Monday, May 17, 2010


I love it, quite a
mature sound! Its got No 1.
written all over it.
I just love it!!!!
It sounds incredibly beautiful!!!!!!
Love it. Best Kylie song
for years and nice
for Kylie just to be herself
I adore it!
I am so happy and
can't wait to
discover the video, then the album.
Kylie is back!
LOVE IT!! I am so glad
I held off listening
to the LQ clips going around.
It helped build the excitement.
Was worried it wouldn't live
up to the hype.
But even after first listen the chorus is in your head.
yeah, chorus def keeps going
round and round
your head afterwards
It's amazing how I didn't
like the original loop that was put
on .com
as the announcement and now it's the BEST part of the whole song!!
Playing it on repeat
it get's better with each play!!
Definitely a grower!!
Love it, too.
It's like Ultimate
all in one song!
Classic Kylie, classic POP!
Big thumbs up from me
Great track!
Totally adore it!!
Such an amazing song!
THe chorus is absolutely
STUCK in my head atm!
It's one of those songs,
that the words are easy to memorise,
so not only can you hum it,
but you can sing it,
str8 after first listen!
Love it!

its great but
it won't braek any of CGYOOMH records
i think
I just adore it.Beautiful and a real anthem.
Can you imagine in a club or party
when the orgasmic 2 minute point kicks in?
Can anyone confirm when we can actually download it?
I really, really like it.
I'm not an insane fan of the synthetic sound
we got in the teaser which is the build up.
When you listen really loud at the song
it becomes noisy and actually annoying
(maybe I'm just old).
Everything else is just wonderful.
I love the lyrics, the feeling, the vocals
(could be stronger even)
and the general tone of the song
Freaking love it...
I wanted another IBIY and
I got it...
exactly! thank god
i didn't listen to that lq version!
Can't wait for the album
its gonna be a ripper!
Let's call a spade a spade.
It's fucking brilliant.
When can we actually download it?
I shall wait until it's official.
such an emotional
pure kylie pop anthem !
Absolutely wonderful- a beautiful
(and more mature sounding)
love song set to a great dance track.
It's as good as the hype suggested,
possibly the best of her Parlo years!!

Today, Kylie has made us all very proud
ATL lovers will be No1
if we all stick togever
and buy it :-)
mmm Don't know,
I prefer ATL than CGYOOMH.
This song can be her new anthem i'm sure
Wish I had held off
from listening to the LQ as
that gave me goosebumps.
So it lessened the impact
of the first play
but I LOVE IT even more.
Ripped onto itunes already
but will
of course
download on the 13th June too
it is absolute magic,
there is no other
way to describe it!
The anticipation now
for aphrodite
will kill me!
Cannot get over it!
It's just SOOOO good!
Not just saying that 'cause it's Kylie
because there's loads of her stuff
I don't like
but this?
I love every part of it,
the whispers,
the part from the original announcement,
the chorus,
the vocals,
the lyrics,
the end,
Cannot wait for some amazing remixes,
and the sure to be gorgeous video!
Practically bursting with excitement,
Just having the song has not made me content,
definitely made me want the album MORE!
Just amazing.
It's fresh,
it's hypnotic,it's beautiful vocally.
The middle 8 is perfect and then
it literally is an eargasm as it explodes.
I actually LOVE it.
Roll on the rumoured* Stuart Price preview mix of the album tomorrow.
* as in I just read it somewhere!
already ripped onto itunes.
I can't wait to the 13th June.
But I will download it then
and buy the single
(as I ALWAYS have).
Loving it.... !
Loving it.... !
Its fantastic!!
It really is emotinal pop
as Kylie says,
it kind of grabs you
in the way IBIY did and
"With every heartbeat" from Robyn
Love it.
hope its Kylies FORTH decade
with a number one
I think it's a very,
very pleasant song.
it's let down by the lack
of a proper middle eight
and I can't help but shake the feeling
that it's just
It's also far too similar to
"I Believe In You", yet not as striking.
Popjustice, Jake Shears, Dannii et al
can blather on all they want about how
and "earth shatteringly brilliant" it is,
but at the end of the day,
it simply *isn't*.
It's just a good Kylie song.
Far from her worst, but crucially,
far from her best also.
I hope I'm proved wrong,
but I genuinely don't think this is going to be
the "smash hit" they think it'll be.
It's far too understated and polite.
It's a pefectly lovely album track,
or 4th single even,
but a big comeback single?
7 out of 10
What can i say?
It's already a Kylie classic <3.
I think i actually experienced
an involuntary orgasm while listening to it .
Can't stop playing on YouTube!!!
Love it!!!
IBIY 2??
Loves it!!!
I like it but wasn't blown away.
It's been ridiculously hyped
on here.
It couldn't live up to it.
I think it will be a grower
but massive number one???
I'm not sure
Truely amazing,
better than expected, the best part
is the spoken part that leads into that great instrumental
It's wonderful...
you know within the first 5 seconds
that it's going to build into the room-shaking anthem
that it is.
A perfect return to form...
and her voice is sounding great.
Number 1 for sure.
I am so sick of sites like Popjustice
hyping songs up
to a completely unreal extent.
Then you hear the song and just think
" that it?".
They've got to try and reign in their hyperbole
a bit
and keep it only for songs
that truly deserve it.
One of the best things about it.
Is that you can't tell it's a Stuart Price production.
Hopefully the rest of the album
is as good.
Can't wait to hear
the WAWA mix.
It's amazing, isn't it,
think I've played about
10 times already...
Still, can't get into the chorus,
but the verses are catchy as hell,
and that middle 8 breakdown
with the build up after it.
It will be a big radio hit in the UK and Europe,
I can feel it.
Whether it will be a hit on the charts
is another question all together,
it's all up to the video now.
Remember that in Kylie's case
videos have always been
50% percent
responsible for the actual success of the track.
This has got to be one
of the most euphoric days
in Kylie Fan Kingdom!!!
It's quite good.
The vocals are excellent.
The lyrics reasonably substantial.
The production is great
except for that irritating "I Believe In You" type
of recurring synth-y melody which
REALLY spoils the track for me.
Again it's got that kind of
fluffiness about like I Believe In You
(one of Kylie's worst singles IMO)
Certainly nothing outstanding,
unless it hopefully grows on me.
I pretty much agree with you
that sound IS annoying
Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuv it!!!!
Aren't you glad we
didn't ruin it with
LQ clips beforehand?
I almost caved a few times,
but so glad I waited
Its amazing
i love it reminds me
of made of glass
Couldn't agree more.
The hype amongst certain people
has been so OTT.
So very very glad
I nearly caved...
it was this morning!
But I made myself busy
and stuck it out.
Well done to you too!
And Kerrie and
all the others that waited

*Pats on back*
But I will reserve further judgment
until I see the video!
I thought CGYOOMH was crap
until I saw the video and then
I absolutely loved it!
But instant reaction = Boring,
must try harder.
Thought it was meant to be
Classic Kylie????
At least 2 Hearts had
a bit more bite!
It's totally and utterly divine...
As Louis Walsh on the X Factor might say,
a MILLION per cent yes. :-)
Love it!
Its good on first listen
and utterly great on the 20th listen.
Its lush and smooth
and groovy and mature pop..
love the textures.
Cant wait for the awesome video!
Love it --
it's very euphoric and
I love the sentiment behind it.
Her voice sounds great
not being so high
(a la Wow)
love it~
even my mom love it~
no1 written all over it~
congrat to kylie
m loving it.
Its a grower.....
well after 5 listens anyway.
It will be nice to listen
to drunk in a gay bar.
Love it!
It's so catchy,
it gets stuck in your head
even after the first listen.
My favourite part is when
everything's stripped away
and it's just her voice
and a piano... gorgeous!
now I can say it was very emotive
to listen to the premiere.
Love the track is 100% Kylie.
I'll admit that I was exactly
the same as you Kane.
I hadn't listened and was
a tiny bit worried
that it wouldn't live up to the hype but I
I find it to be sooooooo infectious
and grows with each listen.
The remixes are going to be awesome!
Not bad but
not fantastic either.
It just doesn't soar for me
as I think it should
Great. Love it.
What's the WAWA Mix?
The LQ didn't ruin anything
for me,
I'm still really stoked about the HQ.
they talked so much over it,
but I understand why,
It's like they've taken
the U/K era and extended it.
A great leading single!
Hopefully the video will work its magic and make the song
the huge #1
you all say it is.
Love it,
can't stop playing it!!!
Fab single from our girl!
I don't know if it's the best song from the album,
but IMO
it's great as a lead single.
Again I totally agree with you
but the song needed 2 chosus before the end ..
to keep the momentum...
It's one of the official remixes of the song.
Apparantly it's being premiered
at G-A-Y tomorrow night.
Just plain brilliant.
I love that they have stayed true
to what Kylie does best.
They haven't followed
any trends or borrowed
from what's hot right now...
it's unmistakeably Kylie.
I couldn't imagine anyone else
singing it.
And.....that part straight after the bridge...
is freakin' euphoric pop at it's best.

use and abuse of then part
wen theres almostno sound
and then the music bacK again
with that infectuous synth
But they put it out there
on Parlo's YouTube site to enjoy.
I can't stop playing this song,
so much comes out
each time i hear it, up to 20 ?
times now.
And an image is building in my mind
of the video
thanks to the stills we have seen.
I bet In_the_Mood_for_Love
can say what a killer video it will be.
Don't underestimate Kylie's natural charm.
PS its jsut a song
that makes you want to have
an experience with someone
and share something
with a crowd of people!
First of all,
Tommy, my compliments
for the strikingly beautiful image
of my beloved Gillian Anderson.
I think she is a goddess
and soooo beautiful!
Talking about another goddess,
I am happy we finally
managed to hear
Kylie's new single!!!
The wait is over!!!
I am a bit disappointed,
in the sense that All The Lovers
sounds like I Believe In You's little sister...
A bit like Dannii is to Kylie...
In part it's a good thing,
of course,
since I LOOOOOVE I Believe in You.
Don't get me wrong,
ATL is a great song.
I love the lyrics
(really poignant for a change!)
and the tones in Kylie's voice,
at last she doesn't try too hard
or use her horrible nasal or breathy vocals!
I'm sure I'll grow
to absolutely adore the song,
but it simply doesn't live to
the fucking incredible hype
it received.
It is a very good Kylie song,
back to Light Years gloriousness!
But it's more of the same
and not at all innovative.
The main problem I have
is that it is almost a ballad.
Let's not kid ourselves here,
it is a mid-tempo number
and it's not a hard-core dance song.
I'm sure the remixes will be excellent
and will deliver a much stronger
dancey version of the song, but
at the moment it is not very current.
My favourite Kylie single still remains Confide In Me.
But that was a ballad with a punch:
she really delivered an incredible and
(at the time
absolutely unexpected performance!
All The Lovers is just another
I Believe In You without
the very high and impressive notes.
And unless they speed it up
and add a HUGE bassline,
you can't really dance to it...
So all in all, it's a mixed reaction,
even though I DO like the song a lot.
And it will be massive!
Because it's Kylie.
Strangely enough,
I find so many similarities
with Sophie's Bittersweet:
the same
old-school 80s
melancholic feeling,
same flatness and lack of punch,
same low-register chorus
(no very high notes).
It's funny how most of you slated that song,
when it shares so much with Kylie's new effort!!!
I love it,
but I don't like how it's edited.
I hope this is just the Radio Edit.

end of.

(All text taken from the Say Hey Messageboard, and edited minorly for flow not grammar.)<

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Being Hated So Much Right Now

I need to stop eating red meat before bedtime. I had a dream about Kelis last night. She was pumping gas - or was I? I think she was riding in a tour bus or camper van. It was a dark tan color. I had a similar moment as one which I shared on the phone recently with avant-garde filmmaker Luther Price. I started talking about his film on which I'm basing a project (Luther, who has never done any kind of home distribution and doubtfully ever will) and he asked me how I'd seen it. I had to leave this long pause (it was a bootleg). Stuttering, I told him that I had acquired it from someone who collected video art (leaving out names) and he listed on a hand the people who could have "leaked" it. The experience was vaguaely mortifying, especially since it was one point of discussion that had never crossed my mind. And based on a deeply personal event for Price that was now in an endless stream of illicit reproduction online.

Last night I was critiquing Kelis' new album 'Flesh Tone' based on the 5 leaked tracks so far. I wasn't sure about Flesh Tone cause I'm not convinced from what I've heard thus far (a problem since the 5 surfaced tracks leave only 3 cuts unheard). I was spinning this criticism TO KELIS. And there was this similar horror. How would I know if I hadn't engaged in such non-egalitarian behavior? She shot me daggers with a look that made me blush. This truly skin-crawling dread resurfaced when I remembered the dream the next morning.

(I'm covering that album for Fanzine later in July so I want to excise/articulate some of this anticipation before I sit down to narrativize my decade-long lovefest with Kelis. Call this a free-form sketch. I'm also thinking of the form that Dodie presented at the Ugly Duckling Press / Kitchen event last night. She read from Barf Manifesto and her seemingly-effortless barfing is so inspiring, though so difficult to pull off adeptly.)

My oneiric Kelis is looking at me with how-dare-you eyes. And it's a desert gas station. Retrospecutively, I'm wondering if the deserted location has any significance on the anxiety the moment is producing in me. Why this Hills Have Eyes setting for this, my fanatic confrontation? My verbal fuck-up.

Deric was asking me recently who wrote about smooth space and I remembered it was Deleuze and Guattari, but not from reading them (for a film study post-grad, I've read criminally little Deleuze), from Laura U Marks, a writer who always seems better in theory, then I go to her and can't quite find much productive to use outside of the context she creates for her arguements. This one's called 'Touch: Sensuous Theory', or some such thing. So, of course she goes on about smooth. She's looking at textiles and grainy video art and Deleuze's smootheness and spinning into a new theory of "haptics". It's like phenomenology without the sticky idealisms of early 20th century philosphy. She became famous (in film studies circles) with her book 'The Skin of Film' (a line Luther just spoke to me over the phone to much great excite).

The desert stretches out around Kelis and she just leers at me. There's just this photo-shoot paper like monochromatic landscap stretching out but going nowhere. I got into a fight with Deric about the meaning of this space. See, for D&G smooth space exists in oposition to striated space which is, in laymens' terms, formless or freed conception of space (or concepts) and organized, grid-like spaces (which connotes progress, science, culture). Think desert versus city. Popular music, my D argued, cannot be smooth because it's rooted in capitalism (an organizational principal best suited for the striated). But, in my seemingly lifelong effort to argue for the liberatory elements lurking in (the monetarily nefarious popular) pop music, I feel that the groundless, welling and invasive euphoria that good pop music builds at its core and the clandestine counter culture of fanatacism that this engenders frees up some of the stickier implications to marketing tactics and moneyed interests. Smooth space is the space of nomads, and I can think of no more nomadic of a space than the fan chatroom. Perhaps this desert of my dreams reflects the space I've forged for Kelis in my heart, a sensuous relation to these songs that drift in leak form, song by song. Smooth space is too-close, which any fanatic is, of course. I'm never embarrassed by this subjectivity. It's always a project.

There's not really a narrative to the Kelis dream. It was a moment - a moment of ardor, anxiety and panic, which is to say, a fleshed-out moment, one in which I'd created a causality around Kelis. Rationally dreaming about this kind of exchange? This is the comedy behind fanatacism. Perhaps in my dream I sensed that the likelihood of such a confrontation is so slim and moot; the gravity seems so hyperbolic, too. Still, you wouldn't want Kelis mad at you. It was a weird distillation and fever dream. Too much red meat and swedish fish. I want all of this to make sense. I want it to add up to a larger narrative or significant moment. I want to force this language to impart meaning on the moment and make it as significant as that feeling which emerged when I was reminded of it today in one silly wave of gravity. I love popular culture because it creates these huge public excitements across platforms. It feels communal. I've participated in a Kelis concert (as in, gone). I've been slowly downloading this album for 6 months now and the album only has 8 songs. Remixes, videos, wallpaper, scandals, speculation, announcements, waiting. It makes futility a form of productive and rewarding projection.

Kelis made me wait for 3 hours when I saw her last month. Kelis is not Grace Jones. I did not take to this lightly. Now I'm waiting again, inventing instances of hype, self-implicating confrontations between a mirage and this self that she's made of me. She's in there too. 'Saving All My Love' just played on my coworker's radio station. She turns it up and we have a moment. I harbor its big feelings, this pathetic tendency of good pop that probably inspired my fever dream in the first place. But it's prone to taste, too. Cause Beyonce comes on next and ruins my moment. As always.