Gil Scott-Heron & Makaya McCraven - We're New Again - A Reimagining by Makaya McCraven
We're New Again - A Reimagining by Makaya McCraven
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Itachi
100
I just can't get enough of this tasteful mix of jazz and soul and poetry and that voice! This is the first time I felt motivated to weigh in with a rating and review here. I didn't want to spend a lot of time deciding on a number so I just went all in.
That track, 'Where did the night go'? It feels like he wrote that about me! If I'm up too late tonight, it's his fault. Mostly McCraven's fault for bringing him back to my attention with such a fine groovy sound.
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Goldie
90
This was my first experience with any version of Gil Scott-Heron's record. I fell instantly in love after the first listen, masterful work of poetry and rhythm. I will listen to the other versions of this record and compare, it will be interesting if they top this one.
GabrielDiablo
84
Very good
82
Fav Tracks: I´m New Here; New York Is Killing me; Where Did the Night Go.
MasterCrackfox
82
Having listened to Gil Scott-Heron's final album, I'm New Here, it's hard to imagine how that album could be matched with a reimagining. The trip-hop, acoustic and soul throughout that album is mixed in such an engaging way and to imagine those songs sounding different is a difficult task. How exactly would such freshly made songs be altered in a successful way? Makaya McCraven pays tribute here by not only recreating the sound of Scott-Heron but interweaving completely new elements and sounds ... read more
80
Good, but I like the original more.
gabe5inko_music
80
it's so musically above what i'm used to that i don't feel qualified to give an opinion. enjoyed it though
DukeEman
80
Funk in the poetry as Makaya tells it like it is in the harsh world of reality...
JayCrackers
74
A very good tribute by Makaya McCraven to a legend and one of his best albums but I prefer the original but this still an enjoyable record was handled with care and passion

Track Review

Special Tribute - (Broken Home Pt. 1) 7/10
I'n New Here 7.5/10
Running 8/10
Blessed Parents 7/10
New York Is Killing Me 7.5/10
The Patch - (Broken Home pt. 2) 7/10
People of the Light 7.5/10
Being Blessed 7/10
Where Did the Night Go 7.5/10
Lil Scott - (Broken Home pt. 3) 7/10
I'll Take Care of You 8/10
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Doublez
72
For this review, I take this opportunity to pay homage to a great legend Gil Scott Heron as much artistically as humanly, a great poet and singer. He offered us excellent works, especially in the 70s, and he's a bit our first rapper in history. God knows how important hip hop is to me.

So how do we approach and what do we think of a new re-imagining of the incredible album I'm New Here: First of all, I'd like to say that the tribute is very successful. In my opinion it's impossible to do only ... read more
TommyAOTY
70
Building around the original ideas of the original with an engaging album that blends jazz and soul very well.
69
Going into this project, I didn’t know this was a reimagining. I thought Makaya was using unused snippets from Gil. I didn’t understand that Gil already made this album before he died. The only reason I tried this thing out was due to one of his poems being used on the last track of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

But i thought the project was decent. I don’t know too much about jazz and Gil, but some of his poems stuck with me. And the instrumentals are nice throughout ... read more
66
Rec Tracks:
Me and the Devil
Can I take Care of You
MontanaB
65
So it's like a remix album but with Jazz? Neat!
GelatoM0
63
[62.92] I see to it that I've never been an actual jazz fan, though this peaks some of my interests as it involves multiple genres. The narrator, which is the first title that comes to mind, seals the atmosphere of what could be great studying or cafe music. I enjoyed tipping my toes in the water in this one, though I don't see it in my future diving into this specific sound. It lacks something that I need in other music.

Cool - I'll Take Care of You, This Can't Be Real, Me and the Devil

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User_01
60
Let Scott rest in peace for God's sake! Jamie xx has done his part with a good mix and that's enough. this album is totally unnecessary. Yes, I heard the entire album "Reimagining" and it's S ks.
Pal
55
Wow this is really boring
NTTR
54
Genre: Nu Jazz
Origin: US

Final Verdict: 54% (Good Album)
Yearly ranking: 85th / 134

Highlight: People of the Light

Made me think of:
Curtis Mayfield
Bobby Womack
braztom
50
Jamie XX did it so much better.
KingLukas
50
I don't know either of these people or the significance of this album but I thought it was simply okay. I mean it's good but didn't often tickle my fancy anything like The Comet Is Coming last year.
josecarloslopes
27
Favorite tracks : RUNNING, BLESSED PARENTS, WHERE DID THE NIGHT GO, I'LL TAKE CARE OF YOU and THE CRUTCH.
11
Not very good overall
Bigdaddy69
10
This is just an alright album could benefit from a feature from scum god 6ix9ine trrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyywaaaaaaaay!!!! Overall tho at most a 6 out of 9 would recommend waiting for a 6ix9ine cover!
markhhsp
NR
A beautiful tribute without being derivative. Great production I can not wait to hear it on vinyl.
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RATING DISTRIBUTION
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