I just bought Miguel’s new album “Kaleidoscope Dream” via Amazon and I’m not sharing it.
First off, I love this album. I’ve been listening to it for the past couple of hours and it is solid, in my opinion. I am constantly craving fresh R&B music that doesn’t sound like the singer really wanted to be a rapper but failed, so they decided to try some soggy-ass crooning. Miguel delivered on his last album “All I Want Is You” (which I discovered over the summer & fell in complete love with it) and Kaleidoscope Dream is a winner in my book as well. He’s giving me what I need in my primary genre of choice, R&B.
But I’m not sharing this album. Oh, I’m not talking about file sharing or even linking you to Miguel’s Twitter. I’m not gonna sully the love I have for this project by attaching the memory of any Ain’t Sh*t dudes to it. You know what I mean. You play an album you really like for or with a guy/lady/person you are really diggin’ at the moment and then things don’t work out. After that, every time you hear the album or even just a song from it, all the bad memories come flooding back and you can’t even enjoy it anymore. You either think about how much of an assh*le that person you shared the music with was, or you mourn the loss of the relationship. I did that with Maxwell’s “Black Summer’s Night” and “Leave It All Behind” by Foreign Exchange. I can barely contain myself now when I hear those albums. Cries n’ sighs, y’all. Cries n’ sighs. Music is so powerful in that way, don’t you agree?
So, Kaleidoscope Dream belongs to me and only me. I’m gonna do some awesome and amazing stuff all on my own with this great album as the soundtrack. I’m keeping this good feeling to myself.
Bonus Dirty Pretty Thang: Check out this mix of “Adorn” from Kaleidoscope Dream, by Cousin Cole.
This mix is so dope & is my favorite song right now. Cousin Cole makes awesome mixes and I am on his SoundCloud page regularly. You should visit too.