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Customer Reviews

Great Neo-Soul

As someone born and raised on oldies, soul, and Motown, this checks all the boxes. It's a throwback sound (with modern flourishes and production) that harkens back to a time when pop music was still pop music, but it was written and performed by legitimately talented musicians. The vocals are amazing and it's great to hear some savage horns.

Pickin' Up the Pieces

Hope they get back to this type of sound on their next work. This album cracked my top 10 immediately.


This album grabbed me after seeing Fitz on a late night show. Great variety in a Motown belt-it-out at the top of your lungs feel song after song. Hope their next album returns to this cover to cover greatness.


Formed: 2008 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Led by songwriter Michael Fitzpatrick, Fitz & the Tantrums brew up a retro sound inspired by Motown and Stax Records. Fitzpatrick initially formed the Tantrums as a neo-soul solo project; having purchased an old church organ, he found that it helped inspire his songwriting. While recording a solo EP, he recruited an old college friend, James King, to add horn arrangements to the material. The lineup grew from there, with the Tantrums eventually becoming a co-ed septet. Songs for a Break Up, Vol....
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