Album Review: Michael Kiwanuka
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012

  • Posted by: Joe Puglisi

Michael Kiwanuka has a very familiar sound. His deep-in-the-ground rootsy style is like a product from the 1970s soul era with a folksy flourish. However, the very familiar sound does not omit his originality. The tonality and overall feel of Kiwanuka's music reflects those who have inspired him -- the legendary likes of Roberta Flack and Van Morrison -- and the resonance is genuine (not a sad interpretation of the retro age). Home Again, Kiwanuka's debut album could be regarded as a perplexing introduction as an up-and-coming artist in 2012...but it works.

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