No Lil Yachty thread?

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How is this possible?

Nobody ever loved "Broccoli" or "One Night" or "iSpy"?
No fans of his collab tracks with Tee Grizzley or Juice WRLD or Trippie Redd or...?

I feel like he's made a lot of his best music after people stopped paying attention when'Teenage Emotions' bricked. 'Lil Boat 2' and 'Nuthin' 2 Prove' had loads of killer tracks... the mixtape with Michigan rappers was 60% super great... one-offs like "Cortex" and "Rocc Climbing" (with Remble) ruled... then a fluke hit with the slight, but nicely odd "Poland" last year... and now, a "psych" record ('Let's Start Here'... not 100% how I feel about this one yet).

So... you liked the early funny stuff? "Poland"? None of it? What does ILM think?

mr.raffles, Saturday, 28 January 2023 04:15 (one year ago) link

i liked "one night"

dyl, Saturday, 28 January 2023 04:53 (one year ago) link

was obsessed with Charli's 'after the after party'

will 'Poland' place in the top 77 of '22??

blue6ave, Saturday, 28 January 2023 05:09 (one year ago) link

was never anything more than a meme before so i'm curious if this psych album is anything at all

ufo, Saturday, 28 January 2023 06:42 (one year ago) link

update: it's vaguely novel i guess but not really compelling

ufo, Saturday, 28 January 2023 07:19 (one year ago) link

One Night and Broccoli are great, I'm sure there's plenty of talk on the rolling whatever they're called that year threads on rap

at the time found his quotes on Biggie and Pac refreshing and fun, but I guess it wasn't a lot of fun for him since he later received death threats for it

https://www.complex.com/music/2016/08/lil-yachty-says-he-doesnt-know-five-songs-by-tupac-or-notorious-big

corrs unplugged, Saturday, 28 January 2023 11:19 (one year ago) link

I took the wooooooooooooooooock
to Poland

J. Sam, Saturday, 28 January 2023 14:58 (one year ago) link

will 'Poland' place in the top 77 of '22??

― blue6ave, Saturday, January 28, 2023 12:09 AM (nine hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

hope so

J. Sam, Saturday, 28 January 2023 14:59 (one year ago) link

Listening to 'running out of time' atm... I like it way more than 'Poland'

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 30 January 2023 19:40 (one year ago) link

Saw Questlove was repping his new psychedelic rock record. Credits look like a Pitchfork EOY list!: Patrick Wimberly (Chairlift), Justin Raisen (Yves Tumor), Jacob Portrait (Unknown Mortal Orchestra), Mica Tenenbaum & Matthew Lewin (Magdaleena Bay), Alex G, Mac DeMarco, Benjamin Goldwasser (MGMT).

Indexed, Monday, 30 January 2023 21:54 (one year ago) link

Make It More Unappealing Challenge

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 30 January 2023 22:00 (one year ago) link

Haha wtf at those credits... also TIL Magdalena Bay are involved on 'running out of time', makes sense now why it was the first song that caught my attention.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 30 January 2023 22:04 (one year ago) link

xp ha to each his own, but certainly not what I was expecting.

Indexed, Monday, 30 January 2023 22:06 (one year ago) link

have you ever wanted to listen to "breathe," "great gig in the sky," and "minnesota" at the same time? well, here's "the black seminole"!

sault bae (voodoo chili), Monday, 30 January 2023 23:18 (one year ago) link

Thank you Lil Yachty for saving rock

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 31 January 2023 00:15 (one year ago) link

at the time found his quotes on Biggie and Pac refreshing and fun, but I guess it wasn't a lot of fun for him since he later received death threats for it

https://www.complex.com/music/2016/08/lil-yachty-says-he-doesnt-know-five-songs-by-tupac-or-notorious-big

― corrs unplugged, Saturday, January 28, 2023 5:19 AM (two days ago) bookmarkflaglink

it was a cynical marketing rip of something keef said offhandedly which provoked controversy

I only know one pac song. And one Biggie song! Didnt grow up listening to them if i was i was to young to remember! https://t.co/9r3o2CSyGX

— Glory Boy (@ChiefKeef) July 5, 2016

it was yachty's whole MO ... keef would instagram his friends doing paintball, yachty would shoot a music video with paintball guns

never been a huge fan of his music, definitely not a fan of the 'pivot to urban outfitters vinyl'

the thing in defense of 'poland' is it at least sounds of-a-piece with minnesota/1 night type records he started off with.

xheugy eddy (D-40), Tuesday, 31 January 2023 00:19 (one year ago) link

So where's Chief Keef's Pink Floyd tribute album?

MarkoP, Tuesday, 31 January 2023 03:36 (one year ago) link

Listened in full for a second time today… I’m not fully convinced on this one. There’s some things I like but it feels sort of clunky.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 31 January 2023 05:21 (one year ago) link

There’s albums which you can immediatly tell they’ll age bad and this is one of those.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 31 January 2023 05:22 (one year ago) link

Also not fully convinced.

For me, while there's plenty to love in there, the dragging half-time tempos and general bloat (lil bloat?) have my mind wandering. I'm also not a sprawling rock opus kinda guy (whether this is a GOOD "sprawling rock opus" is another question), so maybe this one just won't be for me.

mr.raffles, Tuesday, 31 January 2023 13:38 (one year ago) link

I kind of like the vibe of the album but it lacks for songs. There are engaging bits and pieces but don’t feel like they add up to much.

it gets better after the truly awful first song. “drive me crazy” is pretty crisp, and “running out of time” probably makes best use of his voice

still, don’t see myself going back to listen again

sault bae (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 31 January 2023 14:14 (one year ago) link

xp agreed. There are some good ideas, but the thing doesn't hold together because his vocal and lyrical performances aren't particularly compelling. If there's a thread, I couldn't find it. So it has neither the coherence/tightness of an album made by a traditional band, nor the dynamism of well-orchestrated pop/rap albums. The Magdaleena Bay song is ok (though too long), but I'd rather just listen to their albums.

Indexed, Tuesday, 31 January 2023 15:05 (one year ago) link

I kind of like the vibe of the album but it lacks for songs. There are engaging bits and pieces but don’t feel like they add up to much.

― a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, January 31, 2023 7:52 AM (two hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

listening now, this feels right
still a nice surprise and pleasant listen

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 31 January 2023 16:31 (one year ago) link

haven't listened to this yet but I used to be dismissive when people made highly derivative albums, but now I think it's kind of cool. I may not like it but they can work as a gateway to the original influences for younger people. I imagine some kids who liked that Childish Gambino album a few years back went on to listen to Funkadelic and Sly.

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Tuesday, 31 January 2023 17:39 (one year ago) link

I feel like more likely theyre just going back to tame impala

xheugy eddy (D-40), Tuesday, 31 January 2023 17:44 (one year ago) link

idk I think its possible to approach that spotify alt funk pop playlistcore music and do something interesting. possible

but to me it really has to do something exceptional to be worth it. that sound is everywhere, it's not a risk, its a hedge towards festivals and sync placements

xheugy eddy (D-40), Tuesday, 31 January 2023 17:45 (one year ago) link

colored "vinlys"

xheugy eddy (D-40), Tuesday, 31 January 2023 17:45 (one year ago) link

yeah, feels like "spotify's 'pollen': the album"

sault bae (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 31 January 2023 17:48 (one year ago) link

Make It More Unappealing Challenge

― Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, January 30, 2023 5:00 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

yeah, feels like "spotify's 'pollen': the album"

― sault bae (voodoo chili), Tuesday, January 31, 2023 12:48 PM (twenty-seven seconds ago) bookmarkflaglink

New winner

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 31 January 2023 17:49 (one year ago) link

I feel like more likely theyre just going back to tame impala

― xheugy eddy (D-40), Tuesday, January 31, 2023 11:44 AM (fifteen minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

This is the band I kept thinking of when listening to this record

Indexed, Tuesday, 31 January 2023 17:59 (one year ago) link

Slime Impala

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 31 January 2023 18:00 (one year ago) link

Rather Tame Impala

Indexed, Tuesday, 31 January 2023 18:03 (one year ago) link

Tamer Impala

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 31 January 2023 19:19 (one year ago) link

Twenty Inch Tames on the Impala

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 31 January 2023 19:21 (one year ago) link

lol

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 31 January 2023 19:31 (one year ago) link

I like Poland

POLIZISTEN VERSINKEN IM SCHLAMM (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 31 January 2023 20:34 (one year ago) link

i like the wock

sault bae (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 31 January 2023 20:40 (one year ago) link

at least this isn't as dreadful as the kid cudi rock albums

ufo, Tuesday, 31 January 2023 20:52 (one year ago) link

Rock n Roll could never ever hip hop like this

INDEPENDENTS DAY BY STEVEN SPILBERG (President Keyes), Wednesday, 1 February 2023 03:15 (one year ago) link

the pitchfork review is really good: https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/lil-yachty-lets-start-here/

sault bae (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 1 February 2023 14:07 (one year ago) link

well-written and reasoned, i mean, not that it’s a rave or even positive

sault bae (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 1 February 2023 14:08 (one year ago) link

Listening to this now having known nothing of Lil Yachty before this record. Obv I’m a fan of hoary prof rock and I give this two thumbs up. It just sounds good; I’m not going to worry about how derivative it is when Glass Hammer exist. It’s clearly more than that. Whether it stays with me or not dunno but it’s a rare bright thing in a really shitty time for me.

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Thursday, 2 February 2023 04:00 (one year ago) link

christ i HATE that you're all kind of right about this album

imago, Thursday, 9 February 2023 09:23 (one year ago) link

my enjoyment of this album lasted like two days, not feeling the need to revisit

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Thursday, 9 February 2023 16:28 (one year ago) link

Will second the quality of that p4k review. Put a finger on trends I'd been vaguely aware of but hadn't strung together. (fwiw I really liked Poland but haven't heard anything else, including the new album)

vexingvexillologist, Thursday, 9 February 2023 17:53 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

Idk if this (Bad Cameo) is a good Yachty record, but it's a pretty decent James Blake record.

(it is unintentionally funny at times when JB's voice comes in after Yachty's autotune singing)

Jordan s/t (Jordan), Friday, 28 June 2024 17:12 (two weeks ago) link

The “Poland” / “strike” 1-2 punch was pretty great and honestly turned me around on him more than I indicated upthread

xheugy eddy (D-40), Friday, 28 June 2024 18:00 (two weeks ago) link

Strike feels really underrated. Did a handful of tracks sort of in that fashion around it, then seems to have abandoned that thread. Up there w Cortex (great Cash Cobain beat) for me.

mr.raffles, Saturday, 29 June 2024 14:53 (one week ago) link

My buddy Joe works with Lil Yachty. He cowrote the song Black Seminole and plays the guitar on it. He's working with him on his next record too.

kornrulez6969, Sunday, 30 June 2024 01:53 (one week ago) link

I really enjoyed this... and I'm no fan of Blake's voice.

octobeard, Monday, 1 July 2024 05:02 (one week ago) link

I also really enjoy this early-eighties-genesis-collab-with-FSOL-ass album

Tim F, Friday, 5 July 2024 00:48 (one week ago) link


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