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Say What You Mean
     

Say What You Mean

5.0 2
by Maktub
 
With Say What You Mean, Seattle's Maktub ramp up their rock & roll credibility, sidestepping an overly trendy trip-hop trap the quintet might have seen coming after 2003's Khronos. The fancy footwork pays off -- songs like the Al Green-reminiscent "Say What You Mean" and

Overview

With Say What You Mean, Seattle's Maktub ramp up their rock & roll credibility, sidestepping an overly trendy trip-hop trap the quintet might have seen coming after 2003's Khronos. The fancy footwork pays off -- songs like the Al Green-reminiscent "Say What You Mean" and "Daily Dosage," with its heavy soul crash, saw the act splintering from regional-favorites status to full-on, bring-'em-on blues-rock-soul heroes within a month of release. If credit could fall squarely on a single pair of shoulders it would, but given the enormity of frontman Reggie Watts' Afro that's an impossibility. Suffice it to say that his four-octave range and Prince-like charisma permeate every track; though fans of Sly Stone and Lenny Kravitz will climb aboard first, count on Watts pulling in listeners from musical planets across the stratosphere.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/12/2005
Label:
Velour Recordings
UPC:
0687480040520
catalogNumber:
405

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Maktub   Primary Artist
Bob Power   Guitar,Keyboards
Thaddeus Turner   Guitar
Reggie Watts   Vocals
Kevin Goldman   Bass
Davis Martin   Drums
Daniel Spils   Guitar,Keyboards
Daniel Spils   Guitar,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Steve Fisk   Producer,Audio Production
Joe Chiccarelli   Producer,Audio Production
Bob Power   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Jeff Patrick Krasno   Executive Producer
Gary Reynolds   Engineer
Jon Ervie   Engineer
Blair Wells   Engineer
Maktub   Composer
Reggie Watts   Composer
Printz Board   Arranger
Daniel Spils   Engineer
Sean Hoess   Executive Producer
Mike Tierney   Management
Steve Kaul   Booking
Meryl OConnor   Artwork,Illustrations,Cover Illustration
Mike Cashin   Engineer
David Meinert   Management

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
these dudes are from seattle but aren't on sub pop! weird, right? i will tell you why i like this band so much. they remind me of tv on the radio but they're less shmaltzy with the vocals. this is just one guy with a great voice singing over good rock music. it's a not such a insane concept, people! good is good and maktub is better! i can see why all the peeps in seattle are into this band. i hope the rest of america catches on soon!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Maktub have really tapped into something that no one else is doing well right now. They are a soul band with rock elements and touches or RnB as well (I've heard them described as "heavy soul", which I think fits very well). They have the instrumentation of a rock band and they use it to its fullest. The band is tight and the good musicianship is showcased by clear, effective production. Best of all, this talented band is fronted by an equally talented singer. The vocals on the cd are outstanding! The songs are catchy well, soulful. Maktub is definitely a band to watch for. I listen to this album all the time and can't reccomend it enough!