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Asa / Beautiful Imperfection
Album:Beautiful Imperfection Collection:General
Artist:Asa Added:Oct 2011

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-04-07 Pull Date:2012-06-09 
Week Ending:Jun 3May 27May 20May 13Apr 29Apr 22Apr 15

 Recent Airplay
1.May 27, 2012:feelin' the music
Dreamer Girl
4.May 07, 2012:No Longer at Ease
The Way I Feel
2.May 20, 2012:overtones
Be My Man
5.Apr 24, 2012:No Longer at Ease
Be My Man, Broda Olé
3.May 14, 2012:No Longer at Ease
6.Apr 23, 2012:No Longer at Ease
The Way I Feel, Bimpé

Album Review
MC Cee
Reviewed 2012-04-04 
Asa -- Beautiful Imperfection -- (Naive)

Asa is Bukola Elemide, a French-born Nigerian folk artist. Asa means Hawk in the Yoruba language, and it fits her perfectly -- floating gracefully yet ready to strike. Her unique background is shown through her multi-faceted approach to music: from airy/sentimental acoustics, to glitzy and groovy soul and political folk. "Beautiful Imperfection" is a mature follow-up to her first LP, Asa. Most tracks in English, but a few in Yoruba. No FCCs...so play 'em all!! At least 3,5,6,11.

1. (3:44) -- Mid. Upbeat, catchy track. Brass tubas. Tambourines. 'Whoa hoo' chorus. Starts acoustic but picks up electric half-way in. Feel-good track.
2. (4:16) -- Mid. Acoustic, xylophone, soulful organ. Rock-steady beat. Commanding and foreboding vox. Organ solo mid-way.
**3. (3:46) -- Fast. Sexy, upbeat and dancy. Soulful organs. Big band brass. Groovy bass. Incredibly fresh. Play it!!!
4. (4:45) -- Slow ballad. Quiet, crystal clear guitar. Sharp piano. Bass kicks in with drums, stepping down with the "I need you" vocals.
*5. (3:27) -- Mid-slow. Head bobbing drum beat with matching acoustic guitar and pianos. Jumps up a notch half-way in. Vox in Yoruba.
*6. (5:02) -- Slow. Stand up bass. Snapping fingers. Seductive lounge jazz. Dark and musty. Trumpets in the distance. Nice!
7. (3:52) -- Mid-slow. Almost a western-vibe. Slide guitars, low chords. Echoey vox.
8. (3:40) -- Mid-slow. A wistful "one day" track. Electronics and acoustic mixed well.
9. (4:30) -- Similar to track 7. Acoustic, slide guitars. Yoruba lyrics. shakers and slow congo beats.
10. (4:38) -- Slow. Another wistful, melancholy track about leaving. Pretty 90s feeling.
**11. (3:55) -- Fast. Soulful like track 3. Keys, twang, clap. Yoruba lyrics. A good one!
12. (4:05) -- Slow piano ballad with Saxophone and poetic vox.

Track Listing
1.Why Can't We 7.Ok Ok
2.Maybe 8.Dreamer Girl
3.Be My Man 9.Oré
4.Preacher Man 10.Baby Gone
5.Bimpé 11.Broda Olé
6.The Way I Feel 12.Questions