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Music Review: Jose James-Love in a Time of Madness


All of the songs on Love in a Time of Madness are sonically interesting.  I love the way that James blends so many different genres.  Lyrically he runs the gamut of love lost, love gained, introspection, all the tenants necessary for a good soul album.

Where I found him lacking was in vocal ability.  He’s a good singer, just not a great singer.  I would have loved to hear this entire album sung by someone else.  It wasn’t until listening to “Let It Fall” which features Mali Music, that I smiled with delight at the sound of another artist’s voice.

With that said, I would still recommend listening to this album if you’re a fan of jazz, funk, R&B, or any of the five other genres he manages to tackle in Time In…

Score: 3.5 out of 5

Must Listens: “Remember Our Love,” “Let It Fall” & “Last Night”

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Lo Brewer is a graduate of Rutgers University, where she received a BA for her major in Journalism & Media Studies. She started her career in ad sales and corporate training and worked in media for over a decade at Viacom and Fox Networks. But in 2015, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career that revolved around her two greatest passions, writing and crafting. Soon she was writing for several websites as an entertainment, fashion and music expert. She also launched a small business creating felt crafts and Ankara clothing and home goods through Etsy. Lo is a Jersey Girl (in a Cali world), a self-professed pop culture idiot savant, a homebody, a hardcore crafter, a lover of all things retro & vintage, a thrift shopoholic, and an all-around silly MF. In addition to being a celebriologist and DIY demon, she is also a novelist. Her first, The Semester, was published in 2013. She hopes to publish her second book, The Apartment, in the upcoming year.