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Mods please destroy if redundant, but searching turned up no discussion of Noname, which I find hard to believe. Telefone was one of the best releases this year for me. Anyway - I was searching in order to ask, what's the story with the released version losing the Nina Simone sample on "Freedom Interlude"? That was kind of like an emotional peak in the album for me, now ... gone.

attention vampire (MatthewK), Tuesday, 27 December 2016 22:52 (two years ago) Permalink

What relased version? Afaik there is only a digital version? Would love to buy on vinyl if it ever gets physically released.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Tuesday, 27 December 2016 23:18 (two years ago) Permalink

This is my (roughly) #3 album of the year, so I hope it does well in our poll.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 27 December 2016 23:35 (two years ago) Permalink

Pretty sure there isn't. She's no Lil Peep I guess

albvivertine, Tuesday, 27 December 2016 23:47 (two years ago) Permalink

I originally had the free-download version from the hotnewhiphop website (which I am pretty sure was its "official" version) but I bought the lossless version from Bandcamp ( because I like the album so much. The free version had the sample, the Bandcamp version doesn't.

attention vampire (MatthewK), Tuesday, 27 December 2016 23:53 (two years ago) Permalink

All sorts of uncleared samples show up on the free versions of things. Once an artist starts charging, they have to cut some things, usually.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 27 December 2016 23:55 (two years ago) Permalink

Yeah I assumed - such a pity to lose that bit though.

attention vampire (MatthewK), Wednesday, 28 December 2016 00:21 (two years ago) Permalink

I'll probably put it in my top 3 so hope it does good as well.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Wednesday, 28 December 2016 01:10 (two years ago) Permalink

She's good but what is there to discuss ? Boring thread compared to lil peep obv

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 28 December 2016 02:43 (two years ago) Permalink

^professional music writer

maybe we can give you a hipster windmill to tilt at soon

bamcquern, Wednesday, 28 December 2016 02:58 (two years ago) Permalink

She was married to elon musk

dance cum rituals (Moka), Wednesday, 28 December 2016 03:08 (two years ago) Permalink

Lil Peep is a flaming car crash, which I guess will always spur more conversation.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Wednesday, 28 December 2016 04:26 (two years ago) Permalink

Her album is better than car sear headrest.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Wednesday, 28 December 2016 05:37 (two years ago) Permalink

Her album is better than lemonade.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Wednesday, 28 December 2016 05:38 (two years ago) Permalink

Both the drink and beyonce's.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Wednesday, 28 December 2016 05:38 (two years ago) Permalink


attention vampire (MatthewK), Wednesday, 28 December 2016 13:07 (two years ago) Permalink

Telefone is a beautiful album and it will place highly on my ballot.

I'll probably find some space for "Yesterday," too, which hits a strange emotional bittersweet-spot. That chorus rings around my head all the time

altony rightano (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 28 December 2016 16:57 (two years ago) Permalink

noname is a popular rapper and she still is

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 28 December 2016 17:40 (two years ago) Permalink

why is there no Chance feature on Telefone? shade?

flopson, Wednesday, 28 December 2016 19:10 (two years ago) Permalink

maybe he wanted to let her shine on her own?

altony rightano (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 28 December 2016 21:19 (two years ago) Permalink

highly doubt its shade, they did "sparring" together which is one of his best guest verses ever

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 28 December 2016 21:29 (two years ago) Permalink

he brought her on SNL as recently as 1 week ago so i wouldn't worry too much about it

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 28 December 2016 21:35 (two years ago) Permalink

I missed him on this at first but think voodoo's otm

albvivertine, Wednesday, 28 December 2016 21:56 (two years ago) Permalink

three months pass...
eight months pass...

love this album

kolakube (Ross), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 01:12 (one year ago) Permalink

Stupid question perhaps but will this ever get a proper vinyl release? I know “vinyl me please” made 1,500 copies but they sell for over $130 and I’m not sure if it counts as an official release.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 01:29 (one year ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

Out the country but as soon as I get back I'm dropping #Room25 ☺️

— Noname (@noname) August 19, 2018

new album next month!

ufo, Monday, 20 August 2018 03:22 (nine months ago) Permalink

Room 25 drops in September 🤗

— Noname (@noname) August 7, 2018

oh that should be this one

ufo, Monday, 20 August 2018 03:23 (nine months ago) Permalink


Telefone rules

Ross, Monday, 20 August 2018 11:32 (nine months ago) Permalink

Played it on the weekend and my daughters sang along to the hooks, it was beautiful.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Monday, 20 August 2018 11:38 (nine months ago) Permalink

Sounds nice

Ross, Monday, 20 August 2018 12:46 (nine months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

ROOM 25 - SEPT 14

— Noname (@noname) September 10, 2018

ufo, Tuesday, 11 September 2018 01:52 (nine months ago) Permalink

Fuck yes

guardians of the gums: i am tooth (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 02:55 (nine months ago) Permalink

this album is really lovely

much jazzier and jammier than Telefone

ufo, Thursday, 13 September 2018 14:53 (nine months ago) Permalink

Love this already!

Johnny Fever, Friday, 14 September 2018 05:01 (nine months ago) Permalink

fuck me what a gorgeous record

monotony, Friday, 14 September 2018 06:02 (nine months ago) Permalink

brb going to melt to the finale to "regal"

monotony, Friday, 14 September 2018 06:03 (nine months ago) Permalink

Is this out? :0

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 14 September 2018 06:06 (nine months ago) Permalink

First lp kinda had a Charlie Brown jazzy feel

Ross, Friday, 14 September 2018 13:26 (nine months ago) Permalink

so perfect this morning!

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 14 September 2018 16:12 (nine months ago) Permalink

the strings on Window are so gorgeous

ufo, Friday, 14 September 2018 17:48 (nine months ago) Permalink

Listened to this pretty much all day today! So goood

(•̪●) (carne asada), Saturday, 15 September 2018 01:27 (nine months ago) Permalink

Really really good. Hopefully everybody listening to this has heard Saba's 'Care For Me' from this year? They have some aesthetic commonalities, and obviously he's on "Ace" on 'Room 25,' but it's a nearly perfect album IMO.

Anyone found anywhere to buy this in high quality? Ended up having to buy it on Amazon digitally and the encode (around a VBR V-2 from the sound of it) is pretty poor, lots of muddy compression which is a real disservice. Wish it were on Bandcamp--not sure why she'd self-release through Amazon but not Bandcamp?

Soundslike, Saturday, 15 September 2018 01:30 (nine months ago) Permalink

Well I'm listening to a FLAC version which will be a placeholder until I can buy physical or lossless. Frequencies go up to 22k so I don't think it's a transcode.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Saturday, 15 September 2018 04:15 (nine months ago) Permalink

Gorgeous record. Just what I needed this morning.

kitchen person, Sunday, 16 September 2018 14:46 (eight months ago) Permalink

Fortunately it did go up on Bandcamp on Saturday, so you can get FLAC there.

Soundslike, Monday, 17 September 2018 00:50 (eight months ago) Permalink

record does indeed sound good but does anyone else feel that her delivery, deliberate as may be, is kinda weak and make some of the lyrics a bit hard to catch? I get that it might be the main attraction that she does the twee as fuck talk flow

niels, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 09:14 (eight months ago) Permalink

It's OK not to like it, but I do.
Shit the FLAC is "name your price", what's fair? $10? $20?

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 11:20 (eight months ago) Permalink

xpost i couldn't get into Telefone and you're onto one reason why. still need to give this new one a fair shake, though

alpine static, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 16:25 (eight months ago) Permalink

Really glad to see the Saba/Noname/Zero Fatigue crew (Monte Booker, Smino, Ravyn Lenae) axis of Chicago hip-hop kinda come into their own this year. They're slightly more textural and production-attentive than the Chance/Vic Mensa OG SaveMoney guys imo, and it really appeals to the "show, don't tell" side of me (not that Noname and Saba aren't spitting really intricate stuff as well).

austinb, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 21:46 (eight months ago) Permalink

I guess you could call it spoken word
bad headline, decent piece

niels, Thursday, 20 September 2018 11:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

Finally had some time to digest this. Telefone is one of my favorite albums of my past few years, so this one had a lot to live up to, and I think it mostly does. The new album is gorgeous and sophisticated, I still need to let the lyrics sink in a bit more, but I sometimes miss the tinker-toy beats and the brightness that marked Telefone. Maybe that’s why Window has been my favorite track in the first few passes.

Love the album though.

nba jungboy (voodoo chili), Thursday, 20 September 2018 13:54 (eight months ago) Permalink

Side note: Prayer Song reminds me a lot of Kendrick’s Lust, which is a rare vibe, but one I like a lot.

nba jungboy (voodoo chili), Thursday, 20 September 2018 13:55 (eight months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Holy mackerel Room 25 is fantastic. She's great. I am a Noname fan.

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 15:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

yeah this is a v good album

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 15:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

In light of recent allegations, I will be working to replace the cover artwork of Room 25. I do not and will not support abusers, and I will always stand up for victims and believe their stories. My heart goes out to Ellie, her family, and all survivors of abuse.

— Noname (@noname) October 15, 2018

Hmmm... anyone know the backstory here?

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 16:24 (seven months ago) Permalink


— Noname (@noname) October 18, 2018

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 18 October 2018 17:23 (seven months ago) Permalink

She was on Stephen colbert loast night. I wasn't aware of her before that.
Reminded me of something I wished I'd seen Gift of the Gab of Blackalicious do, play with a live band.

THought she was quite good, will look further into her.

Stevolende, Thursday, 18 October 2018 17:31 (seven months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

new song out today. i want to make a pillow out of the organ sound

to halve and half not (voodoo chili), Friday, 5 April 2019 14:47 (two months ago) Permalink

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