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Jelani
(Home of the freak, land of the vague)
Posted: Mar 18, 2018 10:20
 

That yelping in the background totally ruins it for me.
aaronm
(the Cleve!)
Posted: Mar 02, 2018 6:30
 

 Bananarama wrote:

Consider watching less TV,mainstream radio and try to sit next to the stream, just close enough to sometimes dive into. Maybe this solves your problem.

 
{#Clap}
SquiddlyDiddly
(Brighton, UK)
Posted: Jan 11, 2018 5:08
 

 fredriley wrote:
I saw this guy on Jools Holland's late TV music show, and was struck by his powerful blues voice, despite his looking like, well, a rag and bone man. I'd not known that he did hiphop as well, but then really don't give a monkeys. The blues and soul songs I've heard from him have been very impressive, and I'd pay good money to see him. I must get one of his CDs soon...

Those of a certain age (cough!) will remember the old skool rag and bone men portrayed in the famous bathetic sitcom Steptoe and Son:



 
And some (me) will actually remember rag and bone men plying their trade from a horse driven cart. . . 
Karetto
Posted: Jan 09, 2018 16:11
 

 themusicroob wrote:

Just a note on the fact you referred to this as British hip-hop: There's a lot of great British hip-hop around, but this isn't it in my opinion. He's clearly effecting an American accent which, as far as I'm concerned, makes it a British dude making hip-hop, rather than British hip-hop. For examples of great hip-hop from this side of the pond (as opposed to Grime, which is something a bit different I'd say, but still worth looking at) check out Foreign Beggars, Akala, and Children of the Damned.

 
There is a British artist called Tokio Myers...you may want to listen to his version of this song on YouTube he actually combines interstellar and human together and creates one of the most beautiful pieces of music you’ve ever heard. (Tokio Myers-Human)
dyp160
(Waterloo Belgium)
Posted: Jan 07, 2018 3:47
 

Not a really bad song but so stupid lyrics...
treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Dec 11, 2017 14:05
 

 Proclivities wrote:

I'd rather hear that tune. It would be interesting if he were to cover it.

 
This guy would agree:


Bananarama
Posted: Nov 26, 2017 13:22
 

 Decoy wrote:
This song would be a lot better if you heard it less. The fact that they use it on TV, mainstream radio, and seemingly EVERYWHERE makes it intolerable. 

 
Consider watching less TV,mainstream radio and try to sit next to the stream, just close enough to sometimes dive into. Maybe this solves your problem.


Decoy
(Milliway's, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe)
Posted: Nov 13, 2017 7:57
 

This song would be a lot better if you heard it less. The fact that they use it on TV, mainstream radio, and seemingly EVERYWHERE makes it intolerable. 
ianmoff
(Harlow)
Posted: Nov 13, 2017 7:56
 

 fredriley wrote:
I saw this guy on Jools Holland's late TV music show, and was struck by his powerful blues voice, despite his looking like, well, a rag and bone man. I'd not known that he did hiphop as well, but then really don't give a monkeys. The blues and soul songs I've heard from him have been very impressive, and I'd pay good money to see him. I must get one of his CDs soon...

Those of a certain age (cough!) will remember the old skool rag and bone men portrayed in the famous bathetic sitcom Steptoe and Son:



 
You dirty old man!
vinylbob
Posted: Oct 31, 2017 10:50
 

This song is so bad.  Terrible. 
Baby_M
(a 100+-year old building in downtown Akron, Ohio)
Posted: Oct 27, 2017 9:27
 

I think there should be an amendment to the U.S. Constitution which requires all candidates for public office at any level of government, as a strict condition of eligibility to take office if elected, to quote two lines from this song in every speech and campaign commercial:

"I'm no prophet or Messiah/You should go looking somewhere higher."
wilderbill
(San Ramon, CA)
Posted: Oct 23, 2017 19:08
 

Overplayed.
lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: Oct 09, 2017 9:25
 

 themusicroob wrote:

Just a note on the fact you referred to this as British hip-hop: There's a lot of great British hip-hop around, but this isn't it in my opinion. He's clearly effecting an American accent which, as far as I'm concerned, makes it a British dude making hip-hop, rather than British hip-hop. For examples of great hip-hop from this side of the pond (as opposed to Grime, which is something a bit different I'd say, but still worth looking at) check out Foreign Beggars, Akala, and Children of the Damned.

 
Thanks for the British hip-hop suggestions!  My original take on this track was without knowing he was British, hence the "Texas" sound (which BillG emphasized today playing ZZ Top's La Grange before this one) - and maybe we'll get to hear more of the Brit-Hop you mentioned someday.  LONG LIVE RP!!
KaiT
(Toronto Canada)
Posted: Oct 09, 2017 8:50
 

Overplay on mainstream radio (at least here where I live) is killing this song for me. It comes on, I shut it off. 
 
mbrow468
(Texas)
Posted: Sep 30, 2017 22:35
 

Goddammit!
mbrow468
(Texas)
Posted: Sep 30, 2017 22:35
 

Cop out... after all... don't put the blame on me... I should have been better.... 
fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: Aug 27, 2017 11:24
 

I saw this guy on Jools Holland's late TV music show, and was struck by his powerful blues voice, despite his looking like, well, a rag and bone man. I'd not known that he did hiphop as well, but then really don't give a monkeys. The blues and soul songs I've heard from him have been very impressive, and I'd pay good money to see him. I must get one of his CDs soon...

Those of a certain age (cough!) will remember the old skool rag and bone men portrayed in the famous bathetic sitcom Steptoe and Son:


saintklara
(Israel)
Posted: Aug 27, 2017 5:46
 

nice song, don't get the hate {#Exclaim}
themusicroob
Posted: Aug 16, 2017 5:36
 

 lizardking wrote:

That's how you tell em! 

I do remember the days before BillG (ingeniously) added the PSD button and I think we have the same percentage of comments "this song sucks, play something else" as before...I think the only thing that's gone up is the number of replies "PSD you idiot!" or the similar. 

All that said...I think this is a great track for 2017; a bit harsh sounding in the production, has a good Texas sound to it....so yeah...I'm at an 8 right now.

**EDIT** Well after hearing this track several times, and upping my 8 to a 9, I'm taking it back to the 8.  I still like this track, and I'm really impressed by the idea of British hip-hop.  I think I would like this better if it were "blues-hop" or something like that....the real authentic Texas sound I mentioned last month.  I am not decreasing my rating because of any "pop" influence, although I am prone to not liking what's popular at the time.  For me, I'll need to hear some more Rag'n'Bone Man, possibly I'll get the entire album for those party nights with friends.  LLRP!!



 
Just a note on the fact you referred to this as British hip-hop: There's a lot of great British hip-hop around, but this isn't it in my opinion. He's clearly effecting an American accent which, as far as I'm concerned, makes it a British dude making hip-hop, rather than British hip-hop. For examples of great hip-hop from this side of the pond (as opposed to Grime, which is something a bit different I'd say, but still worth looking at) check out Foreign Beggars, Akala, and Children of the Damned.
sb204
(Germany)
Posted: Aug 09, 2017 3:25
 

Well, at least it's down to 6 times in 30 days (from 9). Hopefully within the next three months this rate will have reached zero...