Saturday, September 20, 2008

If you don't have sex after listening to this, ask your doctor about Cialis

Raphael Saadiq's baby-makin' music makes Boyz II Men look like erectile dysfunction R&B gimps. After Boyz II Men's doucheus maximus retooling of the Motown sound, Saadiq's new record The Way I See It updates the Holland–Dozier–Holland paradigm without bowing to the altar of commercialism.

Consider Boyz II Men's Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA (hyuk!) to be the Now That's What I Call Music of the Motown canon to Saadiq's Oxford American.

With crackling 45 vinyl loops, Saadiq's buttery baritone glides over funky-ass grooves:

YouTube–Raphael Saadiq "Big Easy"

Lawd have mercy!

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