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TrivialPursuit

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NEW: The Weeknd - Blinding Lights

I'm 50/50 on him. He's talented, but I don't connect w/ all of his music. I dig this one, though. There's some mild A-HA/80's sensibility to it, but feels modern, too.


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Reply #1 posted 01/22/20 11:54am

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The song sounds 80s for sure, but I’m not liking the new videos. I hope the album is good though I think starboy may be hard to top
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Reply #2 posted 01/22/20 6:42pm

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Love me some Starboy, such a great infectious groove.

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Reply #3 posted 01/22/20 6:54pm

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Farfunknugin said:

Love me some Starboy, such a great infectious groove.



Me too! I can play that song on repeat and wish he was doing an album with daft punk instead
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Reply #4 posted 01/23/20 12:11am

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I'm 50/50 as well. There's solid songs here and there but The Weeknd aesthetic itself feels like a sanitized version of The-Dream. "Bootleg Dream more like a nap" is probably the best way I've heard his sound described.

I do like this song, but I was pretty shocked when I looked up it wasn't an actual sample of "Take on Me". It's borderline infringement-worthy.

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Reply #5 posted 01/23/20 12:12am

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btw, fan-made 80s remix of "I Feel It Coming" is where he peaked:
https://www.youtube.com/w...ikO_P9dH-c

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Reply #6 posted 01/23/20 8:29am

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WhisperingDandelions said:

btw, fan-made 80s remix of "I Feel It Coming" is where he peaked:
https://www.youtube.com/w...ikO_P9dH-c

Brilliant remix!

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Reply #7 posted 01/23/20 8:55am

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WhisperingDandelions said:

I do like this song, but I was pretty shocked when I looked up it wasn't an actual sample of "Take on Me". It's borderline infringement-worthy.


Funny, I thought it was more "Young Turks (Young Hearts Be Free Tonight)" by Rod Stewart.

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Reply #8 posted 01/23/20 10:24am

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WhisperingDandelions said:

btw, fan-made 80s remix of "I Feel It Coming" is where he peaked:
https://www.youtube.com/w...ikO_P9dH-c



Nice mix, but its missing that magic touch from daft punk
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alphastreet said:

WhisperingDandelions said:

btw, fan-made 80s remix of "I Feel It Coming" is where he peaked:
https://www.youtube.com/w...ikO_P9dH-c

Nice mix, but its missing that magic touch from daft punk

Original puts me to sleep, I could never finish it. Modern day R&B collab Daft Punk just doesn't do it for me, they should have stuck to all vocoders.

[Edited 1/23/20 13:58pm]

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Cinny said:

WhisperingDandelions said:

I do like this song, but I was pretty shocked when I looked up it wasn't an actual sample of "Take on Me". It's borderline infringement-worthy.


Funny, I thought it was more "Young Turks (Young Hearts Be Free Tonight)" by Rod Stewart.

Solid take, the hook sounds more like this one. I focused more on the identical drum intro to A-Ha.

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Reply #11 posted 01/23/20 1:56pm

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WhisperingDandelions said:



alphastreet said:


WhisperingDandelions said:

btw, fan-made 80s remix of "I Feel It Coming" is where he peaked:
https://www.youtube.com/w...ikO_P9dH-c



Nice mix, but its missing that magic touch from daft punk

Original puts me to sleep. Modern day R&B collab Daft Punk just doesn't do it for me, they should have stuck to vocoders.



I feel like daft punk working with Nile Rodgers improved their sensibility for r&b, but maybe that’s just me
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Reply #12 posted 01/23/20 2:01pm

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alphastreet said:

WhisperingDandelions said:

Original puts me to sleep. Modern day R&B collab Daft Punk just doesn't do it for me, they should have stuck to vocoders.

I feel like daft punk working with Nile Rodgers improved their sensibility for r&b, but maybe that’s just me

It improved, sure, but this stuff still sounds more Euro electronic dance to me, which is really more their strength.

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Reply #13 posted 01/23/20 3:30pm

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WhisperingDandelions said:



alphastreet said:


WhisperingDandelions said:


Original puts me to sleep. Modern day R&B collab Daft Punk just doesn't do it for me, they should have stuck to vocoders.



I feel like daft punk working with Nile Rodgers improved their sensibility for r&b, but maybe that’s just me

It improved, sure, but this stuff still sounds more Euro electronic dance to me, which is really more their strength.



True that they mainly do electronica, but their debut single Da Funk was pretty awesome too
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Reply #14 posted 01/25/20 10:18am

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alphastreet said:

WhisperingDandelions said:



alphastreet said:


WhisperingDandelions said:

btw, fan-made 80s remix of "I Feel It Coming" is where he peaked:
https://www.youtube.com/w...ikO_P9dH-c



Nice mix, but its missing that magic touch from daft punk

Original puts me to sleep. Modern day R&B collab Daft Punk just doesn't do it for me, they should have stuck to vocoders.



I feel like daft punk working with Nile Rodgers improved their sensibility for r&b, but maybe that’s just me

I think they were always trying to make disco, really, which is R&B, and they seemed to have Accessed its essence on their last LP. Overdue for a new album.
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Reply #15 posted 01/25/20 10:50am

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Cinny said:

alphastreet said:



I feel like daft punk working with Nile Rodgers improved their sensibility for r&b, but maybe that’s just me

I think they were always trying to make disco, really, which is R&B, and they seemed to have Accessed its essence on their last LP. Overdue for a new album.


Yeah I agree they sound disco. Would really love to hear a new album from them and I hope it features The Weeknd
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