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Monday, April 1, 2013

Jamie Lidell's "Vocal Origami"

Posted by on Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 11:21 AM

(Neumos) Jamie Lidell's metamorphosis from riveting electronic-music experimentalist to slightly left-of-center R&B crooner has not always been satisfying. Blessed with a chameleonic soul man's voice and expert beat-boxing skills, Lidell peaked with 2005's Multiply, a phenomenal convergence of his impulses for creating challenging and accessible tracks. Since then, though, he's leaned a bit too hard on sentimental balladry and rote, slick dance numbers. The new Jamie Lidell album reveals flashes of his mid-'00s brilliance, but more often sounds effortfully mediocre. Lidell's more conventional moves likely have made his label and manager happy, but they've surely left many fans of his earlier, riskier works disgruntled. Here's hoping Lidell brings some of the next-level funk and vocal origami that left a speaker smoking at 2006 Bumbershoot to Neumos tonight.

 

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jamie lindell: so right, do you support "paid sick leave". thats that thing where sick employees can take paid time off when they are sick. they are passing that in New York City right now.

Governor Jay Inslee supports the "Paid Sick Leave" concept. we are probably going to expand it throughout the whole State of Washington soon.

Tell your reps to support "paid sick leave" today!
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