Review: Rob Lord
TRIPLE P has the feeling of a classic. It’s an
album like Primal Screams’ Screamadelica or Marvin
Gaye’s What’s Going On in that
it takes the listener on a trip of different feelings, emotions
It’s not that the tracks in themselves sound so different,
but the way the album hangs together. It’s like a mini journey
of styles but it never loses the thread that holds it together.
At 16 tracks, Triple P weighs in heavy. It’s hip-hop
and soul, dance and r&b blended into cool, laid back vibes.
Shotgun Intro, featuring Jay Dee, is upfront hip-hop.
The plodding beat takes it down a notch and with the standard
horn sample Jay Dee flows over the top.
Your Day Is Done takes almost the same beat straight
on from Shotgun Intro, keeping the continuity, except
this time Georgia provides the vocals and offers a great contrast
to Jay Dee. While Georgia raps there’s an R&B chorus
providing the depth to her voice.
And that’s how Triple P goes. Each track almost
flows into another with subtle differences each time.
Deep Inside has an identical beat to the previous two,
just slightly faster and a touch more electronic. But the vocals
have changed again, this time SA-RA Creative Partners provide
a male / female trade off.
Every track is a twist on the last and a twist on a genre. Stay
With Me is sugary sweet, with sexy r&b vocals, but the
actual track bears no real resemblance to your average r&b
You may know I Got You from Giles Petersons’ Worldwide
Show. It's a slow brooding piece and Tiombre Lockhart's vocals
are sultry and sexy across the top.
The album ends on 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover –
a positively upbeat groove with a happy message. A perfect Summer
It’s modern soul and modern hip-hop. The Platinum Pied
Pipers have taken music and twisted and scrunched it into Triple
P to produce a refreshing, multi-talented, many-layered masterpiece
of modern music.
This is 2005, after all. Buy Triple P, it will brighten