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D'Angelo and the Vanguard: Black Messiah

Holly Gleason, Paste, 30 December 2014

AT MIDNIGHT ON DEC. 15, 14 years dissolved. One key-stroke, and the mythic follow-up to D'Angelo's Voodoo could be yours. Luxurious, raw, crashed-up, silky, a funky collage of sounds and grooves, Black Messiah takes listeners ever deeper into the dozen songs with repeated listening.

Total word count of piece: 433


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