Tag Archive: the roots

Remember when Kanye West transformed his album into a short film?  That was pretty cool.  But while Yeezy favored mindblowing visuals over narrative structure, The Roots’ video actually makes sense.  It’s based on undun‘s complex concept about a drug dealer/criminal named Redford Stevens.  The black and white video begins in the early 90s and follows Stevens throughout the following nine years as snippets of tracks from undun (the group’s recently released album) play in the background.

Plenty of albums to choose from in December’s first batch of new releases.

Amy Winehouse— Lioness: Hidden Treasures

Amy Winehouse’s posthumous album of rarities, demos and b-sides.  Portions of the album sales are set to be donated to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.

Dia Frampton— Red

I watched a few episodes of NBC’s The Voice and took a particular interest in Dia Frampton, a girl with an intriguing and powerful vocal style.  It wasn’t until I began reading reviews of the singer’s debut solo album, Red, that I realized Dia is one half of rock band Meg & Dia.  Pretty cool.