Black Pumas - Black Pumas (2019)

Reason for Listening:
One of the eight artists on Spotify's "Best New Artist" (2020).
"The biggest tracks from the breakthrough artists of the year [2019]: Billie Eilish, Black Pumas, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Maggie Rogers, Rosalia, Tank and the Bangas & Yola."
To represent Black Pumas, Spotify selected the first five songs from their album of the same name, Black Pumas.


Released 20190621.
10 songs. 39:41. Black Pumas (2019)
10+11 songs. 39:41+53:28. Black Pumas (Deluxe) (2021)
10+11+11 songs. 39:41+53:28+49:SS. Black Pumas (Expanded Deluxe) (2021)

First listen.

3: "Colors";
2: "Touch the Sky";
1: "Know You Better"; "Fire"; "Stay Gold"; "Confines"; "Sweet Conversations";
0: "Black Moon Rising"; "OCT 33"; "Old Man";

Besides "Colors," I generally had a tough time ratings the songs. Various songs which I gave a "0" could have been a "1" and vice versa. Overall, the music has a calming sound to it. Perhaps that's a characteristic of soul. Unfortunately, I'm unfamiliar with soul music. In any case, I enjoyed listening to the entire album, because it was pleasing to the ear. I'll try and monitor this duo and their music over time.

Overall Rating: 4.6/5
Favorite Song: "Colors"

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