NYT: SADE! (photo Sophie Muller)
My dad always has loved Sade which originally made me think less of him (my dad also loved Jimmy Cliff and Robert Johnson which makes me think he was the coolest dad ever). Eventually I became infatuated with her “Lovers Rock” album in 2000 and realized the stunning, relaxed beauty and also how young and naive I once was about the charms of this chanteuse.
“Lovers Rock” still ranks as one of my all time favorite make-out albums. Just alone for how sexy and sensual are the plucks on the guitar, the brushes on the drum, the fingers on the bass, and then to combine this all with Sade’s plaintive coos: Ooooh, be still my quivering heart.
Other top Make-out Albums:
- “Rainywood: Rainywood EP” (the first, mostly acoustic band of the members of BrightBlack Morning Light)
- “Amina: Kurr” (The strings from Sigur Ros had one what I think of is one of the most under-rated albums of that year (2007?). I finally found the indie rock equivalent to Enya, whom I adore and ranks as one of the top all time selling female artists)
- “Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto: The Girl from Ipanema” (Lush and intimate)
- “Milosh: Meme” (Great, great album)
- Tons of others