2019 top tunes No. 1: Michael Kiwanuka

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2019 top tunes No. 1: Michael Kiwanuka

Postby Rorschach » 22 Jan 2020, 13:20

I haven't really listened to a lot of music since about 1979.
At the end of last year I thought I'd make a playlist of 2019 music to play on Christmas day when we had a few people over. Show how cutting edge I am or something. Anyway, much to my surprise, after grabbing stuff from various end-of-year lists, I found that I really liked a lot of it. Even the wispy voiced bints I've always avoided like the plague.

Most of you are probably familiar with this one and, maybe the whole album. It was originally sold to me as, 'You'll like this. It's really 60s!' Which I do and it is.
He has a great voice and this particular track is epic, from the heavy-handed lounge music extended intro, to the beautiful ballady verse, and through the 60s film music (there's a lot of that on the album) chorus.

Like I said: epic.

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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 1: Michael Kiwanuka

Postby soundchaser » 25 Jan 2020, 07:28

Yeah, I really enjoyed that, thanks for posting. My youngest son is a big fan, so I hear him when we go around to his place. I keep forgetting to stream the albums myself, so I will listen to one of his albums later this morning. I thought he was excellent on Graham Norton last week.

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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 1: Michael Kiwanuka

Postby never/ever » 26 Jan 2020, 06:20

I don't think his new one is as good as the previous two but this track is boss. The Morricone-opening is wonderful, the second part has this 70's easy breezin'-feel to it. Great sound.
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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 1: Michael Kiwanuka

Postby Rorschach » 27 Jan 2020, 13:34

soundchaser wrote:Yeah, I really enjoyed that, thanks for posting. My youngest son is a big fan, so I hear him when we go around to his place. I keep forgetting to stream the albums myself, so I will listen to one of his albums later this morning. I thought he was excellent on Graham Norton last week.


When I first came across this I thought I was suddenly a bit hip, ahead of the curve, vaguely relevant again. Then it turned out that everyone else knew about him and I was just late to the party.

Damn.

Still, better late than never and it's nice to have someone new (to me) but with a decent back catalogue to look into.
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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 1: Michael Kiwanuka

Postby Rorschach » 27 Jan 2020, 13:35

never/ever wrote:I don't think his new one is as good as the previous two but this track is boss. The Morricone-opening is wonderful, the second part has this 70's easy breezin'-feel to it. Great sound.


I am, as yet, unfamiliar with his earlier stuff but I shall take your recommendation of the last two albums and run with it.
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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 1: Michael Kiwanuka

Postby C » 27 Jan 2020, 13:45

I have never heard of him (of course) but I quite enjoyed it and on a scale of 1 to 10 for robustness I'd give it 6/10

It was nice and long, had some tasty guitar and vocals not unlike Lee Jackson.

Almost prog




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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 1: Michael Kiwanuka

Postby robertff » 27 Jan 2020, 16:44

C wrote:I have never heard of him (of course) but I quite enjoyed it and on a scale of 1 to 10 for robustness I'd give it 6/10

It was nice and long, had some tasty guitar and vocals not unlike Lee Jackson.

Almost prog

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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 1: Michael Kiwanuka

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 02 Feb 2020, 13:03

It's a great album.
'Hero' is the stand out track for me.
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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 1: Michael Kiwanuka

Postby Hightea » 02 Feb 2020, 15:58

I know a little Michael Kiwanuka its okay and kind of nice soothing stuff. This track is nicer than some of what I've heard.

thanks