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Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:42 PM

^Loved The Archandroid, but I haven't checked out her new one yet.

 

 

 

Kaleidoscope Dream (the album) is some really good shit.



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 07:19 PM



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:06 AM

So Matangi leaked, for any M.I.A. fans in here.



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Posted 17 November 2013 - 06:42 PM

Had no idea how much adoration people have for Janelle Monae's albums. Looks like I have two more LP's on my 'Need-to-be-Downloaded' list.

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 06:47 PM

She's amazing. :) I bought The Electric Lady on release day.



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 09:21 PM

 

Kelela is awesome. Download her mixtape, the production is bonkers.



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 09:30 PM

Who's listened to D'Angelo's albums before?

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 09:56 PM

Who's listened to D'Angelo's albums before?

 

I own both of them - I feel like the sound D'Angelo had with "Brown Sugar" everyone else in the R&B world didn't catch on until late 90's-early last decade. And "Voodoo" still holds up now if you compare it to the last 5-10 years of R&B albums. It has old school feel, but it doesn't sound dated at all.

 

 

But yeah, it's been 13 years since Voodoo and I've begun to treat a new album from him like I how I treat us ever getting "Detox" from Dre: I'll believe it when I see it.


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Posted 10 December 2013 - 06:12 AM

Who's listened to D'Angelo's albums before?

 

Voodoo is one of my favourite R&B albums of all time. I'm hoping this new project he has slated for next year lives up to the quality of his past two albums.


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Posted 13 December 2013 - 03:00 PM

I also need to check out D'Angelo's stuff.

 

 

Oh, and Beyoncé released a "visual album" out of the blue, including collabs with Drake, Frank Ocean and Jay-Z. Need to check that shit out now.



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 05:34 PM

I haven't listened to D'Angelo's stuff either, I just wanted other peoples' take on how their music sounded to them. Whether it had a certain impact on them.

Oh shit, "visual album"? On YouTube by any chance?

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 06:03 PM

No, you can only see the full videos if you buy the whole thing on iTunes (haven't seen the videos leaked so far). There are only 30 sec previews on YouTube.

 

The album's actually pretty good. I've never listened to an album by hers, she never appealed to me. I only checked this out because of the features to be honest. Lyrically it's mostly alright, but the production is top-notch (Pharrell, Timbaland, 40, JT). Standout songs are Blow (this song is sex), Partition, Mine (feat. Drake) and Superpower (feat. Frank Ocean).



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 08:49 PM

How did my *Censored*, Frankie Ocean do?

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 11:27 PM

Pretty sick tbh, they both sing the same stuff at the same time, wouldn't call it a duet though.

R Kelly has dropped album of the year.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:09 AM

Beyoncé's album is on an 85 (Metacritic) so far, holy shiz. Never have I seen a modern female artist already generate this much acclaim.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 01:45 PM

Beyoncé's album is on an 85 (Metacritic) so far, holy shiz. Never have I seen a modern female artist already generate this much acclaim.


She's just dropped an album out if the blue, no single, no press release, nothing.

Massive accomplishment tbh.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 01:46 PM

Never been a Beyonce fan, so all the hype doesn't mean anything to me.

 

But that R. Kelly album? I bought it on Wednesday evening after work and have been blasting it ever since. 


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:10 PM

Is R. Kelly's one really that good?

 

 

Janelle Monáe's new album is holy balls amazing. Daaamn.



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 09:46 PM

Is R. Kelly's one really that good?

 

 

Janelle Monáe's new album is holy balls amazing. Daaamn.

 

I enjoyed R. Kelly's album, so I would say it's worth the hype. Kelly is going the grown folks route and staying there.

 

And I still don't understand why everyone is listening to Janelle - she's the one few innovative female singers out there. I saw her open up for Bruno Mars (there was also this really good - and cute -  male singer named Mayer Hawthorne who also had an opening slot for this show as well) about 3 years ago and she blew me away with how much energy and passion she brings to her performance. I was hooked ever since.