More Than Anything - More Than Anything album
On his first studio album, the East Bay’s P-LO brings the party in numerous ways. Feel Good has menacingly chunky, echoing horns and a romp of a guest verse from G-Eazy. Leaning into the Bay Area hyphy sound, Put Me On Somethin’ features E-40 and a danceable near-funk arrangement of keys and deep bass. More Than Anything P-LO.
When I look into your eyes I see something special about you And when I hold your hand You seem to understand that
You know more than anyone that my flesh is weak And You know I'd give anything for a remedy And I'll ask a thousand more times to set me free today Oh but even if You don't, I pray. Help me want the Healer More than the healing Help me want the Saviour More than the saving Help me want the Giver More than the giving Oh help me want You Jesus More than anything.
But as the album plows on, the returns become more and more diminishing. Harmonies grate on each other because Gaga is too loud or Bennett is too pitchy, or often enough, both. Love duets begin to feel stranger, more uncomfortable, when you consider the age disparities of these two performers, clearly evident in the timbre of their voices: much of this album feels like watching an ugly-but-rich man trying to pick up a obsessed eighteen year old at a house-party: off-putting, vulgar, grimace-inducing. The performances of Bennett and Gaga have something to do with it, but they are symptoms of the bigger problem, rather than causes: one expects Bennett to be alternately swinging and pitchy; one anticipates Gaga making her voice smaller than it could ever be at one’s own peril. At any rate, there is something to be happy about in the performances: thankfully, there is very little scatting.
Out now, stream P-Lo's new album "More Than Anything. R. Kelly Denies Having Sexual Intercourse With Aaliyah's Mother.
|1||Living In A dream|
|3||Just For Fun|
|5||Looking For Tomorrow|
|8||Coming From The Sea|
|10||Drink This Wine|
|Bonus Tracks (Demo 2003)|
|11||Leave You In The dark|
|12||Kiss Your Love Goodbye|
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