Ted Dang

Comments from Ted Dang

I was so excited by the intro with the SWV sample ("Rain on Me" is still a jam), and then it was a zzzzzzzzzz. "Teach Me A Lesson" is a standout by other than that, meh.
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June 1, 2017 on Metro Boomin Is The Best Rap Producer To Come Along In Years
And yes, the Selena Gomez is a terrific and tightly constructed pop song.
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May 20, 2017 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
"Pink + White" is produced by Pharrell with Beyonce on background vocals. Not sure if Jonny is involved in this one.
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August 22, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Frank Ocean Blonde
Best song off his new album, and maybe a contender for Best R&B Performance by anyone this year. His falsettos are so feather-like.
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August 20, 2016 on Maxwell – “1990x” Video
The riff in that awesome Power Bottom song just makes me think of Dirty Projectors Bitte-Orca-era. Always a plus in my book.
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July 25, 2016 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Man, I don't think there is enough compliment for how technically excellent Beyonce is as a singer. Incredible control, pitch, perfect techniques and amazing utilization of every register (upper, middle/mixed/lower). This is why she can always have enough lung power to sing the hell out of every song, even after much dancing.
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June 26, 2016 on Watch Beyoncé & Kendrick Lamar Open The 2016 BET Awards
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June 21, 2016 on Forever 21 Totally Ripped Off Kanye’s The Life Of Pablo Shirt
Following the never-dying meme on her instagram, queen of moist shampoo
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June 21, 2016 on Watch Carly Rae Jepsen’s Commercial For Japanese Shampoo Moist Diane
Upvote for "1990X". I dare anyone to give a better vocal performance than that of Maxwell in this stunning single.
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June 18, 2016 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Quite sad with the omission of Jessy Lanza's incredible Oh No - which is the best R&B album of the year, by a mile.
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June 15, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far
Love the "Moody's Mood For Love" sample in "Moog For Love". Haven't heard that classic for a while.
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June 15, 2016 on Stream Disclosure Moog For Love EP
This song absolutely kills. It is as good as "timmy's prayer" by Sampha, and thank God for all the comeback of R&B vocalists who can actually SING. I will not accept one more moment of whiny nasal sing-through-the-nose by the Weeknd or Drake anymore.
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June 5, 2016 on Maxwell – “1990x”
"timmy's prayer" is easily among Top 5 Best R&B/Soul tracks of the year. It is just phenomenal.
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May 21, 2016 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
She's a force on the technical skill but I don't think so on her lyricism. Kinda lazy if you ask me. But yes on her sharp instinct with creating hook, and she's both terrific with singing and rapping. Everybody probably forgot how she made "NEED SOME LUV" on a Machinedrum beat way back then (as a tribute to Aaliyah), and it was so good.
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May 12, 2016 on London Fest Drops Azealia Banks For Racist Comments About Zayn
No shame. True Love Waits punched me in the face and it was awesome.
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May 9, 2016 on Comment Party: Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool
James is absolutely phenomenal live. He and his band arranged the hits into some of the most banging songs out there. "CMYK" live was like Blawan and JB had a baby. Bumping like the hottest joint in town.
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May 7, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: James Blake The Colour In Anything
Oh wow, the song with Bon Iver is an awesome R&B slow jam sung by two of the most gorgeous falsettos in the business.
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May 5, 2016 on Stream James Blake The Colour In Anything
My panties have been snatched away.
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May 3, 2016 on Radiohead Return Online With Claymation LP9 Teasers
I thought "Problem" is a fine song, but Ariana's voice is probably not the best match for it. She has a very agile voice that moves quick, but girl doesn't possess any weight so it makes less of an impact for me. Imagine someone like Amerie is given this. Ariana's best single is still "Baby I", not this one.
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May 3, 2014 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
That is a very good cover and it really doesn't have any trace of the original whatsoever. But that opening bass sounds so much like one track by The xx. "Crystallized"?
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October 5, 2013 on Ava Luna – “I Love It” (Icona Pop Cover)
Goddamn this is terrific. I hope both Annie and Katy can continue to produce fierce dance tracks like this
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September 17, 2013 on Katy B – “5AM”
The new Annie song is absolutely smashing. Much better than Tube Stops and Lonely Hearts. Also, don't forget "Safe With Me" by Sam Smith.
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July 27, 2013 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Take out "You wanted a hit", add in "yeah (crass version)" and this will be a flawless top 10.
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May 15, 2013 on The 10 Best LCD Soundsystem Songs
When I read the story behind "Helicopter", my perception of the song has changed forever. I thought it was this dreamy, sort of romantic song, but it's heartbreaking and sad.
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May 11, 2013 on The 10 Best Deerhunter Songs
Since "Latch" and "White Noise" are such absolute monsters, this breezy single left me underwhelmed and wanting for more. I guess the vocalist (Eliza) doesn't compel me as much as Aluna or Sam Smith did.
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April 19, 2013 on Disclosure – “You & Me” (Feat. Eliza Doolittle)
Anytime a friend of mine asks me "What should I listen to if I want to start this whole indie music thing?", I'd tell them straight up Kaputt by Destroyer. It's just a gorgeous, deceptively simple, impeccably made, and extremely ACCESSIBLE. And don't even get me started on "Bay of Pigs" and how I feel every time those synth start.
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April 13, 2013 on Destroyer Albums From Worst To Best
Blue Ocean Floor is the best of the bunch. Don't Hold The Wall comes in close second. I don't get the whole D'Angelo comparison either.
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March 16, 2013 on Stream Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience
The second part of Pusher Love Girl is so damn ridiculously fun and great. I am in love.
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March 12, 2013 on Stream Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience