Miguel Migs ‎– Those Things

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Tracklist

So Far 4:39
Make Things Happen 5:27
Can't Get Through 5:19
Mesmerized 5:45
Those Things 6:36
Sometime 6:31
Get Down 5:56
Let Me Be 4:48
Fire 4:37
Shake It Up 4:29
Body Never Lies 5:41
Side 2 Side 4:08
Giving It All 5:52

Versions (11)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SLT-252 Miguel Migs Those Things(CD, Album, Dig) Salted Music SLT-252 US 2007 Sell This Version
SLT253-2 Miguel Migs Those Things (Remixed)(CD, Comp) Salted Music SLT253-2 US 2007 Sell This Version
HN404CD Miguel Migs Those Things(2xCD, Album) High Note Records HN404CD Taiwan 2007 Sell This Version
SLT-252 VLP Miguel Migs Those Things(2xLP) Salted Music SLT-252 VLP US 2007 Sell This Version
ПРЗ CD57844 Miguel Migs Those Things(CD, Album) World Club Music ПРЗ CD57844 Russia 2007 Sell This Version
NRKCD 031 Miguel Migs Those Things(CD, Album, Dig) NRK Sound Division, Salted Music NRKCD 031 UK 2007 Sell This Version
HEDK082P Miguel Migs Those Things(CDr, Promo) Hedkandi HEDK082P UK 2007 Sell This Version
SLT-253-1 Miguel Migs Those Things (Remixed)(2x12", Comp, Gat) Salted Music SLT-253-1 US 2008 Sell This Version
HEDK082 Miguel Migs Those Things Deluxe(CD, Album + CD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK082 UK 2008 Sell This Version
MBB 9799 Miguel Migs Those Things Deluxe(CD, Album, Dig + CD, Comp, Dig) PMB Music MBB 9799 Argentina 2008 Sell This Version
OMGLP001 Miguel Migs Those Things (Deluxe Edition)(CD, Album, Gat + CD, Comp, Gat) Onelove OMGLP001 Australia 2009 Sell This Version

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scoundrel

scoundrel

September 5, 2010
referencing Those Things, CD, Album, Dig, SLT-252

Miguel Migs has always excelled at SF-style house: warm vibes, Latin-flavored rhythms, sweet melodies, and he continues his streak with _Those Things_. “So Far” is so pleasant that you wish you could send it as a postcard. The inimitable Lisa Shaw croons her way through “Make Things Happen,” which also features some regrettable electric guitar. The guitar is much more judicious, thankfully, on “Mesmerized” ( which is as beguiling as the title suggests) and again on “Get Down.” My issue with Migs, however, is that on an album-length release, his tracks don’t really distinguish themselves. One or two in a sitting is great; more than that and the music just slips by you. “Fire” is a notable exception, giving things a sunny reggae-blast. “Giving It All,” the last track, is good enough to remind you of how pleasing those things can be.
moonmaniac

moonmaniac

August 27, 2007
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Those Things, CD, Album, Dig, SLT-252
I really had little to none expectations on this album, mostly due to the little to none variation on "Colorful You". I'm sure Migs means well when he puts out an album with mainly clubby cuts. But if you are doing that concept, you might as well stick to just releasing singles.

However, did i enjoy this album? Well, ye, i always have a softspot for the sanfran style deep house. It's definantly nothing that i would play everyday, but once in a while or so. The big highlight on this album isn't any of the singles. It's track #9, the collaboration with Reggae Legend Junior Reid. Migs provides a funky groove with a good bassline and Reid delivers a nice vocal performance.
dani72

dani72

June 29, 2007
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Those Things, CD, Album, Dig, SLT-252

Miguel Migs last album Colorful You, while good in places, was a little disappointing overall as it featured some pretty poor downtempo tracks. This time round Migs sticks mostly to what he does best, house. Opener and first single So Far is a four and a half minute funky track with sweet vocals from Lisa Aya while second track Make Things Happen is slightly harder edged with an electro(ish) sample and some electric guitar. If there’s one problem with the first half of the album it’s that there isn’t a great deal of variety with a lot of the tracks using similar basslines and soulful vocals. The second half fairs better though. Let Me Be has a broken beat and some great vocals from Fred Ross and provides a welcome change of tempo while still maintaing the funky vibe. Fire is probably my favourite track on the album. It has a wonderful dub/reggae feel to it with longtime reggae artist Delroy Reid providing some excellent vocals. The horn parts definitely add to the groove going on. Shake it up does what it says with some excellent vocals from NY rapper Sadat X. Body Never Lies goes back to the earlier style of house on the album while Side 2 Side is yet another broken beat number. The album is rounded out nicely by Giving It All, a smooth deep house track with Lisa Aya again adding her sweet sultry tones.

The verdict? In short this is an excellent album well worth checking out. It should appeal to a wider audience and not just fans of house as it has an accessibility to it, probably because all the tracks have vocals and sound like proper songs. I definitely recommend checking out this album even if you’ve never heard any of Migs previous material. 5 out of 5 for sure.