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Whatever It Takes

The James Hunter Six

Whatever It Takes

Latest album from the English r&b and soul singer, the third with his current backing band

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Daptone Records
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  1. 9.0 |   All Music

    While these songs unabashedly reflect the early days of soul - from the late '50s through the mid-'60s - they do so with a sense of rhythmic invention we haven't heard since the early days of New Orleans R&B and pre-Motown Northern soul
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  2. 8.0 |   The Independent

    It’s infectious stuff
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  3. 8.0 |   The FT

    Hunter’s rough caress of a voice announces the superior quality of the nostalgia on display
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  4. 8.0 |   Record Collector

    Every song’s a winner
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  5. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Hunter's not singing the sad blues. He's offering hope
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  6. 8.0 |   Mojo

    This terrific follow-up captures the sparks again, and there are plenty of them. Print edition only

  7. 7.0 |   Uncut

    His second Daptone album swings like Sam Cooke, sways with rocksteady cool, and is as stylishly '60s as a pair of fur-lined Chelsea boots. Print edition only

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