Rudimental - Home
Anyway, I am back, with a great album that I have been listening to, it's Rudimental and their debut album "Home". I have had this album on heavy rotation since I got it a couple of weeks ago! Lets get into it shall we?
The album kicks off with the title track "Home" and this is a great song I especially love the start of the track, with it's awesome drum and bass, the vocals are sensational, upbeat and uplifting start.
The next song is "Feel the Love" (featuring John Newman) and this is kick ass John Newman has an amazing voice and the real electronic dance beat is awesome! Seriously though the drum and bass are killer and the speed of the music adds this incredible energy, I love it and when the trumpet kicks in, unbelievable!
We then move onto"Right Here" (featuring Foxes) which starts with an awesome beat and the lyrics are great, The standout on this track is the vocals, We then move onto the song "Hell Could Freeze" (featuring Angel Haze) and it is an amazing song Angel sings with so much power and soul the music is unreal, the rapping is so cool, what a talent they have used on this track, the way she moves from ballad into rap is just sublime. One of my favourite songs on the album.
"Spoons" (featuring MNEK & Syron) is the next track and when you realise that they actually use spoons to lay down the beat, makes you think about how talented the four guys that make up the group (Piers Aggett, Kesi Dryden, Amir Amor and Leon Rolle) are really accomplished musicians. I love this track the vocals by MNEK man what a soulful voice he has! One of my favourites on the album.
The next track is "Hide" (featuring Sinead Harnett) which is a slower song and although it's a great song, it is not my favourite on the album. We then move onto the song "Powerless" (featuring Becky Hill) this song which has a beautiful introduction one that is so haunting. Becky Hill has an amazing voice, this song has a lot of emotion and as the song progress it gets a lot faster then it slows down again which makes it an unreal song.
The next track is "More Than Anything" (featuring Emeli Sandé) which has an orchestral feel to the start with the haunting vocals of Emeli, her voice has so much emotion, I really like this track the music is amazing, I love the way it seems to just complement the song and match the vocals in pace and strength, an awesome track!
We then move onto the mega hit for Rudimental "Not Giving In" (featuring John Newman & Alex Clare) John Newman's voice is one of the best I have heard and he makes this song, with power and grace, the music is the perfect accompaniment to his superb voice, this track is an absolute killer, I love it! The music has such a frenetic pace that you can't help but want to get up and move, I think they really nailed it with this track, just perfect so uplifting and upbeat!
The next song is "Baby" (featuring MNEK & Sinead Harnett) and it is a slower song and it is a hidden gem on this album, it really grows on you this song, I am not sure if it is the music or the vocals that make this song so cool. I love it. Then we move onto "Waiting All Night" (featuring Ella Eyre) which is unbelievable another monster of a song, the vocals by Ella Eyre are so emotional and moving, the music helps make this song a massive hit, it has everything, great music, great vocals, great lyrics, man this album just keeps getting better.
The last song is my all-time favourite song on the album, "Free" (featuring Emeli Sandé) I love this song the lyrics are so true, I feel like this so many times, where you just don't fit in at all and when Emeli Sandé sings it the message is delivered in such a potent way that you can't help but be moved by the message in this song. The musicianship in this song is awesome, the way it builds and builds and paints this amazing soundscape that uplifts you, only a truly great song can do that and this here is one of them, my favourite song on the album!
This album is an amazing debut album from four amazingly talented musicians, it takes you on a journey and none of the songs are boring and each song stands on it's own. It manages to keep you listening to it over and over again which to me is always a sign of a great album. The way each song is different in it's own right makes you love it even more, I really love that eclectic nature of the album, it just works. I am giving this 4 and a half shots of whiskey out of five. I love it and I recommend that you get this album now!
Till next week, Peace out my bitches!