AOTY 2020
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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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!
josecarloslopes
27
Favorite tracks : RUNNING, BLESSED PARENTS, WHERE DID THE NIGHT GO, I'LL TAKE CARE OF YOU and THE CRUTCH.
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.
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
Pal
55
Wow this is really boring
55
I'm convinced that half of the people praising this have never heard the original "I'm New Here." This project is unnecessary at best. It doesn't greatly improve on Scott-Heron's work. Hell, it doesn't even really make it more accessible! The fact is that I'm New Here was one of Scott-Heron's most relatable pieces of work, and also happened to be his last. I'm sure just about anyone could listen to something on that record and find something to be truly touched by. Take, for instance, ... read more
KevinPopSlut69
57
I really wish I liked this more than I do, but I don't.
TheRootBoy
58
I feel like a lot was missed out of this. What could have been a well polished reimagining was just "meh" if you ask me. Not as much of this reimagining is compelling enough to capture the heart of where the originals were going.
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.
CheapandLethal
60
Fairly uninspired
amygoodall
60
good
Porza9
60
Nunca fui de escuchar jazz, debe de ser uno de los únicos discos que haya escuchado del género (puramente, y creo que ni siquiera cuenta como puro-jazz); puedo decir que me gustó todo lo musical pero también que no es mi estilo. Todo lo que tiene que ver con la voz y las partes habladas para mí estorbaba un poco y, si bien es lo que le da entidad al disco en cierto aspecto, también opaca un poco la musicalización; sacándole protagonismo al ... read more
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

~~ ... read more
MontanaB
65
So it's like a remix album but with Jazz? Neat!
66
Rec Tracks:
Me and the Devil
Can I take Care of You
guilhermepenno
70
It's a nice reimagination.
Doublez
71
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
MRusso98
72
We're New Again is a classy Jazz record that greatly pays tribute to a man like Gil Scott-Heron but despite his relatively short length, it fails to entertain for its entirety.

FAVORITE TRACK: The Patch - (Broken Home pt. 2)
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
I've ... read more
SonicDiscovery
75
Gil Scott-Heron is a music legend that is no longer with us, but throughout his artistic career he created impactful soul, jazz and was best known for his spoken-word performance, which have many crediting him as a forebear to the hip hop scene to come. He released his final studio album I’m New Here back in 2010 and that album received tons of acclaim, along with a remix version by Jamie xx in 2011 and now jazz bandleader Makaya McCraven brings new life into the recording with his latest ... read more
80
Fav Tracks: I´m New Here; New York Is Killing me; Where Did the Night Go.
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...
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1%of users don't like this album
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