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Music Review: Jamie Lidell - Building a Beginning

A s a vocalist, Jamie Lidell has always felt of the wrong era. Wedged between the 90s neosoul resurgence and throwback retro-funk of the 2010s, Lidell's sound was obsessed with 1960s soul records and 1980s post-disco long before its pop ubiquity, yet it still often lumped together with similar 2010s R&B crooners. 2005's Multiply was a studied collection of the smooth tones and throaty hooks of a James Brown doppelganger, christening every Rhodes chord with a biting vocal pull.
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