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Tuesday Reviewsday: new music from Bell Biv DeVoe, Omar, Kid Koala and more




Cover art for the new Cece Winans album, Let Them Fall in Love. We reviewed the single, Lowly.
Cover art for the new Cece Winans album, Let Them Fall in Love. We reviewed the single, Lowly.

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If you love music, but don't have the time to keep up with what's new, we've got the solution ...  Tuesday Reviewsday. 

Every week our critics join our hosts in the studio to talk about what you should be listening to in one short segment. This week we're joined by music supervisor Morgan Rhodes and Oliver Wang from Soul-Sides.com.

Oliver's picks 

Bell Biv DeVoe  - Album: Three Stripes (Finally) 

There’s a cognitive dissonance in thinking about BBD releasing a new album in 2017 but with that recent, well-received BET series on the history of New Edition, they decided to join forces again and release their first new album in 15 years. This song features them + SWV so it’s like a ‘90s R&B reunion. On one hand, BBD still sound like BBD. On the other hand, I don’t know if new jack swing ages well in a 2017 context.

Kid Koala / Emiliana Torrini  - Album: Music to Draw To: Satellite (The Hubble Constant)

Kid Koala made his name as one of the most musically creative DJs to emerge out of the 1990s turntablist movement and this Montreal artist has continued to branch into compelling new directions. This time, he’s working with Icelandic vocalist Emiliana Torrini. 

Morgan's picks 

Omar - Album: Love In Beats (De Ja Vu feat Maya Andrade) 

No discussion of the birth of Neo Soul is complete without mentioning Omar Lye Fooks name and myriad contributions. He is without question one of the elder statesmen of the genre and his latest offering Love In Beats is reminiscent of the golden age of the genre. No Omar record is complete without a dope collaboration and De Ja Vu pairs him with Cape Verdean singer Maya Andrade.

Cece Winans - Album: Let Them Fall In Love (Lowly) 

It's been almost 7 years since her last album, but CeCe Winans is back with a new album that is unlike anything she's released to date. She had me at the lead off single, but the song I brought is a thing of beauty called Lowly.