Every huge artist has their "New Jersey" - a huge event album that ultimately feels a bit hollow & signals a career decline

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from the Lady Gaga ARTPOP thread:

i have a theory that every super popular artist has a "New Jersey" - like Bon Jovi's album New Jersey -- where it's still super popular and even more popular than the albums that preceded it but there's some sense that the gig is up.

― Elrond Hubbard (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, August 7, 2012 11:21 AM (41 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

^^^
that'd be a nice thread (if it doesn't already exist)!

― mr.raffles, Tuesday, August 7, 2012 11:24 AM (38 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

btw dudes i was like a kid when New Jersey came out...but even me as just a fan, i kinda *wanted* to like New Jersey as much, and there was some sense that it was a "big deal" and i should like it and i bought the cassette but i think we all could sense it just wasn't *as good*...i'm not sure what critics thought but i bet they did, i didn't read reviews or have access to them.

so i wasn't talking critically.

but anyway like as time goes by you'll find that people going to gaga show would be way more jazzed about like "bad romance" than "edge of glory"...

like I'm trying to think of another example....Graduation is Kanye's New Jersey.....that's another example....

― Elrond Hubbard (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, August 7, 2012 11:40 AM (22 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

You're black, white, beige, POLLa descent: Lady Gaga - Born This Way (poll)

― lex pretend, Tuesday, August 7, 2012 11:46 AM (16 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

and people get on me about MY poll titles!

(j/k, i am curious to see how this one turns out...)

― Doctor Casino, Tuesday, August 7, 2012 11:49 AM (12 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Graduation is Kanye's New Jersey.....that's another example....

I think it's a stronger case to say 808s was his New Jersey

― keeping things contextual (DJP), Tuesday, August 7, 2012 11:50 AM (11 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i think of a band's New Jersey as their bigger but hollower victory lap album so def Graduation not 808s

― da croupier, Tuesday, August 7, 2012 11:54 AM (7 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

"bigger" meaning bombast not necessarily sales

― da croupier, Tuesday, August 7, 2012 11:55 AM (7 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

NJ had five top tens including two #1's and except for "Bad Medicine" they've all vanished from the face of the earth

― a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, August 7, 2012 11:55 AM (6 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

fuck that noise "I'll Be There For You" will always be there for me

― da croupier, Tuesday, August 7, 2012 11:56 AM (6 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

"Born To Be My Baby" and "Lay Your Hands On Me" are definitely arena filler though

― da croupier, Tuesday, August 7, 2012 11:56 AM (6 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

all i remember about "living in sin" is that the video seemed risque when i last saw it in elementary school

― da croupier, Tuesday, August 7, 2012 11:57 AM (5 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

omg I had completely blocked "Living In Sin" from my memory

― keeping things contextual (DJP), Tuesday, August 7, 2012 11:57 AM (5 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

parents got upset when "Living in Sin" showed two mulleted youths defying society and good fashion taste and I think MTV banned it from playing during daylight hours or something

― a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, August 7, 2012 11:57 AM (4 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

seriously mad at all of you right now, gah

you are ruining my JAMC because all I can hear over "Catchfire" is the chorus to "Living In Sin"

― keeping things contextual (DJP), Tuesday, August 7, 2012 11:58 AM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

To be a New Jersey:
- follow-up to a huge, (possibly) defining record
- has less and/or smaller hits than prev album - or - hits based more on momentum than appeal
- brings with it the feeling that the NEXT record (if there is one) will see the bottom fall out (relatively speaking)

Sound about right?

I'll go ahead and nominate 'Here's to Future Days.'

― mr.raffles, Tuesday, August 7, 2012 12:00 PM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

then I nominate Huey Lewis and the News' Fore!.

― a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, August 7, 2012 12:01 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

^^ SO otm

― mr.raffles, Tuesday, August 7, 2012 12:01 PM (38 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Did Around the World in a Day feel that way in '85?

― Eric H., Tuesday, August 7, 2012 12:02 PM (28 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Elrond Hubbard (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:04 (eight years ago) link

Fore! is the fourth album by American rock band Huey Lewis and the News, released in 1986 (see 1986 in music). The album hit number one on the Billboard 200 album chart and contained five top-ten Billboard Hot 100 singles, including the number-one hits: "Stuck with You" and "Jacob's Ladder."

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:04 (eight years ago) link

this is American Life in a nutshell

keeping things contextual (DJP), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:05 (eight years ago) link

or wait, is it Music? I think actually Music is the album that qualifies

I'm so bad at this

keeping things contextual (DJP), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:06 (eight years ago) link

ZZ TOP - Afterburner

mr.raffles, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:07 (eight years ago) link

are we conflating "victory lap" albums with Huge Event Albums That Ultimately Feel Shallow?

cuz Music feels like both!

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:07 (eight years ago) link

Cher - Heart of Stone

mr.raffles, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:09 (eight years ago) link

how i phrased it in the other thread:

it's just an album that survived mostly on zeitgeist and professionalism that in hindsight served as a stopgap before a major drop or left turn

not everyone has one!

da croupier, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:10 (eight years ago) link

This would technically have to be an album that really DID mark the end of an artist's era, right? Like, we're talking artists that only ascended to the apex once and then fell almost just as fast? If so, Madonna probably doesn't exactly qualify.

Eric H., Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:10 (eight years ago) link

ZZ TOP - Afterburner

― mr.raffles, Tuesday, August 7, 2012 12:07 PM (49 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

^^bingo

Dan, for most people Madonna is an 80s artists or an early 90s artists at the very latest....she wasn't huge in pop culture by then, you could make a case for Erotica but i don't think she has a New Jersey.

Elrond Hubbard (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:10 (eight years ago) link

but either way madonna was no where near her zeitgiest or sales peak on ray of light, which is what i think dan is suggesting?

Elrond Hubbard (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:10 (eight years ago) link

R.E.M. - Monster

From Wikipedia:
Monster debuted #1 in the US and UK charts. "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?" and "Bang and Blame" were the band's last American Top 40 hits. Their following album New Adventures in Hi-Fi debuted at number two in the US and number one in the UK. The five million copies of the album sold were a reversal of the group's commercial fortunes of the previous five years.

Moka, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:11 (eight years ago) link

Mj's "bad"

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:11 (eight years ago) link

Music doesn't count cuz "Don't Tell Me" is like one of her biggest late era hits and people love that album

da croupier, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:11 (eight years ago) link

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.

skip, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:11 (eight years ago) link

An element of buyer's remorse also factors in. The "I realized one album too late that he/she/they were never all that."

Eric H., Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:11 (eight years ago) link

it's funny....Watch the Throne ISN'T one of these because of where it fits in their careers, but man does it FEEL like one.

Elrond Hubbard (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:12 (eight years ago) link

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.

― skip, Tuesday, August 7, 2012 12:11 PM (34 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

^^great example

Elrond Hubbard (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:12 (eight years ago) link

xpost I mean, that's the pulse reading everyone's giving Born This Way now.

Eric H., Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:12 (eight years ago) link

Melon Collie has too many fans to count. Plus "1979"!

da croupier, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:13 (eight years ago) link

Smashing Pumpkins fans aren't saying "oh man I can't even remember those Melon Collie singles"

da croupier, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:13 (eight years ago) link

interesting though how some bands react to this: so I'd say Rattle & Hum is U2's New Jersey but their best albums came afterward; or am I f'ing this up?

Euler, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:14 (eight years ago) link

Monster is probably a much better mid 90s example of this though... Mellon Collie certainly has its "hollow" moments but "The End Is The Beginning Is The End" is probably the real beginning of the end for SP.

skip, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:15 (eight years ago) link

This would technically have to be an album that really DID mark the end of an artist's era, right? Like, we're talking artists that only ascended to the apex once and then fell almost just as fast? If so, Madonna probably doesn't exactly qualify.

well, the thing about being the end of Bon Jovi's era is that it was the end of the era where they got automatic radio play; they still sell out practically every venue they play and every album they've released since Slippery When Wet has hit the top ten, most often #1

so, I feel a lot of this is based on perception rather than actual performance; Ray of Light has sold more copies than Like A Prayer, for example

keeping things contextual (DJP), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:16 (eight years ago) link

I don't want to admit Monster counts cuz I love it but the sheer number of copies sold back probably defines "buyer's remorse"

Rattle & Hum probably counts in that it was definitely followed by a left turn and people today would be like "um, Angel In Harlem was a top 20 hit? Really?"

da croupier, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:16 (eight years ago) link

I get the sense artists don't recover from their New Jersey.

Eric H., Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:16 (eight years ago) link

Dancing on the Ceiling - Lionel Richie

mr.raffles, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:18 (eight years ago) link

xpost - Monster is, in many ways, the iconic Used CD.

on an indie rock level:

The Shins - Chutes too Narrow

interesting though how some bands react to this: so I'd say Rattle & Hum is U2's New Jersey but their best albums came afterward; or am I f'ing this up?

― Euler, Tuesday, August 7, 2012 12:14 PM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah but Rattle & Hum is a New Jersey...U2 just did the trick of pulling a Kid A after a New Jersey

Elrond Hubbard (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:18 (eight years ago) link

haha raffles is good at this

Elrond Hubbard (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:18 (eight years ago) link

Bon Jovi has certainly had a ton of hits and made a ton of cash since but it was definitely a game changer. Madonna doesn't quite work because basically she was Queen Shit and aging gracefully (with a mild mis-step around Erotica) and then made American Life.

da croupier, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:18 (eight years ago) link

Human touch/Lucky town

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:19 (eight years ago) link

well, the thing about being the end of Bon Jovi's era is that it was the end of the era where they got automatic radio play; they still sell out practically every venue they play and every album they've released since Slippery When Wet has hit the top ten, most often #1

Maybe then it's less a signpost of "career decline" and more a mass discovery of career limits that didn't previously seem obvious/relevant.

Eric H., Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:19 (eight years ago) link

Mj's "bad"

I would say it's probably Dangerous, that was MJ's first CD-length album and clearly was meant to be the start of a new era, free from QJ, on to a different sound, etc. etc. And there were a ton of singles from it but compared to Off the Wall, Thriller, and Bad, only maybe one of them is still ubiquitous today (and that one is one of his most routinely mocked).

frogbs, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:19 (eight years ago) link

Even less-huge artists have this. e.g., Replacements and Don't Tell a Soul.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:20 (eight years ago) link

Genesis - I Can't Dance (in re: the career of Phil Collins)

da croupier, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:20 (eight years ago) link

Don Henley - The End of the Innocence

Elrond Hubbard (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:20 (eight years ago) link

that album still has a lot of respect for a Don Henley album - in Don's career I'd argue Eagles' Hell Freezes Over

da croupier, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:21 (eight years ago) link

Wait a sec, what about NIN - The Fragile

frogbs, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:21 (eight years ago) link

nice one frogbs

skip, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:22 (eight years ago) link

yeah but i don't think a New Jersey is necessarily terrible or even critical reviled, it can be good and popular etc but there's this inexpressible sense that the era of this artist is slipping away even as they are super popular at the moment.

Wait a sec, what about NIN - The Fragile

― frogbs, Tuesday, August 7, 2012 12:21 PM (58 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

^this would be a great pick but Trent lets too much time go in between albums, it was a different era when he reemerged, but if it were like a year or two after the downward spiral i'd be totally on board

Elrond Hubbard (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:23 (eight years ago) link

thing is, an album like End Of The Innocence or Melon Collie isn't loaded with the sense of somebody slipping away, it's just the last album they made before it happened.

da croupier, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:24 (eight years ago) link

and with the pumpkins it's more like Madonna where they had to go and push the envelope too far on the next album

da croupier, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:25 (eight years ago) link

Mellencamp "Lonesome Jubilee"

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:25 (eight years ago) link

ultimately i am not the world's foremost don henley expert....so i will defer.

melon collie DID have some hits, and at least one (1979) that's beloved, but man even at the time that was a fucking SLOG

Elrond Hubbard (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:25 (eight years ago) link

I hate myself for writing this but... Wild Mood Swings

keeping things contextual (DJP), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:26 (eight years ago) link

INXS - Welcome to Wherever You Are

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:26 (eight years ago) link

Mellencamp "Lonesome Jubilee"

― chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, August 7, 2012 12:25 PM (28 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

^good one

Elrond Hubbard (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:26 (eight years ago) link

I hate myself for writing this but... Wild Mood Swings

― keeping things contextual (DJP), Tuesday, August 7, 2012 1:26 PM (10 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

wouldnt wish be a better examp

Author ~ Coach ~ Goddess (s1ocki), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:26 (eight years ago) link

I wish Weezer's Make Believe had been one of these but they are just as popular as ever.

skip, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:26 (eight years ago) link

this would be a great pick but Trent lets too much time go in between albums, it was a different era when he reemerged, but if it were like a year or two after the downward spiral i'd be totally on board

I see what you mean, this is why I didn't really want to mention Human After All because the follow-up to Discovery would have been huge had it came out in 2003. But The Fragile still sold boatloads.

frogbs, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:27 (eight years ago) link

Or "I Hate Myself..." for that matter
Xp

Sequel to Sadness (Sund4r), Thursday, 10 June 2021 14:47 (five days ago) link

woulda preferred if Kinison had sang Bad Medicine

cancel culture club (Neanderthal), Thursday, 10 June 2021 14:48 (five days ago) link

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

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 10 June 2021 14:50 (five days ago) link

"Your love is like Sam Kin-i-son"

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Thursday, 10 June 2021 14:51 (five days ago) link

It's like the pu-pu platter of hard rock cameos: Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Ratt, Slash and Steven Adler of Guns N' Roses, Billy Idol, Steve Vai, Dweezil Zappa, Richie Sambora, Jon Bon Jovi and Tommy Lee.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 10 June 2021 14:53 (five days ago) link

Actually, there are even more hair dorks in that Kinison video. CC from Poison, Sebastian Bach, Rudy Sarzo, supposedly Jonathan Cain from Journey?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 10 June 2021 14:58 (five days ago) link

and also that Desmond Child is gay, which I also didn't know

it's not like this song doesn't exist:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ihtX86JzmA

Long Tall Arsetee & the Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Thursday, 10 June 2021 15:20 (five days ago) link

"She Bangs" is worse than "Bad Medicine."

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 June 2021 15:23 (five days ago) link

"She Bangs" is worse than most songs.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 10 June 2021 15:54 (five days ago) link

and significantly gayer

Long Tall Arsetee & the Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Thursday, 10 June 2021 15:56 (five days ago) link

"you give love a bad name" is a way better conceit/premise than "your love is like bad medicine." i feel like someone started with "love is like oxygen" and started swapping in other words as an exercise in beating writer's block, and the end result is just a bag of cliches. the lyric could maybe sustain an under-three-minutes 50s rock/r&b number but not this kind of arena-scaled hard rock, imo.

Bobo Honk, real name, no gimmicks (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 10 June 2021 16:54 (five days ago) link

What is bad medicine?

Expired?
Not FDA-approved?
Hard drugs?

cancel culture club (Neanderthal), Thursday, 10 June 2021 16:55 (five days ago) link

i think it's like, the generic/competitor's product in commercials for Extra-Strength Tylenol.

Bobo Honk, real name, no gimmicks (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 10 June 2021 16:58 (five days ago) link

it’s when the other person is just like a pill, ‘stead of makin' you better they keep makin' you ill

Long Tall Arsetee & the Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Thursday, 10 June 2021 17:09 (five days ago) link

Yeah, I thought it was a barely-coded reference to pill addiction.

Sequel to Sadness (Sund4r), Thursday, 10 June 2021 17:12 (five days ago) link

Looks like we need a Desmond Child poll. And "I Hate Myself for Loving You" would top my list.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 June 2021 17:15 (five days ago) link

"Shocker" by Dudes of Wrath would top mine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dgbcPl6TxI

peace, man, Thursday, 10 June 2021 17:20 (five days ago) link

Catchy garbage

calstars, Thursday, 10 June 2021 17:54 (five days ago) link

Looks like he wrote Alice Cooper "Poison" which is the same metaphor as "Bad Medicine" and it's a much better song.

billstevejim, Thursday, 10 June 2021 19:14 (five days ago) link

and better than BBD's "Poison."

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 June 2021 19:15 (five days ago) link

one of the few times I'll claim this about a rock song vs R&B

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 June 2021 19:15 (five days ago) link

Poison by Coop is a nice single

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 10 June 2021 19:16 (five days ago) link

okay wtf is happening here

80's hair metal , and good praise music ! (DJP), Thursday, 10 June 2021 19:19 (five days ago) link

xp They both kick ass but the BBD "Poison" is perfect.

billstevejim, Thursday, 10 June 2021 19:25 (five days ago) link

yeah both Poisons are great

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 10 June 2021 19:26 (five days ago) link

The sentiments on both are revolting, let's be clear.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 June 2021 19:28 (five days ago) link

okay wtf is happening here

Find a Desmond Child song written for a Disney Channel-bred pop star and ILM will be sucked into a bottomless vortex of popist ecstasy.

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 10 June 2021 19:32 (five days ago) link

that's an inaccurate description of Alice Cooper

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 June 2021 19:34 (five days ago) link

That same clip I posted bounces to another clip where he talks about working with Hansen. He gave Diane Warren a call for advice and she made fun of him for working with a bunch of nine-year-olds. Then after that album got huge she apparently called him back and asked for their number.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 10 June 2021 19:34 (five days ago) link

Bell Biv Devoe "Poison" >>> Alice Cooper "Poison"

Sequel to Sadness (Sund4r), Thursday, 10 June 2021 19:58 (five days ago) link

poison house mix

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 10 June 2021 20:00 (five days ago) link

Alice Cooper "Poison" rules.

Poison the band is doodoo.

I drank poison earlier.

I-

cancel culture club (Neanderthal), Thursday, 10 June 2021 20:01 (five days ago) link

Alice Cooper "Poison" which is the same metaphor as "Bad Medicine" and it's a much better song.

Is the poison also the chains that he doesn't want to break or...? Does he want to hurt the venomous poison just to hear it calling his name...?

Sequel to Sadness (Sund4r), Thursday, 10 June 2021 20:03 (five days ago) link

Miami's Poison Clan and Uncle Luke with one of the lesser known Dre/Snoop diss records

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3T7z9Iayx4

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 10 June 2021 20:06 (five days ago) link

in all seriousness though I thought Bad Medicine was this meaning as opposed to drug metaphor: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/bad_medicine

cancel culture club (Neanderthal), Thursday, 10 June 2021 20:07 (five days ago) link

I got bad medicine, I got the remedy

Bobo Honk, real name, no gimmicks (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 10 June 2021 20:12 (five days ago) link

sorry it's a permanent disease

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 10 June 2021 20:15 (five days ago) link

Pre-chorus seems to spell it out

Sequel to Sadness (Sund4r), Thursday, 10 June 2021 20:17 (five days ago) link

"Edison's Medicine" > "Bad Medicine"

cancel culture club (Neanderthal), Thursday, 10 June 2021 20:19 (five days ago) link

The all-night generator is admittedly a little confusing.

Sequel to Sadness (Sund4r), Thursday, 10 June 2021 20:20 (five days ago) link

search for 'bad medicine terrible song'

About 20,700,000 results (0.91 seconds)

cancel culture club (Neanderthal), Thursday, 10 June 2021 20:20 (five days ago) link

POISON - NOTHIN BUT A GOOD TIME- JUST BLAZE REMIX!!!!

billstevejim, Thursday, 10 June 2021 20:25 (five days ago) link

lol Poison house mix is dope

cancel culture club (Neanderthal), Thursday, 10 June 2021 20:29 (five days ago) link

So here's an album that just popped into my head that might qualify as a New Jersey, depending on whether or not you consider it a step down from it's predecessor: TV on the Radio's Dear Science.
It was a big commercial and critical success, surpassing "Return to Cookie Mountain", but I feel like it's kind of forgotten in the grand scheme of things, with the singles from that album not even being in their Top 5 on Spotify. But then again, this also just might be the result of TV on The Radio in general being kind of forgotten.

MarkoP, Monday, 14 June 2021 15:12 (yesterday) link

We have different working definitions of "huge event album."

― Eric H., Tuesday, August 7, 2012 10:45 AM (eight years ago)

alpine static, Monday, 14 June 2021 17:14 (yesterday) link

the next New Jersey will probably be made by Bad Bunny and we won't even know it

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Monday, 14 June 2021 17:26 (yesterday) link

Bad Bunny covering "Bad Medicine"

blue whales on ambient (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 14 June 2021 17:28 (yesterday) link

I reread this three times before I realized you weren't talking about Bunnybrains.

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Monday, 14 June 2021 18:25 (yesterday) link

Live: Secret Samadhi?

#onethread

blue whales on ambient (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 14 June 2021 20:00 (yesterday) link


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