SHANELL _ NOBODY'S BITCH _ ALBUM OF THE YEAR

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earring to nose ring attachment of the... decade

salute me or crut me (J0rdan S.), Monday, 17 December 2012 20:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

Going on the cover alone, I agree.

Tim F, Monday, 17 December 2012 20:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

this is no time for jokes gentlemen, my 15 minute album review integrity is on the line here

r|t|c, Monday, 17 December 2012 20:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

we all must ask ourselves if we're willing to care about another young money artist

salute me or crut me (J0rdan S.), Monday, 17 December 2012 20:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

YOU'RE A HO TO THEM EITHER WAY
SO PLAY THE GAME THAT THEY PLAY

lex pretend, Monday, 17 December 2012 20:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh my god "on the one" echoing and billowing out across an abandoned dancefloor

lex pretend, Monday, 17 December 2012 21:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

Jane Child in the body of LaToya Jackson.

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 17 December 2012 21:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

my rapping vagina puppet is going to drop an album on December 1st next year and totally rearrange lex's year-end list

― these markers love soda (some dude), Monday, December 3, 2012 12:04 PM (2 weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

some dude, Monday, 17 December 2012 21:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

backup plan is a black barbie (not nicki minaj, an actual black barbie doll) programmed to say CLITORIS CLITORIS CLITORIS over and over

some dude, Monday, 17 December 2012 21:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

lmao xp

flopson, Monday, 17 December 2012 21:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

Ugh, I was hoping to bury memories of Shanell somewhere in the trash bin with my download of Dedication 3. I've seen her live three times with Wayne and the Young Money entourage, and she's always the low light of the show. Like, worse than T-Streetz.

Evan R, Monday, 17 December 2012 21:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

"So Good" was imo the only Young Money song of 2012 that should have been a hit and wasn't

some dude, Monday, 17 December 2012 21:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

there's an interlude on this where she's in the middle of like a thinkpiece on ostracism with badu 'window seat' on in the background

still tho keep up the stand-up routine and/or useless shilling guys, good job

r|t|c, Monday, 17 December 2012 21:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

I want to like this, b/c there really is a need for strong women in R&B right now, but I just can't buy into the logic that any and all attitude is good attitude. I don't get why anybody would want to listen to this woman declare war on hoes and brag about how clean her candy is and crush Mountain Dew cans on her forehead for 50 minutes

Evan R, Monday, 17 December 2012 21:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

she doesnt do that

stop wasting everyones fucking time and listen to the thing

r|t|c, Monday, 17 December 2012 21:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

having given this a proper run i might,might, downgrade to... third? best of the year just cos it understandably runs out of zip a little in the final furlong ('you' is dope though)

before that however is all A+++ awesome extraordinary and warrants every hyperbole fuiud

r|t|c, Monday, 17 December 2012 21:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

lex have you heard "Chow My Box" by Diamond Escalade? i think you'd like it

― U.S. State Department, Office of Rare Psych (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, December 3, 2012 4:43 PM (2 weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Andrew WKRP (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 17 December 2012 21:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

i will say that the world needs more fki r&b beats

salute me or crut me (J0rdan S.), Monday, 17 December 2012 21:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

you are all so fucking boring

lex pretend, Monday, 17 December 2012 21:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

this sounds really great, we're just having some fun

salute me or crut me (J0rdan S.), Monday, 17 December 2012 21:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

this def shares qualities w/ dawn but is more appealing to me stylistically

salute me or crut me (J0rdan S.), Monday, 17 December 2012 21:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

I don't get why anybody would want to listen to this woman declare war on hoes and brag about how clean her candy is

stop wasting everyones fucking time and listen to the thing

I have listened to the album, and she actually does these things. Like, the last song is literally a chant about slapping hoes. The mixtape ends with her comparing a rival's pussy to a hallway in which a hotdog can be thrown. Those are her parting words.

Evan R, Monday, 17 December 2012 21:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

if we can't make fun of an album w/ skits called "nobody's bitch speaks" and "nobody's bitch speaks again" then i don't want to post on ilm anymore

salute me or crut me (J0rdan S.), Monday, 17 December 2012 21:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

this def shares qualities w/ dawn but is more appealing to me stylistically

The mock-Dawn songs here are terrible though. They're so shrill and dubsteppy. They fall into all the traps that Dawn skillfully avoids

Evan R, Monday, 17 December 2012 21:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

fki def out here on his 08 vintage terius shit

salute me or crut me (J0rdan S.), Monday, 17 December 2012 21:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

even w/ this acoustic thing

salute me or crut me (J0rdan S.), Monday, 17 December 2012 21:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

i can't get this image out of my head of lex's funeral... he lays in his casket as a mourner solemnly presses play on a loop of shanell singing "fuck me daddy / suck me good"

salute me or crut me (J0rdan S.), Monday, 17 December 2012 21:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

if we can't make fun of an album w/ skits called "nobody's bitch speaks" and "nobody's bitch speaks again" then i don't want to post on ilm anymore

dying

tpp, Monday, 17 December 2012 21:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

The mixtape ends with her comparing a rival's pussy to a hallway in which a hotdog can be thrown.

ok, so she's on ilx?

have a sandwich or ice cream sandwich (Jordan), Monday, 17 December 2012 21:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

board desciption xp

tpp, Monday, 17 December 2012 21:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

it's pretty old and incredibly boring to see female-fronted music which dares to have explicit sexual attitude get reduced to this ludicrous stereotype again, while so much shit made by slow sad dudes gets the full chin-stroking treatment. go away, all of you

lex pretend, Monday, 17 December 2012 21:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

i can't get this image out of my head of lex's funeral... he lays in his casket as a mourner solemnly presses play on a loop of shanell singing "fuck me daddy / suck me good"

― salute me or crut me (J0rdan S.), Monday, December 17, 2012 4:48 PM (4 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

loooool

flopson, Monday, 17 December 2012 21:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

people be getting disinvited to lex's funeral ITT

I want to hear this to confirm but it already has a provisional spot in my top five for the year.

Tim F, Monday, 17 December 2012 21:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

seriously, some of the shit these people have repped for, i don't know how they have the nerve

lex pretend, Monday, 17 December 2012 21:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

still tho keep up the stand-up routine and/or useless shilling guys, good job

― r|t|c, Monday, December 17, 2012 4:29 PM (23 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

you can't pull a Big & Rich in 2012 and not get the goofball parade, c'mon you know this

some dude, Monday, 17 December 2012 21:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

'on the one' is so good

tpp, Monday, 17 December 2012 21:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

"just for the night" goes straight into the pantheon of Other Woman songs

lex pretend, Monday, 17 December 2012 21:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

seriously, some of the shit these people have repped for, i don't know how they have the nerve

― lex pretend, Monday, December 17, 2012 4:54 PM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark

<3<3<3

salute me or crut me (J0rdan S.), Monday, 17 December 2012 21:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

you can't pull a Big & Rich in 2012 and not get the goofball parade, c'mon you know this

― some dude, Monday, 17 December 2012 21:55 (6 minutes ago) Bookmark

peanut gallery is a peanut gallery, what are you so proud of

r|t|c, Monday, 17 December 2012 22:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

seriously, some of the shit these people have repped for, i don't know how they have the nerve

― lex pretend, Monday, December 17, 2012 3:54 PM (9 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

trying to figure out if this is #shotsfired at blue oyster cult or not :/

Andrew WKRP (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 17 December 2012 22:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

"Last Time" is great

"Pay Me"... is not

Jesus, the Total Douchebag (DJP), Monday, 17 December 2012 22:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

AS SHANELL HERSELF SAYS HERE, "people have a hard time processing it when it's not packaged for the consumption of male entertainment, so they don't know quite what to do with it or how to place it or what to say, because surely a woman couldn't be intelligent enough to be making a point?"

lex pretend, Monday, 17 December 2012 22:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

lex were you on ILM when peaches was out? did you like her?

Andrew WKRP (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 17 December 2012 22:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

I have listened to the album, and she actually does these things. Like, the last song is literally a chant about slapping hoes. The mixtape ends with her comparing a rival's pussy to a hallway in which a hotdog can be thrown. Those are her parting words.

― Evan R, Monday, 17 December 2012 21:42 (20 minutes ago) Bookmark

and this is the only thing she does is it? nothing else

even if it was SO WHAT lex otm ffs

r|t|c, Monday, 17 December 2012 22:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

no, and yes, but not really any more, but electroclash was formative club music for me and i'm happy with that

xp

lex pretend, Monday, 17 December 2012 22:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

she was probably more influential than ppl give her credit for in the long run

Andrew WKRP (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 17 December 2012 22:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

"Last Time" is great

"Pay Me"... is not

― Jesus, the Total Douchebag (DJP), Monday, 17 December 2012 22:05 (1 minute ago) Bookmark

what a bizarre pair of songs to pick out

r|t|c, Monday, 17 December 2012 22:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah a mixtape "bonus track" being a non-standout prob doesn't mean very much

salute me or crut me (J0rdan S.), Monday, 17 December 2012 22:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

even beyond the ~attitude~ (which is AMAZING and has been so lacking of late, except it hasn't cuz it turns out everyone just ran to the comfort blanket of sad dudes this year) there's so much going on vocally and production-wise...she revels in her versatility here

lex pretend, Monday, 17 December 2012 22:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

alfred u have to leave sorry ;_;

Andrew WKRP (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 17 December 2012 22:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

love "Last Time"

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 17 December 2012 22:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

earring to nose ring attachment of the... decade

― salute me or crut me (J0rdan S.), Monday, December 17, 2012 3:52 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

def 1st response HOF btw

johnny crunch, Monday, 17 December 2012 22:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

OK. Re "Just For the Night," which I just heard again:

The Herbie Hancock-esque programming/scratching in the intro = fabulous. I didn't hear enough tension between her wan chorus and the rest of the song though, esp when the bridge teased me into thinking a banger was coming.

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 00:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

i see, so it fails on the terms you arbitrarily invented for it

r|t|c, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 00:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm not aware of other terms.

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 00:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

an unhappy story told from two sides of lonely lies and love by proxy, appropriately set in a churning trudging strobing clubland that is a deliberately false impression of a good time and which approximates but never achieves fleeting release just the same way as its inhabitants do. alternatively its routine placidity as sad weary happiness that's just enough

but either way your exultant chorus, banger, tension would be in aid of what in the song?

r|t|c, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 01:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

I've got the brains, you've got the looks.

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 01:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

would you like to give me a proper answer now or would dorothy perkins like to keep pretending she's dorothy parker?

r|t|c, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 01:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

All those things in aid of a song I'm not hearing but you do.

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 01:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

you don't hear... the lyrics?

r|t|c, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 01:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

i mean if you have an alternative reading that you feel the performance or production inadequately dramatises i'd love to hear it

perhaps not if it's going to take 40 posts painstakingly extracting it from you though

r|t|c, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 01:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

The lyrics are sharp! I love the doctor bits. I was trying not to rely on lyrics though.

I mean, I hear what you're saying about exultant-verses/flat-chorus, willing herself to have a good time. I'm just not transported, although I'll listen to it again.

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 01:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

I did hear a bit of Dawn Richards' cyber-erotic devastation in "Last Time" but she's bawdier, and that's a plus.

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 01:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

dawn hasnt really crossed my mind at all with this, i guess when prompted i can see where the mentions come from on the face of it but shanell's viscerality completely takes dawn out the picture for me

r|t|c, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 01:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

kalenna though would certainly be viable

r|t|c, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 02:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

thread of the century, album is top 5 just for it

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 02:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

the possibilities become endless

mookieproof, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 02:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

well this is great

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 03:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

this is great for sure. need to have time to really dedicate to listening to it, though. so my proper thoughts will come in a day and a half.

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 05:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

This album can't possibly live up to this thread

Raymond Cummings, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 05:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

This album can't possibly live up to this thread

that's what i thought!

and it didn't! though they complement each other nicely

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 05:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

what is good about this thread, or do you enjoy reading people trying to be "funny" with lamentable results

lex pretend, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 08:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

my fault for putting aoty in there :/

that'll teach me to be enthusiastic

r|t|c, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 11:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

c'mon rtc, it's not as if you haven't cut down many the enthusiast in your time.

Heterocyclic ring ring (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 11:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

i prune for a brighter tomorrow not salt the earth out of boorish spite

r|t|c, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 11:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

Lol but also otm

Tim F, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 11:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

Skimmed a bit of the album on soundcloud; this does have a certain appeal. Will investigate further tonight

Raymond Cummings, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 11:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

i prune for a brighter tomorrow not salt the earth out of boorish spite

Heterocyclic ring ring (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 12:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

have we discussed the female empowerment angle yet?

k3vin k., Tuesday, 18 December 2012 15:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

what is good about this thread, or do you enjoy reading people trying to be "funny" with lamentable results

Instead of critiquing this album, anybody who is not a fan should just post an animated gif of a woman angrily swinging an axe any time it is mentioned.

Evan R, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 15:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

rtc telling alfred to leave the thread inspired real lols, lex

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 18:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

The cover got me in, reminds me of possibly 10 things that I'm probably recollecting wrongly.

And yeah the tone can be aggressive seeming but then more quiet and the wistful piano touches in so mopey too. From a listen there are more mooods once you go further in.

The 'speaks...' stuff in it is great. Gives the record a shape.

xyzzzz__, Friday, 21 December 2012 11:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

this thread is hilarious and raises the question: is the message board format doomed to always eventually become an ouroboros

slam dunk, Friday, 21 December 2012 13:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

i liked something
-one person

we already 'did' liking something
-other person

slam dunk, Friday, 21 December 2012 13:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

idk what the best track from this would be to introduce people to shanell? "fuck me daddy" is obv stunning but might be a bit too extra...think it might be between "on the one" and "360" with "turn up on him" as sleeper choice

lex pretend, Friday, 21 December 2012 19:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

ya i would say "on the one" or the one w/ busta

salute me or crut me (J0rdan S.), Friday, 21 December 2012 19:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

On the One. Like a summation of a few moods and emotional registers in one place.

xyzzzz__, Friday, 21 December 2012 21:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

omg lol

amazing

r|t|c, Friday, 21 December 2012 21:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

pretty good album imo

乒乓, Thursday, 27 December 2012 14:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

"touch" me daddy and just for tonight have videos. the first one...the scissor legs scene. the little dog. the BANANAS.

also, her terrifying nails in both

lex pretend, Wednesday, 9 January 2013 18:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

obviously i am still MASSIVELY ON this mixtape, in terms of songs i'm especially on "360" and the way it basically sounds like an r&b jerk song then the beat goes into nola bounce

lex pretend, Wednesday, 9 January 2013 18:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

http://soundcloud.com/cloopmusic/shanell-catch-me-at-the-light

^^INCREDIBLE new song

http://soundcloud.com/cloopmusic/shanell-dedicated

^^sweet new song

http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/22370/shanell-midnight-mimosas.html

^^new mixtape that i can't listen to yet (honestly i work in an office for like 5 days per year and it DOES MY HEAD IN not being able to LIVE like a NORMAL PERSON) but it's called midnight mimosas which, you know, she got me right there

lex pretend, Friday, 7 June 2013 14:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

happy for her but being reminded of this nadir of a thread darkens my bloodclaat mood tbh

r|t|c, Friday, 7 June 2013 15:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

it's neither you nor me nor her who should be embarrassed about it

lex pretend, Friday, 7 June 2013 15:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

The new mixtape is solid straight through and legit stunning in places. "Show Me," "Boy Stop Playin'," "Dedicated" and "So Good" are early highlights for me

Evan R, Friday, 7 June 2013 15:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

Not sure if this is supposed to be "another side of Shanell" or a complete retcon of Nobody's Bitch, but the reinvention is really working for her. This is the best she's ever sounded.

Evan R, Friday, 7 June 2013 15:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

haha just watched 'my button' again... hands down one of the best songs of the decade imo

r|t|c, Friday, 7 June 2013 15:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

have we discussed the female empowerment angle yet?

― k3vin k., Tuesday, December 18, 2012 10:07 AM (5 months ago) Bookmark

J0rdan S., Monday, 10 June 2013 22:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

Not sure if this is supposed to be "another side of Shanell" or a complete retcon of Nobody's Bitch, but the reinvention is really working for her. This is the best she's ever sounded.

a reinvention that reuses multiple songs off nobody's bitch?

anyway this is pretty good, nothing's touching "catch me at the light" so far apart from maybe "boy stop playin" and it certainly doesn't have the whoa factor of nobody's bitch but i'm liking the sumptuousness and feeling. "catch me at the light" is sooooooo fantastic though, sorta likea response to terius' "fast car" type tracks

lex pretend, Tuesday, 11 June 2013 21:36 (1 year ago) Permalink


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