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Meshell Ndegeocello


By Marc Hirsh
Globe Correspondent / November 8, 2011

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After her last two albums of bracingly eclectic space-rock and prog-funk explorations, Meshell Ndegeocello pulls back sharply to engage her listeners in much closer quarters on “Weather.’’ She sings just a notch or two above a whisper throughout her ninth release, cannily drafting the listener to meet her halfway, and there’s a palpable sense of the physicality of distance between the instruments; you can practically triangulate the location of the drums in the room.

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