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Review: Jagger's SuperHEAVY Project

Supergroup releases their anticipated album...but for whom?

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Superheavy comes with a lot of promise attached to its big name roster. Individually, the flow of music that originates with each of these performers are excellent works. Mick Jagger, the biggest name of the project, carries the heaviest weight. Joss Stone, with her powerhouse voice, A.R. Rahman, the musician extraordinaire, Eurythmics's Dave Stewart, and the reggae influence of Damian Marley all bring an unusual flavor to the music that makes up the whole of Superheavy.

You should already be familiar with the lead-off single, the listenable “Miracle Worker.” It's a little disappointing that much of the finished album of 12 tracks doesn't follow the style of this song but it is such a diverse group of musicians after all. Even so, Superheavy tries hard to blend as much of its members' styles as possible into an audio soup of experimentation, which might prove to be unpalatable to the average listener.

Still, there are interesting songs here. “I Can't Take It No More,” “Energy,” and “I Don't Mind” can keep interest long enough for the rest to sink into. If you dig music for the sake of music, and there are those of you that genuinely do, you might find the album to be to your liking.

Superheavy is not a bad album. It's just not good enough to capture the attention of those that demand music that sticks to them. Other than “Miracle Worker,” nothing on Superheavy's ambitious album has the necessary ability to interest past the first listen.


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Matt Rowe began his life with an AM radio, listening to anything that was considered music. Since, he has labored intently to build a collection of music, paring it down, rebuilding, and refining as he sees fit. His decided goal is to keep up with new music by panning for the nuggets among literal mountains…

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