CD Review: Raphael Saadiq – The Way I See It

January 24, 2009

CD Review: Raphael Saadiq
The Way I See It
Sony BMG

Raphael Saadiq’s third solo album does not merely revisit the sounds of Motown, it adds to the catalog.  It refuses to fall under the usual neo-soul genre by accurately emanating the rhythm and blues classics in tone, form and content.

Saadiq keeps it simple: bass, keys, tambourine and a smattering of strings and horns swell to his straightforward crooning: “No matter how good you are to people you know, they’ll make you cry sometimes.”  The simplicity of The Way I See It does not affect its versatility and Saadiq pays tribute to a variety of sounds. [read more]

abortmag.com

Raphaelsaadiq.com

By Amalia Nickel

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