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Best Albums Of 2014 # 5: FKA Twigs "LP 1"

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tiny dancer and album # 5

I have a friend who described FKA Twig’s LP 1 as “Not too many hooks, but the songs have an impressive art-rock meets r’n’b meets triphop atmosphere.” Ti which another friend replied “Ick”. actually, there are quite a few hooks on FKA Twigs debut album but I admit it takes awhile for them to announce themselves. but give it time, it rides on waves of sensuality, if not indeed sensuality: there is something like a drugged for days in bed fucking feel to it and nothing remotely Ickie. 

I saw her at Terminal 5 (here) in November and this is what I wrote: “With her two best songs, the extremely thoughtful and deeply blue story of sexual desire and sexual insecurity “Lights On” performed near the beginning of the hour and her reworking of Taylor Swift’s “You Should Be With Me” , “Two Weeks” towards the end, to ground the set in hits, she danced and sang with passion and clarity, professional and winning with a synth and heavy doctored drums behind her. The audience, and me, howled at once for the first few seconds of beats introducing “Two Weeks” and the built to be sung along to “Higher than a motherfucker, dreaming of you as my lover, flying like a streamer thinking of new ways to do each other” was a perfect declaration of faith in sense and sensuality.”

The difference between FKA Twigs album and D’Angelo’s is that she has songs that announce themselves and D’Angelo simply doesn’t. The debut album of the year and the sexiness thing around., it is a deep lovely different thing.; a modern day Bjork without the whimsy.  The EP 1 and 2 are both just as good.


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