Alternative RnB at its finest! That’s one way to describe The Blue Album, and it is turning out to be one of the coolest sounding albums that music lovers have heard in a long time. With a voice like Justin Timberlake and a look like Jesus Christ JMSN (A.K.A Christian Berishaj) has released his full sophomore effort to great acclaim (his first album †Priscilla† was released in 2012 followed by 2013’s †Pllajë† EP.
The set merges RnB with a soundscape of every off shoot that the genre has to offer e.g. Quiet Storm, Neo Soul, Trip Hop, Trance, Jazz, Hip Hop and even a little Blues and fuses it on a mellow journey of sonic pleasure “in other words it’s make out music for people to slow dance to, which is a rarity these days in our impatient fast paced world as contemporary music is all thump and bump. Don’t get me wrong it’s great to dance but it is also nice to trance” it seems the slow jam is making a return. Some could say this album is too long i would recommend just sit back and enjoy (It’s a bit reminiscent of Joi’s 1994 The Pendulum Vibe album, if you’re not familiar look it up).
The 14 song set opens with My Way (it’s not a Frank Sinatra cover) instead this is a kick-start for a continuous chill out stream segueing from one song to another and its difficult to single out one song as the album should be treated as one profound piece but Street Sweeper is the song i can’t get out of my head.
The Blue Album transcends all radio friendly pop and is an artistic revelation in an era when they are all too hard to come by. Of course music depends on ones taste but this is definitely worth a listen.
The Blue Album is available for download now on itunes and is available in physical format both CD and LP from the JMSN website.