Bradley, Charles / Victim Of Love
Album: Victim Of Love   Collection:General
Artist:Bradley, Charles   Added:Mar 2013
Label:Daptone Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-04-21 Pull Date: 2013-06-23
Week Ending: Jun 23 Jun 16 Jun 2 May 19 May 12 May 5 Apr 28
Airplays: 1 2 1 2 2 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 22, 2020: Some Songs Without Words
4. Jun 12, 2013: Pumping Iron
Strictly Reserved For You
2. May 17, 2016: does radio suck?
Victim Of Love
5. Jun 10, 2013: no way to say
You Put The Flame On It
3. Jun 22, 2013: Training the Fixities of the Balance Beam, by Nanchester Rutt
Victim Of Love
6. May 30, 2013: The Sunset Life
Where Do We Go From Here

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2013-04-16
Charles Bradley is 64, and this is his second album. Here the “Screaming Eagle of Soul” focuses on love songs, mostly moving away from the social and personal themes that gave his debut much of its cathartic gravity. Still, the backing of the Menahan Street Band and Bradley’s devastating vocal delivery make this a powerful set of performances. Favorites: 1, 3, 4, 7. No FCCs.

1. *(3:43)—Slow, funky, sunny, longing. “Let’s go somewhere / where I don’t care.”
2. (3:49)—Mid-tempo, bouncy, swinging, joyful. “All I need is you.”
3. *(3:59)—Really slow, nocturnal, sad, overflowing with reverb.
4. *(3:29)—Slow acoustic guitar, shaker, reverb-heavy background group vocals. Bradley’s in pain. Some real screaming here.
5. (3:00)—Slow, funky, spy movie sound. Sort of silly but fun.
6. (3:21)—Medium-slow instrumental. What a fantastically melancholy funk (in both senses of the word).
7. *(3:45)—Mid-tempo. Really trippy intro. Gnarly bass, lots of echo. Kind of a space-noir feel.
8. (3:11)—Medium-slow. Retains a bit of the spaced-out sound from the previous track.
9. (3:55)—Medium-slow, lush, bluesy, bombastic, tear-jerking ballad.
10. (3:32)—Slow, funky, and crisp. Handclaps and prominent backing vocals.
11. (4:42)—Slow, driving. Shimmering electric guitar and fingerpicked acoustic.

Track Listing
1. Strictly Reserved For You   6. Dusty Blue
2. You Put The Flame On It   7. Confusion
3. Let Love Stand A Chance   8. Where Do We Go From Here
4. Victim Of Love   9. Crying In The Chapel
5. Love Bug Blues   10. Hurricane
  11. Through The Storm