A great new album from the funk/soul/jazz heroes

By Simon Vozick-Levinson
June 17, 2010 at 04:00 AM EDT

Has working for Jimmy Fallon dulled the Roots? edge? Not a bit. The venerable hip-hop band?s first effort since joining NBC?s late-night lineup delivers all the funk/soul/jazz vibes fans have come to expect. Plus it features their most successful forays yet into the world of indie rock — not least the plaintive Monsters of Folk collab ?Dear God 2.0.? A?

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Joanna Newsom-sampling ?Right On?
?How I Got Over,? a politically charged groove

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