V. A. - Hamilton: Original Broadway Cast Recording (2015)
Label: Atlantic Recording | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 141:51 min | 328 mb
RnB, Hip-Hop, Soundtrack
This presentation of Hamilton is a textured labor of love, showing and not simply telling how its title character went from "young, scrappy and hungry" to "an Icarus who's flown too close to the sun." Miranda's music and lyrics smoothly fuse Nineties hip-hop, girl-group R&B, British Invasion pop and more into classic theatrical forms, and dramatic highlights like "My Shot," "Stay Alive" and "Ten Duel Commandments" are as stirring on record as they are onstage. Act One stunner "Satisfied" might be Miranda's finest moment, with costar Renée Elise Goldsberry dipping in and out of Nicki Minaj-style rhymes and Bernadette Peters vocal runs in a heartbreaking performance as Hamilton's sister-in-law Angelica Schuyler. Tickets to the show may be sold out until approximately forever, but this album is an excellent replacement.