CD Review: The Roots "…And Then You Shoot Your Cousin"

The Roots reveal their most hauntingly reflective work to date with their eleventh studio album, which features some moody bass work from Mark Kelley.
By Jon D'Auria ,

The Roots reveal their most hauntingly reflective work to date with their eleventh studio album, which features some moody bass work from Mark Kelley. Avoiding mainstream hip-hop trends, the Roots favor minor-key, downtempo compositions that find Kelley playing minimally while keeping his grooves locked in with ?uestlove’s kick drum (but really, is there any better place to be?). Songs like “Never” and “The Dark” showcase the beauty in Kelley’s simple and foundational lines.