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damn good.

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

one 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 (four 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 (four years ago) Permalink

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

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

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

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

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

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

look at these hoes

The Reverend, Thursday, 10 May 2012 22:25 (four years 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 (four years 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 (four years 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 (four years ago) Permalink

(and still do, ahem)

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

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

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

one 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 (four years ago) Permalink

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

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

This is a great single!

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 4 November 2015 22:19 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

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

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

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

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


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