Comfort Woman

Label
Maverick
Running length
10 tracks
Running time
39:13

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Love Song #1 4:02 11,378
2 Come Smoke My Herb 3:51 12,167
3 Andromeda and the Milky Way 4:26 1,724
4 Love Song #2 3:46 8,057
5 Body 3:40 7,440
6 Liliquoi Moon 4:38 10,084
7 Love Song #3 4:29 7,147
8 Fellowship 3:13 7,703
9 Good Intentions 3:46 7,536
10 Thankful 3:22 7,693

About this album

To get immediately to the point, if Me’Shell Ndegéocello’s Comfort Woman isn’t regarded as one of the finest contemporary soul albums of 2003, then those who review music for a living had better get eardrum transplants and a transfusion of blood to get rid of the sawdust, or quit to sell used cars, work in a fast-food establishment, or pump gas. The marketplace is tricky, but if this disc doesn’t sell, then Madonna needs to fire her marketing department at Maverick. Comfort Woman is a deeply sensual album, sexy as hell and drenched with lush, richly textured bass grooves that bubble under warmly and luxuriantly in a series of songs that may not be all that divergent in tempo, but don’t have to be either. This is late-night music, where the sound of a bass doesn’t so much pop as it rumbles in the lower spine, looking for release. Make no mistake on Comfort Woman, space is the place and that place is reached via two vehicles, a perfect commingling of the spirits of dub reggae and mid-’70s soul and groove jazz. Think, perhaps, of David Sancious and Teena Marie as bandmates with Sly & Robbie in the rhythm section, Jimi Hendrix’s “Rainy Day, Dream Away” as a music model, and Sade as vocalist — you get the idea. The opening track, “Love Song,” begins with a spacy bassline, rumbling in the lower register soft enough to ease its way into a song yet tough enough that it won’t let the listener go.

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  • jdotperiod

    An enchanting elixir of an album.

    24 Dec 2013 Reply
  • chrismicheal

    first time listening to this since forever.

    9 Aug 2011 Reply
  • nancyannette

    I love this CD, I started listening to it again......

    3 Apr 2011 Reply
  • baxinski

    the greatest album of the decade!

    31 Mar 2011 Reply
  • SunChildren

    Brilliant album!

    22 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Vhien

    My favorite Meshell album perhaps. I LOVE the Hendrix vibe all over this album, it's just the bee's knees, y'know?

    3 Jan 2010 Reply
  • qadesh

    loooooooooooove

    16 May 2009 Reply
  • SebastianMoon

    definately my fave album!

    31 Mar 2009 Reply
  • khill5580

    my favorite me'shell album too.. this is def. me'shell at her best

    12 Mar 2009 Reply
  • TheJanStan

    My favorite Me'Shell album - and one of my fave albums - e-vah. Sonic art, indeed.

    29 Nov 2008 Reply
  • DenTheijz

    The first album I purchased from Meshell, never heard it then, and loving every second of it!

    9 Sep 2008 Reply
  • wysiwysell

    I'm rather ticked off for only discovering this incredible project this evening for the very first time. If it wasn't so great, my music filters and people I usually depend upon to introduce great CDs to my radar would have to really explain the oversight:) This is one pure vibe! Going straight to make my purchase!

    28 May 2008 Reply
  • UnraveledStar

    This albums sounds a lot better when your in love....obviously

    22 Jan 2008 Reply

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