Jorge and I rambled into a great conversation yesterday. Unfortunately Joakim was our test subject but I think we have figured out why solo (singer songwriter) Artist fail and the genius of the remix.
SBA: Listening to the New Joakim. I have had it for a while but overall, i am disappointed. Why can't all of his songs be good? Why fill an album with crap and a few songs that are decent.
Jorge: I didn't like it
SBA: He has to know they are crap, right?
Jorge: I tried more than once too
SBA: Its just noisy and bizarre. No one likes that. Then he will throw in a well produced, focused, and danceable tracks then back to the noisy and bizarre.
Jorge: I guess every artist has a couple songs they don't like, but the record labels wants to put out albums all the time
Jorge: That is why a lot of first albums are good and second albums not so good. They have a lot more time to make the first one
SBA: It is kind of pissing me off. I am changing it. (Put on) Portugal. The man. I feel better already. Now that is how to make an album.
Jorge: That is why a band like cut copy is so good.
Jorge: It's not easy making good music
they can evolve and keep it interesting and still make great singles
SBA: One quick point on this topic. Joakim is under a huge disadvantage. All the bands have collective influence. four minds can make innovative music better.
SBA: Maybe that is why only one in four Joakim songs are good
Jorge: That sounds logical, are you trying to convince me or you?
SBA: Maybe cut copy has as many stinkers, they just have 4 times the ideas to sort through
Jorge: Lol This album is really getting under your skin
SBA: I really want to like Joakim but I can't listen to his crap. I have moved on but i am still angry
Jorge: You should send him an email express yourself
SBA: I am going to blog my theory tonight. Why solo artist suck.
Jorge: Or maybe to his management?
SBA: Seriously. I think i am on to something. Maybe it should be titled, why solo artist's second albums suck.
Jorge: Maybe that is why even artists that aren't that good can still become popular because other people remix their songs
Jorge: Not that the songs are that bad, they just need different influences
SBA: Look at this goofball La Roux.
Jorge: To make then good I think you really may be onto something. So even artists that make bad music are necessary so that people with a real sense of music can remix it and make killer songs
yeah bad music that gets transformed into good music
SBA: Thanks. I have tons of information for my fight against shitty solo artist second album fails. Just hire someone to remix your crap album and enjoy the benefits