Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The Best So Far (CD+DVD)
Genres: Pop, R&B
The first collection of hits from D'Angelo, the innovator of the Neo-Soul movement. DVD contains music videos commercially available for the first time. Cross label compilation including tracks from rare albums and soundtr... more »
The first collection of hits from D'Angelo, the innovator of the Neo-Soul movement. DVD contains music videos commercially available for the first time. Cross label compilation including tracks from rare albums and soundtracks. Features songs with Eryka Badu and Raphael Sadiq. Platinum selling artist having sold over 6 million albums worldwide. EMI. 2008.
D'Angelo - The Best So Far...
------------- | The World | 06/27/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Personally, I think they could have made a way better greatest hits album than this for D'. But if they were to make the perfect D'angelo greatest hits album it would probably have to be 2 discs. But the thing that really makes me happy about this release is that they added six extra songs that were not on his previous two albums, Voodoo, and Brown Sugar. Thats the main reason i bought this album, i wanted some new D'Angelo music to listen to, as alot of people do with his eight year hiatus. Now, the six songs that werent on his previous albums, have been released before, but most of them were on no name sountracks, therefore making the songs pretty much unheard of. But the biggest plus of all you get from this album, is that i believe that the record label put this collection out to kinda re-establish that D'angelo is indeed still making music, hence the title, "The Best So Far...". Which to me means that, give him a year or so and we mite actually have some new D'Angelo matireal on our hands, which is much needed rite now. There are some artists that are trying to fill the gaping hole that is now present with D'Angelo's overly long hiatus, such as Musiq, Dwele, Anthony David, and even Rahsaan Patterson. But the only one of those artists thats truly talented enough to even help the Neo Soul movement is Dwele, (See my Sketches Of A Man review). But even the amazing Dwele is no D'Angelo. So Basically if your reading this review, just know if you buy this album your basically getting all the hit D' songs, and then a couple of extra songs from his first two albums plus six extra bonus songs from other sountracks he contributed to. The first of the extra bunch is "I Found My Smile Again" which is an excellent sweet song that has a very bright feel to it as opposed to some of D's other darker, more voodooish type of work. And then there is the fairly uptempo "Girl You Need A Change of Mind" and the baby maker "Shes Always in My Hair". But honestly, unless your a die hard D'Angelo fan like me lol, you would probably be better off just buying his two albums Brown Sugar and Voodoo... Ok i lied, this album is worth picking up because its nice to have all those extra rare tracks on one cd! D's starting his comeback people look out!
D does it again!
Enuff Said | Los Angeles, USA | 03/24/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Got the CD+DVD of D'Angelo's latest, "The Best So Far". It contains a lot of music I already had on the previous two CD's, "Brown Sugar" and "VooDoo", along with a few new tracks. It's great to hear that during his hiatus he has not lost his touch. His voice and style - and writing talents - are SORELY needed in the R&B and Pop markets today. I'll be looking forward to hearing what comes next.
As to the DVD...Have not yet had the courage to watch it because the last time I watched a D'Angelo video, "How Does It Feel", I was messed up for two weeks straight. I'm running a business and can't afford that type of distraction. So, I won't answer how it feels, but it does sound great!"
Apollo J. Marumbu | Kampala, Uganda | 10/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Now many may have forgotten D'angelo..and probably have never listened to the brother. I have to say it..D is soul personified. I have ordered this album on the whim because i know D can never disappoint. If you have listened to 'Brown Sugar' then you will know what i mean. The lyrics and rythm are simply gorgeous. I consider Brown Sugar the best album ever."