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because this dude has outgrown the R&B thread

bron paul (k3vin k.), Sunday, 4 March 2012 07:06 (five years ago) Permalink

new ep is fantastic. 'adorn' and 'gravity' are immediately brilliant but 'that i do' has also really grown on me. i only really remember loving 'sure thing' and 'all i want is you' from the album last year but this has made me wanna relisten.

bass, Sunday, 4 March 2012 11:29 (five years ago) Permalink

I've come to the opinion that "Quickie" is the best single from the debut

marissa explains it all (The Reverend), Sunday, 4 March 2012 12:18 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah i love the new EP, this after "all i want is you" and "sure thing" were basically my favorite r&b songs of the past 2 years. he's making a case for replacing jeremih as my facvorite male r&b singer

bron paul (k3vin k.), Sunday, 4 March 2012 17:19 (five years ago) Permalink

how big is this dude now I have no sense of scale for pop music anymore

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, 4 March 2012 17:46 (five years ago) Permalink

genuinely like what I've heard of his

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, 4 March 2012 17:47 (five years ago) Permalink

"Adorn" is the best song I've heard this year. Thanks Rev!

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 4 March 2012 17:47 (five years ago) Permalink

how big is this dude now I have no sense of scale for pop music anymore

― puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, March 4, 2012 12:46 PM (29 minutes ago) Bookmark

"sure thing" was the #1 song on u.s. urban radio last year and his song w/ wale brings his total of big r&b hits to 4, but he hasn't crossed over to pop audiences at all, even to the moderate extent of trey songz or whoever

some dude, Sunday, 4 March 2012 18:21 (five years ago) Permalink

so sad that adorn is only 2:19 long

flagp∞st (dayo), Sunday, 4 March 2012 18:21 (five years ago) Permalink

i guess he's in that weird robin thicke zone of 'non-black r&b singer whose fanbase is predominantly black'

some dude, Sunday, 4 March 2012 18:22 (five years ago) Permalink

Miguel Jontel Pimentel was born in Los Angeles.[1][2] He is one of two sons born to a Mexican father and an African American mother.[2]

flagp∞st (dayo), Sunday, 4 March 2012 18:24 (five years ago) Permalink

oh word, i thought he was just full on hoos is mexican

some dude, Sunday, 4 March 2012 18:25 (five years ago) Permalink

so sad that adorn is only 2:19 long

― flagp∞st (dayo), Sunday, March 4, 2012 10:21 AM (22 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this is prob the best part about it!

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, 4 March 2012 18:45 (five years ago) Permalink

like it ends and I'm all "what a good song that was"

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, 4 March 2012 18:45 (five years ago) Permalink

what a good post that was

flagp∞st (dayo), Sunday, 4 March 2012 18:47 (five years ago) Permalink

I grew up w/ indian parents who only listened to indian music but since I grew up in new orleans they also listened to a lot of aaron neville and only nevilee (????) and I think there is something nevilleish abt this that I really appreciate

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, 4 March 2012 18:55 (five years ago) Permalink

didn't mean to spell him wrong the second time

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, 4 March 2012 18:55 (five years ago) Permalink

"that i do" is incredible

Whiney vs. (BradNelson), Sunday, 4 March 2012 21:01 (five years ago) Permalink

"gravity" is my favourite on the EP i think

"adorn" hasn't clicked with me yet, i think with these reedy-voiced guys like miguel and jeremih, i find myself either falling head over heels with songs where some alchemy makes them sound perfect ("sure thing", "birthday sex", "imma star") or i'm left a bit cold.

lex pretend, Sunday, 4 March 2012 23:19 (five years ago) Permalink

the production doesn't grab you?

flagp∞st (dayo), Sunday, 4 March 2012 23:22 (five years ago) Permalink

i don't think anything on the EP touches "adorn" but that's the single of the year so far, so no biggie

J0rdan S., Sunday, 4 March 2012 23:24 (five years ago) Permalink

it's nice? it might sneak up on me in time.

it's not the single of the year, it's not even the r&b single of the year lol

lex pretend, Sunday, 4 March 2012 23:25 (five years ago) Permalink

*shrug*

J0rdan S., Sunday, 4 March 2012 23:25 (five years ago) Permalink

yah "adorn" is my favorite song this year too i think. out of the 20 i've heard at least

bron paul (k3vin k.), Sunday, 4 March 2012 23:48 (five years ago) Permalink

i don't think anything on the EP touches "adorn" but that's the single of the year so far, so no biggie

― J0rdan S., Sunday, March 4, 2012 6:24 PM (25 minutes ago) Bookmark

haven't heard it yet but aren't there only like 2 other songs on the EP? 'best of three' is kind of...anyway "Adorn" is nice but i have absolutely no idea how it's in any way different from or better than anything off the first album.

some dude, Sunday, 4 March 2012 23:53 (five years ago) Permalink

i'm not saying that it is! just that it's the best song i've heard this year

J0rdan S., Sunday, 4 March 2012 23:56 (five years ago) Permalink

"gravity" is really good too

al you don't see how "adorn" is stylistically different than like, "sure thing"?

bron paul (k3vin k.), Monday, 5 March 2012 00:06 (five years ago) Permalink

you just gotta vibe to adorn, dude

flagp∞st (dayo), Monday, 5 March 2012 00:20 (five years ago) Permalink

i vibe to it, but i also vibe to his whole album.

at this point he's only got a fairly small number of songs out that are all good to great and none too similar to each other. so "adorn" is unique but of a piece of that body of work just as "sure thing" is. its brevity is the only thing i see as any kind of departure.

some dude, Monday, 5 March 2012 01:13 (five years ago) Permalink

I need to check out this ep. Thanks

curmudgeon, Monday, 5 March 2012 15:30 (five years ago) Permalink

So I found this 2005 12-inch in a dollar bin a year and a half ago, and I bought it on the off chance it was the same Miguel. Turns out it was. The song is very much a product of its time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC0JalDPiqI

Evan R, Monday, 5 March 2012 15:40 (five years ago) Permalink

just went on Spotify to see if they had the new EP, they don't, but they do have a single he apparently released in 2011 called "Strawberry Amazing," which i had never heard anything about before, pretty good, very lo-fi Prince

something i noticed on the Art Dealer Chic liner notes -- Miguel self-produced the whole thing (except for one co-production from Fisticuffs, who did "Quickie" and "Girls Like You"). afaik Miguel didn't really do any of the production on the first album, so it looks like he's really stepping up and getting more involved in that side of things.

some dude, Monday, 5 March 2012 15:44 (five years ago) Permalink

"Strawberry Amazing" was on his 2008's Mischief, too, and he co-produced that entire mixtape with Fisticuffs. That mixtape was super lo-fi; it sounds like he recorded it with a Casio and a boombox, but you can definitely hear a lot of echoes of the new EP in it.

Evan R, Monday, 5 March 2012 16:40 (five years ago) Permalink

i don't really feel like the Jive album sanded off the edges of that aesthetic much at all, give or take a few of the more established producers' contributions

some dude, Monday, 5 March 2012 16:44 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I agree. When I first heard the Jive album, I was actually surprised by how low-budget it sounded at times, especially the Fisticuffs productions. Because it came out so quietly at the time (this was before "Sure Thing" had any legs) I was wondering if Jive had cut corners and were just trying to bury the album. It definitely took a few listens for some of the more muffled production to make sense.

Evan R, Monday, 5 March 2012 16:52 (five years ago) Permalink

I kind of think of that hazy, reverbed vibe as the album's distinguishing characteristic. Gives it a very warm, intimate feel. Although a lot of that is down to Miguel himself, too.

marissa explains it all (The Reverend), Monday, 5 March 2012 17:33 (five years ago) Permalink

like Strawberry Amazing but always hear a little Lenny Kravitz :/

bnw, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 04:32 (five years ago) Permalink

i don't think anything on the EP touches "adorn" but that's the single of the year so far, so no biggie

― J0rdan S., Sunday, March 4, 2012 6:24 PM (2 days ago) Bookmark

'adorn' is great but the single of the year so far is obv 'climax'

flagp∞st (dayo), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 14:01 (five years ago) Permalink

"Climax" hasn't really hit me yet. I'm an "Adorn" partisan.

marissa explains it all (The Reverend), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 00:26 (five years ago) Permalink

'adorn' is great but the single of the year so far is obv 'climax'

wanna say "dayo otm", but i guess i got something to listen to when i get home

meticulously showcased in a stunning fart presentation (contenderizer), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 00:29 (five years ago) Permalink

My ex is friends w his little brother lol. Apparently he sings too tho not professionally afaik

I like miguel. Sure thing was never my thing but he has a great voice and feels like a genuine original

D-40, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 01:45 (five years ago) Permalink

I think EZsnappin nailed it on tumblr where he said "Adorn" sounds like early-80s Marvin. The greater trick though, is that he achieves that vibe without any air of tribute or homage.

marissa explains it all (The Reverend), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 05:21 (five years ago) Permalink

ban dayo

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 7 March 2012 05:22 (five years ago) Permalink

"adorn" is so killing me atm

meticulously showcased in a stunning fart presentation (contenderizer), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 05:27 (five years ago) Permalink

i agree with dayo that "climax" is better than "adorn"

lex pretend, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 10:58 (five years ago) Permalink

"Adorn" makes me think of Prince fwiw

D-40, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 11:16 (five years ago) Permalink

it makes me think of Prince less than 80% of his material but he definitely wrote it in part because he couldn't write another song called "Adore"

some dude, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 11:51 (five years ago) Permalink

nbd, just a cross between marvin gaye & prince

john-claude van donne (schlump), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 12:41 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

vol 2, tomorrow

if you feeling frogbs, leap (The Reverend), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 00:12 (five years ago) Permalink

my neighbors always know when I come home because I bump adorn 4 times

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 00:14 (five years ago) Permalink

♫ cough drops in the morning ♫

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Tuesday, 18 October 2016 22:14 (eleven months ago) Permalink

GOD THAT WAS SO GREAT. miguel forever

maura, Wednesday, 19 October 2016 01:20 (eleven months ago) Permalink

https://mobile.twitter.com/Miguel/status/788545861253001216

maura, Wednesday, 19 October 2016 01:23 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Woulda thought Trump (and his people) would be too busy at this point to worry about what's going on at a Miguel concert, but...

rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 19 October 2016 01:33 (eleven months ago) Permalink

four months pass...

so good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NGWZdQFLJc

Evan R, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 16:22 (six months ago) Permalink

a little on the nose but enjoyable

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 21 February 2017 16:47 (six months ago) Permalink

I like it!

removed from the rain drops and drop tops of experience (ulysses), Tuesday, 21 February 2017 16:51 (six months ago) Permalink

love 2 have fun w/ miguel

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 21 February 2017 16:53 (six months ago) Permalink

Everything Premiere has done for the last 20 years has been on the nose, but I love how he just keeps doing his thing, regardless of whether it's in style or not.

This would have fit right in on All I Want is You

Evan R, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 16:56 (six months ago) Permalink

it's ok

k3vin k., Tuesday, 21 February 2017 17:09 (six months ago) Permalink

love 2 have fun w/ miguel

― the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson),

and his cat

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 21 February 2017 17:19 (six months ago) Permalink

four months pass...

snippet of new single, oh his VOICE oh man

SING GOT DAMMIT 🗣🗣🗣 RT @PrettyAmarillo: Miguel previewing his upcoming single on GGN News…I am Snoop 😭 pic.twitter.com/xQam5GihtC

— K a r i o. (@itsKARY_) July 3, 2017

maura, Tuesday, 4 July 2017 14:43 (two months ago) Permalink

so good

i want a gif of snoop at 1:07

flopson, Tuesday, 4 July 2017 14:56 (two months ago) Permalink

sounds v v v good yes

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 4 July 2017 23:25 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Yikes, "Sky Walker" is not good.

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Thursday, 24 August 2017 17:08 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Sounds like he was going for some kind of Rae Sremmurd vibe and coming up short. Will this be on the album? I hope not...

MikoMcha, Friday, 25 August 2017 05:40 (three weeks ago) Permalink

barf this is awful

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76O3w4pt0CA

Evan R, Friday, 25 August 2017 13:56 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah, not enjoyable.

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 25 August 2017 14:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

uh oh

maura, Friday, 25 August 2017 14:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

can I unhear this

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 25 August 2017 15:00 (three weeks ago) Permalink

obv this is far from an ideal miguel single but i don't hate it. it actually could fit pretty seamlessly into the dreamy middle section of kaleidoscope dream.

also i like wildheart and defended it at the time, but i'll be happy if he bends back towards radio music instead of following his rock star muse even further down that rabbit hole. despite this song i think it will be good for him... he made better music when he was trying to get played on R&B radio

J0rdan S., Friday, 25 August 2017 15:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink

AIWIY is his best album

k3vin k., Friday, 25 August 2017 15:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

This could easily have fitted on Kaleidoscope Dream and (especially) on Wildheart, it doesn't feel like such a radical left turn for me. Travis Scott should be nowhere near it obviously, but it's otherwise fine.

Matt DC, Friday, 25 August 2017 15:46 (three weeks ago) Permalink

travis scott sounds good on it i think... it nods at his sound w/o being a direct rip off. my main problem is that i can't credibly buy miguel singing about his haters

J0rdan S., Friday, 25 August 2017 15:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It's not the subject matter I have a problem with; it's the intrinsic lameness. He sounds like a colossal doofus

Evan R, Friday, 25 August 2017 16:00 (three weeks ago) Permalink

also I he could tone down the boyishness and maybe turn up the grown-man factor a bit. like the song is this close to having a line about how warm coco feels good in his tum tum

Evan R, Friday, 25 August 2017 16:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

lol oh dear. it is not completely awful but it is very... meandering? and yes goofy. sounds like an interlude that shouldn't have been extended to a full-length song.

he made better music when he was trying to get played on R&B radio

i agree with this!

dyl, Friday, 25 August 2017 16:13 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I wish he recorded more R&B and not these pieces of chewy toffee.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 25 August 2017 16:15 (three weeks ago) Permalink

im not defending this song exactly (tho i do like it more than you guys) as much as the direction it would indicate he's heading in, which i think is healthy

J0rdan S., Friday, 25 August 2017 16:19 (three weeks ago) Permalink

imo this makes a nice "welp 2017" bookend to the new taylor swift single

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 25 August 2017 18:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

idk this sounds fine to me. flow is sremmurdish?

flopson, Friday, 25 August 2017 18:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i agree w J0rdan about the direction; wildheart was too rock for me

flopson, Friday, 25 August 2017 19:01 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I agree with the direction that takes Miguel into taking his shirt off.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 25 August 2017 19:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

this would fit in seamlessly among the vibey ballads on the back half of Sremmlife 2 (patti cake, do yoga, swang)

flopson, Friday, 25 August 2017 19:04 (three weeks ago) Permalink

will not stand for the Sremmlife 2 slander but I agree the rock direction was getting grating. His voice was made for R&B

Evan R, Friday, 25 August 2017 19:07 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i'm not slandering srem2! i think this song is just fine

flopson, Friday, 25 August 2017 19:13 (three weeks ago) Permalink

seems fine to me. not amazing but not awful

||||||||, Friday, 25 August 2017 22:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

this is great yall trippin

Spottie, Friday, 25 August 2017 22:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Sounds like a blah Miguel track to me (rather than an atrocity).

the general theme of STUFF (cryptosicko), Friday, 25 August 2017 23:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

more babes than a bath house

flopson, Saturday, 26 August 2017 00:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

this song is whatever

k3vin k., Saturday, 26 August 2017 22:24 (three weeks ago) Permalink

which sadly was my initial reaction to learning there was a new miguel song in 2017

k3vin k., Saturday, 26 August 2017 22:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

stop trying to make "splish" a thing

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Sunday, 27 August 2017 16:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

This single kind of reminds me when Janelle Monae put out Yoga a couple of years ago. It didn't really fit in with what she'd be doing before (musically and quality-wise) and sounded like she wanted to try and desperately get that summer hit. With the Janelle single, it did give her her first solo Billboard entry but thankfully didn't start the campaign for her third album (although I'd just like signs that there will be a third album at this stage). Hopefully Sky Walker isn't anywhere near Miguel's next album. The song in the Snoop clip sounds much more promising.

kitchen person, Sunday, 27 August 2017 17:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Now THIS sucks.

the general theme of STUFF (cryptosicko), Thursday, 7 September 2017 15:45 (one week ago) Permalink

who's MIgue?

Spottie, Thursday, 7 September 2017 16:20 (one week ago) Permalink

Miguel is bad now :(

Evan R, Thursday, 7 September 2017 16:28 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah this one isn't good at all. produced by pop & oak tho. fwiw given that it's 2:30 it seems more like a little teaser thing than something serious.

J0rdan S., Thursday, 7 September 2017 17:25 (one week ago) Permalink


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