dawn richard's BLACKHEART: the poll

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Poll Results

OptionVotes
Swim Free 11
Adderall/Sold 6
Calypso 4
The Deep 2
Choices 2
Noir 1
Blow 1
Phoenix 1
Castles 1
Projection 0
Warriors 0
Titans 0
Billie Jean 0
Blackheart 0


j. winters (josh), Saturday, 12 December 2015 22:28 (one year ago) Permalink

probably A/S but this could be any one of about 5, will relisten soon

roughest.contoured.silks (imago), Saturday, 12 December 2015 22:31 (one year ago) Permalink

I want to say maybe Titans or Warriors actually

Drugs A. Money, Saturday, 12 December 2015 23:55 (one year ago) Permalink

Swim Free

boring alt-reality reverend (The Reverend), Sunday, 13 December 2015 00:02 (one year ago) Permalink

adderall/sold though if i could vote for the entire adderall/sold/swim free section i would

cher guevara (lex pretend), Sunday, 13 December 2015 10:16 (one year ago) Permalink

The Deep

(most played and she killed it live to boot)

Jeff W, Sunday, 13 December 2015 19:06 (one year ago) Permalink

kinda want to throw a vote to "projection"

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Sunday, 13 December 2015 19:11 (one year ago) Permalink

when she played it at the listening party in january i was like "this song doesn't make any sense to me" and tbh i still sorta feel that way and it's awesome

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Sunday, 13 December 2015 19:12 (one year ago) Permalink

The whole stretch from Swim Free -> Castles is flawless.

Matt DC, Sunday, 13 December 2015 21:39 (one year ago) Permalink

She would do a killer cover of Madonna's "Swim."

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 13 December 2015 21:46 (one year ago) Permalink

I think of Dawn as more of a "Power of Goodbye" kinda chick.

Tim F, Monday, 14 December 2015 05:18 (one year ago) Permalink

Swim Free >>> Adderall/Sold but damn, this album. I could easily vote for half a dozen songs. Projection, Warriors, Phoenix, Choices...

ARGH.

Toot Your Hütter On Pollution Now! (Branwell with an N), Monday, 14 December 2015 08:16 (one year ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 15 December 2015 00:01 (one year ago) Permalink

What kind of monster sets a FOUR DAY timespan on a poll this difficult? Ugh.

Toot Your Hütter On Pollution Now! (Branwell with an N), Tuesday, 15 December 2015 08:23 (one year ago) Permalink

Feel like, if Dawn records have one big flaw, it's usually pacing, and I really wish she'd done something to vary the early run of maximalist mid-paced stodge at the start. From Blow through to the moment when Adderall/Slow explodes into life feels is a bit of a slog for me. Blow feels like it's at least a third too slow, especially coming after Calypso.

It's near faultless after that, obviously.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 15 December 2015 09:44 (one year ago) Permalink

"blow" through to "adderall/sold" is the most exciting stretch of the record for me, there's so much going on and so many switch-ups

cher guevara (lex pretend), Tuesday, 15 December 2015 10:07 (one year ago) Permalink

"adderall/sold" really crystallises all of that in one song - that's the stretch where you feel right at the top of your head, before she lets you exhale in the second half

cher guevara (lex pretend), Tuesday, 15 December 2015 10:07 (one year ago) Permalink

That kinda makes sense seeing as you love Goldenheart and I really don't.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 15 December 2015 10:13 (one year ago) Permalink

Maybe I just don't like her lower register very much, especially when effects-laden.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 15 December 2015 10:14 (one year ago) Permalink

Adderall / Sold - well, specifically Sold is p much the only track on this album that has never gelled with me. Love the beginning, but then when it goes all jackhammer it just utterly destroys the tension and promise it delivered in the first half.

Toot Your Hütter On Pollution Now! (Branwell with an N), Tuesday, 15 December 2015 10:34 (one year ago) Permalink

Feel like, if Dawn records have one big flaw, it's usually pacing

This is mental imo; Armor On might be one of the most well paced albums* Ive ever heard

(Yeah I kniw its an EP but theres enough material on there to justify an album fir many other artists)

how much longer for italo-disco Robbie Basho? (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 15 December 2015 11:07 (one year ago) Permalink

Armor On is the exception, yeah, she got it bang on there.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 15 December 2015 11:28 (one year ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 16 December 2015 00:01 (one year ago) Permalink

no votes for "Projection" or "Billie Jean" smh

boring alt-reality reverend (The Reverend), Wednesday, 16 December 2015 00:12 (one year ago) Permalink

I didn't vote in the end

is it possible to vote for an entire album? i guess it's the EOY poll soon

roughest.contoured.silks (imago), Wednesday, 16 December 2015 00:13 (one year ago) Permalink

Feeling this re: "Phoenix":
http://groovesnjams.tumblr.com/post/135193181604

etc, Wednesday, 16 December 2015 06:06 (one year ago) Permalink

my favorite parts of this album are the minimalist ballads and also the parts that sound like drexciya

boring alt-reality reverend (The Reverend), Wednesday, 16 December 2015 09:18 (one year ago) Permalink

I meant Castles not Titans duh. Both that and Warriors do a p great job of summing up everything shes ever done right (and also make Phoenix seem VERY extraneous)

some doof (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 24 December 2015 19:50 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah, I shouldve voted for "Castles". That song is super-dope

ho ho ho, very funny (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 25 December 2015 10:18 (one year ago) Permalink

blah blah cheap acclaim blah bjork industry blah idm lullabies blah undifficult difficulty and an r&b weirdo whitewashed blah

merry xmas enjoy DΔWN x machinedrum in 2016 or w/e :)

r|t|c, Friday, 25 December 2015 10:45 (one year ago) Permalink

U too :)

ho ho ho, very funny (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 25 December 2015 12:13 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

So fucking poised and powerful at Pitchfork.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 14 July 2017 20:11 (two months ago) Permalink


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