Neo-Soul's Familiar Face; With 'Voodoo,' D'Angelo Aims to Reclaim His Place in a Movement He Got Rolling

D'Angelo is clearly looking to cast a spell on us with "Voodoo," the long-awaited, much-anticipated follow-up to his 1995 debut, "Brown Sugar." That album is generally considered the cornerstone of a neo-soul movement that would subsequently include Maxwell, Tony Rich, Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill. Strangely, all of them found commercial and critical success while Michael D'Angelo Archer seemed content to bide his time in the shadows, peeking through on the occasional soundtrack, guesting here and there, all the while unhurriedly finessing his "Voodoo" vibe at New York's legendary Electric Lady Studios.

There's not much suggesting Jimi Hendrix on the new album, though vintage analog …

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