jloo

A basic bitch in the surrealist sense

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I’m not sure if there are more, but “I’m God” is built around “Just for Now.” Clams Casino loves sampling her.
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November 9, 2018 on The 10 Best Imogen Heap Songs
The gay gods hath blest us this day! https://am22.akamaized.net/tms/cnt/uploads/2015/06/sister-act-gif.gif
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November 9, 2018 on Stream CupcakKe’s New Album Eden
Agreed on this take. Let the record reflect that "Deadbody" is an absolutely astonishing song, quite possibly the best on the album. But after the run of "Leave the Party," "Stop Talking," and especially the ecstatic "Freak Out," it's like running a car into a brick wall. I'm sure the sequencing was intentional, and my hat's off to her for how gutsy the choice is, but it totally derails the momentum of the album. That being said, this is my initial impression, I've only listened through the album probably like 3 times.
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November 2, 2018 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Just wanted to say William that you are one of the most consistently inspiring posters on the 'Gum for me (no offense to anyone else! :P). You've opened my eyes on a number of issues I'd never considered before, so thank you.
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November 2, 2018 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I mentioned it above, but "Open Your Eyes" by School of Seven Bells. Ben Curtis died before he was able to finish the album, which creates a peculiar atmosphere: even in death, his presence is felt, but since it's only Alejandra Doheza singing, you never hear his literal voice. It's all in the production. They were best friends, band mates, and lovers at one point, and despite how immense that loss is, "Open Your Eyes" is dreamy and invigorating, even triumphant. Various parts of the song scan as Alejandra's inner monologue, and others as Ben addressing Alejandra. The latter scenario is particularly heartbreaking considering Ben's passing, the nature of their relationship, and the fact that it's Alejandra singing his words to herself. The end of the bridge finds Alejandra singing "You'll fall in love again" over and over, as if to reassure herself, the final one sounding like she's about to burst into tears. Despite all that, it's actually a pretty uptempo synth-rock song.
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November 2, 2018 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
“Open Your Eyes” has made me ugly cry on multiple occasions. Perhaps too soon to say, but SVIIB is a dark horse contender for one of my favorite albums of the decade. Just so beautiful and heartfelt and devastating and uplifting all at once.
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November 2, 2018 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Put that Miya Folick album on in the car on a whim and was totally blown away. Late to the party as usual but boy I’m glad I arrived!
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November 2, 2018 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
You really can’t go wrong with any selection from Honey, but my personal fave is “Baby Forgive Me.” Those instrumental breaks take me places.
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November 2, 2018 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Came here for this. Considering “When I’m Alone”—which CRJ wrote but ƒ(x) performed—I’m pretty sure this means CRJ is now officially Queen of Masturbation Anthems.
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November 1, 2018 on Carly Rae Jepsen – “Party For One” Video
I saw Kero Kero Bonito this week and they were amazing. Lots of their old stuff redone in the style of their new album, which gave it a whole new energy. (I half-expected a mosh pit to break out during “My Party.”) The encore was “Trampoline,” which in addition to being redone as high-energy guitar rock, had Sarah giving a death metal howl on the post-chorus. It was absolutely amazing. Highly recommend 👌👌
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October 26, 2018 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Maybe I’m just drunk but this is so evocative of the Field at some points.
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October 26, 2018 on Stream Robyn’s New Album Honey
Fuck me all the way up, Robyn. 😍
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October 25, 2018 on Robyn – “Human Being” (Feat. Zhala)
Perhaps I am too bold to say, but I believe in a Britney Spears that exists beyond the music industry predators and that absurdly gross Rolling Stone article and the concept of a minor clad in a Catholic schoolgirl Halloween fetish costume. I believe in a woman who is in agency of her music, to whatever degree, who is speaking regardless of the fact that there are people who have some measure of control on what she is speaking. Which is to say, I believe in a world where her agency means something, regardless of how many #filters are placed upon it. I'm conscious of how gross it is that she was groomed into a style, but as I would with any woman in that position, I believe there is something to hear beyond the cacophony of the men in the background. It's a travesty to believe that Britney has been a meaningless, impotent pawn in the queen-making chess game of music industry kingpins. She's not an idiot, and like everyone, she has something to say, even if it is within the confines of a language (in this case, pop music) that limits common understanding. I've seen gay boys and gay girls and trans folx and GNC folx hearing something beyond the horrifying shit this woman has been through, and dancing anyway, because she's there and she's asking you to. There's a way to read her discography beyond "dumb nymphet," if only you listen. There's a joy that extends beyond words, there's a pulse that needs to be felt, there's an ass that needs to be shaken (i.e. yours), and there's a way to understand "I'm a Slave 4 U" that doesn't mean she's a literal slave. There's a woman, a person, a soul beyond all the window dressing, and she has something to say. Anyways, thank you for coming to my TEDTalk.
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October 24, 2018 on “…Baby One More Time” Turns 20
Thank you for putting to words what I could not, Phospho, as always.
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October 24, 2018 on XXXTentacion Confesses To Domestic Abuse & Stabbing Nine People In Secret Recording
https://media1.tenor.com/images/b3906cbdedb20a56f4ce349edf012c50/tenor.gif ^ me when Kali Uchis covered “I Feel Love” tonight
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October 6, 2018 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
“Girls’ Night Out” still takes the cake for me for Charli’s post-POP2 singles go, but this is really solid. Looks like the rumor it was a Max Martin production were false, but the actual producer (Oscar Holter) helped make “True Disaster” and “Run Away with Me” so it’s safe to say it’s a bop™.
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October 5, 2018 on Charli XCX & Troye Sivan – “1999”
I loved Glasshouse but I must say I prefer JWare in banger mode.
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October 3, 2018 on Jessie Ware – “Overtime”
Raptor Jesus, If you’re really out there, if you really are smiling down from raptor heaven right now, please heed my prayer and deliver unto me that Burial mix you mentioned in some other thread. Amen.
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September 28, 2018 on Burial & Kode9 Release ‘Fabriclive 100′ Mix
I fucking LOVE Noname, but pegging her as “spoken word’s last hope” is a bit hyperbolic. It also ignores Marie Davidson’s spoken word techno, which is fucking brilliant.
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September 20, 2018 on Noname Is Spoken Word’s Last, Best Hope
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September 19, 2018 on Robyn Announces New Album Honey, Her First In Eight Years
@YBB: Something that's been nagging me. Have you lived literally everywhere in America? I'm continuously fascinated by the fact that you seem to know everything about so many different places.
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September 14, 2018 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Agreed 100%. What I find so telling and so touching about the outpouring from fellow musicians is the fact that they all were so personal. It wasn’t just all “OMG this is so sad RIP,” it was clear Mac had positively influenced their lives in specific ways.
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September 9, 2018 on Elton John Pays Tribute To Mac Miller At Farewell Tour Kickoff
Never got really into Mac's music, but it's heartbreaking that he died so young. His last album exuded such a profound sense of self-accountability and reconciliation. My heart goes out to all his loved ones and his fans. I'm a huge fan of Clams Casino and I'd pick "Angels" and "One Last Time" as two of his best beats without question. Just listened to those songs with Mac's raps for the first time and I feel silly for having slept on them, just off-handedly dismissing him as "oh another white rapper LOL." Talk to your loved ones, check up on your loved ones, listen to your loved ones. They're all we have.
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September 7, 2018 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
The Haxan Cloak has a co-production credit on this album, like what?! https://giphy.com/gifs/reactiongifs-mrw-11ms6vNvALKmic
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August 31, 2018 on Stream Troye Sivan’s New Album Bloom
I think you meant “sweeties” but I imagine “sweaties” as a slight against hipsters in sweaters and I think it works better here tbh
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August 21, 2018 on Premature Evaluation: Ariana Grande Sweetener
S/o to dansolo for turning me onto this group. Absolutely lovely stuff. Thank you for the rec friend 😚
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August 21, 2018 on Yumi Zouma – “In Camera”
Don’t you mean superBARKed?
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August 21, 2018 on Premature Evaluation: Ariana Grande Sweetener
I heard it’s a SOPHIE production 👀👀👀
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August 17, 2018 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
In the very brief span of time this song has been around, this song has brought me untold joy. And I hope it will bring some to yours too. 🐮 Mooo https://soundcloud.com/eddmuoi/doja-cat-mooo
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August 17, 2018 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments