Top positive review
A smooth masterpiece by the Quincy Jones of of our generation.
April 14, 2019
Anderson .paak hits this album out of the park. I didn't expect a follow up to his 3rd (and phenomenal) album Oxnard so soon. When one listens carefully, it is clear Anderon .paak knows musical arrangement and composition as well as many of the top music producers today (Don Was, John Leventhal, Danial Lanois). On his 4th album, he adds and changes the formula a bit (as he does with every album since Venice) exploring new musical ground while not straying too far from it. Anderson. paak brings back all of his old influences from techno funk, rap, rock, pop but ventures farther out into soul on Ventura conjuring up influences like Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, and Marvin Gaye. Instruments such as Saxophone and string arrangements are more prominent on this album making it unique yet Anderson .paak all the same.