Monday, June 25, 2012

Album Review: The Bravest Man In the Universe by Bobby Womack

Bobby Womack struck up a working relationship with Damon Albarn back in 2010 when Albarn asked Womack to perform on the Gorillaz Plastic Beach. This eventually turned to Albarn working with Womack to make his first album in 13 years.

When I think of Womack I think of gritty R&B music that carries with it the feel of the city. The Gorillaz also have a gritty vibe to their music and so this relationship turned out to be a very good one. This album is very modern, very 2012, but it still has that Bobby Womack grit and grime of the 70's. There have been a lot of albums over the past ten years with modern producers connecting with older artists. This is one of those instances where things really worked the way it should and we get from Bobby Womack a good and very entertaining album.

I think if I was still living in Philadelphia this album would be the perfect backdrop to my trolly ride to work, especially in the hot summer months.

Following the Rhapsody rating method I give it 3 out of 5 stars for Pretty Good.


  1. Matthew, how are you listening to most of your music these days? I'm mostly listening to Pandora, but you still listen to a lot of albums all the way through. What format do you use?

  2. I subscribe to Rhapsody. I can load albums onto my MP3 player, computer, or smart phone. There are a bunch of services out there that support this but I've stuck with Rhapsody.