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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

yeah that riff is Corgan-ish

Evan R, Wednesday, 15 July 2015 14:14 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Emptiness is loneliness
and loneliness is cleanliness
and cleanliness is godliness
and god... turns into coffee in the morning

Matt DC, Wednesday, 15 July 2015 14:24 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

yeah that riff is Corgan-ish

― Evan R, mercredi 15 juillet 2015 16:14 (21 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

and indeed, as said in the article, the drum kit on that song also REALLY sounds like 1979.
he would have been sued his sexy ass !

AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, 15 July 2015 14:37 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

DON'T FUCKING GIVE THAT ASSHOLE ME

The Reverend, Wednesday, 15 July 2015 22:30 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

errrr

The Reverend, Wednesday, 15 July 2015 22:30 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

DON'T FUCKING GIVE THAT ASSHOLE MONEY

The Reverend, Wednesday, 15 July 2015 22:30 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

too angry about Billy getting paid to type correctly

The Reverend, Wednesday, 15 July 2015 22:31 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Emptiness is loneliness
and loneliness is cleanliness
and cleanliness is godliness
and god... turns into coffee in the morning

― Matt DC, Wednesday, July 15, 2015 7:24 AM (10 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

omfg lol

insufficiently familiar with xgau's work to comment intelligently (BradNelson), Thursday, 16 July 2015 00:31 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

LOL

flopson, Thursday, 16 July 2015 01:01 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

uh

Your Ribs are My Ladder, Friday, 17 July 2015 00:39 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

that's genuinely at worst the 3rd or 4th most head-shaking thing he's said or tweeted in the past month

some dude, Friday, 17 July 2015 01:06 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

i would like to see the top two plz.

you are extreme, Patti LuPone. (forksclovetofu), Friday, 17 July 2015 03:12 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Does "thot" just mean, like, "hoe"? Is it pronounced like "thought"?

Your Ribs are My Ladder, Monday, 20 July 2015 10:35 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

A) p much; B) a bit more abruptly

The Reverend, Monday, 20 July 2015 11:07 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

i keep trying but this album still sounds humorous to me

soyrev, Monday, 20 July 2015 11:36 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

that's a good thing!

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 20 July 2015 12:35 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

ohhh :D

soyrev, Monday, 20 July 2015 12:59 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

"coffee" is soooooooooo good

marcos, Monday, 20 July 2015 14:35 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

"Leaves" is too:

http://www.directlyrics.com/miguel-leaves-lyrics.html

curmudgeon, Monday, 20 July 2015 14:39 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

pretty sure "THOT" stands for "those hos over there" which makes me even more unreasonably annoyed when it's used in the plural

you are extreme, Patti LuPone. (forksclovetofu), Monday, 20 July 2015 15:28 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

eternally ;_; @ lyric websites getting it wrong

lex pretend, Monday, 20 July 2015 15:31 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

"leaves" stops me in my tracks every time

lex pretend, Monday, 20 July 2015 15:31 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

something about how his voice is suddenly there, right in your ear and unadorned after spending 10 tracks muffled and deep in the mix and switching itself up

lex pretend, Monday, 20 July 2015 15:33 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

pretty sure "THOT" stands for "those hos over there" which makes me even more unreasonably annoyed when it's used in the plural

― you are extreme, Patti LuPone. (forksclovetofu), Monday, July 20, 2015 8:28 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

folk etymology

The Reverend, Monday, 20 July 2015 15:47 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

forks etymology

, Monday, 20 July 2015 16:03 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Pretty sure it's "that hoe over there" which adds levels to your unreasonable annoyance xps

tsrobodo, Monday, 20 July 2015 16:03 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

leaves -> face the sun is so killer

, Monday, 20 July 2015 16:03 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

i think we can all agree that "THOT" is a horrible phrase/word/acronym/whatever

you are extreme, Patti LuPone. (forksclovetofu), Monday, 20 July 2015 17:16 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

^ too moral for the cut-thot

example (crüt), Monday, 20 July 2015 17:21 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Rather be a thot than a whore

tsrobodo, Monday, 20 July 2015 18:01 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

poorly thot out imo

you are extreme, Patti LuPone. (forksclovetofu), Monday, 20 July 2015 18:19 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

man the preventive crediting inspirations to avoid lawsuits is one sad trend in the wrong direction. ~what happened to music

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 21 July 2015 16:15 (1 week ago) Permalink

i've come around to "beautiful exit" still not crazy about the guitars but pretty much everything else is really good about that song especially the vocals

marcos, Thursday, 23 July 2015 15:13 (1 week ago) Permalink

uh put some clothes on pleaze

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 26 July 2015 16:50 (1 week ago) Permalink

looks like it was shot on a budget of $100

, Sunday, 2 August 2015 11:35 (Yesterday) Permalink

It's missing a desert scene but otherwise I feel this clip is kind of perfect for the song?

Tim F, Sunday, 2 August 2015 12:01 (Yesterday) Permalink

I was thinking that that california sun man

, Sunday, 2 August 2015 12:19 (Yesterday) Permalink

works for me

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 2 August 2015 12:23 (Yesterday) Permalink

not enough flesh shown though

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 2 August 2015 12:23 (Yesterday) Permalink

what do you mean, you get full frontal leather jacket

FLOPSZN (some dude), Sunday, 2 August 2015 15:28 (Yesterday) Permalink

wow I'm high and listening to "NWA" very good activity

drown zoowap (The Reverend), Monday, 3 August 2015 02:29 (4 hours ago) Permalink


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