK to.
Its one of my all time favourite albums and I can just bump this all day long. Out of their records this is probably the best.
Of course you've got some real good party thumping tracks. Everybody's favourite Feenin'.
One of the best groups of the 90's and best RNB bands of all time. They are the essence of the funky fun sound from those days and the tunes always take you back. Way back.
Was gutted when they came to Manchester and I missed them cos of work!
This album will keep you listening and wanting more if your old school this is one for you.
If this is your first Jodeci experience it only gets better and if your old school like me this takes you back to the good old days. Back to the 90s.
This is a brilliant album throughout,I've had to replace mine 3 times because each time I've played it so much the CD gets so badly scratched.
Cry For You is in my top 3 all time greatest songs.
Jodeci are creative and exceptional singers in my eyes so it was nice to go back.
For the younger ones amongst us go buy this album and listen to how real music really should be!
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