Category Archives: album review

Best Soul/Funk singles of 2017

On the Soul Donuts radio program I counted down the best soul/funk singles of 2017.  Of course a list like this is very subjective but I’m confident, after listening and reviewing tons of music from last year, that I’ve given … Continue reading

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Best albums 2016 soul/funk

  Last year was an explosive year for soul and funk.  2016 posed the greatest challenge for me of any year since I’ve begun reviewing the best soul/funk records.  Typically the choices have been obvious and great records would have … Continue reading

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Soulful Women of the Jazz Harp

Sometimes your ol’ friend Wall I gets his gills trapped in a net, snagged by fisherman, or stuck in the mud, and when that happens, I reach into my musical vault for one jazz genre of bright and uplifting music … Continue reading

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The WALL I Swimmeth……

Greetings my minnows and my minnowettes, My name is WALL I and I’m a cold blooded mutha of a fish that lives in the fresh waters of Wisco who’s into skinny swimming, Friday Perch Fry’s on acid, happy endings after … Continue reading

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LA Deep Funk

Connie Price and the Keystones-Wildflowers This group from LA will melt your face with funk.  Connie Price is the alias of drummer/multi-instrumentalist Dan Ubick from Breakestra, who formed the group with trumpeter friend Todd M. Simon.   Wildflowers is the debut … Continue reading

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The O C’s

Here is the second album by Thee Oh Sees this year, and boy-howdy are we lucky.  Really just two EP’s smooshed into one album (Carrion Crawler/The Dream).  This psyched-out group of bandidos hail from San Francisco, no surprise there.  This … Continue reading

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The Step Kids, can’t beat it

Its hard to pin down this album, but there is one thing that can be said about it confidently…it is great.  I have a hard time not picturing early p-funk albums like osmium, america eats its young, maggot brain, etc…  … Continue reading

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Str8 from the Windy…

…better bundle up to this one. The Cool Kids give us their first real LP release.  After several amazing EP’s, mixtapes, and a tornado of hype on the internet and commercially.  Perhaps overshadowed by the greatness of their early tracks … Continue reading

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Bombed and Depleted

Beirut is back with their new album Rip Tide.  This is delightfully more of the same from Zach Condon’s small bedroom project turned rolling juggernaut.  None of the unique instrumentation is lost here, only added to and expounded upon.  Showcasing … Continue reading

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Based God Gay?

Lil B-Open Thunder Eternal Slumber or Download the whole thing here. Controversy for rappers has never been a bad thing for sales, think N.W.A., Body Count, 2 Live Crew, etc.  Now Lil B the Based God has named his new … Continue reading

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