Cupid Deluxe (CD)


Blood Orange

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Super Cooper, Hollywood 03/31/2014

Not alone in my love for this record. So awesome possum!


11/16/2013

Solange Knowles’ bud and producer Blood Orange (aka Dev Hynes) helped her make the True EP, one of the finest R&B releases in recent memory, and now he’s got his own album, Cupid Deluxe, to keep the smooth vibes going. In truth Hynes has been plugging away for years, first as Lightspeed Champion and as part of Test Icicles, but his recent production work has drawn more attention to him than ever before. And with good reason: everything Hynes touches seems to be impossibly smooth, channeling memories of ’80s synth-funk and classic soul into something that feels undeniably modern. “Chamakay” utilizes vibraphone and jazzy bass to set a nocturnal stage for Hynes’ breathy delivery, akin to The Weeknd’s Abel Tesfaye. “You’re Not Good Enough” is good enough to have been a single for any of his various collaborators, riding on a slinky funk riff and heartfelt dueting vocals. Everything comes together gorgeously on “Chosen,” a sultry ballad with Disney-quality vocals, floating horns like something out of Roxy Music’s Avalon and loads of sexy atmosphere. Remember Cupid Deluxe come Valentine’s Day—it’s a deal-closer of a record.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Chamakay
Blood Orange 04:20
2.
You're Not Good Enough
Blood Orange 04:21
3.
Uncle Ace
Blood Orange 04:16
4.
No Right Thing
Blood Orange 04:11
5.
It Is What It Is
Blood Orange 05:07
6.
Chosen
Blood Orange 06:44
7.
Clipped On
Blood Orange 03:10
8.
Always Let U Down
Blood Orange 05:13
9.
On The Line
Blood Orange 05:07
10.
High Street
Blood Orange 02:58
11.
Time Will Tell
Blood Orange 05:38

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