Yes CD (2010)

Artist: K-Os

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Label Last Gang Records/fontana
SKU 213824958
UPC 060270106123
UPC 14 00060270106123
Format CD
Release Date 2/23/2010
Author K-Os
Technical Info
CatalogID Q 201061
Lable Name Crown Loyalist Records
Released 02/23/2010
Original Release 2009
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 52m : 31s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602701061238
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Ian Lefeuvre (guitar, vibraphone); Russ Klyne (guitar); Chris Gestrin, Dave "Soulfingaz" Williams (piano, keyboards); Maury LaFoy (upright bass, bass guitar); Ray Garraway (drums); Santosh Naidu (tabla).
Arranger: Jill Coon.
The 12 tracks on Yes! are steeped in beats as smooth as ever. Putting aside much of the political commentary found on his previous albums, k-os lends his honeyed voice to contemplations on the fame that comes with two platinum-selling albums, as well as the more typical theme of male/female relations. On "The Aviator" he wonders " did crafting these songs in my bedroom end up being sung back to me by 10,000 people in a stadium the size of the Molson Amphitheatre again?" "Burning Bridges" is a standout track, not surprising in its theme, but with beautifully crafted lyrics aimed at his critics. "4 3 2 1" was written as a rap response to the megahit "1234" by Feist, an artist for whom k-os has done several remixes. He turns things uptempo a notch with "Whip C.R.E.A.M.," which has a melody as upbeat as a Sunday morning drive to the beach. While k-os still doesn't fit into any standard musical genre, he seems to be defining one of his very own. On this 2009 album, as with Atlantis: Hymns for Disco, Joyful Rebellion, and Exit, k-os harmonizes, raps, transforms, and grows but he doesn't waver in his style. The music is always recognizably his own. His albums are one continual exploration of k-os. ~ Celeste Rhoads
Professional Reviews
Spin - "[T]he Canadian iconoclast tweaks his pop-suffused hip-hop....Hooks abound..."
Disc 1
1 Zambony
2 Astronaut
3 Burning Bridges
4 Uptown Girl
5 I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman
6 4 3 2 1
7 Eye Know Something
8 Aviator, The
9 Fun!
10 Mr. Telephone Man
11 Whip C.R.E.a.M.
12 Avenue, The
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Artist K-Os
Music Format Compact Disc

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