Vanessa Carlton: C/D?

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Catchy hit song, definately the right artist with the right song at the right time. Talent? Sure. Sex Appeal? Hmmm.. Clumsy imaging combined with two okay records. This one is probably a no-brainer. She won't be the next Laura Nyro. D

ZionTrain, Friday, 25 March 2005 16:26 (fifteen years ago) link

Less Dud than Michelle Branch, if that counts for anything.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Friday, 25 March 2005 16:29 (fifteen years ago) link

It sure as hell counts for something, Mr. WKRP, because you're fifteen types of WTF? w/ that statement. BRANCH 4 LIFE!

David R. (popshots75`), Friday, 25 March 2005 16:30 (fifteen years ago) link

Are you a Branch Davidian?

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Friday, 25 March 2005 16:32 (fifteen years ago) link

PWN3D BY PUNNAGE

David R. (popshots75`), Friday, 25 March 2005 16:35 (fifteen years ago) link

Well, I suppose "1,000 Miles" is a genuinely great single. Although my fondness for it stems mainly from a particularly goofy moment in the history of the local high school radio station, when the two kids DJing decided it would be cool to sing along, in falsetto, with the piano riff each time it appeared. And they were right: it was cool!

Paul in Santa Cruz (Paul in Santa Cruz), Friday, 25 March 2005 17:28 (fifteen years ago) link

"If I could fall
Into the sky,
Do you think time
Would pass me by?"

I mean, if your lyrics are going to be that stupid, you should at least have the decency to mumble them. Dud and a half.

Heidy- Ho, Friday, 25 March 2005 17:56 (fifteen years ago) link

I saw her play this song called something like "White Houses" (??) on MTV's TRL one time. It was just her and a piano. It was somewhat classic. The original version of the song was a complete dud though.

Johnny Badlees (crispssssss), Saturday, 26 March 2005 01:54 (fifteen years ago) link

I love "1000 Miles" and her "Paint It Black" cover. Beyond that, no, not so classic.

babyalive (babyalive), Saturday, 26 March 2005 06:17 (fifteen years ago) link

Never liked the singles from the first album but "White Houses" is a straight-up classic. Haven't heard any other singles from the new album, though. Have they pushed more?

miccio (miccio), Saturday, 26 March 2005 16:47 (fifteen years ago) link

The sound of "White Houses" is similar enough to her earlier treacle that I didn't grok it at first but once I got into the lyrics I was like, wow this is some A+ treacle. Like sell-out Kimya or something (and she sings on the last Kimya album!).

miccio (miccio), Saturday, 26 March 2005 16:48 (fifteen years ago) link

and the video for "White Houses" is pretty classic too. Stephan Jenkins is a lucky, lucky man.

miccio (miccio), Saturday, 26 March 2005 16:49 (fifteen years ago) link

she deserves to have her mouth sewn shut and her arms cut off for that time-warner cable commercial.

f-a-b-o-l-o-u-s (adamwest), Saturday, 26 March 2005 17:30 (fifteen years ago) link

I didn't see that Time Warner piece. I'm assuming it made her look stupid.

ZionTrain, Saturday, 26 March 2005 17:40 (fifteen years ago) link

she's dating Third Eye Blind's Stephan Jenkins. *barf*

1000 miles was just plain horrendous due to *pseudo-erotic piano tinkering* in videoclip.

yes, i base myself on who she dates and how she presents herself on mtv.

nathalie barefoot in the head (stevie nixed), Saturday, 26 March 2005 17:41 (fifteen years ago) link

they remove the psuedo in the "White Houses" video. See it!

miccio (miccio), Saturday, 26 March 2005 18:12 (fifteen years ago) link

Dud, she is atrocious and her fans (and management) are intolerable.

Jessie the Monster (scarymonsterrr), Saturday, 26 March 2005 18:28 (fifteen years ago) link

two years pass...

She's got a new album coming out on Murder INC.

Yes, that Murder INC.

WTF?

The Brainwasher, Monday, 13 August 2007 00:59 (twelve years ago) link

Ashanti to sing the hooks!

Cunga, Monday, 13 August 2007 01:36 (twelve years ago) link

Even better if Ja Rule does guest raps.

Tim F, Monday, 13 August 2007 01:42 (twelve years ago) link

Kids, the first single off her new album is actually very good. I thought the Inc. signing was a puzzling experiment, but it doesn't seem to have affected her at all, stylistically at least.

Baron Von Jigglesworth, Tuesday, 14 August 2007 00:21 (twelve years ago) link

I thought her last album was pretty ok. Pharrel Williams does backing vocals for one of the songs.

Christyles, Tuesday, 14 August 2007 06:22 (twelve years ago) link

three years pass...

I heard one of her new songs ("Dear California") over the in-store play in Barnes & Noble just now and my first impression is that it reminded me in a pleasant way of 2nd or 3rd album Liz Phair.

kkvgz, Tuesday, 2 August 2011 14:36 (eight years ago) link

four years pass...

just a dai just an ordinary dai

you are no man. take the balls. (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 24 February 2016 04:34 (four years ago) link

just troyin to git by

you are no man. take the balls. (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 24 February 2016 04:34 (four years ago) link

three years pass...

new album love is an art out 3/27, produced by dave fridmann, both songs released from it are frankly incredible

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 17 January 2020 17:53 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

as tim f and i have been discovering, her last two records (rabbits on the run and liberman) are really amazing too

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 13 March 2020 13:33 (three weeks ago) link

also i have a stream of the new one and think it's kind of a masterpiece

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 13 March 2020 13:33 (three weeks ago) link

I remember loving Dear California when it came out but never followed through on checking out the rest of that album.
Thanks for the reminder Brad!

☮️ (peace, man), Friday, 13 March 2020 15:28 (three weeks ago) link

All three albums are a+++

Tim F, Saturday, 14 March 2020 00:51 (three weeks ago) link

she performed one of the best songs on the new record at a paste session in january

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=829VptWflWY

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Saturday, 14 March 2020 08:10 (three weeks ago) link

^^^ this and the rest of the album are still blowing my mind. can't wait for friday :)

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Monday, 23 March 2020 17:51 (two weeks ago) link

New album is out today (it's Friday already in Oz) and I can listen to it properly and if I just focus on that one thing I am so happy.

Tim F, Thursday, 26 March 2020 21:41 (one week ago) link

my favorite part of "i know you don't really mean it" is the humming at the end

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 26 March 2020 22:59 (one week ago) link

Miner’s Canary was an odd advance single but an awesome closer

Tim F, Thursday, 26 March 2020 23:28 (one week ago) link

*piano gets sucked into wormhole*

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 27 March 2020 02:05 (one week ago) link

i also really love the blown out full band outro of "future pain." that song really gets to me for some reason. "turn down the lights / drink enough until we see each other right / this place won't bite but it won't save you either / we're going down tonight" - good lyric, great delivery

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 27 March 2020 14:26 (one week ago) link

fridmann did a great job

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 27 March 2020 14:27 (one week ago) link

not sure how "the only way to love"'s lyric/sound/arrangement has the exact same shape of my experience of love, but it does

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 27 March 2020 14:30 (one week ago) link

omg, i'm loving this.
i confess this is the first album i hear of her.

Nourry, Friday, 27 March 2020 21:02 (one week ago) link

this album is giving me life.

Nourry, Wednesday, 1 April 2020 18:56 (one week ago) link


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