Bridge's 'Good Thing' Takes Us Down New Roads
I expect this to be the journey we get to take with every new album - How fortunate we are - Leon Bridges is one of the best artists to come along in years.
This album is a collection of a diverse styles...I am not going to make comparison to some of the greats which is easy to do, because Leon's clearly on a creative path that has potential to produce a body of work others will compare to in future generations.
If one were to hear the album's songs randomly played within a mix of other artists, one might not recognize that they were from the same artist.
Clearly, there is a serious level of genius brewing here and the need for pushing creativity is one of the traits inherent in musical genius, so those reviews criticizing his move to new styles, I will just say, that is what is going to keep Leon Bridges fresh, and it will be fascinating to see where he takes us next.
Bad Bad News and Beyond have chart potential, Shy will become a go-to cover song for other artists (one already recorded and just out of production), If It Feels Good and You Don't Know both a throw back to 70s and early 80's, which Leon does better than anyone and in his own unique style. Georgia to Texas is a poetic snapshot of his childhood, and Bet Ain't Worth The Hand is simply beautiful.
Each track is unique, subtly complex, contagious, and creates its own individual mood and tone. The sound and song composition is totally different than anything else out there, yet has a sometimes haunting familiarity to it.
This is one very cool cat and we have a lot of great music coming our way.
How about a new album every year?!?
This is a great album from start to finish
Don’t miss this.
I didn’t think he could outdo his last album. Man did he prove me wrong!
Old good, new not so good
First album is amazing, but the huge change in style which I think to is to go mainstream is a big dud. Hope he realizes by everyone’s low stars that we miss that style of music from him. He will always be talented but in my opinion he’s loosing a listener with this album.
Why, Leon, why? Coming Home [album] was such an authentic spin on a genre that has been lost for years. This new album sounds like I’m listening to John Legend. A little disappointed. I don’t know if he felt pressured to sound more mainstream for some odd reason? Sigh... I was hoping it would be an extension of the Coming Home Album. I could listen to those tracks all day.
But it's good different, my darlin
Abandoned his old sound. I understand artists evolve but R&B is not his style. Jazz and Soul is what the fanbase wants out of this artist.
By J's Reviews
Not disappointed at all, he went in a different direction and there are some solid pieces on this album. Loved the first album and this one made me a fan keep it coming Leon!
I enjoyed this entire album. Listening to him grow and evolve is beautiful. The man has a gorgeous, soothing voice. Go on, Leon. I’ll be right behind you dancing.
By Jester W
Incredible album, even better than the first. Kudos