- Album name: Fulfillingness’ First Finale
- Artist name: Stevie Wonder
- Year: 1974
- Number of discs: one
- Label: Tamla Records
- Collection: Selman
- Buy it on Amazon: $12.79
Level of familiarity before listening
I’ve never heard this record before, but I listened to Innervisions a month ago and did not like it.
What I expected
I won’t judge an album by its cover, but the album art for Fulfillingness’ First Finale reminds me a lot of Innervisions. I’m still optimistic that I’ll find something on it to like, though.
What it was actually like
This actually was a lot like the previous Stevie Wonder record, and I didn’t like it very much.
Boogie On Reggae Woman was a pretty good techno-funk song, and I thought the harmonica in it was great, though I’m not sure what was supposed to be reggae about it. I considered it the best song on the record.
You Haven’t Done Nothin’ was also a funk song, but nowhere near as good.
Heaven Is 10 Zillion Light Years Away was somewhat recognizable as a soul song in the traditional sense, largely because of its vocal style.
Too Shy to Say was elevator music.
Most of the rest of this record was boring and forgettable.
2/5: weak, but I was able to listen to the whole thing