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because this dude has outgrown the R&B thread

bron paul (k3vin k.), Sunday, 4 March 2012 07:06 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 4 March 2012 17:47 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

so sad that adorn is only 2:19 long

flagp∞st (dayo), Sunday, 4 March 2012 18:21 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

some dude, Sunday, 4 March 2012 18:25 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

what a good post that was

flagp∞st (dayo), Sunday, 4 March 2012 18:47 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

"that i do" is incredible

Whiney vs. (BradNelson), Sunday, 4 March 2012 21:01 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

the production doesn't grab you?

flagp∞st (dayo), Sunday, 4 March 2012 23:22 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

*shrug*

J0rdan S., Sunday, 4 March 2012 23:25 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

you just gotta vibe to adorn, dude

flagp∞st (dayo), Monday, 5 March 2012 00:20 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

I need to check out this ep. Thanks

curmudgeon, Monday, 5 March 2012 15:30 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

bnw, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 04:32 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

ban dayo

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 7 March 2012 05:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

"adorn" is so killing me atm

meticulously showcased in a stunning fart presentation (contenderizer), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 05:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

lex pretend, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 10:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

"Adorn" makes me think of Prince fwiw

D-40, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 11:16 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

nbd, just a cross between marvin gaye & prince

john-claude van donne (schlump), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 12:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

vol 2, tomorrow

if you feeling frogbs, leap (The Reverend), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 00:12 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

look up in the air

maura, Friday, 19 December 2014 19:04 (4 months ago) Permalink

street art and sarcasm
crass humor and high fashion

, Friday, 19 December 2014 19:51 (4 months ago) Permalink

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

, Friday, 19 December 2014 19:51 (4 months ago) Permalink

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

Daniel, Esq 2, Saturday, 20 December 2014 02:57 (4 months 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 (4 months ago) Permalink

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

MaudAddam (cryptosicko), Saturday, 20 December 2014 07:23 (4 months 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 (4 months ago) Permalink

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

MarkoP, Sunday, 21 December 2014 18:58 (4 months ago) Permalink

"Suite Judy Blue Eyes" would make sense.

Dej & the Fommly Loaf (The Reverend), Sunday, 21 December 2014 19:52 (4 months ago) Permalink

love the pm dawn vibe on coffee.

Heez, Sunday, 21 December 2014 21:08 (4 months 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 (4 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

i wanna marry him

http://www.thefader.com/2015/02/11/miguel-at-home-with

young pc thug (Merdeyeux), Wednesday, 11 February 2015 21:48 (2 months ago) Permalink

omg me too

dyl, Wednesday, 11 February 2015 22:09 (2 months ago) Permalink

did he just say "rad times indeed"...

i too will marry him but just for the pad and munchie in the divorce. he can keep all the wall art tho, i'm not a monster

r|t|c, Wednesday, 11 February 2015 22:10 (2 months ago) Permalink

Alfred's Gay Marriage to Miguel: Your Thoughts?

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 February 2015 22:11 (2 months ago) Permalink

gah and now i kind of want to start saying rti myself

this is the thing about migs that not enough people seem to get imho, he is excellent precisely because he is so often very nearly terrible

like idk if it was some italian guy popped up on a harley singing about cigarettes and john lennon and leopard print skirts u would all shrivel up and die

loving his new song 'rude' tho

r|t|c, Wednesday, 11 February 2015 22:18 (2 months ago) Permalink

wtf I love guys singing about cigs and Lennon and leopard print skirts

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 February 2015 22:21 (2 months ago) Permalink

however I do not like cats

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 February 2015 22:23 (2 months ago) Permalink

only miggy can dish out "lemme dig that out like a fossil/damn baby that ass is colossal" and still remain sexyasfuck

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 12 February 2015 02:49 (2 months ago) Permalink

and Barry Goldwater

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 12 February 2015 03:45 (2 months ago) Permalink

have never seen an interview/etc. with him, an even more genuinely awesome dude than I expected, would grab a beer with

franklin, Thursday, 12 February 2015 05:57 (2 months ago) Permalink

yah Miguel seems cool too

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 12 February 2015 11:48 (2 months ago) Permalink

lol

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 12 February 2015 17:00 (2 months ago) Permalink

wanna hang with miguel's cat

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 12 February 2015 18:48 (2 months ago) Permalink

gah and now i kind of want to start saying rti myself

this is the thing about migs that not enough people seem to get imho, he is excellent precisely because he is so often very nearly terrible

like idk if it was some italian guy popped up on a harley singing about cigarettes and john lennon and leopard print skirts u would all shrivel up and die

loving his new song 'rude' tho

― r|t|c, Wednesday, February 11, 2015 5:18 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

he's not THAT gaslight anthem but "lana miguel rey" does have a nice ring to it

some dude, Thursday, 12 February 2015 22:41 (2 months ago) Permalink

yo did you know Miguel has a SONOS

Number None, Thursday, 12 February 2015 22:56 (2 months ago) Permalink

Beery Goldwater xposts

franklin, Friday, 13 February 2015 04:54 (2 months ago) Permalink

OMG @ emoji cushions

, Friday, 13 February 2015 13:13 (2 months ago) Permalink

omg his cat seems awesome

bae sremmurd (monotony), Friday, 13 February 2015 14:18 (2 months ago) Permalink

he be like "Tell me that the pussy is mine."

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 13 February 2015 14:30 (2 months ago) Permalink

i am glad someone made that joke :)

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 13 February 2015 21:03 (2 months ago) Permalink

Surprised it took a day

curmudgeon, Saturday, 14 February 2015 17:10 (2 months ago) Permalink

apparently the title of the album is Wild Heart, which is "popped up on a harley singing about cigarettes" as fuck

raccoon tanuki dye dashiki nefertiti edges kinky (some dude), Sunday, 15 February 2015 13:39 (2 months ago) Permalink

haha

aybaybayfan (The Reverend), Sunday, 15 February 2015 21:20 (2 months ago) Permalink

just finding out that that's the name of the album turned me on... damn

flopson, Sunday, 15 February 2015 21:36 (2 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

looks like coffee is the first single? but with wale.....

that cover img is doing something to me :X

dyl, Sunday, 3 May 2015 15:28 (Yesterday) Permalink

:O

, Sunday, 3 May 2015 15:34 (Yesterday) Permalink

Brad I could kiss you

, Sunday, 3 May 2015 16:01 (Yesterday) Permalink

Both excited and somewhat afraid to listen to this...

The New Gay Sadness (cryptosicko), Sunday, 3 May 2015 16:05 (Yesterday) Permalink

this song is perfect. i'm never listening to the wale version

insufficiently familiar with xgau's work to comment intelligently (BradNelson), Sunday, 3 May 2015 16:07 (Yesterday) Permalink

OK, if it weren't for the Wale/"Fucking"-free version, I'd be devastated that he felt the need to ruin the beautiful fragment that was last year's "Coffee." But as it stands, I may now have a new fave Miguel song.

Also, why does it look like he has the Van Halen logo tattooed under his neck in that (otherwise smouldering!) photo?

The New Gay Sadness (cryptosicko), Sunday, 3 May 2015 16:16 (Yesterday) Permalink

i have spent entire commutes with the 'coffee' ep clip on loop tbh

just literally had to pause it now cos the feel was so intense when the bridge finally unraveled itself to me

r|t|c, Sunday, 3 May 2015 16:32 (Yesterday) Permalink

WOMAN

DO YOU KNOW WHAT U GONNA NEED BABY?

oh my god it's still going, this coda, i am dead

r|t|c, Sunday, 3 May 2015 16:36 (Yesterday) Permalink

this that real kaleidoscope dream, tumbling casanova capsule collide of jagged little thrills

peach colour moon glistens the plot thickens we laugh over shotguns and tongue kisses, kool g rap woke up with a boner today

r|t|c, Sunday, 3 May 2015 16:47 (Yesterday) Permalink

apparently the title of the album is Wild Heart, which is "popped up on a harley singing about cigarettes" as fuck

― raccoon tanuki dye dashiki nefertiti edges kinky (some dude), Sunday, 15 February 2015 13:39 Bookmark

primo misinfo dressing here as sexy red rock west rather than going for the snakeskin jacket like he posed to imo

r|t|c, Sunday, 3 May 2015 17:23 (Yesterday) Permalink

if lmr ever claims his fave flicks arent wild at heart and true romance he a goddamn liar

r|t|c, Sunday, 3 May 2015 17:23 (Yesterday) Permalink

love love love

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 3 May 2015 17:30 (Yesterday) Permalink

my god that last minute or so ;_;

rtc otm x1000

Roz, Sunday, 3 May 2015 20:52 (Yesterday) Permalink

Bit nervous to know which version is going to make the album. The version without Wale is just about perfect.

Kitchen Person, Sunday, 3 May 2015 21:17 (Yesterday) Permalink


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