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A schizophrenic followup to the duo's acclaimed 2002 debut, Floetic, the new Floacism "Live" opens with three new studio tracks and abruptly shifts into concert mode with 11 tracks recorded at the House of Blues in New Orleans (plus a supplemental live DVD). In theory, it reeks of pointless market filler, considering that the live tracks basically regurgitate Floetic.
| FLOACISM "LIVE" |
The three new tracks live up to this heady company, particularly the yearning soul lament, "Tell Me When." In a harder hip-hop vein, Floetry shares the mic with Mos Def on the propulsive opener "Wanna B Where U R (Thisizzaluvsong).
Still better known as songwriters than performers, Ambrosius and Stewart wisely address that imbalance here, and set the stage for their next set of new material. •