The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye - The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye
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Marvin Gaye's debut may not be the best way to start his discography if you have never heard of him before. I recommend starting with his 70s albums if anyone wants to check him out.

His vocals are incredible on this album, but how standard and underdone the album is just makes it almost boring and forgettable. The singles that were released are good within the album and on their own, but some of the album is just really lacking. I think this album has a really standard sound to it that makes ... read more


Son of an abusive Washington DC church preacher, Gaye started singing in his father’s church at the tender age of four, seeking solace in music throughout his childhood amidst his father’s merciless beatings. Following his discharge from the Air Force in 1957, he co-founded the vocal harmony group, ‘The Marquees’. However it was his solo performance at Motown’s Berry Gordy’s house during the Christmas vacation of 1960 which secured him his first major ... read more


It gives a very strong feel for the 50's and 60's music. But it's very similar to all of the other music of this time. Nothing is bad, but nothing is specifically good. It doesn't standout as Marvin Gaye's music.

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Added on: July 25, 2014