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[LP] JHAMEEL takes BERNAL to new HEIGHTS, and HOW! MANY people will be LOVERS of this album.

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Jhameel – Bernal Heights

Hopefully you all remember Jhameel from his solid debut I covered last year. An intriguing character with some unique musical stylings, he’s dropped another free album, The Human Condition, on us and I’m quite pleasantly impressed. His musicianship is tighter, his hooks catchier, and lyrics even sharper. “Bernal Heights” is an instant ear turner, with that swinging rhythm weaving between the creeping, stomping beat, while Jhameel’s perfectly punctuated vocals ground it all. Even though the song has an ominous vibe I still get the sense that Jhameel is having a lot a fun with his music. This feeling is never more prevalent than on the next track, the twangy, bouncy ode to herb, “THC.” Even makes a non smoker like me want to toke up, especially if it was with this guy.

Jhameel – How Many Lovers

Jhameel’s good spirits continue even into unlikely territory. Singing as the hyper-paranoid new boyfriend in “How Many Lovers” he still sounds like he is having a blast and somehow knows that he is not only over-thinking things but that it will all probably work out.

Jhameel – The Human Condition

Don’t let me fool you into thinking that The Human Condition is all fun and games, Jhameel tackles some heavy personal topics and handles them all with insight and openness. Other standout tracks are album opener “Until The Forrest Knows” and the title track, although the whole album is fantastic and it was not easy picking which ones I wanted to post here. Luckily Jhameel is offering The Human Condition as a free download so you can just dive right in. Rightfully so, he is also accepting donations so if you are loving this album as much as me then throw some change his way. Great art should be rewarded.

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  • Dave

    downloading now!

  • Pierce Cullen

    I FREAKIN LOVE THIS ALBUM I saw him sing live here in sf and he was really good

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  • Tal

    Jhameel is a super talented artist and a great performer. You all should definitely BUY his album. He’s an artist worth supporting.

  • Andrew

    Lately, Jhameel’s been dominating the soundtrack of my life. He’s taking his sound in a great direction. Buy his album. Keep him writing. He needs your love.

  • MikeA

    It’s an absolutely stunning work. Take a moment to download listen, and share

  • Phil

    Seriously awesome, I pity the fool that doesn’t listen to this album

  • Nikita

    This album is so diverse and catchy, it really projects Jhameel’s multifaceted talents… download it, donate, and see his shows!

  • Bojangles

    Damn, this is sick.

  • Jhamaniac

    Jhameel is sexy beyond belief. And oh so mysterious. The album is ear tinglingly gratifying.

  • Brian

    I liked the lyrical take on how many lovers, very interesting.

  • Shayna

    Man, I can’t stop listening to this. I had the privilege of seeing him with a full band at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco, and I think one of my feet is STILL tapping. Intensely catchy.

  • http://www.TheBurningEar.com/ Brandon @ TBE

    Yeah, that’s ok I guess. Why not just write your own review, though?

  • http://www.TheBurningEar.com/ Brandon @ TBE

    Isn’t making awesome decisions fun!

  • http://www.TheBurningEar.com/ Brandon @ TBE

    Nice! I’d love to see a Jhameel show.

  • http://www.TheBurningEar.com/ Brandon @ TBE

    Preach it, brother.

  • http://www.TheBurningEar.com/ Brandon @ TBE

    Agreed.

  • http://www.TheBurningEar.com/ Brandon @ TBE

    That would be quite a foolish mistake, indeed.

  • http://www.TheBurningEar.com/ Brandon @ TBE

    And in that order!

  • http://www.TheBurningEar.com/ Brandon @ TBE

    yeah, damn good.

  • http://www.TheBurningEar.com/ Brandon @ TBE

    Somebody has a cruuuuuushhh! But fair enough, right.

  • http://www.TheBurningEar.com/ Brandon @ TBE

    Not sure if you are talking about his lyrics or my take on them but either way, thanks for commenting!

  • http://www.TheBurningEar.com/ Brandon @ TBE

    Privilege is a good word. I’m jealous.

  • john

    This guy sucks!!

  • sheepyy

    listen to the whole album! every song is worth it. takes you all over the place.

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  • http://www.TheBurningEar.com/ Brandon @ TBE

    Word.

  • Christa

    Thanks for getting the word out because everyone should know about Jhameel. Not only is he gorgeous, a genius, can play any instrument, and even non-instruments, has an incredibly sexy voice, writes super catchy yet profound songs, but he is also A REALLY SWEET GUY! Please, do yourself a favor and DOWNLOAD THE ALBUM! You’re only hurting yourself if you don’t. :) http://www.jhameel.com

  • http://www.TheBurningEar.com/ Brandon @ TBE

    Haha, yeah. And hurting yourself is definitely no good. Listen to Christa, people.

  • Bojangles

    I don’t know if you are in the bay area, but Jhameel is playing a show on March 3rd at Bottom of the Hill http://www.stubmatic.com/bottomofthehill/event/6523

  • http://www.TheBurningEar.com/ Brandon @ TBE

    ooooh, a bit far away for me but thanks for looking out!

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