Her follow-up is coming out in January, and it's shaping up to be something pretty special:
― winters (josh), Sunday, 27 October 2019 20:38 (one year ago) link
Oh wow this is great. I'd found her previous stuff a bit shonky and overcompressed but I'm three songs in and this is hitting a spot that so much other electropop misses these days.
― Matt DC, Friday, 10 January 2020 08:46 (nine months ago) link
The first 3 songs were about as good as it got tbh, but I’ll try again. “Started Out” rules
― monotony, Friday, 10 January 2020 09:05 (nine months ago) link
The Tuff City Kids remix of Started Out is one of the tunes of last year
― or something, Friday, 10 January 2020 11:45 (nine months ago) link
The first 3 songs were about as good as it got tbh, but I’ll try again. “Started Out” rules― monotony, Friday, January 10, 2020 9:05 AM (two days ago) bookmarkflaglink
― monotony, Friday, January 10, 2020 9:05 AM (two days ago) bookmarkflaglink
yeah, this - all you really need is josh's post from two months ago
― VOTE! In the 2019 EOY Poll (seandalai), Sunday, 12 January 2020 02:46 (nine months ago) link
Wish there were more About Work the Dancefloors and fewer white girl MIA tracks on this
― self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Monday, 13 January 2020 06:20 (nine months ago) link
About Work The Dancefloor is great but not the best thing here and a whole album full of songs like that would sound so rote and there are dozens of albums out there if you want that sort of thing. I get that there's a big constituency here with an apparently limitless appetite for vaguely 80s Robynish synthpop but this album is at its most fun when it's not doing that.
The MIA-isms feel lightly worn here, and may even have seeped in subconsciously, given her age and background then MIA is exactly the sort of thing she'd have been listening to as a teenager - not to mention everything you'd have been exposed to from birth when your dad was one of Leftfield. A song like Feel It seems to split the difference between MIA and later Orbital.
― Matt DC, Friday, 17 January 2020 09:04 (nine months ago) link
Had no idea her dad was Neil Barnes
― groovypanda, Friday, 17 January 2020 10:45 (nine months ago) link
xp I obviously didn’t mean carbon copies of AWTD, just songs close to its quality, though your defence of the MIA-lite tracks seem to indicate our different tastes
― self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Friday, 17 January 2020 15:11 (nine months ago) link