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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

yeah I'm unchecking 'broads'

dayo, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 14:47 (four years ago) Permalink

I love how fucking LOUD "Arch n Point" is... that guitar!

Evan R, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 14:49 (four years ago) Permalink

wow, "...all" might be better?

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 28 March 2012 15:00 (four years ago) Permalink

"arch n point" could def be a trey songz album track, but like 10x better

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 28 March 2012 15:00 (four years ago) Permalink

man, "...all" is almost threatening to be organ house

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 28 March 2012 15:05 (four years ago) Permalink

this shit bangs

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 28 March 2012 15:09 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah, i think "...all" might be my favorite from this one

if you feeling frogbs, leap (The Reverend), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 19:21 (four years ago) Permalink

Didn't realize we had a Miguel thread! Although in retrospect, duh.

Vol. 2 > Vol. 1 I think, although Adorn >>>> all the other tracks from the project.

Somewhere between Fergie and Jesus (Alex in Montreal), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 19:54 (four years ago) Permalink

naw, i think (although my opinion on this might change) "gravity" > any of the tracks on vol 2 also

if you feeling frogbs, leap (The Reverend), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 19:57 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah listened to volume 2 today and nothing stuck with me at all really, kinda disappointed

but then went back and listened to vol 1, all i want is you, and mischief, so all is good. i seriously slept on all i want is you for so long

recent thug (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 19:59 (four years ago) Permalink

i kinda wonder how many people on this thread are still sleeping on all i want is you

some dude, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:00 (four years ago) Permalink

did you ever come around on the title track?

recent thug (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:01 (four years ago) Permalink

I didn't know about Mischief, d/ling that now.

if you feeling frogbs, leap (The Reverend), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:03 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah i came around on the title track, although the salaam remi stuff on the album is still generally my least favorite

some dude, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:06 (four years ago) Permalink

looooooooooooooooool

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

rad times indeed

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

it's still fun imo

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

like being trapped in a sexy sexy tar pit of stupid

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

one month passes...

seeing him tomorrow (he's opening for sia). this will be like the 26th time i've seen him since being introduced to his music by a student (who was interning at epic) six years ago. apparently he's playing a new song called 'i told you so' on this tour?

maura, Monday, 17 October 2016 21:00 (one month ago) Permalink

I wonder if Sia fans like him? That tour is here too, but I'm not a Sia fan. Only saw Miguel live once (at the 1,200 capacity or so Howard Theatre) and he was very charismatic and impressive onstage.

http://www.setlist.fm/stats/songs/miguel-1bd26528.html?song=I+Told+You+So

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 14:26 (one month ago) Permalink

How did his sets change after Wildheart? I saw him open for Drake on the NWTS tour and I can't say I loved all the guitars—they seemed kind of indiscriminate. Wish I'd gotten to see him shortly after All I Want Is You but the show I was gonna go to (he was opening for Trey Songz I think?) got canceled

Evan R, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 14:56 (one month ago) Permalink

Saw him open for Sia on Sunday. He was sort of meandering but worked hard to win people over. To varying degrees of success.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 16:02 (one month ago) Permalink

Should say, highlight was him giving an inspirational speech about his climb, which culminated in him asking the audience to stand up, raise their middle fingers with him, dance and chant "fuck Donald Trump!" to a funky beat. Then when it was done he apologized to all the parents with small kids for his language, saying he was just having fun. And then without missing a beat, he returned to the "fuck Donald Trump!" chant, grinning ear to ear.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 20:35 (one month ago) Permalink

omg

maura, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 20:50 (one month ago) Permalink

I guess he's been doing it every night!

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 20:54 (one month ago) Permalink

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 20:55 (one month ago) Permalink

hillary should have him do that at the victory party

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Tuesday, 18 October 2016 20:58 (one month ago) Permalink

I don't remember the last show I saw where the headliner didn't lead a Trump diss. I just saw Kesha then Rae Sremmurd do it

Evan R, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 21:05 (one month ago) Permalink

hillary should have him do that at the victory party

― the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Tuesday, October 18, 2016

sorry bro he's already booked at my place

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 18 October 2016 21:05 (one month ago) Permalink

send pix

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Tuesday, 18 October 2016 21:06 (one month ago) Permalink

♫ cough drops in the morning ♫

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Tuesday, 18 October 2016 22:14 (one month ago) Permalink

GOD THAT WAS SO GREAT. miguel forever

maura, Wednesday, 19 October 2016 01:20 (one month ago) Permalink

https://mobile.twitter.com/Miguel/status/788545861253001216

maura, Wednesday, 19 October 2016 01:23 (one month ago) Permalink

Woulda thought Trump (and his people) would be too busy at this point to worry about what's going on at a Miguel concert, but...

rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 19 October 2016 01:33 (one month ago) Permalink


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