13 Songs, 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

No one’s going to believe Lenny Kravitz when he sings “I Don’t Want to Be a Star.” Not when he notes he “got high with Jagger/It was really cool,” and not when he claims he “can save your soul” on “Minister of Rock n’ Roll.” And not when he fills an entire album with the kind of classic rock riffs that beg to be performed in arenas in front of millions of cellphone-waving fans. Few rockers are more attuned to the demands of the arena and the rock star life than Kravitz, who has always looked and sounded the part of the prototypical rock star. His retro stylings have always kept an eye on modern life, and tracks such as “Where Are We Runnin’?” and “Sistamamalover” send the sound back to the boogie and soul of the '70s without blinking. His entire career is based on his love for both the sound and the mythology of the classic rock of the '60s and early '70s.

EDITORS’ NOTES

No one’s going to believe Lenny Kravitz when he sings “I Don’t Want to Be a Star.” Not when he notes he “got high with Jagger/It was really cool,” and not when he claims he “can save your soul” on “Minister of Rock n’ Roll.” And not when he fills an entire album with the kind of classic rock riffs that beg to be performed in arenas in front of millions of cellphone-waving fans. Few rockers are more attuned to the demands of the arena and the rock star life than Kravitz, who has always looked and sounded the part of the prototypical rock star. His retro stylings have always kept an eye on modern life, and tracks such as “Where Are We Runnin’?” and “Sistamamalover” send the sound back to the boogie and soul of the '70s without blinking. His entire career is based on his love for both the sound and the mythology of the classic rock of the '60s and early '70s.

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