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Vulfpeck / Mr Finish Line
Album:Mr Finish Line Collection:General
Artist:Vulfpeck Added:03/2018
Label:Vulf Records 

Album Review
R.O.Y. G. B.I.V.
Reviewed 2018-03-08 
Vulfpeck – Mr Finish Line
Minimalist funk/soul/R&B
RIYL: Stuff, Lettuce, Muscle Shoals, MFSB, Lake Street Dive, Mocky, Joey Dosik, Booker T & the M.G.’s
Summary: A cult-favorite, Vulfpeck is an Ann Arbor-rooted funk foursome working in the tradition of some of the great session groups. While they are known for minimalist funk and their wry, self-aware sense of humor (plus legendary bass player Joe Dart), their third LP features a lot more guest vocalists and R&B/soul influence. Fun, nothing too heavy, and a lot of memorable licks.

Recommended Tracks: 2,6,9
No FCCs detected – tracks 4, 6, and 8 are instrumental

1. Birds of a Feather, We Rock Together (feat. Antwaun Stanley) (04:45) [sudden stop]
Soulful, tender vocals with light funk instrumentation – sweet and dreamy
*2. Baby I Don’t Know Oh Oh (feat. Charles Jones) (3:28) [sudden stop]
Absurdly good production – deliberate and powerful, but still very emotive + sax
3. Mr. Finish Line (feat. Christine Hucal & Theo Katzman) (3:13) [sudden stop + studio talk]
Breezy, laid-back - great rhythm guitar. Lighthearted, with nonsense lyrics and some ad-libbing.
4. Tee Time (2:49) [sudden stop + studio talk]
An homage to Richard Tee – electric piano with delay, upbeat and driving
5. Running Away (feat. Joey Dosik, David T. Walker & James Gadson) (4:32) [moderate stop]
Like stepping into the past – R&B crooning and pillowy percussion with some jazz influence
*6. Hero Town (feat. Michael Bland) (3:35) [sudden stop]
Duo sax/synth lead – funkiest track of the album, great drum fill
7. Business Casual (feat. Coco O.) (3:03) [quick fadeout]
Poppy and bubbly – more silly lyrics
8. Vulf Pack (2:37) [sudden stop]
Straight up minimalist funk with a great call and response – where the bass really shines
*9. Grandma (feat. Antwaun Stanley, David T. Walker & James Gadson) (5:05) [long fadeout]
Big gospel influence, nostalgic and downtempo
10. Captain Hook (feat. Baby Theo, Bootsy Collins & Mushy Kay) (2:40) [long ending]
More of a novelty track – baby talk, but with a great bass line and Bootsy Collins(!)

-R.O.Y. G. B.I.V.


Track Listing
1.Birds Of A Feather, We Rock Together (Feat. Antwaun Stanley) 6.Hero Town (Feat. Michael Bland)
2.Baby I Don’T Know Oh Oh (Feat. Charles Jones) 7.Business Casual (Feat. Coco O.)
3.Mr. Finish Line (Feat. Christine Hucal & Theo Katzman) 8.Vulf Pack
4.Tee Time 9.Grandma (Feat. Antwaun Stanley, David T. Walker & James Gadson)
5.Running Away (Feat. Joey Dosik, David T. Walker & James Gadson) 10.Captain Hook (Feat. Baby Theo, Bootsy Collins & Mushy Kay)