Jamie Lidell Jim
- Words: Patrick Sisson
- Label: Warp
- XLR8R Rating: 8.5/10
It was moving, but the music on Jamie Lidell’s Multiply was mostlya platform for his oversized voice and charisma. Who else can make wearing suits lined with mirrors–a human disco ball–look not only effortless but somehow appropriate? He flexes his irrefutable voice and charm on Jim, but it’s the contributions of collaborators like Gonzales and Mocky that really stretch things out, generating a warmer, funkier, and more eclectic backdrop that Lidell swings over with style. The positively sunny “Another Day,” with chirping birds and schmaltzy strings, begins a streak of loose jams, including disco vamps and upbeat, Stevie-style soul.
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