R&B you should know and love

Corpsey

call me big papa
I wish you'd write blogs like that, Craner.

Massive blogs about listening to RNB in your car, wiping the salty tears from your cheeks with service station bog roll.
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
Your true voice.

If I'm Pound and you're Eliot I'm crossing out everything you write about politics and asking for more RnB.
 

luka

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The whole point is to inflate the feeling, to give it definite form, to aestheticise it and dramatise it and make it glorious
 

luka

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Not to undermine it, not to load it with provisos and carping doubt. To give it full unmitigated expression.
 

boxedjoy

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I think the best stuff makes the personal and the private feel universal and familiar. All your intimate feelings, blown up to widescreen levels, exposing the humanity in who you are and how you relate to the world.
 

luka

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It's like names. Once you know the names of birds they stop being an amorphous flapping mass of beaks and feathers, they separate out into Eagles, Cockatoos, Cranes, Herons, Wrens, Hoopoes
 

craner

Beast of Burden
This is why this is one of the greatest R&B songs of all: because it's one of the most dramatic songs ever made. It's more dramatic than opera.

 

luka

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I think the best stuff makes the personal and the private feel universal and familiar. All your intimate feelings, blown up to widescreen levels, exposing the humanity in who you are and how you relate to the world.
Yes exactly this is why indie is so reactionary and evil. It doesn't universalise it tries to keep the personal frame
 

luka

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My little personal experience particular to me. Absolutely unacceptable.
 

boxedjoy

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also some of the greatest r&b hits - Say My Name, The Boy Is Mine, Case Of The Ex - are all really specifically situational, but use their emotional vocabulary to make them feel real, as lived-in situations you understand even if you don't know them.
 

luka

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i got him to review adina howards masterpiece, t shirt and my panties on and he did a very good job
 

thirdform

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i wasn't being entirely serious last night, though I'd agree with boxedjoy that rnb is essentially a relatable aspirational fantasy, in a way say, free jazz isn't.
 
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