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ooh ooh ooh I love this so far.

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

knights in satan's service

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

First time hearing this song with Owl City. *delete

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

yeah this album is pretty cool

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

use of interpunct = this album is for creeps

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

She's older than I am.

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

P   I

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

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

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

keep it simple, stupid

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

love it

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

"turn me up" is just so so so great

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

like moving jelly

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

This is fantastic.

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

I love this album a lot a lot

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

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

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

sans "Call Me Maybe,"

what the hell no

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

picture me trollin

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

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

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

i will never forgive gibbard for this owl city bullshit

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

^^^^

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

relentlessLY FUN

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

bop as in "she bop" is a verb though, no?

The immortal Hydra Viridisimma (outdoor_miner), Sunday, 24 February 2019 18:40 (four months ago) Permalink

In modern parlance, bop is somewhat equivalent to what we would call a banger five years ago or a jam 15-20 years ago.

It can still be a verb as well if you wish.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 24 February 2019 18:44 (four months ago) Permalink

What about "getting hype"? It sounds kinda like "you're bias".

☮ (peace, man), Sunday, 24 February 2019 19:45 (four months ago) Permalink

gonna troll all the youngs by saying "this record yeets"

theorizing your yells (katherine), Sunday, 24 February 2019 19:59 (four months ago) Permalink

lol

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 24 February 2019 20:03 (four months ago) Permalink

xpost "hype" has been used colloquially as an adjective for a while now. might be helpful to compare it to what's happened with "chill" in the past 15-or-so years. also, not sure if you were being facetious about urban dictionary, but it tends to track actual usage pretty well: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hype

J. Sam, Sunday, 24 February 2019 20:10 (four months ago) Permalink

social network "this is my jam" really never had a chance

maffew12, Sunday, 24 February 2019 20:14 (four months ago) Permalink

I loved that place. Made so many friends there. I still mourn the loss.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 24 February 2019 20:18 (four months ago) Permalink

In some ways, it was the ideal of what a music-based internet community should be. I never fought with or held a grudge against any single person there for four whole years. It was just at its core about discovery and sharing. It wasn't long for this cruel world.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 24 February 2019 20:20 (four months ago) Permalink

I think my last jam was a Carly bop :'(

maffew12, Sunday, 24 February 2019 20:48 (four months ago) Permalink

i've heard some songs from this and... i don't think anyone has anything to worry about

J0rdan S., Monday, 25 February 2019 04:35 (four months ago) Permalink

hoping that means the album is on the way sooner rather than later and we don't have another promotion cycle as messy as Emotion's was

"Party for One" was underwhelming as a lead single but it's still quite good. everything i've heard of NTIFY (including a very very low quality leak of what seemed to be the full track) suggests it will be fantastic so i'm not very worried about the album

ufo, Monday, 25 February 2019 05:02 (four months ago) Permalink

hoping that means the album is on the way sooner rather than later and we don't have another promotion cycle as messy as Emotion's was

2015 might as well have been a hundred years ago. Do albums even release at region specific times anymore?

Johnny Fever, Monday, 25 February 2019 05:21 (four months ago) Permalink

huh, both new songs sure are great

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 17:11 (three months ago) Permalink

"now that i've found you" makes this year's betty who album a little redundant lol

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 17:11 (three months ago) Permalink

"no drug like me": at last a sequel to my favorite crj song "warm blood"

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 17:14 (three months ago) Permalink

and pretty instantly one of my favorite things she's ever done

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 17:15 (three months ago) Permalink

It’s a 👍👍

Chewshabadoo, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 17:15 (three months ago) Permalink

"now that i've found you" makes this year's betty who album a little redundant lol

― jolene club remix (BradNelson), Wednesday, February 27, 2019 12:11 PM

This year's Betty Who album does that to itself.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 17:26 (three months ago) Permalink

that's a little too cynical for me, there are some jams on it and it's better than the last one

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 17:29 (three months ago) Permalink

Both songs are awesome, can't wait for this album

Vinnie, Thursday, 28 February 2019 01:15 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah, good stuff.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 28 February 2019 02:30 (three months ago) Permalink

certified bopperinos

maffew12, Thursday, 28 February 2019 12:28 (three months ago) Permalink

Songs are good. Album isn't due out until this summer though, which depresses me a little, but will hopefully help her in terms of release strategy or something.

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 28 February 2019 12:30 (three months ago) Permalink

these songs are really nice, looking forward to the album even though i doubt it'll feel anywhere near as exciting as Emotion did

if she mentioned a release window, that's something at least, though it's a shame it's still a while away then.

ufo, Thursday, 28 February 2019 12:47 (three months ago) Permalink

none of these songs have completely ruled my life like say the night the title track of emotion leaked but i'm hopeful

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Thursday, 28 February 2019 16:21 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah that's my feeling as well. pretty solid but no eurekas yet.

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Thursday, 28 February 2019 16:27 (three months ago) Permalink

I thought it was very bold of Popjustice to point out that these songs aren't exceptional and that "Cut To The Feeling" being left of Emotion and B-Side suggests that Jepsen and her camp don't really know what they're doing

boxedjoy, Sunday, 3 March 2019 11:00 (three months ago) Permalink

doesn’t seem v bold of popjustice to be wrong, seems like their normal thing

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Sunday, 3 March 2019 13:35 (three months ago) Permalink

finally heard these and am board with them except for one thing -- between "no drug like me" and "party for one" what the hell is going on with her vocals? her voice used to be so clear and bright, and now it's like listening to '10s vs. '90s Mariah Carey. did she get a new and terrible vocal producer? is she trying to make her vocals breathy in some ill-advised R&B pivot? (which wouldn't even make sense, since there are plenty of R&B vocalists with that same brightness of tone -- Kehlani comes to mind)? is this a casualty of The New Chill in pop (who the hell listened to Carly Rae Jepsen for chill songs?) did she blow out her voice on the "Cut to the Feeling" chorus?

theorizing your yells (katherine), Tuesday, 5 March 2019 15:51 (three months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnGjfxJqf6I

video is perfect

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Thursday, 14 March 2019 14:58 (three months ago) Permalink

That's ace

groovypanda, Thursday, 14 March 2019 15:14 (three months ago) Permalink

I wasn't sold on the song itself but the video has totally won me over.

kitchen person, Friday, 15 March 2019 05:28 (three months ago) Permalink

her best ever video surely

ufo, Friday, 15 March 2019 06:07 (three months ago) Permalink

odds that the director saw russian doll

theorizing your yells (katherine), Friday, 15 March 2019 15:12 (three months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

New thred

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 1 April 2019 14:03 (two months ago) Permalink

Carly Rae Jepsen • Dedicated

☮ (peace, man), Monday, 1 April 2019 14:24 (two months ago) Permalink

Oh fuck, is this an April Fools Day thing?

☮ (peace, man), Monday, 1 April 2019 14:24 (two months ago) Permalink

i don't think so

wouldn't love to be proven wrong here

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Monday, 1 April 2019 14:26 (two months ago) Permalink

Real; ticketmaster has tour pre-order going up tomorrow

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 1 April 2019 14:28 (two months ago) Permalink

xp that pre-order will take you all the way through the cart where you enter your credit card info, so if it's a prank it's also probably illegal.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 1 April 2019 14:30 (two months ago) Permalink

art direction taking a lot of cues from poppy I see

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 02:16 (two months ago) Permalink

I don't think I can recall spotting a release date on an album cover before. (the art's on Apple Music now, so it seems to be official)

Simon H., Tuesday, 2 April 2019 02:35 (two months ago) Permalink

that feels like cheating since it's actually *named* for the release date, but sure, fair point.

Simon H., Tuesday, 2 April 2019 05:00 (two months ago) Permalink

i made that joke in the other thread

it is possible to change a cover before release date it’s called metadata

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 08:24 (two months ago) Permalink

though if i get a record with a date on the cover i guess i’ll eat my words here

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 08:28 (two months ago) Permalink

Usher was in '87? Holy crap I'm old!

maffew12, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 10:54 (two months ago) Permalink


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