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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

well yeah but that idea is always lurking in his music

le goon (J0rdan S.), Monday, 3 February 2014 20:58 (2 months ago) Permalink

i hear this as a companion piece to "#beautiful" in a few ways

le goon (J0rdan S.), Monday, 3 February 2014 20:59 (2 months ago) Permalink

xxxp

I mean, who doesn't want that kind of companionship? It's a beautifully simple, universal sentiment.

Song would have been a better Kaleidoscope Dream closer than "Candles in the Sun," since the personal scope is way more in keeping with the rest of the album than the babies on crack/save the world goofiness of "Candles"

Evan R, Monday, 3 February 2014 20:59 (2 months ago) Permalink

i hope the rock direction of these latest two freebies are some experimentation though and not a BOLD NEW DIRECTION

le goon (J0rdan S.), Monday, 3 February 2014 21:05 (2 months ago) Permalink

His greatest gift is to change these banalities he barely sketches into privileged moments, in every sense: the audience is almost playing voyeur.

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 3 February 2014 21:06 (2 months ago) Permalink

i hope the rock direction of these latest two freebies are some experimentation though and not a BOLD NEW DIRECTION

― le goon (J0rdan S.), Monday, February 3, 2014 4:05 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i think this and the Adult Swim track are probably coming out between album cycles pointedly because they're inaccessible little things that don't pose a threat of popping off and becoming a radio hit before they've started gearing up the promotional machine. also they sound self-produced, maybe he's doing a lot of stuff on his own before he goes in the studio with outside producers to get something more polished. the guitar was always there, though, there's YouTubes of him playing covers on guitar from a year before the first album. maybe it'll be on the next album heavier, though, i could see it.

scott c-word (some dude), Monday, 3 February 2014 21:19 (2 months ago) Permalink

yeah i mean it's a thin line cf his live shows but i hope he stays more r&b

le goon (J0rdan S.), Monday, 3 February 2014 21:20 (2 months ago) Permalink

"Arch & Point" worked as genre exercise AND song but yeah I wouldn't want a whole album of clones.

a whole album of "Use Me"s however

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 3 February 2014 21:23 (2 months ago) Permalink

His live show is guitar heavy to an album obnoxious degree (it's cool at first but after a while it begins to feel like a Living Colour concert or something). He's got a good thing going on urban radio, though, so I'm sure he's not going to sacrifice that by going full Chili Peppers on his next major release

Evan R, Monday, 3 February 2014 21:23 (2 months ago) Permalink

I like the guitar heavy stuff, so I don;'t really mind.

Greer, Monday, 3 February 2014 21:26 (2 months ago) Permalink

This is def better than that adult swim track.

raggett neds of your summer dress (The Reverend), Tuesday, 4 February 2014 05:09 (2 months ago) Permalink

Heard the first line as "She said, 'I don't want a Midol.'"

Inside Lewellyn Sinclair (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 4 February 2014 13:11 (2 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Miguel and The Jets

vmajestic, Friday, 21 March 2014 17:23 (1 month ago) Permalink

Mi-mi-mi-mi-Miguel and the Jets

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 21 March 2014 17:23 (1 month ago) Permalink

Less annoying than the original. But then again, most things are.

Inside Lewellyn Sinclair (cryptosicko), Friday, 21 March 2014 17:45 (1 month ago) Permalink

The original used to bug me a lot but ultimately became one of my favorite Elton songs. Miggy's version is FIRE.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 21 March 2014 20:42 (1 month ago) Permalink

that synth bass is killer. hope his next album has some stuff with that sound.

The Greta Gerwig In The Sky (some dude), Friday, 21 March 2014 20:51 (1 month ago) Permalink

Pointless, but, man, I get so much pleasure from hearing him sing, partly because he does.

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 21 March 2014 20:53 (1 month ago) Permalink

can't listen right now but I'll have you know I KILLED THE FUCK OUT OF "Benny" at karaoke a month or two back, Kate78 can back me up on this

The Reverend, Friday, 21 March 2014 20:56 (1 month ago) Permalink

did you then proceed to leap over the bar and kick some poor woman in the head?

We hugged with no names exchanged (forksclovetofu), Friday, 21 March 2014 20:57 (1 month ago) Permalink

love it, love it.

based on this and his A+ Zombies cover on 'don't look back', I'd love to hear him do a covers album at some point in the future

and Alfred otm

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 21 March 2014 21:06 (1 month ago) Permalink

removed due to a DMCA complaint!

Number None, Friday, 21 March 2014 23:41 (1 month ago) Permalink

Woah, liked this

Popture, Saturday, 22 March 2014 00:05 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

I finally like this song.

vmajestic, Saturday, 22 March 2014 03:12 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

kinda feel sorry4u if benny wasn't your #1 elton jam to begin with tbh

The Reverend, Saturday, 22 March 2014 05:41 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

right?

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 22 March 2014 06:07 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

Not even Wale could ruin this. But Wale really should stop anyway.

Herbie Handcock (Murgatroid), Saturday, 22 March 2014 06:12 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

Wale is so neutral and faceless that he's usually only a problem if left to his own devices. He ain't fuckin up shit. But Walereally should stop anyway.

The Reverend, Saturday, 22 March 2014 06:52 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

Guest raps on otherwise fairly faithful covers of songs that didn't have a rap to begin with are just generally a bad look, Wale or not

The Greta Gerwig In The Sky (some dude), Saturday, 22 March 2014 14:21 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

yall dont have the benny & the jets live at bowery ballroom bootleg w guest rap by a young kurtis blow?

rhyme heals all goons (m bison), Saturday, 22 March 2014 14:28 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

here is miguel's collab with carlos santana WAIT COME BACK IT'S PRETTY MUCH A MIGUEL SONG WITH A THICKER GUITAR PART

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OZ6CHAkRhI

maura, Wednesday, 16 April 2014 01:20 (5 days ago) Permalink

To date "Arch n Point" is the only guitar joint of his that's worked imo

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 16 April 2014 01:24 (5 days ago) Permalink

ehh its alright, some corny lines

IKEA metaballs (Spottie), Wednesday, 16 April 2014 02:34 (5 days ago) Permalink

Vixen?

tsrobodo, Wednesday, 16 April 2014 09:18 (5 days ago) Permalink

I'd call Do You a guitar joint also

tsrobodo, Wednesday, 16 April 2014 09:19 (5 days ago) Permalink

also Use Me, The Thrill, #Beautiful...

posi riot (some dude), Wednesday, 16 April 2014 13:04 (5 days ago) Permalink

does this mean rob thomas is gonna collab with mariah?

nathey, Wednesday, 16 April 2014 13:10 (5 days ago) Permalink

i wonder if this show will include new stuff http://www.bestbuytheater.com/events/detail/249785

maura, Wednesday, 16 April 2014 13:12 (5 days ago) Permalink

When I saw Miguel live he had a stereotypical bar-band guitarist in his band

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 16 April 2014 14:30 (5 days ago) Permalink

there's a lot of amused posts about his guitarist itt, who looks goofy but adds some great stuff to "Adorn" and some other songs imo

posi riot (some dude), Wednesday, 16 April 2014 14:34 (5 days ago) Permalink

I'm just reminded of how I much better the song "Game of Love" would be if it didn't have Santana on it.

MarkoP, Wednesday, 16 April 2014 14:37 (5 days ago) Permalink

love his guitarist

IKEA metaballs (Spottie), Wednesday, 16 April 2014 14:41 (5 days ago) Permalink

this santana song is a jam

le goon (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 16 April 2014 15:35 (5 days ago) Permalink

give me all the Miggy guitar joints imo

steendriver dysphoria hoos (The Reverend), Wednesday, 16 April 2014 15:36 (5 days ago) Permalink

"Teach Me" FFS!

steendriver dysphoria hoos (The Reverend), Wednesday, 16 April 2014 15:38 (5 days ago) Permalink

^still my favorite song by him. alfred that was a wacky statement

k3vin k., Wednesday, 16 April 2014 15:42 (5 days ago) Permalink

a rev has come around on AIWIY?

k3vin k., Wednesday, 16 April 2014 15:43 (5 days ago) Permalink

ehh, not really but that's def the best deep cut

steendriver dysphoria hoos (The Reverend), Thursday, 17 April 2014 17:45 (4 days ago) Permalink

i'm into the santana joint but why is santana's guitar tone so gross and plasticky.

Merdeyeux, Sunday, 20 April 2014 02:52 (Yesterday) Permalink

I think you mean... smooth

Also yeah Miguel's guitarist is great!

maura, Sunday, 20 April 2014 15:13 (Yesterday) Permalink


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