What Kinda Music

Album Review of What Kinda Music by Tom Misch.

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What Kinda Music

Tom Misch

Release Date: Apr 24, 2020
Record label: Caroline
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

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What Kinda Music - Very Good, Based on 2 Critics

The Line of Best Fit - 85
Based on rating 8.5/10

Tom Misch is a singer, producer, and guitarist, releasing music since 2012. He's also the star child of nū-jazz, and a master of the Instagram pick-up jazz guitar sound. Yussef Dayes , for his part, is best known as the man behind the drums of duo Yussef Kamaal, as well as collaborations with Alpha Mist, Mansur Brown, et. al.

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Pitchfork - 69
Based on rating 6.9/10

After Tom Misch's beige and overly polished 2018 debut, What Kinda Music, a collaboration with drummer Yussef Dayes, brings a flutter of hope. Yussef Kamaal, Dayes' project with Henry Wu, was instrumental in bringing the South London jazz scene to the fore in the mid-2010s, and was championed by tastemaker Gilles Peterson's Brownswood imprint. After the duo split in 2017, Dayes went quiet and Wu went on to perform as Kamaal Williams.

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