The new Carly Rae Jepsen album is actually fantastic - Page 2 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Just the Bang and the Clatter
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-22-2015, 01:26 PM   #16
ONE
love, blood, life
 
prbiker15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Puerto Rico
Posts: 12,391
Local Time: 03:21 PM
Decided to get the deluxe version. This is a great album, I'm impressed.
__________________

__________________
prbiker15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2015, 03:48 PM   #17
Blue Crack Distributor
 
corianderstem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Seattle
Posts: 61,768
Local Time: 11:21 AM
Yeah, it's going right on my wish list. Fun album!
__________________

__________________
corianderstem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2015, 01:28 AM   #18
45:33
 
cobl04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: East Point to Shaolin
Posts: 52,963
Local Time: 06:21 AM
THAT FUCKING horrible i really really really like you song IS FROM THIS ALBUM?!?!

this makes it bearable but jesus shit
__________________
cobl04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2015, 04:51 AM   #19
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
nielsgov's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Belgium
Posts: 8,379
Local Time: 08:21 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LemonMelon View Post
It's free to listen on the browser version of Spotify. Just going to have a few ads along the way.
Haven't found it there either. Only the singles. Must be a regional thing.
__________________
nielsgov is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2015, 11:04 PM   #20
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
BigMacPhisto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 5,951
Local Time: 02:21 PM
The songs are too samey for my tastes...there's some of the best pop singles of the year sitting on this record though and I'll have fun listening to them in my digital library when someone uploads the inevitable torrent of Pitchfork's Top Songs of 2015, for example. But sitting through the entire album is a chore.
__________________
BigMacPhisto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2015, 11:14 PM   #21
A childless dog
 
LemonMelon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hollywoo
Posts: 64,555
Local Time: 11:21 AM
That's why I don't listen to the deluxe, although a lot of people seem to not mind it. 12 tracks, 45 minutes of this is absolutely perfect for me.

And now universal critical praise of this record is confirmed: strong 7/10 from Death Grips-loving punk rock fan Anthony Fantano. waiting on that A from Robert Christgau so we can get Laz on board.
__________________


Now.
LemonMelon is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2015, 11:16 PM   #22
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
iron yuppie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Pushing my wheel of love.
Posts: 8,863
Local Time: 01:21 PM
Listened to a few of these tracks - I'd say the potential is there, but they would be much better served by a more able vocalist. Put Jessie Ware on them and you have some killer songs.
__________________
iron yuppie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2015, 12:55 AM   #23
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
BigMacPhisto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 5,951
Local Time: 02:21 PM
This stuff is beneath Ware...her arrangements/lyrics don't all follow the same pattern like this album does. I agree though that Jepsen just doesn't have enough of an interesting voice to really carry the thing, but she does have talent and her sound suits some of the songs quite well.

Any given sub-genre usually only has a handful of records worth noticing in a given year, so this is definitely one of the best straight-ahead pop LPs of 2015. I can certainly understand the praise.
__________________
BigMacPhisto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2015, 01:01 AM   #24
A childless dog
 
LemonMelon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hollywoo
Posts: 64,555
Local Time: 11:21 AM
I do believe that Devotion is my favorite pop album of the decade so far, and honestly I hesitate to even pin it down as such, there's a great deal of variety and atmosphere at play there. I've heard all of Jessie Ware's work, I've seen her live at a very small venue...she's the real deal.

But I think CRJ has something here too. I think she has a great personality (if not a defined persona like Lady Gaga or Taylor Swift) and a voice that suits the material. Plus really killer production and a defined sound that she could own on future records. For now, this is something of a one off, but as she distances herself from her early work this may be the sound she gravitates toward.
__________________


Now.
LemonMelon is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2015, 03:48 PM   #25
ONE
love, blood, life
 
mad1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Angie Jolie lover from Belfast Norn Ireland. I LOVE YOU ANGIE! Im a Bono fan!
Posts: 13,151
Local Time: 08:21 PM
she don't look her age but I agree, her songs are funky fun!
__________________
mad1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2015, 10:58 PM   #26
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Mack_Again's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Not Osaka
Posts: 5,352
Local Time: 02:21 PM
OK im so embarrassed to say this but I might like her album genuinely because of catchy-ness. i mean what's wrong with recent pop songs that aren't catchy? what the fuck?
__________________
Mack_Again is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2015, 02:27 AM   #27
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 80,208
Local Time: 11:21 AM
I enjoy this, I don't know that I'd use the word "Fantastic" to describe it. But I think she beat Destroyer at the saxophone game .
__________________
bono_212 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2015, 07:05 AM   #28
Blue Crack Supplier
 
lazarus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 36,132
Local Time: 11:21 AM
Count me in.

I listened to the deluxe version, which did wear a bit thin by the end. And I do feel that I Really Like You is one of the weakest songs. But damn, Run Away With Me, the title track, Boy Problems, and Let's Get Lost, to name a handful, are just infectious.

I also went back and acquired Madonna's first two albums, which I had on cassette way back when but never owned on CD and hadn't heard in a long time. There really isn't much difference between Madonna and CRJ if we're only going to judge the recordings in a vacuum. It's straight up pop bliss. Madonna had the persona to push her material to another level, but she's really one of a kind in that regard. The actual material pre-True Blue isn't that special in terms of the tracks themselves.

Emotion is better than anything Britney Spears ever released, that's for sure.
__________________
lazarus is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2016, 05:25 AM   #29
A childless dog
 
LemonMelon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hollywoo
Posts: 64,555
Local Time: 11:21 AM
She's back.



Queen Carly delivered again. This is a great set of new tracks.

Being a very album-centric listener, I wish she had just released Emotion in its standard form initially and saved those bonus tracks for this so we could have had two full albums a year apart. That's OK, I can just make a playlist out of them.
__________________


Now.
LemonMelon is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2016, 06:08 AM   #30
A childless dog
 
LemonMelon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hollywoo
Posts: 64,555
Local Time: 11:21 AM
And here is that playlist, a combination of the original tracks from Emotion deluxe and Side B, sequenced into a coherent album:

1. First Time
2. Body Language
3. Higher
4. Fever
5. Store
6. Cry
7. I Didn't Just Come Here to Dance
8. Black Heart
9. The One
10. Love Again
11. Roses
12. Never Get to Hold You
13. Favorite Colour

It'll make for a nice break whenever you want to listen to some CRJ but don't want to get burned out on Emotion.
__________________

__________________


Now.
LemonMelon is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com