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Oh my i love this stuff. Surprised there's been no thread yet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbLewPw9jFo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmmQuNl_8xc

piscesx, Tuesday, 20 March 2018 12:32 (one year ago) link

her 2018 single is my favorite one yet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zsx1cOjydBA

piper at the gates of d'awwww (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 20 March 2018 12:36 (one year ago) link

yeah also good!

piscesx, Tuesday, 20 March 2018 13:48 (one year ago) link

ten months pass...

Really great set opening for Sharon Van Etten last night. The Joan Armatrenaissance is upon us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-Qdo_mapSQ

geoffreyess, Sunday, 17 February 2019 20:49 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

Support slots from a bunch of great bands, amazing singles, fantastic videos, great imagery, great reviews, everything you might want from a new pop star, complete indifference from ILX?

piscesx, Thursday, 14 March 2019 20:19 (eleven months ago) link

Not entirely. She made the 2017 tracks poll with Baby Luv, which was the first time/place I'd ever heard it or heard of her. And she shows up in the rolling favorites threads too.

I guess people are just waiting for there to be more than one song at a time to talk about?

(Album's streaming on NPR, btw.)

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 14 March 2019 22:31 (eleven months ago) link

not entirely sure of what to say about this record yet but pretty impressed after one listen

monotony, Friday, 22 March 2019 00:44 (eleven months ago) link

"paradise" and "baby blu" were particularly exceptional

monotony, Friday, 22 March 2019 00:44 (eleven months ago) link

I cannot decide which song I love more: "Golden Cage" has that amazing sax/vocal battle for the lead melodic supremacy, and my favorite use of empty space since James Blake's "Limit to Your Love"; "The Florist" does Coldplay better than even their "A Rush of Blood to the Head" heights (how the fuck has it not been remixed into a massive lights-everywhere IDM stadium-filler, especially after the 2nd verse, when the pre-chorus builds to the chorus?); and the gritty punk-adjacent squal of "In Your Head"; damn, they are all so awesome!

Prefecture, Friday, 22 March 2019 01:24 (eleven months ago) link

this is great, she really can write a hook and the album covers a surprising amount of stylistic ground while still feeling quite cohesive as a whole. the skits are completely unnecessary though

ufo, Friday, 22 March 2019 11:32 (eleven months ago) link

yeah even with the silly interludes this might be my favourite album so far this year. “in my head” won’t get out of my head!!

monotony, Saturday, 23 March 2019 01:44 (eleven months ago) link

I love how on “Melt” she’s got a saxophonist playing this gorgeous, romantic melody and then over the top of it she sings “I bet your brain cells won't last / I bet they cling to the trash / I hope you melt on the way back to your place”

monotony, Saturday, 23 March 2019 01:53 (eleven months ago) link

"heavyweight champion of the year" didn't really grab me when it was the lead single but it's so effective as the album closer, being relatively stripped down before briefly exploding

"melt" is absolutely one of the highlights and i think this might be my favourite album so far this year too

ufo, Monday, 25 March 2019 10:04 (ten months ago) link

Have heard only half of the album so far but all her singles have been magical. Something about her sound, its sparseness and home-made classiness, reminds me of early Sade.

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Monday, 25 March 2019 22:05 (ten months ago) link

Terrific album.

Matt DC, Monday, 25 March 2019 22:07 (ten months ago) link

Wow yeah better even than i hoped; funny that none of the early stuff is on it but these are her best songs i think, so you can see why.

Baby Blu the absolute keeper, holy shit.

piscesx, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 15:26 (ten months ago) link

two months pass...

thought she was great in Porto the other week, having not heard anything before. record has some great stuff on it and looking forward to whats next- could do with losing the skits for sure. my main take from the live show was that she was maybe unconsciously channeling some major Prefab Sprout vibes. i'm guessing Safety Net might be the track that hits that vibe best? thats my vibe. VIBES.

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Thursday, 20 June 2019 10:21 (eight months ago) link

the way this album heavily channels sophisti-pop vibes but with a bunch of noise often thrown on top is so good

ufo, Thursday, 20 June 2019 10:29 (eight months ago) link

If only more sophisti-pop was like that.

pomenitul, Thursday, 20 June 2019 10:38 (eight months ago) link

I like this album a lot; I listen to it once a week.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 20 June 2019 10:59 (eight months ago) link

You wouldn't have thought that pinpointing an exact midpoint between early 90s indie rock and Sade would work but somehow she pulls it off. I think the unshowiness of her voice really does the songs a favour here.

Matt DC, Thursday, 20 June 2019 11:01 (eight months ago) link

"the midpoint between early 90s indie rock and Sade" -- what a fantastic way of framing this album

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 20 June 2019 11:28 (eight months ago) link

Expanding upon that, there's something about the way she juxtaposes signifiers of smoothness with signifiers of scuzziness that feels both unique and very consciously done.

Matt DC, Thursday, 20 June 2019 12:25 (eight months ago) link

"the midpoint between early 90s indie rock and Sade" -- what a fantastic way of framing this album

cosign

pomenitul, Thursday, 20 June 2019 12:55 (eight months ago) link

I've been hearing it as "what if Joan Armatrading invented Britpop?" (didn't she?)

geoffreyess, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:05 (eight months ago) link

three months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyNsnX0o78Q

new mix of "heat rises" with a video, though there's not that much different

i still completely adore this album

ufo, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 14:15 (four months ago) link

same! It's a lovely Sunday morning record.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 14:17 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

this is really good! just saw it on pitchfork's year-end best rock albums, missed this thread

yeah very cool, distinctive guitar playing and great songs...the whole vibe feels instantly familiar but yet unique which is always a good sign

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 12 December 2019 21:14 (two months ago) link

its easily the indie rock album of the year

ufo, Thursday, 12 December 2019 21:30 (two months ago) link

has a cool 80s vibe without seeming specifically retro

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 12 December 2019 21:33 (two months ago) link

ugh just found out she played here last week and i had no idea

ufo, Friday, 13 December 2019 07:24 (two months ago) link


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