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Reply #30 posted 11/08/21 11:02am

LouieLestate

Artist of the year biggrin

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Reply #31 posted 11/08/21 11:33am

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Hold the flood, just heard Sananda's latest album, it is the truth. Super weird and super original. TTD is back and beats even my Bruno.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #32 posted 11/08/21 1:27pm

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MickyDolenz said:

paisleypark4 said:

1 remix and 1 one off single does not count for the entirety of his discography

He also did collabs with Snoop Dogg, Mystikal, & Lil Wayne. R&B & rap has been intertwined since the beginning of hip hop. It's pretty much in most mainstream Top 40 chart music.

The only collabs he did with rappers that qualify as "boring repititive trap" are with Gucci Mane and Cardi B and even those have a lot of flavor and musicality within them. All the other rap collabs are organic and each is different.

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Reply #33 posted 11/08/21 1:42pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

TTD is back and beats even my Bruno.

He's gone back to his original name? If so that's more surprising than Dawn & Maxine performing with En Vogue in 2019 or all 4 members of Pink Floyd at Live 8. lol

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #34 posted 11/08/21 2:30pm

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It's a decent impression of good music. Far too much auto tune on the vocals for my liking though. Having said that, it's better than anything else in the pop charts.
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Reply #35 posted 11/08/21 4:31pm

alphastreet

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It's a decent impression of good music. Far too much auto tune on the vocals for my liking though. Having said that, it's better than anything else in the pop charts.


I like the video better than the song. It hasn’t grown on me like I thought it would after a few listens
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Reply #36 posted 11/08/21 11:53pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

Hold the flood, just heard Sananda's latest album, it is the truth. Super weird and super original. TTD is back and beats even my Bruno.

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TTD, the Kanye West avant-la-lettre of the second part of the eighties.

A behaviour example that made him so irrelevant for nearly three decades.

Should've happened to Kanye though - LOL. wink

I know, i'm unasked mean, bash me - I don't hate Kanye, i just don't care that much.

But I gave the TTD album a spin...

and I already forgot what I've heard.

Peace though. wink

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We're talking about Silk Sonic here...

These two dudes make me long for a new and better musical future.

I love this so much.

I do hope it'll become a huge trend/style with other artists too.

Mark Ronson could get back in action - think of what he did with Amy WInehouse...

or give some old school producers another chance on saving the charts. smile

I know, I'm just an old bastard for these great melodic melancholic/nostalgic songs of the seventies.

Damn. When music was written, rehearsed and recorded.

And .Paak and Mars somehow seem to understand and long for that too.

They also even give it a fresh contemporary twist in the lyrical approach.

Love 3.0

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S U P P O R T --- U K R A I N E --- N O W --- 4 --- MORE PEACE !!!
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves. And wiser people so full of doubts" (Bertrand Russsell 1872-1972)
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Reply #37 posted 11/09/21 7:23am

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alphastreet said:

I’m still laughing at Anderson on the floor

I had to rewind that lol lol

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Reply #38 posted 11/09/21 7:29pm

Free2BMe

This song/video just gets better and better every time I listen to it. It is so addictive. I am loving every minute of it. Bruno and Anderson are perfect together. 💕🔥❤️
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Reply #39 posted 11/09/21 7:31pm

alphastreet

Free2BMe said:

This song/video just gets better and better every time I listen to it. It is so addictive. I am loving every minute of it. Bruno and Anderson are perfect together. 💕🔥❤️


They should get married at this point lol
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Reply #40 posted 11/09/21 10:10pm

Free2BMe

alphastreet said:

Free2BMe said:

This song/video just gets better and better every time I listen to it. It is so addictive. I am loving every minute of it. Bruno and Anderson are perfect together. 💕🔥❤️


They should get married at this point lol


Anderson is already married. Bruno has been with his girlfriend Jessica for many years. Btw, I knew you were kidding.
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Reply #41 posted 11/10/21 5:14am

Vannormal

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alphastreet said:
They should get married at this point lol
Anderson is already married. Bruno has been with his girlfriend Jessica for many years. Btw, I knew you were kidding.

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Well, so what ?

They still can have a liaison.

...the french way.

smile

Just love these guys.

They fill my contemporary musical hunger the way i like it.

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S U P P O R T --- U K R A I N E --- N O W --- 4 --- MORE PEACE !!!
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves. And wiser people so full of doubts" (Bertrand Russsell 1872-1972)
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Reply #42 posted 11/10/21 8:37am

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Very detailed, well done, over the top cheekiness lol

i love it!

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we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #43 posted 11/10/21 2:40pm

alphastreet

Free2BMe said:

alphastreet said:



They should get married at this point lol


Anderson is already married. Bruno has been with his girlfriend Jessica for many years. Btw, I knew you were kidding.


lol I wonder which girl they are so upset at then
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Reply #44 posted 11/12/21 1:18am

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The album is out! An Evening With Silk Sonic. 9 songs, just over 31 minutes.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #45 posted 11/12/21 4:01pm

Free2BMe

Love EVERYTHING about this album.💕❤️💕
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Reply #46 posted 11/12/21 4:33pm

alphastreet

Sorry guys, I like the album but I don’t super love it like Bruno’s other ones. Both are very talented though and had strong singles
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Reply #47 posted 11/12/21 9:16pm

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I was not expecting this eek

I know the overall marketing of this duo/project is "two talented musicians get together to make a throwback R&B record" and the headlines scream "Love letter to 70s R&B and soul" and all of that.... Let me tell ya, there is serious, clever and witty stuff in each of the songs' arrangement. It's top-notch musicianship, studio production and songwriting. Big songs, bigger than both of them. "Put On a Smile" is just this expansive, overwhelmingly aching song that no matter how much its lyricism is rooted in the "tears of a clown" cliché subject matter, the way Bruno's vocals make you genuinely feel something in your heart is beyond criticism. "Blast Off" is just this interesting, hypnotic work of art that sounds like something Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys would love to hear, "After Last Night" is also a big song, and so was the first single.

Every musician and engineer who worked on each of those pieces should be very proud, it's a phenomenal acheivement in studio musicianship, vocal harmony, production, composition and arrangement.

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Reply #48 posted 11/13/21 2:22am

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Shawy89 said:

I was not expecting this eek

I know the overall marketing of this duo/project is "two talented musicians get together to make a throwback R&B record" and the headlines scream "Love letter to 70s R&B and soul" and all of that.... Let me tell ya, there is serious, clever and witty stuff in each of the songs' arrangement. It's top-notch musicianship, studio production and songwriting. Big songs, bigger than both of them. "Put On a Smile" is just this expansive, overwhelmingly aching song that no matter how much its lyricism is rooted in the "tears of a clown" cliché subject matter, the way Bruno's vocals make you genuinely feel something in your heart is beyond criticism. "Blast Off" is just this interesting, hypnotic work of art that sounds like something Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys would love to hear, "After Last Night" is also a big song, and so was the first single.

Every musician and engineer who worked on each of those pieces should be very proud, it's a phenomenal acheivement in studio musicianship, vocal harmony, production, composition and arrangement.

I agree this album is an excellent piece of work, all involved can be proud of this fantastically produced album. I am pretty sure I will play it many times in the months/years to come.


Some more thoughts on my behalf:

  • The best thing about the album is the sheer musicality, the topnotch production and the complexity of the songwriting and especially the arrangements. There is a lot to discover in these tracks.
  • Eventhough it is stellar, there are some (minor) minusses too.
  • For starters I would have liked 1 or 2 more uptempo tracks.
  • I would have liked to hear a little bit more of funky, experimental Anderson in the music and a bit less of Bruno's sacharine, poppy style.
  • I do think Bruno did well to get Andy involved in this project: his drumming, his raspy voice and his fun, upbeat personality give this project a slight edge that would perhaps been harder to pull off otherwise, had Bruno embarked on this 70's throwback project alone.
  • I do think Andy did well joining this Bruno project, it will give him a lot of exposure and is a smart career move (as well as a fun project).
  • As a compromise between Bruno and Andy this album I think is like 65% Bruno and 35% Paak. With Bruno producing the album (together with the excellent D'Mile, whose work with Lucky Daye I really like) that is perhaps not a suprise.

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RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time...
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Reply #49 posted 11/13/21 7:44am

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Whole album is out--too short lol.

Lotta ballads. My specialty. 777 is the uptempo. Parliament meets P meets them.

Blast Off best song on album, what a ballad. woo. Earth. Wind and Fire vibe.

Put On A Smile weakest ballad. Still good.\

Fly As Me nice jam. Funny and funky. Sick.

After Last Night, another classic ballad. Stunner. Music is outragious.

Four and a one half stars. Album of the year.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #50 posted 11/13/21 9:10am

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funkaholic1972 said:

Shawy89 said:

I was not expecting this eek

I know the overall marketing of this duo/project is "two talented musicians get together to make a throwback R&B record" and the headlines scream "Love letter to 70s R&B and soul" and all of that.... Let me tell ya, there is serious, clever and witty stuff in each of the songs' arrangement. It's top-notch musicianship, studio production and songwriting. Big songs, bigger than both of them. "Put On a Smile" is just this expansive, overwhelmingly aching song that no matter how much its lyricism is rooted in the "tears of a clown" cliché subject matter, the way Bruno's vocals make you genuinely feel something in your heart is beyond criticism. "Blast Off" is just this interesting, hypnotic work of art that sounds like something Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys would love to hear, "After Last Night" is also a big song, and so was the first single.

Every musician and engineer who worked on each of those pieces should be very proud, it's a phenomenal acheivement in studio musicianship, vocal harmony, production, composition and arrangement.

  • As a compromise between Bruno and Andy this album I think is like 65% Bruno and 35% Paak. With Bruno producing the album (together with the excellent D'Mile, whose work with Lucky Daye I really like) that is perhaps not a suprise.

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I mean it DOES feel like Bruno's outshining Andy but technically "Fly As Me" is Anderson featuring Bruno, he starts the first verse on most of the songs (LTDO, Skate, Smoking Out the Window)

It's a 50 50 for me tbh. They're both organically synchronised and it feels like a cohesive entity.

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Reply #51 posted 11/13/21 11:34am

Free2BMe

The entire album is 🔥🔥🔥🔥. I want to give Anderson his props. He is basically the lead on every song and his voice is raw and filled with emotion. He and Bruno are the best DUO ever, IMO. Their vocals, instrumentation, cohesiveness, chemistry fit like a glove. This album had me smiling from the intro to the last track. Feel Good music and I’m all here for it. Hope they win every award they are nominated for. Btw, FUNK is all over this album.👏👏👏
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Reply #52 posted 11/13/21 11:34am

Free2BMe

The entire album is 🔥🔥🔥🔥. I want to give Anderson his props. He is basically the lead on every song and his voice is raw and filled with emotion. He and Bruno are the best DUO ever, IMO. Their vocals, instrumentation, cohesiveness, chemistry fit like a glove. This album had me smiling from the intro to the last track. Feel Good music and I’m all here for it. Hope they win every award they are nominated for. Btw, FUNK is all over this album.👏👏👏

Forgot to add there is a MJ mention on the song 777. This song is funky as hell.😎
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Reply #53 posted 11/13/21 3:52pm

alphastreet

Free2BMe said:

The entire album is 🔥🔥🔥🔥. I want to give Anderson his props. He is basically the lead on every song and his voice is raw and filled with emotion. He and Bruno are the best DUO ever, IMO. Their vocals, instrumentation, cohesiveness, chemistry fit like a glove. This album had me smiling from the intro to the last track. Feel Good music and I’m all here for it. Hope they win every award they are nominated for. Btw, FUNK is all over this album.👏👏👏

Forgot to add there is a MJ mention on the song 777. This song is funky as hell.😎
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Yes I caught that mj reference, loved it! Especially cause casinos have mj slots too
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Reply #54 posted 11/14/21 9:48am

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The more I listen to it, the better it gets. That's the sign of a great album to me. This is all killer, no filler. They pulled out all the plugs on this one. The songwriting, the performances, the arrangements, the engineering, the mixing, the mastering, everything is absolutely top-notch. A true labor of love! cool

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time...
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Reply #55 posted 11/14/21 10:39am

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funkaholic1972 said:

The more I listen to it, the better it gets. That's the sign of a great album to me. This is all killer, no filler. They pulled out all the plugs on this one. The songwriting, the performances, the arrangements, the engineering, the mixing, the mastering, everything is absolutely top-notch. A true labor of love! cool

Oh, tell me about it

Such a fucking great album!

music After last night, I think I'm in love with you music

music I took a lil' something to get here, yeah music

music Blastin off straight to some good vibrations, can we take it higher? oh yeaaaah music

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Reply #56 posted 11/14/21 1:53pm

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There is no vinyl release???

A cassette, though!

This album screams for a vinyl version, with all singles on 12" b/w b-sides!!!

Otherwise, greatest sonic production since forever biggrin

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Reply #57 posted 11/14/21 2:20pm

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I hate to say it but I was underwhelmed by this album. There's not enough meat on the bone to justify how long this took to drop.
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Reply #58 posted 11/14/21 2:55pm

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Shawy89 said:

funkaholic1972 said:

  • As a compromise between Bruno and Andy this album I think is like 65% Bruno and 35% Paak. With Bruno producing the album (together with the excellent D'Mile, whose work with Lucky Daye I really like) that is perhaps not a suprise.

I mean it DOES feel like Bruno's outshining Andy but technically "Fly As Me" is Anderson featuring Bruno, he starts the first verse on most of the songs (LTDO, Skate, Smoking Out the Window)

It's a 50 50 for me tbh. They're both organically synchronised and it feels like a cohesive entity.

I don't feel Bruno is outshining Andy. I meant that I feel the slickness/poppyness of Bruno has slightly won over Anderson's more leftfield vibes in this project. I still totally love it.

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time...
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Reply #59 posted 11/14/21 5:08pm

alphastreet

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I hate to say it but I was underwhelmed by this album. There's not enough meat on the bone to justify how long this took to drop.


I feel similarly
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