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Kimbra (soul/jazz/pop?)
« on: October 05, 2011, 09:10:15 AM »
So yeah... any fans of this 21-year-old New Zealand singer?  I've seen her categorized and soul and jazz, and I guess some of her stuff fits that categorization, but I feel like she's a lot more diverse than that and some of her other stuff borders more on indie/pop/experimental.

A couple of clips:


Settle Down (one of the coolest/most intriguing music videos I've seen in a long time) -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHV04eSGzAA



Two Way Street (dat voice!!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bF6QipA3iQ&feature=related

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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2011, 07:25:58 PM »
Her album literally arrived in the mail about half an hour ago.

I've heard it already though, and it's definitely gonna be one of my favourites from this year.

The Sing Sing version of Two Way Street is godly.

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Re: Kimbra (soul/jazz/pop?)
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2011, 08:30:31 PM »
The Sing Sing version of Two Way Street is godly.

Seriously.  I've watched it like 10 times today.

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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2011, 08:42:03 PM »
This is really awesome.
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2011, 08:50:04 PM »
Holy shit Two Way Street is AWESOME! That video is live too. Wow what a voice.
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2011, 09:02:05 PM »
Dare I make such a controversial statement, Kimbra is the artist actually worthy of the hype people have been directing and the claims people have been making about Lady Gaga for a while now. Brilliant songwriting, slick and modern pop that is undeniably innovative and fresh, all written by herself, jaw-droppingly produced. Oh, and unlike Lord Gaga, she can actually sing worth a damn without autotone, and she's actually half-decent-looking.

Holy shit Two Way Street is AWESOME! That video is live too. Wow what a voice.
Ya, pretty much.

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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2011, 09:02:34 PM »
I knew her by name because she sang on a Gotye track. I'll check her stuff out! ;)

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Re: Kimbra (soul/jazz/pop?)
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2011, 09:09:12 PM »
Honestly, I hope she makes it huge.


I'm listening to the album right now and this is fantastic stuff.
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Re: Kimbra (soul/jazz/pop?)
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2011, 09:10:59 PM »
she sung at sing sing studios? holy shit a classmate of mine, another amazing singer, tried recording there. she was only 15 i think, now 16. she changed her mind about sing sing though and isn't recording professionally any time soon i think.

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Re: Kimbra (soul/jazz/pop?)
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2011, 09:18:37 PM »
Call Me is SO AWESOME!
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« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2011, 09:31:34 PM »
I knew her by name because she sang on a Gotye track. I'll check her stuff out! ;)
Yeah, that song is also incredible. I didn't like any of the other Gotye I've checked out though.  :(

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« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2011, 09:36:49 PM »
My favourite pop album of the year.  Great stuff.
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« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2011, 09:39:16 PM »
I must say, I'm really enjoying this.

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« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2011, 09:40:06 PM »
The production on the album is ace as well.
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« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2011, 09:41:41 PM »
The production on the album is ace as well.
Definitely agree. Just finishing it now.
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Re: Kimbra (soul/jazz/pop?)
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2011, 09:53:05 PM »
Can't wait to check this out.

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Re: Kimbra (soul/jazz/pop?)
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2011, 10:11:11 PM »
Good stuff

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Re: Kimbra (soul/jazz/pop?)
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2011, 01:04:23 PM »
Oh man.  Super cute... and that accent!!  <3 <3 <3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn3RYzj-otw

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Re: Kimbra (soul/jazz/pop?)
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2011, 01:22:19 PM »
She answered correctly on "scat".

I've gotta check her out now. I love NZ accent.

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Re: Kimbra (soul/jazz/pop?)
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2011, 01:24:15 PM »
She's so so so so awesome and cute.
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Re: Kimbra (soul/jazz/pop?)
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2011, 01:25:53 PM »
Her facial expressions are priceless.


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« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2011, 01:31:21 PM »
LOL

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Re: Kimbra (soul/jazz/pop?)
« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2011, 02:37:31 PM »
Ooh wow, I listened to Vows and man it is great.  Thanks for the rec! 

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Re: Kimbra (soul/jazz/pop?)
« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2011, 12:06:16 AM »
just found out about her. love her album. the live at sing sing studios are even better

http://youtu.be/eaTEySLiLmc

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« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2011, 01:04:35 AM »
This is tied for album of the year for me. Basically, depending on the day of the week, I may prefer this, I may prefer Helplessness Blues.

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Re: Kimbra (soul/jazz/pop?)
« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2011, 02:17:01 AM »
Probably in my top15 for albums released in 2011, which is really good seeing how many I have heard.
Really enjoying the album, Cameo Lover and Call Me are my favorites, so catchy.  :heart

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Re: Kimbra (soul/jazz/pop?)
« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2012, 10:55:43 AM »
Going to see her on my 30th birthday. =)

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Re: Kimbra (soul/jazz/pop?)
« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2012, 11:18:54 AM »
I love Vows!

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Re: Kimbra (soul/jazz/pop?)
« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2012, 12:29:10 PM »
It's pretty much a perfect album.  Picked up the vinyl recently, but had to have it imported from Australia (since the album STILL hasn't been released in the US yet...)

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Re: Kimbra (soul/jazz/pop?)
« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2012, 12:34:09 PM »
I can see why you would say it's perfect, as in, there are no flaws. Not my favorite album by far, but yeah, not a single thing I could find wrong with it.

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Re: Kimbra (soul/jazz/pop?)
« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2012, 12:35:52 PM »
It's not my favorite album of all time, but, if you consider a 2011 release, it's definitely in my top 3 from last year (along with TDH's "The Color Spectrum" and Manchester Orchestra's "Simple Math")

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Re: Kimbra (soul/jazz/pop?)
« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2012, 01:09:04 PM »
Vows is amazing.
I've been meaning to purchase it, but it would cost 450 SEK (which is about 50 euros) for the album (and the DVD), and that is quite a lot for one album.
I'll think about it, but it's quite a big number of money considering it's a normal studio album, and it's not by one of my alltime favorites, but yeah.. import sucks.

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Re: Kimbra (soul/jazz/pop?)
« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2012, 01:15:54 PM »
I think as of now it's only been released in Australia and New Zealand, but I believe more international releases are on the way, so if you manage to hold out a bit longer there will probably be a European release soon enough (I've also heard rumors of bonus tracks...)

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Re: Kimbra (soul/jazz/pop?)
« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2012, 11:40:16 PM »
Wow can't believe it hasn't been released in the rest of the world yet... thats stupid. I just assumed everyone had it for ages.

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« Reply #34 on: February 04, 2012, 04:10:37 AM »
It's quite normal for NZ/Aus albums to take a while to get released throughout the rest of the world, if they are officially released there at all.