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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 (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

^____^

if you feeling frogbs, leap (The Reverend), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 00:41 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Broads" is a tad wacky

Number None, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 09:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

Evan R, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 14:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

god damn "arch n point"

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 28 March 2012 14:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah I'm unchecking 'broads'

dayo, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 14:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

Evan R, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 14:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 28 March 2012 15:00 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 28 March 2012 15:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

this shit bangs

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 28 March 2012 15:09 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

did you ever come around on the title track?

recent thug (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:01 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

"surprise" albums are def a thing right now but generally singles or little EPs like this don't have much advance promotion. I don't think there was a lot of Art Dealer Chic hype before the first one dropped. Big Sean dropping 4 songs at once a while back ended up being a good launching pad for his current single, so this does seem to be a format people might switch to instead of full mixtapes or dropping a single by itself.

christmas with the canks (some dude), Friday, 19 December 2014 13:20 (4 days ago) Permalink

yeah it's sort of an agreeable meeting point... you still get the opportunity to crowdsource a single out of ~3-4 songs w/o having to put out a full album's worth of material and dealing with all that encompasses

J0rdan S., Friday, 19 December 2014 13:21 (4 days ago) Permalink

:D :D :D :D :D

maura, Friday, 19 December 2014 13:36 (4 days ago) Permalink

^^

, Friday, 19 December 2014 14:04 (4 days ago) Permalink

i want to wrap myself in the guitar tone on the verses of 'hollywood dreams'

also, wait, did we never talk about his chemical brothers collab in this thread? it's really loud and places his voice in a really excellent new context, and it's one of my favorite songs of the year - i'm hoping he becomes a gallagher-like frequent collaborator for them

maura, Friday, 19 December 2014 14:06 (4 days ago) Permalink

that is the worst opinion

r|t|c, Friday, 19 December 2014 14:52 (4 days ago) Permalink

what?

maura, Friday, 19 December 2014 15:11 (4 days ago) Permalink

I was going to say, I missed something.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 19 December 2014 15:16 (4 days ago) Permalink

That CB track is really nice

, Friday, 19 December 2014 15:22 (4 days ago) Permalink

saying nothing about the music but that EP art is o_O

It's really vile. It looks like a Hinder EP or something

Evan R, Friday, 19 December 2014 15:38 (4 days ago) Permalink

woah that miguel + chemical brothers song is actually pretty great

JB, Friday, 19 December 2014 15:49 (4 days ago) Permalink

It's really vile. It looks like a Hinder EP or something

― Evan R, Friday, December 19, 2014 10:38 AM (47 minutes ago) Bookmark

lol dog

J0rdan S., Friday, 19 December 2014 16:26 (4 days ago) Permalink

gimme a whole ep of miguel songs about coffee

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Friday, 19 December 2014 16:30 (4 days ago) Permalink

we shuddered about the miguel/chem bros track elsewhere iirc

personally i thought it was horrendously awful

lex pretend, Friday, 19 December 2014 16:37 (4 days ago) Permalink

isn't half as good as the worst track on this EP (of which there isn't one)

Adding ease. Adding wonder. Adding (contenderizer), Friday, 19 December 2014 16:41 (4 days ago) Permalink

imo the miguel/chem bros song is fine, chorus is fun

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Friday, 19 December 2014 18:00 (4 days ago) Permalink

i missed it but yeah i really like it. chaotic and allowing him to do his thing in a new environment

maura, Friday, 19 December 2014 18:54 (4 days ago) Permalink

gimme a whole ep of miguel songs about coffee

― emo canon in twee major (BradNelson)

next up is Miguel's "Cream."

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 19 December 2014 18:59 (4 days ago) Permalink

look up in the air

maura, Friday, 19 December 2014 19:04 (4 days ago) Permalink

street art and sarcasm
crass humor and high fashion

, Friday, 19 December 2014 19:51 (4 days ago) Permalink

pick a star in the sky, we could both say goodbye, all night

, Friday, 19 December 2014 19:51 (4 days ago) Permalink

this nwa song is hypnotic and cool. want a whole album like this.

Daniel, Esq 2, Saturday, 20 December 2014 02:57 (3 days ago) Permalink

i start to be all omg his phrasing then i'm omg his voice and then omg hoooks and just omg why is he so rad

i really like that hollywood dream song

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 20 December 2014 05:42 (3 days ago) Permalink

"Coffee" is gorgeous. Can't wait till it's a full song.

MaudAddam (cryptosicko), Saturday, 20 December 2014 07:23 (3 days ago) Permalink

the spanish vocals behind nwa reminds me of some 70s classic rock song (fly like an eagle?)

Daniel, Esq 2, Sunday, 21 December 2014 17:31 (2 days ago) Permalink

Suite Judy Blue Eyes, Carry On or some other CSN(Y) song?

MarkoP, Sunday, 21 December 2014 18:58 (2 days ago) Permalink

"Suite Judy Blue Eyes" would make sense.

Dej & the Fommly Loaf (The Reverend), Sunday, 21 December 2014 19:52 (2 days ago) Permalink

love the pm dawn vibe on coffee.

Heez, Sunday, 21 December 2014 21:08 (2 days ago) Permalink

"Suite Judy Blue Eyes" would make sense.

― Dej & the Fommly Loaf (The Reverend), Sunday, December 21, 2014

yeah, this could be it.

Daniel, Esq 2, Sunday, 21 December 2014 21:13 (2 days ago) Permalink


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