India.Arie - Acoustic Soul





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AMOT 13770
UPC: 044001377013
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Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2

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"India Arie's Acoustic Soul is just as advertised: Grooving soul music with an acoustic bent. Arie herself plays guitar, supplemented by strings (instead of synthesizers) and drums (instead of drum machines). The first single, 'Video,' is a calm, confident ode to self-love, comparing the dreadlocked, petite Arie to the average girl in a video. Arie is indeed anything but average: Her debut marks the auspicious return of the black female singer-songwriter, in the vein of Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Tracy Chapman, and Dionne Farris. If you like their music, with thoughtful lyrics and layers of instrumentation, you'll love this album.

'Video' is fabulous, but other high points include 'Ready for Love,' a lament that smolders before slowly building to a crescendo, with tinkling piano, guitar, and cello swelling beneath the vocal. 'Strength, Courage, and Wisdom' is an optimistic anthem that'll have you clapping your hands and swaying from side to side, and the best track on the album, 'Simple,' is a straightforward love song with a pulsating beat. Acoustic Soul may not be full of radio-friendly tracks, but every track is strong, and the LP improves each time you play it." —

Side 1
Brown Skin

Side 2
Strength, Courage & Wisdom
Back to the Middle

Side 3
Ready for Love
In My Head
I See God in You

Side 4
Part of My Life
Wonderful (Stevie Wonder Dedication)

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