Danity Kane, anyone?

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I admit that Making the Band 3 was a guilty pleasure of mine, and the fact that I've been watching these girls on Tv for about 2 years now might colour my opinion of their music, but I'll be damned if the album isn't actually pretty okay. "Show Stoppers" is really fun.

The Brainwasher (Twilight), Thursday, 24 August 2006 19:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

*crickets chirping*

Jesus Dan (Dan Perry), Thursday, 24 August 2006 19:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

lol :P haha yehhhhh mtvbase keeps on playing it but i thort it was one of diddy's crap ups (btw cassie is aceeeeeeeee ----> u heard her new single long way to go - its kewl) :D

Rudy Katoch (rudykatoch), Thursday, 24 August 2006 19:50 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yes danny kaye rocks

Sir Dr. Rev. PappaWheelie Jr. II of The Third Kind (PappaWheelie 2), Thursday, 24 August 2006 21:16 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"Andersen, that's me!"

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 24 August 2006 21:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I haven't heard "Showstopper" outside of the video episode, but it sounded terrible and boring on the show.

Tape Store (Tape Store), Thursday, 24 August 2006 22:14 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i would

cousin larry bundgee (bundgee), Thursday, 24 August 2006 22:16 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Oh, and I love how Diddy is all 'you better be great at dancing and performing before you hit the studio' on Making the Band 3, and it turns out that Cassie is absolutely terrible at both.

Tape Store (Tape Store), Thursday, 24 August 2006 22:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yeah that single is terrible. what happened to Dream? their big single was pretty good.

Alex in Baltimore (Alex in Baltimore), Thursday, 24 August 2006 23:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i walked by mtv in times sq today and they were there! and the "crowd" was going nuts!

s1ocki (slutsky), Friday, 25 August 2006 00:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i would

cousin larry bundgee (bundgee), Friday, 25 August 2006 01:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I keep seeing this name and thinking, "What? Big Daddy Kane's making a comeback?"

mike a (mike a), Friday, 25 August 2006 01:58 (eleven years ago) Permalink

this is the worst fucking band name ever

kyle (akmonday), Friday, 25 August 2006 03:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

AKM OTM

Jesus Dan (Dan Perry), Friday, 25 August 2006 12:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"Hi, we're Unicorn Thrush from Making The Band 3!"

Jesus Dan (Dan Perry), Friday, 25 August 2006 12:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Now now, Unicorn Thrush is the name of the new Joanna Newsom CD.

Edward III (edward iii), Friday, 25 August 2006 12:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Unicorn Thrush is a GREAT band name

kyle (akmonday), Friday, 25 August 2006 14:14 (eleven years ago) Permalink

It sounds disturbingly venereal.

Euai Kapaui (tracerhand), Friday, 25 August 2006 14:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Your mom gave me Unicorn Thrush.

Rodn y Greene (R. J. Greene), Friday, 25 August 2006 15:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I should point out that Showstopper is produced by Jim Jonsin aka Jealous J, one of my favorite Miami Bass scratch DJ's/beat maskers from back in the days (Cut it Up Def)

Sir Dr. Rev. PappaWheelie Jr. II of The Third Kind (PappaWheelie 2), Friday, 25 August 2006 17:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Everyone's heard that they're replacing the Pussycat Dolls on the BEP/PCD tour while Nicole gets over an ear infection, right? roffle roffle roffle

Jesus Dan (Dan Perry), Friday, 25 August 2006 18:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Good for them. They also have the #17 single in the country (and they haven't even went for adds on Pop radio yet!), and they're poisted to have the #1 album.

The Brainwasher (Twilight), Friday, 25 August 2006 18:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

what happened to Dream? their big single was pretty good.

*chokes on own vomit*

Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Friday, 25 August 2006 18:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Stop being a hater Joseph.

The Brainwasher (Twilight), Friday, 25 August 2006 18:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I meant more in comparison to the completely awful Danity Kane single, but yeah, "He Loves U Not" was alright.

Alex in Baltimore (Alex in Baltimore), Friday, 25 August 2006 18:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Their new single is SO HOT OMG:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Y-FLyKD0zPk

The Brainwasher, Saturday, 26 January 2008 07:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

(new season of MTB starts on Monday)

The Brainwasher, Saturday, 26 January 2008 07:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

This reminds me of a instance back in the late 80's. My friend Rob and I walked into Bleeker Bob's on West 3rd Street and they were playing this insane caterwaul that was literally driving customers out of the store. Rob went to the counter to ask what it was. And we spent the next few days laughing about it. A little while later, since we'd gotten such a laugh out of it, we figured we should pick it up, but Rob wasn't sure if he'd gotten the name right. We went back to Bleeker Bob's and I picked up the single in question, Now We Are Six by the Happy Flowers. I showed it to the dude behind the counter (a dead ringer for Ringo Starr...I think he may actually still work there) and asked him if this was what I thought it was.

"Well, it's kinda not music!" he said

That's pretty much how I feel about Danity Kane, only without the humor.

Alex in NYC, Saturday, 26 January 2008 14:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

wow yknow, in the time it took to write that tedious anecdote you couldve killed yourself like 4 times already

r|t|c, Saturday, 26 January 2008 14:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

Classy!

Alex in NYC, Saturday, 26 January 2008 15:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

so hot indeed! thanks for the tip Brainwash: i've managed to miss it coz they've leaked so many mediocre "buzz" tracks in the interim between albums that i stopped paying attention after some time. r&b peeps should be more selective with their leaks!

Mind Taker, Saturday, 26 January 2008 15:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

Brainwasher, i mean

Mind Taker, Saturday, 26 January 2008 15:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

Brainwashed more like, amirite

Alex in Baltimore, Saturday, 26 January 2008 23:13 (ten years ago) Permalink

So, I totally was good friends in high school with Shannon Bex, one of the two blondes. We were in Jazz Choir together and rode many miles in many different vehicles together. Very nice, intelligent, and down to earth gal. Our 10 year reunion is in a few months and I'm looking forward to asking some P. Diddy questions.

Davey D, Sunday, 27 January 2008 00:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

Like what?

Alex in NYC, Sunday, 27 January 2008 00:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Was he mad that Led Zeppelin covered that one song from Godzilla?"

Davey D, Sunday, 27 January 2008 00:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

Oh, and I love how Diddy is all 'you better be great at dancing and performing before you hit the studio' on Making the Band 3, and it turns out that Cassie is absolutely terrible at both.
-- Tape Store (Tape Store), Thursday, August 24, 2006 10:17 PM (1 year ago) Bookmark Link

Oh, how times have changed.

Tape Store, Sunday, 27 January 2008 01:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

not really, she's still terrible at both.

The Brainwasher, Tuesday, 29 January 2008 17:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

I would be so so so so so tempted to ask "Are you embarrassed that the name of your group is Danity Kane? What does that even mean?" if I had been friends with any of those girls.

HI DERE, Tuesday, 29 January 2008 18:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

According to their MySpace,

"Danity Kane takes its name from a female anime superhero conceived by Dawn, whose skills as an illustrator caught Diddy's eye."

But I'll be sure to ask her "are you embarrassed that the name of your group is Danity Kane?" because that's a very relevant question.

Davey D, Tuesday, 29 January 2008 19:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

I cannot stop listening to "Damaged".

It is incredible.

The Brainwasher, Thursday, 31 January 2008 11:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

^^^^

The Brainwasher, Thursday, 14 February 2008 19:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41E8KQSZ63L._SS500_.jpg

Alex in NYC, Thursday, 14 February 2008 19:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/510ewVx%2BVRL._SS500_.jpg

Don't sleep. "Bad Girl" >>>> all of Blackout.

The Brainwasher, Sunday, 16 March 2008 20:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

No.

Turangalila, Tuesday, 18 March 2008 09:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

wow yknow, in the time it took to listen to this shrill bland and grim index of all that is witless in modernity i couldve killed myself like 75984379587598570987 times already

r|t|c, Tuesday, 18 March 2008 11:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

seriously i always knew big danity king asiatic nobodys equal were terrible but jeez

:(

r|t|c, Tuesday, 18 March 2008 11:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

Dream was way better!

musically, Tuesday, 18 March 2008 14:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

you guys are such haters, eugh.

The Brainwasher, Tuesday, 18 March 2008 16:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

brad otm this album is way better than it should be. how did an amazing garage-house track like "you got me" find its way on to here, it sounds like it fell off the dj q album

lex pretend, Tuesday, 13 October 2015 10:08 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

have totally fallen for the Dumblonde album, was feeling challopsy and thinking about coming here to post that i like it more than Blackheart. but then and i listened to Blackheart again and ... no.

alpine static, Tuesday, 24 November 2015 01:52 (two years ago) Permalink

I like the dumblonde album more for sure. Might just be more up my alley but it's amazing

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Thursday, 3 December 2015 06:06 (two years ago) Permalink

I mean I really like it. A lot. Sooo much more than I would've expected.

And I *want* to like it more. For a lot of reasons.

But the Dumblonde record is a really great pop record, whereas Dawn's from fucking space.

That's no knock on the former.

alpine static, Saturday, 5 December 2015 07:24 (two years ago) Permalink

I really like the Dumblonde album and i love the production choices on it but as if there is anything on it that floors me like Swim Free or Choices does

boxedjoy, Saturday, 5 December 2015 07:42 (two years ago) Permalink

the dumblonde album is really good and "you got me" is particularly excellent, in a more fallow year i'd have repped it harder. better than blackheart is o_0 tho

lex pretend, Saturday, 5 December 2015 08:40 (two years ago) Permalink

Dumblonde record is a really great pop record, whereas Dawn's from fucking space.

i'm with you here.

Eugene Goostman (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 5 December 2015 09:21 (two years ago) Permalink

Dawn's is definitely more ambitious I guess but it's so arch

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Saturday, 5 December 2015 11:17 (two years ago) Permalink

I admire blackheart but actually enjoy dumblonde idk

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Saturday, 5 December 2015 11:23 (two years ago) Permalink

Feels like a lame poptimist choice on my part i suppose

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Saturday, 5 December 2015 11:24 (two years ago) Permalink

new board discrip?

The Reverend, Saturday, 5 December 2015 11:52 (two years ago) Permalink

dumblonde doesn't work better in strict pop terms; blackheart is catchier, hookier, better songcraft etc (not to mention force of character which dawn has in spades). vocal production and arrangements are pretty much the star of the dumblonde album, regardless of whether they're in a more familiar pop palette. these two albums are going for v different things but i guess comparing dumblonde to years & years or CRJ (prob the two best straight-pop albums of 2015 imo) reveals why it's not top-tier, whereas comparing dawn to the kelela or twigs eps reveals her superiority

lex pretend, Saturday, 5 December 2015 12:22 (two years ago) Permalink

[sighs deeply, removes earrings, rolls up sleeves]

r|t|c, Saturday, 5 December 2015 12:50 (two years ago) Permalink

side with deej before his spine went

blackheart doesnt interest me. sonically corny and conceptually ponderous in a way that no longer washes, because now self-conscious and playing to a slavish and trite gallery - album duly fufils its own prophecy as the saddest of epilogues to her previous art - mask on, presenting doll richard for your consideration, or was that consolidation

r|t|c, Saturday, 5 December 2015 14:01 (two years ago) Permalink

"And even though I lost the best of me it was worth it
I took it to the deep
Cause there's no depth in these streams
I took it to the deep
Cause my heart doesn't swim in shallow creeks"

that deep so filled with victimhood and self-abnegation, empty baleful cryogenic cousin to "fucking space". what's in those shallow creeks though?- tender green life. and in that black night, why only "freckles in the sky". this brilliant, jouissant reply is dumblonde's - pop in all its awkward teeming poetic meaninglessness, gloriously confounding plurality and messy multivalence. humanalien shards of jagged beauty embedded in clubfunk ditz - why settle for scandos and major lazer when here's the white girls wearing headdresses and fringe boots tropical 2?

r|t|c, Saturday, 5 December 2015 14:01 (two years ago) Permalink

"We lay forever, walking over waters deeper than the sea
But never get wet, wet, wet, wet"

three minutes in and over chorales there's lightning thunder and hail, kings and queens, rulers of the light, immortalit-ay (heh) , a dream of love infinite. which album were we talking about again? and so they continue. shooting stars ignite, fire in the sky, "follow the madness with abandon / living legends, you and me". and the finale!!... to me so much of dumblonde seems to be in explicit post-punch-up dialogue with dawn, sympathetic but almost at times wickedly pantomimic - a gauntleted hand ('yellow canary') on her shoulder ('dreamsicle'):

Late last night I had a dream / I fell asleep in the shadow of success
I confess / And I forgot what freedom means [...] So tonight we dream / We won't wake up / The dream is never done, no"

r|t|c, Saturday, 5 December 2015 14:02 (two years ago) Permalink

the comparative arguments against db above are truly the worst and most bovine trumped-up rockism possible imo - gloomily burdensome pseudopersonal narrative, signposted subversion (male gaze flipped on a tediously problematic standard, clutch thee fuckin pearls), abstraction and difficult sounds (or just idm toybox melodies whatever), "ambition" - all privileged over the kaleidoscope of the world with just a tart dismissal as pop, de facto unworthy. for shame you suckers - had the artist names of these records been swapped over you all know damn well none of this would ever have been said

r|t|c, Saturday, 5 December 2015 14:02 (two years ago) Permalink

alternate perspective: when I listened to dawn's album i was utterly floored and found myself coming back to it dozens of times. When I listened to the dumblonde album it was very good and deserved further exploration but i didn't capsize.

Eugene Goostman (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 5 December 2015 16:53 (two years ago) Permalink

the dumblonde record is good and fun

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Saturday, 5 December 2015 17:05 (two years ago) Permalink

I admire blackheart but actually enjoy dumblonde idk

― Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Saturday, December 5, 2015 3:23 AM (5 hours ago)

this is a perfectly reasonable place to be ... not sure if i'm *quite* here but i'm not far off

think we can all agree on: "wow, aubrey/shannon. did not expect this."

alpine static, Saturday, 5 December 2015 17:14 (two years ago) Permalink

side with deej before his spine went

― r|t|c, Saturday, December 5, 2015 8:01 AM (5 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol dont worry i was just being lazy :D

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Saturday, 5 December 2015 19:14 (two years ago) Permalink

alternate perspective: when I listened to dawn's album i was utterly floored and found myself coming back to it dozens of times. When I listened to the dumblonde album it was very good and deserved further exploration but i didn't capsize.

― Eugene Goostman (forksclovetofu), Saturday, December 5, 2015 10:53 AM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

if a critical judgement happens in a forest, does it make a sound?

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Saturday, 5 December 2015 19:15 (two years ago) Permalink

the video for 'tender green life' is SO bad but then i found out Aubrey O'Day actually directed it & now it's classic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmqgE_nUjwI

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Saturday, 5 December 2015 19:21 (two years ago) Permalink

like the members of danity kane DIY'd their own branding and only the music is incredible but that enthusiasm completely justifies the odd first timer vibes of the presentation

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Saturday, 5 December 2015 19:23 (two years ago) Permalink

it reminds me of that time ms paint versions of classic rap albums were going arounds & it was always fascinating to see which details the artist decided to focus on & which were covered in a sloppy drag of an ms paint brush

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Saturday, 5 December 2015 19:25 (two years ago) Permalink

Apparently they did this whole thing pretty DIY style:

Conversely, Bex and O'Day poured themselves into Dumblonde, not only writing and recording, but, as Bex says, "staying up 'til three in the morning" Photoshopping artwork or perfecting a video edit. (Bex designed the group's logo.)

from http://www.portlandmercury.com/portland/dumblonde-rises-from-the-ashes-of-danity-kane/Content?oid=17086829

alpine static, Saturday, 5 December 2015 19:42 (two years ago) Permalink

xp lol yeah it's fun picking out what track might be the "leader" (there isnt one really) and beholding how it subtly alters the weird world of the rest - something about 'tender green life' (including the vid!) brings this kinda like, idk, late alt-90s attitude to consumption of modernity, like it was some offbeat chick group with a dusty cd filed next to beck and money mark somewhere in ur parents attic

r|t|c, Saturday, 5 December 2015 19:47 (two years ago) Permalink

alternate perspective: when I listened to dawn's album i was utterly floored and found myself coming back to it dozens of times. When I listened to the dumblonde album it was very good and deserved further exploration but i didn't capsize.

― Eugene Goostman (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 5 December 2015 16:53 Bookmark

maybe best stick to the spotify parasite life if this is "perspective" is all u got to love that which floors

joke is ima bet that i'll still remain the person who said the most ever about the dawn record even in rejecting it

should anyone advance past sounds weird/yaas (they havent yet, anywhere) i'm hungry to listen

r|t|c, Saturday, 5 December 2015 20:05 (two years ago) Permalink

Xp lol ya like "waiting on you" is my subjective favorite but in isolation it just sounds like (an admittedly strong) Prince via Daft Punk pastiche any number of artists have aimed for previously, in album context it becomes a partic brilliant facet of the overall jewel

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Saturday, 5 December 2015 20:19 (two years ago) Permalink

good choice tho. very sick licks

that last minute of 'take away' too, i died and went to j-pop heaven

r|t|c, Saturday, 5 December 2015 20:35 (two years ago) Permalink

Sweeping strings are whoa

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Saturday, 5 December 2015 21:01 (two years ago) Permalink

maybe best stick to the spotify parasite life if this is "perspective" is all u got to love that which floors

i wasn't aware we were obliged to show our work? and your wet fart of a comment hardly compels me to make any effort to try to help direct you toward anything that brings me joy.
but as long as you feel like slinging shit around, your particular flights of fancy are more frilly and overblown but are hardly deeper investigations. "sonically corny"? "playing to a slavish and trite gallery"? "conceptually ponderous in a way that no longer washes"? "gloomily burdensome pseudopersonal narrative"? You're rendering judgements so far removed from actually hearing the music that all I get is that you don't care for the public facing facade.
in any case, squaring these albums off as either/or is a masturbatory task; who said you were obliged to only like one or the other in the first place. it's a bad look from over in the slavish and trite gallery.

Eugene Goostman (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 6 December 2015 04:23 (two years ago) Permalink

but please, tell me more about what washes in the glorious kaleidoscope of the world of pop, which i never listen to, yuck pop, what's that ew yuck, however did i get in the danity kane thread in the first place i wonder.

Eugene Goostman (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 6 December 2015 04:25 (two years ago) Permalink

rtc there is plenty of excellent justification of the dawn richard record in the dawn richard thread

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Sunday, 6 December 2015 07:21 (two years ago) Permalink

boy do i like the dumblonde record though. gets better every time i hear it. things that initially scanned as underwritten to me are now completely charming

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Sunday, 6 December 2015 17:51 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah, i look forward to spending more time with it myself. It sounds good on first contact!

Eugene Goostman (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 6 December 2015 17:55 (two years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

I love that I can vote for this album all over again and it feels brand new: https://soundcloud.com/dumblondeofficial/heir-remix

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 8 November 2016 08:20 (one year ago) Permalink

jammed the living hell out of this all summer. pure delight

r|t|c, Tuesday, 8 November 2016 10:01 (one year ago) Permalink

also impure dee-lite i guess

i saw one person on twitter claim that heir are the sons of the brothers johnson btw lol??? was unable to verify anywhere

r|t|c, Tuesday, 8 November 2016 10:05 (one year ago) Permalink

comparing the og to tropical 2 before this was born is how you know i'm the shooter

db = alice in wonderland, bbk = the tempest

r|t|c, Tuesday, 8 November 2016 10:17 (one year ago) Permalink

[10 seconds in] ahhh holy shit

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Tuesday, 8 November 2016 14:20 (one year ago) Permalink

that post was 10 minutes ago so your brain should have exploded right about.... now

r|t|c, Tuesday, 8 November 2016 14:32 (one year ago) Permalink

if you're referring to "tender green life/that's the way love goes" then

http://i.giphy.com/wqcxtSuUfS0pO.gif

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Tuesday, 8 November 2016 14:46 (one year ago) Permalink

lol ya

r|t|c, Tuesday, 8 November 2016 14:52 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

i'm glad that recent events led me to finding out that dumblonde album no. 2 is in its final stages

maura, Tuesday, 20 March 2018 12:51 (four months ago) Permalink

also going over the lyrics of aubrey's 2013 album is sort of sickening now

also

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-alnm0UE9Y

maura, Tuesday, 20 March 2018 12:52 (four months ago) Permalink

scared to ask but... what recent events?

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 20 March 2018 22:33 (four months ago) Permalink

donald trump jr alleged to have been in an affair with aubrey o'day lol

dyl, Tuesday, 20 March 2018 22:38 (four months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

yesss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKEaM8YvGbg

maura, Friday, 6 July 2018 14:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

love it

nxd, Friday, 6 July 2018 14:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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