All The Beauty In This Whole Life (CD)


Brother Ali

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Amoeba Review

05/03/2017

It's been five years since Brother Ali released his last album, Mourning In America And Dreaming In Color, and his latest record, All the Beauty In this Whole Life, couldn't have come at a better time. With the country's cultural and political climate as it is, Brother Ali's soulful, insightful lyrics and delivery are a much needed salve. "Own Light (What Hearts Are For)" is full of the emotional desperation many of us must be feeling in 2017, but it is also hopeful and motivational in a way that doesn't patronize or sugar coat. Atmosphere's Anthony "Ant" Davis' production on "Never Learn" creates a dazed, crawling funk with subtle percussive touches and cool R&B rhythm guitar. Brother Ali starts with a vulnerable, introspective chorus, full of rumination and hurt, but quickly switches to the vocal dominance of his powerful, kinetic verses. The tone of Ali's music shows that while he may possess a confidence and faith that keeps him pushing forward, he too is not without pain and confusion.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Pen To Paper
Brother Ali , Amir Sulaiman 02:38
2.
Own Light (What Hearts Are For)
Brother Ali 04:09
3.
Special Effects
Brother Ali , deM atlaS 04:51
4.
Can't Take That Away
Brother Ali 04:18
5.
Dear Black Son
Brother Ali 03:52
6.
We Got This
Brother Ali , Sa-Roc 03:01
7.
Uncle Usi Taught Me
Brother Ali 05:54
8.
Pray For Me
Brother Ali 03:43
9.
It Ain't Easy
Brother Ali 03:53
10.
Never Learn
Brother Ali 04:45
11.
Tremble
Brother Ali 03:09
12.
Before They Called You White
Brother Ali 03:36
13.
The Bitten Apple
Brother Ali , Idris Philips 04:23
14.
Out Of Here
Brother Ali 04:31
15.
All The Beauty In This Whole Life
Brother Ali 04:47

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