When Q-Tip came through the office several months ago to play us his already completed album The Renaissance, we left thinking it sounded like Amplified, only someone (Q-Tip) had learned how to transform the latter's monotone synth forays into the former's bonafide cosmic pop. Some of us were pretty excited about it. "Gettin Up" was not one of the songs he played and doesn't really fit into what we heard, but has been good for stirring up some yogurt and granola in the mornings. Just saying, don't get all mad when the rest of the record doesn't sound like yoga pants.
September 11, 2008