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Current mood: chipper

in miami
happy as yellow
workn with cee-lo (wooooowww....Luv Him)
makn great music
wonderful people
bilal,q-tip,marsha(floetry),boards of canada,lil wayne....
all on MY record!
wow
feel so blessed
so honored
everyone is loving and respecting the music
being brave
staying focused
writing

cant wait
till your ears join
im taking my time
getting it right
jamming to feist and lemon jelly
inspiration

comes from every angle
life
love
dreams
paris :), london, miami, boston...

electro soul,vintage grooves, galaxy glimpse, 60's doooo wop!

cant wait for u 2 hear

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http://www.myspace.com/solange

r|t|c, Thursday, 29 November 2007 00:57 (eleven years ago) link

BAORDS OF CANADNA

blueski, Thursday, 29 November 2007 00:58 (eleven years ago) link

and lol yeah we all know how well janelle monae turned out but uhh damn those songs there are kinda good still

r|t|c, Thursday, 29 November 2007 00:59 (eleven years ago) link

haha ilm gravy train, all aboard

r|t|c, Thursday, 29 November 2007 01:00 (eleven years ago) link

LIL WAYNE WHAT ARE THE CHANCES?

J0rdan S., Thursday, 29 November 2007 01:00 (eleven years ago) link

jamming to feist and lemon jelly
inspiration

r|t|c, Thursday, 29 November 2007 01:01 (eleven years ago) link

Champage Chronic Night Cap is pretty good damn

blueski, Thursday, 29 November 2007 01:01 (eleven years ago) link

i believe i once claimed on here that this ginuwine had a bit of the campfire headphases about it

another welcome observation from yours truly

r|t|c, Thursday, 29 November 2007 01:22 (eleven years ago) link

actually that's still not as bad as me being on the verge of accusing birdman's new single of cold jacking global communication - '14:31' the other day

(SRSLY THO, I HEAR IT??)

r|t|c, Thursday, 29 November 2007 01:26 (eleven years ago) link

come back tynan delong

your time bruv

r|t|c, Thursday, 29 November 2007 01:28 (eleven years ago) link

the only song I can remember hearing by her was a really bad ballad on the Johnson Family Vacation soundtrack, but she co-wrote/co-produced the best song on the last Kelly Rowland album, so I'm kinda curious to hear more solo stuff now.

Alex in Baltimore, Thursday, 29 November 2007 01:47 (eleven years ago) link

this heat... that heat... amirite?

Andy K, Thursday, 29 November 2007 02:00 (eleven years ago) link

co-did 'upgrade u' and 'get me bodied' on b-day also.

i think have an old bargain bin 12 of hers with slim thug somewhere? she sports a kind of rasta beanie on the cover, is all i recall.

r|t|c, Thursday, 29 November 2007 02:21 (eleven years ago) link

wow just looked on allmusic and even andy 'positive' k hasn't got much good to say about that kelly rowland album

must i really stand alone with the lex on this :(

r|t|c, Thursday, 29 November 2007 02:31 (eleven years ago) link

i am always so slow to hear the mya in things! but squint yr ears and really we could pretend 'champagne etc etc' was her triumphant comeback

'white picket fence' is also deeply reminiscent but i can't quite place it

r|t|c, Thursday, 6 December 2007 14:55 (eleven years ago) link

galaxy glimpse

^^ ?

moonship journey to baja, Thursday, 6 December 2007 14:59 (eleven years ago) link

six months pass...

The new single is pretty cool.

Turangalila, Friday, 6 June 2008 09:27 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esVIk-aJNsg

Turangalila, Friday, 6 June 2008 09:28 (eleven years ago) link

I'm weirdly addicted to this tonight.

Turangalila, Friday, 6 June 2008 09:55 (eleven years ago) link

thats really good. surprising. better than estelle.

titchyschneiderMk2, Saturday, 7 June 2008 15:00 (eleven years ago) link

why is that so good?

solange sings? what?

Surmounter, Saturday, 7 June 2008 15:05 (eleven years ago) link

cant find an mp3 for this anywhere though.

titchyschneiderMk2, Saturday, 7 June 2008 15:07 (eleven years ago) link

it reminds me of MIA

Surmounter, Saturday, 7 June 2008 15:10 (eleven years ago) link

(something about the quick vox in the middle. i know it's a weird comparison just LET IT BE)

Surmounter, Saturday, 7 June 2008 15:11 (eleven years ago) link

the neptunes produced this right?

solange>>>beyonce.

titchyschneiderMk2, Saturday, 7 June 2008 15:16 (eleven years ago) link

well if this song is any indication

Surmounter, Saturday, 7 June 2008 15:17 (eleven years ago) link

solange>>>beyonce
Word.

Better quality video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iblsi-himM

Yes, this was produced by The Neptunes. I can't wait to hear the BoC track(s).

Turangalila, Saturday, 7 June 2008 19:19 (eleven years ago) link

saw the clip this afternoon. it's fantastic. then i saw the new madonna clip w pharrell. DA YUCK. god what a load of crap.

stevienixed, Saturday, 7 June 2008 20:19 (eleven years ago) link

the "i decided" video is like tailor-made for me and my interests/preferred aesthetic. i have to turn the tv up all the way when it comes on.

The Brainwasher, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 18:45 (eleven years ago) link

this year is shaping up to be pretty amazing... new amerykah, janelle monae, solange, jazmine sullivan, etc.

The Brainwasher, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 18:49 (eleven years ago) link

Select members of the press and other industry VIPs gathered at Record Plant Studios in Hollywood to hear Solange Knowles’ sophomore album SoL-AngeL and The Hadley St. Dreams. Solange’s father/manager Mathew Knowles previewed 14 tracks off the singer/songwriter’s LP, which he says is 95% final. The soul/pop album combines elements of Motown with electronic music, channeling Amy Winehouse, Gnarls Barkley, and even Björk.

The 21-year-old worked with producers such as The Neptunes, Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen), Jack Splash (Alicia Keys, John Legend), and Gnarls’ Cee-Lo Green. Guests include Lil Wayne, Q-Tip, Bilal, and Floetry’s Marsha Ambrosia. Mr. Knowles revealed that a Duffy collaboration with Raphael Saadiq is in the works and that Estelle demoed a song for the album, but it didn’t make it.

While the music is very different from anything out of the Destiny’s Child camp, Knowles is “hopeful that this can become mainstream,” yet admits that it’s going to be “hard work.” Geffen and Music World are aiming at the “intellectual, backpacking, coffee shop, digital kid.” Where Beyoncé wants her vocals perfect, Solange wants them raw. As fans will hear on August 26th, Beyoncé’s lil’ sis is in a league of her own.

1. “God Given Name”
Produced by Soulshock & Karlin
Solange and Beyoncé’s favorite song on the album. On the melodic track, Solange sings: “I’m not becoming expectations, I’m not her and never will be.”

2. “6 O’Clock Blues”
Produced by Mark Ronson
This throwback has a ’60’s groove. The uplifting track features drums and recalls Amy Winehouse. Solange sings about being happy as long as she has her man. “If my house falls down in the river, as long as we got each other, we can overcome the madness of the world.”

3. “I Decided (Part I)”
Produced by The Neptunes
The first single with a killer video directed by Melina. Part I of the song was directed by The Neptunes and co-written by Cee-Lo. Part II is the Freemasons remix released in the U.K. There is a video for that too which is similar to the Part I video.

4. “Sandcastle Disco” featuring Q-Tip
Produced by Soulshock & Karlin
The second single off the album, which will feature Q-Tip. A video will be shot within the next month. Cee-Lo co-wrote the song with Solange. Upbeat, summertime jam: “I’m a cool ol’ Jane with a skip on my feet, I play tough as nails with my heart on my sleeve, I’m nothing but a sandcastle, baby don’t blow me away.”

5. “T.O.N.Y.”
Produced by Jack Splash
Stands for “The Other Night Why (Did I Do That?)” Possible third single co-written by Cee-Lo. Uptempo song reminiscent of The Spinners’ “I’ll Be Around” with a guitar riff. Solange hopes it will be an anthem for ladies who made the mistake of sleeping with a guy too soon in the relationship. “T.O.N.Y. don’t call me no more, no not at all no more, I’m not in a rush to feel rejected.”

6. “I Told You So”
Produced by Shea Taylor
Soulful number where Solange sings, “And so I’m writing this song for the day I see I’m right, I’ll play this record, while I cry and I say, I told you so.” Sounds like a song you might hear on a Beyoncé album.

7. “IWouldveBeenthe1″
Produced by Jack Splash
This was not played at the listening.

8. “An Ode to Marvin”
Produced by Jack Splash
Goes back to the Motown era, similar to Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On.” Mathew Knowles told a story of how he would sing Smokey Robinson’s “Here I Go Again” when Tina Knowles was pregnant with Beyoncé and Solange. “They get their perfect pitch from their father,” he joked. The song opens with, “This song is for my people, I wanna know where we going, cuz I’m right beside you.”

9. “ShampagneChroniKnightCap” featuring Lil Wayne
Produced by Bama Boyz
The hard-knocking, psychedelic track has a trippy effect. It’s one of Mathew’s favorites and features a rap from Wayne that’s just as weird as the song itself.

10. “Valentine’s Day”
Produced by Bama Boyz
The only ballad on the album, but it still manages to be upbeat. Solange sings about how she met her boyfriend and hoped the relationship would last until Valentine’s Day. “You know what kind of gifts I give my baby,” Solange sang before Mathew cut off the track. “Daddy can’t play the rest of that,” he laughed.

11. “Cosmic Journey” featuring Bilal
Produced by Soulshock & Karlin
This song sounds just like its title. It features breathy, echoey vocals and gives off an outer space vibe. Bilal sings, “Far into the night you and I don’t look back and you’ll find me.” Halfway through the song it gets faster like a spaceship taking off, turning into trance, techno, house music. Solange ends with “I want to go high, so high.”

12. “This Bird”
Samples Boards of Canada’s “Slow This Bird Down”
The futuristic, electronic track has a pulsing groove. Toward the end, it almost sounds like a country song. “I’m not going to slow this bird down, I don’t wanna look life in the eye.” Solange closes with a high note.

13. “White Picket Dreams”
Produced by Shea Taylor
Mathew says Solange is trying to “build her own identity” in a successful family and that’s what this song is about. “It’s possible we all want a dream that’s so far away and my white picket dreams are home enough,” she sings.

14. “Wanna Go Back” featuring Marsha Ambrosia and Q-Tip
Produced by Brian “Allday” Miller
Marsha of Floetry sings background vocals and Q-Tip raps: “We’re not far away, we right here.” The Big Band cut features live instruments and has a jazz sound. It’s Mathew’s favorite song musically. “Beautiful journey, how long will it last, yesterday’s calling, calling from the past, just can’t stay away too close, yesterday’s gone,” Solange sings. A beautiful journey indeed.

The Brainwasher, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 18:55 (eleven years ago) link

oh shit

The Brainwasher, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 18:55 (eleven years ago) link

fuck you ILM for making me want to hear a Solange album

HI DERE, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 18:58 (eleven years ago) link

hmmmm, maybe I will check this out

haha dp

rev, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 19:00 (eleven years ago) link

1. “God Given Name”
Produced by Soulshock & Karlin
Solange and Beyoncé’s favorite song on the album. On the melodic track, Solange sings: “I’m not becoming expectations, I’m not her and never will be.”
LOL at this. white Beyonce is so full of shit.
Does this make Solange the black Beyonce now? I'm actually looking forward to this. I've only heard Sandcastle but its really hype.

VeronaInTheClub, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 19:22 (eleven years ago) link

freemasons remix of 'i decided' is so so good

deej, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 19:30 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iblsi-himM&feature=related
Here's the vid? Too retro? I think its quite cute...

VeronaInTheClub, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 19:31 (eleven years ago) link

freemasons remix of 'i decided' is so so good

NAH-UH

fits og w/ lead boots, surgically removes nimbleness & fun. not good. for popjustice type gayers only.

i don't want q-tip on lovely lovely 'sandcastle disco' but other than that, hoo boy ANTICIPATING THIS.

lex pretend, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 19:37 (eleven years ago) link

wtf @ changed spelling of 'champagnechronicnightcap'

lex pretend, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 19:38 (eleven years ago) link

hmmm i wanna hear this now.

M@tt He1ges0n, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 19:38 (eleven years ago) link

Part II is the Freemasons remix released in the U.K

NOOOOOOO

i was actually emailing her pr dude really pointedly the other day about how i loved the ORIGINAL 'i decided' but that the rmx was lame. BOO to this country's shitty taste in music

lex pretend, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 19:39 (eleven years ago) link

solange was the black beyonce all along....

M@tt He1ges0n, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 19:40 (eleven years ago) link

isn't removing the nimbleness and turning it into a stomping house anthem what the freemasons are all about

deej, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 19:41 (eleven years ago) link

hey lex, do the pr emails ever work?

Tape Store, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 19:42 (eleven years ago) link

well they often get me CDs and interviews but not so much a say in what singles get released

isn't removing the nimbleness and turning it into a stomping house anthem what the freemasons are all about

yeah but they forgot the "stomping house anthem" bit here, it's just clunky glommed-on glam. plus their best remixes have been of songs which weren't exactly subtle to start with so it was just kind of shifting the scenery. cuz beyonce and kelly were hollering already, yeah? so they hold their own. idk when i hear the og 'i decided' i can imagine solange prancing delightfully around in a great gatsby jazz era dress and flapper hair, and the freemasons just go stomp stomp stomp all over her.

lex pretend, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 19:47 (eleven years ago) link

yeah cute video

Surmounter, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 19:47 (eleven years ago) link

For a moment, I thought this was a thread about Sonny Knowles.

The Real Dirty Vicar, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 21:12 (eleven years ago) link

can i just say, in my absence, that i do not approve of how this project turned out one bit. might i also take the time to add that lex is doing some sterling weasling here wrt splitting hairs between "popjustice type gayers" and "great gatsby jazz era dress and flapper hair" prohibition party media tit gayers - they are the same twee indie fuxx, equally likely to drop the same noxious "solange > beyonce" clangers, the one subtle distinction being that i have a shameless predeliction for banging chicks of the latter grouping. ahem.

no doubt lex will at the same time maintain that your sundry adeles and duffys and cilmis are the very bane of modernity, as if they were any different to this conceited guff.

r|t|c, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 23:31 (eleven years ago) link

you and your endless hateration have been sorely missed. (seriously).

The Brainwasher, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 23:33 (eleven years ago) link

are you on a break from ilx or something

The Brainwasher, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 23:33 (eleven years ago) link

ctrl-f

i was making a funny joke

Karl Malone, Sunday, 3 March 2019 16:05 (six months ago) link

so was I...

Number None, Sunday, 3 March 2019 16:06 (six months ago) link

"she and Dev Hynes had a falling out a few years back about the credits for "Losing You""

I thought they'd patched that up; he did produce one song on this album.

akm, Sunday, 3 March 2019 17:24 (six months ago) link

saying 'there's nothing as transcendent as "Cranes in the Sky" here' imo sells a seat at the table severely short, as if that was the uniquely compelling/memorable SONG from that album, which was actually full of great ones. perhaps my impression will change, especially if i get to see the companion film at some point, but for now i'm afraid this new one will end up being one i can easily respect but will struggle to actually enjoy. like, a seat at the table was not just a bunch of art installations threaded together with interludes. it had songs: actual 'Lyrics and Melodies'. it was more than just thoughtfully produced melodic meandering.

dyl, Sunday, 3 March 2019 19:33 (six months ago) link

The thing about the amorphous nature of When I Get Home is that you're getting a glimpse into Solange’s swirling consciousness, one that has shed any regard and obligation towards traditional structure and therefore, exists freely and confidently. It is indeed one long song, and that's what makes it great.

josh winters (josh), Sunday, 3 March 2019 20:03 (six months ago) link

but you can say that about any album

Let's have sensible centrist armageddon (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 3 March 2019 20:13 (six months ago) link

Could you say that about The Beths’ record?

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 3 March 2019 20:16 (six months ago) link

I want a glimpse into a swirling consciousness in shapes and forms. I liked a quarter of ASATT as songs; the rest were amiable "atmospheres" in the Eno vain but with lyrical tags. This one after a couple plays is worse. Do I want to get to the point where I have to listen to an album a dozen times if the first eleven don't trigger a positive response? I understand the resistance to first-take culture, but with Solange there's too much benefit of the doubt going on. On the evidence she's an intermittently poignant melodist with a decent instinct for the billboard title/lyric.

Let's have sensible centrist armageddon (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 3 March 2019 20:17 (six months ago) link

If the album isn't revealing itself after a few plays, maybe the problem is the album...?

I've wrong about albums all the time! I love Decembers because I catch up on albums that I missed the first time, and I overrate stuff all the time. But I don't get listening to an album and thinking, as I've seen fans on Twitter post, "I'm going to listen to this album ALL weekend and wait until it reveals itself as a masterpiece."

Let's have sensible centrist armageddon (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 3 March 2019 20:21 (six months ago) link

I agree it's best to just go with the flow and to trust an organic process.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 3 March 2019 20:24 (six months ago) link

aren't all albums recorded in accordance with an organic process?

Let's have sensible centrist armageddon (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 3 March 2019 20:25 (six months ago) link

but you can say that about any album

― Let's have sensible centrist armageddon (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, March 3, 2019 12:13 PM (twelve minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I don't think you can. It feels like there's an intention here -- whether it was conscious or subconscious -- for the shape and songwriting of these songs flowing into each other and coming together to reflect a specific kind of expression of her identity, and that's just as valid as a set of songs where the inherent structure hits certain beats that we've all become conditioned to.

josh winters (josh), Sunday, 3 March 2019 20:26 (six months ago) link

there's a lot of tastemaker baiting in these credits -- can anyone actually make out cassie's voice on "way to the show" -- but the-dream over panda bear is pretty inspired

J0rdan S., Sunday, 3 March 2019 20:29 (six months ago) link

xp I don't know enough about music recording to be certain of that. I know it is not the case with lots of films, attempts at pleasing specific taste is often baked into the process from day one.

I think it's fine to admit you are not into Solange's music! Acting like an archaeologist discovering the masterpiece beneath the sand is just showing wokeness on social media. It's either there for you or it isn't.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 3 March 2019 20:33 (six months ago) link

i think this album is really dope

J0rdan S., Sunday, 3 March 2019 20:35 (six months ago) link

Yeah same.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 3 March 2019 20:40 (six months ago) link

This is a fantastic record, and it's absolutely uncompromising, but it's not a monolith. It's not even posing a challenge -- Solange is simply asking you if you can vibe with her, and if you can't, then maybe you just can't, and where do you go after that?

josh winters (josh), Sunday, 3 March 2019 20:46 (six months ago) link

Solange’s swirling consciousness, one that has shed any regard and obligation towards traditional structure and therefore, exists freely and confidently

there has never existed a single person whose consciousness could ever, at any point in time, however brief, be accurately described this way. as you actually point out in your followup post, behind virtually any potent push against the confines of imposed structure is intention -- by definition conscious. when it's not, it's what is dubiously labeled 'outsider art'. and this is not that -- as has been pointed out already to support unrelated points, the work's credits are full of phrasings and curated guest contributions that seem designed to perk up the ears of the tastemaker crowd and to position its creator in a manner favorable to that crowd: as an Artist, even an Auteur, fully capable of cobbling together the disparate contributions of true Talents in service of her own, and above all her focused (yet deliberately unfocused?) Vision.

basically, i'm just not hearing what y'all are hearing. i thought defending a work's inaccessibility as quietly virtuous was for rockists but here we all are.

i'll give you that it is certainly an invitation to an experience or feeling, but that's what literally all art is.

dyl, Sunday, 3 March 2019 21:19 (six months ago) link

My Reasons For Not Getting This Solange Record Are Fundamental And Philosophical

dyl, Sunday, 3 March 2019 21:20 (six months ago) link

I guess I just don't really see how this album is 'inaccessible.' Sure, most of the songs are short. (???)

'Way to the Show,' 'Dreams,' 'Binz,' and 'Sound of Rain' seem very melodic to me!

Sure, maybe there aren't as many tracks that involve a whole lot of vocal jumping jacks -- but then there's 'My Skin My Logo' which slowly builds up from a quiet rumble to that heavenly climax.

KevRus, Sunday, 3 March 2019 21:35 (six months ago) link

This is a fantastic record, and it's absolutely uncompromising, but it's not a monolith. It's not even posing a challenge -- Solange is simply asking you if you can vibe with her, and if you can't, then maybe you just can't, and where do you go after that?

― josh winters (josh), Sunday, March 3, 2019 3:46 PM

Lunch?

Let's have sensible centrist armageddon (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 3 March 2019 22:08 (six months ago) link

Only if you’re paying

josh winters (josh), Sunday, 3 March 2019 22:19 (six months ago) link

Negronis for everyone!

Let's have sensible centrist armageddon (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 3 March 2019 22:26 (six months ago) link

This feels like a particularly bad album to try to power through one's non-interest. I quite like it, but I think I was primed for it by listening to a bunch of sub-two-minute tracks while figuring out nominations for Karl's poll. Thinking about it with that in mind, I want to compare it to Just Another Diamond Day or Donuts, which also have lots of doubters--or lol maybe it's her GBV album

rob, Sunday, 3 March 2019 22:30 (six months ago) link

i love short tracks. i love longform, coherent works with amorphous structure. but so far i don't love this longform work or its short tracks.

is the companion film going to be an apple music exclusive indefinitely? (that also reminds me i still have yet to hear frank ocean's endless in full, tho judging from what i heard of it i would probably prefer it to this)

dyl, Sunday, 3 March 2019 23:06 (six months ago) link

It’s interesting to me how it’s only certain albums these days that people feel the need to give 10 listens to force themselves to enjoy. Like, no one was telling everyone to listen to the last, Decemberists album 15 times before judging.

I think it’s because there’s a careful curation of the image of A Verified Genius that has happened with Solange and a few others. This image of this on-another-plane, mystical, spiritual, artistically pure outsider with insights that no one else could possibly have. People have bought into it a little too unquestioningly. There’s this sense surrounding her that if you don’t GET IT you’re at best uncool and worst, racist.

The songs here are just...not very interesting songs.

triggercut, Sunday, 3 March 2019 23:40 (six months ago) link

strawman all you like, it's just that her last record was really fucking good and this one less immediately so, therefore I cut her a little slack and listen to it a while before dismissing it. The hot take is not the only take.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Monday, 4 March 2019 00:01 (six months ago) link

Like, no one was telling everyone to listen to the last, Decemberists album 15 times before judging.

why are you recommending mass ptomaine poisoning?

Let's have sensible centrist armageddon (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 4 March 2019 00:04 (six months ago) link

Creating a binary in which black R&B woman gets press vs white indie rock band isn't uh the way to even if you think Solange's album is no good.

Let's have sensible centrist armageddon (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 4 March 2019 00:05 (six months ago) link

yeah seriously omg

dyl, Monday, 4 March 2019 00:59 (six months ago) link

I don't think anyone who doesn't vibe on Solange's new record is uncool but I am starting to question this need to justify not liking an album over and over. You don't like a record it's cool if you feel forced to like any record it's between you and your conscience.

Van Horn Street, Monday, 4 March 2019 02:00 (six months ago) link

These tracks are built on cool grooves, but they feel static and repetitious in a way that def. does not jibe with my taste.

yuh yuh (morrisp), Monday, 4 March 2019 05:20 (six months ago) link

seems like repetition was a part of what she was going for

clouds (peanutbuttereverysingleday), Monday, 4 March 2019 16:02 (six months ago) link

see bithfrk interview Steve riech etc

clouds (peanutbuttereverysingleday), Monday, 4 March 2019 16:03 (six months ago) link

I’m sure it was, it’s just Not For Me

yuh yuh (morrisp), Monday, 4 March 2019 16:07 (six months ago) link

I tried to listen to this this morning but turned it off after a couple tracks to listen to Ghost

alpine static, Monday, 4 March 2019 19:16 (six months ago) link

I couldn't even finish this tbh, it just felt so inconsequential, and her voice which I normally think is the best part of her music didn't seem to be doing anything dynamic or interesting. It's a nice enough vibe I guess but simply turning up and being Solange really isn't enough

boxedjoy, Monday, 4 March 2019 22:43 (six months ago) link

uh oh I am starting to really enjoy this

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Tuesday, 5 March 2019 20:58 (six months ago) link

my fav thing about seat was the piano/keys, so jazzy and plinky and not the usual neo-soul deep chords. my least fav was all the talking. haven’t listened to the new one yet but im hoping for more of the same keys and less talking

flopson, Tuesday, 5 March 2019 21:50 (six months ago) link

you got it

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 02:28 (six months ago) link

this album reminds me of the last thundercat album

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 6 March 2019 04:06 (six months ago) link

thought the last thundercat album was dogshit

but pretty sure i like this

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 17:47 (six months ago) link

ya this is dope, i think i like it just as much if not more than a seat at the table

flopson, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 21:38 (six months ago) link

brad otm on both counts

voodoo chili, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 21:39 (six months ago) link

i don’t hear hookless art installation at all, just sounds like a good r&b album

flopson, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 21:40 (six months ago) link

"sound of rain" fucking floors me every time. i segued it out of "sweet thing (reprise)" on my radio show yesterday and man o man

maura, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 21:45 (six months ago) link

rappers turned out fun laconic verses for this

flopson, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 21:51 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

I miss when she made songs like “sandcastle disco”

k3vin k., Saturday, 6 April 2019 01:12 (five months ago) link

I like this, but it seems very evanescent on the first several listens

maybe I will love it in a few years

Dan S, Saturday, 6 April 2019 01:30 (five months ago) link

five months pass...

why did she reissue sol-angel a few years ago without "sandcastle disco"?

ufo, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 10:51 (five days ago) link


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