Strut (Bonus Track Version)
On the follow-up to 2011’s ornate Black and White America, Lenny Kravitz infuses a heavy-hitting mix of soul, funk and psychedelic rock with fiery emotional urgency. The GRAMMY® winner’s well-known versatility is on full display with his tenth studio album: he plays almost all the instruments on a set of shrewdly written tunes about the highs and lows of love. The most immediately gratifying moments of Strut—“The Chamber”, “The Pleasure and the Pain” and the grinding, guitar-driven title track—have the self-assured verve of his signature hits like “Are You Gonna Go My Way” and “Fly Away”. But the reward of Strut is its album-length consistency; after opening with the righteously risqué rocker “Sex”, Strut offers a wild ride of boldly executed rock.