Something inside of me breaks every time I listen to this stunning lament. I’ve always been a sucker for a band that can hurt me, and whilst Benin Citys’ live shows may be remembered for their high energy, horn-driven explosiveness, I have always appreciated their more tender moments. As the finale approaches, the horns and drums sob a loud and plaintive cry in contrast to the quietly pained vocal, sung as if directly to the object of all of this sorrow, and by the end all hope is lost. Ouch.
Purchase: Benin City “Baby”