R&B is a genre I loved as a kid but one I had long abandoned until recently. With young artists like The Weeknd and Frank Ocean bringing new life to the genre by offering something different. It’s the first time I’ve been excited about the scene since the days of Boyz II Men and Jodeci and other 90′s groups that dominated the charts during my teenage years.
With this new album “Anxiety” by Brooklyn based Autre Ne Veut(Arthur Ashin) my renewed love for the genre has been taken to a whole other level. Besides having no fucking idea how to pronounce this dudes chosen name, I can’t find a thing wrong with this album. From the moment I first listened a week ago I’ve been obsessed and have probably listened to the album beginning to end at least 5-10 times.
Using a mix of synth beats, autotune and a few odd tweeks here and there, Ashin manages to make an album that sounds wholly new and refreshing and like nothing I’ve ever heard before it.
So far this is the album of the year for me and I know it’s early but it’s gonna take something special to put up a fight with this one in 2013.
As always give this one a listen and let me know what you guys think.