D'Angelo is back to reclaim his identity

January 21, 2015 4:41 PM

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When Michael Archer - better known as D'Angelo - dropped third album "Black Messiah" out of the blue last month, an unsuspecting public was quick to judge, because that's how we roll with 21st-century media: We receive, we assess, we move on.

Seeing as "Black Messiah" came out 14 years after D'Angelo's previous recording, I felt the album warranted some time to resonate before reviewing. My knee-jerk affinity for the recording - a progressive piece of meticulously constructed modern funk - has given way to a deeper appreciation after 30 ...

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