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Stevie Wonder

Postby Thorp » 08 Oct 2017, 11:57

good?

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Re: Stevie Wonder

Postby THE SMOOTH SOUL STYLINGS OF SUMPTUOUS SI » 08 Feb 2018, 21:45

The most overrated artist here.
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Re: Stevie Wonder

Postby Matt Wilson » 08 Feb 2018, 22:12

But, but I'm sure the

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likes him!!
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Re: Stevie Wonder

Postby jimboo » 08 Feb 2018, 22:12

Nah , they loved Womack.
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Re: Stevie Wonder

Postby Matt Wilson » 08 Feb 2018, 22:13

Oh, well he must be shit then.
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Re: Stevie Wonder

Postby Goat Boy » 08 Feb 2018, 22:14

i think he was a genius.
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Re: Stevie Wonder

Postby Ranking Ted » 08 Feb 2018, 22:17

Perhaps some of LPs are overrated but he is not. In fact, we underrate the fantastically exciting and vital sounding pre-Talking Book/Innervisions era. An absolute glut of great music for 15 odd years.

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Re: Stevie Wonder

Postby Osgood » 09 Feb 2018, 08:59

The Looking Back 3 LP comp is fuckin' awesome, to my knoledge there is nothing like that released on CD and it's a shame. Then the run from Music Of My MInd to Hotter Than July is as good as it gets. The man could write a tune.
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Re: Stevie Wonder

Postby The Modernist » 09 Feb 2018, 09:47

Ranking Ted wrote:Perhaps some of LPs are overrated but he is not. In fact, we underrate the fantastically exciting and vital sounding pre-Talking Book/Innervisions era. An absolute glut of great music for 15 odd years.


Yes I'd agree with this. You have to slightly cherry pick the albums to a certain degree but the sheer musicality is there from the start. In the Rolling Stone/Matt W canon he comes very high at the expense of others who were as talented ( Curtis Mayfield, Donny Hathaway, Gil Scott Heron) but you can't blame him for that.

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Re: Stevie Wonder

Postby Rayge » 09 Feb 2018, 10:06

OCT wrote:The most overrated artist here.


yes. All dross after the mid-1960s.
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Re: Stevie Wonder

Postby trans-chigley express » 09 Feb 2018, 10:56

*** on the TCE scale. When he was good he was very, very good but when he was bad he was very, very bad

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Re: Stevie Wonder

Postby caramba » 10 Feb 2018, 10:09

Think he was great up to that silly thing about the plants he did in the mid-70s, after which I rather lost interest in him.

Believe he's well worth seeing live, though.