Albums of the Year 2016 No: 5
Rough Trade Exclusive 6 track 12"
Charles Bradley releases new album Changes. It's the 60-something year old's third release since he gave up a lifetime of journeyman-ing to fulfill his dreams of being "The Screaming Eagle of Soul." The entire album features the Menahan Street Band and was produced by Tommy Brenneck. Bradley's remarkable, against-all-odds rise has been well-documented - how he transcended a bleak life on the streets and struggled through a series of ill-fitting jobs before finally being discovered by Daptone's Gabe Roth. Most artists appreciate their audiences, just as many are grateful for them, but few artists love their fans as much and as sincerely as Charles Bradley.