13 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Comet, Come to Me is all-star bassist Meshell Ndegeocello’s 11th release. Its brilliance is enhanced by special guests Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), Detroit soul-funk player Amp Fiddler, Laurel Canyon psychedelic shaman Jonathan Wilson, and Texas blues rocker Doyle Bramhall, along with longtime collaborators Christopher Bruce on guitar, Jebin Bruni on keyboards, and Earl Harvin on drums. Here, she starts with an austere update on Whodini’s “Friends” before offering up artful, deceptively laid-back, and carefully arranged originals that extend on the beauty of 2009’s Devil’s Halo and 2011’s Weather, as if she were completing a trilogy. Even when she nails a funky groove on the title track, it’s as a passing notion on her way to smoothness. The emotional intensity under these pretty surfaces can be shocking. “Good Day Bad” suggests a battle with the bottle. “Conviction” throws in a solid rhythm guitar to move the rhythm forward on a nasty look at a “friend” slipping into old love habits. “Modern Times” opts out of the rat race in no uncertain terms.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Comet, Come to Me is all-star bassist Meshell Ndegeocello’s 11th release. Its brilliance is enhanced by special guests Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), Detroit soul-funk player Amp Fiddler, Laurel Canyon psychedelic shaman Jonathan Wilson, and Texas blues rocker Doyle Bramhall, along with longtime collaborators Christopher Bruce on guitar, Jebin Bruni on keyboards, and Earl Harvin on drums. Here, she starts with an austere update on Whodini’s “Friends” before offering up artful, deceptively laid-back, and carefully arranged originals that extend on the beauty of 2009’s Devil’s Halo and 2011’s Weather, as if she were completing a trilogy. Even when she nails a funky groove on the title track, it’s as a passing notion on her way to smoothness. The emotional intensity under these pretty surfaces can be shocking. “Good Day Bad” suggests a battle with the bottle. “Conviction” throws in a solid rhythm guitar to move the rhythm forward on a nasty look at a “friend” slipping into old love habits. “Modern Times” opts out of the rat race in no uncertain terms.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

britt85 ,

love her music!!!!

love her new song been a super fan since I was younger and use to do my chores to her music.Now all grown up still a super fan I wish she would come to dc and I could met her cause her music has always been apart of my life!!!!!

DIVANUMBERONE ,

BEST WORK EVER

This is her best work ever!!! highly recommended to anyone with great taste.

My Top 3 Songs are Contineous Performance > Choices > Comet, Come To Me > American Rhapsody > Folie A Deux

spirita133 ,

LOVE!

Me'Shell this album is beautiful! Have ALL of your albums....truly love your music! Huge fan! Thank you!

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