Oh my i love this stuff. Surprised there's been no thread yet.
― piscesx, Tuesday, 20 March 2018 12:32 (one year ago) Permalink
her 2018 single is my favorite one yet
― piper at the gates of d'awwww (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 20 March 2018 12:36 (one year ago) Permalink
yeah also good!
― piscesx, Tuesday, 20 March 2018 13:48 (one year ago) Permalink
Really great set opening for Sharon Van Etten last night. The Joan Armatrenaissance is upon us.
― geoffreyess, Sunday, 17 February 2019 20:49 (three months ago) Permalink
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 (two months ago) Permalink
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 (two months ago) Permalink
not entirely sure of what to say about this record yet but pretty impressed after one listen
― monotony, Friday, 22 March 2019 00:44 (two months ago) Permalink
"paradise" and "baby blu" were particularly exceptional
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 (two months ago) Permalink
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 (two months ago) Permalink
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 (two months ago) Permalink
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 (two months ago) Permalink
"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 (one month ago) Permalink
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 (one month ago) Permalink
― Matt DC, Monday, 25 March 2019 22:07 (one month ago) Permalink
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 (one month ago) Permalink