Discussion in 'Pop' started by Jark, Feb 17, 2020.
Bit obsessed with this now!
I'm nicking shit from Twitter when I say WHERE ARE THE SKIPS?
She's my new hobby.
That's like the female parallel to George McCrae's "Rock Your Baby" which was, coincidentally, a gay club closing track favourite in London in the noughties.
I’ve played it once but in the background and it’s ALRIGHT. I’ll report back properly when I’ve had a few plays.
The final two songs are excellent, though. Remember Where You Are rips off something OBVIOUS and I can’t quite get my head around it yet...
HARD like on that one
Oddly it reminds a little of Up Up & Away and other 60s hippy pop.
It’s either something off a Michael Kiwanuka album or some 70s gospel disco classic. I realise this is something of a wide span...
She takes from a lot of places to be fair.
I think I've played the album about 15 times now
I said it somewhere above, but it really reminds me of Janelle Monae. Not anything in particular of hers.
Remember Where You Are reminded me of this.
Yeah it’s totally like a 4hero track. This one too:
I can confirm that this album is still a 10/10 life-altering experience.
Current fave is “The Kill”. “Sultry germ” TM
My vinyl (and jumper) got delivered this morning
White vinyl dispatched from Rough Trade today! I now have a signed vinyl, signed CD, regular CD, cassette and white vinyl.
Where’s the MINIDISC Jessie??
I got my CD and print today! Now to see where I can buy a frame at the moment...
It’s holding up well on itunes. Not sure if that’s a barometer of anything any more but most new releases outside of the household names sink without trace in the second week these days. So might be an indication all the positive buzz is working
survey of one - I’ve actually had TWO straight male friends post on social media this week that they love the album, without any prompting from me she’s UNITING THE WORLD folks
Down to #30 in the first midweeks
Sorry but after @funky ’s post
I was going to quote him with a snarky comment, but I'm afraid he'll leave us again.
With all the formats etc it was bound to happen. They should think about which song is likeliest to get radio play/threaten to cross over a bit. And the answer, surely, is Soul Control.
I'm listening to this album in full twice some days.
Sometimes I think the least essential song is Spotlight followed by Mirage, but they're properly great songs. Somehow everything else is just even better. I can't remember the last album where everything was so spot-on and delicious. without a creative fail or a few less-memorable hooks here and there. It's just an experience.
#29 last week sold just over 2.3k. So if she sells similarly, that's off 70% or so on the whole week. Chromatica lost 76%. Obviously they had very different starting positions, though. And I do think it likely she'll drop further.
TBH much as I adore this album it is an absolute niche gay interest record if ever I heard one. Just be thankful it exists at all.
It's no shade! But it's the one I skip, if I do!
THERE ARE NO SKIPS!
I think Spotlight is the least great song on it as well.
A What's Your Pleasure survivor would be fucking hell from the very first round
The album came across a bit, dare I say it, samey, on first listen. Subsequent listens are revealing the gems, so far "The Kill" and "Adore You" are my tracks of choice.
It must never happen
If we are talking album skips, Read My Lips is deffo the weal link for me. There's not quite enough SONG there for me. I get bored after a couple of minutes SORRY GAYS
Down to 30?
It’s practically a hate crime.
Streaming this again to help our Jessie out
Should we have another sync listen?
I wouldn't say I get bored of it, but Read My Lips is certainly a bit less essential than the remainder of the album. I don't think it offers that much that isn't covered better elsewhere.
oh I fucking love Read My Lips. it's a mood piece and it makes me wanna SHAKE my ASS
it’s ok I saw this midweeks online last night and this was also my reaction