john legend and the roots - wake up. is a good album... so i bought it. it's fairly new, i think it came out in fall 2010... that still counts as new, right? the songs are (covers?) or based on.... 60s -70s soul tunes. i just learned recently that the tracks are somewhat politically minded and were inspired by the 2008 presidential election in the states. collaborations can be good. collaborations between several talented artists are awesome, and i think this qualifies.