I Judge The Funk
As the final album released on producer Hadley D. Murrell's HDM Records, Black Ice's I Judge The Funk is the perfect showpiece to the sound of an era. The follow-up to the group's 1977 self-titled debut album, I Judge The Funk finds Black Ice exploring a more expansive, orchestrated sound than before. Building on the disco format developed on 1977's Black Ice, I Judge The Funk demonstrates growth in the group's commitment to making sonically satisfying records. Notable tracks include the percussion-happy "Play More Latin Music," while the group's softer dynamics are showcased on tracks such as "Postcard Love Affair" and "You're Always On My Mind." Filled with dance cuts and ballads alike, I Judge The Funk is an excellent listen for Black Ice fans and newcomers alike.