Saturday, July 11, 2009



Robert Palmer - Riptide

BERNARD EDWARDS TAKIN' SHIT TO THE NEXT LEVEL AS EXPECTED

ROB LOOKS LIKE A SQUARE BUT THESE ARE SOME TIGHT GROOVES

PERFECTLY SATISFYING 35 MINUTE LISTENING EXPERIENCE TO BUILD AROUND THE ALREADY FAMILIAR "ADDICTED TO LOVE"

"HYPERACTIVE" IS HALL & OATES ALBUM TRACK WORTHY, NOT QUITE DRY ENOUGH TO BE ROBOTICALLY FUNKY IN THAT NEW WAVVES WAY BUT STILL SOME SOLID SOUL POP AND THE PERFECT LOST '80S CLASSIC TO ORDER TAKEOUT TO WHILE CELEBRATING YOUR VICTORY ON A VH1 GAME SHOW

DISTORTED GUITARS KEEP THESE FUNKY R&B ROOTED PARTY JAMS SQUARELY IN BLARING ROCK TERRITORY

LISTEN TO THAT DISSONANT INSANITY ON "FLESH WOUND," IT'S LIKE THE ROBERT FRIPP PRODUCED DARYL HALL SOLO ALBUM OR AALIYAH'S "WHAT IF" THAT GETS CALLED "AN R&B KING CRIMSON" IN HER S/T'S WIKIPEDIA ENTRY

"DISCIPLINE OF LOVE" WHAT A BANGER TO GET EVERYBODY WORKED UP AND THEN PULL EVERYTHING BACK DOWN WITH A BRIEF COMEDOWN THAT REPRISES THE TITLE TRACK BUT NEVERTHELESS, I CAN'T SAY THAT ANY OF THESE 35 MINUTES ARE PARTICULARLY WASTED

ENOUGH VARIATION THROUGHOUT A PERFECTLY BEARABLE RUNNING TIME, NOT A MISSTEP TO BE FOUND, PALMER'S ENERGY NEVER LETS UP... GONNA GO RIGHT AHEAD AND DECLARE THIS TO BE A SOLID LONG PLAYER

Rating: It's gonna give you a really, really good time. Who's gonna say no to that?

Download Link: "Hyperactive"

1 comment:

rainbowygoodness said...

CAPS LOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL
Seriously, though, Riptide had its great Pop, R&B and Freestyle moments, although I wish it had a better cover reflecting his style at that time (Floppy dark brown hair covering half his face, tightly fitted suits with double-breasted coats, ect).