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5.0 out of 5 stars amazing purchase
I don't buy many CDs but this one is a must have. Great music, worth every penny!It comes highly recommended, I looked for it everywhere and ended up purchasing it on-line after not much success elsewhere.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Love & War - Daniel Merriweather
Only one song, Red, worth listening to. I didn't enjoy
the other songs at all.
Published on Jan. 7 2010 by Patricia


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5.0 out of 5 stars amazing purchase, Sept. 20 2012
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I don't buy many CDs but this one is a must have. Great music, worth every penny!It comes highly recommended, I looked for it everywhere and ended up purchasing it on-line after not much success elsewhere.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Merriweather in any weather!, Nov. 6 2009
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Awesome album, pleasant suprise and underground sleeper hit that I will tell all my people to get!
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4.0 out of 5 stars It's hard not to love these Nu-Soul gems ! A new star is born!, April 7 2010
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Having been discovered busking on the streets of Melbourne, it has only taken a few years for Daniel to release his debut album, "Love & War".
He was championed by Mark Ronson, on whose debut album "Versions" Daniel sung the vocals on a couple of tracks, two years back.
Daniel's big break came with the vocals of the hit "Stop Me", a Motown variation of The Smiths song.
And it's no surprise that the Ronson-produced "Love & War" picks up where the pair left off.
On this album, Daniel has collected a number of songs that are immediately catchy but, more importantly, will remain catchy rather than become the repetitive annoyances of many other pop songs.
The hypnotic beats of Impossible then ensue as Merriweather's vocal acrobatics and his backing vocalist's doowops create a thoroughly old school, Motown vibe.
A great singing voice that has an intriguing edge to it that makes you feel he should, and probably will, go far.
"Love & War is a mixture of funky beats and soulful, sun-soaked retro sounds - the perfect showcase for Daniel's soaring voice. There are loads of highlights: the single, "Red", is beautiful and "Cigarettes" is bluesy and lovely.
He is so naturally gifted, and just opening his mouth in the vocal booth can let loose some laryngeal magic, the Australian can sometimes sound semi-detached, especially on the tracks (Chainsaw, Getting Out) that bear too smothering an imprint of Ronson's commercial soul and the predictable sense of politesse that can convey.
Elsewhere, though, and beautifully so, Merriweather throws back his head and lets fly on nu-soul gems such as "For Your Money" and the aforementioned "Red", swooning through melodies indebted to Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke et al, and, because he's not cruising, absolutely nailing the song.
The flagship track, the radio smash "Change" - with its contagious 'la-la-la-las', sing-song delivery and slick raps from Wale - sounds more like a John Legend collaboration with Kanye West: the rap and soul elements are absolutely flawless.
The other partnership features the critically acclaimed soul sister Adele. They duet in "Water and A Flame", a heart-warming ballad which can catch you out if/when you suddenly stop to take it all in : a song that proves to be another wise move - her magnificent set of pipes compliment Merriweather's husky, smoky tones perfectly.
The album is distint, surprising, enjoyable, strong, catchy.
One word: gorgeous.
Do you remember when we first listened to Amy Winehouse's Back to Black?
Well, we are here on the same territory.
A new star is born.
This CD will be your summer's soundtrack!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Love & War - Daniel Merriweather, Jan. 7 2010
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Only one song, Red, worth listening to. I didn't enjoy
the other songs at all.
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