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  • Birthday 07/24/1991

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  1. Coldplay just announced that their ninth studio album, Music of the Spheres, will drop October 15 and is executive produced by pop legend Max Martin, whom the band called "a true wonder of the universe". The artwork and imagery of this era is VERY Chromatica to me so maybe Maxy never left that universe... Thoughts? I really haven't listened to Coldplay after high school (during the Mylo Xyloto era with the Rihanna bop), but I've always appreciated their message and live performances. The first single, "Higher Power", is all right. But it leaves me feeling a little underwhelmed like Lorde's "Solar Power". Maybe record labels are struggling to find lead singles that will connect with everyone. Oftentimes, I feel as though they end up connecting with no one except the die-hards. This is why deep cuts are usually/always my favorite on a big pop album like this. At the end of the day, alternative songs with deeper meanings just cannot compete with s**, wap, and *** on the radio. But I'm excited for new Max Martin music in 2021.
  2. I think both Doja Cat and Dua Lipa have laser-like focus in the music industry. Neither is jaded or burnt out (yet). They want to be where all the other ICONS are, so they are trying really hard ... and it shows (even during close-ups at awards shows!). And I think it's working for both of them. Planet Her sought to achieve what Ari's Dangerous Woman achieved, and it hits high marks for me but icon status will be determined probably by her 4th or 5th record. Excited to be on the journey and on her planet for the time being. Hot take: Planet Her is the Best Pop Album of the year so far. Please don't be SOUR
  3. I COULDN'T AGREE MORE. Chromatica is a good pop album, made even more special during the pandemic we all endured. It picked me up on some dark days. But When Madonna made the return to dance pop (with Ray of Light), for example, it was not only brilliant but a "game changer". I think we all wanted a game changer. But an artists' game changer record cannot be predicted. This is why I try to avoid any and all hype.
  4. TRUE. Most pop stars only have a high school degree. So sad! I have two masters and working on a PhD and I'm still learning every day! Be best, y'all!
  5. I've said this before, and I'll say it again. Faz Gostoso should have been the first single from Madame X. WHAT was her team thinking? I would prefer something like she did for her 2001 project, GHV2 Remixed (The Best Of 1991-2001). I love running to this mix. Really hard to find a copy of this now.
  6. Is it just me or do you also see fireworks for each track? THIS WAS BEFORE 'FIREWORK' BY KATY PERRY, Y'ALL!
  7. I wanna hear this at 2am in a club packed with bravehearts.
  8. Interscope giving nothing to her video budget, but she's literally giving everything
  9. Haha! Also, "Scream" is 100% the precursor to "Scream & Shout" 3 years later. Let's be real... will.i.am knew it was still the s*** and repurposed it for Britney
  10. Flesh Tone, the fifth studio album by American singer Kelis, was released 11 years ago in the spring of 2010 by Interscope Records. A distinct departure from the R&B/Hip-Hop sound of her previous albums, the mastering on this project features heavy hitters like David Guetta, Boys Noize, Burns, will.i.am, and Benny Benassi. The album is VERY 2010, but in some ways ahead of its time (seriously!). With EDM dominating the airwaves back then, it's amazing how many people slept on this record! I loved playing Flesh Tone during my summer 2010 outings. I wasn't out yet, but the album found me before I left for college (and started... you know... experimenting ). While the album is "an ode to motherhood", re-listening to this album during Pride Month 2021 has made me realize how many songs are dedicated to embracing your identity and "emancipating" yourself -- a message I was struggling with, if not suppressing. Clocking under just 40 minutes with nine tracks (plus stellar interludes), I submit Flesh Tone is a lost gem of the 2010s. Competing for the same radio play as Ke$Ha, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, and hell, even Justin Bieber, I feel as though Kelis got lost in the mix. This is quite unfortunate considering at how fun this record is and how great Kelis is at flawlessly hopping from the slinky production of Pharrell Williams to the booming bass of the Benassi Bros. Not many artists can genre hop like that. Disappointed with Flesh Tone's performance, she left Interscope and joined a British independent label, Ninja Tune, for the release of Food, a soul album with a diverse musical style incorporating funk and Afrobeat. It was very much a passion project, embracing her roots and saying farewell to mainstream dance pop. But I don't think Flesh Tone is bad or even dated. In fact, I like it more than I did 11 years ago. What do you think of Flesh Tone? Is it a good record? Does it stand the test of time? Or is it a ? ***In May 2021, Kelis announced that she was likely to title her upcoming seventh studio album, Sound Mind, and I'm here for it. Midnight Snacks, is thought to be the lead single. Sounds like old Tasty Kelis to me.***
  11. I first discovered Slayyyter when I moved to Boston. SUCH a moment. If Britney/In The Zone were PG-13, Slayyyter's mixtape was a hard R. I LOVE her cover of Everytime. Will give this a listen!
  12. but at least 333,000 streams... so it will chart in the Billboard Top 200!
  13. I always considered Nightride as a mixtape. According to Wiki, "Tinashe confirmed in 2019 that she considers Nightride her second studio album, however her former label, RCA Records, did not and that was the reason the album did not get promoted, did not get a proper lead single and she could not tour for the album. She said multiple times that she and her label had creative differences, which led to them not releasing it as a proper album as it was not the kind of pop music they wanted from her." WHY IS SHE SO CRIMINALLY UNDERRATED?
  14. It's worth a lot now! How much did you sell it for. I still love this album, better than Emotion for me...
  15. Missy Elliot made an iconic song/video called Pass That Dutch (featured in Mean Girls when you first see Regina George, btw). There's a lyric in the song that goes, "I can take your man I don't have to s** 'em, hang 'em out the window call me Micheal Jackson." That line was followed by, "I'm a pain in your rectum, I am that b***h y'all slept on." STILL ICONIC.
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