R&B was the comeback genre of the year last year, HAVENT YOU HEARD!?
New Ciara track, co-written by Future, prod. by Mike Will
Not overly impressed.
badmanreturns | 14 Jan '13, 13:21 | ^ This | Reply
Gonna listent after lunch
Kinds sits between R&B/Hip-hop for me, its pretty good. Pretty much on a par with that mixtape Astronaut Status at least.
Apart from that I've been on this: http://cassiecollective.tumblr.com/
I love it, been listening quite a bit over the last couple months.
"Ha, I knew you'd say that. Um, I've just been working really hard. I'm a perfectionist and, when it comes to people I want to work with, I have changed my mind, like, millions of times. I started work on this new record in 2007 and I only feel right now that it's coming together."
"I never feel like I've been pushed towards a certain thing, but now, at 26, I do feel like I have integrity over my output, you know? There's a fine line between saying, 'You can't tell me what I can and can't do,' and taking on board people's opinions."
As much as I like Cassie, I'm not sitting through 3.5 hours of outtakes. That's impressive dedication to the cause.
sure their must be a few killer tracks on there.
THEIR THEIR THEIR
but they are still available through the tumblr user's sharebeast, if you do a bit googling (i didnt have the third one until today)
has a mixtape out you might remember his single liquid love from last year http://www.audiomack.com/album/chris-turner/lovelife-is-a-challenge
Chrisette michele has a new mix tape out which sounds really good esp the tracks with glasper & Bilalhttp://coast2coastmixtapes.com/mixtapes/mixtapedetail.aspx/chrisette-michele-audrey-hepburn-an-audiovisual-presentation
Look forward to the new Jose James record which is due around feb, feats Pino palledino & robert glasper so the bands gonna be pretty tight and his signed to blue note now which is pretty cool, widen his audience.
was one of the best songs from 2012 for sure. I know its been around since '11 but got an EP release last year so yeah.
He really went for a Voodoo vibe on that, interested to see if he keeps going that path or mixes it up. Sounds like he is trying to get that sound if he went and got Pino for a full length.
so bad. Cool song tho
What were they thinking? She used to be in Dirty Money right? I loved that album, totally underrated.I guess people just couldn't take Diddy making a 'house' influenced album seriously.
Album is really good.
kinda flat, not really my kind of thing but thats a very popular sound at the mo
regular r&b IS bedroom r&b though!
So good. We definitely need a new volume.:)
I'll make another mix at some point.
http://youtu.be/cJzRZ0T5ewc Timberland's definitely still got it.
but its cool after the intro. Robin Thicke lite but still cool.
Even if the beat is just breakbeat house rip off.
But I really love this song. Its very understated and not at all what I was expecting.
where you been man?
The most positive thing I have to say about it is at least its produced by David Guetta.
deconstructing the whole 'indie r&b' thing a little. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SHHdJE7kMws
It's funny that nobody actually identifies themselves under that umbrella and are mostly really uncomfortable with it.
Couldn't really get into the last album as much as the first, never really found there to be a time where I was in the mood for it.
This whole 'indie r&b' term needs to fuck off though.
stuff that I like and stuff that I can't stand.
Looking forward to the album a lot.
but just in case: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fo2gOjag8OQ
just had no idea how to translate that post. Cryptic stuff.
This is kind of in that same vein of stuff I dont like that much. Too flat and wimpy or something? Just not what I like or look for personally.
What do you like about it?
It's just really breathy and catchy. That's the best track off that 3 track EP, think the album has a lot of potential. Can understand it being called 'wimpy' though ha.
Also loving this new Tweet track
What was her album from last year like?
The slower ballady stuff is the best on it.
Hell, she even started following me on twitter cos last.fm automatically posted that all i'd listened too last week was her and Marvin Gaye. Such a great EP. Feel like I'm back in 2004 when I put it on. This is a good thing.
Between that and this K Roosevelt http://www.earmilk.com/2013/01/10/k-roosevelt-rosegold-ep/ and the new Jose James I am set up for a while.
Read about him in some Hit-Boy interview last year. I'll get on it. I'm enjoying this trend of 'behind the scenes' songwriters finding success now R&B seems to be getting big. The Dream set the precedent I guess? But there's Ocean, BJ the Chicago Kid and a load of the Surf School guys. Crazy how much talent there is in such integral positions who never even get heard of.
What's your favourite track on that Alston EP? Can't get enough of 'You Do That' and 'Pioneer' at the moment.
vaguely nsfw unofficial youtube link
TO GET THAT PLAY BY PLAY
1) Counting is TOO good and nothing else really lives up to it.
2) Warning is actually painful to listen to, hate it.
3) He seems to sort of run out of ideas/lyrics in the second half of the album and just keeps whacking out the falsetto and saying 'baby' over and over again.
Point 3 may change given a few more listens. I've listened to the first half loads though and it's banging. Just a bit inconsistent.
Loved the last record, but I thought Play by Play was the first leak off of is. Just listened to Counting on YouTube and holy fuck.
Gonna get on the new album now.
It's just incredible. The strength of the best tracks really makes up for the flaws of the other songs on the record to be honest.
A lot of the R&B I've taken an interest in is slinky and pared down, so this is a refreshing counterpoint. Judging by the similarities to Channel Pressure (and the fact that Software are involved in the release), I'm guessing Joel Ford and Daniel Lopatin had a lot to do with the production on Anxiety; I'm really looking forward to hearing a high quality version for the sonic flourishes that are lost in a shitty Youtube link. Good chance this will be my AOTY.
and I'm not a big fan of Diplo work.
That song is kinda special imo. Bulletproof. Just hooks on hooks on hooks
I thought maybe it'd be the start of Diplo making good music. But as this shows he's back to making boring knock offs.
altho listening now I really only like it cos of Katys vocals.
stream it here:
Can't say any tracks really stand out on first listen but it's really pleasant.
Glad I got tickets to see them in a few months, seems like they could be pretty special live:
Luke James, Tiffany Evans, Jose James (wow), Bilal (wow, streaming at NPR) and those other ones listed upthread.
Wrote a lil review of Anxiety over here as well:
Produced by Mike Will, co-written by Future.
but with Ciara, Mike Will and Future.
same ghost town djs sample innit - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtWqAxeDeEk
but man... mike will knows how to make the late night a great night
interesting concept and decent enough, but doesn't get me particularly excited. bit '1 album a year your mum buys from tesco'.
enjoying it for now but can imagine in a week or so I'll never revisit it again
I thought I too might loose interest quickly but if anything it's grown on me. The second half is really stunning.
I like the feel of it and production; washes over me in quite a pleasant way but in terms of hooks and memorable melodies etc can't really pick anything out.
The subtlety is a major part of the attraction for me. There is so much beauty in the small sonic details, though. Love the mix overall, bass up high. That's something that really plagued his last album.
headed to lunch but I'll dive in with more details in a bit.
I was really hoping this might restore my hopes for (the album eventually known as) IV Play. It hasn't. I mean people might think Love King and FILA were weak singles but they were so much better than this. Even Dope Bitch was better than this.
I feel like its in the same class as FILA which is basically just Dream by numbers as well. Love King at least had a memorable hook and tons of memorable lines.
Speaking of Dream, you gonna fill out a ballot for the poll?
i love it
It's the first video from her upcoming mixtape "RockaByeBaby".
2. Paradise feat. Wiz Khalifa
3. Take Care of Me Baby feat. Pusha T
4. Addiction feat. French Montana
5. Numb feat. Rick Ross
6. Sound of Love feat. Jeremih
7. I Love It feat. Fabolous
9. I Know Whatcha Want
10. Turn Up feat. Meek Millz
11. Do My Dance feat. Too Short
12. Bad Bitches feat. Ester Dean
13. All My Love
new young artist from Miami released his debut EP on Symbols.
Great new track from notts based Harleighblu.
seems like a good direction for her.
Castles especially https://soundcloud.com/justsza/01-castles-prod-felix-snow?in=justsza/sets/s-ep some of it's kinda boring though, but there's two more eps on the way and i'm hopeful
DLing now. thanks
top 5 was a bit predicatble: burn, if i ain't got you, walked out of heaven, could it be and southside.
from it, though, i deduced that there simply is not enough compositing work in recent music videos. we need more fake highways and palm trees on fire. miguel take note.
not enough snowglobes either
Totally forgot about that song.
I had to take 112 but it was hard.
I like the addition of the awkwardly acted interlude in the new Body Party video
More of that please too
It's not quite his Pyramids, but given his sound had worn itself a little thin over the Trilogy, I'm enjoying this a lot more than I thought I would
New album sounding good, been wondering what she'd been up too, what is it something like 8 years since her last record.
these songs are good: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHrZk5PtF1I
i'm a bit wary of white guy r&b, but this is alright: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkWWJ9W5300
drake signed this guy recently, this sounds kind of like 'marvin's room': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zabAzltSQc8
I just cant get into that stuff like Lapalux. I think Rhye is the closest thing to that style that I like.
although that doesn't really fit in here.
still drake though, cause of his bloody vocals
but yeah, Miguel would've done it better.
Been playing it all morning.
please send help
Got a spare ticket that I don't want to waste, buy me a pint or something.
bit weak in the middle but the first run of 5 tracks are solid gold
& that whole album
I don't think anything reaches to the high of I Do Take but its a solid album front to back.
this song in particular is gorgeous (it's also produced by ryan hemsworth):
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