Lupe Fiasco is nothing but an ignorant 4th rate wannabe thug. He has continually gone on record in SUPPORT of Gaddafi killing unarmed civilians in Libya. This trash of an "artist" should be NOT allowed in Tucson! I call on anyone with even one drop of feeling, of honor of taste to boycott Fiasco and ALL businesses who support it.
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Great review. Totally agree the class fantasies about orchard labor are weird but that, despite those missteps, it's sort of a wonderful record.
Boring...pretentious....Did I mention BORING. ?
"Partner him up with Joanna Newsom, and see what happens."
Oh banish the thought. Telekinesis has my full blessing to write as many individually unique catchy songs as they want for they do it oh so well!
Thanks for the thoughts.... I would not classify Lasers as "danceable mediocrity," but of course these things are subjective. I don't, however, agree that something commercial can NEVER be good. Lupe Lite is fine by me for hot summer jams. And frankly, sometimes our young "geniuses" could use some editing, and some lightening up. He didn't have to sign to Atlantic if he didn't want to make artistic compromises......
Sean, as you mentioned, the public battle between Lupe and Atlantic is not news to anyone who keeps even a casual eye on the music industry. He grappled with his label for good reason and I respectfully dissent with your statement that his/Atlantic's latest release is "damned good" commercial record. That statement is in itself an oxymoron. It's way past time for the record labels to keep their filthy fingers out of an artist's creative process and released works and stick to what they know best, counting money. I dearly hope we as a society wake up and stop accepting danceable mediocrity as music.
I loved the band and their playing on this Cd I just don't like the way he sings.
The version I bought has a different cover than the one pictured here. Damn. That's what I get for buying it at K-mart.
I saw Joshua Butcher a few years back in about summer 2007 in a hot sweaty bar in Tucson it was fantastic my favorite song of his is " Courage " an excellent blend of Country soul and Americana folk rock ......oh yeah
David Lunbeck ( The full quid band )
Kanye is totally and completely flawed, but like a good artist he understands that music should reflect the messiness and chaos of real life. If it doesn't he isn't trying hard enough
good, really good...
Robert we love you.
just downloaded, beautiful record.
I tried listening to this cd. Really I did. It's so bad. The songs are insipid. The vocals are comical. Thank god i didn't have to pay for it.
This is brilliant...if music were like stepping into your grandmothers magical attic, full of trinkets from vintage times...haunting melodies, lush compositions, emotive lyrics, stories of the bizarre and poetic. Amy's voice will entrance you. I love it!!!
Very good cd. Worth a number of repeat listenings . They are a very personable couple and love doing their music.
Buy this CD...support local artists. You won't be disappointed.
DOOOOOPE!!!!! SOUTHWEST REPRESENT!! JIVE THE SCIENCE!!!
Here is another song from this album:
Anyone wanting to hear one of the songs mentioned in this article can go to
Wow - what a nice review :) I especially like the "old-school (and decidedly Old Pueblo)" and "he's waxing melancholy under a neon moon à la Garth Brooks or George Strait".
If anyone wants to check out the music, please do and let us know what you think:
http://www.reverbnation.com/thetangelos (for samples,show schedules and the mailing list)
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/Tangelos (more samples, downloads and CD ordering)
thanx again TucsonWeekly!,
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