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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three years ago) link

three weeks pass...

this is a very good album imo

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

wow "Want To" is really awful

boxedjoy, Thursday, 20 September 2018 09:58 (two years ago) link

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

StanM, Thursday, 20 September 2018 14:13 (two years 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 (two years ago) link

lol wtf

El Tomboto, Thursday, 20 September 2018 14:19 (two years ago) link

@ the jaguar partnership

El Tomboto, Thursday, 20 September 2018 14:20 (two years 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 (two years ago) link

lol Gentlemen's Quarterly

niels, Friday, 21 September 2018 06:49 (two years 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 (eleven 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 (eleven 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 (eleven months ago) link

hideous far right British politician

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

Got it

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

https://youtu.be/htg8v0g_4e4

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

what a fucking monumental let down!

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Friday, 28 August 2020 01:53 (one month ago) link

I usually don't mind Mark Ronson but his remix is just... awful

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Friday, 28 August 2020 01:55 (one month ago) link

Nobody's remixed anything. It's Just a B. Madonna mix of Dua tracks with Dua Lipa laid vox over other tracks by the people listed.

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Friday, 28 August 2020 01:59 (one month ago) link

I want my money back.

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Friday, 28 August 2020 01:59 (one month ago) link

It's just a BM DJ mix with Dua Lipa vox laid over.

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Friday, 28 August 2020 02:03 (one month ago) link

:-(

stirmonster, Friday, 28 August 2020 02:23 (one month ago) link

i mean...it was never advertised as anything other than basically a blessed madonna x dua lipa DJ-kicks?

personally i think it's really fun! i was very underwhelmed by the madonna & missy remix, but it sounds a little less drab in context and there are many other entertaining moments. "boys will be boys" finally making sense as a samba workout! jayda-g doing "cool"! mr fingers elevating "hallucinate"!

not sure why it's being retconned into this era but i liked the new take on "kiss and make up" as well.

monotony, Friday, 28 August 2020 03:00 (one month ago) link

i mean...it was never advertised as anything other than basically a blessed madonna x dua lipa DJ-kicks?

i haven't heard it yet but I was under the impression that BM was playing curator for these remixes by other people. def changes things if it's a mix.

Roz, Friday, 28 August 2020 06:37 (one month ago) link

it's both as far as I understand it?

The tracks have been remixed by the artists listed but it's been assembled as a mix?

Number None, Friday, 28 August 2020 07:11 (one month ago) link

yes, that's correct (sorry if I implied otherwise). The Blessed Madonna has taken the various remixes and turned them into what's more or less a continuous ~50 min mix

monotony, Friday, 28 August 2020 07:51 (one month ago) link

this thread has me doubting reality

J0rdan S., Friday, 28 August 2020 07:52 (one month ago) link

anyway this is a much cooler idea than a normal remix album

J0rdan S., Friday, 28 August 2020 07:52 (one month ago) link

xpost yep I'm listening now and that's what it is - sorry, was thrown off by jed's "nobody's remixed anything" post upthread.

I don't know about this... there are some good moments but the mix feels rushed, there's barely any time for the tracks to breathe. both the Mr. Fingers and Paul Woolford remixes need to be wayyyy longer than two minutes wtf.

Faves so far: BM's own remix of Love is Religion (is that a new track?) might be the best thing here, so joyful. also liked the Jayda G and "Boys will be Boys" remixes, and the Dimitri from Paris edit - is it time for the jamiroquai re-appraisal yet? 

Worst: the Mark Ronson remix as mentioned above (Gwen Stefani doesn't have the chops to carry that huge "Physical" chorus at all, yikes) and the JLC remix which is just hilariously lazy.  

Roz, Friday, 28 August 2020 07:57 (one month ago) link

need the unmixed versions of these ... could barely make out the mr fingers track

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Friday, 28 August 2020 08:16 (one month ago) link

xp to Roz - the Paul Woolford remix is available as a full version (this came out around the time "Hallucinate" was released as a single): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VqeJGcW680

monotony, Friday, 28 August 2020 09:33 (one month ago) link

ooh thanks!

Roz, Friday, 28 August 2020 10:01 (one month ago) link

Kids all over twitter saying how awful this is. One 20-second snippet of the MAW one has them generally freaking out underneath 'it sounds like a load of random computer game noises!'.

There are some pretty ancient names involved, you'd think remix culture would've moved on a bit in the last three or four decades.

piscesx, Friday, 28 August 2020 10:20 (one month ago) link

.. although by contrast someone on PJ claims 'the vibe makes me wanna pour a babycham and do a line off someone’s D' so, horses for courses.

piscesx, Friday, 28 August 2020 10:35 (one month ago) link

I don’t blame the kids - given how rushed this feels, there’s hardly anything for them to latch on to and the lack of name recognition doesn’t help. Like aside from Missy and Madonna, they prob don’t know anyone else than maybe Yaeji and Mark Ronson (the latter’s is the one they all seem to like so go figure).

Roz, Friday, 28 August 2020 11:09 (one month ago) link

I've got as far as the Boys Will Be Boys remix and everyone concerned is half-arsing this so transparently.

Matt DC, Friday, 28 August 2020 12:20 (one month ago) link

lol even the Moodymann mix is astonishingly half-baked

unpaid intern at the darvo institute (Simon H.), Friday, 28 August 2020 13:06 (one month ago) link

That's one of the better ones IMO, the Horse Meat Disco one is OK and the Paul Woolford is good, but that's about it. Larry Heard barely even bothered to get out of bed.

I suppose we should have looked at the track listing and seen 'annoying Girl Talk album' in our collective future but we live and learn.

Matt DC, Friday, 28 August 2020 13:12 (one month ago) link

Larry Heard barely even bothered to get out of bed.

this is probably because he wasn't one of the remixers

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 28 August 2020 13:19 (one month ago) link

Track 10 is him, right?

Matt DC, Friday, 28 August 2020 13:25 (one month ago) link

oh lol whoops i got my signals crossed you're right

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 28 August 2020 13:28 (one month ago) link

tbf no one is at 100% working from home

unpaid intern at the darvo institute (Simon H.), Friday, 28 August 2020 13:34 (one month ago) link

The only part of the part listed as Larry Heard is a snippet of The Sun Can’t Compare with Dua vox laid over it.


https://youtu.be/tdIQTEYXDP4

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Friday, 28 August 2020 14:02 (one month ago) link

So I’m not sure he’s actually had anything to do with this.

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Friday, 28 August 2020 14:03 (one month ago) link

There's the sample and there's also the preceding remix which is listed as Mr Fingers.

Matt DC, Friday, 28 August 2020 14:06 (one month ago) link

Ok I can’t check at the moment but doesn’t it go blessed/madonna/missy then Gwen Stefani then 10-20 seconds of next to nothing then the sun can’t compare then Paul woolford? So is the Larry heard mix the 10-20 seconds of nothing?

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Friday, 28 August 2020 14:23 (one month ago) link

lol yeah I think it probably is. It’s possible there is actually a Mr Fingers remix that hasn’t really made the album in any audible form.

Tim F, Friday, 28 August 2020 15:43 (one month ago) link

wow ok this is all very weird!

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Friday, 28 August 2020 15:52 (one month ago) link

basically it sounds like they rushed an unfinished master onto spotify a couple weeks early or some shit

unpaid intern at the darvo institute (Simon H.), Friday, 28 August 2020 16:00 (one month ago) link

Why is there a model of a West Highland Terrier on the cover?

Matt DC, Friday, 28 August 2020 16:01 (one month ago) link

I really like the two new songs (“Love Is Religion” and especially “That Kind Of Woman”), both full-length tracks that would have fitted on a deluxe edition of the original album. Also wish there was much more of the MAW remix of “Pretty Please”.

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 28 August 2020 16:39 (one month ago) link

Apparently the unmixed versions are out next week

chonky floof (groovypanda), Friday, 28 August 2020 17:41 (one month ago) link

cool, i can wait

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 28 August 2020 17:58 (one month ago) link

Hoo boy, I’m only halfway through it but I think I can safely say that Club Future Nostalgia is terrible. Whoever said upthread that it sounded like everyone was half-assing it is otm. Or maybe it’s just that this “Blessed Madonna” wanker has no talent.

The “Live in LA” remix of “Don’t Start Now” is the only good Dua Lipa remix and even that isn’t as good as the original. I’ll stick with the original Future Nostalgia album thank you very much.

Mr. Snrub, Wednesday, 9 September 2020 19:23 (one month ago) link

Unmixed version out today

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Friday, 11 September 2020 16:37 (one month ago) link

these sound pretty good! except the paul woolford, blech - his piano house vocal "anthems" have been circling the drain for a few years now imo. kaytranada remix does a nice thing with the chorus.

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Friday, 11 September 2020 16:51 (one month ago) link

Mr Fingers mix is 8 minutes complete (whew). Nothing special or anything but its nice and chilled.

Spotify has all the tracks only as individual releases. Make yr own album? OK I will.

Jeff W, Friday, 11 September 2020 19:28 (one month ago) link

Good grief this is a huge disappointment. I wasn't even that wild about the actual album this is based on but it had some great moments. Imagine thinking what Physical needed was to be slowed down and have all of its energy and grandiosity sucked out of it

boxedjoy, Sunday, 13 September 2020 16:52 (one month ago) link

I really admire that instead of reaching for the obvious names like Kygo/Diplo/Skrillex this exists and will introduce a generation of listeners to names like Masters At Work and Mr Fingers... But if this was my introduction to classic seminal names like those I doubt I would bother investigating any further, this feels like such a wasted opportunity

boxedjoy, Sunday, 13 September 2020 16:54 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Another new version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8WoWk4b3D0

groovypanda, Friday, 2 October 2020 10:29 (two weeks ago) link

dababy works better on it than i thought he would

dyl, Saturday, 3 October 2020 04:07 (two weeks ago) link

Heard the DaBaby version on the radio today and it fucking KILLED

bunny slopes, Saturday, 3 October 2020 07:22 (two weeks ago) link

Don't have any desire at all to re-listen to the other remixes but "Love is Religion" is just soo good. Is the original available anywhere? Do we know if it's different from the Blessed Madonna's remix or why it was left off the record?

Roz, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 05:48 (six days ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV_w4TNOCjo

Number None, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 08:27 (six days ago) link

thank you!

OK I can kinda see why it was left off the album - it’s more nostalgia than future nostalgia I guess ha. The remix solves that problem by leaning into the Madonna vibes and turning it into a straightforward pop-house track.

Roz, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 10:58 (six days ago) link

One of my kids told me about a guy on Tik Tok (probably) who pretends to be her brother, Duo Lipa. I think that's pretty funny.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 12:35 (six days ago) link


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