A Seat at the Table

A Seat at the Table

Music CD - 2016
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Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Saint Records/Columbia, [2016]
Edition: Explicit version
Branch Call Number: CD R&B/BLUES Solange Seat
Characteristics: 1 audio disc :,CD audio, digital ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, rda
audio file, CD audio, rda

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JCLBryanV Feb 09, 2017

Soul-bearing and soulful protest music with exquisite production. You can trace the musical lineage back to Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" and Curtis Mayfield's more political songs. In 20 years "A Seat at the Table" will continue to be be heard as a classic, a definitive sta... Read More »


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ginafeil
Feb 14, 2018

Solange's style changes with each song. Working with many collaborators like Raphael Saadiq, Q-Tip, and BJ the Chicago Kid, there's more funk, psychedelic, and r&b elements.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Mar 31, 2017

A Seat at the Table is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Solange. It was released on September 30, 2016. You can find it off Freegal. I would rate it a 2.5/5. A Seat at the Table explores the themes of prejudice and being black in this modern day. Solange uses an updated version of psychedelic funk and soul to fearlessly protest the historical and current oppression against her race. She does this while simultaneously ensuring that she doesn't “lose her cool”, instead opting to explain herself as coherently as possible. This spreads over luscious pop beats. A Seat at the Table’s purpose is to calmly address the current social issue of oppression which is obviously relevant and extremely important. It gives the listener something to think about. However, I really did not enjoy the many interludes. They are not sonically pleasing or interesting and they’re basically between every song. That I why I rated this album so low. @LuluD of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

A Seat at the Table is a beautiful album from Solange. The themes of rage, empowerment and despair are paired with funk, soul, and R&B. Solange brings up issues that Black women experience and the issues of emotional pain. Rise, Don’t Touch My Hair, Cranes in the Sky, and all the songs on this album have such strong messages and are calming to listen to. It took 3 years for this album to be made, and it is worth it. Solange’s voice is so unique and beautiful, she stands out from the other artists that we hear on the radio today. Listeners can get a 70’s vibe from this album, and if that’s your taste then this album is perfect for you.
- @reviewsfromthe9 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

JCLBryanV Feb 09, 2017

Soul-bearing and soulful protest music with exquisite production. You can trace the musical lineage back to Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" and Curtis Mayfield's more political songs. In 20 years "A Seat at the Table" will continue to be be heard as a classic, a definitive statement.

jassiet Dec 27, 2016

One of the better albums from 2016. It's jazzy, easy listening, until you start paying attention to the lyrics which are quite heavy.

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