★ The Weeknd ★ What You Need ★

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jaxon, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 06:02 (six years ago) Permalink

http://silencenogood.net/what-you-need-the-weekend/

jaxon, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 06:04 (six years ago) Permalink

these dudes are friends of friends /no suzy

Lamp, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 06:06 (six years ago) Permalink

you from toronto? fucking love this song. is there more from them?

jaxon, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 06:09 (six years ago) Permalink

haha thats a p terrible post just reflexive i guess. i live in toronto (not from here tho)

anyway yah this is a jam "loft party" is p great track too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsWL6LI2htg&feature=player_embedded

'this morning' is less successful but kinda gives a handle on what theyre into:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFkrp5CL0iY&feature=related

Lamp, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 06:14 (six years ago) Permalink

beach house sample

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 1 February 2011 08:48 (six years ago) Permalink

which beach house song?

jaxon, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 19:24 (six years ago) Permalink

there's more than one?

Daniel, Esq., Tuesday, 1 February 2011 19:27 (six years ago) Permalink

(j/k!)

Daniel, Esq., Tuesday, 1 February 2011 19:27 (six years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9PuAm7d0PA

jaxon, Tuesday, 15 March 2011 05:49 (six years ago) Permalink

not a chris isaak cover, not that i'd be mad at that

jaxon, Tuesday, 15 March 2011 05:50 (six years ago) Permalink

lol i was gonna start a thread, you should fix the title btw also yes i love all these songs. loft music and wicked game esp.

plax (ico), Tuesday, 15 March 2011 12:26 (six years ago) Permalink

o snap. i never realized it was spelled w/o an 'e' at the end

jaxon, Tuesday, 15 March 2011 20:23 (six years ago) Permalink

These guys remind me of Arab Strap.

bamcquern, Wednesday, 16 March 2011 04:31 (six years ago) Permalink

this is weird, cuz i usually agree w/ jaxon about like 90% of stuff, but i dont really like this. the first track the vocals are so heavily layered & echoed that I dont really 'feel' it & it makes me all Lex-ish wishing the performance was there, because the song is **aite** but not really much more than a slow jam. but whats a slow jam where the vocals are so filtered? All i can imagine explaining that is a bunch of gross Wire/chillwave/hypnogogic style stuff about ghostly memories of a slow jam or some ish

wicked games the vocals are better but the song has so many unnecessary 'fuckings' its distracting & lyrically corny in parts

deej, Wednesday, 16 March 2011 04:34 (six years ago) Permalink

I've got your performance right here.

jk

bamcquern, Wednesday, 16 March 2011 04:41 (six years ago) Permalink

i guess the thing that i like is that it is sorta chillwavy whatevsy. it kinda reminds me of all that post dubstep r'n'b influenced stuff i'm really into but know nothing about like burial or james blake or deadboy remixes or burial or whatever (where should i look to get more of this stuff btw?), but it's more of an actual r'n'b song than those. my MO has always been chocolate in my peanut butter*. foreign takes on rock music, psychedelic country, disco jazz, synthy african music etc. i guess i really like this because it's not straight up r'n'b.

* does this make me corny indie fuxor btw?

jaxon, Wednesday, 16 March 2011 05:39 (six years ago) Permalink

yah this grafts together two things i really like: chillwave and cute-boy-r&b. usually this kindof yoking together of things i like pisses me off and i tend to be a bit like this is a watered down versh of 2 things i like but in this case i love it.

plax (ico), Wednesday, 16 March 2011 09:28 (six years ago) Permalink

new stuff here; http://soundcloud.com/theweekndxo

mmmm, Monday, 21 March 2011 11:52 (six years ago) Permalink

jaxon what you said makes sense, i guess to me it just seems too close to actual R&B, not weird enough, to seem partic. novel. Burial im not a huge fan of but it at least has a beat style that exists outside of current R&B, this just sounds like an anonymous slow jam to me but w/ a plainer vocal performance

D-40, Monday, 21 March 2011 14:38 (six years ago) Permalink

lol @ 'actual R&B' you are so weird

nu rave electro banger coked out art school college party (Lamp), Monday, 21 March 2011 16:57 (six years ago) Permalink

holy shit, thanks for that soundcloud link.

also, apparently i like burial so much i mentioned him twice

jaxon, Monday, 21 March 2011 17:17 (six years ago) Permalink

lol @ 'actual R&B' you are so weird

― nu rave electro banger coked out art school college party (Lamp), Monday, March 21, 2011 4:57 PM (44 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

not sure whats weird abt this

D-40, Monday, 21 March 2011 17:43 (six years ago) Permalink

version of "The Morning" doesnt have the slo-mo vocal effect abused by salem

i liked the old version but i like this version too

gr8080, Monday, 21 March 2011 20:48 (six years ago) Permalink

"the morning" is pretty fucking amazing tho

this whole thing is weird as hell tho

blingee cummings (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 22 March 2011 01:40 (six years ago) Permalink

i really am interested to find about who this guy is/what he's into/who he's affiliated with etc

blingee cummings (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 22 March 2011 02:20 (six years ago) Permalink

i hear drake, trey songz, the-dream & dirty money as much as i hear hypnagogic pop

blingee cummings (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 22 March 2011 02:21 (six years ago) Permalink

the thing i'm interested in is why the music codes mainstream r&b but the surface aesthetics & target audience are pure indie rock

blingee cummings (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 22 March 2011 02:22 (six years ago) Permalink

so "what you need" samples "rock the boat" & "the party & the after party" samples beach house

blingee cummings (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 22 March 2011 02:41 (six years ago) Permalink

when i heard that beach house i knew i knew it but it felt like some awesome classic rock radio wild card like wicked game or tusk or something and then i was like oh its beach house and maybe i like beach house now maybe

ico, Tuesday, 22 March 2011 02:45 (six years ago) Permalink

Your name looks weird.

bamcquern, Tuesday, 22 March 2011 03:14 (six years ago) Permalink

anyone catch "Coming Down" before the download limit was reached? and what track number are it, Wicked Games & What You Need?

jaxon, Tuesday, 22 March 2011 04:49 (six years ago) Permalink

coming down is 7, wicked games is 5, what you need is 2

blingee cummings (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 22 March 2011 04:50 (six years ago) Permalink

apparently co-signed by drake already
http://rapfix.mtv.com/2011/03/21/say-hello-to-the-weeknd-drake-co-signs/

jaxon, Tuesday, 22 March 2011 04:52 (six years ago) Permalink

shocking, that

blingee cummings (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 22 March 2011 04:52 (six years ago) Permalink

nm. found an alternative dl

jaxon, Tuesday, 22 March 2011 04:54 (six years ago) Permalink

xpost. ha. ya

jaxon, Tuesday, 22 March 2011 04:55 (six years ago) Permalink

Look out for an abundance of emoness!

gr8080, Tuesday, 22 March 2011 04:55 (six years ago) Permalink

i guess i really like this because it's not straight up r'n'b.

* does this make me corny indie fuxor btw?

...yes?

lex pretend, Tuesday, 22 March 2011 08:10 (six years ago) Permalink

i really hate this, like really really can't stand, and please can pitchfork types "doing" r&b just end already? it's gross

lex pretend, Tuesday, 22 March 2011 08:11 (six years ago) Permalink

this guy isn't a pitchfork type tho, which is why it's interesting & how to dress well really isn't

blingee cummings (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 22 March 2011 08:14 (six years ago) Permalink

or "these guys" or w/e

blingee cummings (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 22 March 2011 08:15 (six years ago) Permalink

everything about the vocals makes me cringe (ughhh the OTT swearing just feels so contrived), there's like no emotion in it at all, and the music is generic chillwave? witch house is more interesting than this

lex pretend, Tuesday, 22 March 2011 08:26 (six years ago) Permalink

i think deej's criticism that the songwriting isn't strong enough rings true at times but i think you're really evaluating the point of the project & other things about it

blingee cummings (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 22 March 2011 08:28 (six years ago) Permalink

er, misevaluating

blingee cummings (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 22 March 2011 08:29 (six years ago) Permalink

what is the "point" of this project then

lex pretend, Tuesday, 22 March 2011 08:31 (six years ago) Permalink

like, the guy is a better singer than the-dream for one. also the music isn't generic chillwave in the slightest, at least the chillwave i'm aware of. it definitely is chill and at times can be chillwave-y, but it quite obviously expands on that. most of the time it sounds like a less pop-indebted version of the drake/40 sound (like, you could the beat for "fall for your type" on this album and you would hardly be able to tell)

blingee cummings (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 22 March 2011 08:33 (six years ago) Permalink

what is the "point" of this project then

― lex pretend, Tuesday, March 22, 2011 4:31 AM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark

honestly i'm not exactly sure, which is part of what i find interesting about them. but i think it's quite clear that they're going for something different than how to dress well, who pretty much seemed to be asking "what if i made r&b as indie as possible, also if i recorded my album inside a drain pipe?". weeknd to me seems like pretty straight ahead contemporary r&b, albeit someone w/ an interest in some types of indie music. i mean the guy sings about alize and making it rain and crap. it's more trey songz than pitchfork tbh.

blingee cummings (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 22 March 2011 08:36 (six years ago) Permalink

i mean the guy sings about alize and making it rain and crap

this really comes across as so gimmicky though - it seems really forced. i'm not going to second-guess his motivation or background but it totally sounds like co-opting signifiers from the outside in the most boring way.

he's not even as good a singer as terius and certainly doesn't possess the wit or the gift for melody that makes terius' limitations as a vocalist easy to ignore.

and a huge #smh to most of the people bigging this guy up who never took the slightest bit of interest in trey songz - that right there is the warning sign

lex pretend, Tuesday, 22 March 2011 08:50 (six years ago) Permalink

feat daft punk is def a flex but i was greatly relieved not to hear them so it's cool

have already forgotten this song anyway. lot of waiting around for the lookwhatchadone! meth shiver

r|t|c, Thursday, 22 September 2016 20:02 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i finally decided to listen to "i can't feel my face" for the first time
it's p catchy
starboy seems decent, both songs really fancy but he seems like a piece of shit misogynist but i spose that's supposed to be the appeal?

Pull your head on out your hippy haze (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 22 September 2016 20:56 (eleven months ago) Permalink

starboy feels forgettable to me

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Thursday, 22 September 2016 21:28 (eleven months ago) Permalink

anyone from the rap caviar wave tht isn't a pos misognynist pls step fwd

||||||||, Thursday, 22 September 2016 21:42 (eleven months ago) Permalink

haha rap caviar wave

who is in that wave

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Thursday, 22 September 2016 21:44 (eleven months ago) Permalink

anyone that goes hard seemingly
https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/5yolys8XG4q7YfjYGl5Lff

||||||||, Thursday, 22 September 2016 21:45 (eleven months ago) Permalink

haha yeah i subscribe to that playlist

Pull your head on out your hippy haze (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 22 September 2016 21:48 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Starboy feels like a classic already.

Popture, Friday, 23 September 2016 11:06 (eleven months ago) Permalink

ilx needs a thinking guy emoji button

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Friday, 23 September 2016 17:16 (eleven months ago) Permalink

No

flopson, Friday, 23 September 2016 17:55 (eleven months ago) Permalink

https://twitter.com/MNEK/status/778861282237767680

the weeknd ate my hamster

― r|t|c, Thursday, September 22, 2016 3:55 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

whotf is Biff Clyro lol

flopson, Friday, 23 September 2016 17:58 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Starboy feels like a classic already.
― Popture, Friday, September 23, 2016 11:06 AM (six hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

suggest halpert

||||||||, Friday, 23 September 2016 18:02 (eleven months ago) Permalink

lol

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Friday, 23 September 2016 19:08 (eleven months ago) Permalink

is there a double entendre i am missing or does abel think the name of the movie is "the wraith of khan"

esempiu (crüt), Wednesday, 28 September 2016 18:10 (ten months ago) Permalink

he seems to be in a pretty jaunty mood in the video! also lol @ daft punk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34Na4j8AVgA

esempiu (crüt), Wednesday, 28 September 2016 18:12 (ten months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cxf-O9VVQAElM4y.jpg

qop (crüt), Friday, 18 November 2016 01:19 (nine months ago) Permalink

"I Feel It Coming" is so good

qop (crüt), Friday, 18 November 2016 05:49 (nine months ago) Permalink

yeah that one sounds awesome

J0rdan S., Friday, 18 November 2016 14:47 (nine months ago) Permalink

18 tracks seems like a lot

johnny crunch, Friday, 18 November 2016 15:04 (nine months ago) Permalink

I am still amazed this guy's career survived Kiss Land

Evan R, Friday, 18 November 2016 19:35 (nine months ago) Permalink

He has a great voice!

qop (crüt), Saturday, 19 November 2016 04:41 (nine months ago) Permalink

he always had a really strong fanbase but i do remember thinking that maybe he had blown his shot at pop stardom with kiss land

J0rdan S., Saturday, 19 November 2016 04:44 (nine months ago) Permalink

"I Feel It Coming" is so good

This one feels more like something off RAM. How many tracks did he do w Daft Punk?

Naive Teen Idol, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 14:08 (nine months ago) Permalink

Some sweet wordplay from Abel
Abel is introducing us to his sweet new asian girl by bragging about her ability to either drop it low, or go down low (on him). He says “low, mane” to sound like the popular asian dish known as Lo Mein.

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johnny crunch, Friday, 25 November 2016 17:13 (eight months ago) Permalink

there's a track on STARBOY that sounds like luomo

josh, Saturday, 26 November 2016 00:07 (eight months ago) Permalink

He has the definition of an average voice.

albvivertine, Saturday, 26 November 2016 00:29 (eight months ago) Permalink

^seriously? the definition of an average voice is like... the dudes that sing in parquet courts.

flappy bird, Saturday, 26 November 2016 00:59 (eight months ago) Permalink

after "party monster" i was ready to abandon this but "false alarm" kinda flows between bad taste and good taste in a way i find compelling. i mean i guess that's this guy's thing really but it works really well for me when the chorus sounds stolen from a lost bad rabbits song

"reminder" is like... the third song on this album with the exact same phrasing?

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 12:30 (eight months ago) Permalink

ok it's righted again with "rockin'" which i assume is the track josh thinks sounds like luomo

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 12:34 (eight months ago) Permalink

thing is now that *everything* in pop sounds exactly like this the weeknd has lost his one selling point*

* for me, I suspect for much of his fanbase the selling point is that here's a guy who proudly admits he's an asshole through which they can vicariously be an asshole. or teen choice award voters, I guess? (I doubt they're mutually exclusive, too)

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 15:28 (eight months ago) Permalink

worst non-lo mein lyric on this album is "david carradine / i'm gonna die when i cum"

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 15:29 (eight months ago) Permalink

lol

That's when I fired off my 2 Tweets to Dr. Phil (crüt), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 15:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

who's not an asshole these days I wonder.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 15:39 (eight months ago) Permalink

you either live long enough to be the villain or you're bruno mars

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 15:42 (eight months ago) Permalink

* for me, I suspect for much of his fanbase the selling point is that here's a guy who proudly admits he's an asshole through which they can vicariously be an asshole.

I think this was a big part of his initial appeal. Now I think the appeal is mostly that his last LP had some legit jams on it, though, right?

Evan R, Tuesday, 29 November 2016 17:35 (eight months ago) Permalink

maybe true for "Can't Feel My Face" where you could swap with any Max Martin track but it's the only explanation I can think of for "The Hills"

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 17:38 (eight months ago) Permalink

(speaking of, "False Alarm" was a standout until I realized its gimmick was the exact gimmick in that single)

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 17:40 (eight months ago) Permalink

it works really well for me when the chorus sounds stolen from a lost bad rabbits song

ok I'm listening to the Bad Rabbits album now and WHAT IS THIS

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 17:55 (eight months ago) Permalink

lol that's a derail, maybe i'll start a thread about it even though i imagine most people will think it is Bad

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 18:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

halfway through the opening track I was surprised you hadn't already!

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 18:10 (eight months ago) Permalink

Ridiculous Tears For Fears sample on 'Secrets'.

'Rockin' could've easily been on that second Disclosure album.

nashwan, Tuesday, 29 November 2016 18:47 (eight months ago) Permalink

star boy
reminder
rockin
secrets
true colors
love to lay
lonely night
ordinary life
nothing without you
die for you
i feel it coming

this would be a good album

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 29 November 2016 18:50 (eight months ago) Permalink

the inherent absurdity of the weeknd is p much summed up by him thinking "i'm a muhfuckin' starboy" is a macho thing to say (also, yknow, all his other problems everyone has noted for the past 6 years)

song ain't bad tho, havent tried the album

i've watched a lot of cats do weird and interesting things (slothroprhymes), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 18:51 (eight months ago) Permalink

Dud

Ross, Tuesday, 29 November 2016 22:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

I don't like what he does in general (save for some productions/collabs with other artists which are ok) and this album seems pretty bad/boring (and much too long !) after the first few times.
but I have to admit I REALLY like "I Feel It Coming". My favourite thing he's ever been involved with by very far !

AlXTC from Paris, Monday, 5 December 2016 14:45 (eight months ago) Permalink

Secrets is his best track since the first mixtape IMO, or at least the first of his 'Weeknd Goes Pop' tracks that i've really liked.

piscesx, Monday, 5 December 2016 15:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

xp man, I really don't give a hoot about the Weeknd and really didn't like 'Starboy' but 'I Feel It Coming' is so lovely. Yeah, it's Michael Jackson sings 'Get Lucky' but that's not a problem really.

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Thursday, 2 March 2017 10:19 (five months ago) Permalink

I love how committed Daft Punk have been to getting songs that sound like Imagination onto top 40 radio

example (crüt), Thursday, 2 March 2017 13:45 (five months ago) Permalink

a two month crosspost

ornate orchestral arrangements (DJP), Thursday, 2 March 2017 17:24 (five months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/07/upshot/music-fandom-maps.html

anything stand out to anyone about this map

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 01:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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