RAURY

All We Need ★★★ Columbia

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - JIM CAR­ROLL

Eleven months is a long time in pop. At the start of 2015, At­lanta singer and rap­per Raury Tullis was on many mu­sic watch­lists be­cause of a bril­liant abil­ity to mix and match gen­res on his

Indigo Child re­lease. While that skill is in abun­dance on his de­but al­bum proper, the dis­tinc­tive ideas and su­per-con­fi­dent grand­stand­ing of old seems a mite hack­neyed here by com­par­i­son by what he know he’s ca­pa­ble of do­ing. When Tullis lets fly, he can still pro­duce the goods such as the sweet folky tex­tures of King­dom Come or the tough, thump­ing bass on Trap Tears. For­bid­den Knowl­edge with guest Big K.R.I.T is un­fo­cused as if he can’t quite work out the flow of the song within the al­bum’s ecosys­tem. While he’s keen to cover a lot of ground, Tullis is not so sure-footed when he hits a pot­hole. face­book.com/wer­aur

Raury’s skill is in abun­dance, but the dis­tinc­tive ideas and su­per-con­fi­dent grand­stand­ing of old seems a mite hack­neyed

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