Hopelessly we fell asleep and woke up 2 hours after the release, but we listened through the whole album and are in awe. Meanwhile we're writing this, a second play is going through our iTunes and we have to say that this album will make your summer the best so far.
While we have already enjoyed "Thinking About You", "Sweet Life" and "Pyramids", this album has a few rare and astonishing gems for you. Although John Mayer (on the amazing "White") only performs an instrumental solo and Andre 3000 has the same flow as in "The Real Her" on "Pink Matter", there is nothing to be found wrong in this album. As the song "Start" does exactly what it does, but within Frank's world, we hear the nostalgic opening sound of the original playstation. He has 3 skits like these, with "Fertilizer" sounding like an old fashion jingle for... well.. a fertilizer commercial, and the other justifying rich kids.
However, after the well known "Thinking About You" and "Fertilizer" we're dragged into Frank's amazing pink cloud called "Sierra Leone", which sounds more like a trip than a political song. His sweeping, deep, hypnotizing voice doesn't ever seem to get boring, nor do we get used to it. Followed by the best summer song ever ("Sweet Life") and the "Not Just Money" skit we have Earl Sweatshirt next to Franky throwing in a rememberable verse which can handle it's spot next to Frank's amazing vocal performance about the too many bottles they can't pronounce.
"Pilot Jones" is just one of those minimalistic songs that you play in the night when you're together with your girlfriend, something slow, something loving and caring. Please do keep this on repeat, since "Crack Rock" is definitely not something to continuo your slow loving on. The old soulful church organ infused dope song has Frank singing some very trippy song which make visual comparisons of broken stones in glass homes and the smoking of a certain illegal drug (remember kids, don't do drugs, we said illegal). After "Pyramids" we go on to "Lost", which is as soulful, but more uptempo than "Crack Rock".
What one can say about Frank is that this man is one smooth guy, a special old soul and the only last reincarnation of croon. Whether it's his dreamy, trippy cloud of a "Monk" or it's his amazing, tear-drenching and revealing "Bad Religion", we both applaud his emotional tallent and his amazing brave and compelling character. You know what, enough talking, download or buy the damn thing. Do as you like, but we're buying. We're sold.
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Here's the album stream, the purchase link, the digital booklet and the download link, plus a review of the best album of this year. If you don't buy, you're either doing very important things with your money, but just don't go to burger king or KFC this month and buy this instead.