Label: Capitol Records - CDP 7243 4 74851 2 1 • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Funk / Soul • Style: Rhythm & Blues, Neo Soul
Anyone who heard it and liked it couldn't help but be surprised that it didn't create a bigger ripple, particularly since it wasn't hard to imagine hearing the likes of "Dust" or "Down Here in Hell With You " on regular daytime rotation across the country.
But the album sort of tanked, despite its unmistakable strengths and positive reviews. Hunt must have been somewhat frustrated while watching similarly organic No Sense Of Crime - Van Hunt - On The Jungle Floor musical singles by Anthony HamiltonJohn Legendand Alicia Keys From Darkness Come - Deicide - Scars Of The Crucifix to glory, but then again, all he has needed for a cold dose of reality is a talk with frequent collaborator Rahsaan Pattersonanother supremely talented and likeminded artist who has had to settle for an unfairly cult-size following.
Hunt 's second album, On the Jungle Floorhas no overtones of desire for crossing over, so perhaps he's already content with his position.
In fact, the album seems less self-conscious and compromised than the debut. Hunt 's songwriting is also sharper and more assured, though it doesn't always pay off; he's occasionally overambitious and overextends himself when he goes out of his way to prove his individualism. He continues to boldly blend styles like some of his heroes PrinceRick Jamesgoes off on a couple hard rock tangents one of which retains his melodic senseand continuously finds ways to base the material he writes in '70s soul and funk without making any blatant throwbacks even the flashes of fellow Dayton natives Slave within "Stage Lights" are kept brief.
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