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Shamir / Ratchet
Album:Ratchet Collection:General
Artist:Shamir Added:10/2015
Label:Xl Recording 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2015-10-05 Pull Date:2015-12-07 
Week Ending:6 Dec22 Nov15 Nov8 Nov1 Nov25 Oct18 Oct
Airplays:2111211

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 12, 2015:Mix Tape
Demon
4.Nov 15, 2015:Breakaway Bluff
Demon
2.Dec 05, 2015:Music Casserole
Youth
5.Nov 11, 2015:Moonlight Impressions
Demon
3.Dec 03, 2015:funk to fiddle
Demon
6.Nov 01, 2015:First Show
Demon

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