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  1. CaliforniaKing

    Colbie Caillat - "Wide Open" + General Discussion

    In love with this sound/art direction- the songs are simple, but hook laden, and the production is traditional, but still modern feeling/fresh. Can't wait to hear the full thing; sounds like it's going to be a perfect album for autumn
  2. CaliforniaKing

    Taylor Swift - 1989 (Taylor's Version) [Oct 27] + Re-Recordings

    Holy crap- this is outrageous- the production on the mashup itself is soo tight. The final 3 minutes? Good grief!
  3. CaliforniaKing

    Léon - “Pretty Boy” + General Discussion

    Utterly anthemic- one of her best lead singles. Hope the album follows this trajectory!
  4. CaliforniaKing

    Madison Beer - Silence Between Songs

    Enjoying the vibe of these tracks- reminds me of Lennon Stella
  5. CaliforniaKing

    Taylor Swift - Midnights

    You're Losing Me is out there- it's nice, not super remarkable upon first listen, but an incredible bridge. Sounds like a Folklore song produced with Midnights in mind.
  6. CaliforniaKing

    Ethel Cain - Preacher's Daughter

    Here's hoping she performs something new at Coachella and then kicks straight into the Willoughby campaign! Ready for new Ethel, especially with this pseudo-southern-gothic-Oz-tornado mythos bubbling up...
  7. CaliforniaKing

    RAYE - My 21st Century Blues + General Discussion

    For LA it was doors at 7, support at 8, Raye at 9- but she ended up coming on around 925/930p!
  8. CaliforniaKing

    Aly & AJ - With Love From

    This album is a vibe- after being a bit meh on the pre-release singles, by third listen, I love it- and the singles make much more sense in the context. Definitely less obvious/instant than their last, but richer in some ways. Shares a lot of sonic and thematic territory with Taylor's 'Cowboy...
  9. CaliforniaKing

    Mimi Webb - Amelia

    Freezing is a megabop- such a sugar rush! The rest isn't really for me (the incredible House on Fire excluded), but solidly produced
  10. CaliforniaKing

    RAYE - My 21st Century Blues + General Discussion

    What an epic album-- the lyricism, storytelling, production-- she deserves it all. I can't pick a favorite-- the variety is such a sonic joy that it just works as a body of work, played in full. So glad her first album delivers on the visionary elements of what makes her so special-- feels like...
  11. CaliforniaKing

    Sugababes - The Lost Tapes (Deluxe)

    Just getting around to properly listening to this with headphones-- the crisp harmonies in 'Back in the Day' are something to behold, and 'Victory' sounds like a totally new song-- so much less 2014 Sia-y, to its benefit. 'I'm Alright' remains one of my favorite things they've ever done- the...
  12. CaliforniaKing

    Ethel Cain - Preacher's Daughter

    I loveeeee Trucker's Chapel and Nettles, too. Hoping the B-sides is LP length and not just a few tracks; if this is the end of Ethel's story, would love to have as much of it complete before moving on to the next 'dynasty of Cain'.
  13. CaliforniaKing

    Ethel Cain - Preacher's Daughter

    She confirmed on twitter for the 2nd time that the finished version of Dust Bowl is coming on the b-sides- cannot wait; one of my favorites of hers, and essential to the sonic landscape of Preacher's Daughter. I'm also hoping for: Waco, Texas Age of Delilah A Long, Unfortunate While 78farenheit...
  14. CaliforniaKing

    Ethel Cain - Preacher's Daughter

    oh my god- the cinematography, the vocals, the dress-- I... am done for the day
  15. CaliforniaKing

    Taylor Swift - Midnights

    This, 100%. The irony of how many are rooting to paint her as the anti-hero... Also, the Illenium remix is pretty good? It's a vibe
  16. CaliforniaKing

    RAYE - My 21st Century Blues + General Discussion

    An email and notification via Spotify was sent out at exact time of pre-sale with a link that lasted 60 minutes; there was no code. I managed to get tickets to the LA show because I happened to be paying attention to my phone; had multiple friends get emails/notifications but clicked the link...
  17. CaliforniaKing

    Ethel Cain - Preacher's Daughter

    Went to the show last Friday in LA, which was exactly 90 minutes-- and ended with her dying to Ptolomea and being covered in a white sheet before the lights flickered out (which was absolutely incredible). She actually ran out of time and ended up encoring with only Sun Bleached Flies and missed...
  18. CaliforniaKing

    Ryn Weaver

    Ryn leaked the demo for 'Bloodlet' last night on Twitter and then took it down pretty quickly. It's absolutely stunning-- 'ethereal' is the word that comes to mind; so nice to hear her gorgeous voice on something new. Looking forward to 'Odin', which looks to be the lead single- seems to be...
  19. CaliforniaKing

    Taylor Swift - Midnights

    The Anti Hero video is her best in a long time; really sharp, singular expression. I choked on my coffee when she crawled into the dining room; such a simple but clever way of visualizing how socializing probably feels for her sometimes. To think back to the migrainous circus of the ME video...
  20. CaliforniaKing

    Taylor Swift - Midnights

    Anti Hero- what a pop song. The whole thing sounds pretty good to me.