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Parts of Speech


Download links and information about Parts of Speech by Dessa. This album was released in 2013 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Rap, Rock, Pop genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 44:28 minutes.

Artist: Dessa
Release date: 2013
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Rap, Rock, Pop
Tracks: 12
Duration: 44:28
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No. Title Length
1. The Man I Knew 3:34
2. Call Off Your Ghost 3:38
3. Warsaw 3:11
4. Skeleton Key 3:34
5. Dear Marie 3:59
6. I'm Going Down 3:45
7. Fighting Fish 3:01
8. The Lamb 3:43
9. Beekeeper 3:55
10. Annabelle 4:00
11. It's Only Me 3:48
12. Sound the Bells 4:20



Dessa’s mastery of literary form and hip-hop flow is in full evidence on Parts of Speech, the Minneapolis-based rapper’s third solo album. Those who've followed her work as a member of the Doomtree collective have come to expect both poetic finesse and street smarts from this protean word-slinger. Parts of Speech doesn’t disappoint, giving greater emphasis to Dessa’s caressing singing style and feel for provocative beats. Freely transgressing music-genre boundaries, she fills “Call Off Your Ghost” with wounded anger, radiates battle-scarred strength in “Skeleton Key,” and unleashes a deadly verbal barrage on “Fighting Fish.” Softer, more melancholy numbers like “Annabelle” and “Sound the Bells” are every bit as riveting as the more aggressive tracks. “Beekeeper” (a reworking of a tune on 2011’s Castor, the Twin) captures her at her most delicately lyrical; “Warsaw” reveals her as a full-blown diva radiating dance floor heat. Moving beyond her own material, she turns Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m Going Down” into a quietly devastating revelation.