The purpose built next generation interstellar Dawn Richard thread

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oh thank god. i have finally found a way to make this work.

and In the Hearts Tonight ALONE ugh wow ugh wow what

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Monday, 14 January 2013 19:57 (six years ago) link

Proggers exist, but they think Dream Theater is hip and cutting edge.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 14 January 2013 20:09 (six years ago) link

(Obviously not every one but...too many.)

Ned Raggett, Monday, 14 January 2013 20:09 (six years ago) link

midtempo clapping, too!

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Monday, 14 January 2013 20:27 (six years ago) link

i.e. frequency!

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Monday, 14 January 2013 20:27 (six years ago) link

also, never stop with the c0rny spoken word interludes dawn <3

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Monday, 14 January 2013 20:27 (six years ago) link

woah @ all of this. brb picking my jaw up from the floor

prolego, Monday, 14 January 2013 20:32 (six years ago) link

man. i liked 86 but didn't love it in the context of it being the first single post-armor on.

but 3/4 of the way through GoldenHeart oh my goodness it's fucking devastating.

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Monday, 14 January 2013 20:40 (six years ago) link

just finished and I'm not gonna play it again til it's released

but I will say that 'whiteout' seems to have been more predictive than we had thought, so allow me to say

i told u

ok listening finally

bish (bosch), don't kill my vibe (rennavate), Monday, 14 January 2013 21:08 (six years ago) link

EACH SWING I COUNTER I LOOK TO MY FATHER
I ASK HIM FOR FAVOUR TO TAKE DOWN THIS MONSTER
ALL FOR THE HONOUR IT GAVE ME THE POWER
TO DO LIKE NO OTHER TO SAY I HAVE CONQUERED

lex pretend, Monday, 14 January 2013 21:24 (six years ago) link

the outro's really pretty as are other parts of this album but especially the outro

The Reverend, Monday, 14 January 2013 21:26 (six years ago) link

it's p hard to fuck up claire de lune tbh, probably the greatest song ever written (no lie)

outro is wonderful, seriously one of the most affecting and satisfying finales to an album i can recall i think

pure pure pure after-the-curtain-falls lonely spotlight schmaltz but so good

even its borrowedness is meaningful

r|t|c, Monday, 14 January 2013 21:30 (six years ago) link

the 'pretty wicked things'/'goldenheart' suite p much completely rejects this reading of dawn as mildly autistic fantasist

the sorrow for the "fallen tales" of the former, then the yearning once more for "white knights, white horses" of the latter is a prism you can read the entire album through

r|t|c, Monday, 14 January 2013 21:45 (six years ago) link

The final third of this album is fantastic, although I'm a bit underwhelmed by the rest, especially the first third. Think it's something to do with Dawn's vocal presence, like she's gone for for stateliness over the snap of Armor On and Tell Tale Heart. Like she sounds like she's floating over the top of the battle surrounded by a disc of light when on previous records she'd have been right in the fray.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 15 January 2013 09:43 (six years ago) link

'86 video. danity kane tribute or shade?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-C_NAt6uHY

lex pretend, Tuesday, 15 January 2013 11:44 (six years ago) link

the album actually took several listens for me to really get my head around/into it (partly because i only had an unmastered copy for ages) but it was def the less in-your-face final third that took the most time for me to fall for.

i loved "bombs" and "automatic", but even on armor on, by the end of the ep you'd pretty much left them behind, and it would feel odd for similar songs with that hip-hop snap to be on goldenheart...

lex pretend, Tuesday, 15 January 2013 11:47 (six years ago) link

Yeah I'm definitely prepared for it to open up before me, but the final third clicked immediately, maybe because the vocal melodies are stronger. I'm kind of missing the rhythmic tricksiness of Armor On as well, a lot of this one is very... hymnal, even over the bangers. Northern Lights is great though.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 15 January 2013 11:57 (six years ago) link

there's so much going on rhythmically here though - all those handclaps interacting with the main rhythm line in so many of the tracks...

lex pretend, Tuesday, 15 January 2013 11:59 (six years ago) link

does anyone else have the problem that 'gleaux' just makes you want to go and listen to Last Train To Paris another eleven times? (i can only assume that's why pretty wicked things comes next, to keep you from wandering away)

my chemtrails romance (c sharp major), Tuesday, 15 January 2013 12:20 (six years ago) link

it would feel odd for similar songs with that hip-hop snap to be on goldenheart...

Why? There are some pretty in-your-face beats on the first half of the album, it's full of battle imagery.

I suppose the chorus of Pretty Wicked Thing encapsulates the sort of thing I'm getting at, there are several moments here where her vocal presence and melodies don't quite do justice to the force of the track (and the production is great throughout).

Matt DC, Tuesday, 15 January 2013 12:30 (six years ago) link

this album is fucking nuts, and also completely incredible

monotony, Tuesday, 15 January 2013 12:45 (six years ago) link

kind of curious to see how reviewers approach it, especially with the full-on commitment to the warrior motif, and the lack of pop / calling-card track to rally around

but like, the gauntlet for AOTY 2013 has well and truly been thrown down

monotony, Tuesday, 15 January 2013 12:51 (six years ago) link

lol that our mutual love of dawn has turned us all into LARPers

Ξ̿̿̿̿̿̿Ξ̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿Ξ̿̿̿̿̿̿ (乒乓), Tuesday, 15 January 2013 12:53 (six years ago) link

LARP&B

Ξ̿̿̿̿̿̿Ξ̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿Ξ̿̿̿̿̿̿ (乒乓), Tuesday, 15 January 2013 12:53 (six years ago) link

somebody needs to cut the 86 video to just the fight scenes and dub MORTAL KOOOMBAAAT over it

Ξ̿̿̿̿̿̿Ξ̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿Ξ̿̿̿̿̿̿ (乒乓), Tuesday, 15 January 2013 12:53 (six years ago) link

dawn is seaux pretty~~~ my heart is gonna expleauxde

Ξ̿̿̿̿̿̿Ξ̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿Ξ̿̿̿̿̿̿ (乒乓), Tuesday, 15 January 2013 12:54 (six years ago) link

if any reviewers cover it at all (apart from already known fans) it'll be a minor victory

lex pretend, Tuesday, 15 January 2013 12:55 (six years ago) link

lmao @ the actual golden heart she picks up from the forest floor, I wonder if she bought it on etsy

Ξ̿̿̿̿̿̿Ξ̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿Ξ̿̿̿̿̿̿ (乒乓), Tuesday, 15 January 2013 12:57 (six years ago) link

my goal in life is to go to a comiccon w/ dawn

Ξ̿̿̿̿̿̿Ξ̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿Ξ̿̿̿̿̿̿ (乒乓), Tuesday, 15 January 2013 12:57 (six years ago) link

that 86 video is really lame

queef ka queef (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:34 (six years ago) link

if any reviewers cover it at all (apart from already known fans) it'll be a minor victory

― lex pretend, Tuesday, January 15, 2013 6:55 AM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

its getting near universal love on my twitter feed anyway im sure its just a thinkpiece away from being called the most brilliant record ever made or w/e

rap steve gadd (D-40), Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:35 (six years ago) link

i like it but think its sounds kind of same-y

rap steve gadd (D-40), Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:35 (six years ago) link

lol @ anyone who thought the chief keef album displayed wildly varying styles thinking this album sounds same-y

乒乓, Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:37 (six years ago) link

you have to be kidding me

rap steve gadd (D-40), Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:37 (six years ago) link

yeah tbh I'm trollin u a lil bit

乒乓, Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:38 (six years ago) link

haha 乒乓 otm

some dude, Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:38 (six years ago) link

only a lil tho

乒乓, Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:39 (six years ago) link

kinda trolly but also true

lex pretend, Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:40 (six years ago) link

i mean if you think an album that contains "riot", "gleaux" and "300" sounds samey, uhhh

lex pretend, Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:40 (six years ago) link

i should have known better than to challenge the great consensus record of january 2013 but while i like individual tracks over the course of the record this sounds way more of a piece than a rap record that had what 5 different producers that included tracks recorded for three different projects

rap steve gadd (D-40), Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:41 (six years ago) link

its getting near universal love on my twitter feed anyway

well ditto but i can pretty much name every critic who loves it, which is not the same thing as people outside this twitter circle giving a fuck, which they didn't about armor on

lex pretend, Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:41 (six years ago) link

nahhhh it's not a consensus record. a bunch of people love it but there are certain people i follow who are kind of bellwethers for consensus hype records (more industry-focused journalists etc) and they don't care at all

lex pretend, Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:43 (six years ago) link

yes but you being able to name everyone who likes it doesnt mean that ppl wont all be loving it in 2 mo. after the guilt-tripping thinkpieces about why this is being slept on. i mean, it just went #1 on itunes R&B/soul

to me, this record is cool but in a faint echoes of LTTP way, but where that record had variety, this one sticks to pretty much one overarching feel, imo. LTTP is the record w/ which by comparison this feels 'samey'

idk like i said ... i like it. it just feels premature that everyone is so completely on board from jump

rap steve gadd (D-40), Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:44 (six years ago) link

if we're gonna fight about this album i'm gonna need some sandals and a shield, brb

some dude, Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:45 (six years ago) link

nah all you need is love on your armoured chest

a thousand soldiers against one sword

lex pretend, Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:45 (six years ago) link


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