Charles Bradley’s No Time for Dreaming is one of Spinner’s Best Albums of 2011 (so far).
Ian MacKaye’s lyric “It’s not how old I am, it’s how old I feel,” perfectly summarizes Charles Bradley, the 62-year-old Screaming Eagle of Soul who commands crowds with his soaring voice. With musicians from the Menahan Street Band in tow, Bradley created a timeless record that takes listeners on a riveting, heartbreaking journey through his life, tackling subjects ranging from love lost to the murder of his brother. Buckle up.
Click the cover to listen to the album in full. Charles Bradley plays Monday, September 5 at Bumbershoot.