Barbeques and heartbreak: DJ Quik’s “The Book of David”

Jayson Greene, illuminating on the new DJ Quik, one of the year’s best albums despite its length:

On the surface, The Book of David feels more straightforward. A rich stew of warm disco, grown-and-sexy R&B, and classic g-funk, it sounds engineered to waft out over barbecues. But it’s also riddled with idiosyncrasies: songs that dissolve into deep-dub fade-outs, vocal samples that pop up in unexpected places, astonishing statements of raw heartbreak and anger. It’s as weird as it is crowd-pleasing…

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