“Kyle Meredith with…” – Lenny Kravitz (2018)

September 10, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Lenny Kravitz, Life & Politics, Music)

Sept. 5th episode of Kyle Meredith with…, talking with Lenny Kravitz on his new album and the need for optimism in times of political turmoil…

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Lenny Kravitz – “Raise Vibration” (2018)

September 9, 2018 at 11:07 pm (Lenny Kravitz, Music, Reviews & Articles)

This Rolling Stone review of Lenny Kravitz’s new album comes from Kory Grow, dated Sept. 7, 2018

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Lenny Kravitz Lends His Voice to the Resistance

Lenny Kravitz gets angry in only the most Lenny Kravitz way possible: with a high-pitched “hoooo,” some funky bass and his typically über-passionate vocal delivery. Nearly every track on his 11th album, Raise Vibration – at least those that aren’t his signature love songs – seems like he intended it to be an anthem for resistance in the Trump era. “Who Really Are the Monsters?” is a noticeably Prince-like electro-funk jam that finds Kravitz singing “The war won’t stop as long as we keep dropping bombs” and “Start communicating.” The gentle piano ballad “Here to Love” is a plea for unity (“There’s no more segregation/When you’ve seen the light”) with a catchy, urgent melody and one of his most striking vocal performances in recent years. And “It’s Enough” is a slow-building soul number that owes an obvious debt to Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On?” both in terms of groove and theme, as he questions, “What’s that going down in the Middle East?/Do you really think it’s to keep the peace?” His message throughout is to question authority. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lenny Kravitz – “Low” (Video – 2018)

June 5, 2018 at 7:41 pm (Lenny Kravitz, Music)

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Lenny Kravitz – “Sex” (2014)

August 17, 2014 at 4:40 pm (Lenny Kravitz, Music)

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Lenny Kravitz – “The Chamber” (2014)

August 15, 2014 at 4:33 pm (Lenny Kravitz, Music)

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Lenny Kravitz – “Black and White America” (2011)

August 31, 2011 at 10:10 pm (Lenny Kravitz, Music, Reviews & Articles)

The perfect end-of-Summer album. This review comes from Paste magazine, Aug. 30th and written by Ryan Reed…

Pop music chameleon Lenny Kravitz, being a half-white/half-black American, has plenty of justification for titling his ninth album Black and White America. There aren’t too many biracial rock stars in the U.S., after all. But as a musician, producer and songwriter, Kravitz has always been a tough nut to crack—he’s been a spaced-out guitar hero-hippie (“Are You Gonna Go My Way”), a falsetto-sporting soul man (“It Aint Over ‘Til It’s Over”), a fist-pumping, riff-driven modern rocker (“Fly Away”) and a piano balladeer (“I’ll Be Waiting”), among other titles. Being deeply immersed in both black and white cultures—and the musics of both—he brings a fairly singular perspective to his songs.

But Kravitz’s genre-hopping skills are pretty impressive, regardless of ethnicity. Few pop stars have been able to cover so much stylistic ground, and even fewer have been able to do so without falling out of the record-buying community’s good graces (even if there have been a few critical speed bumps along the way). If you turn on your car radio, you can flip through three or four stations and hear a Kravitz song at any given moment. Which is certainly saying something. There’s a reason he’s been able to stick around for over 20 years in an unforgiving industry. Even in his clumsiest, most awkward Read the rest of this entry »

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Lenny Kravitz – “Rock Star City Life” (2011)

July 7, 2011 at 7:20 pm (Lenny Kravitz, Music)

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Lenny Kravitz – “Come On Get It” (2011)

July 7, 2011 at 7:15 pm (Lenny Kravitz, Music)

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Lenny Kravitz and Prince – “American Woman” (Live – 2000)

December 9, 2008 at 4:10 am (Lenny Kravitz, Music, Prince)

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Lenny Kravitz – “Rock and Roll is Dead” (Live – 2002)

October 9, 2008 at 12:36 pm (Lenny Kravitz, Music)

Taken from the imaginatively-titled DVD Live… 

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