Monday, February 1, 2010

Sade's First Still Sounds Fresh

Originally posted on August 14, 2008

Sade the band and Sade the singer were/are such stylists that it may be easy now to take them for granted. Instantly recognizable, sometimes a little redundantly so, no one put a sensuously musical spin on R&B/Funk the way they did.

So now I am finally getting around to listening seriously to their first album (from the eighties), Diamond Life. It sure sounds good today, 2008, an August late summer morning. Nothing can top “Love Deluxe” for the songwriting and execution, but this one comes pretty close. [And now I look forward to her new album!] More classics and some interesting new releases coming up.

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