Quite an accomplishment for a song that's so simple in terms of music and instrumentation, to end up sounding so rich and layered and ethereal. Your post led me to read a bit about them - apparently the emotion that's conveyed by this piece is one of their trademarks. And it certainly evokes emotion. The official music video is equally dark and layered - a real piece of art.
Absolutely, the official video was incredibly powerful. For some reason I like the striped-down version a bit more, seems a bit darker and more personal but both are fantastic.
Just had to share this, was absolutely beautiful and want to hear what y'all have to say
Prince, when asked if he would ever perform alongside a hologram of a dead musician: "That’s the most demonic thing imaginable. Everything is as it is, and it should be. If I was meant to jam with Duke Ellington, we would have lived in the same age."
According to TMZ, Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl Halftime performance will feature a hologram of Prince.
Prince was actually asked about the topic in an interview from 1998, and he was vehemently against it.
“You people must realize that the public owns you for life, and when you’re dead, you’ll all be in commercials dancing with vacuum cleaners.”
– Homer Simpson
we'll just have to do some editing to make his hologram say he's into the idea now, and endorse whatever product they pay him to (by pay him i mean pay whoever does the editing effects)
This is why you should have your last will and testament, people!! Even if you aren’t planning on dying anytime soon. It’s so surprising to me prince didn’t have one, this guy was always in SUCH control of his art and how he was marketed and seen, yet he didn’t leave ANY instructions for after he dies? It’s insane. Sure, he wasn’t PLANNING on dying but who is? Shame.
"It is my great honor to play with Justin Timberlake as a hologram, enjoy Pepsi!"
They also announced festival dates and the site immediately crashed.
The hype is absolutely real and put me on that train!
After a waiting of 5 years, their new record is likely coming soon, as much hinted and interviews.
Oh boy I can't wait to overanalyze this geometric shape
The actual worst of the 5. Classic Grammys
It’d be like if The Oscars gave out Best Picture to the Fast and the Furious or Star Wars or something every year
This just confirms that the Grammys don’t give a fuck about awarding innovation or creativity. The winners tonight were the safest, most boring choices possible. The idea that Bruno deserved his reward over Kendrick and Lorde or Ed winning over Kesha and Gaga is just laughable.
Without question the worst of the albums nominated
Grammy Discussion Thread 2018
After ten minutes of searching, here is the discussion thread for the Grammy's
Thank god Logic gave out the suicide hotline. I need to call em right now after Bruno took that W.
Melodrama was robbed
Bruno had a good album but Kendrick or Gambino should’ve won that. Hands down
Everybody was robbed. I honestly didn’t even realize 24k was released last year because it sounds so generic. It sounds like a song that came out years ago.
Now that the first great Aussie tradition of listening to the Hottest 100 is done, it’s time for the second great Aussie tradition; bitching about the Hottest 100.
Facebook and twitter are already blowing up, as they do literally every year.
Well done Kung-fu kenny. humble is an absolute banger and absolutely deserves number 1
It's the state of origin for people that call footy sportsball
Gang of Youths get 3 songs in the top 10 and the album of the year "winner" gets none in the 100 :thinking:
Triple J - Hottest 100 Countdown 2017
And Happy hottest 100 day! Today, Australian radio station Triple J will countdown the largest music poll in the world, where thousands of people around the world vote on their favourite songs of 2017. Last year saw Flume take out the countdown with his hit Never Be Like You (ft. Kai). This year, Kendrick Lamar appears to have the best chance of any international act of taking out the countdown, whilst local artists Gang of Youths and Methyl Ethel are some strong Australian contenders.
The Hottest 100 will start at 12pm AEDT and this thread will update as it goes on. There is generally a heavy Australian focus in the countdown, hopefully helping to expose a lot of great, upcoming local artists to the rest of the world!
I will personally be hoping that Gang of Youths take out the number 1 spot - their latest album is one of the best by any Australian group in recent history but was largely slept on internationally. Would also love to see the War on Drugs feature as well a breakout artist in Winston Surfshirt who dropped one of the most unique Australian albums of the year.
A Spotify playlist by triple j can be found here
89. DMA’s - Dawning
62. Khalid - Saved
46. Mallrat - Better
THE TOP 10
2. Gang of Youths - Let Me Down Easy you're joking should've been higher
For any non Aussies who stumble upon this thread triple j is a national publicly funded radio station (similar to the bbc stations). It's a youth focused radio station, and typically plays upcoming Australian artists and alternative international acts. Whilst it has become more mainstream throughout the years, the vast majority of music played is not music found in the top 20.
The hottest 100 is an annual countdown, for over 25 years. It's been claimed to be the biggest countdown worldwide, don't know if that's still the case. But there was over 2 million votes cast this year. Definelty worth listening to if you want to be introduced to some banging tunes you haven't heard of, or relive some of the best tunes from this year.
Is Liability about Steve Smith in the ODI team?
Tuning in purely to scoff at how high/low each song makes it, as is tradition.
Her name was actually Tash Grape before the start of that song.
You know what's great about music? No matter how old you get, no matter how indifferent towards new music you become, it never fails that some band or artist will come along to knock you right on your jaded ass.
Currently, for me (mid-50s old dude) that "new" band is The Decemberists. (Who aren't really all that new, I know.)
I'm on my third album today, The King Is Dead, having already listened to What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, Castaways and Cutouts, and The Crane Wife, in that order.
Wow, these folks are beautiful. Gives me hope for the future, seeing successive generations picking up the old musical traditions and making them their own.
Late 30’s here. You’re all probably already on this, but Spotify has changed the game for me. Buy the premium version and based on what you listen to, Spotify sends you a ‘Discover Weekly’ playlist every Monday with 30 songs it thinks you’ll like. Sure, some of them are misses, but I shit you not, that feeling you talk about- getting knocked on your ass by a brand new sound- I know exactly what you mean, and there are a lot more bands out there that are capable of that than you think.
The other thing I found is that a lot of the bands I like from my Discover Weekly are pretty new to the scene, and it’s not hard to find cheap tickets in small venues to see them hone their craft. Shit- some of these Artists are already fucking incredible Live. Granted, I live in the amazing city of Bellingham- and we get a lot of starving artists traveling between Seattle and BC- so I’m spoiled, but still.
Lastly, It’s always a gut punch when I’m really getting into a band and then I find out they just played in the bar down the street 2 months ago! BandsInTown has been a great app for that. Plus it connects to Spotify which really dials it in.
I'm forty, grew up listening to punk rock and a lot of indie stuff and just discovered Herbie Hancock and a lot of other Jazz. I finally understand the appeal.
Massive jazz fan since my teens, especially artists from the 50s and 60s. You're in for a wild ride, my friend.
obligatory recs:Miles Davis - Kind of Blue Dexter Gordon - Billie's Bounce John Coltrane - A Love Supreme Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else
In about 2009, when my dad was in his 60s, he told me about this great new band he’d been listening to, and asked if I’d ever heard of them... AC/DC.
Mark E Smith of The Fall Passes Away
After a period of poor health (including performing in a wheelchair) it seems Mark E has succumb. Thanks for the total chaos.
"They fail to realize that 99.9 per cent of people with a healthy diet will eventually die."
One of my favorite quotes from him. RIP you fantastic bastard.
Rest-uh ... in-ah ... piece-ahhh
I'm crying y'all. RIP fuckface
edit: Y'all should listen to the final song off their final album called Nine out of Ten. I really think it sounds like a send-off. The last few minutes is a disgusting guitar work. Sounds like death
I loved seeing him live, never knew what the hell would happen. Once he took the mic out into the beer garden, bummed a ciggie off someone and finished the song outside. Then proceeded to do the rest of the gig up on the balcony. Legendary character.