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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 (3 years ago) Permalink

so sad that adorn is only 2:19 long

flagp∞st (dayo), Sunday, 4 March 2012 18:21 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

some dude, Sunday, 4 March 2012 18:25 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

what a good post that was

flagp∞st (dayo), Sunday, 4 March 2012 18:47 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

"that i do" is incredible

Whiney vs. (BradNelson), Sunday, 4 March 2012 21:01 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

the production doesn't grab you?

flagp∞st (dayo), Sunday, 4 March 2012 23:22 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

*shrug*

J0rdan S., Sunday, 4 March 2012 23:25 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

you just gotta vibe to adorn, dude

flagp∞st (dayo), Monday, 5 March 2012 00:20 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

I need to check out this ep. Thanks

curmudgeon, Monday, 5 March 2012 15:30 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

bnw, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 04:32 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

ban dayo

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 7 March 2012 05:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

"adorn" is so killing me atm

meticulously showcased in a stunning fart presentation (contenderizer), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 05:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

lex pretend, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 10:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

"Adorn" makes me think of Prince fwiw

D-40, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 11:16 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

nbd, just a cross between marvin gaye & prince

john-claude van donne (schlump), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 12:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

vol 2, tomorrow

if you feeling frogbs, leap (The Reverend), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 00:12 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

^____^

if you feeling frogbs, leap (The Reverend), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 00:41 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

"Broads" is a tad wacky

Number None, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 09:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

Evan R, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 14:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

god damn "arch n point"

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 28 March 2012 14:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

whups sorry rev; sometimes i see the "end" at the end and get you two confused.

“audience participation” otherwise known as “touching” (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 6 May 2015 19:49 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

I don't think it's about the twinkle in his eye, quite the opposite actually bc he doesn't treat being a sexual object as a joke or corny but actually performs it v seriously, and with a suggestion that he's into it. It's not actually far from how female pop stars routinely perform sexuality - the bare flesh is pretty crucial - and to see a straight man playing what's usually designated as a female role is p great

lex pretend, Wednesday, 6 May 2015 20:11 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, there is knowingness, but the one thing he does not do is play it with a wink or treat it as a joke. That's the kind of presentation that straight dudes seem to need (ironic distance?) in order to partake. It's less uncomfortable I guess for them to read it as "funny"?

The Hauntology of Celebrity (Branwell with an N), Wednesday, 6 May 2015 20:28 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

I don't mean a twinkle in the eye to mean a kind of smirking detachment, I just mean a certain... something. It's not incompatible with sincerity at all.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 6 May 2015 20:37 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

I don't know how one can be a sincere or insincere sex object tbh.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 6 May 2015 20:45 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

You can participate in your own objectification; I dunno what sincerity has to do with it.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 6 May 2015 20:45 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Wild Heart is out June 30th.

http://www.rap-up.com/2015/05/06/miguel-announces-wildheart-release-date/

That is too far away.

Kitchen Person, Thursday, 7 May 2015 02:56 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

i need a Miguel coffee mug in my life so bad right now

all my hatians if u play they make u (gr8080), Thursday, 7 May 2015 13:19 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

an approximation of what i'm looking for, someone help me out here:


all my hatians if u play they make u (gr8080), Thursday, 7 May 2015 13:33 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

*nods*

, Thursday, 7 May 2015 13:47 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

I know this is some rapgenius shit but I figured out that they are choosing a star to say good bye to because they are gonna stay up til they see the sun rise under bright peach skies *a thousand blushing smiley emojis*

, Thursday, 7 May 2015 13:59 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

The more I think about it them ore the 'fucking in the morning' version makes me angry

, Thursday, 7 May 2015 14:09 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

i need a Miguel coffee mug in my life so bad right now

if only i knew how to make a coffee mug...

“audience participation” otherwise known as “touching” (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 7 May 2015 14:36 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

I need a Miguel in my life now.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 7 May 2015 14:44 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

they put it on Spotify with dirty, clean and Wale/non-Wale versions, thankfully

some dude, Thursday, 7 May 2015 15:27 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

there's a dirty non-Wale version?

, Thursday, 7 May 2015 15:51 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

not that i know of, sorry if my post was poorly phrased

some dude, Thursday, 7 May 2015 16:29 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

not that you should have any desire for more "fucking in the morning" versions tho

some dude, Thursday, 7 May 2015 16:30 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

coffee in the morning is much better imo

dyl, Thursday, 7 May 2015 17:07 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

first coffee, followed by fucking imo

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 7 May 2015 17:10 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

before any of those things though brush your goddamn teeth

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 7 May 2015 17:10 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

sweet dreams turns into brushing in the morning

insufficiently familiar with xgau's work to comment intelligently (BradNelson), Thursday, 7 May 2015 17:37 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

^kidzbop version

all my hatians if u play they make u (gr8080), Thursday, 7 May 2015 20:54 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

mouthwash turns into flossing
flossing turns into waterpik
waterpik turns into saline rinse
saline rinse turns
into brushing in the morning

“audience participation” otherwise known as “touching” (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 7 May 2015 20:57 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Miguel was a surprise guest at the Prince gig in Baltimore:

from NY Times review

Miguel, who sang a modified version of the Staple Singers’ “When Will We Be Paid,” a song often interpreted as a call for reparations.

curmudgeon, Monday, 11 May 2015 16:14 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

i've seen prince perform that before!

maura, Monday, 11 May 2015 16:31 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

uh hi

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 15 May 2015 15:42 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

O_O

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 15 May 2015 17:48 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

in the hot 100 this week

J0rdan S., Friday, 15 May 2015 17:58 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

and the song?

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 15 May 2015 19:27 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

lol

dyl, Friday, 15 May 2015 23:39 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

miguel please stop watching porn with your cat

https://twitter.com/Miguel/status/599294532270817282

katherine, Saturday, 16 May 2015 02:13 (1 week ago) Permalink

I... can't... even...

The Hauntology of Celebrity (Branwell with an N), Saturday, 16 May 2015 07:21 (1 week ago) Permalink

i fkn died when that showed up on my instagram feed this morning

bae sremmurd (monotony), Saturday, 16 May 2015 13:45 (1 week ago) Permalink

also "word play turns into gun play gun play turns into pillow talk etc etc etc" has been in my head almost all week

bae sremmurd (monotony), Saturday, 16 May 2015 13:45 (1 week ago) Permalink

sort of feel like the first verse is just...peak miguel

lex pretend, Monday, 18 May 2015 14:21 (1 week ago) Permalink

Need that mug gr8080!

MikoMcha, Monday, 18 May 2015 14:39 (1 week ago) Permalink

i'm saying!!

all my hatians if u play they make u (gr8080), Monday, 18 May 2015 17:30 (1 week ago) Permalink

miguel is stealing album titles from dawn now?

List of people who are ready for woe and how we know this (seandalai), Monday, 18 May 2015 20:59 (1 week ago) Permalink

excellent optical illusion

nxd, Monday, 18 May 2015 22:18 (1 week ago) Permalink

nice to hear that "nwa" is on the album

some dude, Tuesday, 19 May 2015 10:58 (1 week ago) Permalink


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