12 Songs, 1 Hour 4 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

If you think the longtime rocker would fly away as the world collapses, you don’t know Lenny. Global worries have led to a deeply creative period for Kravitz, and he finds release on Raise Vibration. There are wild instrumental breaks and extended sax solos, Native American drums and chants, a psychedelic ballad named after the Man in Black, even real Michael Jackson ad-libs from their “(I Can’t Make It) Another Day” session. Most of all, his 11th studio album skillfully marries rock and soul’s past to comment on the current state of the world. “It’s Enough” follows Marvin Gaye’s lead, asking questions about Middle East strife and political corruption over a slinky cowbell-assisted groove. “Who Really Are the Monsters?” takes a similar tack, this time invoking Prince & The Revolution, going in on the White House with snake-charmer guitar, brass, and percussion. Lenny, being Lenny, lets his sensitive side shine on “Ride,” one of his finest ballads yet.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

If you think the longtime rocker would fly away as the world collapses, you don’t know Lenny. Global worries have led to a deeply creative period for Kravitz, and he finds release on Raise Vibration. There are wild instrumental breaks and extended sax solos, Native American drums and chants, a psychedelic ballad named after the Man in Black, even real Michael Jackson ad-libs from their “(I Can’t Make It) Another Day” session. Most of all, his 11th studio album skillfully marries rock and soul’s past to comment on the current state of the world. “It’s Enough” follows Marvin Gaye’s lead, asking questions about Middle East strife and political corruption over a slinky cowbell-assisted groove. “Who Really Are the Monsters?” takes a similar tack, this time invoking Prince & The Revolution, going in on the White House with snake-charmer guitar, brass, and percussion. Lenny, being Lenny, lets his sensitive side shine on “Ride,” one of his finest ballads yet.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
144 Ratings
144 Ratings
Del star 222 ,

Masterpiece, instant classic! Best

I had the honor and privilege of hearing each song from the source itself and when I tell you this is some of his BEST music to date, I’m speaking from the heart. Low, Raise Vibration, Here to love, John Cash are songs that blast this talented artist’s true gifts of writing, composing, producing and performing. Multiple horn parts, this basslines, grooves, infectious melodies and strong messages. Instant classics I stand behind. Easy Lenny’s BEST work or a top contender for the coveted #1 spot. -Del

myronsd ,

Great groove.....

.....cheesy lyrics steeped in hate disguised as compassion. Another political rant spewed out by an artist that is angry with America. Blah blah blah.

Goose h ,

So so start

I love me some Lenny. I like the social issues Lenny brings up but I was hoping for a little more Rock.

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