Sunday, October 31, 2010
I hadn't listened to John Legend's Kanye West-produced album "Get Lifted" for quite awhile, so I brought it with me on my weekend trip up to NJ. I had forgotten just how much of a groove he gets going on the album. Legend's raspy and inviting vocals mesh perfectly with the strong beats, old-school instrumentation and gospelesque backing vocals. It almost made the tons of traffic that I had to face acceptable. Though the album fades out a bit the end, it's it's got a fearsome first half of tracks that more than makes up for it. Here's John Legend performing the slow burner "Alright" live in Rome. And I just sooo love the line, "Good lawd, you got body for days."