Archive | Jan 12, 2018

Certain Songs #1097: Marvin Gaye – “What’s Going On”

Album: What’s Going On
Year: 1971

While I personally don’t find What’s Going On as much of an early 1970s R&B landmark as, say, Stand! or Innervisions or even Maggot Brain, the rest of the world completely disagrees.

So I’m going to figure it’s a blind spot to me the same way that Pet Sounds or Transformer is: a couple of great singles, but it’s never quite worked for me as an album.