Carly Rae Jepsen • Dedicated

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― kitchen person, Monday, April 1, 2019 2:03 PM (twenty minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

New thred

― Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, April 1, 2019 2:03 PM (nineteen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

☮ (peace, man), Monday, 1 April 2019 14:23 (eight months ago) link

lol thx for preserving the middot

Johnny Fever, Monday, 1 April 2019 14:25 (eight months ago) link

It was a priority.

☮ (peace, man), Monday, 1 April 2019 14:27 (eight months ago) link

ooh May 17 isn't too far away

ufo, Monday, 1 April 2019 14:35 (eight months ago) link

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

in other carly news here's a track she co-wrote, originally from the emotion sessions (her version leaked years ago)

ufo, Monday, 1 April 2019 14:39 (eight months ago) link

CRJ's style choices (as in fashion) in the last 6 months or so have been A++. Either that or she looks good in everything.

Jeff W, Monday, 1 April 2019 16:54 (eight months ago) link

also, LP cover art:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D3FC9fzU0AEOob0.jpg

Jeff W, Monday, 1 April 2019 17:11 (eight months ago) link

or is it? Just spotted the date in the corner

Jeff W, Monday, 1 April 2019 17:12 (eight months ago) link

Yeah, I've been wondering if that's just placeholder art.

☮ (peace, man), Monday, 1 April 2019 17:24 (eight months ago) link

same

great cover if it's the real one

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Monday, 1 April 2019 17:24 (eight months ago) link

strangest feeling of dread for this

maffew12, Monday, 1 April 2019 17:50 (eight months ago) link

ITS GONNA BE A NEW JERSEY

frogbs, Monday, 1 April 2019 18:13 (eight months ago) link

there’s no way this will be her biggest record

stop invoking new jersey meaninglessly thanks

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Monday, 1 April 2019 18:14 (eight months ago) link

it may be that I'm just not sure my heart can take it!

maffew12, Monday, 1 April 2019 18:27 (eight months ago) link

1. TRACK 1
2. NO DRUGS LIKE ME
3. NOW THAT I FOUND YOU
4. TRACK 4
5. TRACK 5
6. TRACK 6
7. TRACK 7
8. TRACK 8
9. TRACK 9
10. TRACK 10
11. TRACK 11
12. TRACK 12
13. TRACK 13

*DELUXE*
14. TRACK 14
15. TRACK 15

interesting that "party for one" didn't make it

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Monday, 1 April 2019 18:36 (eight months ago) link

wonder if Track 10 is a Charli cover

maffew12, Monday, 1 April 2019 18:38 (eight months ago) link

tracks five through seven all written by scott walker

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Monday, 1 April 2019 18:42 (eight months ago) link

ILX pre-cover?

Jeff W, Monday, 1 April 2019 18:45 (eight months ago) link

presumably "party for one" didn't make the album because it wasn't a hit (that's the usual reason labels do this isn't it?) but who on her team was seriously expecting it to be one?

including the release date on the cover is so odd

ufo, Monday, 1 April 2019 22:00 (eight months ago) link

maybe that's when she'll be "dedicated"

cheese canopy (map), Monday, 1 April 2019 22:05 (eight months ago) link

including the release date on the cover is so odd

Makes me think of Oasis' Be Here Now.

MarkoP, Monday, 1 April 2019 22:09 (eight months ago) link

just following in the footsteps of usher’s 8701

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Monday, 1 April 2019 22:25 (eight months ago) link

i don't know why album release date on cover art makes me think of this every time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uifzJleLSbM

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 06:14 (eight months ago) link

Was "Party for One" not a hit?? I mean certainly not on the level of anything from E-MO-TION but I've been hearing it out and about quite a bit.

vision joanna newsom (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 21:07 (eight months ago) link

there's still an outside chance it'll be one of the "TRACK 1"s and/or (more likely) a bonus track

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 21:16 (eight months ago) link

Party For (Track) One

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 21:32 (eight months ago) link

I thought it was pretty popular too, but I just looked at the peak chart positions thing on Wikipedia and... yknow, one of those moments you realize ILX is not the world

maffew12, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 22:32 (eight months ago) link

Even "I Really Like You" only got to #39 on the Hot 100 in the States. They even got Tom Hanks in the video, like. What more do you people need?! Ug. Goodnight

maffew12, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 22:41 (eight months ago) link

"party for one" wasn't even especially popular on ILX. it placed at #92 in last year's track poll

monotony, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 23:00 (eight months ago) link

great song though deserved better

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 23:14 (eight months ago) link

I like Party For One a good amount but it's my least favourite of the three recent singles.

kitchen person, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 02:18 (eight months ago) link

ILX pre-cover?

Perhaps...but we need songtitles in full first.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 04:19 (eight months ago) link

I Really Like You got to #3 in the UK but Run Away With Me didn't even make the Top 40 and that was her last "hit" over here.

groovypanda, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 08:27 (eight months ago) link

Bought a presale of the album to get a code to get presale tickets for the London gig. It seemed to sell out in under a minute, so no tickets for me yet.

Chewshabadoo, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 09:26 (eight months ago) link

Im not surenif it works the same in UK, but dometimes in the U.S. with Ticketmaster, if you keep trying you can still score. I think the deal is people will have them in their carts but then not buy them? I tried to buy tickets for something last year and when I logged on at 10 a.m., it said "no tickets available." I kept trying and gave up, but went back half an hour later out of sheer frustration and managed to get some. Dont want to fill you with too much hope but maybe keep trying for a minute.

☮ (peace, man), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 09:36 (eight months ago) link

Turns out I got a code that can only be used for US dates, and I could have got a free code for the London/Paris gigs if I had been paying attention: https://zaphod.uk.vvhp.net/vvreg/14293-637481.html

Chewshabadoo, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 09:38 (eight months ago) link

Ouch

groovypanda, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 10:04 (eight months ago) link

God, the process of buying tickets sucks so much these days.

☮ (peace, man), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 11:40 (eight months ago) link

spotify presale happening now in US

Presale starts at 10:00 AM local
Offer code: DEDICATED at any Ticketmaster purchase point
Ends April 4, 2019 at 10:00 PM

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 14:10 (eight months ago) link

there are way too many presales for this shit

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 14:16 (eight months ago) link

let me just say that i hope everyone at ticketmaster and livenation gets arrested

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Friday, 5 April 2019 14:10 (eight months ago) link

lol glad crüt and I don't work there anymore

Johnny Fever, Friday, 5 April 2019 15:00 (eight months ago) link

Yep, a very disappointing morning for everyone I knew trying to get tickets.

Chewshabadoo, Friday, 5 April 2019 15:05 (eight months ago) link

I didn't get any either :( it was gonna fall on the gf's birthday, so now she is pissed at me. Fuck ticket master.

plums (a hoy hoy), Friday, 5 April 2019 15:07 (eight months ago) link

wow i had no problem getting loge @ Wiltern almost a hour after sale began. shocked and excited

The immortal Hydra Viridisimma (outdoor_miner), Friday, 5 April 2019 17:53 (eight months ago) link

everyone move to Raleigh, looks like there are tickets left for her show here and this way I could actually go because I wouldn't be alone haha

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Friday, 5 April 2019 17:55 (eight months ago) link

Julien
No Drug Like Me
Now That I Found You
Want You In My Room
Everything He Needs
Happy Not Knowing
I'll Be Your Girl
Too Much
The Sound
Automatically In Love
Feels Right (feat. Electric Guest)
Right Words Wrong Time
Real Love

Bonus:
For Sure
Party for One

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:06 (seven months ago) link

hello!

☮ (peace, man), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:13 (seven months ago) link

"julien" comes out friday

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:16 (seven months ago) link

the twin horn lines at the end of “i’ll be your girl” are wonderful and i have no way of confirming this but i suspect they’re there bc crj is a huge van morrison fan

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 23 May 2019 10:59 (six months ago) link

Wow, she's finally doing a Canadian tour.

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Thursday, 23 May 2019 16:37 (six months ago) link

Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Dedicated’ has the highest Metacritic user score in history https://t.co/YwxNOrHvK1 pic.twitter.com/g21hY5ciwr

— Don't Bore Us (@DontBoreUs) May 22, 2019

groovypanda, Thursday, 23 May 2019 20:19 (six months ago) link

Not enough love for "For Sure" in here.

― self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 17:05 (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

amazing song

― american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 17:08 (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

came here to etc etc

seandalai, Friday, 24 May 2019 20:58 (six months ago) link

It would be tough for this to match Emotion, and it doesn't have quite the same consistency for me. Also the songs are roughly in the order of my favorite to least favorite, which is a weird coincidence that doesn't leave much to look forward to. Still, good album! Would like to hear more in the vein of "I'll Be Your Girl", which is the biggest departure

Vinnie, Monday, 27 May 2019 04:01 (six months ago) link

don't know if it's her confidence or my imagination but i think her singing is an asset this time around as opposed to emotion that mostly sold terrific songs

Ornette is blowing bubblegum spiderwebs (outdoor_miner), Monday, 27 May 2019 13:10 (six months ago) link

xp Would actually be interested to hear your take on it if you listen back to front?

I like this album a lot, after a few plays so far. Hard to compare to Emotion as I might've played that one out for myself

maffew12, Monday, 27 May 2019 15:43 (six months ago) link

Julien my fave as well

maffew12, Monday, 27 May 2019 15:43 (six months ago) link

how can you save pop music if you don't have a hit?

big gym sw0les (crüt), Monday, 27 May 2019 15:48 (six months ago) link

re:

Carly Rae Jepsen once again saved pop music last week with the release of her fourth record, Dedicated. Now, as Stereogum points out, the record now has the highest Metacritic user score of all time, beating out Kendrick Lamar and Radiohead.

big gym sw0les (crüt), Monday, 27 May 2019 15:49 (six months ago) link

saved critics' faith in pop music?

maffew12, Monday, 27 May 2019 15:57 (six months ago) link

don't worry critics, carly rae jepsen will probably release even more albums in the future!

big gym sw0les (crüt), Monday, 27 May 2019 15:59 (six months ago) link

PROMISE?!

maffew12, Monday, 27 May 2019 15:59 (six months ago) link

9.4 is the user score, not the actual Metacritic score (which is 79).

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Monday, 27 May 2019 16:03 (six months ago) link

oh, so she just has the most internet stans?

maffew12, Monday, 27 May 2019 16:09 (six months ago) link

I guess, lol. New headline: Carly Rae Jepsen Liked by People on Internet

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Monday, 27 May 2019 16:12 (six months ago) link

Or they just happened to choose metacritic to focus on. Don't "Swifties" buy multiple copies of Taylor Swift albums? Step it up, Jepset!

maffew12, Monday, 27 May 2019 16:28 (six months ago) link

I checked BTS (who have a notoriously zealous stanbase), and even their user scores aren’t as high. My theory is that CRJ has lots of vocal fans and no enemy fan armies showing up for negative votes.

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Monday, 27 May 2019 16:29 (six months ago) link

Like who would bother downvoting a Carly Rae Jepsen album? She seems to be either loved or ignored

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Monday, 27 May 2019 16:32 (six months ago) link

Like Ariana Grande before the donuts. Hmmmm

maffew12, Monday, 27 May 2019 16:33 (six months ago) link

Would actually be interested to hear your take on it if you listen back to front?

Hah, that's an idea. One of the only albums I can think of where the songs go from least favorite to favorite is the Smiths' The Queen is Dead (big exception: "Vicar in a Tutu"). I think the impact of that ordering is I have more attention for the tracks I'm not as crazy about

Vinnie, Monday, 27 May 2019 21:51 (six months ago) link

"real love" is toward the end of this record so

k3vin k., Tuesday, 28 May 2019 00:29 (six months ago) link

xp Try reversing both. Your heart gets unbroke, the vicar gets out of his tutu, etc!

maffew12, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 01:16 (six months ago) link

big gym sw0les (crüt) at 10:48 27 May 19

how can you save pop music if you don't have a hit?

unpopular pop music is a cornerstone of ilm

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 01:38 (six months ago) link

Or, as Xgau used to call it, "Semi-Popular Music".

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 02:32 (six months ago) link

QuasILX-pop

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 14:56 (six months ago) link

you do realize people actually go to carly rae jepsen shows

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 15:25 (six months ago) link

I wish they did one big another over here so I could go!

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 15:32 (six months ago) link

crj at islington assembly hall was a bit like being on e

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 17:37 (six months ago) link

I did make that one, contender for my gig of the decade!

Chewshabadoo, Wednesday, 29 May 2019 08:59 (six months ago) link

Everything He Needs is my song of the summer. Not sure if it's intentional but it feels like a sunshiny flipside to Wham!'s Everything She Wants. I agree with whoever it was who said Dedicated doesn't quite hit the highs of Emotion but is much more solid overall. What a great album.

Fetchboy, Friday, 31 May 2019 21:03 (six months ago) link

two weeks pass...

ooooooooooooooooo. oooh

NEVER GUESS WHAT CAME AFTER

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 20 June 2019 00:25 (five months ago) link

Thank you for the reminder that I'm seeing her next week.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 20 June 2019 02:13 (five months ago) link

i seem to never get tired of this record

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 28 June 2019 19:03 (five months ago) link

just love the way she sings "but" before the chorus of "happy not knowing"

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 28 June 2019 19:04 (five months ago) link

Lost my shit at CRJ live in San Francisco tonight

josh winters (josh), Saturday, 29 June 2019 07:36 (five months ago) link

Yeah that was a fucking amazing show all around. Setlist:

https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/carly-rae-jepsen/2019/bill-graham-civic-auditorium-san-francisco-ca-1b917940.html

Incredibly sequenced, she's leaning into the range of her catalog (okay fine, not the first album) perfectly at this point, and it can carry a full show easily. When you can place “Call Me Maybe” six songs in, close the main set with “Party For One” and close the encore and the whole night with a confetti cannon/ultraPride “Cut to the Feeling” you are firing on all fours. Speaking of that, Mark Kanemura really was the killer touch:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BzTFpQAJV0B/

Carly and @mKiK808 on stage tonight.📸 pic.twitter.com/G6xVi6fath

— Carly Rae Jepsen News (@carlylatest) June 29, 2019

🏳️‍🌈 @carlyraejepsen sang GAY RIGHTS (feat. @mKiK808) pic.twitter.com/PlEi8ILKet

— 𝕢𝕦𝕪𝕒𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐤 🏳️‍🌈 (@quyarick) June 29, 2019

Smart midset costume change break too.

Also, the shirts etc were a fun range. We both ended up going for the long sleeve black T-shirt with this on the front and the song title/her name on the back. Very metal.

So @squidita and I await @carlyraejepsen at the Bill Graham. No drug like her. Attn @randlechris etc pic.twitter.com/5asIGMLgIz

— Ned Raggett (@NedRaggett) June 29, 2019

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 29 June 2019 16:57 (five months ago) link

it's crazy to me that she doesn't do "i know you have a girlfriend". it's her best song.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 29 June 2019 19:44 (five months ago) link

pretty sure she's only performing kiss bonus tracks in my dreams

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 29 June 2019 19:47 (five months ago) link

the number one Kiss album track i'd wanna hear her do is "More Than A Memory"

ufo, Sunday, 30 June 2019 01:03 (five months ago) link

one month passes...
three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NY1RsDpRmIU

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 19 September 2019 17:11 (two months ago) link

It's as if her production team has taken the 80s touches of "Really Like You" and gone wild, because it sounds like the great lost Five Star single.

The UK Chart Company's website lists artists alphabetically, by first name, so I learn that the most popular first name beginning with a C for pop musicians in the UK is Chris. I also learn that Chris Morris' Blue Jam got to number 97 for a week back in April 2000. For that one week, our kind triumphed.

Dedicated also spent one week on the chart, entering and leaving at number 26 (it was a lot less popular than Lemar's Dedicated back in 2003). I realise that the UK pop charts are no longer the single definitive measure of an artist's worth, but even so it feels incredibly unfair for the album to spend just one week on the chart. I spent most of the second half of last month trying not to sing "oooooh, have I said too much / I'm so in my head / when we're out of touch", and it's not often that modern pop music penetrates my brain like that ("I Really Life You" was a top ten hit over here).

I mean, usually when an pop singer in her environment has a chart dip they get dumped. I still remember when B*Witched were dropped by their label because one of their singles only got to #12 or something albeit that it was a different world back then. And yet the record company are still backing Jepsen so presumably either she's really nice, or she has a fantastic manager, or someone in a position of power recognises that she puts out consistently good records. Also she seems to be able to sing live.

Here's an 8-Bit cover of "I Really Like You":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qZ3RBW6OVE

It's fascinating from a song construction point of view. The verse is a lot stronger than "Call me Maybe" (the verse in that song is perfunctory - it only exists to space out the chorus), but the switch from "I feel like I could die" to "late night watching television" feels disjointed, and the chorus treads a fine line between being awesome and being a novelty, and yet it works and many years later I still remember it.

Ashley Pomeroy, Thursday, 19 September 2019 20:13 (two months ago) link

the sophistipop clash of synths and saxophone at the end of "want you in my room" is so fuckin good

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 19 September 2019 20:27 (two months ago) link

the video is SO GOOD i have watched it several times

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 20 September 2019 00:56 (two months ago) link

four weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o0EN7CoLao

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 18 October 2019 15:42 (one month ago) link

her cover of don't speak was not very good unfortunately

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 18 October 2019 16:11 (one month ago) link

was listenin' to this record for the first time in awhile this week. i still LOVE it. thx for awesome vid Brad

one charm and one antiup quark (outdoor_miner), Saturday, 19 October 2019 14:49 (one month ago) link

this video made my day.
thank you.

Nourry, Saturday, 19 October 2019 17:00 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

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