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he went and made a chromeo song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqyT8IEBkvY

J0rdan S., Friday, 7 October 2016 04:10 (one year ago) Permalink

I find Chromeo annoying, but I love this.

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Friday, 7 October 2016 04:26 (one year ago) Permalink

i want him to go away again asap

dyl, Friday, 7 October 2016 07:34 (one year ago) Permalink

also lol are there no more obvious comparisons to be made here than chromeo or is that just an attempt to make this sound >= decent (not that chromeo were ever particularly beloved around here)

dyl, Friday, 7 October 2016 07:35 (one year ago) Permalink

chromeo were beloved? (iirc)

flopson, Friday, 7 October 2016 14:23 (one year ago) Permalink

i like several chromeo songs

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Friday, 7 October 2016 14:42 (one year ago) Permalink

more like dam-funk imo

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 7 October 2016 15:19 (one year ago) Permalink

chromeo is sick and i like this song because it sounds like vintage bad boy production

J0rdan S., Friday, 7 October 2016 15:31 (one year ago) Permalink

This is relatively retrained for a Bruno Mars song. I like that he isn't laying it on as thick as he usually does

Evan R, Friday, 7 October 2016 15:48 (one year ago) Permalink

it sounds even more like overly studied and awkwardly strained pastiche than usual, which is saying something because that's what pretty much all of his music from "locked out of heaven" onward is

the way it's such a small step away from "uptown funk" (which i actually liked! a lot!) is also a bit eyeroll-inducing too. speaking of eyes i'm convinced his obnoxiously omnipresent sunglasses must be concealing some bionic ones, + a brain with only one preprogrammed setting still in operation. semiannual maintenance required!

i suppose the lyrics (esp in 2nd verse) will come across as 'edgy' enough for grandparents to feel vaguely dangerous while enjoying, altho it's mostly just word salad of contemporary slang phrases. but i guess that is all pop music right

what i'm trying to say is i feel like i will only hate it more the more i am forced to hear it in the wild

dyl, Friday, 7 October 2016 16:15 (one year ago) Permalink

chromeo is sick and i like this song because it sounds like vintage bad boy production

yeah otm

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Friday, 7 October 2016 16:20 (one year ago) Permalink

I love it

bunny slopes, Friday, 7 October 2016 18:59 (one year ago) Permalink

it's pretty great but the hooks feel
thin, they're just sliding off my mind at the moment

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 7 October 2016 22:06 (one year ago) Permalink

I even love that "#blessed" line at this point.

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Monday, 10 October 2016 00:20 (one year ago) Permalink

The instrumental segment from 1:01 to 1:17 (repeated later) is either a sample or really close copy of something else. What is it? Help!

matt2, Monday, 10 October 2016 13:55 (one year ago) Permalink

I don't know, but I've been having that exact same thought as well.

MarkoP, Monday, 10 October 2016 15:53 (one year ago) Permalink

this whole song sounds so much like Candy Girl

Spottie, Wednesday, 12 October 2016 20:58 (one year ago) Permalink

Chromeo are great. this is pretty good. the only bit that sounds Bad Boy to me are the synths that sounds like the can't nobody hold me down synths, otherwise this sounds way more west coast

Spottie, Wednesday, 12 October 2016 21:01 (one year ago) Permalink

Chromeo make good songs and are cool guys and I'll fight you if you disagree.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 12 October 2016 21:09 (one year ago) Permalink

This Bruno Mars song sounds ok-ish. Not enough hooks or energy to be a big hit.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 12 October 2016 21:10 (one year ago) Permalink

More than a Chromeo song it sounds like a diminishing return of Uptown Funk and that song was on the charts for so long I feel like people wont be too impressed by its less talented cousin.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 12 October 2016 21:12 (one year ago) Permalink

Maybe if it was released during the uptown funk craze... then again looking at the current top 10 in the billboard charts maybe it desrves a chance.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 12 October 2016 21:15 (one year ago) Permalink

I probably listen to more Chromeo with my family than anything else.

Spottie, Wednesday, 12 October 2016 21:29 (one year ago) Permalink

such a good performer

Spottie, Sunday, 16 October 2016 07:39 (one year ago) Permalink

So even his backup singers on that are kind of stealing P-thugg's look. I don't know how to feel about this... it feels like too little too late for me. On one hand it's not terrible but on the other I think it's unfair that Chromeo (and dozens of other artists) has been doing this schtick for more than 10 years with way better songs and this gets a chance at stardom because Bruno Mars. Even Capital Cities have done more interesting things with this sort of nu-disco funk thing.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 16 October 2016 07:44 (one year ago) Permalink

"with way better songs"

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Sunday, 16 October 2016 21:35 (one year ago) Permalink

didn't Chromeo have a proper pop radio breakthrough a couple years ago?

flopson, Sunday, 16 October 2016 21:41 (one year ago) Permalink

pumped to hear 24k Magic everywhere all the time forever, love the part where he channels Mystikal

flopson, Sunday, 16 October 2016 21:51 (one year ago) Permalink

This new song isn't bad, in that it is at least as good as that Timberlake song from the summer. He's clearly riding the "Uptown Funk" wave, in which case I suppose I'm mildly disappointed that he might not be interested in pursuing his earlier apparent goal of becoming his era's Billy Joel anymore.

rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Sunday, 16 October 2016 22:13 (one year ago) Permalink

He didn't sound half-bad on SNL, which makes him the best live performer ever on that show

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Sunday, 16 October 2016 22:19 (one year ago) Permalink

C H U N K Y is my shit

J0rdan S., Sunday, 16 October 2016 22:32 (one year ago) Permalink

"with way better songs"

― Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40)

Better song:
https://youtu.be/630cDjrdjmU

Better song:
https://youtu.be/fGksDvKZ9ek

Better song:
https://youtu.be/7BurNCK5Pc8

Better song:
https://youtu.be/6XCcWlgVqHA

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 16 October 2016 22:45 (one year ago) Permalink

ez

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 16 October 2016 22:45 (one year ago) Permalink

He didn't sound half-bad on SNL, which makes him the best live performer ever on that show

― self-clowning oven (Murgatroid

versus

it sounds even more like overly studied and awkwardly strained pastiche than usual, which is saying something because that's what pretty much all of his music from "locked out of heaven" onward is

the way it's such a small step away from "uptown funk" (which i actually liked! a lot!) is also a bit eyeroll-inducing too.-Dyl

He has skills & I used to like him more; but on SNL I thought he came across overly studied and awkwardly strained. Forced retro not saved by singing about hashtags

curmudgeon, Monday, 17 October 2016 16:08 (one year ago) Permalink

lol Moka.... . . . Imagine how fans of the actual 80s r&b felt

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, 17 October 2016 19:32 (one year ago) Permalink

Imagine earnestly accusing Bruno mars of appropriating chromeo

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, 17 October 2016 19:32 (one year ago) Permalink

Even Capital Cities have done more interesting things with this sort of nu-disco funk thing.

You went too far.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Monday, 17 October 2016 19:43 (one year ago) Permalink

wow the challops are out in full force today

maura, Monday, 17 October 2016 19:55 (one year ago) Permalink

i tried to look up bruno mars "chunky" and this was the first result lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUrS91wt5Qc

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, 17 October 2016 20:14 (one year ago) Permalink

lol Moka.... . . . Imagine how fans of the actual 80s r&b felt

― Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, October 17, 2016 3:32 PM (four days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Imagine earnestly accusing Bruno mars of appropriating chromeo

― Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, October 17, 2016 3:32 PM (four days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

looooool this thread

Best Beloved Trump-Pence (some dude), Saturday, 22 October 2016 15:32 (one year ago) Permalink

What is that pingy bell-like sound heard throughout the song (usually at the beginning of the verses)? It's a sound very prevalent in a lot of 90's r&b and g-funk type stuff, but I don't know if it was something also heard in the 70s and 80s funk that preceded it. Can someone clear this up for me?

MarkoP, Saturday, 22 October 2016 17:26 (one year ago) Permalink

"versace on the floor" is INCREDIBLE

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Thursday, 3 November 2016 17:29 (one year ago) Permalink

fake mj/stevie rhodes ballad -> rené and angela/late '80s isleys shuffly slow jam

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Thursday, 3 November 2016 17:33 (one year ago) Permalink

wow yeah, that chorus is really something

bunny slopes, Thursday, 3 November 2016 18:10 (one year ago) Permalink

I can't wait for this album, for real.

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Friday, 4 November 2016 04:27 (one year ago) Permalink

Yep really enjoying everything I've heard so far from this record

art baengels (monotony), Friday, 4 November 2016 05:23 (one year ago) Permalink

this album is delightful

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Wednesday, 16 November 2016 16:51 (one year ago) Permalink

"versace on the floor" sounds like if peabo bryson made sex jams for ALADDIN and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST instead of "love themes"

josh, Wednesday, 16 November 2016 17:03 (one year ago) Permalink

Take off your clothes!

MarkoP, Wednesday, 16 November 2016 17:48 (one year ago) Permalink

God bless Bruno Mars for "Finesse".

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Thursday, 17 November 2016 01:06 (one year ago) Permalink

"versace on the floor" would be better if the beginning were in free tempo instead of locked into a click track

qop (crüt), Thursday, 17 November 2016 02:24 (one year ago) Permalink

record is basically bobby brown + the time.

its not bad.

jamiesummerz, Friday, 18 November 2016 10:54 (one year ago) Permalink

"versace on the floor" would be better if the beginning were in free tempo instead of locked into a click track

― qop (crüt), Wednesday, November 16, 2016 9:24 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i didn't even notice what about the beginning was bugging me, but you are right, the lyrics are really straightforward, the lack of a free tempo makes them feel less heartfelt somehow. great song though.

kruezer2, Friday, 18 November 2016 16:02 (one year ago) Permalink

I could see him stretching out the intro when it's done live.

MarkoP, Friday, 18 November 2016 16:05 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

I'm a sucker for New Jack Swing pastiche, and this video is totally lovable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsoLEjrDogU

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Thursday, 11 January 2018 15:01 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah i like it too

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 11 January 2018 15:13 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah, this video is perfect. They nailed it.

I'm still shocked that Versace On The Floor was such a flop. I guess no-one was really there for a David Guetta remix.

kitchen person, Thursday, 11 January 2018 15:37 (one week ago) Permalink

love that vid/song

(the blues version in his Broadway show) (crüt), Thursday, 11 January 2018 15:43 (one week ago) Permalink

Cardi B as a fly girl is on point

(the blues version in his Broadway show) (crüt), Thursday, 11 January 2018 15:44 (one week ago) Permalink

otm

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 11 January 2018 16:31 (one week ago) Permalink

i like it enough that i probably won't change the station when it inevitably comes on but something about it leaves me cold. like a number of his other pastiches it's almost too on the nose.

it got me wondering, what was the last bruno mars single i liked that wasn't obvious pastiche? (i know that's, like, the majority of his output from "locked out of heaven" onward.) maybe "it will rain"? and it took me a while to warm up to that.

dyl, Friday, 12 January 2018 01:31 (one week ago) Permalink

and i really liked "versace on the floor"! can't say i'm surprised it wasn't big but i would have welcomed it.

dyl, Friday, 12 January 2018 01:32 (one week ago) Permalink

still not tired of uptown funk when it comes on. that song is like 20 pastiches.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 12 January 2018 03:59 (one week ago) Permalink

“that’s what i like” is not an obvious pastiche

J0rdan S., Friday, 12 January 2018 08:05 (one week ago) Permalink

Ahah « Finesse » could almost be one of the 90s New Jack parodies J Timberlake made like 10y ago...
Bruno Mars’ « Dick in a tiny box », girls.

AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 12 January 2018 11:40 (one week ago) Permalink

oh right i forgot about "that's what i like" (even tho i still hear it all the time), that is a good one! + hits the spot as far as being referential but not eye-rollingly nostalgic

dyl, Friday, 12 January 2018 23:14 (one week ago) Permalink


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