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So, what do you think about her? I can't get enough of "Creator" (mainly because of the beat). But at points, she sounds way too close to M.I.A.

Tape Store, Thursday, 26 April 2007 04:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

I really like the Switch & Graeme Remix of "You'll Find a Way" - that groove is insane. It does sound a lot like M.I.A., but more because of the production (funny that) than Santogold herself, who for some reason reminds me of Nicolette.

Tim F, Thursday, 30 August 2007 14:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

Okay so on "Creator" she does sound a *lot* like M.I.A.

Tim F, Thursday, 30 August 2007 14:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Holy shit is that "LES Artistes" song amazing. I don't hear M.I.A. there (more like a kind of recent Nelly Furtado over indie rock on that one); but I haven't heard any other Santogold songs yet. I can't stop playing "LES Artistes," though. It's just huge.

Ben Boyerrr, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 14:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

she's totally rad. it's half electro shit (of course its gonna sound like MIA, its Switch and Diplo produced) and half more rockish shit (like "LES Artistes").

Sam, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 03:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, now that I've heard a few more tracks, it sort of reminds me of Robyn (not how it actually sounds, mind you) - where most tracks are electro-pop like "Handle Me" but then something like the original version of "Bum Like You" pops up.

Ben Boyerrr, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 10:13 (6 years ago) Permalink

"Creator" sounds so much like MIA I have not listened to anything else, sorry. Maybe I should?

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 11:14 (6 years ago) Permalink

Oh, I am not saying that in a good way either. Imho sounding just like old MIA is not praiseworthy, whether or not you like old MIA (and I do).

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 11:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I just heard "Creator" and it's preposterous. But listen to "LES Artistes," seriously! It doesn't sound like M.I.A. at all, and it's really great. The rest of the songs I'm not nuts about... I suppose it's weird to be psyched about an artist who only has one song you like, but that song rules.

Ben Boyerrr, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 15:32 (6 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

"L.E.S. Artistes" almost sounds like an old Altered Images album cut or something.

Hello Santogold, you are my nu favorite!

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 26 January 2008 21:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

so am i the only one who thinks l.e.s. artistes sounds like a fucking yeah yeah yeahs song

J0rdan S., Thursday, 31 January 2008 15:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

or the police

mat lewis, Thursday, 31 January 2008 19:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

or tegan and sara

mat lewis, Thursday, 31 January 2008 20:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

or gahbage

tramp steamer, Thursday, 31 January 2008 20:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

XXXChange mix of LES Artistes on pinglewood.com rools

the voice remainds me of Tegan & Sara (and to a lesser extent Karen O) too

blueski, Friday, 21 March 2008 23:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

This XXXChange mix IS the shit! She does sound too much like M.I.A. for my liking, but I think if she stays more on the 'alternative' side of things and less involved making club tracks she might be good ... leave that to the remixers.

Rob Threezy, Thursday, 3 April 2008 04:14 (6 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Her voice reminds me of early Sting :-)

(first impression: album seems pretty great)

StanM, Thursday, 17 April 2008 20:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

doh

or the police

-- mat lewis, Thursday, January 31, 2008 8:58 PM (2 months ago) Bookmark Link

Mat Lewis OTM, obv.

StanM, Thursday, 17 April 2008 20:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

oh, it only seemed pretty great the first listen. Half decent, second track = favourite, other than that, meh.

StanM, Sunday, 20 April 2008 15:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

I love 'LES Artistes'. Listening to the album now, seems OK at first.

zeus, Sunday, 20 April 2008 17:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

i love the rock tracks on this and the synthy ballads. the rap tracks, less so. great production though.

titchyschneiderMk2, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 12:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

What is this about her writing and/or producing on that Res album I loved so much?

Spencer Chow, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 16:49 (5 years ago) Permalink

she did the best songs on it - golden boys, they say vision and a few others.

titchyschneiderMk2, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 21:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

deeply offended by jodorowsky-ripoff video for "creator"

moonship journey to baja, Wednesday, 7 May 2008 16:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

Have you seen the MGMT video? IT's all "The Holy Mountain."

which indie band will have the balls to take on "Santa Sangre"?

Savannah Smiles, Wednesday, 7 May 2008 17:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

i like this album

omar little, Wednesday, 7 May 2008 17:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

she's good

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 7 May 2008 17:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

i'm actually as confused as i am offended.

the difference between the jodorowsky and santogold versions is that jodorowsky sped his film up and the santogold director did slow-mo. and the jodorowsky is in sunlight and the santogold is washed out.

which basically explains why the jodorowsky version is about x1000 more graphic, shocking, beautiful, etc. but doesn't explain why the santogold director made the choices he/she did. why?

i dunno, i can't even take a picture right with an autofocus digital camera so maybe i shouldn't be criticizing video directors but there you go.

moonship journey to baja, Wednesday, 7 May 2008 17:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

So Missing Persons.

Bobbi Peru, Wednesday, 7 May 2008 20:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

EXACTLY
Enjoyable tho'.

forksclovetofu, Wednesday, 7 May 2008 21:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

Missing Persons OTM.

Fun record, meh on repeat.

I eat cannibals, Wednesday, 7 May 2008 22:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

I enjoyed this on first listen - the more rocky/dubby and the less MIA she sounds the better really.

Matt DC, Thursday, 8 May 2008 09:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

Are there any other songs that sound like "L.E.S. Artistes"?

Savannah Smiles, Thursday, 8 May 2008 11:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

Santogold herself, who for some reason reminds me of Nicolette

Yes.

The album sounds pretty good on first listen.

Matthew H, Thursday, 8 May 2008 12:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

from this thread i gather that Santogold sounds like everyone but herself. is this a fair conclusion?

al.b, Thursday, 8 May 2008 14:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

I saw Santogold on Jools Holland the other night.

I didn't quite work out what she sounded like but I failed to detect an identifiable Santogold in her performance.

However, Jools Holland seems to have that levelling effect on everyone who comes on his show.

She certainly needs to stop singing with her left eyebrow, however.

Dingbod Kesterson, Thursday, 8 May 2008 14:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

Oh god I've just realised I like the ones that sound like straight-ahead 4AD indie the best.

Matt DC, Thursday, 8 May 2008 20:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

does anyone know the deal with the Disco D beat on here?

chinchillas they can fit on gorillas, Thursday, 8 May 2008 20:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

I just bought this album via my iPhone! Let's see if I like it...

(first impression of the first song: "Oh, it's Gwen Stefani on quaaludes!")

HI DERE, Thursday, 8 May 2008 20:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

Gwen Stefani on quaaludes!

whooaaaa watch out there i might have to go rub one out

chinchillas they can fit on gorillas, Thursday, 8 May 2008 20:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, this is basically like listening to No Doubt with all of the ska influences removed. Or, maybe the better way to put it is if they had come from Brooklyn instead of the OC.

HI DERE, Thursday, 8 May 2008 20:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

(I am not in the anti-No Doubt posse, btw, so I'm not trying to slam this)

HI DERE, Thursday, 8 May 2008 20:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

okay song 4 is where it turns into Missing Persons, now I get it

HI DERE, Thursday, 8 May 2008 20:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

okay song 5 is where people say she's M.I.A.-esque

ps song 5 ("Creator") IS FUCKING GREAT HOLY SHIT WOW

HI DERE, Thursday, 8 May 2008 20:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

It's so weird to see/hear "Creator" in a tv beer ad, although I can't figure out why I'd be surprised by any music/commercial pairing in 2008.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 8 May 2008 20:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

from what I've heard Santogold > No Doubt (but I'm not a ND fan)

Curt1s Stephens, Thursday, 8 May 2008 20:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

"No Doubt with all of the ska influences removed."

no theres one track with some rubbish dub influence on it and another which is kinda ska-punky. i like these tracks best although i think id like them more if the production was a bit less 'neat'. the rap tracks i like musically though, just not vocally.

titchyschneiderMk2, Thursday, 8 May 2008 20:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

I think what I was going for is that the influences seem much closer to the original source, ie it's proper dub/reggae influence rather than influence via the filter of someone else reinterpreting it through a rock filter.

"Lights Out" is super Missing Persons-esque.

HI DERE, Thursday, 8 May 2008 20:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

okay the first few seconds of "Starstruck" are great

HI DERE, Thursday, 8 May 2008 20:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

also yes, this woman is totally from the Gwen Stefani school of vocal production

HI DERE, Thursday, 8 May 2008 20:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

"You'll Find A Way" is MELTING MY FACE

HI DERE, Thursday, 8 May 2008 20:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

(I should point out I mean the Switch remix of "You'll Find A Way" here.)

HI DERE, Thursday, 8 May 2008 20:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

You say Gwen Stefani, I say Cyndi Lauper.

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 8 May 2008 21:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

Her voice is way, way, WAY deeper than Cyndi Lauper's (not that this really contradicts my point as you can argue pretty convincingly that all three of them sing in a very similar, muscular manner).

HI DERE, Thursday, 8 May 2008 21:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

"ie it's proper dub/reggae influence rather than influence via the filter of someone else reinterpreting it through a rock filter."

thats weird cos i think that dubby tune is VERY dub-via-rock-filter.

titchyschneiderMk2, Thursday, 8 May 2008 21:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

This is totally splitting hairs, but I agree that the end tune is dub-via-rock. It sound to me like it got there via familiarity with dub rather than familiarity with other dub-via-rock acts (ie, it's closer to the source but it is still totally dub-via-rock).

HI DERE, Thursday, 8 May 2008 22:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

L.E.S. verses have the cadence of Voices Carry, before breaking into a full on Dale Bozzio.

Bobbi Peru, Friday, 9 May 2008 16:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

What does everyone think of her cover of Pretty Green on Mark Ronson's album? It's kind of silly but I like it. And L.E.S. Artistes is epic.

Kath, Friday, 9 May 2008 19:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'm so over this before it started. Santogold is kind of shit, no?

I know, right?, Friday, 9 May 2008 19:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

This album is amazing in the sunshine.

Matt DC, Sunday, 11 May 2008 22:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

Okay, way better than I expected. Why didn't someone tell me that only one of her songs was a half-rate MIA knockoff?

The Reverend, Monday, 12 May 2008 04:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

A very nice, reasonably original pop album. Don't know how much longevity it'll have, though.

Anyone else find it slightly reminiscent of Blondie, in spirit and attitude if not actual sound?

chap, Monday, 12 May 2008 21:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

BTW, whoever said her voice is more Furtado than Stefani is OTM.

chap, Monday, 12 May 2008 21:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

furtado voice - stefani/no doubt music. i like it, great songs, but its a bit lightweight.

titchyschneiderMk2, Tuesday, 13 May 2008 13:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

"You'll Find a Way" is the free iTunes download this week... and it DOES have some No Doubt pseudo-ska-ness about it, at least in the verses. (I like it).

She sounds super-Furtado on this one, too - it's how her voice goes subtly nasal on the higher notes, I think.

Savannah Smiles, Tuesday, 13 May 2008 13:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

seeing as we're just throwing in more and more female vocalists, Cyndi Lauper

blueski, Tuesday, 13 May 2008 13:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

she must be a big blondie/pretenders fan.

titchyschneiderMk2, Tuesday, 13 May 2008 13:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

blueski i said that already keep up!

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 13 May 2008 14:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

Cyndi Lauper was already brought up way upthread. (xpost HA)

I do hear the Furtado in there, it's just that with the music I instantly jumped to Stefani. Nelly is more accurate, tho.

The video for "L.E.S. Artistes" is pretty creepy.

HI DERE, Tuesday, 13 May 2008 14:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

There is a huge billboard at the Chiswick roundabout going onto the A4 that I pass on my bus into work, and it's incredibly striking - they did the whole vomiting glitter thing from the album cover with real glitter, and everyone stares at it when we drive past.

Savannah Smiles, Tuesday, 13 May 2008 14:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

I was just in "Zavvi" and they were playing something v MIA-ish, I wonder if that was Santogold. It was quite good though, whatever it was.

Colonel Poo, Tuesday, 13 May 2008 14:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

i like this album. everybody's already cited all the influences that hit me the first time through, so i'll just say i like it.

tipsy mothra, Tuesday, 13 May 2008 15:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

blueski i said that already keep up!

sorry. Danielle Brisbois then.

blueski, Tuesday, 13 May 2008 15:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

Karen O.

jaymc, Tuesday, 13 May 2008 15:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

Are people saying Karen O because of the NYC thing? Or is it the disquieting video thing? Vocally, they sound nothing alike.

HI DERE, Tuesday, 13 May 2008 19:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

I still stand by my Clare Grogan comparison way upthread.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 13 May 2008 19:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

HI DERE it's like when somebody reminds you of someone without really looking like them.

blueski, Tuesday, 13 May 2008 20:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

plus the general vibe of 'L.E.S. Artistes' did remind me of some YYYs

blueski, Tuesday, 13 May 2008 20:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

Okay, I really hope someone decides Portishead and Santogold should tour together.

HI DERE, Friday, 16 May 2008 17:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

i think the best songs on res' album are better than the best songs on this.

titchyschneiderMk2, Friday, 16 May 2008 18:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

I haven't heard the Res album in full but the songs I have heard were awesome.

HI DERE, Friday, 16 May 2008 18:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

best songs to get - golden boys, they say vision, and the hidden track, say what you wanna (or say say say - i dont know what the real title is, but its awesome).

the songs were a bit stronger/less 'fizzy' than those on the new one.

titchyschneiderMk2, Friday, 16 May 2008 18:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

I've heard the first two and... "Let Love"? Whatever the name of the one that sampled "Other Voices" by The Cure was.

HI DERE, Friday, 16 May 2008 18:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

I like the Santogold album, but "Golden Boys" and "They Say Vision" really do blow it out of the water. I'd probably like this album even more if it was sung by Res.

The Reverend, Saturday, 17 May 2008 01:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

i like this album a lot and i think shes a great songwriter/melodocist but its just a bit lightweight overall, from the lyrics to the production. am seeing her live in a few weeks though -i wonder what shes like live.

titchyschneiderMk2, Saturday, 17 May 2008 13:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

i like this album a lot and i think shes a great songwriter/melodocist but its just a bit lightweight overall

Pretty much my feelings exactly.

chap, Saturday, 17 May 2008 15:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

This is good because she is lightweight.

Matt DC, Saturday, 17 May 2008 16:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

but its also a bit too safe. i would love to hear her demos of they say vision and golden boys since she says she never liked docs production for res (i didnt much like it either but on those two songs its great).

titchyschneiderMk2, Saturday, 17 May 2008 16:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

what are the best res tracks?

NI, Sunday, 18 May 2008 13:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

First listen: "Hm. Not bad at all. I can see why people like this. Sounds a bit like X, Y, and Z, tho."

Step 2: File away in brain for later listening, perhaps on a sunny day.

Step 3: Forget it exists, don't miss it for a second.

kenan, Sunday, 18 May 2008 16:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

I think she'll need to inject a heavy dose of weird if album no 2's to make much of an impression. The most memorable tracks here tend to be the more off-kilter ones (Creator, My Superman).

chap, Sunday, 18 May 2008 16:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

So, who's a comparable "heavy weight"?

Bobbi Peru, Sunday, 18 May 2008 17:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

I prefer her when she's just being pop rock. The 'weirder' tracks are the least successful here IMO, Creator is okay but the others are all skippable. She'll need to get some better producers in if she's going to go down that road on album two (the Switch remix of You'll Find A Way towers above everything else here).

Matt DC, Sunday, 18 May 2008 17:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

(the Switch remix of You'll Find A Way towers above everything else here)

Before seeing the video to "L.E.S. Artistes", I would have agreed with this.

HI DERE, Sunday, 18 May 2008 18:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

Conversely the rock tracks are actually really well produced, so clean sounding!

Matt DC, Sunday, 18 May 2008 18:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

Phew - nobody's called her hip-hop or r&b on here yet, have they?

http://www.drownedinsound.com/articles/3331048

StanM, Wednesday, 21 May 2008 19:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

wau, the comments

HI DERE, Wednesday, 21 May 2008 19:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

Gwen Stefani on quaaludes!

whooaaaa watch out there i might have to go rub one out

-- chinchillas they can fit on gorillas, Thursday, 8 May 2008 20:10 (1 week ago) Link

amazing post

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 21 May 2008 21:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

man dude's only been on here for like 4 months and he's already talking about mastrubating

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 21 May 2008 21:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

Say Aha kinda reminds me of Diamonds & Guns

Quite like this, I think it'll be a grower.

Colonel Poo, Saturday, 24 May 2008 01:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

Oh and the track I heard in the shop and thought might be Santogold was Creator!

Colonel Poo, Saturday, 24 May 2008 01:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

she can complain that its racist to talk about the black music influences on the album but helloooo, she IS rapping. she even called it rapping in an interview i read (just in case she thinks its something else).

titchyschneiderMk2, Saturday, 24 May 2008 23:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

saw her live tonight. a bit underwhelming. shes obv really trying to do this whole hollertronix-ish thing so instead of a band she had a deejay who still thinks its novel to do things like blend sucker mcs with this charming man. she just sung over instrumentals of the album, which was cool for a bit - shes a good performer/vocalist on stage, and she had two cool robo-dancers with her, but i feel like a chump paying 10-12 quid for a glorified club PA.

titchyschneiderMk2, Tuesday, 3 June 2008 23:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

like a chump heeeeeeey

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 3 June 2008 23:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

i read that in the tune of like a pimp.

titchyschneiderMk2, Tuesday, 3 June 2008 23:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I'd much rather see her with a band.

rev, Tuesday, 3 June 2008 23:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

is this chick the same santi white who was on the gza joint

and what, Sunday, 15 June 2008 04:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

Idolator sez yes -- and I would link the story but the site seems to be down at present.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 15 June 2008 04:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

the first five tracks of this album are amazing and then it just dies suddenly. i love how cleanly produced it is, you can hear everything.

the song she wrote w/ashlee simpson is even better though.

lex pretend, Sunday, 15 June 2008 10:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

She sounds close to MIA in the same way that Duffy sounds similar to Amy Winehouse but there are subtle differences....of which I am not eloquent enough to explore. I personally prefer MIA as she's more 'global' but Santogold makes a great club joint.

VeronaInTheClub, Sunday, 15 June 2008 11:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

She has more songs that sound like No Doubt than songs that sound like MIA.

o. nate, Monday, 16 June 2008 18:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

I think I'm in the "her best songs yet were on the Res album" camp.

nabisco, Monday, 16 June 2008 19:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

somehow i thought id posted here already but yeah i agree

deej, Monday, 16 June 2008 19:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

I really, really, really, really, REALLY like "You'll Find A Way", perhaps to an unhealthy degree (particularly the original version; the remix is killer but the arrangement of the original is a million times more exciting in the long run).

HI DERE, Monday, 16 June 2008 21:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

lyrics are a bit vague like a lot of modern pop/rock lyrics seem to be.

mr x, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 09:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

Surprised how often I come back to this record - there are three absolute clunkers (Superman, Starstruck, Unstoppable), the rest is tremendous.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 09:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

I can't get "Lights Out" out of my head.

Jazzbo, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 11:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

Sometimes "Superman" is awesome, though (particularly when I'm in the mood to hear "Red Light" by Siouxsie and the Banshees but too lazy to pull out Kaleidescope).

HI DERE, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 13:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

hah - otm - it's uncanny

baaderonixx, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 13:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

I like Superman. Unstoppable is pretty annoying, though.

chap, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 13:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

"Unstoppable" is probably my favorite song on the record.

rev, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 17:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

I pretty much like all the songs to varying degrees - there's nothing that I have to skip.

o. nate, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 17:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

i like both slow songs superman and the other one. i love im a lady but the little britain sketch with the drag queen keeps popping up in my head when i hear it.

titchyschneiderMk2, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 17:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

"lyrics are a bit vague like a lot of modern pop/rock lyrics seem to be."

It bugs me how much is just, like, indie workout affirmations. "You'll Find a Way," "Shove It," "Unstoppable," they all sound like they were written after reading the lyrics to that song from Karate Kid, "You're the best/around/nothing's gonna ever keep you down…"

I eat cannibals, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 19:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

i love the album, and return to it a lot, but yeah the lyrical vagueness just makes it a bit substance-less. not much meat there. and im still annoyed at the live show. and the crap they played before she came on.

titchyschneiderMk2, Thursday, 19 June 2008 10:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

http://postyourgirls.com/jun08/26/05/03.jpg

and what, Friday, 4 July 2008 18:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

naked santogold forbidden :(

jhøshea, Friday, 4 July 2008 18:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

juno8

J0rdan S., Friday, 4 July 2008 18:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

just youtubed lights out, it is so lovely. i love it. i can't help myself but to try to sing with her some back vocals during the chorus. i also just saw a video of Unstoppable (live) wow she looks so much like my big sister from côte d'ivoire she'll get a kick out of this i think

Sébastien, Friday, 4 July 2008 18:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

very into it

Surmounter, Saturday, 5 July 2008 03:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

i still haven't heard anything by her

The Brainwasher, Saturday, 5 July 2008 03:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

would I like her or?

The Brainwasher, Saturday, 5 July 2008 03:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

whats the one song to check out

The Brainwasher, Saturday, 5 July 2008 03:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

i'm not your man, i'm just checking out some links but from what i hear, i think you would be very pleased.

Surmounter, Saturday, 5 July 2008 03:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

i guess ppl like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVIedQ88rxY lights out

wtf i need album pronto

Surmounter, Saturday, 5 July 2008 03:49 (5 years ago) Permalink

!!

Surmounter, Saturday, 5 July 2008 03:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

Creator check

Surmounter, Saturday, 5 July 2008 03:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

I know I'm a little late to the whole thing but I have been listening to this non-stop lately. I love it.

ENBB, Saturday, 5 July 2008 04:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

i'm always late with this crap

Surmounter, Saturday, 5 July 2008 16:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

Brainwasher: L.E.S. Artistes

Tape Store, Saturday, 5 July 2008 16:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

that was the 1st one i listened to, is goood

Surmounter, Saturday, 5 July 2008 16:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

also this

Tape Store, Saturday, 5 July 2008 16:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

kudos bud light lime for your lights out

Sébastien, Saturday, 5 July 2008 19:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

i was telling the man about this chick, and he said the nytimes just featured her in a "night out with the artist" thing

Surmounter, Monday, 7 July 2008 15:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

My friend played me Santogold last weekend, and we both pretty much agreed she sounds like a more indie version of Leila K:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibjZ3b7pkGg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF4lk-MOd_E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEgbW1FxR78

I wonder if this intentional? One of the Santogold tunes even had this sort of quasi-Eurorapping that sounded somewhat like the dude on "Open Sesame".

Tuomas, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 13:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

"this is intentional"

Now if only she'd drop off the indie stuff and embrace Leila K style dance full on, I might actually fall in love with her.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 13:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

Her indie stuff is actually fun to listen to, though.

HI DERE, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 14:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

I guess it is if you like indie, yeah.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 14:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

evidently i went to school with this woman.

amateurist, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 15:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

I don't consider myself an indie liker, and I think she's pretty good.

chap, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 16:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

yeah even i like her! only indie music of any worth this year for sure

lex pretend, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 16:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

how could you forget your beloved Elbow?

blueski, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 16:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

i half-liked one song by them in like 2001

lex pretend, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 16:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

man santogold is indie in the loosest sense of the term

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 15 July 2008 16:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

~you~ like los camesinos AND bloc party

lex pretend, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 16:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

<3 them

all im saying is santogold is indie in the internet sense of the term cuz she gets blogged next to the hold steady and mgmt but then again so do justice and i don't think a anyone is jumping to call them indie

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 15 July 2008 16:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

not that any of that has anything to do with liking her (she's aaaaight-- i actually think the best song is the one with spank rock wtf) but i wouldn't go around touting this as "good" indie music just cuz she is on downtown records

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 15 July 2008 16:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

I stayed away from this record for a while because I thought it was like Sublime or something (her name reminds me of "Santeria"), but I picked it up and it's badass. I can see why you'd think it's indie; the first track sounds like Interpol, but the record is all over the place stylistically.[/ obvious]

Euler, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 16:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'd call her art pop or something made-up like that.

chap, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 16:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

ART POP?!?!?!?!

ok i am gonna give this a listen and then i am going to WEEP at you when it turns out to be COMPLETELY FUCKING COMMERCIAL

Just got offed, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 16:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

idk if im into getting into this with you louis, but why can't the two intersect

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 15 July 2008 16:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

i totally call justice indie!

i call santogold indie b/c sonically that's what she is. bit of dub and so on thrown in there but it's essentially straight-up guitar indie music. which is fine, i love how cleanly produced everything is, and her voice really works.

art pop would work as well but then you'd just get people neyr-nyering about how "art pop" = indie! and they'd have a point

anyway i'm going to listen to this on the way to the pub now. or danity kane.

lex pretend, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 16:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

Hmm. IMO, anything that can conscionably append the 'art-' prefix to its method has to actually attempt an original artistic creation. Listening to 'Lights Out', I'm not getting a sense that this is being done as anything other than an exercise in MEGABUCKS. Sorry. It's nice, but it isn't artistic, or interesting.

Just got offed, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 16:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

Oh god, I'm addressing this to probably the last people on earth I'd want to be. Sorry, forget I ever posted here, go back unchallenged to your heroes.

Just got offed, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 16:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

damn lou you are on some 13 year old slipknot fan levels of "NO GOOD ART CAN TRY TO BE SUCCESSFUL" delusion

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 15 July 2008 16:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

what a wally. altho re "commercial" it's done surprisingly well considering (#26 in the album chart, single one place lower). must be the indie.

blueski, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 16:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

And you are on some preschool point-missing levels of "WHEN SOMEONE SAYS THAT SOMETHING SOUNDS COMMERCIAL RATHER THAN ARTISTIC, HE IS NOT SAYING THAT A DIFFERENT SONG COULD FAIL MISERABLY IN THE CHARTS BECAUSE IT HAS ARTISTIC MERIT" xpost

Just got offed, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 16:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

Obviously I got carried away there and added a "NOT" in the middle. The above quote, then, is my own stance.

Just got offed, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 16:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

IMO, anything that can conscionably append the 'art-' prefix to its method has to actually attempt an original artistic creation.

This is easily the dumbest thing you have ever said.

HI DERE, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 17:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

Think what you're saying there Dan.

The stickman from the hilarious "xkcd" comics, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 17:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

(Dumb from the standpoint is that you are criticizing this as if Santogold is marketing herself this way; she's not, you're reacting negatively to someone else's impression of her work and then blaming her for it.)

HI DERE, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 17:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

Hmm. IMO, anything that can conscionably append the 'art-' prefix to its method has to actually attempt an original artistic creation

you imply here that anything that aims to be commercially successful cannot be "art" or at least use the "art-" prefix

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 15 July 2008 17:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

Well, I don't know what I'm trying to say. I disapprove of ANY use of "art-" as a musical prefix. But as a short-cut, I think it should only apply to things that attempt originality rather than facsimile.

I'm fucked off with this conversation now, and I'm fucked off with ILM.

Just got offed, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 17:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

Well good for you.

HI DERE, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 17:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'm in a fucking bad mood, I'd have never invaded this thread if I wasn't generally angry with more or less everything in my path. Sorry everyone.

Just got offed, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 17:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

When I mentioned "indie", what I meant is that I put artists like Santogold, or Justice, or Crystal Castles, or Hot Chip, or what have you, under the rough label of "indie disco" or "indie dance". Even when their music has nominally the same elements as "proper" (i.e. non-indie) dance music, there's something nervous and wiry and high-pitched and unfunky about them, and they often lack the life-affirming, bass-heavy, soulful and joyful qualities of dance music rooted in funk and disco and house. I think this is the reason indie and rock fans seem to like this sort of music and I often don't, even if it doesn't have any obvious "rock" elements like electric guitars.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 17:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

LOOK OK FUCK GENRE TAGS

FUCK THEM

Just got offed, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 17:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

The stickman from the hilarious "xkcd" comics, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 17:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

Walking by myself down avenues that reek of time to kill

Euler, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 17:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

It seems like many of these indie dance acts need to have this edgy/brainy quality in their music to sell it to the intellectual type of indie fans, who might have diffculties dealing with the full-on mindless/physical abandon of proper dance music.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 17:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

(xxx-post)

Tuomas, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 17:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

hey lets have an argument about if something is indie or not

and what, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 17:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

It seems like many of these indie dance acts need to have this edgy/brainy quality in their music to sell it to the intellectual type of indie fans, who might have diffculties dealing with the full-on mindless/physical abandon of proper dance music.

or maybe they just love both strains equally so naturally want to incorporate elements and influences of both into their sound, gaining and losing in the process. it doesn't mean shit that it's not as funky as James Brown or as housey as Todd Terry as a result.

i love how cleanly produced everything is

this is a potential nightmare (for me) but a bit of expansion on this might be interesting. what is meant by clean? is it just everything in it's place according to your understanding/preferences? it's quite easy to imagine Santogold in a 'lo fi' mode or with a 'messier' sound altho i'm not entirely sure what that would translate as now (more going on within each track/higher density + less space? more chaotic triggering? more abrasive noise/fx?)

blueski, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 17:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

or maybe they just love both strains equally so naturally want to incorporate elements and influences of both into their sound, gaining and losing in the process. it doesn't mean shit that it's not as funky as James Brown or as housey as Todd Terry as a result.

Well, it means they lose the interest of people like me, who don't much care for the "indie sound", but on the other hand win those people who don't much care for "proper" dance. I know several people for whom this is basically the only type of of dance music they'll listen to. Not that there's anything wrong with it, of course indie kids can have their own dance if they want to.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 17:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

Well, it means they lose the interest of people like me, who don't much care for the "indie sound", but on the other hand win those people who don't much care for "proper" dance.

these 'disregard an entire genre/sound/whatever' people are weirdos so good riddance imho

blueski, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 17:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

You mean there aren't any genres you'd disregard as a whole? Like death metal? Or polka? Or MOR? Or gabba? I think people who like everything, and for whom there isn't any genre or sound they'd dislike are quite rare among us.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 17:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

Anyway, I think one of the core audiences of "indie dance" is exactly the sort of people who'd disregard a genre/sound - in this case, "proper" dance - as a whole, and are only willing to accept in an indiefied form.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 17:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

Like death metal? Or polka? Or MOR? Or gabba?

all of these are pretty dope tuomas stfu

and what, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 17:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

i disregard rave music

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 15 July 2008 17:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

i am struggling with death metal tho i must admit.

blueski, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 17:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

But like I said, there's nothing wrong with it as such. I'm equally intolerant in my wholesome disregard for indie as a genre and sound. You gotta have aesthetic preferences in the endless land of music.

(xxx-post)

Like death metal? Or polka? Or MOR? Or gabba?

all of these are pretty dope tuomas stfu

I didn't mean their not dope, but lots of music fans dismiss them as whole genres, and I don't see anything wrong with that.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 17:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

you (intentionally) picked very marginalised genres for your counter-argument anyway.

blueski, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 17:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

I don't think death metal is that much more marginalized than indie, at least not in Finland it is.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 17:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

*crowd goes wild*

blueski, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 17:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

For fuck's sake.

The stickman from the hilarious "xkcd" comics, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 17:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

hey lets have an argument about if something is indie or not

-- and what, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 18:15 (25 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

^we should have done this instead

The stickman from the hilarious "xkcd" comics, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 17:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

I can see why this album is slightly difficult to place but yikes.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 17:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

and what, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 17:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

Of course indie is more popular than death metal in Britain, its home country, but if you go to places like Germany or Spain, I'm sure you'll find more Slayer than Smiths fans there.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 17:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

slayer aren't death metal, tard

and what, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 18:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

Britain has a claim to being the home of death metal as well.

chap, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 18:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

I stayed away from this record for a while because I thought it was like Sublime or something (her name reminds me of "Santeria"), but I picked it up and it's badass. I can see why you'd think it's indie; the first track sounds like Interpol, but the record is all over the place stylistically.[/ obvious]

-- Euler, Tuesday, July 15, 2008 4:45 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Link

n/a, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 18:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

typically high-quality ILM musical analysis

n/a, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 18:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

Another highly influential band, Slayer, formed in 1981. Although the band is a thrash metal act, Slayer's music is more violent than thrash metal contemporaries Metallica, Megadeth or Exodus.[31] Slayer is regarded as one of the most sinister thrash metal bands from the early 1980s[32] and are considered the ancestors of and directly responsible for the rise of death metal.[33][34] Their breakneck speed and instrumental prowess combined with lyrics about death, violence, war and Satanism won Slayer a rabid cult following.[35] According to Allmusic, their third album, Reign in Blood, inspired the entire death metal genre[36] and had a big impact on the genre leaders: Death, Obituary and Morbid Angel.[31]

Tuomas, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 18:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

thank you tuomas

and what, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 18:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

thank you n/a I aim to please

Euler, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 18:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

German Music Charts July 11, 2008

1 1 "All Summer Long" Kid Rock
2 2 "Helden 2008" Revolverheld
3 3 "Feel The Rush" Shaggy / Trix & Flix
4 5 "Seven Nation Army" White Stripes, The
5 4 "So Soll Es Bleiben" Ich + Ich
6 9 "Better In Time" Lewis, Leona
7 8 "Take A Bow" Rihanna
8 7 "Mercy" Duffy
9 6 "Bringt Ihn Heim" Pocher, Oliver
10 10 "Love Is You" Godoj, Thomas
11 - "We Made It" Rhymes, Busta Feat.linkin Park
12 11 "Fieber" Stuermer, Christina
13 13 "4 Minutes" Madonna
14 12 "Summer Love" Medlock, Mark
15 19 "No Air" Sparks, Jordin
16 36 "Can You Hear Me" Enrique Iglesias
17 15 "Wenn Nicht Jetzt Wann Dann" Hoehner
18 18 "Valerie" Ronson, Mark Feat. Winehouse
19 14 "Strike The Match" Monrose
20 20 "I'm Yours" Mraz, Jason

One White Stripes song. No Slayer. Indie it is.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 18:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

Metal is an album genre.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 18:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

I listening to the "L.E.S. Artistes" remixes and they're this weird mixture of badass and unfulfilling. It's probably not a good thing that my favorite track on the EP is the instrumental of the original track, right?

HI DERE, Wednesday, 13 August 2008 21:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

I like her record. "Creator" and maybe "Unstoppable" are the only songs that resemble MIA though. She's much more new-wave than whatever MIA is.

Inertia_90, Friday, 15 August 2008 02:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

there's more pre-dancehall reggae in the mix, too

The Reverend, Friday, 15 August 2008 02:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

Ah. Well, apart from Bob Marley, I'm not familiar with reggae, so I wouldn't know.

Inertia_90, Friday, 15 August 2008 02:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

I think I need to clean out my ears or maybe I have another record cause I hear very little MIA in her Santogold. Hmmmmm

stevienixed, Saturday, 16 August 2008 14:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

lol she is opening act on coldplay tour

and what, Saturday, 16 August 2008 14:49 (5 years ago) Permalink

well theyve used some of the same producers and have similar fan bases and aesthetics - their vocals dont really sound alike tho

ice crӕm, Saturday, 16 August 2008 14:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

I really wanted to hate her and was really resistant based on some notion that she was an M.I.A. clone and I needed to stay loyal or something. But not only is Creator the only track that is vaguely M.I.A.ish, but it is also not really up there with the best stuff on the album. L.E.S.artistes is like the Police, but with a spacier, bassier feel.

I know, right?, Wednesday, 10 September 2008 19:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

Dig that yelp, too.

I know, right?, Wednesday, 10 September 2008 19:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

I was sure Lights Out being in the beer commercials would wear it out for me eventually, but it's only making me like it more when I hear it every 20 minutes.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 10 September 2008 19:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

She has music in three separate commercials now!

lol (HI DERE), Wednesday, 10 September 2008 20:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

I never complain about this type of shit, but I am v. sick of her Moby tactic.

The Referee (The Reverend), Wednesday, 10 September 2008 20:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

lights out is incredibly good

Patrick Leahy (deej), Wednesday, 10 September 2008 22:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Top Ranking is pretty choice, huh.

i am the small cat (HI DERE), Thursday, 2 October 2008 18:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yeah it's good stuff.

Alex in SF, Thursday, 2 October 2008 19:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

"Get It Up" is fucking awesome. I want to listen to this one song on repeat forever.

Ca-hoot na na na oh oh (HI DERE), Monday, 8 December 2008 17:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

i'm late to this one, but i'm enjoying "Lights Out" best - interesting vocal choice there. Yes she sounds like Gwen Stef and MIA, but it's much more informed by early 80s New York than anything else which is never a bad thing. Do prefer the punky stuff better.

the next grozart, Wednesday, 17 December 2008 14:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

I am v. sick of her Moby tactic.

which would be?

akm, Sunday, 21 December 2008 16:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

how come no one stands up for "I'm a lady" on this thread?

akm, Sunday, 21 December 2008 16:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'm sympathetic to Pareles' gripe, but he doesn't seem to realize it's just that, a gripe.

Unlike non-professional music fans who might immerse themselves in a song or album they love, music licensers want a track that's attractive but not too distracting -- just a tease, not a revelation.

So are Beatles songs "a tease, not a revelation?" Cuz I've heard them in plenty of ads. Lots of canonical songs from previous decades wind up in ads, why should we assume that songs from today in ads can't hold a similar stand-alone weight? And while I'm happy to say Moby's Play is some background pleasant-at-best, it won Pazz'n'Jop that year, so a bunch of people must have thought it was revelation.

It's almost enough to make someone miss those former villains of philistinism, the recording companies. Labels had an interest in music that would hold listeners on its own terms; selling it was their meal ticket. Labels, and to some extent radio stations and music television, also had a stake in nurturing stars who would keep fans returning to find out what happened next, allowing their catalogs to be perennially rediscovered.

I wonder if Pareles, in his long-ass career, has ever bitched about record labels ignoring idiosyncratic artists and spending their money promoting faceless schmaltz factories that sound more pleasing on the radio.

Now there's an incentive for a song to have only 30 seconds of good stuff. It's already happening: Chris Brown's hit "Forever" is wrapped around a jingle for chewing gum.

While the incentive was for Chris to incorporate a jingle, if you didn't know the Doublemint tag, you wouldn't know which part of the song was "the good stuff." It's not a good example of a song that's only good for 30 seconds, like say, "Who Let The Dogs Out?"

Put on a song with no commercial attachments. Turn it up. Close your eyes. And listen.

And if you don't watch ads, you won't know which songs have them.

da croupier, Sunday, 4 January 2009 14:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

Actually, since he called them "former villains of philistinism," maybe he's suggesting that advertisers are going to bring about a stream of bands worse than Toto.

da croupier, Sunday, 4 January 2009 14:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

O noes, we've lost another critic. And Toto had a buch of awesome singles dammit.

Dimension 5ive, Sunday, 4 January 2009 15:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

Now we'll have to settle for bands that are only as good as Toto...for 30 seconds! For the rest of the song they'll just kinda stand around wondering what to do.

da croupier, Sunday, 4 January 2009 15:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

But how soon will it be before musicians, perhaps unconsciously, start conceiving songs as potential television spots, or energy jolts during video games, or ringtones?

da croupier, Sunday, 4 January 2009 15:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

Also, Pareles should be old enough to realize that anybody who says "I break the rules!" in a chorus probably isn't much of an "insurgent, quirky rule-breaker" at heart.

da croupier, Sunday, 4 January 2009 15:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

I loved the Santogold album until I realized that. Actually it might have been the song where she told Barack Obama to fuck himself first, but yeah, real punks don't wear black so ostentatiously, or vomit gold either.

Dimension 5ive, Sunday, 4 January 2009 15:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

this seems otm though, and would explain so much popular modern music:

"That creates pressure, subtle but genuine, for music to recede: to embrace the element of vacancy that makes a good soundtrack so unobtrusive, to edit a lyric to be less specific or private, to leave blanks for the image or message the music now serves. "

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Sunday, 4 January 2009 16:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

avant-rockers Battles are heard accompanying an Australian vodka ad.

The question is: What happens to the music itself when the way to build a career shifts from recording songs that ordinary listeners want to buy to making music that marketers can use?

Yeah I'm pretty sure that their ability to sell vodka in australia is really going to figure in to what battles does in the future. Even if there is a single example of the downstream effect he is describing (where music "recedes") good luck actually finding it.

It's almost enough to make someone miss those former villains of philistinism, the recording companies. Labels had an interest in music that would hold listeners on its own terms; selling it was their meal ticket. Labels, and to some extent radio stations and music television, also had a stake in nurturing stars who would keep fans returning to find out what happened next, allowing their catalogs to be perennially rediscovered.

This is just gauzy memory-filter nonsense.

the ref (ed hochuli ha ha) (call all destroyer), Sunday, 4 January 2009 17:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

Actually it might have been the song where she told Barack Obama to fuck himself first

hang on which one is this? i have literally paid no attn to santogold's lyrics other than 'l.e.s. artistes' and the line "brooklyn we go hard" - she doesn't enunciate at all - it's amazing that i like her songs as much as i do without a lyrical entry point. the 'l.e.s. artistes' lyrics are really great, though.

lex pretend, Sunday, 4 January 2009 18:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

this seems otm though, and would explain so much popular modern music:

"That creates pressure, subtle but genuine, for music to recede: to embrace the element of vacancy that makes a good soundtrack so unobtrusive, to edit a lyric to be less specific or private, to leave blanks for the image or message the music now serves. "

yeah, in the future music will be nothing but generalities and repetitive, obvious hooks! OMG POP HOW WILL I RECOGNIZE YOU?

da croupier, Sunday, 4 January 2009 18:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

in the sense that artists are prob now thinking of what advertisers will like in the same way they once thought of what radio playlisters would like.

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Sunday, 4 January 2009 18:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

Labels, and to some extent radio stations and music television, also had a stake in nurturing stars who would keep fans returning to find out what happened next, allowing their catalogs to be perennially rediscovered.

This is especially LOL, as in the '80s the bitch would be that labels were nurturing stars instead of supporting artists. Now no one's going to mind the factory! They'll just take your jingle and leave you to your own devices! Gasp!

da croupier, Sunday, 4 January 2009 18:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

in the sense that artists are prob now thinking of what advertisers will like in the same way they once thought of what radio playlisters would like.

which is the latest fashions, obvious hooks and unchallenging lyrical sentiments in both cases.

da croupier, Sunday, 4 January 2009 18:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

xpost to Lex: Maybe I (willfully) misinterpreted the chorus "We think you're a joke / Shove your hope where it don't shine" but it seemed pretty pointed to me.

Dimension 5ive, Sunday, 4 January 2009 18:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

hmm i've just looked at the lyrics to 'shove it' for the first time and the entire song makes literally not a jot of sense - obama doesn't own the word "hope", and nothing else in the song suggests that she's referring to him, or to anything much. she's never expressed any political views as such, has she? i suspect she's a bit of a div so i've never paid attention to what she says too much.

lex pretend, Sunday, 4 January 2009 18:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

Brooklyn we go hard
We on the look for the advantage, we work hard
And if we seem to rough it up a bit
We broke but we rich at heart
Pull ourselves up now we won't choke
It's our time, put the lights on us

War tactics they make me sick
reel your heart in run away with it
Smile in your face, undermine your back
got guns for the strength they lack
So if you know another way
you can't look the other way
if you know another way,
tell them so right to their face

We think you're a joke
Shove your hope where it don't shine (4x)

I pay for what's called
eccentricity and my will to evolve
I hear them all say
that I got heart
but not everything that it takes

Taint my mind but not my soul
Tell you I got fire
I wont sell it for no payroll
Let 'em hold me down
I know if I know another way
I can't look the other way
I know another way
I'll tell them so right to their face

We think you're a joke
Shove your hope where it don't shine (4x)

^likes black girls (HI DERE), Sunday, 4 January 2009 18:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

This reads like a generic "fight the system" song; the only link to Obama is the word "hope".

^likes black girls (HI DERE), Sunday, 4 January 2009 18:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

if anything the nameless "they" of the song seems to be the same "they" of 'l.e.s. artistes' and half the album, ie the people santogold would have encountered as an a&r in the entertainment industry around her every day.

lex pretend, Sunday, 4 January 2009 18:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

I thought "a&r" was "they"

da croupier, Sunday, 4 January 2009 19:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

love the album but her borough repping is on some level shit

❤¯\㋡/¯❤ (ice cr?m), Sunday, 4 January 2009 19:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

yeah but didn't "hope" didn't signify "obama" this year? that's only my take, after all.

might have liked it anyway if it wasn't for all the other stuff i didn't like.

Dimension 5ive, Sunday, 4 January 2009 20:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

Album came out in late April. No idea when it was actually completed though, but not hard to believe the reference had little to do with Obama.

This interview from February indicates she was an Obama supporter btw.

http://blog.rhapsody.com/2008/02/super-tuesday-s.html

Alex in SF, Sunday, 4 January 2009 21:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

yeah okay doesn't matter though

Dimension 5ive, Sunday, 4 January 2009 21:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

that line struck me as weird this year too & i couldnt parse it but im willing to believe it was just a coincidence

choom gangsta (deej), Sunday, 4 January 2009 21:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

she's been writing songs her whole adult life - id caution against the idea that this song was written in reaction to or even around the rise of obama

jordan s (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 4 January 2009 21:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

what does that line about 'her whole adult life' have to do with it jordan? i'm older, i've been listening to music my whole adult and child life, she decided to get tough using the year's main signifier and it happened to clang harshly off my ears. it's actually WORSE if she is just singing another song about her poor artistic struggles, does she not have any other topics?

enough. my points are like this: 1. that's how i heard it so that's how i hear it; 2. my not-liking of that song is PART of why i don't like the album; 3. i might be wrong about this BUT WHO CARES. certainly not her, she's from brooklyn, SHE GOES HARD.

also it kind of pissed me off when she said that anyone who thinks she's r&b is just racist and lumping her in with r&b because she's black. what, is she a music critic too? ew, gross.

Dimension 5ive, Sunday, 4 January 2009 22:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

o_0

what U cry 4 (jim), Sunday, 4 January 2009 22:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

relax man - just like you're throwing out the possibility that it's a song about obama im throwing out the possibility that she wrote the song before obama/hope was really a thing

jordan s (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 4 January 2009 22:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

jordan i just wanted to understand your point. i guess now i do. but don't worry, i'm really really relaxed right now. thanks for the advice though!

Dimension 5ive, Sunday, 4 January 2009 22:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

thank you for not transcribing spank rock's verse on shove it

aggy new year (surfboard dudes get wiped out, totally), Sunday, 4 January 2009 22:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

also it kind of pissed me off when she said that anyone who thinks she's r&b is just racist and lumping her in with r&b because she's black. what, is she a music critic too? ew, gross.

lol

^likes black girls (HI DERE), Monday, 5 January 2009 19:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

whos said shes R&B? but to be fair, you could see how someone might hear some of the beat-driven tracks on the album and make the link.

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Monday, 5 January 2009 19:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

http://www.mediafire.com/?3zzumkz2joj

santogold + project pat 2gether at last

and what, Tuesday, 13 January 2009 20:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

lolololololol good job, Amazon

^likes black girls (HI DERE), Tuesday, 13 January 2009 21:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

Did you find what you were looking for? Yes No

Calling All Creeps! (contenderizer), Tuesday, 13 January 2009 21:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

"Mark Ronson In Studio" is still fucking hilarious btw.

Barack You Like A Husseincane (HI DERE), Thursday, 22 January 2009 19:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

lawsuit from Santo Gold (jeweler) -> she's now called santigold -> http://www.myspace.com/SANTiGOLD

StanM, Thursday, 12 February 2009 16:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

baaderonixx, Thursday, 12 February 2009 16:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

should've gone with Santos L. Halper

who's been dubbed Fanta Pants because of his bright orange shorts (some dude), Thursday, 12 February 2009 16:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

santis partyhouse

ice cr?m, Thursday, 12 February 2009 16:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

I just recently saw the video for Creator, the one song I really like. It's one of the worst videos I've ever seen

In general I think the MIA comparisons are apt not only sonically, but because she has the same half-assedness about her vocals and her persona -- actually much more half-assed than MIA on the latter.

You just got HAPPENED (Hurting 2), Thursday, 12 February 2009 16:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

also they both live in clinton hill and think its bed stuy

ice cr?m, Thursday, 12 February 2009 16:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

OH DAMN

You just got HAPPENED (Hurting 2), Thursday, 12 February 2009 16:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

pre-brooklyn go hard i dug that shove it joint when i heard it last year on a mixtape after sensual seduction but clicking that vid up top is killin me - folks really argued she wasnt jackin MIA?? how many people could you play that for sight unseen & tell them its the new MIA joint and theyd be like, oh it doesnt sound like her? or ask em who it is & see who comes up

and what, Thursday, 12 February 2009 16:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

i still think shes cuet inna diamond from crime mob kinda way

and what, Thursday, 12 February 2009 16:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

Lyrics of that song are also annoying - "I'm creative! I break the rules!" also "I run the streets" - wtf does that even mean when she says it?

You just got HAPPENED (Hurting 2), Thursday, 12 February 2009 16:49 (5 years ago) Permalink

i enjoy her music but yah

ice cr?m, Thursday, 12 February 2009 16:49 (5 years ago) Permalink

i dunno i do kinda see her & mia as good role models for young girls who maybe 10 yrs ago woulda gravitated towards i dunno tori amos or some such garbage

and what, Thursday, 12 February 2009 16:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

hah dont let the lex see that

The User Formerly Known As Pfunkboy Latterly Known as.. (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 12 February 2009 16:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

Lyrics of that song are also annoying - "I'm creative! I break the rules!" also "I run the streets" - wtf does that even mean when she says it?

― You just got HAPPENED (Hurting 2), Thursday, February 12, 2009 4:49 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

hahaha ya. i enjoy like 60% of what i've heard but that song is kinda wtf

s1ocki, Thursday, 12 February 2009 16:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

whos the herb on the decks wearing the "baltimore int'l" shirt

eman, Thursday, 12 February 2009 16:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

if a year or two from now diplo is collaborating w/another woman of color on some poppy/dancey/rappy shit will that be sort of weird

ice cr?m, Thursday, 12 February 2009 16:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

Actually I was told is was "the real Santogold"... http://www.santogold.com

factcheckr, Thursday, 12 February 2009 19:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

6 months pass...

Whiney G. Weingarten, Thursday, 20 August 2009 21:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

First time I've ever heard that. I knew Santi had worked on some of Ashlee's songs, and kept meaning to go back and check into it. I LIKES.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 20 August 2009 22:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

6 months pass...

Had this since around the year it came out. I really didn't get it. Thought it was half cooked pop rock/MIA wannabe bull. However, listening to it on the way to work and realized it sounded great as a whole. I mean it's influences is worn on its sleeve still, but at least I "get" it now. Plus I tend to forget that MIA is a half cooked Neneh Cherry so it all evens out.

lilsoulbrother, Friday, 5 March 2010 14:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

this music is just fucking terrible terrible shit, don't even put neneh's name near this thread

nautical nooba (rionat), Friday, 5 March 2010 14:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

um...wow. It's not that deep or crucial.

lilsoulbrother, Friday, 5 March 2010 15:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

And plus, it's hard not to bring up Neneh since she is one of the obvious precursor of these two women.

lilsoulbrother, Friday, 5 March 2010 16:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

This album has some awesome songs on it. Any news on an LP2?

Davek (davek_00), Saturday, 8 May 2010 20:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

11 months pass...

New song with Karen O! http://www.lagasta.com/santigold-%E2%80%9Cgo%E2%80%9D-feat-karen-o/

(could a mod change this thread title from "Santogold" to "Santigold" plz?)

That's why they call me (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 14 April 2011 20:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

NO NEVAH

fat fat fat fat Usher (DJP), Thursday, 14 April 2011 20:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

btw this song is badass

fat fat fat fat Usher (DJP), Friday, 15 April 2011 13:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

Hey @_M_I_A_ Have you lost a b-side somewhere? I think Santogold and Karen O might know somethin about it...
MrTayloreyes 2 days ago

The Sunspots In Your Eyes Are Actually Cataracts, Mr. Rudich (AWALL), Monday, 18 April 2011 02:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

Still happy she's making new stuff tho

The Sunspots In Your Eyes Are Actually Cataracts, Mr. Rudich (AWALL), Monday, 18 April 2011 02:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

i really like this song

lex pretend, Monday, 18 April 2011 07:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

sorta like bow wow wow produced by timbaland

40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Monday, 18 April 2011 09:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

karen's parts of this are way better than santi's

banjee trillness (The Reverend), Tuesday, 19 April 2011 03:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

Agree with others. This song is great and it has that "Oh wow of course these two should do a song together" thing to it. I was worried Santigold was going to be an indie one album wonder.

lilsoulbrother, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 03:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

Hey @_M_I_A_ Have you lost a b-side somewhere? I think Santogold and Karen O might know somethin about it...
MrTayloreyes 2 days ago
― The Sunspots In Your Eyes Are Actually Cataracts, Mr. Rudich (AWALL), Monday, 18 April 2011 02:20 (Yesterday)

daavid, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 03:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

pulled this album out and not sure why i bought it, "creator" slays but the rest = zzzzz city

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 04:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

rong

Alpaca Lips (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 05:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

whoops you don't like "lights out"

bros -izing bros (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 05:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

ilxor revives like this are him putting a bag of flaming dog crap on ilx's collective porch, except we always fail to realize that the house won't burn down if we don't put it out

dirty deathdrone boys (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 05:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

lights out is gold

just sayin, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 06:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

The new Beastie Boys collab is mighty fine imo.

StanM, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 07:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah alright "lights out" is pretty alright, the rest of the album is like m.i.a. playing uninteresting pop-punk/ska tunes tho

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 07:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

ilxor revives like this are him putting a bag of flaming dog crap on ilx's collective porch

pretty sure the Santogold thread is not ilx's collective porch, unless we're ignoring the 500 people who worship new order in favor of the 10 who like santigold???

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 07:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

6 months pass...

Can we change this title to Santigold yet?

New track!

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 16:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

she has to be totally baiting the m.i.a. thing at this point, right?

tyga mother (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 17:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

song is kinda hot tho

tyga mother (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 17:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

okay yay Santi, I am super interested in you again

Bam! Orgasm explosion in your facehole. (DJP), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 17:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

There's also this song she guest on by Amadou & Mariam:

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 17:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

*guests

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 17:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

that percussion is like receiving an unrefusable order to break yo fuckin neck

love amadou & mariam so much! "taxi bamako" was my morning hangover music for like three years

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 17:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, everyone seemed to know about Amadou & Mariam besides me, so thanks to Santi for giving me an "in". Definitely have listened to them on Spotify in the past couple weeks.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 17:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Disparate Youth

Johnny Fever, Monday, 20 February 2012 19:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

^not bad.

daavid, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 05:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

damn good.

caulk the wagon and float it, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

There's a stream of the new album here http://disconaivete.com/post/21321079127

It sounds a lot more understated than I was expecting. Disparate Youth is the best thing on here by a mile.

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 14:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can't get that stream to work for whatever reason

an independent online phenomenon (DJP), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 14:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, most of the tracks aren't even playable.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 14:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Maybe it only works for people in the UK? I only found as someone put a link up on the Popjustice forum.

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 14:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Listening to it now and, while understated, it's fantastic the whole way through. "The Keeper" borrows a little of its contruction/melody from "Little Red Corvette" in a great way.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 22 April 2012 16:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

"Disparate Youth" is one of my singles of the year.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 22 April 2012 17:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

It's one of mine too, cannot believe it only reached number 96 in the charts here. The whole album is really good but that song just blows the rest away.

Kitchen Person, Sunday, 22 April 2012 19:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

I know it's not that uncommon but a performer who invites audience members up on stage with her is always going to make me like them that little bit more.

Really like this album - disparate youth (obv) but The Riot's Gone is also pretty outstanding - but absolutely love her live show. The dancers are amazing!

Upt0eleven, Friday, 27 April 2012 11:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

"Disparate Youth" is one of my singles of the year.

― Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, April 22, 2012 10:25 AM (2 weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

^^^^^

madame boo berry (donna rouge), Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

"The Keepers" is almost as good. The rest -- meh.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

look at these hoes

The Reverend, Thursday, 10 May 2012 22:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

i like the slow elegiac ones on this. "disparate youth", "the riot's gone", "god from the machine", "the keepers".

"freak like me" and "look at these hoes" are embarrassing shit that santi should leave to, idk, az banks or someone.

everything else is kinda ok.

funny reading the obama debate over the "shove your hope where it don't shine" line upthread b/c i really can't help but hear it like that now!

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Friday, 11 May 2012 16:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

Strange how little attention this album is getting. I'm also underwhelmed. It's OK. But I half thought she had the ability to do something new and surprising. My favorite thing she's been involved in is still the Diplo / Santogold Top Ranking Dub mixtape album. So much fun.

paulhw, Saturday, 12 May 2012 02:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

lex i totally heard that line that way when i first heard it

madame boo berry (donna rouge), Saturday, 12 May 2012 02:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

(and still do, ahem)

madame boo berry (donna rouge), Saturday, 12 May 2012 02:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah this is kinda boring, I really like the single, but overall she's much better at doing glossy reggae and dub-inflected pop-rock than she is at doing crazy electro or fake dancehall or whatever Diplo or Switch or whoever are throwing at her. And there's not really enough of the former.

Homosexual Satan Wasp (Matt DC), Saturday, 12 May 2012 10:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

but there's not v much crazy electro or fake dancehall here, and the bits there are are the weakest bits. santigold isn't actually good at "fun" music, her most distinctive forte is how jaded and weary and grumpy she sounds. the best songs are fairly straightforward pop-rock ballads with the occasional interesting sonic/rhythmic detailing.

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Saturday, 12 May 2012 10:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

i mean at her best she sounds like she wants to withdraw into herself and for the rest of the bullshit world to fuck off, and anything else is a compromise she has to navigate - and what she REALLY does well is making that sentiment sound anthemic and resonant

i mean did anyone actually pay attention to the words of "l.e.s. artistes", her calling card?

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Saturday, 12 May 2012 10:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

and "disparate youth", this album's calling card?

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Saturday, 12 May 2012 10:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

I never bother to listen to indie lyrics unless they're obviously brilliant or terrible, otherwise they're just cool sounds to go with the music - case in point being the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. I think agree with Lex on the best tracks and it's probably no coincidence that at least one of them sounds like a YYYs ballad.

Shame about this album really because I kinda wanted her to grow as an artist but this still feels like the serial collaborator's album it is. Like she'd mixing and matching from 30 years worth of art school artifice without working out which bits she's best at (answer - post-punk and pop-rock).

Homosexual Satan Wasp (Matt DC), Saturday, 12 May 2012 11:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

New single is great. Not sure about the video though, but the song sounds like a cross between "Little Red Corvette", "Running Up That Hill", and "Stand Back".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpn8xNW-sfs&feature=player_embedded#!

LeRooLeRoo, Wednesday, 4 July 2012 04:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

Sorry, I'll try one last time...

LeRooLeRoo, Wednesday, 4 July 2012 04:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

ooh good choice for a single

I see you, Pineapple Teef (DJP), Wednesday, 4 July 2012 04:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

btw I love this whole album

I see you, Pineapple Teef (DJP), Wednesday, 4 July 2012 04:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

I like it, but not excitedly like I did the first album. "The Keepers" is my favorite song here, so I'm glad it was chosen as a single.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 4 July 2012 05:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

I love the whole album too.

LeRooLeRoo, Wednesday, 4 July 2012 13:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

This and "Disparate Youth" are the best.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 4 July 2012 13:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah I really like the whole album too, surprised it's had such a lukewarm reaction. Agree that The Keepers is one of the highlights. I also really love This Isn't Our Parade and The Riot's Gone.

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 4 July 2012 13:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

when this album is good it is so, so great - she conveys jaded yearning so well

lex pretend, Wednesday, 5 September 2012 08:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

santigold isn't actually good at "fun" music

I disagree with this a lot, unsurprisingly

Gandalf’s Gobble Melt (DJP), Thursday, 1 November 2012 14:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

6 months pass...

man "The Keepers" sounds so good after several months' distance

A deeper shade of lol (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 18 May 2013 17:34 (11 months ago) Permalink


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