St Vincent


#102

Great news. Really hope it’s true.

Now if only QOTSA would release an alternate version of Villians in this vein I’d be extremely happy


#103

hopefully she does a Kendrick Lamar. woah! you can play it backwards or something.


#104

oh fuck she was absolutely amazing. Loved every second of it


#105

Also fucks sake, she slipped in the chorus of Heresy by NiN :heart_eyes:


#106

this is exceptional.


#107

The QOTSA performance? The version they did of The Way You Used To Do was arguably better. Can’t find it anywhere to post a link though


#108

yes that was good too. just love the stripped down version of Villians. such a great melody. JH’s vocals are aces.


#109

As with new St Vincent, I’d have loved Queens to have gone all bare bones with Villians, would’ve been much more appealing to me than what we ended up with. Agree Josh’s voice is an instrument on its own. Best thing about them these days


#110

Josh Homme should kill Mark Ronson for making Villains sound like a soggy sock because the songs are pretty great (this is now the QOTSA thread)


#111

Was just about to say


#112

The stripped back versions are great, but the arrangements for Los Ageless live last week were stunning, comfortably the highlight.


#113

IN London too @sean? Know you would have caught that


#114

Want to add, having listened to it a fair bit more.
The bit where the blaring robotic voice switches from MASS SEDUCTION to MASS DESTRUCTION I initially found very embarrassing. Now I think it’s funny and I look forward to it every time.


#115

It’s funny to hear that because one of my favourite aspects of New York is all the electronic touches and embellishments. It’s a great song either way and I love the lyrics, but the layers are beautiful to me. Without that it just becomes another nice, pretty solo acoustic song.


#116

All I can hear during the chorus of Masseduction …


#117

There’s so much to process on this album; one of my favourite things about re-listening is new things clicking each time.


#118

hey people talking about her stage show, COP A LOAD OF THIS!


#119

Sounds really intriguing and ambitious and I like the artistic concept - but still would have no interest in seeing it. I don’t have an authenticity issue, just find it a lot more fun and engaging when there’s different people, sounds and performances on stage to focus on.

I also think rap is better when there’s some “live” element to it too, so take that as you will.


#120

it was live though, she was playing guitar and singing (to an extremely high degree, no less) while there staging changes and original film going on around and behind her.


#121

Okay but the film and staging aspects don’t really interest me, at least not if I’m going to a “gig” as such. Like the National playing Sorrow for 6 hours, really interesting and I like the idea but I wouldn’t want that at a traditional gig.

Also yes sorry, she’s definitely live as are rappers when they perform - I just prefer as many different elements to be live as possible.