She and Urie are seen arguing in charmingly stilted French accents, setting the stage for an eye-popping, effects-laden fantasia of a make-up session that includes antagonistic clouds, Easter egg-colored pantsuits, liquid dresses, and a 1960s-style variety show. We're committed to keeping our content free and accessible—meaning no paywalls or subscription fees—so if you like what we do, please consider becoming a Slant patron: You can also make a donation via. Fans of the Chemical Brothers tend to have their own favorites among the many genre styles the pair use to generate their panoramic sonic palette. Slant is reaching more readers than ever, but as online advertising continues to evolve, independently operated publications like ours have struggled to adapt. But Lizzo gets away with it, delivering in Cuz I Love You a vessel for pure exuberance.
Both labels are outspokenly independent super-franchises in themselves. Credits Concept Primary Artist Product Manager Project Supervisor Arranger, Mixing, Producer Composer Primary Artist Primary Artist Producer, Remixing Composer Remixing Composer, Editing, Mixing, Producer Primary Artist Mixing, Primary Artist, Producer Discographical Annotation Photography Photography Mixing, Producer Composer Composer Compilation Producer, Executive Producer Liner Notes Producer Remastering Primary Artist Arranger, Composer, Mixing, Producer Primary Artist Composer, Mixing, Producer, Remixing Project Assistant Composer Arranger, Composer Producer Art Direction, Design Executive Producer Primary Artist Primary Artist Composer, Producer Composer, Mixing, Producer Composer, Primary Artist Arranger, Mixing, Producer Art Direction, Design Editing, Mixing, Primary Artist, Producer Composer Project Assistant Arranger, Composer Programming Composer Composer Producer, Remixing Arranger, Producer, Programming Composer Arranger, Composer, Mixing, Producer Composer Producer, Remixing Composer, Editing, Mixing, Producer Composer Mixing, Producer Composer Project Assistant Composer Composer Photography Arranger, Mixing Composer, Primary Artist Primary Artist Composer Composer Primary Artist Mixing Arranger, Composer, Programming Arranger, Composer, Mixing, Producer Mixing Arranger, Producer Mixing, Producer Composer Mixing, Producer Primary Artist Composer, Primary Artist Composer Editorial Supervision Producer, Remixing Mixing, Producer Primary Artist Composer Photography Mixing, Remixing Composer. I obviously fabricate the call-response between both labels, especially since the two worked in collaboration to bring this set to fruition. How could I not want to run away again and again, escape? As The Tommy Boy Story, Vol. Label: Atlantic Release Date: April 19, 2019 Buy: At the heart of Anderson.
With repeated high-charting crossover success, Tommy Boy earned almost 80 gold and platinum citations, and the label's groundbreaking grooves are essential pillars of hip-hop, as evidenced in this new collection of many of their greatest early tracks. Throughout it all, Paak maintains an optimism that, though some might deem naïve, is undeniably infectious. This time out, the queen of pop has successfully kept things under wraps, but it seems that Madame X—a character perhaps inspired by the of the same name starring Lana Turner—is ready for her close-up. At the Disco—is a full-tilt 180. The salt and sand of the California beach towns where Paak grew up comprise the lifeblood of his albums. To listen to the charter singles from Tommy Boy is to hear the vortex at the center of the perfect storm where Kraftwerkian electronic dance music knocked boots with the ashes of post-acoustic funk, to hear the place where producers found new, ingenious ways to snatch the batons from both James Brown a super-tight funky drummer and P-Funk loose bootay-ed synthesized slow fucking.
Demento Americana camp-revivalism, both stress the primacy of the single as the cornerstone of pop music, not the album. Counter to past Hold Steady albums, there are few, if any, recurring characters, and unlike Holly, Charlemagne, and the whole crew of divinely inspired party hounds who Finn sings about with that band, his subjects here are mostly just regular folks doing their best to muddle through their day-to-day lives. But while Paak was comfortable residing in the clearly defined contours of traditional verse-bridge-verse song structures on Malibu, he allows those boundaries to blur and shift here. Earlier this month, Taylor Swift posted an Instagram story with a countdown to the launch of her next musical era. Ventura serves as a reminder of the magic that can result from looking to the past to inform the future. I have seen too much. Tommy Boy and its stable of stars led the way as the first wave of hip-hop's artistic translation of urban street culture became a mass-appeal phenomenon.
. Too many tracks on Oxnard felt as if they were carried by noteworthy features like Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and Q-Tip, leaving Paak as a supporting character at best. On his fourth album, Ventura, Paak alters this blueprint by mastering the equilibrium between exactitude and ease, between vintage soul and new-school fusion. I will never be what society expects me to be. . . .
. . . . .
. . . . . . .
. . . . . . .
. . . . . . .