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11:52 AM on 08.26.2015

[YouTube]XUaAsJCuyqE[/YouTube]

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11:48 AM on 08.26.2015

My next project is probably the upcoming Nero album. It was delayed, though.

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6:55 PM on 08.25.2015

Music Notes: Emotion by Carly Rae Jepsen

 

Album cover for Emotion by Carly Rae Jepsen

When I review albums, I like to find a central theme that it's trying to communicate. "Emotion" by Carly Rae Japsen has two modes, so to speak. One is "I love you, you love me, so let's dance and mess around", the other is "I cherish you, but you don't love me". These two can even be in the same song. Basically, it's about yearning for love, whether it's returned or not. Luckily, it's also an album of almost all danceable songs, if not straight-up bangers. This is a consistently fun pop album that will shake some rumps. If you want to boogie-down and bounce around, Carly's got you.

I'd probably sound like a proper reviewer if I told you that happy or sad Carly was clearly better, but I kinda can't. I can tell you that the upbeat tracks celebrating love are more fun, but of course they are. But I'm not feeling compelled to skip the sadder stuff, either. Most of that is just as danceable, so you'll also enjoy her torment. Now that I'm done with the big picture, let's look at some tracks, so I can just ramble for a while.

Emotion

One of my favorite tracks is "Emotion", where Carly is telling an ex to fantasize and dream about her. The song has punchy synths and is infectious.

Drink tequila for me babe
Let it hit you cold and hot
Let your feelings be revealin'
that you can't forget me

And the chorus:

In your faaan-ta-sy, dream a-bout meeeee
And all that we could do with this emotion
Faaaan-ta-sy, dream a-bout meeeee
And all that we could do with this emotion
This eeee-mo-tion.     I feel it.(a few beats)
This eeee-mo-tion.     You feel it.
All that we could do with this emotion

So sultry and so stone-cold. If I was in a beef war, I might just sing this song. I can imagine it being mad effective. Also, I really like the line, "drink tequila for me babe". Interestingly, it sounds like a love song, so it's pretty stealth like that.

Boy Problems

My unlikely favorite ended up being "Boy Problems", a song with so much momentum and bounce and some funky bass strings backing it up. It sounds a bit like disco, and it works.

Boy problems, who's got em?
I've got it in two (na nana na na)
Boy trouble, we've got double
Don't know what to do (na nana na na)

I think I broke up with my boyfriend today-and I, don't really care
I've got, worse problems (I broke up with my boyfriend)
I think I broke up with my boyfriend today and-I, don't really care
I've got, worse problems (I broke up with my boyfriend)

It got me to bounce around and sing along a bit, despite my not having any boy problems. One of the perks of this community, right now, is listening to "Boy Problems" repeatedly to get the details right. Yeah, that's why, its totally for this review. Go look this song up and work that booty.

All That

"All That" is a straight-up baby-makin', classic-style R&B slow-jam. Seriously, its downright smoky and reinforces that Carly's vocals are still primarily driving this train. I mention it because it's unlike anything else on the album. It's a slow, seductive slow-dance song. It's not a slow-dance classic, but it sounds just like one, so I could be wrong.

Warm Blood

Finally, lets talk about Warm Blood, the song that started this whole rampage I've been on. This is such an interesting song to me. The whole thing has this soft, throbbing pulse-beat. It starts slow and low, then ramps up. It's about the hot-and-heavy feeling of infatuation, the physical feeling of crushing hard, and really sells it with a throbbing dance banger. Bumping and grinding are encouraged.

So, if this seems different than my other posts, it's because I'm both experimenting with how I do these and because I'm on vacation.

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5:45 PM on 08.19.2015

Okay, last one. Album is out Friday, BTW. [youtube]kV9sNmujCPk[/youtube]

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5:25 PM on 08.18.2015

At this point, I may end up reviewing the album: [youtube]FC9aceFjhd4[/youtube]

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10:07 PM on 08.17.2015

How do you get Tom Hanks to do your music video?!? HOW?!?

[youtube]qV5lzRHrGeg[/youtube]

HOW?!?

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7:31 PM on 08.17.2015

FUN FACT: If you say it's your first time with a char in League of Legends, you can make an angry jerk turn cool and helpful weirdly fast. I should just say that every time or something.

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10:03 PM on 08.16.2015

New Fiora is still usable, I guess. That weak-spots stuff is useless, though, especially for the ult. You can't see any of that in a group fight. How are you supposed to circle around an enemy that can move at least as fast as you? Lame.

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7:28 PM on 08.16.2015

Installing League of Legends again. Going to try the new Fiora. I'm pretty nervous about that. It's like, "Hey, let's try this very stylish but rickety-looking bridge."

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11:08 AM on 08.16.2015

I haven't been able to see my comments in a week. Anyone else? I think it's "Replies", but that's broken.

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6:13 PM on 08.13.2015

Quickposts remind me of those heads in jars from Futurama.

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6:12 PM on 08.13.2015

I'm still listening to "Warm Blood" by Carly Rae Jepsen. Damn it.

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