KC & the Sunshine Band

Feeling You! The 60's

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KC & the Sunshine Band never seemed to owe much to the '60s but in 2015, KC essentially headed an oldies outfit so a tribute to the decade makes some sense: they're already peddling nostalgia, so what's the harm of turning back the clock ten years before KC's prime? Because KC adopts the digital techniques of 2015, Feeling You! The 60s is too crisp, brittle, and precise to truly give warm fuzzy nostalgia vibes, but that's where the song selection comes in. There are a bunch of party soul songs that make sense for these disco mavens -- "Sweet Soul Music," "Oh How Happy" -- but he also decides to do a chipper "Blowin' in the Wind" and a moody version of "Words," a decision that goes a long way to explain just how weird this record is. The intersection of new millennial technology, oldies, and aging KC vocals makes this a curiosity, but not a particularly compelling one.

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