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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 (eight 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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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

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

two weeks pass...

deeply offended by jodorowsky-ripoff video for "creator"

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

i like this album

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

she's good

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

So Missing Persons.

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

EXACTLY
Enjoyable tho'.

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

Missing Persons OTM.

Fun record, meh on repeat.

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

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

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

okay the first few seconds of "Starstruck" are great

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

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

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

You say Gwen Stefani, I say Cyndi Lauper.

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

This album is amazing in the sunshine.

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

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

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

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

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

she must be a big blondie/pretenders fan.

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

ooh good choice for a single

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

btw I love this whole album

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

I love the whole album too.

LeRooLeRoo, Wednesday, 4 July 2012 13:22 (four years ago) Permalink

This and "Disparate Youth" are the best.

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

two 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 (three years ago) Permalink

one 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 (three years ago) Permalink

six 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 (three years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

New single and album!

http://pitchfork.com/news/61940-santigold-announces-new-album-99-shares-cant-get-enough-of-myself/

daavid, Wednesday, 4 November 2015 22:03 (nine months ago) Permalink

This is a great single!

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 4 November 2015 22:19 (nine months ago) Permalink

did you guys know Res' "Golden Boys" was written about Mos Def? ~gossip~

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 4 November 2015 22:19 (nine months ago) Permalink

Love the single, it's so much fun. Looking forward to the album. Does it have a release date?

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 4 November 2015 23:27 (nine months ago) Permalink

Can maybe a mod change the thread title to: "Santogold/Santigold" ? I feel like it would help with searching.

daavid, Thursday, 5 November 2015 03:55 (nine months ago) Permalink

This is a great single!

Was just coming here to say the opposite. Ehh.

Very cool album cover, tho.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 5 November 2015 05:04 (nine months ago) Permalink

Like, if Gwen Stefani had released this song, I think it was surprisingly good. But for Santi to do it, I find it a letdown.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 5 November 2015 05:06 (nine months ago) Permalink

Single's OK but nowhere near as good as "Disparate Youth".

daavid, Thursday, 5 November 2015 05:38 (nine months ago) Permalink

Single's OK but nowhere near as good as "Disparate Youth".

― daavid, Thursday, November 5, 2015 5:38 AM (12 hours ago)

Yes but that's unfair, that's like her best single of all time.

I like it because backing track sounds very inspired by William Onyeabor. What's not to like?

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 5 November 2015 18:15 (nine months ago) Permalink

"Disparate Youth" and "The Keepers" are two of the best singles of the last five years imo

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 5 November 2015 18:34 (nine months ago) Permalink

Yeah, I'd agree with that. Such a shame that neither of those songs were hits. The second album was really underrated.

Kitchen Person, Thursday, 5 November 2015 20:26 (nine months ago) Permalink

It had that wide, instant appeal that great pop songs have. Almost everytime it gets played on one of my bars people ask what song it is.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 5 November 2015 22:16 (nine months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

I just listened to "Banshee" and my first reaction was "huh, this is garbage" ;_;

its subtle brume (DJP), Friday, 12 February 2016 18:08 (six months ago) Permalink

Loved the first single, not feeling the subsequent two singles.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 12 February 2016 21:50 (six months ago) Permalink

There seems to be absolutely no hype for this album at all. I didn't even know there had been two other singles.

Kitchen Person, Friday, 12 February 2016 22:48 (six months ago) Permalink

I had no idea she had a new album coming. I just remember that one summer in the 00's when she was playing in like everyone bar I went to.

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 12 February 2016 23:10 (six months ago) Permalink

The album is now streaming on NPR. I am two songs into it. It's remarkably terrible.

its subtle brume (DJP), Thursday, 18 February 2016 19:29 (six months ago) Permalink

The first two songs make "Banshee" seem tolerable, btw

its subtle brume (DJP), Thursday, 18 February 2016 19:31 (six months ago) Permalink

That's a shame. The cover art is wonderful

art baengels (monotony), Thursday, 18 February 2016 20:30 (six months ago) Permalink

Half of this album is really great and half of it is kind of forgettable. Banshee has grown on me a lot since I first heard it a couple of weeks ago. Kind of reminds me of something on Ze Records.

Love that she's brought some of the new wave influences back from her first album on Rendezvous Girl and Who I Thought You Were. Apart from those two songs, the second half is kind of a drag. There's one that sounds like a really bad Siouxsie & The Banshees impression.

Kitchen Person, Friday, 19 February 2016 18:05 (six months ago) Permalink

Chasing Shadows is so good. Her version of Need Ur Love by Charli XCX.

Kitchen Person, Friday, 19 February 2016 18:05 (six months ago) Permalink

When I heard Chasing Shadows I thought it was the same sample as hard knock life

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 19 February 2016 23:11 (six months ago) Permalink

iLoveMakonnen collaborations sound so patronizing and are bad

Toof Seteltha (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 19 February 2016 23:16 (six months ago) Permalink

This is kind of fun:

https://cantgetenoughofmyself.webcam/

Mods should change thread name to Santogold / Santigold

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 1 March 2016 07:20 (five months ago) Permalink


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