Saturday, January 17, 2015

@apartofhim's Top 20 of 2014 - #4 St. Paul & The Broken Bones "Half the City"

Soul is sexy. It really is. It is the musical embodiment of all love and all that comes with it: lust, anger, passion, sadness, ecstasy, etc. And this album the embodiment of all things sexy and delivered in a palatable modern-soul album, despite the band players being less-than-physically sexy, their music supersedes their limited-flesh appeal. Check out the music video for "Call Me."

Read what PopShifter's Melissa Bratcher had to say:
St. Paul & The Broken Bones’ frontman Paul Janeway (St. Paul himself) was raised Pentecostal and studied to be a preacher. Upon hearing Half The City, one can only say, “Thank God it didn’t pan out.” Paul Janeway has the kind of voice that you’ll read all kinds of hype about, and for once, that hype is true. The man sings like the second coming of Otis Redding and has a killer band to back him up. Hailing from Birmingham, Alabama, St. Paul & The Broken Bones tread the same sort of ground as Alabama Shakes (and Half The City is, in fact, produced by Alabama Shakes’ Ben Tanner): soulful and bluesy, but with the added bonus of an amazing horn section. Read the rest at PopShifter.

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