Jacob Collier - Djesse Vol. 3 (2020)

Reason for Listening:
Grammy nominee for Album of the Year.

Released 20200814.
12 songs. 41:05. Djesse Vol. 3 (2020)
12+1 songs. 41:05+03:25. Djesse Vol. 3 (Japan) (2020)
First listen.
After track 6, I took a break to watch Jacob Collier's performance of All I Need for Jimmy Kimmel Live! (because it was mentioned on the Wikipedia page). Besides the performance being awesome, I had recognized Collier as being the a featured musician in the a YouTube video, "Musician Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty"; I was not familiar with him as an artist when watching that video.

4: "All I Need" (ft. Mahalia and Ty Dolla $ign);
3: "Time Alone With You" (ft. Daniel Caesar);
2: "CLARITY"; "Count the People" (ft. Jessie Reyez & T-Pain); "To Sleep";
1: "In My Bones" (ft. Kimbra and Tank and the Bangas); "In Too Deep" (ft. Kiana Ledé); "Sleeping on My Dreams"; "Running Outta Love" (ft. Tori Kelly); "He Won't Hold You" (ft. Rapsody);
0: "Butterflies"; "Light It Up On Me";

For the most part, I love the sounds coming out of this album. Some of the tracks fall far outside of cookie cutter music, but the nature of the album helps them feel relatively plesant. In different words, the tracks don't always sound great to the ear, but I would attribute this to an unfamiliarity.

Overall Rating: 5.4/5
Favorite Song: "All I Need" (ft. Mahalia and Tyl Dollar $ign)

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