Album Review: Fitz and the Tantrums
  • THURSDAY, JULY 07, 2011

  • Posted by: Michael Washington

In today's musical realm, reinventing the sounds of classic soul from the past is not an easy task. For one, it takes an immense amount of musical prowess to bring forth that same passion and struggle 60s and 70s music had, and secondly—an even more daunting task—is to do it in a new and inventive way. Most acts of today sporting a throwback feel get caught creating what are essentially carbon copies of old roots tunes instead of re-imagining them into their own creative works. Many critics and old school enthusiasts find this to be the decisive turn off to the revival of soul, but luckily there are a few acts around that are keeping it more than alive.

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