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3 people found this helpful
on 18 October 2011
After waiting close to a month after pre-ordering (supplier issues apparently), I finally had the chance to listen to this long-awaited album. From the first track, you can hear a classic Nneka. This enjoyable track carries you into a uniquely styled "Sleep" featuring Ms Dynamite. You continue through to the solid album single, "Home" and get to the mellow "Restless" where Nneka showed off her beautiful voice accompanied with beautiful instrumentals. "Don't even think" features a groovy beat complimented at the end with Nneka's rapping skills. The track "J" is one of the best tracks on the album, it gets you boping your head and gradually moving your feet, you just cant help it!
The rest of the songs on the album are equally great, "God Knows Why" with Black Thought is one of the tracks that stood out to me probably because I am a huge Roots fan. Dream collaboration for me. "Still I Rise" emphasizes her heritage with poetic sounding lyrics (prayers) in Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa.
I am glad I purchased this album. Soul is Heavy probably is one of her best works, if not the best. It definitely doesn't fall short of her previous album's high standard. "Camouflage" should have K'naan on it (hint...). Now that's a mouth-watering collaboration.