If one is to look at the life of Gil Scott-Heron they would almost have to find inspiration in his story. He started making music in the 1970s during an era in which racial tensions were still abound, and he offered his own politically driven spoken word pieces on the state of things in the United States. After the 1970s though, Gil Scott-Heron largely faded away, having numerous run-ins with the law, and forming an addiction to cocaine. All this is contributes to why I'm New Here ends up being such an outstanding album. 40 years after his first album, here is I'm New Here. I'm New Here is aptly titled, as Gil Scott-Heron hadn't released an album since 1994's "Spirits". I'm New Here is truly the start of a new chapter for Gil-Scott Heron; it's absolutely stunning, introspective look into the heart and soul of Gil-Scott Heron. I'm New Here presents something that only someone who has been through so much could ever present. Gil-Scott Heron opens up his wounds to show you exactly what is inside. I'm New Here mixes a few different genres. The opening and closing tracks are both spoken word, and much of the album is. Yet a number of the songs on I'm New Here are also modern day bluesy tunes, mixed with electronic music. Songs such as the incredibly haunting "Me and the Devil", utilize the very hip hop sound that Gil Scott-Heron helped to pioneer decades ago. I'm New Here is a stunning comeback, and a haunting, sorrowful, but yet ultimately inspirational look into the soul of Gil Scott-Heron. It ends up not only being perhaps the greatest moment of his career, but it is also one of the very best albums of 2010. Absolutely deep, dark, and unforgettable.