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ooh ooh ooh I love this so far.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 13 September 2012 04:00 (five years ago) Permalink

knights in satan's service

lord sitar and peter gunz (get bent), Thursday, 13 September 2012 04:01 (five years ago) Permalink

Sped up Sam Cooke sample in the opening track is cuet.
This Kiss just started. I heard it the other day and it quickly became an earworm.

I had no idea I'd be so excited about hearing this tbh.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 13 September 2012 04:02 (five years ago) Permalink

It would've been really funny if they'd left Call Me Maybe off the proper album.
This is probably the thousandth time I've heard this song, but I've never hated it and still don't.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 13 September 2012 04:05 (five years ago) Permalink

First time hearing this song with Owl City. *delete

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 13 September 2012 04:12 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah this album is pretty cool

J0rdan S., Thursday, 13 September 2012 04:13 (five years ago) Permalink

use of interpunct = this album is for creeps

r|t|c, Thursday, 13 September 2012 06:26 (five years ago) Permalink

She's older than I am.

tuomas without a nose ring (The Reverend), Thursday, 13 September 2012 07:18 (five years ago) Permalink

I do not want to hear her song with Owl City as I do not want to hear any song with Owl City

with the ghostly "YOOOOOOOOOOOOHHOOOO" vocals? (crüt), Thursday, 13 September 2012 07:24 (five years ago) Permalink

P   I

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Hungry4Ass, Thursday, 13 September 2012 07:40 (five years ago) Permalink

the owl city song sounds like some alternate version of california gurls

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 13 September 2012 08:01 (five years ago) Permalink

keep it simple, stupid

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 13 September 2012 08:02 (five years ago) Permalink

not a big fan of restructuring records but this is seriously my album of the year if you replace "good time" with "sweetie" and "beautiful" with "drive"

"drive" is super incredible

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 13 September 2012 08:42 (five years ago) Permalink

such a surprisingly awesome album, totally expected it to be Call Me Maybe + filler but no! almost every song is great! the middle 8 of "hurt so good">>>>>>>>>

lex pretend, Thursday, 13 September 2012 10:26 (five years ago) Permalink

love it

hardhouse banter (tpp), Thursday, 13 September 2012 12:47 (five years ago) Permalink

"turn me up" is just so so so great

monotony, Thursday, 13 September 2012 13:11 (five years ago) Permalink

best synth sound in the world is in the chorus of "guitar string/wedding ring"

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 13 September 2012 13:58 (five years ago) Permalink

like moving jelly

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 13 September 2012 13:58 (five years ago) Permalink

This is fantastic.

Matt DC, Thursday, 13 September 2012 18:32 (five years ago) Permalink

I love this album a lot a lot

would smash pumpkins (Ówen P.), Thursday, 13 September 2012 18:37 (five years ago) Permalink

the owl city song sounds like some alternate version of california gurls

Which itself sounded like some alternate version of "Tik Tok".

LeRooLeRoo, Thursday, 13 September 2012 21:36 (five years ago) Permalink

And "Tik Tok" > "California Gurls" > "Good Time"

LeRooLeRoo, Thursday, 13 September 2012 21:37 (five years ago) Permalink

"Hurt So Good" is supposed to be an Amy Grant rewrite, right? (This album is awesome sans "Call Me Maybe," "Good Time," and "Beautiful" with "Drive," "I Know You Have a Girlfriend," and "Sweetie" instead.)

cr4bdbgs, Thursday, 13 September 2012 22:16 (five years ago) Permalink

sans "Call Me Maybe,"

what the hell no

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Friday, 14 September 2012 05:49 (five years ago) Permalink

picture me trollin

J0rdan S., Friday, 14 September 2012 05:52 (five years ago) Permalink

I can't even see why you'd listen to this album if you didn't like "Call Me Maybe". I mean, I love that song and everyone is saying this is great and I'm still having a hard time mustering up any enthusiasm to check it out.

tuomas without a nose ring (The Reverend), Friday, 14 September 2012 07:08 (five years ago) Permalink

i felt the same - before i was actually commissioned to review it i didn't really have any interest in it. it keeps on giving though.

lex pretend, Friday, 14 September 2012 07:21 (five years ago) Permalink

i liked 'call me maybe' fine but this album p much just got on my nerves tbh

r|t|c, Friday, 14 September 2012 07:53 (five years ago) Permalink

I didn't get rid of "Call Me Maybe" because I didn't like it, just that it's jarring to listen to with a bunch of songs I haven't heard a million times. It should have been the last track. Album sounds better with the bonus tracks at the front anyway.

cr4bdbgs, Friday, 14 September 2012 13:00 (five years ago) Permalink

kinda agree with rtc, this album feels p tedious first time through

dayo, Friday, 14 September 2012 13:01 (five years ago) Permalink

this is a great lp, but it's sort of depressing that even after CMM was SO massive, the label still think she needs to have some really shitty crossover collabs on there. it doesn't need them.

Jamie_ATP, Friday, 14 September 2012 13:10 (five years ago) Permalink

i will never forgive gibbard for this owl city bullshit

Jamie_ATP, Friday, 14 September 2012 13:10 (five years ago) Permalink

^^^^

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 14 September 2012 13:32 (five years ago) Permalink

the more i hear it i think there are some good bits - some really good bits - on this album but i very much sympathise with finding it problematic in relation to 'call me maybe'. consider what makes that record pop out so much on the radio, the kinda classic sturdier sound feeding into latent nostalgia, the whole angle on her being a tad older, and it's basically a microcosm for how it sits on the album - even while most of the songs as written and performed mine a complementary cyndi lauper/cars vibe (whatever man let's not get picky) the production on pretty much all of them tap back into that shriller modern all-american katy perry lmfao max martin rictus that in its eagerness to press home the good times becomes kinda gruelling, claustrophobic, relentless. and in the end feels like a tide crj has to swim against

whereas without 'cmm' on there you would feel idk, a little more braced for the whole thing i guess?

r|t|c, Friday, 14 September 2012 13:36 (five years ago) Permalink

but lol albums anyway as ever, this'll have a bunch of fun singles so

r|t|c, Friday, 14 September 2012 13:39 (five years ago) Permalink

relentlessLY FUN

hardhouse banter (tpp), Friday, 14 September 2012 14:09 (five years ago) Permalink

we have a thread now!

yeah, this is great. first listen was ok but it's pretty much amazing all the time now that i've deleted owl city and bieber.

bonus tracks are uniformly great - should be integrated into the album as a whole. the house-y remix of curiosity seemed kind of unnecessary, but the mellow electropop o.g. fit in on the EP but wouldn't have belonged on this. and yeah, Call Me Maybe, while amazing, doesn't fit in with the vibe of the rest of the album. sticking it at the end gives a sort of release.

i dig the tracklist that cr4bdbgs posted somewhere, although part of me really enjoys the fact that the album opens with that awesome sam cooke sample:

Drive
Tiny Little Bows
This Kiss
I Know You Have a Girlfriend
Sweetie
Curiosity
More Than a Memory
Turn Me Up
Hurt So Good
Wrong Feels So Right
Tonight I'm Getting Over You
Guitar String/Wedding Ring
Your Heart Is a Muscle
Call Me Maybe

Anyway, the main lesson from this album is that more pop albums should feature disco strings + slap bass.

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Friday, 14 September 2012 14:09 (five years ago) Permalink

and idk, i've never been a huge fan of the forced rictus of fun Katy Perry steez and I don't get that vibe here, no matter how up tempo it is?

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Friday, 14 September 2012 14:10 (five years ago) Permalink

also, while there are definitely a lot of the usual suspects on here about a quarter of the non bieber/owlcity stuff is co-written by her boyfriend, who's some random nyc musician i guess? and at least one or two other tracks that were done by canadian industry folks

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Friday, 14 September 2012 14:15 (five years ago) Permalink

even while most of the songs as written and performed mine a complementary cyndi lauper/cars vibe (whatever man let's not get picky) the production on pretty much all of them tap back into that shriller modern all-american katy perry lmfao max martin rictus that in its eagerness to press home the good times becomes kinda gruelling

Yeah that makes sense to me, only the CRJ album has made me realise I actually like that sound when it's called into the service of an actually decent set of songs and a singer with a bit of charm.

Matt DC, Friday, 14 September 2012 15:08 (five years ago) Permalink

i think it was indeed the disco string and slap bass that did it for me. if it had been turned up to chic/level 42 levels this would be the best album ever made.

Jamie_ATP, Friday, 14 September 2012 15:18 (five years ago) Permalink

i kinda disagree completely about the modern shrillness thing - CRJ doesn't have the persona(lity) to be all up in your face being obnoxious and personality-heavy like katy perry et al, even on the album's most obvious nod to the guettadrop there's something completely lite and weightless about it (plus it works because it's the only one)

lex pretend, Friday, 14 September 2012 15:51 (five years ago) Permalink

He's not really talking about the vocals though. The production is pretty in-your-face throughout really, bar two or three songs.

Matt DC, Friday, 14 September 2012 16:07 (five years ago) Permalink

also, for those of you who do find that production in your face *and those who don't* apparently no one outside canada got the Curiosity EP that originally contained Call Me Maybe?

It was supposed to be her 2nd LP and then got reduced to an EP. Call Me Maybe aside it's charming midtempo electropop, including the original mix of Curiosity and a cover of Both Sides Now.

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Friday, 14 September 2012 16:36 (five years ago) Permalink

I remember seeing that EP in stores, but I think they pulled it back out once "Call Me Maybe" started to blow up. That or it sold out really, really quickly, since I could never find it again once I was interested.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 14 September 2012 16:38 (five years ago) Permalink

Anyway, if you like her and/or her song but don't like the super-aggressive thump, this might be more to your taste.

Her first album is super folky in a Mraz sort of way, with the exception of the title track, 'Tug of War', which is sort of folk-trance and is pretty lovely:

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

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Friday, 14 September 2012 16:39 (five years ago) Permalink

Tug of War is pretty nice.

Where did she place in Canadian Idol? Did she win?

Johnny Fever, Friday, 14 September 2012 17:32 (five years ago) Permalink

iirc, they let everyone on Canadian Idol finish first, because, well, it would just be rude to let so many people down, you know?

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 14 September 2012 17:33 (five years ago) Permalink

does anyone know who she was in sessions with in Sweden the past few weeks?
according to her insta...

mingalaba, Friday, 18 November 2016 04:46 (one year ago) Permalink

There was this back in June:

https://www.popjustice.com/thenews/carly-rae-jepsen-is-in-sweden/

groovypanda, Friday, 18 November 2016 08:15 (one year ago) Permalink

Noonie Bao!!

mingalaba, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 06:18 (one year ago) Permalink

ALERT-- CRJ is coming to Hong Kong on Feb 27! Only problem its a festival, costs US$120 and i'd have to pay to see these following acts: Black Eyed Peas, Iggy Azalea, Carly Rae Jepsen, Mike Posner, Half the Animal

could you help provide me moral courage and guidance at this time

mingalaba, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 07:37 (one year ago) Permalink

Festival sets are almost always shit, don't bother.

Chewshabadoo, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 13:14 (one year ago) Permalink

"Cry" has been my jam for three months.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 23 November 2016 13:27 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

<3

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 31 January 2017 20:56 (one year ago) Permalink

Some news:

http://ew.com/music/2017/02/07/carly-rae-jepsen-lil-yachty-new-album/

groovypanda, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 15:16 (one year ago) Permalink

Ok, that's great. I just mentioned on one of the roller-skating threads how I saw a CRJ doppleganger at the rink on Sunday. My wife and I were talking about skating jams of our respective heydays and one of mine was definitely It Takes Two.

how's life, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 15:40 (one year ago) Permalink

the clip of 'cut to the feeling' that's floating around youtube is nice

ufo, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 15:49 (one year ago) Permalink

something tells me the reasoning behind this was not in fact "this is too weird to say no to!"

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Tuesday, 7 February 2017 16:54 (one year ago) Permalink

http://www.carlyraejepsenshop.com/sax-solo-hat.html

nxd, Wednesday, 8 February 2017 10:42 (one year ago) Permalink

haha

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 8 February 2017 10:52 (one year ago) Permalink

dad hat!

goole, Wednesday, 8 February 2017 18:03 (one year ago) Permalink

very dad hat

A big shout out goes to the lamb chops, thos lamb chops (ulysses), Wednesday, 8 February 2017 20:14 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5yGhYiWQAApO60.jpg:large

goole, Tuesday, 28 February 2017 23:07 (one year ago) Permalink

lol

how's life, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 00:50 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

https://soundcloud.com/carlyjepsenslave/cvt-t0-th3-f33l1ng

nxd, Monday, 10 April 2017 10:30 (one year ago) Permalink

Sweet!

how's life, Monday, 10 April 2017 13:46 (one year ago) Permalink

holy shit, this has got to be one of her best songs

Fluffy Saint-Bernard (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 10 April 2017 21:54 (one year ago) Permalink

whoa

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 11 April 2017 03:58 (one year ago) Permalink

would like to hear a clean version but sounds good

Bobson Dugnutt (ulysses), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 04:07 (one year ago) Permalink

she said she almost put that on Side B but gave it to that movie instead, hope it does get a proper release

ufo, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 04:37 (one year ago) Permalink

anyone know who produced "cut the feeling"?

she's been spending so much time in recording studios in L.A. with various luminaries, i can't wait til we get rumours on next release.

mingalaba, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 07:39 (one year ago) Permalink

What film is this for?

This is good but it kind of reminds me a bit of when Rihanna did things like 'We Found Love', which is obviously a banger but not much of 'a song'.

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 08:43 (one year ago) Permalink

anyone know who produced "cut the feeling"?

Sir Nolan

What film is this for?

A Canadian-French 3D animated thing called Ballerina that's being re-released in the US in August as Leap!

Fluffy Saint-Bernard (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 21:11 (one year ago) Permalink

re-released in the US in August as Leap!

Number None, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 22:33 (one year ago) Permalink

should have been a "lol" after that

Number None, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 22:33 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

She writes something like 50 tunes for her next album, takes a break in Italy and- plot twist.... never comes back ✌🏻 pic.twitter.com/fyNixrAOTY

— Carly Rae Jepsen (@carlyraejepsen) May 24, 2017

groovypanda, Wednesday, 24 May 2017 21:21 (one year ago) Permalink

no she has to come back

he not like the banana (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 24 May 2017 22:57 (one year ago) Permalink

Would listen to a new CRJ record.

the ghost of markers, Wednesday, 24 May 2017 23:04 (one year ago) Permalink

banger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qlsu7RhOnsQ

nxd, Friday, 26 May 2017 09:57 (one year ago) Permalink

oh i posted a soundcloud link a month ago
haha totally forgot

nxd, Friday, 26 May 2017 09:58 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah but it's officially out now so you don't have the voiceover clips from the film anymore

groovypanda, Friday, 26 May 2017 11:08 (one year ago) Permalink

It's heeeeeeere it's here it's here it's here!!!!!

Wow this version sounds way better and also has more verses

he not like the banana (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 26 May 2017 12:28 (one year ago) Permalink

Also it disappeared from SoundCloud a few weeks ago so I am very elated to have it back

he not like the banana (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 26 May 2017 12:29 (one year ago) Permalink

no she has to come back

― he not like the banana (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:57 PM (five days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

indeed, she must

this is so good. so, so very good. it is doing wonders for my depression (at the moment, at least)

royce jung (slothroprhymes), Tuesday, 30 May 2017 03:24 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

have folks read this 150 page time analyzing her lyrics??

https://www.ascarnooneelsecansee.com/intro

mingalaba, Wednesday, 27 September 2017 02:30 (nine months ago) Permalink

think that was mentioned in the 'worst music writing' thread

ufo, Wednesday, 27 September 2017 02:51 (nine months ago) Permalink

tbh I find the concept of that Landis piece really compelling but remain unconvinced that it can say anything that wasn't said better + more succinctly in this tumblr post:
http://girlfriendluvr.tumblr.com/post/160811755073/carly-rae-jepsen-hideo-kojima-parallels

You're all losing so many points on your progress bars (Champiness), Wednesday, 27 September 2017 03:10 (nine months ago) Permalink

you forgot a word, should be "150 page time cube

sick, fucking funny, and well tasty (katherine), Wednesday, 27 September 2017 14:16 (nine months ago) Permalink

max landis is bad

maura, Wednesday, 27 September 2017 15:03 (nine months ago) Permalink

six months pass...

🚨🚨🚨 RED ALERT🚨🚨🚨
CARLY RAE JEPSEN IG STORY FEATURES BRAND NEW SONG!!
HAPPY EASTER SHE IS RISEN!!!! pic.twitter.com/oQRixyiBu6

— Matthew D'Ambrosio™ (@drmattdambrosio) April 2, 2018

new music soon?

ufo, Monday, 2 April 2018 06:58 (three months ago) Permalink

looks cold in there?

how's life, Monday, 2 April 2018 10:26 (three months ago) Permalink

Ran into my buddy and we started talking about Carly. Turns out he produced turn me up :) which is cool

Droni Mitchell (Ross), Thursday, 12 April 2018 14:45 (three months ago) Permalink

Ran into my buddy and we started talking about Carly. Turns out he produced turn me up :) which is cool

― Droni Mitchell (Ross), Thursday, April 12, 2018 7:45 AM (forty-nine seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

did you inform him that he is a legend

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Thursday, 12 April 2018 14:46 (three months ago) Permalink

Haha! Dunno I’ve known him since high school but I have mad respect for him.

Droni Mitchell (Ross), Thursday, 12 April 2018 14:49 (three months ago) Permalink

rad

nxd, Thursday, 12 April 2018 15:18 (three months ago) Permalink

i feel like a bit of a heel cuz my buddy actually co-wrote "turn me up" (and "store) - not sure how i mixed that up

after party for the apocalypse (Ross), Friday, 13 April 2018 06:19 (three months ago) Permalink


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