Arts & Entertainment

ROGER VS. THE MAN – BLACK PEARL

Set sail on Black Pearl, the 11-track debut from Roger Vs. The Man. Eleven tracks is a good effort and almost half the songs are over six minutes long. There’s a danger this could get tedious but there is so much going on here that listeners won’t be bored.

On the introduction is Black Pearl Pt. 1 and Pt. 2 which are different sides of the same dubloon. Pt. 1 is full of soaring arrangements and harmonies, while Pt. 2 is mellow with a smooth jazz feel.

These pleasant contradictions are what the well-constructed Black Pearl is all about. (LL)

***1/2

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