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because this dude has outgrown the R&B thread

bron paul (k3vin k.), Sunday, 4 March 2012 07:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

new ep is fantastic. 'adorn' and 'gravity' are immediately brilliant but 'that i do' has also really grown on me. i only really remember loving 'sure thing' and 'all i want is you' from the album last year but this has made me wanna relisten.

bass, Sunday, 4 March 2012 11:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've come to the opinion that "Quickie" is the best single from the debut

marissa explains it all (The Reverend), Sunday, 4 March 2012 12:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i love the new EP, this after "all i want is you" and "sure thing" were basically my favorite r&b songs of the past 2 years. he's making a case for replacing jeremih as my facvorite male r&b singer

bron paul (k3vin k.), Sunday, 4 March 2012 17:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

how big is this dude now I have no sense of scale for pop music anymore

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, 4 March 2012 17:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

genuinely like what I've heard of his

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, 4 March 2012 17:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Adorn" is the best song I've heard this year. Thanks Rev!

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 4 March 2012 17:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

how big is this dude now I have no sense of scale for pop music anymore

― puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, March 4, 2012 12:46 PM (29 minutes ago) Bookmark

"sure thing" was the #1 song on u.s. urban radio last year and his song w/ wale brings his total of big r&b hits to 4, but he hasn't crossed over to pop audiences at all, even to the moderate extent of trey songz or whoever

some dude, Sunday, 4 March 2012 18:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

so sad that adorn is only 2:19 long

flagp∞st (dayo), Sunday, 4 March 2012 18:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

i guess he's in that weird robin thicke zone of 'non-black r&b singer whose fanbase is predominantly black'

some dude, Sunday, 4 March 2012 18:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Miguel Jontel Pimentel was born in Los Angeles.[1][2] He is one of two sons born to a Mexican father and an African American mother.[2]

flagp∞st (dayo), Sunday, 4 March 2012 18:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh word, i thought he was just full on hoos is mexican

some dude, Sunday, 4 March 2012 18:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

so sad that adorn is only 2:19 long

― flagp∞st (dayo), Sunday, March 4, 2012 10:21 AM (22 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this is prob the best part about it!

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, 4 March 2012 18:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

like it ends and I'm all "what a good song that was"

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, 4 March 2012 18:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

what a good post that was

flagp∞st (dayo), Sunday, 4 March 2012 18:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

I grew up w/ indian parents who only listened to indian music but since I grew up in new orleans they also listened to a lot of aaron neville and only nevilee (????) and I think there is something nevilleish abt this that I really appreciate

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, 4 March 2012 18:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

didn't mean to spell him wrong the second time

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, 4 March 2012 18:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

"that i do" is incredible

Whiney vs. (BradNelson), Sunday, 4 March 2012 21:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

"gravity" is my favourite on the EP i think

"adorn" hasn't clicked with me yet, i think with these reedy-voiced guys like miguel and jeremih, i find myself either falling head over heels with songs where some alchemy makes them sound perfect ("sure thing", "birthday sex", "imma star") or i'm left a bit cold.

lex pretend, Sunday, 4 March 2012 23:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

the production doesn't grab you?

flagp∞st (dayo), Sunday, 4 March 2012 23:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

i don't think anything on the EP touches "adorn" but that's the single of the year so far, so no biggie

J0rdan S., Sunday, 4 March 2012 23:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's nice? it might sneak up on me in time.

it's not the single of the year, it's not even the r&b single of the year lol

lex pretend, Sunday, 4 March 2012 23:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

*shrug*

J0rdan S., Sunday, 4 March 2012 23:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

yah "adorn" is my favorite song this year too i think. out of the 20 i've heard at least

bron paul (k3vin k.), Sunday, 4 March 2012 23:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

i don't think anything on the EP touches "adorn" but that's the single of the year so far, so no biggie

― J0rdan S., Sunday, March 4, 2012 6:24 PM (25 minutes ago) Bookmark

haven't heard it yet but aren't there only like 2 other songs on the EP? 'best of three' is kind of...anyway "Adorn" is nice but i have absolutely no idea how it's in any way different from or better than anything off the first album.

some dude, Sunday, 4 March 2012 23:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm not saying that it is! just that it's the best song i've heard this year

J0rdan S., Sunday, 4 March 2012 23:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

"gravity" is really good too

al you don't see how "adorn" is stylistically different than like, "sure thing"?

bron paul (k3vin k.), Monday, 5 March 2012 00:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

you just gotta vibe to adorn, dude

flagp∞st (dayo), Monday, 5 March 2012 00:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

i vibe to it, but i also vibe to his whole album.

at this point he's only got a fairly small number of songs out that are all good to great and none too similar to each other. so "adorn" is unique but of a piece of that body of work just as "sure thing" is. its brevity is the only thing i see as any kind of departure.

some dude, Monday, 5 March 2012 01:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

I need to check out this ep. Thanks

curmudgeon, Monday, 5 March 2012 15:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

So I found this 2005 12-inch in a dollar bin a year and a half ago, and I bought it on the off chance it was the same Miguel. Turns out it was. The song is very much a product of its time.

Evan R, Monday, 5 March 2012 15:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

just went on Spotify to see if they had the new EP, they don't, but they do have a single he apparently released in 2011 called "Strawberry Amazing," which i had never heard anything about before, pretty good, very lo-fi Prince

something i noticed on the Art Dealer Chic liner notes -- Miguel self-produced the whole thing (except for one co-production from Fisticuffs, who did "Quickie" and "Girls Like You"). afaik Miguel didn't really do any of the production on the first album, so it looks like he's really stepping up and getting more involved in that side of things.

some dude, Monday, 5 March 2012 15:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Strawberry Amazing" was on his 2008's Mischief, too, and he co-produced that entire mixtape with Fisticuffs. That mixtape was super lo-fi; it sounds like he recorded it with a Casio and a boombox, but you can definitely hear a lot of echoes of the new EP in it.

Evan R, Monday, 5 March 2012 16:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

i don't really feel like the Jive album sanded off the edges of that aesthetic much at all, give or take a few of the more established producers' contributions

some dude, Monday, 5 March 2012 16:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I agree. When I first heard the Jive album, I was actually surprised by how low-budget it sounded at times, especially the Fisticuffs productions. Because it came out so quietly at the time (this was before "Sure Thing" had any legs) I was wondering if Jive had cut corners and were just trying to bury the album. It definitely took a few listens for some of the more muffled production to make sense.

Evan R, Monday, 5 March 2012 16:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

I kind of think of that hazy, reverbed vibe as the album's distinguishing characteristic. Gives it a very warm, intimate feel. Although a lot of that is down to Miguel himself, too.

marissa explains it all (The Reverend), Monday, 5 March 2012 17:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

like Strawberry Amazing but always hear a little Lenny Kravitz :/

bnw, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 04:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

i don't think anything on the EP touches "adorn" but that's the single of the year so far, so no biggie

― J0rdan S., Sunday, March 4, 2012 6:24 PM (2 days ago) Bookmark

'adorn' is great but the single of the year so far is obv 'climax'

flagp∞st (dayo), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 14:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Climax" hasn't really hit me yet. I'm an "Adorn" partisan.

marissa explains it all (The Reverend), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 00:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

'adorn' is great but the single of the year so far is obv 'climax'

wanna say "dayo otm", but i guess i got something to listen to when i get home

meticulously showcased in a stunning fart presentation (contenderizer), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 00:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

My ex is friends w his little brother lol. Apparently he sings too tho not professionally afaik

I like miguel. Sure thing was never my thing but he has a great voice and feels like a genuine original

D-40, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 01:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think EZsnappin nailed it on tumblr where he said "Adorn" sounds like early-80s Marvin. The greater trick though, is that he achieves that vibe without any air of tribute or homage.

marissa explains it all (The Reverend), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 05:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

ban dayo

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 7 March 2012 05:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

"adorn" is so killing me atm

meticulously showcased in a stunning fart presentation (contenderizer), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 05:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

i agree with dayo that "climax" is better than "adorn"

lex pretend, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 10:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Adorn" makes me think of Prince fwiw

D-40, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 11:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

it makes me think of Prince less than 80% of his material but he definitely wrote it in part because he couldn't write another song called "Adore"

some dude, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 11:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

nbd, just a cross between marvin gaye & prince

john-claude van donne (schlump), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 12:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

vol 2, tomorrow

if you feeling frogbs, leap (The Reverend), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 00:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

my neighbors always know when I come home because I bump adorn 4 times

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 00:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

, Thursday, 9 October 2014 17:50 (3 months ago) Permalink

Praying he doesn't turn me into a liar.

Greer, Thursday, 9 October 2014 18:00 (3 months ago) Permalink

omgggg

dyl, Thursday, 9 October 2014 18:14 (3 months ago) Permalink

that sounds great

the other song about butts in the top 5 (forksclovetofu), Friday, 10 October 2014 00:41 (3 months ago) Permalink

aieeeee

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 10 October 2014 02:22 (3 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

vmajestic, Friday, 21 November 2014 23:38 (2 months ago) Permalink

who are those dudes with miggy

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 22 November 2014 04:04 (2 months ago) Permalink

jai paul and his brother (who cares)

J0rdan S., Saturday, 22 November 2014 04:06 (2 months ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

good evening, bishes

https://soundcloud.com/Miguel

Dej & the Fommly Loaf (The Reverend), Friday, 19 December 2014 08:36 (1 month ago) Permalink

omg

dyl, Friday, 19 December 2014 08:38 (1 month ago) Permalink

I feel like I've already heard "Coffee"?

Dej & the Fommly Loaf (The Reverend), Friday, 19 December 2014 08:47 (1 month ago) Permalink

he previewed like 5 seconds of it thru some social media thing earlier this yr

dyl, Friday, 19 December 2014 09:00 (1 month ago) Permalink

red alert

http://instagram.com/p/t8DL6SC172/?modal=true

― snrub goin up on a tuesday (J0rdan S.), Thursday, October 9, 2014 10:38 AM (2 months ago)

dyl, Friday, 19 December 2014 09:01 (1 month ago) Permalink

anyway my browser is being shitty and crashing on soundcloud constantly but this all sounds pretty good

dyl, Friday, 19 December 2014 09:02 (1 month ago) Permalink

yo peep those gorgeous spanish background vocals on "NWA"!

Dej & the Fommly Loaf (The Reverend), Friday, 19 December 2014 09:03 (1 month ago) Permalink

omg "nwa" is gorgeous

why does "coffee" end like that i was having a nice time

lex pretend, Friday, 19 December 2014 09:56 (1 month ago) Permalink

saying nothing about the music but that EP art is o_O

RAP GAME SHANI DAVIS (Raymond Cummings), Friday, 19 December 2014 12:56 (1 month ago) Permalink

why does "coffee" end like that i was having a nice time

― lex pretend, Friday, December 19, 2014 4:56 AM (3 hours ago) Bookmark

haha same

my guess is that they're gonna try and play that one as the single. we'll prob hear the full version at some point later.

J0rdan S., Friday, 19 December 2014 13:00 (1 month ago) Permalink

why does "coffee" end like that i was having a nice time

― lex pretend,

Miggy listening to "I Want You (She's So Heavy)"

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 19 December 2014 13:10 (1 month ago) Permalink

these are great songs. is this a "surprise ep release"? if this is a trend -- e.g., burial, beyonce, d'angelo, maybe miguel (?) -- i'm all for it.

Daniel, Esq 2, Friday, 19 December 2014 13:13 (1 month ago) Permalink

the guitar sound effects on "NWA" sound like he's been listening to Tom Ze.

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 19 December 2014 13:18 (1 month ago) Permalink

"surprise" albums are def a thing right now but generally singles or little EPs like this don't have much advance promotion. I don't think there was a lot of Art Dealer Chic hype before the first one dropped. Big Sean dropping 4 songs at once a while back ended up being a good launching pad for his current single, so this does seem to be a format people might switch to instead of full mixtapes or dropping a single by itself.

christmas with the canks (some dude), Friday, 19 December 2014 13:20 (1 month ago) Permalink

yeah it's sort of an agreeable meeting point... you still get the opportunity to crowdsource a single out of ~3-4 songs w/o having to put out a full album's worth of material and dealing with all that encompasses

J0rdan S., Friday, 19 December 2014 13:21 (1 month ago) Permalink

:D :D :D :D :D

maura, Friday, 19 December 2014 13:36 (1 month ago) Permalink

^^

, Friday, 19 December 2014 14:04 (1 month ago) Permalink

i want to wrap myself in the guitar tone on the verses of 'hollywood dreams'

also, wait, did we never talk about his chemical brothers collab in this thread? it's really loud and places his voice in a really excellent new context, and it's one of my favorite songs of the year - i'm hoping he becomes a gallagher-like frequent collaborator for them

maura, Friday, 19 December 2014 14:06 (1 month ago) Permalink

that is the worst opinion

r|t|c, Friday, 19 December 2014 14:52 (1 month ago) Permalink

what?

maura, Friday, 19 December 2014 15:11 (1 month ago) Permalink

I was going to say, I missed something.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 19 December 2014 15:16 (1 month ago) Permalink

That CB track is really nice

, Friday, 19 December 2014 15:22 (1 month ago) Permalink

saying nothing about the music but that EP art is o_O

It's really vile. It looks like a Hinder EP or something

Evan R, Friday, 19 December 2014 15:38 (1 month ago) Permalink

woah that miguel + chemical brothers song is actually pretty great

JB, Friday, 19 December 2014 15:49 (1 month ago) Permalink

It's really vile. It looks like a Hinder EP or something

― Evan R, Friday, December 19, 2014 10:38 AM (47 minutes ago) Bookmark

lol dog

J0rdan S., Friday, 19 December 2014 16:26 (1 month ago) Permalink

gimme a whole ep of miguel songs about coffee

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Friday, 19 December 2014 16:30 (1 month ago) Permalink

we shuddered about the miguel/chem bros track elsewhere iirc

personally i thought it was horrendously awful

lex pretend, Friday, 19 December 2014 16:37 (1 month ago) Permalink

isn't half as good as the worst track on this EP (of which there isn't one)

Adding ease. Adding wonder. Adding (contenderizer), Friday, 19 December 2014 16:41 (1 month ago) Permalink

imo the miguel/chem bros song is fine, chorus is fun

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Friday, 19 December 2014 18:00 (1 month ago) Permalink

i missed it but yeah i really like it. chaotic and allowing him to do his thing in a new environment

maura, Friday, 19 December 2014 18:54 (1 month ago) Permalink

gimme a whole ep of miguel songs about coffee

― emo canon in twee major (BradNelson)

next up is Miguel's "Cream."

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 19 December 2014 18:59 (1 month ago) Permalink

look up in the air

maura, Friday, 19 December 2014 19:04 (1 month ago) Permalink

street art and sarcasm
crass humor and high fashion

, Friday, 19 December 2014 19:51 (1 month ago) Permalink

pick a star in the sky, we could both say goodbye, all night

, Friday, 19 December 2014 19:51 (1 month ago) Permalink

this nwa song is hypnotic and cool. want a whole album like this.

Daniel, Esq 2, Saturday, 20 December 2014 02:57 (1 month ago) Permalink

i start to be all omg his phrasing then i'm omg his voice and then omg hoooks and just omg why is he so rad

i really like that hollywood dream song

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 20 December 2014 05:42 (1 month ago) Permalink

"Coffee" is gorgeous. Can't wait till it's a full song.

MaudAddam (cryptosicko), Saturday, 20 December 2014 07:23 (1 month ago) Permalink

the spanish vocals behind nwa reminds me of some 70s classic rock song (fly like an eagle?)

Daniel, Esq 2, Sunday, 21 December 2014 17:31 (1 month ago) Permalink

Suite Judy Blue Eyes, Carry On or some other CSN(Y) song?

MarkoP, Sunday, 21 December 2014 18:58 (1 month ago) Permalink

"Suite Judy Blue Eyes" would make sense.

Dej & the Fommly Loaf (The Reverend), Sunday, 21 December 2014 19:52 (1 month ago) Permalink

love the pm dawn vibe on coffee.

Heez, Sunday, 21 December 2014 21:08 (1 month ago) Permalink

"Suite Judy Blue Eyes" would make sense.

― Dej & the Fommly Loaf (The Reverend), Sunday, December 21, 2014

yeah, this could be it.

Daniel, Esq 2, Sunday, 21 December 2014 21:13 (1 month ago) Permalink


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