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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

Man, Calvin Harris is everywhere right now...

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

he's no marshmello

maura, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 03:10 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

that sounds great!

Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 10:11 (one year 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five months ago) link

hideous far right British politician

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

Got it

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

https://youtu.be/htg8v0g_4e4

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

Yeah, that was a nice surprise.

I was expecting to hate the last two songs based on the reaction on Popjustice and RYM, but I kind of love them. Great album.

kitchen person, Monday, 23 March 2020 19:25 (two weeks ago) link

such a strong record.
I get the feeling some people might have with the last two songs but, personally, I have no problems with them.

Nourry, Monday, 23 March 2020 21:08 (two weeks ago) link

on the one hand I really want to listen to the leak immediately; on the other hand I really don't want to make Dua Lipa cry

If you support Dua, please don't stream the leaked version of tue album!! Look at her she's devasted 😢Pleaseeeeeee it's her body of work RESPECT HER #DuaLipa #FutureNostalgia @DUALIPA pic.twitter.com/FWyWa5iiX8

— Lordogx is RARE (@lordogx) March 23, 2020

unregistered, Monday, 23 March 2020 23:09 (two weeks ago) link

thankfully it's out friday!

ugh i love this fucking record

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 24 March 2020 14:21 (two weeks ago) link

I guess this will be her E•MO•TION huh?

What’s the name of the song with a White Town sample? dying to hear this one.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 24 March 2020 18:32 (two weeks ago) link

Is the MME good again? ;)

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 18:48 (two weeks ago) link

(thanks phone)

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 18:48 (two weeks ago) link

only thing i don't really care for on this is "good in bed", pretty solid otherwise and indeed very early 00s uk pop throughout. "cool" is especially wonderful

ufo, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 20:10 (two weeks ago) link

What’s the name of the song with a White Town sample? dying to hear this one.

― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:32 AM (three hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

"love again"

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 24 March 2020 21:52 (two weeks ago) link

Love Again should be the next single

kitchen person, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 22:37 (two weeks ago) link

it is!

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 24 March 2020 22:38 (two weeks ago) link

Oh, I thought it was going to be Break My Heart but maybe that's just a promo/buzz single. I get so confused. Either would work, but Love Again seems like the most obvious hit on the album.

kitchen person, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 22:44 (two weeks ago) link

lol sorry i got their titles mixed up, you're right kitchen person

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj2U6rhnucI

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 26 March 2020 21:12 (one week ago) link

This album is fucking relentless. And "Break My Heart" is a great covid-19 anthem (I wonder if this is why it was chosen as the next single).

Tim F, Thursday, 26 March 2020 21:28 (one week ago) link

Chorus reminds me of Shakedown Street

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 26 March 2020 22:31 (one week ago) link

So, this is pretty much the album of the year until the Jessie Ware one comes out right?

kitchen person, Thursday, 26 March 2020 22:38 (one week ago) link

hi

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 26 March 2020 23:45 (one week ago) link

the "need you tonight" interpolation in "break my heart" is really bugging me, it doesn't quite work with the rest of the song

video rules though

ufo, Friday, 27 March 2020 00:07 (one week ago) link

Once first listen, loving « Break my Heart »(indeed it’s zeitgeisty !) and the fabulous-kinky-obvious summer hit « Good in Bed » !

AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 27 March 2020 02:56 (one week ago) link

THE NEED YOU TONIGHT SAMPLE DKGKTKEKKDJFJF

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Friday, 27 March 2020 05:38 (one week ago) link

Oh it’s actually “need you tonight” not “shakedown street”!

“Good in Bed” sounds like Lilly Allen to me, not sure I care about it.

Non-single tracks that I like on first listen: “cool”, “love again”

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 27 March 2020 06:40 (one week ago) link

This album is *Cars voice* just what I needed.

I dig Good in Bed. Fun bop.

triggercut, Friday, 27 March 2020 10:18 (one week ago) link

You want me
i want you baby
my sugar boo
i’m levitating
the milky way
we're renegading
YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH

monotony, Friday, 27 March 2020 10:38 (one week ago) link

very early 00s uk pop throughout.

This ain't the early 00s. But why does it feel so good?

Matt DC, Friday, 27 March 2020 12:59 (one week ago) link

Damn, I haven’t seen the ILX hivemind so stoked for an album since Random Access Memories.

Mr. Snrub, Friday, 27 March 2020 20:29 (one week ago) link

We've come too far.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 27 March 2020 20:41 (one week ago) link

It's good; it reminds me of Selena Gomez's January album. I like pop stars releasing these tight albums.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 27 March 2020 20:42 (one week ago) link

Damn, I haven’t seen the ILX hivemind so stoked for an album since Random Access Memories.

― Mr. Snrub, Friday, March 27, 2020 1:29 PM (thirteen minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

haven't heard a note of this but I'm sure it's better than that turd

COVID and the Gang (jim in vancouver), Friday, 27 March 2020 20:43 (one week ago) link

It is a lot better than RAM.

It's a good album but it's kind of funny to me that "Katy Perry using Selena Gomez's vocal technique" is apparently the ILX sweet spot.

DJP, Friday, 27 March 2020 20:48 (one week ago) link

I’m holding my hype for the Jessie Ware album.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 27 March 2020 23:06 (one week ago) link

fwiw I don’t hear selena gomez in this at all

monotony, Saturday, 28 March 2020 01:32 (one week ago) link

This is good but patchier than I'd expect given how concise it is tbh

brechtian social distancing (Simon H.), Saturday, 28 March 2020 01:46 (one week ago) link

I don't get patchy at all. It's pretty much wall to wall bangers

groovypanda, Saturday, 28 March 2020 13:04 (one week ago) link

Katy Perry and Dua Lipa don't sound remotely alike, not least because Dua Lipa doesn't do that big honking thing that sounds like she's constantly mugging to camera.

Matt DC, Saturday, 28 March 2020 13:07 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week ago) link

and that's okay!

winters (josh), Sunday, 29 March 2020 00:09 (one week ago) link

hi, josh!

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

well, the White Town sucked too

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

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

ufo, Sunday, 29 March 2020 00:56 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (five days ago) link

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

billstevejim, Friday, 3 April 2020 17:15 (five days ago) link

the last song is bleh.

billstevejim, Friday, 3 April 2020 17:16 (five days 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 (five days 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 (five days ago) link


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