Voodoo

D'Angelo - Voodoo
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2000 Ratings: #3 / 107
User Score
Based on 379 ratings
2000 Ratings: #4
Liked by 11 people
January 25, 2000 / Release Date
LP / Format
Cheeba Sound/Virgin/EMI / Label
Neo-Soul / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

It must have been difficult to match his debut (and the frequent delays prove it was on his mind), but Voodoo is just as rewarding a soul album as D'Angelo's first.

100
Pitchfork

Not all music needs to be built to last, but Voodoo was designed and willed and technically optimized to be a testament for the ages; it captures empty space and heartbreak as well as it does rim shots and joy. The grooves deepen.

90
NME
To simply call D'Angelo's work neo-classic soul, as per corporate diktat, would be reductive, for that would be to ignore the elements of vaudeville jazz, Memphis horns, ragtime blues, funk and bass grooves, not to mention hip-hop, that slip out of every pore of these 13 haunted songs.
60
Rolling Stone

The problem is, Voodoo sounds so loose and unfinished, it floats right off into the clouds.

itsyahboinoah
100
Never ages for me
charlie17
90
The songwriting here is surprisingly loose and improvisational compared to his previous album which makes it sort of great in its own distinct way. I return to this one less but whenever I come back I think “why don’t I listen to this more.” One of the best RnB albums out there.
luna128
100
Main ingredients, to this dish,
Goes like this, here's the list:
Funky grooves, beats by Quest; Masterpiece, what is next?
Saucelord777
96
I’m not gay, but that cover is something else 😉

Also Untitled can make any album automatically great.
usedtobe
88
If anyone ask me which record I would play while getting laid, I would answer them this is the one. This album is straight sex.
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Year End Lists

#4/SPIN

Track List

  1. Playa Playa
  2. Devil's Pie
  3. Left & Right
  4. The Line
  5. Send It On
  6. Chicken Grease
  7. One Mo' Gin
  8. The Root
  9. Spanish Joint
  10. Feel Like Makin' Love
  11. Greatdayndamornin'/Booty
  12. Untitled (How Does It Feel)
  13. Africa
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