album: Good Things

December 26, 2010

Aloe Blacc. Good Things. Stones Throw STH2245, 2010. (on CD)

A great soul singer, singing songs that sound like classics, in an ode to 1970s Motown. It’s not a throwback like Sharon Jones, though; it has a modern sound, drawing from various pop styles from the past 50 years – everything from classic rock to hip hop. Most of it isn’t as good as the (relatively) famous song, “I Need a Dollar,” but there’s not a single bad track on the album.

7/10 (Good).