GIL SCOTT HERON / JAMIE XX

We're New Here

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Cat: XLYTDL 517
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Genre: Rock
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03:26
72
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03:11
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00:27
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03:31
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04:27
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03:09
98
04:17
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00:28
129
01:16
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05:43
70
00:49
66
04:42
61
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Review

The much-lauded Jamie XX rework of Gil Scott-Heron's 2010 album I'm New Here finally arrives, and it's pretty darn good. In truth there's little quite as gorgeously ambitious as the strangely anthemic teaser single "NY Is Killing Me" (included here), but that doesn't stop it being an excellent listen. Not so much a set of remixes as a total reproduction, We're New Here places the veteran beat poet's distinctive vocals at the heart of a heady, other-worldly soup of eclectic beats (think dubstep, hip-hop and wonky house), booming basslines, sparkling house riffs, blissful melodies and paranoid late night atmospherics. A near perfect 33 minutes, all told.

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