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The Reflection

The Reflection

2 Aug 2011
3.8 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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  • Original Release Date: 2 Aug. 2011
  • Release Date: 30 Sept. 2011
  • Label: Yolabelle International
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  • Total Length: 52:30
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  • ASIN: B005O7GRLU
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 135,918 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)
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Keb MO has a tendency to polish all the rough edges off his music until it glitters like a diamond and "The Reflection" isn't going to win Moore any new fans among blues listeners. It's essentially a jazz-leaning pop record, with cameos from artists like neo-soul songstress India.Arie and legendary sax player Dave Koz. For the first time, Moore's guitar is largely relegated to a background role, with the production centered on keyboards, saxes, and various rhythm sections (some of which include programmed drums instead of the real thing). The effect is overwhelmingly like late-1970s MOR music (think Michael McDonald) injected with a shot of soul and, occasionally, funk.

What makes The Reflection so frustrating is that there are some great songs here, but you have to wade through some utter garbage to get to them. The best of the bunch is the leadoff single, "The Whole Enchilada," an up-tempo track whose theme of finding real and lasting love is cleverly stated: "Now that you've got her, whatcha gonna do?/Are you gonna be any better/Than the man you had to be to get her?" It's the kind of thoughtful, musically interesting song that would have fit well with the other relationship-themed songs on Suitcase.

I bought this CD in the hope that he was back to the quality of "Suitcase", I was disappointed.

A nice album no more and no less...
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Please note, I am a dyed in the wool Keb Mo fan. I have just about all of his CD's, and love his stuff, but this latest offering is total rubbish. It's an insipid mishmash of over-produced easy listening. There's none of the distinctive grit and vocal expression normally associated with his music. There's so much over-production you are hardly able to discern that it's his voice at all. As for his cover of The Eagles' "One of these nights"; I would rather hear Demis Roussos singing Agadoo. If you're new to Keb, do yourself a favour and get yourself a copy of JUST LIKE YOU or one of his early compilations eg. Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: Keb' Mo'. Don't waste your money on this junk.
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Unlike the other two reviewers I've never been a fan of Keb' Mo', there is just something I've never warmed to in his records, he's always seemed too smooth, too bland for blues. This record definitely isn't blues, it's a mix of modern sounding R&B and AOR, with jazz and latin influences and for me that somehow makes it much more acceptable. It is all very well sang, played and produced - so much so that I can only admire its pure professionalism. On "Crush on You" Keb is joined on vocals by India Arie and the Steely Dan-sounding "My Baby's Tellin' Lies" features Vince Gill on vocals and mandolin. Elsewhere the album features Dave Koz and Mindi Abair on saxes, bassist Marcus Miller and session guitarist David T. Walker

There are still a few elements of blues here, such as some nice slide guitar throughout and the B.B. King-style guitar licks on "Just lookin", but in general this doesn't harp back to traditional blues and I think this fits in more with Keb's own true voice. Although I did also like the more bluesy solo versions of "The Whole Enchilada" and "All the way" which are more in step with Keb's previous work.

I think if you are a Keb' Mo' fan don't be put off by the one star reviews, although different from his previous work this is a very good-sounding record which shows Keb's versatility.
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I've loved Keb Mo's work since his first album, he always managed to surprise me with the directions he took his albums to. He is a wonderful natural blues man, with a superb rich voice, stunning guitar, and slide guitar work.
This one left me thinking that he's stuck somewhere in a time warp, in fact 'On Reflection', does indeed hark back to that first great album, but without the wonderful freshness that was there then.
When he gets his school report at the end of this term, it should say, "OK, but Must Try Harder" !
I hate to say it, but this album should have been called 'Keb Mo, Same-Mo, Same-Mo ".
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I am pretty much aligned with "right shag" - but I love the idea of Demis Roussos singing Agadoo - the Eagle's cover ain't that bad. To be honest I cannot work out what's happening - Cocker's Hard Knocks was poor, Adele's 21 absolute drivel and now anutha hero Keb lays this on us. In all cases we have previous excellent stuff to listen to and that's where I urge you to go. Everything before fron Keb - 5 stars. I guess next stop Vegas for Keb - sad man, sad.
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Mr Moore must have been in a Steely Dan phase as the influence is very obvious. However it's full of great songs and grooves. Love it.
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