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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

mischeif is not mindblowing or anything, miguel's voice is obviosly the main draw but the production's not great and the songwriting isn't nearly as strong as his recent work

recent thug (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh word

if you feeling frogbs, leap (The Reverend), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

There are small, scattered moments on Mischief where everything clicks and its like, "oh right, I love this guy." I've gotten a ton of writing done to that mixtape over the last couple of years; it's good background music that still kind of jams

Evan R, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just still can't believe that he did the hooks on that Blu & Exile album from back in 2007.

Somewhere between Fergie and Jesus (Alex in Montreal), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

saying "gravity" is the best thing off these tapes is clinically insane

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

you are underrating "gravity", which is amazing, but i don't think anyone said that

if you feeling frogbs, leap (The Reverend), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 22:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i misread you

i'd still rate them as adorn > ...all > arch n point > gravity

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 28 March 2012 22:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

the thick bassline + the harmonies on the "shoo-di-doo da-di-da da-di-da-dah" chorus >>>>>>

if you feeling frogbs, leap (The Reverend), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 23:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

'broads' is cute enough, what's the big problem

haven't heard his very earliest stuff but at least on all i want is you there was a clear pharrell/nerd vibe going and 'broads' is just some more of that writ a little too large. can't pretend it's not there though

i'd even argue you can make a case for still being able to hear trace elements of it in the new good widescreen stuff too really, but then i guess your imagination would need to stretch to what a decent latter-era nerd song would sound like

in any case it's true what rev says about miguel's elision of "any air of tribute or homage" whoever he may happen to sound like - a very nice trick to have

r|t|c, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 23:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

'broads' is cute enough, what's the big problem

agree with this.

if you feeling frogbs, leap (The Reverend), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 23:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

don't really hear the pharrell/nerd thing at all tho

if you feeling frogbs, leap (The Reverend), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 23:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Broads is pretty catchy and all. I just don't see myself listening to it again

Number None, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 23:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

oct. 21 per the boy himself https://twitter.com/DiscoGeesus/status/510591125254852609

le goon (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 13 September 2014 18:21 (1 month ago) Permalink

one of my local stations played "Simple Things" during their new music hour recently. would be funny if the single ended up being something that's already been out for months and months again like with "Adorn."

some dude, Saturday, 13 September 2014 18:37 (1 month ago) Permalink

Tyler the Prognosticator

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 13 September 2014 18:40 (1 month ago) Permalink

"simple things" is dope but it would be cool if he came back with something like "adorn" that just screams HIT

le goon (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 13 September 2014 19:11 (1 month ago) Permalink

agreed

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 13 September 2014 19:41 (1 month ago) Permalink

That's my tweet! Yeah he announced it at the show last night, which was killer even for the short set that it was:

Kaleidoscope Dream
The Thrill
Simple Things
All I Want is You
Sure Thing
Power Trip
How Many Drinks
And then ended with Adorn of course.

The Mack Wilds set wasn't bad either.

Greer, Saturday, 13 September 2014 20:51 (1 month ago) Permalink

oh my gosh that's about as good as a setlist that short could be. sneak in "do you" and it'd be perfect. excited there'll be a new album so soon <3

dyl, Saturday, 13 September 2014 21:28 (1 month ago) Permalink

"simple things" is dope but it would be cool if he came back with something like "adorn" that just screams HIT

― le goon (J0rdan S.), Saturday, September 13, 2014 3:11 PM (3 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i know a lot of people here loved "Adorn" from the jump but my point was nobody really had an idea it was gonna be a radio song (let alone a huge #1 radio song) for the first 6 months or so it was out. not to say "Simple Things" will be that but it feels like a grower to me.

some dude, Saturday, 13 September 2014 22:34 (1 month ago) Permalink

it's kind of just at dope album track level tho :/

The Reverend, Sunday, 14 September 2014 01:46 (1 month ago) Permalink

he put out a video for it a few months ago too, although it's just kind of a low key thing in the vein of the "The Thrill" and "Candles In The Sun" videos

some dude, Sunday, 14 September 2014 02:00 (1 month ago) Permalink

fell into a live miguel youtube wormhole and I realized one thing I really love about him is he never gives the same vocal performance twice. he's always toying with the songs, venturing further out.

bobby shmorbius (The Reverend), Sunday, 28 September 2014 01:48 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

, Thursday, 9 October 2014 17:50 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Praying he doesn't turn me into a liar.

Greer, Thursday, 9 October 2014 18:00 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

omgggg

dyl, Thursday, 9 October 2014 18:14 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

that sounds great

the other song about butts in the top 5 (forksclovetofu), Friday, 10 October 2014 00:41 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

aieeeee

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 10 October 2014 02:22 (2 weeks ago) Permalink


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