First - I'm quite satisfied with this month's selection. I havn't had the time to post lately but will try to make it on time from now on.
Focus is on soul and r&b this time. What better start than R. Kelly? This is close to a parody on his style but it grows on you. "Girl, you make me wanna make you pregnant" - I suspect R. Kelly is made of pure testosterone. Nice collaboration though and at least he's consistent in style. Eric Robertson impresses, in a style of soul that I really like. "UK soul" used to sound exactly like this but it's hard to find quality albums in that genre. Maybe I'm not looking in the right places? Trevor Nelson's MTV show used to be a good source back in the day. Full Flava w/Carleen is more of that good vibe. Same goes for Reel People w/Momrelle even if they don't bring anything new to the table.
I'll start a new paragraph for this next song. I just love the track with Georg Levin. It's one of my top-3 tracks of 2009 for sure! Uncomplicated and straighforward, but catchy. Did he really sing this good before?
Then some electronica to finish off. Calvin is fun, as a pre-clubbing thing. His album is surprisingly consistent and good. Then the only song by Hot Chip that I like. The beat - when played loud enough - does work. Then two tracks by Kudu. I don't think it's the same band Kudu though. One is from the UK and one from the US, right?
MP3 sound bite (7 MB). 20 seconds from each song.
Cover shot: lemon tart, homemade ice cream, old school black coffee. 7/10 points.