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5.0 out of 5 stars Back With A Bang, 23 April 2014
This review is from: Food (Audio CD)
Kelis is in very fine form on her sixth album 'Food'. Her
colaboration with producer and co-writer Dave Sitek on new
label Ninja Tunes has resulted, at least to my hairy ears,
in the most coherent and consistent recording of her career
so-far. The sound is richer; the arrangements deft and her
husky soulful voice has never sounded more at home. There are
thirteen numbers in the set and not a bad egg in the nest.

Mr Sitek's deployment of horns adds a satisfying warmth and
density and can be heard at their best on tracks such as the
gospel-tinged opener 'Breakfeast'; the funkily loping 'Jerk Ribs'
and the slinky R & B of 'Hooch' which is further augmented with
some nice jangly guitar and breathy backing vocals. Ms Rogers'
delightful take on Labi Siffre's 1971 composition 'Bless The
Telephone' is a more stripped-down affair which, together with
the captivating 'Floyd', contributes welcome dynamic variation
to the mix but for my money the raucous bluesy stomp of 'Rumble'
delivers what is probably the project's most uplifting moment.

One of the strongest and most engaging releases this year.
A tasty treat destined for my 2014 Summer soundtrack.

Highly Recommended.
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Initial post: 2 May 2014, 16:46:12 BST
I just know I would find a review from you here! Totally agree. Ninja tunes is just what Kelis needs to retain her individuality.
Regards
Arch

In reply to an earlier post on 3 May 2014, 11:41:45 BST
The Wolf says:
Hi Archie

...am I becoming that predictable? :o)

Best Wishes

The Wolf
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