First of all...GO GIANTS! So proud of my SF boys :)
Back to G. Love. I don't know what I thought I was getting into with these folks but it was a lot less cheesy and ridiculous than their band name implied. These folks are known for their "sloppy" and "laid back" R&B/blues sound.
It's lead by G. Love who looks like that kid in your high school that really took to wearing fedoras. He's not the kind of guy that I would have thought would front an R&B band. He's got some smooth pipes and has a real laid back quality about his music.
Overall, I did like this album in a loosey goosey kind of way. It's got all the swagger and wonderful music quality of the other hip hop albums I've listened to but these guys have it right. The music is the perfect thing to throw on as you drive down the highway with the convertible top down. It's smooth and soft but it's got a little cheekiness to it that keeps you interested. Songs like "This Ain't Living" and "Walk to Slide" are great slick R&B songs. 4 stars.
Ali Farka Touré – Talking Timbuktu