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#Repost @le_gang_du_zouk
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☀️ DIMANCHE 7 AVRIL 2019 ☀️
Revivez LE MEILLEUR DU ZOUK (en live) de 1978 à 1984 !! LE GANG DU ZOUK vous présente l’Histoire des + grands titres du Zouk, année après année à partir des années 80.

Restez connectés, une surprise vous sera bientôt dévoilée, pour l'événement !! 🎁🎶 #smsartists #gangduzouk #gdz #balsoleil #balsoleilcreole #arteenlamirada #music #livemusic #musicislife #zouk #dance #paris #shiningmood #art #arte #artist #positivevibes #martinique #guadeloupe #france #culture #creole #concert #show #showcase #spectacle #dinerspectacle #onstage

#Repost @le_gang_du_zouk
Made by @Image.Downloader
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☀️ DIMANCHE 7 AVRIL 2019 ☀️
Revivez LE MEILLEUR DU ZOUK (en live) de 1978 à 1984 !! LE GANG DU ZOUK vous présente l’Histoire des + grands titres du Zouk, année après année à partir des années 80.

Restez connectés, une surprise vous sera bientôt dévoilée, pour l'événement !! 🎁🎶 #smsartists #gangduzouk #gdz #balsoleil #balsoleilcreole #arteenlamirada #music #livemusic #musicislife #zouk #dance #paris #shiningmood #art #arte #artist #positivevibes #martinique #guadeloupe #france #culture #creole #concert #show #showcase #spectacle #dinerspectacle #onstage

Do you prefer going to concerts in small venues or large stadiums?
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Photo by @wlodarczyk
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🌐 MOBS FAMILY 🌐
@visualmobs @symmetricalmobs @streetmobs @lightmobs @darkmobs @portraitmobs @filmmobs @hypedmobs @aerialmobs @travelmobs @animalmobs @minimalmobs @gearmobs @designmobs

Do you prefer going to concerts in small venues or large stadiums?

Follow @musicmobs and tag #musicmobs to be featured 📸

Photo by @wlodarczyk
Selected by @logannewman_

Team: @logannewman_ @justinkadyschuk

🌐 MOBS FAMILY 🌐
@visualmobs @symmetricalmobs @streetmobs @lightmobs @darkmobs @portraitmobs @filmmobs @hypedmobs @aerialmobs @travelmobs @animalmobs @minimalmobs @gearmobs @designmobs

Come saprei
Richiamare gli occhi tuoi
Incollarli ai miei...🌺❣️👀🎶
#Giorgia#comesaprei#music#italianmusic#song#heartsoul#voice#eyes#selfie#smile#thoughts#musicvibes#musicisart#musicislife#musicforever#anima#cuore#bestoftheday
Declaramos oficialmente aberta a agenda da semana! 🐽🎤🥁🎸
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#agendadeshows #beerandporkfloripa 
#coqueiros 
#musicislife

Declaramos oficialmente aberta a agenda da semana! 🐽🎤🥁🎸
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#agendadeshows #beerandporkfloripa
#coqueiros
#musicislife

New beat!!! "Free promo" “the cook up” 🔥🔥 #urbanflame #kontakt5 #flstudio20 #refxnexus #atlantaproducer #beatmaker #musicislife #thecookup#bds💥Trappin off my Iphone 🎹🎚🎼🎛🎧📲 #vipsablair #beatmakers #rap #networking #beats #trapbeats #atlproducer #songwriters #music #dirtysouth #beatsforlease #beatsforsale #beatoftheday #producerlife beats for lease!!
Jetzt noch ne Runde Sport und dann den Abend ausklingen lassen.
Ich muss mich selbst mal wieder in Pops treten,  damit es endlich wieder ordentlich voran geht.

Was habt ihr den für Motivationstipps ? & macht ihr Sport? Wenn ja was ? 
Gerne auch per DM 
#sport #sportfrei #mondaymotivation #youtube #workout #werbung #sportmotivation #workout #workoutmotivation #music #musicislife

Jetzt noch ne Runde Sport und dann den Abend ausklingen lassen.
Ich muss mich selbst mal wieder in Pops treten, damit es endlich wieder ordentlich voran geht.

Was habt ihr den für Motivationstipps ? & macht ihr Sport? Wenn ja was ?
Gerne auch per DM
#sport #sportfrei #mondaymotivation #youtube #workout #werbung #sportmotivation #workout #workoutmotivation #music #musicislife

I Got Some Heat Coming➕➕💰🏃 I Been In A Slump For Awhile But Now I'm Coming Back Harder Than Ever My Only Focus Is For Me To Achieve Everything That I Prayed For And More🙏🙏 #SwayJayFTB #NESTORWORLD #timetoshowout #iusetobedusty #independentartist #unsigned #Tampa #813 #musicislife #Ballislife #myvoicewillbeheard #drip #mambamentality

I Got Some Heat Coming➕➕💰🏃 I Been In A Slump For Awhile But Now I'm Coming Back Harder Than Ever My Only Focus Is For Me To Achieve Everything That I Prayed For And More🙏🙏 #SwayJayFTB #NESTORWORLD #timetoshowout #iusetobedusty #independentartist #unsigned #Tampa #813 #musicislife #Ballislife #myvoicewillbeheard #drip #mambamentality

Pour fêter les 25 ans de Jurassic Park de Steven Spielberg, @mondonews a produit une nouvelle édition pour le chef d'oeuvre de John Williams. 
Pour moi l'un des meilleurs films et BO qui existent à ce jour. 
En écoute : "Welcome To Jurassic Park" 
Édition limitée vinyle vert translucide. 
#picoftheday  #music #vintage #vinyl #instamusic #like4like #musicislife #jurassicpark #nowplaying #dailypic  #records #vinylcollection #vinyljunkie #nowspinning #recordcollection #vinyladdict #vinylporn #instavinyl #color #green #film #movie #vinylcommunity #soundtrack #vinylrecords #recordcollector #turntable #bo #vinyloftheday

Pour fêter les 25 ans de Jurassic Park de Steven Spielberg, @mondonews a produit une nouvelle édition pour le chef d'oeuvre de John Williams.
Pour moi l'un des meilleurs films et BO qui existent à ce jour.
En écoute : "Welcome To Jurassic Park"
Édition limitée vinyle vert translucide.
#picoftheday #music #vintage #vinyl #instamusic #like4like #musicislife #jurassicpark #nowplaying #dailypic #records #vinylcollection #vinyljunkie #nowspinning #recordcollection #vinyladdict #vinylporn #instavinyl #color #green #film #movie #vinylcommunity #soundtrack #vinylrecords #recordcollector #turntable #bo #vinyloftheday

OG AUTHENTIC CUSTOM DESIGN
We support all of the Tribes 🎧
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Women's and Men's T-shirts, Hoodies, Tanks, Bags, Backpacks, Hats and other Accessories available in most Designs 💣
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OG AUTHENTIC CUSTOM DESIGN
We support all of the Tribes 🎧
Shop Link in Bio ✌
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Thank you 💎
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#ogoriginalgallery #og #punk #authentic #authenticity #music #vibration #metephysical #lifestyle #hiphop #gangster #producer #creator #reggaemusic #spiritualgangster #aligned #mystic #hellcatrecords #spirit #universe #dope #OGTRIBE #indie #musicislife #artist #skater #rap #skapunk #pagansofinstagram #witchesoninstagram

Mood: Forever 😤🤫

Mood: Forever 😤🤫

I'm really feeling myself in all these photos lmao
TONIGHT OFFICIAL @miamimusicweek WEEK KICKOFF WITH @djnittigritti AND FRIENDS 
LETS GO
PC @henry_saenz

I'm really feeling myself in all these photos lmao
TONIGHT OFFICIAL @miamimusicweek WEEK KICKOFF WITH @djnittigritti AND FRIENDS
LETS GO
PC @henry_saenz

🎤By: @draaaach
🎶Песня: Хочешь Со Мной? 🔥🔥🔥 #видео 😀Как вам исполнение?😍👍
✌Оцени в комментариях от 1 до 5!😇
👍Ставь лайк!🙏
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🙏Не забудь подписаться на нас!😅 Друзья Подписывайтесь на нашу @_top_caver_version_ru_ !#кавер #музон #музыка #музыкавмашине #singers🎤 #musicvideo #musicislife #musicfestival #шоу #музыка #музыкавмашине #музыкант #любовь #инстаграм #треки #песнягода #настроение #музон #москва #мелодия #песниподгитару #дорога #мир #жизньпрекрасна#песни #музыкавдуше #продюсерскийцентр  #папарацци @_top_caver_version_ru_ ⠀

🎤By: @draaaach
🎶Песня: Хочешь Со Мной? 🔥🔥🔥 #видео 😀Как вам исполнение?😍👍
✌Оцени в комментариях от 1 до 5!😇
👍Ставь лайк!🙏
💋
🙏Не забудь подписаться на нас!😅 Друзья Подписывайтесь на нашу @_top_caver_version_ru_ ! #кавер #музон #музыка #музыкавмашине #singers 🎤 #musicvideo #musicislife #musicfestival #шоу #музыка #музыкавмашине #музыкант #любовь #инстаграм #треки #песнягода #настроение #музон #москва #мелодия #песниподгитару #дорога #мир #жизньпрекрасна #песни #музыкавдуше #продюсерскийцентр #папарацци @_top_caver_version_ru_

Couldn’t help but sing a little Wagon Wheel when I saw this order destination. ✌🏼Lyrics swim in my brain every day and find a way into reality often. 🎧 
Heyyyy, Momma rock me 🎼

#leatherearrings #leatherjewelry #smallbusiness #honeycombandhyde #musicislife #musicandlyrics

Couldn’t help but sing a little Wagon Wheel when I saw this order destination. ✌🏼Lyrics swim in my brain every day and find a way into reality often. 🎧
Heyyyy, Momma rock me 🎼

#leatherearrings #leatherjewelry #smallbusiness #honeycombandhyde #musicislife #musicandlyrics

🔥🔥🔥 #видео 😀Как вам исполнение?😍👍
✌Оцени в комментариях от 1 до 5!😇
👍Ставь лайк!🙏
💋Отмечай друзей под видео!👌
🙏Не забудь подписаться на нас!😅 Друзья Подписывайтесь на нашу @_top_caver_version_ru_ !#кавер #музон #музыка #музыкавмашине #singers🎤 #musicvideo #musicislife #musicfestival #шоу #музыка #музыкавмашине #музыкант #любовь #инстаграм #треки #песнягода #настроение #музон #москва #мелодия #песниподгитару #дорога #мир #жизньпрекрасна#песни #музыкавдуше #продюсерскийцентр  #папарацци @_top_caver_version_ru_ ⠀

🔥🔥🔥 #видео 😀Как вам исполнение?😍👍
✌Оцени в комментариях от 1 до 5!😇
👍Ставь лайк!🙏
💋Отмечай друзей под видео!👌
🙏Не забудь подписаться на нас!😅 Друзья Подписывайтесь на нашу @_top_caver_version_ru_ ! #кавер #музон #музыка #музыкавмашине #singers 🎤 #musicvideo #musicislife #musicfestival #шоу #музыка #музыкавмашине #музыкант #любовь #инстаграм #треки #песнягода #настроение #музон #москва #мелодия #песниподгитару #дорога #мир #жизньпрекрасна #песни #музыкавдуше #продюсерскийцентр #папарацци @_top_caver_version_ru_

We don't give a funk
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Ph. @sberezzz 
#moruga 
@whatafunkagram 
@ilclubalbino #bergamo

We don't give a funk
👊
Ph. @sberezzz
#moruga
@whatafunkagram
@ilclubalbino #bergamo

As a musician, it can be hard to bring money in when you’re first starting out in the music industry. But believe it or not, there are more ways to make money than simply through ticket sales and soon you could see the cash starting to roll in.

www.openmicuk.co.uk/advice/19-ways-musicians-can-make-money/

As a musician, it can be hard to bring money in when you’re first starting out in the music industry. But believe it or not, there are more ways to make money than simply through ticket sales and soon you could see the cash starting to roll in.

www.openmicuk.co.uk/advice/19-ways-musicians-can-make-money/

Ghostly - Jesper Ryom🔊sangen blir bare bedre og bedre💙 #housemusic #albumcover #spotify #albumcovers #musiclove #musiclover #musiclovers #blue #blue💙 #mountains #drawing #musicislife #blueandwhite
Thanks to @thesabbathjhb for inviting me to come do a set to a beautiful Jhbsunset. Such a lovely way to end the week.
I’m a Polymath.
God bless the Journey.
Thanks to @realfkamash for the track here ‘Feelings’ #greatmusic
#jhbsunset #musicislife #godsveryown #musicisart

Thanks to @thesabbathjhb for inviting me to come do a set to a beautiful Jhbsunset. Such a lovely way to end the week.
I’m a Polymath.
God bless the Journey.
Thanks to @realfkamash for the track here ‘Feelings’ #greatmusic
#jhbsunset #musicislife #godsveryown #musicisart

🔥🔥🔥 #видео 😀Как вам исполнение?😍👍#исполнитель : Вайнер: nika_viper
✌Оцени в комментариях от 1 до 5!😇
👍Ставь лайк!🙏
💋Отмечай друзей под видео!👌
🙏Не забудь подписаться на нас!😅 Друзья Подписывайтесь на нашу @_top_caver_version_ru_ !#кавер #музон #музыка #музыкавмашине #singers🎤 #musicvideo #musicislife #musicfestival #шоу #музыка #музыкавмашине #музыкант #любовь #инстаграм #треки #песнягода #настроение #музон #москва #мелодия #песниподгитару #дорога #мир #жизньпрекрасна#песни #музыкавдуше #продюсерскийцентр  @_top_caver_version_ru_ ⠀

🔥🔥🔥 #видео 😀Как вам исполнение?😍👍 #исполнитель : Вайнер: nika_viper
✌Оцени в комментариях от 1 до 5!😇
👍Ставь лайк!🙏
💋Отмечай друзей под видео!👌
🙏Не забудь подписаться на нас!😅 Друзья Подписывайтесь на нашу @_top_caver_version_ru_ ! #кавер #музон #музыка #музыкавмашине #singers 🎤 #musicvideo #musicislife #musicfestival #шоу #музыка #музыкавмашине #музыкант #любовь #инстаграм #треки #песнягода #настроение #музон #москва #мелодия #песниподгитару #дорога #мир #жизньпрекрасна #песни #музыкавдуше #продюсерскийцентр @_top_caver_version_ru_

An online community focused on EDM, Drum & Bass, House, Dubstep, ect. type of music.

Make this design your own through the link in our bio.

#marketspacedesigns #musicislife #edmgirls #housemusiclovers #dubstep #creativity

An online community focused on EDM, Drum & Bass, House, Dubstep, ect. type of music.

Make this design your own through the link in our bio.

#marketspacedesigns #musicislife #edmgirls #housemusiclovers #dubstep #creativity

@koreycooper of @skilletmusic La Crosse, Wi. 3.23.2019

@koreycooper of @skilletmusic La Crosse, Wi. 3.23.2019

Summer of 2018 was an incredible time! Flashdance was a huge hit at @lwplayhouse! A very 80's jukebox musical that everyone loves, from the songs to the dances it was a blast breaking dancing and stunt jumping! I had the best of times working on this show!

Summer of 2018 was an incredible time! Flashdance was a huge hit at @lwplayhouse! A very 80's jukebox musical that everyone loves, from the songs to the dances it was a blast breaking dancing and stunt jumping! I had the best of times working on this show!

@skilletmusic La Crosse, Wi. 3.23.2019

@skilletmusic La Crosse, Wi. 3.23.2019

@morrisonseth of @skilletmusic La Crosse Center. 3.23.2019

@morrisonseth of @skilletmusic La Crosse Center. 3.23.2019

Now and then when I see her face she takes me away to that special place and if I stared too long I'd probably break down and cry - #gunsnroses

Now and then when I see her face she takes me away to that special place and if I stared too long I'd probably break down and cry - #gunsnroses

Gutta Gang Apparel...@guttagang_apparel...🔥💯🚫🧢...

Gutta Gang Apparel...@guttagang_apparel...🔥💯🚫🧢...

Hold on by Chord Overstreet(60 second cover) I thought this sounded pretty cool with just the acoustic guitar. I'm trying to branch out with different music genres, tell me what you think?
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#holdon #chordoverstreet #sadsongs #acousticcover #acousticguitar #singer #vocalist #emotion #talent #unique #singersofinstagram #pain #musician #musicislife #pop #trending #trendingnow #chill #chillvibes

Hold on by Chord Overstreet(60 second cover) I thought this sounded pretty cool with just the acoustic guitar. I'm trying to branch out with different music genres, tell me what you think?
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#holdon #chordoverstreet #sadsongs #acousticcover #acousticguitar #singer #vocalist #emotion #talent #unique #singersofinstagram #pain #musician #musicislife #pop #trending #trendingnow #chill #chillvibes

If you’ve paid attention to hip-hop in the last few years, you should at least know of Gunna. But you could listen to every Gunna project and feature twice and still have no idea who he actually is. He’s the raisin of rap: unappealing, unexciting, yet somehow still found everywhere.
Given how underwhelming he is on other people's tracks, it’s no wonder that full-length Gunna projects are exercises in tedium, lifted up only by producers like Metro Boomin and London on da Track or fellow rappers, like on Drip Harder, last year’s collaborative project with Lil Baby. His dull flow blurs the songs together, ensuring you’re ready for things to wrap up well before the halfway point. The reassurance of a producer tag at the beginning of a track is just barely enough to power you through. 
Despite its title sounding like another mixtape to throw on the pile, Drip or Drown 2 is actually Gunna’s full-length album debut. It’s largely on the back of vibrant production from Turbo and Wheezy, who provide melodic and textural depth to compensate for Gunna’s shortcomings. Gunna smartly chose "One Call" as the lead single, and even if his lyrics are surface level (“It's a nine in the bag that I tote/ Workin' hard, we ain't havin' no hope”), he’s able to convey some kind of feeling and tell us more than just about how much sex he gets and how rich he is.
A limited range in lyrical topics isn’t the biggest liability, and it’s something you have to accept as a fan of trap. As bland read as his lyrics on paper, they come across even weaker on record. His flow is unaffected and unchanging, and he seems contemptuous about the idea of even making a record.
There’s so much hype around him, but you’re just left dumbfounded as to why. So many tracks slip through your consciousness, particularly with how much he sticks to the formula of chorus/verse/chorus. His dullness sucks the life out of typically energetic guests like Playboi Carti, whose feature is less Die Lit and more Diluted. On "3-Headed Snake," his mentor, Young Thug, offers this bit of absurd wisdom: “Jeepers creepers, the gators got measles, shit.” Call it nonsense, but it still lands better and says more than Gunna ever has.

If you’ve paid attention to hip-hop in the last few years, you should at least know of Gunna. But you could listen to every Gunna project and feature twice and still have no idea who he actually is. He’s the raisin of rap: unappealing, unexciting, yet somehow still found everywhere.
Given how underwhelming he is on other people's tracks, it’s no wonder that full-length Gunna projects are exercises in tedium, lifted up only by producers like Metro Boomin and London on da Track or fellow rappers, like on Drip Harder, last year’s collaborative project with Lil Baby. His dull flow blurs the songs together, ensuring you’re ready for things to wrap up well before the halfway point. The reassurance of a producer tag at the beginning of a track is just barely enough to power you through.
Despite its title sounding like another mixtape to throw on the pile, Drip or Drown 2 is actually Gunna’s full-length album debut. It’s largely on the back of vibrant production from Turbo and Wheezy, who provide melodic and textural depth to compensate for Gunna’s shortcomings. Gunna smartly chose "One Call" as the lead single, and even if his lyrics are surface level (“It's a nine in the bag that I tote/ Workin' hard, we ain't havin' no hope”), he’s able to convey some kind of feeling and tell us more than just about how much sex he gets and how rich he is.
A limited range in lyrical topics isn’t the biggest liability, and it’s something you have to accept as a fan of trap. As bland read as his lyrics on paper, they come across even weaker on record. His flow is unaffected and unchanging, and he seems contemptuous about the idea of even making a record.
There’s so much hype around him, but you’re just left dumbfounded as to why. So many tracks slip through your consciousness, particularly with how much he sticks to the formula of chorus/verse/chorus. His dullness sucks the life out of typically energetic guests like Playboi Carti, whose feature is less Die Lit and more Diluted. On "3-Headed Snake," his mentor, Young Thug, offers this bit of absurd wisdom: “Jeepers creepers, the gators got measles, shit.” Call it nonsense, but it still lands better and says more than Gunna ever has.

Back in 2017, the music industry was lit up by a rainbow of Scandinavian pop. It speaks to the absolute affect of Sigrid's music that she stood out: aligned enough with her peers to ride the populist wave, but immediately distinguishable, brilliant.
In Sucker Punch, we see confidence crystallised. A concise package of recent singles and flawless new material, the debut LP just confirms the obvious: Sigrid is a total gift to pop music. And the songs on Sucker Punch radiate her particular brand of empowerment: not the sweeping, air-punching kind we might expect from her counterparts, but a more modest commitment to self-love – especially when life throws its inevitable right hooks.
Each track here glitters. "Sight of You" is the sweetest take: an anthem about how, despite gruelling schedules, AWOL luggage and almost-permanent homesickness, Sigrid feels saved by the sea of adoration that awaits her on stage. "Basic" conjures that first flush of romantic infatuation: Sigrid nails the lyric here ("Let's be real, I'm just saying, If you feel it, don't cage it, Ooh, I wanna be basic") before pulling out the catchy big guns with a brazen 'nah nah nah nah' refrain. And over the skipping '80s vibe of "Mine Right Now," we hear her talk herself out of sabotaging a new relationship by overthinking.
On the technical side, Sigrid's arrangements surpass the genre she rode in on: there's a core of deftly-orchestrated electronic pop, sure, but more classical features abound too – the ringing electric guitar solo that lifts "Sucker Punch"'s final bars; the thunderous strings carrying "Sight of You"'s melody; the piano chords that transform "Basic"'s middle eight. With pop currently consumed with references to trap and dancehall, hearing these delicious deviations is a thrill.
Again, it all comes back to Sigrid's character, and how her beaming confidence gives her arrangements a stand-out flair and her stories a relatableness. Aside from being a near-perfect collection of belting pop, Sucker Punch also carries a message of triumphant grace: if you can try to be your own best friend and love yourself a little more, wonderful things will happen.

Back in 2017, the music industry was lit up by a rainbow of Scandinavian pop. It speaks to the absolute affect of Sigrid's music that she stood out: aligned enough with her peers to ride the populist wave, but immediately distinguishable, brilliant.
In Sucker Punch, we see confidence crystallised. A concise package of recent singles and flawless new material, the debut LP just confirms the obvious: Sigrid is a total gift to pop music. And the songs on Sucker Punch radiate her particular brand of empowerment: not the sweeping, air-punching kind we might expect from her counterparts, but a more modest commitment to self-love – especially when life throws its inevitable right hooks.
Each track here glitters. "Sight of You" is the sweetest take: an anthem about how, despite gruelling schedules, AWOL luggage and almost-permanent homesickness, Sigrid feels saved by the sea of adoration that awaits her on stage. "Basic" conjures that first flush of romantic infatuation: Sigrid nails the lyric here ("Let's be real, I'm just saying, If you feel it, don't cage it, Ooh, I wanna be basic") before pulling out the catchy big guns with a brazen 'nah nah nah nah' refrain. And over the skipping '80s vibe of "Mine Right Now," we hear her talk herself out of sabotaging a new relationship by overthinking.
On the technical side, Sigrid's arrangements surpass the genre she rode in on: there's a core of deftly-orchestrated electronic pop, sure, but more classical features abound too – the ringing electric guitar solo that lifts "Sucker Punch"'s final bars; the thunderous strings carrying "Sight of You"'s melody; the piano chords that transform "Basic"'s middle eight. With pop currently consumed with references to trap and dancehall, hearing these delicious deviations is a thrill.
Again, it all comes back to Sigrid's character, and how her beaming confidence gives her arrangements a stand-out flair and her stories a relatableness. Aside from being a near-perfect collection of belting pop, Sucker Punch also carries a message of triumphant grace: if you can try to be your own best friend and love yourself a little more, wonderful things will happen.

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The album volleys between love songs and devastating kiss-offs, starting with the lead single “GTFO,” where Mariah invites someone to “get the fuck out” in a whisper tone so chipper that it was received as instant internet meme gold. On the jagged, jazzy “A No No,” she channels the spirit—and cadences—of TLC’s “No Scrubs” while she exterminates “snakes in the grass;” in the bridge, she riffs on the fact that no is the same across languages. The title track is a hushed threat: “Proceed with caution, don’t be dishonest / I need you closer to love me harder.” For the first half of the album, she calls the shots with the clarity of a traffic signal (“With You” and “The Distance” are both green lights; “GTFO” and “A No No” are reds, and “Caution,” is obviously yellow). But one of Carey’s songwriting strong suits is to verbalize the feelings and moments on the romantic scale that fall between grand declarations of love and loneliness, and for that reason “8th Grade” is a highlight as Carey pines for and fantasizes about her object of desire with the steadfastness of a schoolgirl.
The closer, the piano-driven “Portrait,” grows from a simple ballad to a cathartic release. During the key shift in the last minute, she enunciates her hopes and fears with a raw but strong belt in one of the least polished parts of the album.
Caution’s balance of private longing and public guarded distrust is the perfect axis to pitch a full Mariah Carey record on in 2018. It puts her pride and her pratfalls in perspective, and it adds dynamic depth to the slight, sultry vocal delivery she uses to sell the lyrics.
Following the hit Mariah took in the wake of that New Year’s Eve debacle and the fallout from her break from ex-fiancé James Packer, Caution is a signal that the signer is ready to play the game again. She also wants you to know that she controls the rules this time. People need to hear that sometimes, to know your time is not freely given, that their position in your good graces is contingent upon reciprocating love and honor and respect. Caution is an invitation and a warning. Come through, make yourself useful, or get the fuck out.

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The album volleys between love songs and devastating kiss-offs, starting with the lead single “GTFO,” where Mariah invites someone to “get the fuck out” in a whisper tone so chipper that it was received as instant internet meme gold. On the jagged, jazzy “A No No,” she channels the spirit—and cadences—of TLC’s “No Scrubs” while she exterminates “snakes in the grass;” in the bridge, she riffs on the fact that no is the same across languages. The title track is a hushed threat: “Proceed with caution, don’t be dishonest / I need you closer to love me harder.” For the first half of the album, she calls the shots with the clarity of a traffic signal (“With You” and “The Distance” are both green lights; “GTFO” and “A No No” are reds, and “Caution,” is obviously yellow). But one of Carey’s songwriting strong suits is to verbalize the feelings and moments on the romantic scale that fall between grand declarations of love and loneliness, and for that reason “8th Grade” is a highlight as Carey pines for and fantasizes about her object of desire with the steadfastness of a schoolgirl.
The closer, the piano-driven “Portrait,” grows from a simple ballad to a cathartic release. During the key shift in the last minute, she enunciates her hopes and fears with a raw but strong belt in one of the least polished parts of the album.
Caution’s balance of private longing and public guarded distrust is the perfect axis to pitch a full Mariah Carey record on in 2018. It puts her pride and her pratfalls in perspective, and it adds dynamic depth to the slight, sultry vocal delivery she uses to sell the lyrics.
Following the hit Mariah took in the wake of that New Year’s Eve debacle and the fallout from her break from ex-fiancé James Packer, Caution is a signal that the signer is ready to play the game again. She also wants you to know that she controls the rules this time. People need to hear that sometimes, to know your time is not freely given, that their position in your good graces is contingent upon reciprocating love and honor and respect. Caution is an invitation and a warning. Come through, make yourself useful, or get the fuck out.

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At only 10 tracks long, Caution is the leanest album Carey has released in a while. It’s also both musically and vocally something a bit different from the singer. The singing, for the most part, stays in Carey’s lower and whisper ranges. There are belts and whistles to be found, but they are used sparingly throughout the record. Caution is a contemporary R&B record that keeps Carey current while pleasing her fanbase. The title track is shimmering mid-tempo R&B cut that sees Carey using her whisper range to change-up her lyric delivery as she varies speeds and keeps things pretty low key. In the song’s final minute the belt and power notes come, and Carey sounds magnificent.
With production from Blood Orange on "Giving Me Life," it is hardly surprising that this is the defining and most eclectic moment on the album. With echoes of "The Roof" and "The Beautiful Ones" from the iconic Butterfly album, the chorus is an immediate classic and the breakdown towards the end of the song is a stunning showcase of that vocal range against a backdrop of electric guitars. 
Elsewhere on the album, she regards romance with open-eyed caginess. I can’t stop playing the single “With You,” even if it’s the sort of thing designed for Carey to sing from a standing position as her dancers bend their backs. DJ Mustard lays down simple piano chords with the air of a benediction or a graduation song, and Carey croons, oh so slowly, about a very particular meet-cute: “He said ‘Yo, I’ve been loving you so long / Ever since that Bone Thugs song.’” Her own side of the story is, naturally, told in the third person: “She was so full of such trepidation / There in front of the whole damn nation.”
Atop effervescent synths that bubble like Coke on “One Mo’ Gen,” Carey exhales, “Did you like when I put my lips there?/’Cause I like when you’re kissing me everywhere/Do you mind if we go back in one mo’ gen?” The unapologetic sexuality of this album is a low-key awakening of sorts.
Caution is a song cycle about clearing out dead weight in your life in order to make room for new faces and experiences. .
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At only 10 tracks long, Caution is the leanest album Carey has released in a while. It’s also both musically and vocally something a bit different from the singer. The singing, for the most part, stays in Carey’s lower and whisper ranges. There are belts and whistles to be found, but they are used sparingly throughout the record. Caution is a contemporary R&B record that keeps Carey current while pleasing her fanbase. The title track is shimmering mid-tempo R&B cut that sees Carey using her whisper range to change-up her lyric delivery as she varies speeds and keeps things pretty low key. In the song’s final minute the belt and power notes come, and Carey sounds magnificent.
With production from Blood Orange on "Giving Me Life," it is hardly surprising that this is the defining and most eclectic moment on the album. With echoes of "The Roof" and "The Beautiful Ones" from the iconic Butterfly album, the chorus is an immediate classic and the breakdown towards the end of the song is a stunning showcase of that vocal range against a backdrop of electric guitars.
Elsewhere on the album, she regards romance with open-eyed caginess. I can’t stop playing the single “With You,” even if it’s the sort of thing designed for Carey to sing from a standing position as her dancers bend their backs. DJ Mustard lays down simple piano chords with the air of a benediction or a graduation song, and Carey croons, oh so slowly, about a very particular meet-cute: “He said ‘Yo, I’ve been loving you so long / Ever since that Bone Thugs song.’” Her own side of the story is, naturally, told in the third person: “She was so full of such trepidation / There in front of the whole damn nation.”
Atop effervescent synths that bubble like Coke on “One Mo’ Gen,” Carey exhales, “Did you like when I put my lips there?/’Cause I like when you’re kissing me everywhere/Do you mind if we go back in one mo’ gen?” The unapologetic sexuality of this album is a low-key awakening of sorts.
Caution is a song cycle about clearing out dead weight in your life in order to make room for new faces and experiences. .
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A grave mistake is doubting Mariah Carey, over the last three years of analyzing live performances and dismissing one of the most indelible voices and successful songwriters of our time as a nostalgia act beyond her prime. We celebrate music-industry men long after their singing voices decay into dust; Mariah’s instrument isn’t quite what it was, thanks to some natural wear, but it is still a powerful weapon. There are different rules for women. It’s not fair. Part of the reason people acted shady is that Mariah was introduced to us as a total-package artist. She came into the biz writing her own stuff — and singing the holy living shit out of it — and stayed put through decades of radical sea changes. The bar for Mariah is excellence. The New Year’s incident was below par, even though the circumstances weren’t necessarily her fault. Treating Mariah like an artist in the twilight of her relevance was premature, though, another case of the internet playing judge, jury, and executioner before it had reviewed all of the evidence.
Would we have gotten Caution, almost-all-killer-almost-no-filler Mariah Carey album, if she didn’t feel like she had something to prove? And what we have is the tightest, shortest Mariah album in ages, a collection that leverages the singer’s skills, quirks, and history with the sonic architecture of modern mainstream R&B. Caution splits the difference between current trends (alternately ambient and bleepy keyboards that 20 years ago would have sounded more at home on IDM albums, soothing snares whose staccato rolling mimic the sound of ratchets) and her career-long devotion to a lush, high-quality product. As has been the case since virtually her 1990 debut, if modern R&B is a Yamaha piano, what Carey gives you is Bösendorfer. There are pillows of backing vocals, melodies with contours like those of ornate vases, songs with real momentum and solid payoff by way of elaborate emotional crescendos.
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A grave mistake is doubting Mariah Carey, over the last three years of analyzing live performances and dismissing one of the most indelible voices and successful songwriters of our time as a nostalgia act beyond her prime. We celebrate music-industry men long after their singing voices decay into dust; Mariah’s instrument isn’t quite what it was, thanks to some natural wear, but it is still a powerful weapon. There are different rules for women. It’s not fair. Part of the reason people acted shady is that Mariah was introduced to us as a total-package artist. She came into the biz writing her own stuff — and singing the holy living shit out of it — and stayed put through decades of radical sea changes. The bar for Mariah is excellence. The New Year’s incident was below par, even though the circumstances weren’t necessarily her fault. Treating Mariah like an artist in the twilight of her relevance was premature, though, another case of the internet playing judge, jury, and executioner before it had reviewed all of the evidence.
Would we have gotten Caution, almost-all-killer-almost-no-filler Mariah Carey album, if she didn’t feel like she had something to prove? And what we have is the tightest, shortest Mariah album in ages, a collection that leverages the singer’s skills, quirks, and history with the sonic architecture of modern mainstream R&B. Caution splits the difference between current trends (alternately ambient and bleepy keyboards that 20 years ago would have sounded more at home on IDM albums, soothing snares whose staccato rolling mimic the sound of ratchets) and her career-long devotion to a lush, high-quality product. As has been the case since virtually her 1990 debut, if modern R&B is a Yamaha piano, what Carey gives you is Bösendorfer. There are pillows of backing vocals, melodies with contours like those of ornate vases, songs with real momentum and solid payoff by way of elaborate emotional crescendos.
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When a band has a career that spans across decades, there’s usually a good reason behind it. In the case of Weezer, their longevity has arguably stemmed from the fact that they released two albums early in their career, The Blue Album and Pinkerton, that went on to be major hits and ’90s landscape changers. When a band raises the bar so high so early on, it can be difficult to maintain upward momentum. Yet, Weezer have largely done just that. They established themselves as a beloved band that churned out work that satisfied the public palette. Therefore, anything less than what listeners know they can bring to the table feels like a step backward.
And that feeling is legitimate when it comes to Weezer’s latest release, The Black Album. Weezer strayed further than usual from what is considered to be their traditional sound, incorporating electronic elements, dabbling in light rap, and even devoting an entire song to zombies. While experimentation is not damning by any means, it can be if it results in an overall loss of quality — something that The Black Album serves as a cautionary tale of. 
The Black Album contains moments where instrumentation and vocal performance truly shine through, and this is perhaps best exemplified within “High as a Kite." With its soft ambiance and introspective narrative, the track serves as a rich oasis amidst an album that can otherwise feel challenging to digest. Unlike other tracks on The Black Album, where it appears that some semblance of rap is being attempted, “High as a Kite” is a reminder of the strong voice that Rivers Cuomo has always had and how well-suited it is for conquering long, full melodies.
What detracts from Cuomo’s vocal performance and even some promising compositions are bizarre lyrical choices that nearly every track falls victim to in one way or another. It’s out of character for a band that have proven themselves capable of writing lyrics several echelons beyond where they’ve landed with The Black Album. 
Their decision to undertake a pop/electronic hybrid sound on The Black Album was intentional, and there’s nothing wrong with that. However, innovation never has to come at the expense of good songwriting.

When a band has a career that spans across decades, there’s usually a good reason behind it. In the case of Weezer, their longevity has arguably stemmed from the fact that they released two albums early in their career, The Blue Album and Pinkerton, that went on to be major hits and ’90s landscape changers. When a band raises the bar so high so early on, it can be difficult to maintain upward momentum. Yet, Weezer have largely done just that. They established themselves as a beloved band that churned out work that satisfied the public palette. Therefore, anything less than what listeners know they can bring to the table feels like a step backward.
And that feeling is legitimate when it comes to Weezer’s latest release, The Black Album. Weezer strayed further than usual from what is considered to be their traditional sound, incorporating electronic elements, dabbling in light rap, and even devoting an entire song to zombies. While experimentation is not damning by any means, it can be if it results in an overall loss of quality — something that The Black Album serves as a cautionary tale of.
The Black Album contains moments where instrumentation and vocal performance truly shine through, and this is perhaps best exemplified within “High as a Kite." With its soft ambiance and introspective narrative, the track serves as a rich oasis amidst an album that can otherwise feel challenging to digest. Unlike other tracks on The Black Album, where it appears that some semblance of rap is being attempted, “High as a Kite” is a reminder of the strong voice that Rivers Cuomo has always had and how well-suited it is for conquering long, full melodies.
What detracts from Cuomo’s vocal performance and even some promising compositions are bizarre lyrical choices that nearly every track falls victim to in one way or another. It’s out of character for a band that have proven themselves capable of writing lyrics several echelons beyond where they’ve landed with The Black Album.
Their decision to undertake a pop/electronic hybrid sound on The Black Album was intentional, and there’s nothing wrong with that. However, innovation never has to come at the expense of good songwriting.