Sunday, September 8, 2013
Raphael Saadiq "The Way I See It" (2008)
Who buys these records? The sound and packaging is aggressively retro. Saadiq doesn't have the advantage of being old enough to be "legendary" or "forgotten". These two factors alone would seem to be enough to eliminate most of the young black & white audiences.
It's a shame, really, because this is a wonderful record of 60s referencing R&B. Unlike so many contemporary musicians, Saadiq really understands how to build a hook and create an effective pop song. This should have been a massive release.