CD Review – Charles Bradley, Victim Of Love, Daptone, 2013

Charles Bradley, Victim Of Love, Daptone
Charles Bradley, Victim Of Love, Daptone

Library Classification: Rock/Soul
File Under:  B

Artist:  Charles Bradley
Title:  Victim Of Love
Label:  Daptone

Date(s) Recorded:  2012/2013
Date Released: 04/02/13
Date Received: 02/28/13

Clean:  All
Indecent:  None

RIYL:  Lee Fields, Otis Redding, James Brown, Daptone, Motown, Stax
Comments:  Charles Bradley has had a rough life. He ran away from home at a young age, worked as a cook while wishing he could sing, worked as a James Brown impersonator, and only has been discovered late in life (64). That being said, we’re lucky to have him. This is his second album for Daptone and the Screaming Eagle Of Soul is stretching his wings, and his voice to new places. He (and the band) mess around for a bit on Confusion (7). It’s a bit experimental for him, but it’s nothing too far from his formula. Plenty of slow jams: Victim Of Love (4), Where Do We Go From Here (8), Through The Storm (11). But I prefer the bigger, brassier numbers: Strictly Reserved For You (1), You Put A Flame On It (2), Let Love Stand A Chance (3), and Love Bug Blues (5). If you like soul, you should try to see him live. But if you can’t at least you can give this record a spin.

Play:  5-Love Bug Blues, 1-Strictly Reserved For You, 3-Let Love Stand A Chance, 2-You Put A Flame On It

Playlist, WSUM, 2013-03-26

Tame Impala, Lonerism, Modular
Tame Impala, Lonerism, Modular

First Hour:

  1. Feels Like We Only Go Backwards by Tame Impala from Lonerism [Modular]
  2. Believing Is Art by Spoon from Girls Can Tell [Merge]
  3. Eureka Springs by Mount Moriah from Miracle Temple [Merge]
  4. Wash The Day Away by TV On The Radio from Return To Cookie Mountain [4AD]
  5. Isis by Yeah Yeah Yeahs from Is Is [EP] [Interscope]
  6. Start A War by The National from Boxer [Beggars Banquet]
  7. N Dakota by Parquet Courts from Light Up Gold [What’s Your Rupture / Dull Tools]
  8. I Wish I Was A Girl by The Vaccines from Come Of Age [Columbia]
  9. I Wanna Be A Girl by King Khan & The Shrines from What Is?! [Vice]
  10. Insides by The Soft Moon from Zeroes [Captured Tracks]
  11. Electric by PVT from Homosapien [Terrorbird]
  12. Kerosene by Crystal Castles from Crystal Castles III [Polydor]
  13. Sugar by Shout Out Louds from Optica [Merge]
  14. Starlight by The Ruby Suns from Christopher [Sub Pop]
  15. Progress by Stars from The North [Soft Revolution]

Second Hour:

  1. Ghost by Ty Segall from Twins [Drag City]
  2. World Blue by Ceremony from Zoo [Matador]
  3. Violet’s In A Pool by Tamaryn from Tender New Signs [Mexican Summer]
  4. Last Conversation by Veronica Falls from Waiting For Something To Happen [Slumberland]
  5. Wrld Peace by Golden Grrrls from Golden Grrrls [Slumberland]
  6. The Body by The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart from Belong [Slumberland]
  7. City by Thao & The Get Down Stay Down from We The Common [Ribbon]
  8. Lady, You Shot Me by Har Mar Superstar from Lady, You Shot Me (single) [Cult Records]
  9. Groovy & Linda by Chelsea Light Moving from Chelsea Light Moving [Matador]
  10. Nobody Knows Your Name by Statistics from Often Lie [Jade Tree]
  11. International Date Line by Ducktails from The Flower Lane [Domino]
  12. October by The Helio Sequence from Negotiations [Sub Pop]
  13. Who Sees You by My Bloody Valentine from m b v [mbv records]
  14. Lovers In The Backseat by The Scissor Sisters from Scissor Sisters [Umvd Labels]
  15. Breaking Glass by David Bowie from Low [RCA]

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