Onto my fifth listen of this now…surprised as their being next to no chat on DiS about it.
I’ve taken my time to form my opinion, and I’m still not fully there yet, remaining conscious of how much I WANTED it to be good (based on Doomed and his EOTR set). However, I’ve enjoyed it more each listen, which is a hugely positive sign. He’s a singular talent, and sounds unlike anyone else (though I hear more of Julia Holter/Joanna Newsom than traditional soul influences)…and initially I thought it may be an album more to admire than love. But the emotion and hooks are shining through with each listen…the sexiness of “Quarell”, bitter euphoria of “Lonely World”, despair of “Doomed” and beauty of "Self-Help tape, to name a few.
I think you should all check it out Thoughts, @MelodiousThunk?