Djesse (Vol. 3)

Jacob Collier - Djesse (Vol. 3)
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Based on 2 reviews
User Score
Based on 173 ratings
2020 Ratings: #788
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August 14, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Hajanga / Label
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Despite being ironically slumber-obsessed, Jacob Collier’s euphonic fever dream is energetic and wide awake. Depending on how strong you like your coffee, Djesse Vol. 3 could have you wired for days.

These are all gorgeously rendered songs that again underline Collier's reputation as a pop virtuoso, ably bringing together his love of '70s soul, jazz, EDM, and hooky pop.

I decided to come back to this album and do a re-review because of the recent Grammy nominations. Although I liked a couple of songs here, I didn’t see the appeal. But apparently, the Grammys did and considered it as an album of the year candidate. And, I am beyond confused.

Jacob Collier is really, really talented. He first blew up on Youtube with covers of songs like P.Y.T., Close To You, and was spotted by Quincy Jones, touting him as a musical genius. And it is ... read more
I went into this album going "Who is Jacob Collier?"

I left this album going "Why is Jacob Collier nominated for a fucking AOTY Grammy?"

impressive? Sure. AOTY over Fiona Apple, The Weeknd, or Phoebe Bridgers?? No. Just no.

That's not to say this is a bad album though. I actually find it pretty decent and impressive, and clearly Jacob Collier is incredibly talented, but I personally don't get much from this and find it pretty forgettable.
And we arrived at the last review for the Grammys that will happen tomorrow and perhaps with the most unexpected candidate for AOTY, and this is "Djesse Vol. 3". I'm not going to lie, I thought this project would be one of my favorites listening to the two initial tracks that are brilliantly produced and creative, but from then on it all seems that this creativity continues but in an ineffective way and with an explosion of meaningless ideas without connection. It seems that Jacob ... read more
This is a prime example that great musicianship does not necessarily mean great music (or great albums, by extension). I was introduced to this artist by a musician friend of mine who seemed to be very excited about the negative harmony stuff, and after he showed me a live performance of Collier on yt, I decided to give him a go. I cannot say I am satisfied though, at least not the way I would like to. There are problems with this record, which become all the more frustrating considering that ... read more
Count the people-5.0πŸ’›
In my bones-7.5πŸ’š
Time alone with you-6.2πŸ’š
All i need-7.4πŸ’š
In too deep-5.4πŸ’›
Sleeping on my dreams-7.7πŸ’š
Running outta love-5.5πŸ’›
Light it up on me-5.3πŸ’›
He won’t hold you-5.7πŸ’›
To sleep-5.3πŸ’›

Final rate:59πŸ’›

Pq isso foi indicado ao Grammy??? Esse álbum é uma chatura, além de que temos algumas musicas com produções bem ruins dentro do álbum como ... read more
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Track List

  2. Count The People (feat. Jessie Reyez & T-Pain)
  3. In My Bones (feat. Kimbra & Tank and the Bangas)
  4. Time Alone With You (feat. Daniel Caesar)
  5. All I Need (with Mahalia & Ty Dolla $ign)
  6. In Too Deep (feat. Kiana LedΓ©)
  7. Butterflies
  8. Sleeping On My Dreams
  9. Running Outta Love (feat. Tori Kelly)
  10. Light It Up On Me
  11. He Won't Hold You (feat. Rapsody)
  12. To Sleep

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Added on: May 18, 2020