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Shamir / Ratchet
Album:Ratchet Collection:General
Artist:Shamir Added:Oct 2015
Label:Xl Recording 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2015-10-05 Pull Date:2015-12-07 
Week Ending:Dec 6Nov 22Nov 15Nov 8Nov 1Oct 25Oct 18

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 25, 2021:Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Dec 5, 2015)
4.Dec 05, 2015:Music Casserole
2.Sep 04, 2021:Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Oct 24, 2015)
5.Dec 03, 2015:funk to fiddle
3.Dec 12, 2015:Mix Tape
6.Nov 15, 2015:Breakaway Bluff

Album Review
jessica rylan
Reviewed 2015-10-03 
Really delightful debut cd by Las-Vegas based vocalist Shamir. Only 19, his voice is exquisite: effortlessly extending up to counter-tenor, fluttering and diving as needed, sometimes busting out some fierce rap (oh snap!). Comparisons to early Prince are unavoidable, and well-deserved - both for Shamir’s musical sense, and his fey, ambiguous sexuality. The backing music is electronic, with solid bass beats and ecstatic synthesizer leads. Wonderful!

RIYL: Prince, Odd Future, young kids on the right track
FCC: 3 (Fuck)
Faves: 6, 7, 2, 9, 1, 10, etc.

1. Slower, haunting, fragile vocals, about his hometown (Vegas)
2. Sing-song talking/rapping, exuberant synth lead, catchy
3. The big hit, has a popular video. Awesome braggadocio rap. FCC “fuck”
4. Weird harmony, 70’s soul falsetto chorus
5. Takes a while to build, “He’s a hot mess” chorus is great
6. Absolutely beautiful, vocals and organ, very early Prince vibe, slowly fills in
7. Lilting, marching rhythm, infectious and memorable melody
8. Fluttering falsetto verses, chorus gets more anthemic
9. Another early Prince tribute, slow organ and inspirational lyrics, very stripped-down
10. Dancey beat, “Got my head in the clowds”, then the synth lead floats away…
11. Acoustic guitar ballad about a girl he thought was cute? I really hate this one. Totally out of place.

Track Listing
1.Vegas 6.Demon
2.Make A Scene 7.In For The Kill
3.On The Regular 8.Youth
4.Call It Off 9.Darker
5.Hot Mess 10.Head In The Clouds
 11.Hidden Terrible Track