kehlani - you should be here (2015)

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good stuff tim

Spottie, Wednesday, 25 November 2015 17:04 (two years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Sunday, 29 November 2015 00:01 (two years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Monday, 30 November 2015 00:01 (two years ago) Permalink

you should vote here

j., Monday, 30 November 2015 00:08 (two years ago) Permalink

I didn't discover this album until last weekend. I'm looking forward to digging in. "The Letter" is the early highlight.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 30 November 2015 00:57 (two years ago) Permalink

"Jealous" is my favourite song not to get a vote.

Tim F, Monday, 30 November 2015 02:14 (two years ago) Permalink

Haha classic early adopter ilx poll results

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, 30 November 2015 03:16 (two years ago) Permalink

i think i forgot, i woulda voted for 'be alright' : /

j., Monday, 30 November 2015 03:18 (two years ago) Permalink

no wait 'bright'

j., Monday, 30 November 2015 03:18 (two years ago) Permalink

the empowering one

j., Monday, 30 November 2015 03:18 (two years ago) Permalink

grammy nominated

J0rdan S., Monday, 7 December 2015 17:45 (two years ago) Permalink

RIGHT HERE

j., Monday, 7 December 2015 19:08 (two years ago) Permalink

Great piece, Tim (though disagree somewhat about Beyonce as universalist: think she gives this innocent/simple country boy mind the grand illusion of seeing through *her* eyes, feeling the rush and massive skyscraper impact of *her* outsized experience, sometimes anyway). Also other comments on this thread got me going, will check alb.

dow, Monday, 7 December 2015 20:47 (two years ago) Permalink

didn't vote in this but i've been feeling Bright lately

thom yorke state of mind (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 15 December 2015 17:26 (two years ago) Permalink

Jealous is the earworm on here for me

pplasma, Tuesday, 15 December 2015 20:34 (two years ago) Permalink

new song "Did I" is def a step closer to the mainstream

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Thursday, 17 December 2015 07:53 (two years ago) Permalink

heh i too once eagerly invoked nivea to sell this (or perhaps the prev one idk) to someone before sternly reminding myself that irlx is not a thing

looking forward to her going a bit more pop if so, feels right now. maybe someone oughta hook her up with some y2k 'he loves u not'/ 'no matta what' spazz beats just cos she can

r|t|c, Thursday, 17 December 2015 10:10 (two years ago) Permalink

Omg yes

Tim F, Thursday, 17 December 2015 10:43 (two years ago) Permalink

almost too cruel to invoke that possibility when it will never happen

i think she'll be great at going pop in whatever era though, albeit not with this new one specifically, which feels a bit trudging compared with her own stuff

cher guevara (lex pretend), Thursday, 17 December 2015 17:48 (two years ago) Permalink

relistening to "he loves u not" now (<3) and the first girl really is a dead ringer for kehlani!

cher guevara (lex pretend), Thursday, 17 December 2015 17:49 (two years ago) Permalink

maybe the pop & oak connection is polluting my thinking here but the way the sample is used in the "did i" hook is a little too reminiscent of "say it" for me

J0rdan S., Thursday, 17 December 2015 17:53 (two years ago) Permalink

the rap part of the verses remind me of drake's big rings hook

thom yorke state of mind (voodoo chili), Thursday, 17 December 2015 18:11 (two years ago) Permalink

good bridge

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Thursday, 17 December 2015 19:20 (two years ago) Permalink

which actually reminds me of "FWU"

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Thursday, 17 December 2015 19:21 (two years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

what the fuck is going on

j., Tuesday, 29 March 2016 07:01 (two years ago) Permalink

http://www.factmag.com/2016/03/29/kehlani-suicide-attempt/

Always so sad to hear about anyone reaching this place.

tangenttangent, Tuesday, 29 March 2016 11:17 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

new song
https://soundcloud.com/kehlanimusic/24-7a

Spottie, Tuesday, 3 May 2016 21:52 (two years ago) Permalink

this one's dope, way better than 'did i' IMO

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 3 May 2016 23:43 (two years ago) Permalink

THE EAST COAST AINT GOT NO LOVE FOR KEHLANI ?

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 4 May 2016 22:34 (two years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRHoonuZ8og

Spottie, Monday, 18 July 2016 16:24 (two years ago) Permalink

Not as into that one as the other new one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCGky5MaSLs

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, 25 July 2016 03:36 (one year ago) Permalink

something very swv about "distraction", i love it (and "24/7" is also such a necessary song)

lex pretend, Saturday, 30 July 2016 11:26 (one year ago) Permalink

I love it too but it's about 45 seconds too long? idk

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 30 July 2016 14:13 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

"The Letter" is so brutal.

― Tim F, Friday, November 20, 2015 11:16 PM (4 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

totally. really exemplifies what makes her songwriting so effective for me - it's so unflinching, she doesn't sugarcoat any word or emotion (and her relatively plain style of singing accentuates this), but really elegant in the way she pieces together a situation and its consequences via so many details that bring the entire song into focus

― lex pretend, Tuesday, November 24, 2015 12:08 PM (nine months ago)

it's kind of fucked to put it even as early as trk 9 / 8 (w/ intro), since it wrecks you and then the next few songs can just pass by in a daze

j., Sunday, 4 September 2016 01:38 (one year ago) Permalink

"crzy" is getting those payola spins

dyl, Sunday, 4 September 2016 20:51 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CtjoPDgUEAErbq-.jpg:large

Spottie, Thursday, 29 September 2016 23:04 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

can we initiate hype proceedings for the ilm aoty 2017 or what

'undercover' is perfect

r|t|c, Thursday, 12 January 2017 13:02 (one year ago) Permalink

looking forward to her going a bit more pop if so, feels right now. maybe someone oughta hook her up with some y2k 'he loves u not'/ 'no matta what' spazz beats just cos she can

― r|t|c, Thursday, 17 December 2015 10:10 Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Omg yes

― Tim F, Thursday, 17 December 2015 10:43 Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

almost too cruel to invoke that possibility when it will never happen

― cher guevara (lex pretend), Thursday, 17 December 2015 17:48 Bookmark

lowkey close!!

r|t|c, Thursday, 12 January 2017 13:06 (one year ago) Permalink

I'ma save your name under somethin' else
I'ma keep your things deep in myself
I'ma tweet our inside jokes to the outside world
Forget you, go away
I'ma pick you up from the back in trains
Kept you in the world when it's all pretend
You're just you, I'm just me
There's no us, it's nothin'

r|t|c, Thursday, 12 January 2017 13:13 (one year ago) Permalink

'undercover' is perfect

― r|t|c, Thursday, January 12, 2017 6:02 AM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeh it is.

Spottie, Thursday, 12 January 2017 16:58 (one year ago) Permalink

i loooove "undercover" and basically all of the other songs i've heard from this record

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Thursday, 12 January 2017 17:01 (one year ago) Permalink

it's not even like chance x tlc blew my mind or anything but as soon i saw the cover and title i had this v relaxed certainty that yes this album will be a happening

now it feels like being in the airfield tower watching the career plane approach smoothly for landing

still quite opaque to locate the moment when/why her tide rose. to say it was the incident is reductively cynical but also pretty wrong i think

r|t|c, Thursday, 12 January 2017 17:17 (one year ago) Permalink

weirdly i think it was the grammy nom? like, them getting her singer-songwriterliness

lex pretend, Thursday, 12 January 2017 17:19 (one year ago) Permalink

omg "undercover"

lex pretend, Thursday, 12 January 2017 17:30 (one year ago) Permalink

I've listened to "undercover" about 20 times today

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 12 January 2017 18:45 (one year ago) Permalink

ha same

Spottie, Thursday, 12 January 2017 18:51 (one year ago) Permalink

this album is too long but there's tons to like... i listened to you should be here today and i think that is still better but this album has some of the best songs she's ever written, some stuff that feels purposefully experimental that she really pulls off

J0rdan S., Thursday, 26 January 2017 17:38 (one year ago) Permalink

the first track sounds like one of the upbeat songs on southern hummingbird, she does one song that is like fka twigs that is great, and this also has probably the most faithful and best aaliyah homage i've heard

J0rdan S., Thursday, 26 January 2017 17:41 (one year ago) Permalink

there's no way I can get away with this in a review but "distraction" is both really good and like an R&B "bright yellow gun"

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Thursday, 26 January 2017 18:47 (one year ago) Permalink

I know we live in an unfair universe cause "Undercover" isn't everywhere

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 February 2017 05:55 (one year ago) Permalink

haven't been this obsessed with a song for a while now

Spottie, Wednesday, 8 February 2017 05:59 (one year ago) Permalink

head over heels 4 "escape" today

lex pretend, Thursday, 9 February 2017 17:14 (one year ago) Permalink

trying to figure out what song that opening guitar reminds me of. some babyface thing I'm sure

Spottie, Thursday, 9 February 2017 17:23 (one year ago) Permalink

big fan of how "too much" slows down and reshapes "more than a woman"

― who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Friday, January 27, 2017 8:24 AM (one week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeh its a great homage

Spottie, Thursday, 9 February 2017 17:29 (one year ago) Permalink

even more appreciably so when you put it next to the empty-feeling 'know' on the new syd lp

r|t|c, Thursday, 9 February 2017 18:22 (one year ago) Permalink

I like that Syd album more than I thought I would (esp "Got Her Own") but yeah obv no Kehlani

lex pretend, Thursday, 9 February 2017 18:25 (one year ago) Permalink

my only criticism of j0rdan's review (and i suspect it's a 'writers don't write headlines' thing) is that I don't think i've heard anyone say 'jerkoffs' since seventh grade

flopson, Thursday, 9 February 2017 18:28 (one year ago) Permalink

syd's kind of got a heavy-handed sense of rhythm to me. feels kind of clumsy or something, like its asking for delicacy

at least on this album idk, im not super familiar w/ the internet's stuff but i know ppl like it

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Thursday, 9 February 2017 18:30 (one year ago) Permalink

i was v fond of last the internet record hence prob why 'dollar bills' is my fave on this solo and the rest hasnt done much for me

r|t|c, Thursday, 9 February 2017 18:42 (one year ago) Permalink

even more appreciably so when you put it next to the empty-feeling 'know' on the new syd lp

― r|t|c, Thursday, February 9, 2017 11:22 AM (seventeen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

just listened, beat def sounds chintzy in comparison. beats gotta snap if ur gonna do timbo

Spottie, Thursday, 9 February 2017 18:46 (one year ago) Permalink

xp that kinda makes it sound like i just like them as an n.e.r.d pastiche but idk she just seems way more comfortably expressive within that metier compared to this chillier timbahintaland

r|t|c, Thursday, 9 February 2017 18:48 (one year ago) Permalink

my only criticism of j0rdan's review (and i suspect it's a 'writers don't write headlines' thing) is that I don't think i've heard anyone say 'jerkoffs' since seventh grade

― flopson, Thursday, February 9, 2017 1:28 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark

lol thankfully nobody has written my headlines in years

J0rdan S., Thursday, 9 February 2017 20:05 (one year ago) Permalink

i like the syd album a lot too, way more than i expected to. i hear the criticisms of "know" for instance but i think that's a legit hook. i do like that it sort of deviates from the aaliyah mimicry later in the album as rtc sorta insinuates

J0rdan S., Thursday, 9 February 2017 20:08 (one year ago) Permalink

man i am loving this

k3vin k., Saturday, 11 February 2017 23:56 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAEQas2eCN8

Spottie, Friday, 28 April 2017 23:09 (one year ago) Permalink

good beat, almost feel like they overwrote the song listening to it now

J0rdan S., Saturday, 29 April 2017 16:30 (one year ago) Permalink

kehlani having an impact https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/rankchange.html

sick, fucking funny, and well tasty (katherine), Saturday, 13 May 2017 02:11 (one year ago) Permalink

wow

J0rdan S., Saturday, 13 May 2017 15:56 (one year ago) Permalink

six months pass...

This is awesome

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8OJsHxBUko

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Friday, 17 November 2017 08:53 (eight months ago) Permalink

a victory lap that doesn't feel like it's rubbing your face in it, very good

boxedjoy, Saturday, 18 November 2017 09:20 (eight months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

'cause how is the man of my dreams
not a man of his words?
and how is the man for me
just a man that makes me hurt?

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 17:40 (seven months ago) Permalink

aoty

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 17:40 (seven months ago) Permalink

was this never posted somehow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wVB6pfWwnE

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 18:08 (seven months ago) Permalink

that's extremely lovely

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 19:04 (seven months ago) Permalink

that's gorgeous.

competitive shooter - - - - (Spottie), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 19:19 (seven months ago) Permalink

I can't decide between "Get Like" and "Undercover" for my 2017 mix. Feel like there's a song on this album for every stage of a relationship and its attendant feelings/attitudes.

geoffreyess, Thursday, 7 December 2017 00:18 (seven months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

she's so cool

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_x7fDljZPU

kolakube (Ross), Tuesday, 9 January 2018 01:35 (six months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Wb04PvJO5Y

affecting authenticity (Sanpaku), Thursday, 5 April 2018 02:08 (three months ago) Permalink


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