kehlani - you should be here (2015)

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the bass on everything is yours m/l gave my sub a nice workout

Spottie, Friday, 27 January 2017 23:55 (eleven months ago) Permalink

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/22794-sweetsexysavage/

Atlantic groomed her publicly and behind the scenes for cred and stardom, from 2014 mixtape Cloud 19 to 2015’s album-called-mixtape You Should Be Here to heavy promotion at radio.

correct me if i'm wrong here, but atlantic didn't sign her until after cloud 19. we were talking about her here on ILX before she signed

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, 30 January 2017 07:01 (eleven months ago) Permalink

not a criticism of the review mind, which seems more positive than that score which is kinda weak. i shudder to think of what middling PR-driven garbage beat out 7.0

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, 30 January 2017 07:05 (eleven months ago) Permalink

It's a great review Katherine! (as are all your reviews) the score did seem somewhat incongruent tho which is often the case with pitchfork reviews

monotony, Monday, 30 January 2017 07:06 (eleven months ago) Permalink

generally speaking anything 7+ is in the "very good" category

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Monday, 30 January 2017 20:38 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Yeah that was a v good review to be clear

lol I know 7 is "v good" but cmon

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, 30 January 2017 21:18 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I have to agree with deej here. A plain 7 just feels wrong at this point..

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Monday, 30 January 2017 22:12 (eleven months ago) Permalink

her last tape was a 7.4...

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 31 January 2017 02:11 (eleven months ago) Permalink

quibbling over bloody p4k decimal places does not befit kehlani

lex pretend, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 08:40 (eleven months ago) Permalink

haven't been this excited about an album since dumblonde's debut. this is kinda like my r&b pipe dream of the last 16 years or so.

rusty_allen, Friday, 3 February 2017 15:46 (eleven months ago) Permalink

belatedly the decimal places are because I really liked You Should Be Here

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Friday, 3 February 2017 18:10 (eleven months ago) Permalink

http://www.spin.com/2017/02/kehlanis-sweetsexysavage-argues-that-theres-more-to-modern-rb-than-sadboy-jerkoffs/

some nice lines in jord rvw

album is strong and interesting enough on its own terms to not require modern rnb industry 101 crit layups imo, but i get it

r|t|c, Friday, 3 February 2017 19:12 (eleven months ago) Permalink

agree that empathy is def the keyword. "i kill em i kill em i kill em with compassion"

arguably it's actually a lil bit of a trap to counterpoint this against "acidic r&b at the moment" because it underplays the headstrong advances keh makes to the now slightly stale popular/critical idea of ~relatability~

r|t|c, Friday, 3 February 2017 19:18 (eleven months ago) Permalink

generally i find myself writing a lot about context, always trying to remind myself to write more about the music... but thank u

J0rdan S., Friday, 3 February 2017 20:50 (eleven months ago) Permalink

on Wednesday when a student asked who some of my favorite singers were and I said "K Michelle and Kehlani" she brightened and we talked about radio for about ten minutes. It felt good to establish a vaporwave-free zone.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 3 February 2017 20:51 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I love this record. I gotta hook up with a boy, love him, and face familial resistance so I can make "Undercover" our anthem.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 8 February 2017 03:31 (eleven months 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 (eleven months ago) Permalink

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

Spottie, Wednesday, 8 February 2017 05:59 (eleven months ago) Permalink

head over heels 4 "escape" today

lex pretend, Thursday, 9 February 2017 17:14 (eleven months 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 (eleven months 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 (eleven months 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 (eleven months 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 (eleven months 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 (eleven months 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 (eleven months 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 (eleven months 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 (eleven months 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 (eleven months 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 (eleven months 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 (eleven months ago) Permalink

man i am loving this

k3vin k., Saturday, 11 February 2017 23:56 (eleven months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

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

Spottie, Friday, 28 April 2017 23:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

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

J0rdan S., Saturday, 29 April 2017 16:30 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) Permalink

wow

J0rdan S., Saturday, 13 May 2017 15:56 (eight months 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 (two 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 (two 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 (one month ago) Permalink

aoty

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 17:40 (one month 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 (one month ago) Permalink

that's extremely lovely

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 19:04 (one month ago) Permalink

that's gorgeous.

competitive shooter - - - - (Spottie), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 19:19 (one month 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 (one month 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 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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