Dua Lipa

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She's well-liked round these parts iirc? Surprising to find there's not already a thread.

Shes just gone to number 1 in the UK and that is an amazing thing indeed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2qgadSvNyU

piscesx, Saturday, 19 August 2017 13:25 (two years ago) link

I've heard some other songs of hers I liked. This is not one of them.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 19 August 2017 13:50 (two years ago) link

I feel like they've spent a lot of money and time building her up as a popstar and New Rules being a chart-topper is a reward for length of service, it's good but it's far from the best thing with her name on it. I really like the album but it loses points for relegating Last Dance to bonus track status.

boxedjoy, Saturday, 19 August 2017 15:22 (two years ago) link

is the album good? i liked be the one 2 years ago but new rules does nothing for me and i don't remember much of any of the singles in-between

ufo, Saturday, 19 August 2017 15:28 (two years ago) link

i like "be the one" but wasn't taken by anything else i've heard so far

the "new rules" vid is cute tho! love the colored robes

dyl, Sunday, 20 August 2017 06:58 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

i like about half her album a lot but this is not partic good/makes me feel really really old
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxLQAuQsOWI

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 15 September 2017 16:10 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

this is a very good album imo

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Monday, 9 October 2017 15:53 (two years ago) link

Yeah I've gone back to this a lot more than I expected I would - so much personality and presence in her voice. Compared to something like the utterly bland Zara Larsson album, it's a model of what pop can actually be with a bit of ambition and focus

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 10:06 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

brief shout out to the "new rules" and "lost in your light" music videos for both being extremely good. i love how "lost in your light" totally embodies what it's like to listen to the song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-AuLm7S3XE

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 16:26 (two years ago) link

also pop album of the year

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 16:28 (two years ago) link

yeah this album is so good

Evan R, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 16:45 (two years ago) link

I know this is unfair but Bill Maher prevents me from getting into "new rules" :(

Simon H., Wednesday, 29 November 2017 16:47 (two years ago) link

why would you let that happen

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 17:05 (two years ago) link

new rules is great, i think will be a top ten single (and maybe my token pop track) this year for me.

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 17:10 (two years ago) link

"new rules" is a becky anthem i can get behind.

map, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 17:10 (two years ago) link

god every time i hear "lost in your light" i play it five times in a row

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 18:21 (two years ago) link

really (and unfortunately) such a miracle that this album was not only finally released but also turned out to be stupendous

monotony, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 22:16 (two years ago) link

"lost in your light" has been a stalwart on my jogging playlists this year. the way she sings "i wanna stay riiiiiiiiiiight here all night baby" at the beginning of the final chorus is such a moment

monotony, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 22:18 (two years ago) link

Really glad I clicked on this thread. It has made me revisit an album which I dismissed when I first heard it back in June. I must have watched the Lost In Your Light video 20 times in the last 24 hours. It could well end up being my song of the year. I'm now just taking it in turns to play this album and the new Miguel.

kitchen person, Saturday, 2 December 2017 05:35 (two years ago) link

delivery of the year: miguel singing “vivid, vivid”

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Saturday, 2 December 2017 05:43 (two years ago) link

Ya'll aware of this, right? "New Rules" done mid-80's Italo. Somehow it really works!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLjNTTCVat0

daavid, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 20:14 (two years ago) link

great find!
I've also come around on the Freedo remix on the single.

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 20:47 (two years ago) link

album is p good thx for the tip. the drop into the chorus of 'new rules' is my favourite musical moment of the year; i feel dumb the extent to which it gets me every single time

flopson, Thursday, 7 December 2017 00:16 (two years ago) link

lol, those drums are pretty tricky

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Thursday, 7 December 2017 02:07 (two years ago) link

I'm fully obsessed with her album now. Everything sounds so effortless which is nice compared to some of the other big pop records of the year that sound like way too much hard work.

kitchen person, Thursday, 7 December 2017 04:49 (two years ago) link

four months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm8rz-llMhE

Haven't heard much about this around here. Already #1 in the UK charts.

daavid, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 21:06 (two years ago) link

I'm still undecided about it but I think it's a step up from IDGAF. Opinions?

daavid, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 21:07 (two years ago) link

As a regular American Top 40 listener it’s very refreshing to have some played-straight, classy, four-on-the-floor house music back on the radio. The first time it came on I briefly thought I’d tuned the station to WBLS by mistake. Don’t know that Dua Lipa feels particularly vital to the success of the record, but by the same measure she acquits herself well.

You're all losing so many points on your progress bars (Champiness), Tuesday, 24 April 2018 21:20 (two years ago) link

Man, Calvin Harris is everywhere right now...

absorbed carol channing's powers & psyche (morrisp), Tuesday, 24 April 2018 22:00 (two years ago) link

i think it's pretty good! a little forgettable, but serviceable for sure

i don't hear too much calvin harris where i am so i'll accept this small dose...

dyl, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 01:48 (two years ago) link

he's no marshmello

maura, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 03:10 (two years ago) link

i like this a lot better than his fake random access memories songs. IDGAF slander is also insane

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 25 April 2018 03:40 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

we had JD Twitch down to play at Hot Mess on saturday and he played New Rules! or fragments and teasers of it building up to what might have been his own live mix. anyway, it ruled.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Monday, 14 May 2018 22:51 (two years ago) link

that sounds great!

Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 10:11 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4-jOuHO-z4

monotony, Thursday, 6 September 2018 04:47 (one year ago) link

^I love this, though I can't shake the suspicion that the pitch-shifted bit in the chorus was an attempt to make Dua's voice sound as much like Cher's as possible after Cher declined an invitation to guest on the track

her new single 'Want To' is much weaker imho

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwHjeQjY2eA

ilxor-com-dog-meat-drawer-7-840-x-600.jpg (unregistered), Thursday, 20 September 2018 04:03 (one year ago) link

i like Electricity a lot, probably my favourite single of hers. i wish the outro just jammed on like that for longer though, it feels like there's a whole other song there waiting to be unearthed. interesting that Romy from the xx has a writing credit on it. i'm very curious about the Blackpink collab that's coming up too

ufo, Thursday, 20 September 2018 04:21 (one year ago) link

wow "Want To" is really awful

boxedjoy, Thursday, 20 September 2018 09:58 (one year ago) link

https://www.jaguar.com/the-pace.html

StanM, Thursday, 20 September 2018 14:13 (one year ago) link

romy's had a couple of non-xx writing credits lately, most recently on Kelela's album

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Thursday, 20 September 2018 14:19 (one year ago) link

lol wtf

El Tomboto, Thursday, 20 September 2018 14:19 (one year ago) link

@ the jaguar partnership

El Tomboto, Thursday, 20 September 2018 14:20 (one year ago) link

This was my favourite pop star mag cover for some time, I mean I know it's GQ and everything but the combination of her and 'A billion people can't be wrong' with 'Could Jacob Rees-Mogg get any worse?' is pretty hard to top

https://www.magazinecafestore.com/Upload/Product/81/gq-uk-magazine-may-2018.jpg

piscesx, Thursday, 20 September 2018 14:27 (one year ago) link

lol Gentlemen's Quarterly

niels, Friday, 21 September 2018 06:49 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

New single is out on Friday. It sounds promising:

Miss me? pic.twitter.com/amWaQuhaDy

— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) October 22, 2019

monotony, Saturday, 26 October 2019 07:20 (nine months ago) link

"This was my favourite pop star mag cover for some time, I mean I know it's GQ and everything but the combination of her and 'A billion people can't be wrong' with 'Could Jacob Rees-Mogg get any worse?' is pretty hard to top"

I'm really bothered by the way that the question mark at the end of that line pushes past the right border of the text. It looks wrong.

For all those people reading this in 2027, when the image is gone, there was originally a picture of the front cover of the British edition of GQ magazine, May 2018. All of the headlines on the right were right-aligned to a rigid border but the question mark in the last headline, "Could Jacob Rees-Mogg get any worse?", extended over the edge of the border, and in 2019 it bothered me.

In 2027 you will walk through a miniature recreation of London and see a miniature version of yourself.

Ashley Pomeroy, Saturday, 26 October 2019 20:17 (nine months ago) link

For those of us reading in 2019, who is Jacob Reese-Whatever?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 26 October 2019 22:07 (nine months ago) link

hideous far right British politician

monotony, Saturday, 26 October 2019 22:13 (nine months ago) link

Got it

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 27 October 2019 00:38 (nine months ago) link

https://youtu.be/htg8v0g_4e4

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Thursday, 31 October 2019 23:09 (nine months ago) link

let me be the one to mention “Pretty Please”.

nothing’s blowing me away, but the album sounds pretty good on first listen, “Boys Will Be Boys” excepted.

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Saturday, 28 March 2020 14:17 (four months ago) link

I am totally hearing the Katy Perry thing now (unfortunately, thanks DJP!), and it was a qualified comparison to begin with.

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Saturday, 28 March 2020 14:18 (four months ago) link

I really want to connect with this album -- spiritually, it's absolutely up my alley -- but something's not sticking and idk what it is :(

winters (josh), Sunday, 29 March 2020 00:08 (four months ago) link

and that's okay!

winters (josh), Sunday, 29 March 2020 00:09 (four months ago) link

hi, josh!

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 29 March 2020 00:18 (four months ago) link

Her singing is competent, but lacking in personality (she sounds bored). The music is mostly polite, generic dance-pop. The White Town sample is distracting, as samples of well-known songs can be. I like what “Break My Heart” does with the INXS melody.

morrisp, Sunday, 29 March 2020 00:46 (four months ago) link

well, the White Town sucked too

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 29 March 2020 00:48 (four months ago) link

the white town sample is way less distracting than the inxs one

ufo, Sunday, 29 March 2020 00:56 (four months ago) link

"Boys Will Be Boys" reminds me of this recent song (but I like this one better):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PG8PqSXY6O8

morrisp, Sunday, 29 March 2020 00:59 (four months ago) link

Went for walk in the park the other night that turned into a disco stepping affair to the beat/tune of this album.

“Break My Heart” and “Pretty Please” are on a par with the two big singles for me, but “Levitating” and “Hallucinate”, enjoyable as they are, had me restless for some Fever-era Kylie. I settled on a loop of the full non-edited “Groovejet”.

iow, mixed results (but man did it feel good to be outside again - shame it’s so cold right now)

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 20:38 (four months ago) link

I have to admit I'm thoroughly enjoying both sample-heavy cuts. Imho "Love Again" tops "Break My Heart"; it's simply a better song. On the other hand, "Break My Heart", really does it for me with the... cleverness? i'm not sure that's the word but it's the best I can think about. Any way, it's clever in the way it integrates the INXS riff, and it's so sticky.

But the two songs that I keep hearing in my mind when I'm not actually listening to the album are "Hallucinate" and "Cool". I think those two will end up being my favorite cuts. "Hallucinate" in particular is totally relentless and reminded me of "Fever" too.

cpl593H, Friday, 3 April 2020 15:18 (four months ago) link

I'm also hearing "patchy" but not in a bad way. The payoffs are big.

billstevejim, Friday, 3 April 2020 17:15 (four months ago) link

the last song is bleh.

billstevejim, Friday, 3 April 2020 17:16 (four months ago) link

my choice cuts: levitating, love again, break my heart, don't start now. really, everything but the closer (billsteve otm), it's a super bubbly, crafty, and enjoyable record.

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Friday, 3 April 2020 17:43 (four months ago) link

I think the debut was patchier than this, but higher in the peaks. I love her at her most relentless, "Begging" in the debut, "Hallucinate" here.

cpl593H, Friday, 3 April 2020 17:57 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

title track
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24MI99Df3FM

eerily similar to "up all night" by the right now
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM9Tc3JBfQo&feature=emb_title

davey, Monday, 20 April 2020 07:19 (three months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM9Tc3JBfQo&feature=emb_title

davey, Monday, 20 April 2020 07:20 (three months ago) link

weird that it refuses to embed in my posts :/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM9Tc3JBfQo&feature=emb_title

davey, Monday, 20 April 2020 07:21 (three months ago) link

Physical > Levitating > Pretty Please (terrific bassline) is a sublime sequence. Prefer it by a wide margin to the debut. If she named it Bangerville it wouldn't have been arrogant.

Wally P. Doyle, Monday, 20 April 2020 07:30 (three months ago) link

"Levitating" has become my favorite. What a jam. I dance to it in my isiolation.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 20 April 2020 11:28 (three months ago) link

i’ve just discovered her today and am loving the absolute pants off future nostalgia

karmic blowback for dissing pip and jane baker (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 20 April 2020 12:20 (three months ago) link

gave this album a listen, it's quite good but i kind of expected it to be... better based on all the effusive praise?

dyl, Monday, 20 April 2020 16:44 (three months ago) link

Moka upthread OTM, "Good in Bed' sounds like a rejected Lily Allen song from 2006. The rest of the album is great.

braised cod, Saturday, 25 April 2020 07:29 (three months ago) link

I know Dedicated was well-liked in these parts, but this album gives me the feeling I was hoping to get from that album. I caught the White Town sample but didn't notice the INXS interpolation. Guess I'll just listen to the whole album again

Vinnie, Sunday, 26 April 2020 00:30 (three months ago) link

At long last, a bunch of remixes for “Physical”. josh is hyping the dreamy Erika de Casier Remix on the EdC thread, but I’m here for the hi-energy Leo Zero Disco Remix:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?=fC_wSCls3h0

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Sunday, 26 April 2020 09:35 (three months ago) link

SUCH A JAM!

BREAKING NEWS: I've finally finished remixing @DUALIPA with the certified BOP that is the @BBCNews theme! ❤️(Twitter only allows the first 2min here. Check out the full thing on Youtube: https://t.co/o7CSDr5Qwb) #DuaLipa #Hallucinate #BBCNews #Mashup #Remix pic.twitter.com/UyS91osXhW

— Ben Howell (@piffleandwhimsy) April 27, 2020

Heavy Messages (jed_), Friday, 1 May 2020 22:49 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

no idea what to make of this haha

au•toch•tho•nous adjective
(of an inhabitant of a place) indigenous rather than descended from migrants or colonists pic.twitter.com/OD9bNmLcZ4

— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) July 19, 2020

mozzy star (voodoo chili), Monday, 20 July 2020 21:16 (three weeks ago) link

a lot of Serbian nationalist propaganda nowadays paints the Albanians as interlopers in the region whereas actually Albanians have inhabited the balkans since before the slavs arrived

Temporary Erogenous Zone (jim in vancouver), Monday, 20 July 2020 21:23 (three weeks ago) link

I somehow missed it before but I would like to belatedly agree with jed_'s sentiments regarding the BBC Hallucinate mashup

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Monday, 20 July 2020 23:22 (three weeks ago) link

I find sean evans to be not a very good youtuber at all but was extremely impressed by how well Dua was able to tolerate all the sauces on Hot Ones this week

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Sunday, 26 July 2020 19:13 (two weeks ago) link

I've seen a few of those over the years, and anecdotally I feel that women handle the hot sauces better than men do.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 26 July 2020 20:20 (two weeks ago) link

Halle berry the GOAT, though Paul Rudd and Michael Cera also did quite well iirc

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Sunday, 26 July 2020 20:22 (two weeks ago) link

Glad she's gone back to dark hair.

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Sunday, 26 July 2020 20:29 (two weeks ago) link

I want to say Aubrey Plaza did really well, and ... ScarJo?

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 26 July 2020 20:35 (two weeks ago) link

Her singing is competent, but lacking in personality (she sounds bored). The music is mostly polite, generic dance-pop. The White Town sample is distracting, as samples of well-known songs can be. I like what “Break My Heart” does with the INXS melody.

― morrisp, Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:46 AM (three months ago) bookmarkflaglink

well, the White Town sucked too

― TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:48 AM (three months ago) bookmarkflaglink

rmde

the white town sample is the bomb and that song is the one blowing my mind rn

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Monday, 27 July 2020 17:23 (two weeks ago) link

it broke your mind?

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 27 July 2020 17:34 (two weeks ago) link

(couldn't resist)

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 27 July 2020 17:35 (two weeks ago) link

LEVITATING REMIXED BY THE BLESSED MADONNA FEATURING MY IDOLS MADONNA & MISSY ELLIOTT - 14TH OF AUGUST - DREAM COME TRUE LETS GO!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/qoj9c3WCIM

— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) July 27, 2020

chonky floof (groovypanda), Monday, 27 July 2020 19:36 (two weeks ago) link

oh wow, that sounds potentially glorious or a total clusterfuck (or, potentially, both)

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Monday, 27 July 2020 19:39 (two weeks ago) link

yes

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 27 July 2020 19:43 (two weeks ago) link

the likely bloated and godawful remix i need right now

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Monday, 27 July 2020 19:48 (two weeks ago) link

i'm not satisfied by the dialogue i've seen about dua lipa, maybe i just haven't found the good stuff. nothing is good at describing how successfully she occupies this space of having been around the block re: love and relationships but maintaining this clear line from what she knows is real love to how it may or may not play out for her. the register of her voice, the craft of the songs all highlight this appeal. when people accuse it of being generic i think they .. aren't available for this kind of direct, concise, surprisingly deep and worldly discourse on love from a contemporary pop star. she has been very good and successful and convincing at giving us variations on this not generic but general theme. i have a hard time thinking of pop stars who i can satisfactorily compare her to for this reason.

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Monday, 27 July 2020 20:02 (two weeks ago) link

it occurred to me that she's like if Amy Winehouse wasn't reactionary, a la "oh contemporary pop music is so bad, I want to sound like when it was so pure" etc etc… it so happens that her voice is very similar to AW's, but it is used atop state of the art pop stylings…

veronica moser, Monday, 27 July 2020 21:22 (two weeks ago) link

Everything about that post is baffling.

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 17:10 (two weeks ago) link

hey man, sometimes I have good ideas, sometimes I have bad ideas; sometimes I'm lucid, sometimes I can't write for shit…

veronica moser, Tuesday, 28 July 2020 17:32 (two weeks ago) link

dua lipa is fine. I'm a little suspicious of how pop stars are rewarded commercially and sometimes critically for having very manicured, "always on", don't-rock-the-boat personas (the recent twitter thing an amusing aberration) but she's got a bunch of jams it would be silly to deny

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 17:41 (two weeks ago) link

Veronica, I kind of admired how strange it was fwiw.

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 17:46 (two weeks ago) link

I'm confused by that tweet up there. I worked out belatedly that The Black Madonna has changed her name to The Blessed Madonna. Featuring actual pop star Madonna ( I misunderstood and thought she was being referred to as Blessed) also featuring Missy E but there other person in that pictorial collage is not Missy.

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 17:53 (two weeks ago) link

vm i liked the comparison and definitely feel you on

hey man, sometimes I have good ideas, sometimes I have bad ideas; sometimes I'm lucid, sometimes I can't write for shit...

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 17:57 (two weeks ago) link


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