Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Angel Lee: Kindred Spirits (Promo) (WEA Records, 2000)

Angel Lee was another artist to be shelved by WEA Records at the turn of the millennium and again another one who was perhaps being steered more towards the popular Garage scene at the time than R&B hence the overwhelming amount of remixes on her singles by Artful Dodger, MJ Cole and others. Despite this, her album didn't have a single lick of garage or any garage-inspired tracks on it; rather it's a combination of neo soul, trip hop, big beat and more while the more contemporary sounding tracks sound like they wouldn't be out of place on a early 90s Madonna album. Though some of the R&B remixes she did with Blacksmith, Full Crew and Artful Dodger were quite good and her vocals were more than apt enough to carry an R&B tune, the production on this album really was a let down - for me at least - and personally I think she would've had more success as a garage singer.

Give It Up 4:30
Friend 4:55
Sisters 5:17
Thick And Thin 3:49
Running Back 3:33
What's Your Name 3:26
Get Mine 4:12
Close To You 3:58
Move On 4:38
Natural High 3:44