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Olivia Rodrigo Is The Real Thing

  OK, hay que hablar y dejar algo muy en claro: el mayo fenómeno de la música en 2021 es Olivia Rodrigo. Ha sacado tres sencillos y cada uno de ellos hace que sus escuchas vivan el angst adolescente del amor.  En The Guardian le hicieron un perfil ahora que saldrá su primer disco Sour y previo a su aparición en los Brits Awards y en en SNL. Released in January, Drivers License sprang (almost) out of nowhere like a heaved sob. Four days later, it broke Spotify records for the most single-day streams (Christmas songs exempted). The next day, it broke that record again. After 10 weeks at No 1 in the US and nine in the UK, it has been streamed 1.9bn times. Next Tuesday, the California-born songwriter makes her live debut at the Brits; the following weekend, she does Saturday Night Live; a week later she releases her debut album, Sour, a grippingly well written – all by her – collection of balladry, pop-punk, bitter diatribes and euphoric taunts that dwells on this romantic treachery. Even

J. Cole - The Off-Season

  Me gusta el concepto que maneja J. Cole para el título de su más reciente álbum: The Off-Season no se refiere a la temporada baja sino al trabajo de sombra que se hace antes de la verdadera campaña.  Junto con el lanzamiento de esta producción se anunció en estos días que J. Cole se integraría a un equipo de baloncesto en África: Rwanda Patriots. Ya tuvo su primer partido. Anotó tres puntos y tuvo más asistencias y rebotes.

St Vicent - Daddy's Home

  El primer track de la nueva producción de St. Vicent “Daddy's Home”, me hizo recordar a ‘Debra’ en el Midnite Vultures de Beck.  Ya he escuchado el Daddy's Home en dos ocasiones este fin de semana. Siento que Beck realizó el mejor disco setentero fuera de la misma década de los 70s hasta el momento.  

La criminalización del baile funk en Brasil

“Funk is union,” says DJ Marlboro. Its social importance in Brazilian culture comes from the fact that the music “gives opportunity to those who are socially excluded. We’re bad with education, health and security. We are a very rich [yet] poorly administered country,” he continues. “The problem in Brazil is that the political class is trying to take advantage [of us] — of a country that has been robbed ever since it was discovered. The more miserable the favela, the more violent it is. The more urbanised the favela — with more assistance, better schooling — the less violent it becomes, because people have perspective in life. And funk helps to give perspective. Funk can lead to social ascension.” Link:  Baile funk: the criminalisation of Brazil's funk scene | DJMag.com

Grammy Latino 2020, tú tienes la culpa de esto

El último día de mayo es la fecha límite para lanzar producciones y ser considerado al Grammy Latino.  Nuevos lanzamientos: Anuel, Carlos Vives, Kany García, Ricardo Arjona (!!!), Alaina Castillo, Enrique Bunbury, Mala Rodríguez, y literalmente un largo etcétera.   Link:  Every Latin Album Release in May: Ricardo Arjona, Kany Garcia, Christian Nodal & More

How I'm Feeling Now - Charli XCX

Hasta el año pasado Charli XCX tardó seis años en sacar su tercer disco. Su cuarta producción la lanzó esta cuarentena. Entre un álbum y otro pasaron unos cuantos meses.  Link:  Charli XCX Captures the Weird Intimacy of Quarantine

Bad Bunny en Rolling Stone

Esta entrevista me pone en conflicto al pensar que Bad Bunny estar genderfucking al reggeatón.  It’s no coincidence that Bad Bunny’s Latin-pop revolution has dovetailed with a time of upheaval across Latin America — where women rally against rampant femicide; where LGBTQ people combat hate by upping their visibility in pop culture and the streets; and where people of all stripes challenge emboldened, authoritarian politicians and their cronies. As Latinos, Latinas, and those in between fight for a much freer society, Bad Bunny is writing songs to light their path. And if being cooped up during a pandemic has any benefit, it’s that he finally has the time to process all of it. También esta intranquilidad me viene luego de ver el argumento del reggeatón dentro del feminismo en la película de Ema (2009). Link:  How does a Latin-pop superstar spend lockdown? Hanging out with his girlfriend, watching 'Toy Story' and surprising the world

It Was Good Until It Wasn’t - Kehlani

El disco de Kehlani It Was Good Until It Wasn’t fue el que más disfruté de los nuevos lanzamientos surgidos durante el fin de semana. The singer grew up in the social media age. She’s incredibly aware of how all her actions — what she says, does, likes, wears, whom she dates, befriends, and tweets — will be either applauded and celebrated, or judged and mocked. “That’s why when people do that whole, ‘These new girls, they need to be like Beyoncé and Aaliyah. Aaliyah would never be on Instagram, commenting back.’ It's like, ‘Bro, Aaliyah didn’t have an Instagram! It didn’t exist. Beyoncé was a whole grown adult before Instagram came out.’ You can’t compare us. We grew up getting dissected.” Link:  Kehlani Gets Real About Social Media and Celebrity Culture

El estilo de Little Richard

Diría que David Bowie, el artista previamente conocido como Prince y Juan Gabriel (quienes se nos fueron en 2016), aprendieron de Little Richard. Gender-fluid fashion, men’s makeup, and personal style are basically mainstream in fashion now. But getting to that place required pioneers to shock audiences by doing and wearing the truly weird. Little Richard held both the value of personal expression and the alienation of being bizarre in the highest regard: He was a great beauty, and a real freak. He had beautiful cheekbones, the kind that launch a lifelong modeling career, and bedroom eyes that he electrified into something maniacally provocative—“Ooh, you like that!” From the beginning, when his colorful suits fit lean and a little baggy, and he’d throw his leg up on his piano while pounding the keys, style was part of what he did, in this art form that launched not simply on radio but also on late-night television. Link:  Little Richard Made Male Vanity Look Like the Coolest Thing in

Petals for Amor - Hayley Williams

Escuché el disco de Hayley Williams "Petals for Armor" durante el fin de semana pero ahora entiendo que no soy su público meta. The album is a release in multiple senses of the word for Williams. It’s her first record without the band that made her famous when she was still a teenager (though her bandmates, Taylor York and Joey Howard, worked with her on the writing and recording of the album, this project stands apart from their work as a unit). Emotionally and lyrically explicit, Petals for Armor touches on raw nerve after raw nerve: the breakdown of her marriage, her grandmother’s declining health, and the inherited trauma that has been passed down through the women in her family. “Every woman in my family on my mom’s side... they’ve all been abused in almost every sense of the word,” she told The New York Times. She began writing the album after entering intensive therapy for the first time, and being diagnosed with depression and PTSD. Trauma echoes through the lyrics, w

How Far? x Gorillaz ft. Tony Allen and Skepta

Track lanzado el sábado en tributo a Tony Allen, baterista nigeriano, quien murió la semana pasada por complicaciones del coronavirus.

Qué maldicion - Banda MS x Snoop Dogg

Es la primera vez en muchos años que me digno a escuchar algo de banda. Descubro que es más una balada.

Nick Cave sobre el plagio

Nick Cave: “Did you steal ‘Palaces of Montezuma’ from Rising Signs ?” Warren: “Fuck, no!” he says, “I stole it from The Laughing Clowns.” The great beauty of contemporary music, and what gives it its edge and vitality, is its devil-may-care attitude toward appropriation — everybody is grabbing stuff from everybody else, all the time . It’s a feeding frenzy of borrowed ideas that goes toward the advancement of rock music — the great artistic experiment of our era.  Plagiarism is an ugly word. Link: Nick Cave on plagiarism  

Similitudes entre pandemia de 1918 y 2020 de acuerdo a Billboard

Teatros cerrados, chicas cantando en las calles (luego de que los teatros cerraran)... The news is full of“unprecedented” situations, but Billboard is 126 years old, and we’ve seen it all — including the 1918 influenza pandemic that killed an estimated 675,000 Americans and shut down public gatherings in many big cities for weeks or months. A look at the magazine’s archives shows that the issues facing the entertainment business at the time seem frighteningly familiar. (Back then, Billboard covered it all — Broadway to burlesque, circuses to state fairs.) History may not repeat itself, as the saying goes — but it often rhymes. Link: Billboard's Coverage of 1918 Pandemic Reveals Eerie Similarities

Lennon Stella - Three.Two.One

Me encontré esto como música nueva para esta semana. Three.Two.One de Lennon Stella. Disfrutable.

Agujeros negros al ritmo de Elvis Presley

Researchers with the world’s gravitational wave detectors said today they had picked up vibrations from a cosmic collision that harmonized with the opening notes of an Elvis Presley hit. The source was the most exotic merger of two black holes detected yet—a pair in which one weighed more than three times as much as the other. Because of the stark mass imbalance, the collision generated gravitational waves at multiple frequencies, in a harmony Elvis fans would recognize. The chord also confirms a prediction of Albert Einstein’s theory of gravity, or general relativity. Such mismatched mass events could help theorists figure out how pairs of black holes form in the first place. “Anything that seems to be at the edge of our predictions is most interesting,” says Chris Belczynski, a gravitational theorist at the Polish Academy of Sciences, who was not involved in the observation. But the one event is “not quite in the regime where you can tell the different formation [routes] apart.” Lin

Las canciones de redención de Jason Isbell

Tras la muerte de John Prine, he retomado mi escucha de la música que en español podríamos decir country. Más preciso: Americana .    Isbell's last three records have built him one of the broadest and most devoted fan bases in modern music: emotional hipster kids, hard-bitten Nashville guitar players, brainy suburban moms. On Twitter, there is a running joke among sportswriters—not usually the most persuadable group—that Isbell has replaced Bruce Springsteen in their very limited pantheon. “Nobody had gone after them before,” Isbell said, grinning, when I asked if he'd noticed this. “Everybody thought—it's like the line from [Leonard Cohen's] ‘Famous Blue Raincoat.’ You know, I thought it was there for good so I never tried. You thought nobody could win over the cold heart of sportswriters of America, but you were wrong.” Link:  Jason Isbell’s Redemption Songs

El fervor por John Prine

Me enteré la semana pasada del deceso del cantautor estadounidense John Prime, a la vez que lo iba descubriendo. A lo largo de esta semana he estado escuchando su música con fervor. No soy religioso pero de ahora en adelante, la Semana Santa será para poner en loop la canción de “Jesus, The Missing Years”. Prine fue el artista de los artistas.

Queen Live @ Wembley Stadium, 1986 [YouTube]