My real post will be up in a few minutes, but I just had to post this. Questlove reminded all of his Twitter followers that D’Angelo’s album, Voodoo was released ten years ago today. It is still one of the most miraculous albums I’ve ever heard, and one of greatest live shows I’ve ever seen. Seriously, it was better than Lauryn Hill’s Miseducation Tour.
Folks need to be listening to this album all day. The first time I heard it, my response was a tepid, “Okay.” Then, late one night, I played it again and something just clicked. I’ll never forget that moment. I played Voodoo non-stop for weeks, took it everywhere with me.
A Twitter friend contends that “Spanish Joint” is the best song on this album. I told her “Africa” had to be my favorite. Her response was that “Africa” wasn’t a song, but a meditation. Can’t say I disagree with her.