michael gallucci

ALBUM REVIEW — BOOTSY

In album review on 04/08/2011 at 11:46 am

Bootsy

Tha Funk Capitol of the World

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Bootsy Collins’ first album in five years sounds a lot like the classic albums he made with the Parliament-Funkadelic mothership back in the ’70s. Appearances by P-Funkers George Clinton and Bernie Worrell certainly help, but so does the album’s sprawling theme, a 75-minute opus about cultural, historical, and musical shakeups that have occurred since Bootsy first started playing music 40-plus years ago. There are guest stars all over Tha Funk Capitol of the World – from disciples like Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg to Samuel L. Jackson to deep thinker Cornel West to banjo player Bela Fleck. Tha Funk Capitol is a messy, rambling work, but it’s also the best P-Funk album in years. Just listen to “Hip Hop @ Funk U” and “The Real Deal” for proof.

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