Preconceptions: It’s Marvin Gaye. Haven’t heard an entire album, but I think I know what I’m in for.
Favorite Track: Inner City Blues. Love the bass line. The hits are great too.
Least Favorite: Flyin’ High. The falsetto got too annoying on this one.
After Listening: It was about what I expected. Soul singing with some easy listening music in the background. A little boring at times. When Inner City Blues popped up at the end I was pleasantly surprised. It reminded me of Curtis Mayfield’s Superfly stuff. I wish more of the album was like that. I gotta say though, the dude was a lot more socially conscious than I thought. I figured it would just be for the title track, but it’s a theme straight through the album. Kudos for that Marvin.
Overall: 3 stars