Black and White America Obama's so gonna put this on his iPod. Kravitz's ninth album is a melting pot of funk, soul, rock, and other made-in-the-USA genres, with songs… Black and White America Obama's so gonna put this on his iPod. Kravitz's ninth album is a melting pot of funk, soul, rock, and other made-in-the-USA genres, with songs… 2011-08-29 Lenny Kravitz Rock Roadrunner Records
Music Review

Black and White America (2011)

Lenny Kravitz | BLACK AND WHITE AMERICA Kravitz's album is a melting pot of music genres
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BLACK AND WHITE AMERICA Kravitz's album is a melting pot of music genres
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Aug 29, 2011; Lead Performance: Lenny Kravitz; Genre: Rock; Production: Roadrunner Records

Obama's so gonna put this on his iPod. Kravitz's ninth album is a melting pot of funk, soul, rock, and other made-in-the-USA genres, with songs about growing up biracial after civil rights (the '70s-inspired title track) and plenty of hopey-changey stuff (''Stand,'' ''Push''). The singer's a decent politician himself, praising what makes this country great: freedom, optimism, and clubs where ladies do ''boongie drops.'' B

Download These:
Inspirational rocker Stand
Eternal-love anthem Everything

Originally posted Aug 24, 2011 Published in issue #1170 Sep 02, 2011 Order article reprints