I’m sort of torn about Jamie Lidell’s new record JIM. I’ve only listened to it a few times, but each time I’m in love with half of it and hate the old half. However, I really mean it about how much I love the good half. At its best, the record is like Midnite Vultures meets James Brown/King Khan — and that’s something I’m glad to be a part of. Here’s my favorite track from the album and a contender for one of my favorites of the year.
MP3: Jamie Lidell – Hurricane
I first heard this song on my trip to Athens. My girlfriend and I were trying to find our way through the city while listening to what I can only guess what UGA’s station. About halfway through this song we had to flip the radio off to focus more, so I was bummed that I might never find out who was singing with such soul overtop of such outrageousness. My one thought that stuck with me for over a month: “I can only imagine Jamie Lidell making this music.” Lucky shot in the dark. My favorite part? The fuzzed-out bass is used in a fun, ping-pong way to keep us focused on Lidell’s voice, where all attention rightly belongs.
Now I’m even more excited for the Beck/Jamie collaboration.