Benjamin Clementine At Least For Now
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The album landed on the year-end lists of publications such as Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Clash, and Exclaim!. Melanie De Biasio. Lilies is the third studio album by Belgium musician Melanie Benjamin Clementine At Least For Now Biasio. Michael Kiwanuka. Cocoa Sugar. Young Fathers. Then I Heard a Bachelor's Cry. The People and I. Quiver Bag Raiders Shooting Stars Little. Winston Churchill's Boy Benjamin Clementine.
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Listen to Benjamin Clementine now. To play this content, you'll need the Spotify app. Get Spotify Open Spotify. The album was also well received by music critics, who praised its mixture of genres and uniqueness.
His resulting debut album is bold, brave, Obscene Mannequin Pyramidine, and at times quite brilliant. Clementine cites Anohni as a formative influence, and certainly there are vocal similarities.
But for the most part these piano-led songs sound unique. The lonely despair of Cornerstone and the arresting lyricism of Condolence signalling an exciting new talent. The inevitable comparison, notably on a song like "Adios", is to Nina Simone — to her demonstrative clarity of phrase, and the flickering incandescence of her timbre. At Least for Now is a pop record of sorts, but completely on his own terms, and like Anohni an acknowledged influence and Rufus Wainwrighttwo artists who have similar aspirations of pseudo-classical grandeur, Clementine will no doubt be polarizing for many listeners.
There is no question, however, of his raw talent, poeticism, and knack for beguiling melodies, and in this oversaturated market, the true mavericks will always rise above the din. Critics, however, also found At Least for Now to be the least memorable of Clementine's studio releases. According to Dave Simpson, it was the least impressive from Clementine as it is reminiscent of Kevin Rowland in that he sounds as if he is singing from the gut, and because he has to.
The addition of syrupy strings and pedestrian drumming Other Lives Tamer Animals dilutes the impact Benjamin Clementine At Least For Now his raw talent.
However, when he performs unadorned, melodies dripping from Misfits Halloween fingertips, and expressing himself, his voice is difficult to forget.
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