Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Music Fan First :: Eric Roberson :: Album Review

So we here @BamaLoveSoul have a great appreciation of Erro's work & what he does. Very few people in the industry are still about the fans and staying true to themselves, as opposed to the sales. It is from that loyalty my friends, that Eric Roberson presents Music Fan First.

Yes, I 'm aware that albums from the classic ol' days usually had no more than 12 tracks, but I'm a little spoiled; so these 17tracks are right up my alley. The fact that I'm able to listen to this album repeatedly all day is an indication that yes, it is banging, and thus makes this review easier. *Hey Erro; yeah, I started from the top & played it all over again :)*. (c) Celebrate.

The soul that Erro pours into his albums is as authentic as the vids/posts on his site. His voice pulls you in because it is SO effortlessly, mellifluent, harmonious & sexy. [yes I pulled out a new word, BLS is here to educate too :) look it up] On top of all that, the content of what he's singing about is believable... His music and approach to it is something you can hold onto, as it has an ability to comfort like very few can. From grooves like Wanna Believe It Again, to Dealing, to How Could She Do It [my fave]; the diversity of the songs swing from genre to to genre, and tempo to tempo taking the listener thru varying journeys of musical euphoria.

The album has a perfect balance of eclectic soul, r&b, jazz, and electronica to land new fans but keep us oldies. At first listen as an avid fan w/ all his albums, I can sense a difference... this isn't Left/Esoteric/The Vault/ any of his equally excellent albums. This is more of an evolution in which he was able to maintain the qualities that made those albums great; he bottled it, made some incense with it, took it to the studio, and wallah! It seeped into MFF. lol.

For all that ^^^ magic & more that you'll have to purchase to find out, Pink Bubblegum gives Music Fan First 6 out of 7 Head Nods.

Head Nod Scale
1=Don't waste your time like I did mine.
2=Waste your time like I did mine but I dare you to disagree.
3=Well, there was the single.
4=If it were a hand in spades there's "two and a possible".
5=It's a "good" album. Meaning at least 3 or 4 solid songs.
6=Really Good Project. Has the "Rewind Factor" more than once.
7=The number of completion. Great Album. Instant Classic.

1 Comments:

Blogger Minu L. Nianda said...

I'm definitely feeling this CD. Well worth the wait!!

August 28, 2009 at 6:36 AM  

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