Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx: We're New Here (2011)


(XL)

RECOMMENDED

Read my review at Metro Times.

No, it's no match for I'm New Here, a minimal masterwork of a record that will be remembered as sealing Gil Scott-Heron's legacy forever. But as remix albums go, this is really odd and special. Do take a look, and dig particularly the astoundingly gorgeous / groovy "My Cloud," the standout of the selections here that dip into Gil's catalog but coalesce lovingly with the reflection-on-chaos of I'm New Here.

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