D’Angelo: ‘We Should All Aspire To Be A Black Messiah’

December 17, 2014 10:35 AM

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D’Angelo: ‘We Should All Aspire To Be A Black Messiah’

Waiting nearly 15 years to release an album can inflate expectations to preposterous proportions. If, by the album’s end, its creator hasn’t proven the existence of unicorns, cured bad breath, and conquered climate change, some fans may be disappointed since anything allowed to gestate for so long should do nothing less than alter all human existence.

If such hefty anticipation weighed on D’Angelo, the mercurial, profoundly talented modern soul man, it certainly isn’t evident on “Black Messiah,” his first studio album since 2000’s multi-Grammy winner, “Voodoo.” Despite the vexing lull between efforts, “Black Messiah,” arrives well worth the wait ...

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