John Legend and the Roots – “Wake Up!” (2010)

September 25, 2010 at 12:25 pm (Music, Reviews & Articles)

This review of the brand new John Legend covers-dominated album with The Roots, comes from Jeff Vrabel — Paste magazine, Sept. 20, 2010…

America’s Most Malleable Band Shines Up Some Old Soul

More than two decades into their career, The Roots seem like they can do anything. They’ve got nine albums, all of them worthy; they can cover the Beatles and back up Ice Cube, Sting, Eminem and Jimmy Buffett; they can remix cable-news clips of Sarah Palin, angry goats and Whoopi Goldberg. Thanks to their effortless shape-shifting work on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (remember when people thought that might be a bad idea?) they’ve spot-evolved into one of the country’s most versatile bands. Read the rest of this entry »

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