Reviews in 200 Words

SuperHeavy, SuperHeavy

In Album on November 29, 2011 at 9:08 pm

SuperHeavy is aptly named. In an age of collaboration and reinventing art—in an age of Banksy and Lady Gaga, well, it takes something pretty super to even turn heads. And this just might strain your neck. Mick Jagger got his swagger back. And in the official video for “Miracle Worker,” he’s wearing the hell out of a hot pink suit: It’s like Tom Waits met Who Framed Roger Rabbit? But the group is more than Jagger; it’s also Joss Stone, Dave Stewart (of the Eurythmics), Damian Marley and A.R. Rahman. So, rocking-reggae-Indian mishmash. Yeah, it’ll make you want to dance…and maybe move down to Jamaica, and drink cocktails and find that pink suit and leave all the rest behind. Maybe it’s weird, but it’s fresh, for sure: super edgy. And at the end of the week, when you know for sure that we’re all working ourselves to death, you need rejuvenation—some kind of momentary vacation. This collection of eclectic people and sounds—steeped in a whole history of music—comes together in a way that you might not expect to love. But you do. Put this fusion in your bag of tricks; use it as often as necessary.

-Micah Ling


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