anonymous asked:

A friend of mine really dislikes the boys. He always says to me that they're famous because of their pretty faces. He likes rock/indie rock music and he's also a musician. So obviously i sent him Drag Me Down because i wanted his opinion (the song is so fucking great i love it so so much) and... he likes it! Adore it! He said that it reminds him of Maroon 5 and One Republic and that he was wrong and they have really good voices. He's now listening to four :)

Yes I can definitely hear Maroon5 in the very beginning it’s such a jam! It’s great to hear stories when music snobs have to admit they like this song!!!! ^^

Review: One Direction brings simple setup, plethora of screaming
One Direction Investors Group Field, July 24, 2015 Four stars out of five One Direction isn’t exactly in my wheelhouse, but I’m also not a music snob – I like stuff that moves me, but also stuff that makes me…
By Metro

One Direction isn’t exactly in my wheelhouse, but I’m also not a music snob – I like stuff that moves me, but also stuff that makes me move. That said, the Winnipeg stop of theirOn the Road Again Tour delivered more substance and less glam and gloss than expected.

In fact, the event was downright simple. Not “Folk-Fest-connect-with-the-art” simple, but it was certainly the most “intimate” stadium concert I’ve ever seen. If intimacy can be achieved with 25,000ish of your closest friends — and their moms or dads.

Bursting on stage to a massive round of screams from the audience, the four foppish boys were almost underwhelming in all black, not that it mattered to the crowd. And although they started and ended the show with an explosion of fireworks, the light and screen show during the concert was fairly simple too.

No back-up dancers, and no choreography. I actually go the sense that there was four individual human beings on stage, and not a highly-produced Hollywood “product.” They even seemed to genuinely like each other. Especially Niall and Liam. Are they besties? I’m not up on the gossip. At one point they even paused their performance to sing “Happy Birthday” to one of their camera operators, Gordon. Yup, they even know their crew members’ names. How very Taylor Swift.

After 21 songs, the main set ended appropriately with the ballad “Story of my Life”, and was followed by a four-song encore. “Best Song Ever” played them off stage the last time, and the crowd seemed to know that there wouldn’t be a second encore. I suspect no one had any voice left to scream for more anyway. And the parents were probably getting over-tired.

Speaking of which, I actually envied the parents for the amazing experience they were sharing with their kids. The overall feeling at the concert was joy. Not frenzy – although there was some of that – but mostly just amazed joy. I think the handsome roguish UK boys did that by performing a show that wasn’t over-produced. And now I think I might have to go out and buy myself a 1D CD.

That’s still done right? Buying CDs?

The Music Snobs // Episode 014: Erykah Badu

The TMS crew + Badu kick things off with an introspective look into the prolific career of Ghostface Killah and discuss the method behind Tony Starks’ mad genius. Then Arthur, Isaac, Jehan, Scoop, and Erykah examine the long history of image within the music industry and try to draw a line between musicians who have used image to improve their art, and those whose image has overshadowed their music. Finally the crew engages in a wild rapid roundtable that poses an interesting question: What is the one song lyric you’d love to actually say in real life…but know you never will?

just listen..

You want more Badu? We got more Badu. Check out this exclusive, bonus edition of The Music Snobs as Arthur, Isaac, Jehan, and Scoop unveil a previously unreleased segment from their conversation with the legendary Erykah Badu. Together, the Snobs and their guest-Snob dive into a unique round table discussion: If you could change one thing about an artist that you feel is holding them back, what would that thing be? Listen to this bonus episode of The Music Snobs to hear the crew + Erykah Badu discuss the “fatal flaws” of some of their favorite artists.

Nah, no because once I realize that people aren’t really looking for a savior they’re looking for somebody who looks like one, then, anybody can fit that bill. I’m not- thats not my business, I’m not interested in that business. I’m interested in evolving and people who want to evolve along with me can, you know, people who want to critique it can, people who want to use it to write their own pieces and albums and be inspired by it can, people who want to run a tractor over 100 of my CDs can, you know because thats what art is for, its for dialogue, you know the dialogue of whether you like it whether you don’t and to me thats why I do what I do, I do it because I HAVE to, its therapy for me, its how I live…

Erykah Badu’s response to a question on The Music Snobs “Do you find backlash from some of your fan base that has been with you since 97 expecting to see you come out with the headwrap with the drape dress(she says "Yeah definitley” here), do you feel beholden to reach them and try to bring them up through image?“

This is a DAMN good answer to that question that has somehow made me like Badu more than I already did (which is a lot)

Erykah Badu is one of my favorite artists (PERIOD), to this day she still hasn’t released an album that I don’t like, which is saying something because she has been around for a while. Mama’s Gun and Baduzim are my favorite Badu albums.

The quote is from around the 50th minute:

The Music Snobs Break it Down on the Status of Black Music

Last month, I stumbled across this terrific discussion from the Music Snobs about Soul Music and the disappearing Black aesthetic in music. Azealia Banks has recently made us more aware of this dynamic of “cultural smudging” and D'angelo has reasserted just what the Black aesthetic is in music at the end of 2014.

 This Music Snobs conversation was before the infamous Hot 97 interview of Azealia Banks and before the release of D'angelo’s Black Messiah. Which makes it even more compelling. I found the discussion to be well informed and thought provoking so I hope you will give it a listen. You can subscribe to The Music Snobs on Soundcloud.

Marvin Gaye’s classic “Let’s Get It On” Album Is Appraised By
The Music Snobs In Honor Of Its 40th Anniversary

Marvin Gaye’s classic Let’s Get It On album is appraised
by The Music Snobs in honor of its 40th anniversary.
The crew of Arthur, Isaac, Scoop and Jehan delve
deep into the album’s expression, influences, &
ramifications towards Motown, soul, R&B,
and Marvin’s own career. The episode is
yours for free download via TMS’
, where you can check out
many more entertaining &
insightful episodes.