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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 (four years ago) Permalink

so sad that adorn is only 2:19 long

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

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

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

what a good post that was

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

"that i do" is incredible

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

the production doesn't grab you?

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

*shrug*

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

you just gotta vibe to adorn, dude

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

I need to check out this ep. Thanks

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

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

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

ban dayo

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

"adorn" is so killing me atm

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

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

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

"Adorn" makes me think of Prince fwiw

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

nbd, just a cross between marvin gaye & prince

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

two weeks pass...

vol 2, tomorrow

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

^____^

if you feeling frogbs, leap (The Reverend), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 00:41 (four years ago) Permalink

haha i d/led it from miguel's site which requires you to fill out a non-optional "Hopes and Dreams" box to download lololol smh

if you feeling frogbs, leap (The Reverend), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 02:44 (four years ago) Permalink

I think I like "Arch n Point" even more than "Adorn"! This is sooooooooooo good... even on my shitty laptop speakers it just sounds fantastic

Evan R, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 03:31 (four years ago) Permalink

"Broads" is a tad wacky

Number None, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 09:19 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah, it's just terrible. Like, delete-from-iTunes bad.

Evan R, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 14:28 (four years ago) Permalink

god damn "arch n point"

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 28 March 2012 14:45 (four years ago) Permalink

kacey remix is the standout on the ep by a billion miles

tame impala remix is terrible
idk who rac is but that remix is alright but i feel like it's not quite as much of a mood alteration as it could've been
joshua tree version is just an acoustic version
the travis scott remix, ehhhh

cher guevara (lex pretend), Friday, 26 February 2016 11:33 (six months ago) Permalink

Who is this EP actually aimed at? Like, that's just a really weird collection of remixers.

Matt DC, Friday, 26 February 2016 11:37 (six months ago) Permalink

Was almost thinking I would happily hear Kacey covering Wildheart in its entirety, and then I remembered that The Valley and NWA were on it and thought yeah maybe not every song.

Matt DC, Friday, 26 February 2016 11:39 (six months ago) Permalink

i think the EP primarily exists to push "Waves" (particularly the Travis Scott remix) as a radio single and remind people that this commercial DOA project exists, while also expanding the diversity/versatility of Miguel's sound and brand

some dude, Friday, 26 February 2016 12:06 (six months ago) Permalink

OG "Waves" is a minor Derulo-wave masterpiece

Hey (Extended Mix), Saturday, 27 February 2016 00:27 (six months ago) Permalink

agreed

J0rdan S., Saturday, 27 February 2016 01:44 (six months ago) Permalink

i played miguel at work and people enjoyed it

this is to someone's credit but i can't decide who

somewhere btwn Gabriel Garcia Marquez and early Evel Knievel guy (contenderizer), Saturday, 27 February 2016 02:03 (six months ago) Permalink

what is remotely derulo about that song, of all songs

some dude, Saturday, 27 February 2016 02:21 (six months ago) Permalink

it fits right in with "Want to Want Me", "Cheyenne", "I Can't Feel My Face", "Jealous" etc

Hey (Extended Mix), Saturday, 27 February 2016 02:48 (six months ago) Permalink

yeah I heard "Get Ugly" twice today and hile I love Migs and Derulo's last album I hear no similarities.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 27 February 2016 02:58 (six months ago) Permalink

It doesn't sound like "Get Ugly". You're making this more complicated than it is.

Hey (Extended Mix), Saturday, 27 February 2016 03:45 (six months ago) Permalink

"It sounds like these Jason Derulo songs and similar songs by other other artists."

"But it doesn't sound like this other Derulo song that you weren't invoking at all!"

Hey (Extended Mix), Saturday, 27 February 2016 03:46 (six months ago) Permalink

having not expected this ep at all i'm pleased to have this keeper from it, but it's so good that it makes me think a miguel remix project could've been even better - remixing a variety of songs off wildheart instead of just one? or just having kacey musgraves do all of them, imagine her doing "leaves"

cher guevara (lex pretend), Saturday, 27 February 2016 11:47 (six months ago) Permalink

my thoughts exactly

dc, Saturday, 27 February 2016 13:50 (six months ago) Permalink

okay, i spent like three hours just on the sgraffito for this today and it's still off balance but hey, ilx delivers

ulysses, Sunday, 28 February 2016 02:52 (six months ago) Permalink

I need one of those!!!

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Sunday, 28 February 2016 03:31 (six months ago) Permalink

omg want

Roz, Sunday, 28 February 2016 04:20 (six months ago) Permalink

omg forks do u do shipping

cher guevara (lex pretend), Sunday, 28 February 2016 09:17 (six months ago) Permalink

Nice

curmudgeon, Sunday, 28 February 2016 15:00 (six months ago) Permalink

:D

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 28 February 2016 15:36 (six months ago) Permalink

Kacey Musgraves sound more alive on this remix than on her last album.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 28 February 2016 15:39 (six months ago) Permalink

too far

some dude, Sunday, 28 February 2016 15:52 (six months ago) Permalink

this mug tho

Hey (Extended Mix), Monday, 29 February 2016 01:10 (six months ago) Permalink

lol forks

gr8080, Monday, 29 February 2016 20:10 (six months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

back on his kaleidoscope dream shit http://www.thefader.com/2016/06/23/miguel-come-through-and-chill

J0rdan S., Friday, 24 June 2016 15:50 (three months ago) Permalink

"put your sweats on" prob the most appealing request a man could make of me tbh

dc, Friday, 24 June 2016 16:18 (three months ago) Permalink

unless it's "sweatpants."

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 24 June 2016 16:35 (three months ago) Permalink

only if it's sweatpants

dc, Friday, 24 June 2016 17:29 (three months ago) Permalink

i was just listening to "the thrill" this morning, i feel so exuberant whenever i hear it

marcos, Friday, 24 June 2016 17:51 (three months ago) Permalink

that really is one of his very best songs

some dude, Friday, 24 June 2016 17:57 (three months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

looooooooooooooooool

Get Me Bodied (Extended Mix), Monday, 11 July 2016 19:36 (two months ago) Permalink

rad times indeed

Get Me Bodied (Extended Mix), Monday, 11 July 2016 19:37 (two months ago) Permalink

Just to clarify:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Happoldt

I do like that this guy is on a one-name basis with Sublime fans though. His biggest claim to fame is inheriting a Dalmation.

Evan R, Monday, 11 July 2016 20:55 (two months ago) Permalink

Oh damn, that takes the fun out of everything. I'm glad someone took care of Lou Dog tho.

Get Me Bodied (Extended Mix), Monday, 11 July 2016 22:31 (two months ago) Permalink

it's still fun imo

Evan R, Tuesday, 12 July 2016 15:59 (two months ago) Permalink

Miguel was a stunner at Pitchfork: a delight.

Plz stop being so charming, Miguel.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 19 July 2016 20:13 (two months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

"Cadillac" is great. Might be my favorite song of the past couple months.

billstevejim, Thursday, 11 August 2016 08:06 (one month ago) Permalink

Heard part of it in background somewhere, and was thinking it could be Miguel, and its not bad.

http://pitchfork.com/news/67303-listen-to-miguels-new-song-cadillac-from-netflixs-the-get-down-soundtrack/

curmudgeon, Thursday, 11 August 2016 18:25 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Covering "Crazy In Love" on the 50 Shades Darker trailer. "Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh no no", indeed.

http://www.vulture.com/2016/09/watch-the-fifty-shades-darker-trailer.html?mid=facebook_vulture

Roz, Wednesday, 14 September 2016 02:10 (one week ago) Permalink

like being trapped in a sexy sexy tar pit of stupid

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 14:29 (one week ago) Permalink


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