#8: Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe

Formerly performing under the moniker, Lightspeed Champion, Devonte Hynes is back with the second album under the name Blood Orange. Blood Orange isn’t the usual acoustic folky music we heard through Lightspeed Champion. Instead, it’s an electronic soulful collection of songs that show Devonte’s incredible musical versatility.

Many critics are arguing that Cupid Deluxe is one of the best albums of 2013. Obviously I am agreeing to a certain extent by placing the album at a very hard-to-come-by number 8. While it could have easily been pushed ahead a few more slots, the competition this year was just a little too heavy for this album to do much more.

If someone asked me how to classify Blood Orange by genre, I don’t think I’d be able to. That’s how interesting, unique, and artistic it truly is.

Below is an embed of the video for the song, “Chamakay.”

You can find the album here.

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