Well, hey! Glad you joined us today!
I figured most of y’all would be too busy staring at 80s cartoons on Disney+ to pay Soul In Stereo a visit today. But since the entire world is in the mood to embrace nostalgia, you’ve come to the right place. And I won’t charge you $6.99 to revisit it.
Although I SHOULD…
ODB, Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (1995)
This week we marked 15 years since the tragic passing of the Dirt Dog himself. Ason Unique is the perfect nickname for ODB – we haven’t had anyone like him in music before or since. On the surface, he seemed like a maniacal hype man but his debut album proves that there was a LOT of substance beneath his insane antics. Personally, bars and an infectious character – ODB is one of our greatest treasures.
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Horace Brown (1996)
In some ways, the 90s were a blessing and a curse – a blessing because we were hit with classic after classic on a near-weekly basis; a curse because some really talented voices got lost in the shuffle. Horace Brown’s debut album was an absolute sleeper, filled with great production and solid songs. It flew under the radar a bit at the time but it’s definitely worth revisiting today. In another era, Horace would be a REALLY big deal.
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