5 Reasons Best Of 2012: Kaleidoscope Dream: "I Was Still Being Experimental & Creative."

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 8:00AM

Written by Amber McKynzie for Miguel

[As SOHH continues to look back on the best products featured in 2012, it's hard to remember such things without including some good music along the way. So from hip-hop to R&B, and everything in between, it's impossible to recount a year in music without highlighting Miguel's sophomore album, Kaleidoscope Dream. With its first single, "Adorn," reigning on Billboard charts including R&B Songs and Billboard Hot 100, the eccentric singer found his way to the top. Need five reasons to remember real music from 2012? Check out Miguel's top five reasons to listen to Kaleidoscope Dream...again!]

1. Soul With A Twist

You should get this album because it's definitely one of the best albums this year. I think the diversity [makes this the best album this year]--with all the chances I took. [The album] is still soulful, but I was still being experimental and creative.

2. Riding Music

It's one of those albums that just drives really well. You don't have to skip songs.

3. 100% Hands On

I'm excited about [the fact that] I was involved in the production and A&Ring and the art direction--every creative aspect of this album I was hands on. I was immersed completely in the creative side of this entire album. So if I didn't produce the song I co-produced it, and if I didn't co-produce it I played on the song. I spearheaded the artwork [and] the art direction...as far as choosing the photographer...all of it. This is a very personal project in the sense that my creativity is intertwined in every aspect of the artistic presentation.

4. New York Certified

This album was compiled over a period of about three months in New York, along which the majority of the Art Dealer Chic project was created as well.

5. For Music Lovers Only

This album is really, strictly for music lovers. It's for people who just love music, real music. This album is not interchangeable. You know how you can hear a song on the radio and it's interchangeable with another record, like, 'I can play this side-by-side of another record and it will be comparable.' This album is not like that. It's very unique. Nothing else sounds like this record.

You decide. Are you a real music lover and ready to purchase Miguel's new album?

To preview/purchase Kaleidoscope Dream, just click here.

SOHH/Kaleidoscope Dream Contest:

Wanna chance to win your own copy of Kaleidoscope Dream? Here's what you gotta do:

1 - Follow @sohh and @sohhdotcom

2 - Beginning around 100 PM EST, start checking out SOHH's Twitter accounts for question(s) based on Miguel's five reasons to buy Kaleidoscope Dream. Make sure when you answer the question you mention #SOHH5 and @MiguelUnlimited in your response. G'luck!

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