Poppy C/D

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tbh this thread is a couple of years overdue. here's her new single

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

and here's her kickass walk-on music for Io Shirai on last week's NXT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h27izmXXu-Q

maura, Monday, 4 November 2019 15:09 (two years ago) link

I've followed her on FB for a while and initially thought it was a cool creepypasta type project but also I'm not actually sure.

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Monday, 4 November 2019 15:10 (two years ago) link

i kind of love how she's been fully embraced by wwe. this was a ppv theme last year

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

maura, Monday, 4 November 2019 15:11 (two years ago) link

I've followed her on FB for a while and initially thought it was a cool creepypasta type project but also I'm not actually sure.

― doorstep jetski (dog latin), Monday, November 4, 2019 3:10 PM (forty-six seconds ago) bookmarkflaglink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_Jq38JKN3A

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 4 November 2019 15:12 (two years ago) link

I’m not going to lie, I know about all the bad stuff about her but I’ve listened to Am I A Girl? about a million times since it came out

gyac, Monday, 4 November 2019 15:18 (two years ago) link

what's the bad stuff?

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Monday, 4 November 2019 15:21 (two years ago) link

"i disagree" is song of the year

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 4 November 2019 15:22 (two years ago) link

I've not really followed her music career, but me & the kids were fans of her peculiar performance art videos at the start. We still quote bits to each other. "3:36? Oh no, I'm late. Three plus three is six. What does it mean?"

Michael Jones, Monday, 4 November 2019 15:32 (two years ago) link

great videos

nxd, Monday, 4 November 2019 15:46 (two years ago) link

I’m not going to lie, I know about all the bad stuff about her but I’ve listened to Am I A Girl? about a million times since it came out

― gyac, Monday, November 4, 2019 10:18 AM

yeah i'm not sure you can drop that bomb on us without explaining further!

borntohula, Monday, 4 November 2019 16:55 (two years ago) link

Do you mean the Mars Argo stuff? If it is, yeah that's a fairly deep rabbit hole and I can't engage with her stuff the same way after reading about it. Unless there's even more than that?

ascai, Monday, 4 November 2019 16:57 (two years ago) link

Yeah I do!

On April 17, 2018, Sinclair's former collaborator and partner Mars Argo filed a 44-page lawsuit in Central California court against Sinclair and Poppy alleging copyright infringement, stating that Sinclair based Poppy's online persona on hers, as well as emotional and physical abuse Sinclair had allegedly subjected her to in the period after their separation and the subsequent abandonment of the project. On May 7, Poppy made a public statement about the "frivolous" lawsuit, saying Argo was attempting to manipulate her psychologically. She called the suit a "publicity campaign" and a "desperate grab for fame".It was settled out of court on September 14 "with no money exchanging hands".Argo released a statement in January 2019 that all rights to Mars Argo had been assigned to her as part of the settlement.

gyac, Monday, 4 November 2019 16:59 (two years ago) link

I was just going to stop by this thread to say I'm considering going to a Poppy show just for the spectacle of it all. That lawsuit thing is heavy tho.

unashamed and trash (Unctious), Monday, 4 November 2019 18:21 (two years ago) link

Lowlife is great.

Bidh boladh a' mhairbh de 'n láimh fhalaimh (dowd), Monday, 4 November 2019 18:24 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

album's out and it's sick as fuck

also she's split with sinclair

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 10 January 2020 16:20 (two years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hm6CsuNjJM4

this is industrial

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 10 January 2020 16:38 (two years ago) link

what on EARTH

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Friday, 10 January 2020 19:27 (two years ago) link

Haven’t listened to whole thing yet. Really like Don’t Go Outside.

glindr jackson (gyac), Friday, 10 January 2020 22:30 (two years ago) link

me too! it's like prog poppy, especially with the reprises. proggy

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 10 January 2020 22:34 (two years ago) link

📹

this is industrial


I love this one, might be my early favourite

glindr jackson (gyac), Saturday, 11 January 2020 16:40 (two years ago) link

this album is fantastic, especially like the psych-pop fusion of "concrete" and "anything like me"'s industrial groove

ufo, Sunday, 12 January 2020 07:04 (two years ago) link

turn me into a street!

ufo, Monday, 13 January 2020 13:45 (two years ago) link

this is the best album ever

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 13 January 2020 14:09 (two years ago) link

It is extremely strange and extremely good

steer karma (gyac), Monday, 13 January 2020 14:19 (two years ago) link

watashi wa anata ni doi shimasen

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 13 January 2020 15:05 (two years ago) link

love the depeche mode "grabbing hands grab all they can" reference on "bloodmoney"

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 13 January 2020 15:14 (two years ago) link

in fact i think repurposing an oft-maligned depeche mode lyric kinda summarizes what this album is going for

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 13 January 2020 15:28 (two years ago) link

Yesss I love Depeche Mode and that line is so great ❤️ anyone who hates on DM esp for Everything Counts is clearly a clown though

steer karma (gyac), Monday, 13 January 2020 15:41 (two years ago) link

Well, you've all sold me.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 13 January 2020 18:06 (two years ago) link

get ready for some riffs ned

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 13 January 2020 18:13 (two years ago) link

the ending of "concrete" kills me, when everything turns into this bright and beautiful ray of positivity while singing 'turn me into a street'

also the drums on "BLOODMONEY" sound a lot like "closer" to me

gman59, Monday, 13 January 2020 19:00 (two years ago) link

I didn’t get Closer, but I did get a bit of The Beautiful People from Anything Like Me?

steer karma (gyac), Monday, 13 January 2020 19:16 (two years ago) link

Actually think I’m a bit obsessed with Sit Stay - it’s the whole pre chorus/chorus plus,...that fucking outro is spectacular

steer karma (gyac), Monday, 13 January 2020 19:21 (two years ago) link

turn me into a street!

― ufo, Monday, January 13, 2020 6:45 AM (eight hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

just looping through my head all day

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 13 January 2020 22:09 (two years ago) link

djp and... imago (??) to thread

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 14:39 (two years ago) link

have already heard some of this, it's pretty good! v much in 2019 eoy mode listening-wise but i'll give this a full go within the next day or so

opden gnash (imago), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 14:41 (two years ago) link

whoa didn’t realise stet had done the @mention feature so soon!

steer karma (gyac), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 14:44 (two years ago) link

watched a couple of the videos and I don't hate it but so far I'm struggling to hear how it's much more than a basic version of Grimes.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 15:59 (two years ago) link

my initial instinct was that it reminds me of some of the stuff Ginger Wildheart has been doing, especially the Hey Hello album, but a full listen might scotch that

opden gnash (imago), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 16:02 (two years ago) link

watched a couple of the videos and I don't hate it but so far I'm struggling to hear how it's much more than a basic version of Grimes.

― Evans on Hammond (evol j), Tuesday, January 14, 2020 8:59 AM (six minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

lemme know when grimes goes full nu-metal psych-pop

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 16:06 (two years ago) link

hearing "concrete" was a lot like hearing jellyfish's "joining a fan club" for the first time

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 16:08 (two years ago) link

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

wish i could vote for it in the ilm poll tbh

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 16:20 (two years ago) link

You know, this kinda reminds me of Shiina Ringo to an extent.

the Shiina Ringo thread

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 16:32 (two years ago) link

i enjoy a lot of this! "concrete" is friggin great.

i do feel like the juxtaposition of pop and heavier stuff works best when the heavy stuff is as well thought-out and complex as the poppy stuff -- like the power metal-type leads and straight industrial moments are a lot more interesting than like, chunky limp bizkit riffs.

love the "wouldn't it be nice" reference in concrete too

idgaf (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 19:06 (two years ago) link

watched a couple of the videos and I don't hate it but so far I'm struggling to hear how it's much more than a basic version of Grimes.

― Evans on Hammond (evol j), Tuesday, January 14, 2020 8:59 AM (six minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

lemme know when grimes goes full nu-metal psych-pop

― american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, January 14, 2020 11:06 AM (two hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

this is a good description of one of the videos I watched ("X") but idk it felt less like peanut butter and chocolate and more like peanut butter and mayo (ftr I like mayo).

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 19:08 (two years ago) link

i have no beef with grimes but she can't write 1 hook let alone 3 in one song

idgaf (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 19:09 (two years ago) link

i should say: i have no MUSICAL beef with grimes

idgaf (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 19:10 (two years ago) link

this is probably entirely the wrong question to ask but to what extent was that sinclair character involved in this new album?

opden gnash (imago), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 19:17 (two years ago) link

she split from him (and made similar accusations against him)

idgaf (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 19:18 (two years ago) link

oh that's a shame! i just saw that she was opening for them and thought 'wow that seems like a dream brad combination'

i think i'm just going to keep this on loop all day, she really understands exactly what i want out of metal it's incredible

ufo, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 03:02 (seven months ago) link

oh wow i didn't dream that this came out

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 12:50 (seven months ago) link

she knew what we would like to eat for sure

ufo, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 12:51 (seven months ago) link

Poppy's one of those contempo artists where everything's about streaming, so it's SO FUCKING HARD to work out how to buy her music, especially in FLAC.
I'd love the EPs on CD, but that ain't gonna happen (blessed that I got I Disagree on CD though!)

raven, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 13:35 (seven months ago) link

Found it:
https://www.zdigital.com.au/artist/poppy/release/eat-nxt-soundtrack-16338186
This exercise is particularly difficult in Australia...

raven, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 13:39 (seven months ago) link

i was just about to point you there, 7digital/zdigital etc. is about the only reliable place for FLACs or even mp3s apart from bandcamp for artists who use it these days, now that google play music is dead

ufo, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 13:41 (seven months ago) link

Yeah, thanks @ufo. Glad I remembered! It is where I usually end up.

raven, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 13:43 (seven months ago) link

Oh, yes, this EP. She's Charli XCXI. I was going to say Charli XXX, but that's obviously Ayesha Erotic.

glenn mcdonald, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 20:43 (seven months ago) link

"say cheese" song of the year at this point

ufo, Friday, 18 June 2021 06:28 (seven months ago) link

This EP is really the best? I didn't really get her earlier stuff because they all sounded like two or three unrelated songs mashed together, but this is brilliant from start to finish.

braised cod, Saturday, 26 June 2021 20:55 (six months ago) link

the only previous track that i'd say really felt like a bunch of different songs mashed together was "concrete" but it did so in a really fun way that worked

ufo, Saturday, 26 June 2021 23:11 (six months ago) link

Enjoy a video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_KB4KFPxss

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 30 June 2021 16:27 (six months ago) link

poppy goes belly.... incredible

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Wednesday, 30 June 2021 16:52 (six months ago) link

Am I reading too much into lyrics or is "Her" a fuck-you/goodbye ode to Titanic Sinclair?

Sucks it's kind of bland, especially against the backdrop of that EP

octobeard, Wednesday, 30 June 2021 17:02 (six months ago) link

"Produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen" !!!

ufo, Wednesday, 30 June 2021 23:01 (six months ago) link

this is fine but nowhere near as exciting as the EP

have no objection to a JMJ-produced alt rock album on the way from her though?

ufo, Wednesday, 30 June 2021 23:04 (six months ago) link

Liking this better than the EP stuff but then again I'm more into 90's MTV alternative nostalgia than processed metal.

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Thursday, 1 July 2021 14:54 (six months ago) link

the EP heavily tapped into my love of the downward spiral

ufo, Thursday, 1 July 2021 14:55 (six months ago) link

three weeks pass...

from my understanding she has been recording or has recorded an album with justin meldal-johnsen and it will largely sound like "her"

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Thursday, 22 July 2021 15:41 (five months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C68Okt3Qg8M

album called flux out 9/24

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Friday, 30 July 2021 04:56 (five months ago) link

:D

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Friday, 30 July 2021 04:59 (five months ago) link

it's decent but the vocals sit in the mix really weird

not expecting the album to be as good as EAT but it still should be enjoyable

ufo, Friday, 30 July 2021 05:01 (five months ago) link

sounds like metric

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Friday, 30 July 2021 13:01 (five months ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT40JmmtnY4

this one's really pitch perfect 90s alt-rock pastiche. fine but i already really miss when she was exciting only a few months ago lol

ufo, Thursday, 26 August 2021 09:31 (four months ago) link

“so mean” is the best song ever

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Thursday, 26 August 2021 12:16 (four months ago) link

i have listened to it so many times that i’m worried i’m wearing it out

what can i say, poppy makes the music i want to hear

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Thursday, 26 August 2021 15:17 (four months ago) link

four weeks pass...

ahhhhh "lessen the damage"!!!!!!

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Friday, 24 September 2021 04:31 (three months ago) link

god this is a sick rock album

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Friday, 24 September 2021 04:32 (three months ago) link

between this and the new deafheaven this is a great year for metal drummers slumming it on alt-rock records

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Friday, 24 September 2021 04:34 (three months ago) link

"hysteria" song of the year

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Friday, 24 September 2021 04:41 (three months ago) link

"never find my place" is pretty with teeth

this album is good but still kinda pales in comparison to EAT

ufo, Friday, 24 September 2021 08:51 (three months ago) link

love the way the black metal blastbeat bridge of "on the level" keeps threatening to take over the song

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Friday, 24 September 2021 14:13 (three months ago) link

I will never understand this board's fixation with Poppy.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Friday, 24 September 2021 16:57 (three months ago) link

good

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Friday, 24 September 2021 17:23 (three months ago) link

Poppy roxx ... not much to understand

i regret not being more fully behind it earlier, i liked it theoretically before i realized i liked it for real

xheugy eddy (D-40), Friday, 24 September 2021 17:51 (three months ago) link

Send "Lessen the Damage" to the "Good 4 U"-loving teen in your life

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 24 September 2021 18:12 (three months ago) link

I’d say if I have a reservation it’s that there’s something a bit conventional abt the songcraft which is extremely strong but I kind of wish it had a few more traces of the aggrieved/extreme tendencies that gave it such early shock factor

xheugy eddy (D-40), Friday, 24 September 2021 21:09 (three months ago) link

*aggro not aggrieved

xheugy eddy (D-40), Friday, 24 September 2021 21:15 (three months ago) link

yeah this album is solid but ultimately its alt-rock pastiche is just less exciting than her previous pop-metal stuff which was a much more distinctive niche

ufo, Saturday, 25 September 2021 00:40 (three months ago) link

I don’t mind the mainstreaming It just feels a hair too fast to me

xheugy eddy (D-40), Saturday, 25 September 2021 02:33 (three months ago) link

I love the records (esp "I Disagree") but the gratuitous mispronounced Japanese lyrics are cringe

assert (matttkkkk), Saturday, 25 September 2021 04:57 (three months ago) link

Really like this new album. I feel like I both agree and disagree with deej's comments above, in that:

1. Yes this is less distinctive/surprising than the earlier stuff

2. Her specific current vibe, which out of laziness I will just call "Eight Arms To Hold You", is (a) a vibe that I really connect with, probably more than her previous sound once novelty is set aside, and (b) one which requires stronger songwriting than her previous approach in order to sustain, and I think she rises to the challenge accordingly

3. "Stronger songwriting" is relative and as she becomes hookier she risks inviting comparison with other hooky artists whose hooks may more memorable than hers, though I need to sit with this longer to decide just how memorable they are. I revisited Sky Ferreira's album shortly afterwards, and at this stage of preliminary assessment I'm not sure anything here tops "Boys" or "You're Not The One" or "Heavy Metal Heart". But I might change my mind in a day or two!

Tim F, Tuesday, 28 September 2021 08:23 (three months ago) link

i don't think the hooks are stronger on this one than on i disagree

ufo, Tuesday, 28 September 2021 09:01 (three months ago) link

that’s correct : I think the songwriting is better, and (separately) the style she is working in now places more pressure on the hooks to perform, but neither of those things necessarily translate into the hooks being better.

Tim F, Tuesday, 28 September 2021 09:52 (three months ago) link

I’m not so much concerned with her needing to be hookier, I do think *some*thing is lost in just visceral intensity (beyond shock factor) which isn’t to say it’s not replaced by something equally valuable … I don’t consider this a fall off by any means, just kind of mourning a future that never was

xheugy eddy (D-40), Tuesday, 28 September 2021 21:02 (three months ago) link

lol i didnt know the backstory re her collaborator ... welp

xheugy eddy (D-40), Wednesday, 29 September 2021 18:26 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlkdkQR2gUs

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Thursday, 21 October 2021 11:51 (three months ago) link

oh hell yeah

ufo, Thursday, 21 October 2021 11:58 (three months ago) link

glorious

nxd, Tuesday, 26 October 2021 12:03 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTTEBn_gze0

poppy released a new song about her cat

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 20:50 (one week ago) link


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