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Rise

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Rise (Music - Bad Brains)

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
genre:
Reggae/Ska

We gave it a B

Gabrielle’s transcendent title track — already a U.K. smash — subtly samples Dylan’s ”Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” infusing it with sweet soul uplift. On the lightly orchestrated ”When a Woman,” she is a contemporary Dionne Warwick, and her Supremes-style delivery on ”Falling” gives it an inviting, familiar flair. Gabrielle’s best when showing her roots, rather than hiding behind modern R&B cliches. Still, Rise has more high moments than low. B

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