Carly Rae Jepsen • Dedicated

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xp Try reversing both. Your heart gets unbroke, the vicar gets out of his tutu, etc!

maffew12, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 01:16 (three months ago) link

big gym sw0les (crüt) at 10:48 27 May 19

how can you save pop music if you don't have a hit?

unpopular pop music is a cornerstone of ilm

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 01:38 (three months ago) link

Or, as Xgau used to call it, "Semi-Popular Music".

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 02:32 (three months ago) link


Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 14:56 (three months ago) link

you do realize people actually go to carly rae jepsen shows

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 15:25 (three months ago) link

I wish they did one big another over here so I could go!

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 15:32 (three months ago) link

crj at islington assembly hall was a bit like being on e

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 17:37 (three months ago) link

I did make that one, contender for my gig of the decade!

Chewshabadoo, Wednesday, 29 May 2019 08:59 (three months ago) link

Everything He Needs is my song of the summer. Not sure if it's intentional but it feels like a sunshiny flipside to Wham!'s Everything She Wants. I agree with whoever it was who said Dedicated doesn't quite hit the highs of Emotion but is much more solid overall. What a great album.

Fetchboy, Friday, 31 May 2019 21:03 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

ooooooooooooooooo. oooh


american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 20 June 2019 00:25 (three months ago) link

Thank you for the reminder that I'm seeing her next week.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 20 June 2019 02:13 (three months ago) link

i seem to never get tired of this record

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 28 June 2019 19:03 (two months ago) link

just love the way she sings "but" before the chorus of "happy not knowing"

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 28 June 2019 19:04 (two months ago) link

Lost my shit at CRJ live in San Francisco tonight

josh winters (josh), Saturday, 29 June 2019 07:36 (two months ago) link

Yeah that was a fucking amazing show all around. Setlist:

Incredibly sequenced, she's leaning into the range of her catalog (okay fine, not the first album) perfectly at this point, and it can carry a full show easily. When you can place “Call Me Maybe” six songs in, close the main set with “Party For One” and close the encore and the whole night with a confetti cannon/ultraPride “Cut to the Feeling” you are firing on all fours. Speaking of that, Mark Kanemura really was the killer touch:

Carly and @mKiK808 on stage tonight.📸

— Carly Rae Jepsen News (@carlylatest) June 29, 2019

🏳️‍🌈 @carlyraejepsen sang GAY RIGHTS (feat. @mKiK808)

— 𝕢𝕦𝕪𝕒𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐤 🏳️‍🌈 (@quyarick) June 29, 2019

Smart midset costume change break too.

Also, the shirts etc were a fun range. We both ended up going for the long sleeve black T-shirt with this on the front and the song title/her name on the back. Very metal.

So @squidita and I await @carlyraejepsen at the Bill Graham. No drug like her. Attn @randlechris etc

— Ned Raggett (@NedRaggett) June 29, 2019

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 29 June 2019 16:57 (two months ago) link

it's crazy to me that she doesn't do "i know you have a girlfriend". it's her best song.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 29 June 2019 19:44 (two months ago) link

pretty sure she's only performing kiss bonus tracks in my dreams

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 29 June 2019 19:47 (two months ago) link

the number one Kiss album track i'd wanna hear her do is "More Than A Memory"

ufo, Sunday, 30 June 2019 01:03 (two months ago) link

one month passes...
three weeks pass...

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 19 September 2019 17:11 (three days ago) link

It's as if her production team has taken the 80s touches of "Really Like You" and gone wild, because it sounds like the great lost Five Star single.

The UK Chart Company's website lists artists alphabetically, by first name, so I learn that the most popular first name beginning with a C for pop musicians in the UK is Chris. I also learn that Chris Morris' Blue Jam got to number 97 for a week back in April 2000. For that one week, our kind triumphed.

Dedicated also spent one week on the chart, entering and leaving at number 26 (it was a lot less popular than Lemar's Dedicated back in 2003). I realise that the UK pop charts are no longer the single definitive measure of an artist's worth, but even so it feels incredibly unfair for the album to spend just one week on the chart. I spent most of the second half of last month trying not to sing "oooooh, have I said too much / I'm so in my head / when we're out of touch", and it's not often that modern pop music penetrates my brain like that ("I Really Life You" was a top ten hit over here).

I mean, usually when an pop singer in her environment has a chart dip they get dumped. I still remember when B*Witched were dropped by their label because one of their singles only got to #12 or something albeit that it was a different world back then. And yet the record company are still backing Jepsen so presumably either she's really nice, or she has a fantastic manager, or someone in a position of power recognises that she puts out consistently good records. Also she seems to be able to sing live.

Here's an 8-Bit cover of "I Really Like You":

It's fascinating from a song construction point of view. The verse is a lot stronger than "Call me Maybe" (the verse in that song is perfunctory - it only exists to space out the chorus), but the switch from "I feel like I could die" to "late night watching television" feels disjointed, and the chorus treads a fine line between being awesome and being a novelty, and yet it works and many years later I still remember it.

Ashley Pomeroy, Thursday, 19 September 2019 20:13 (three days ago) link

the sophistipop clash of synths and saxophone at the end of "want you in my room" is so fuckin good

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 19 September 2019 20:27 (three days ago) link

the video is SO GOOD i have watched it several times

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 20 September 2019 00:56 (two days ago) link

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