2019 top tunes No. 4: Billy Eilish

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2019 top tunes No. 4: Billy Eilish

Postby Rorschach » 29 Jan 2020, 13:30

I can't imagine her being terribly popular around here and I must admit to being in two minds myself.

On the one hand, I love Bad Guy; it's funny, witty and poppy and she's got a wicked way of singing, all sly and mean. I suspect this is the sort of image that Avril Lavign was aiming for but just came across as an obnoxious brat whereas I find Billy Eilish lovably evil.
And her brother is very annoyingly talented and successful.

On the other hand, when I listen to the album it all sounds the bloody same. Her smokey vocal is a great trick but maybe it's the only trick she's got and I find it rather wearing after a couple of songs. I've only listened to it twice so far but I can't see it growing on me.

Anyone care to give their opinion?

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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 4: Billy Eilish

Postby C » 29 Jan 2020, 15:05

Rorschach wrote:Anyone care to give their opinion?


Yes. Certainly

I am getting too old....!

The beat was quite pleasant and the voice interesting - does she always sing like that?

I didn't like the video - why the blood?

What am I missing?

I am wary of anybody that has 'Pirate' as a middle name!

I have no desire to hear it again

*reaches for his Camel album*





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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 4: Billy Eilish

Postby Charlie O. » 29 Jan 2020, 17:26

I haven't heard the albums, but the songs that I have heard heard are not bad (for - you know - modern music) and when I' see her interviewed I think "I like her - has a good head on her shoulders, she should do alright."

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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 4: Billy Eilish

Postby never/ever » 29 Jan 2020, 19:37

Signed to Apple, promoted via Apple...it's designer tapestry for the new age.
Glad she won at the Grammys just because she seems nice. Her music is just not doing it for me. That whole Lana Del Reij/FATM-ennui bores me to death.
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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 4: Billy Eilish

Postby soundchaser » 30 Jan 2020, 07:32

I've seen this video before: what a load of old bollocks. And such dull music.

The synth line was quite nice, but they are easy to do.

She wouldn't attract this old guy. Way too much of a skank for me.

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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 4: Billy Eilish

Postby Rorschach » 30 Jan 2020, 07:36

C wrote: does she always sing like that?


As far as I can tell, yes. As I've said, I find it annoying after a bit.

C wrote:I didn't like the video - why the blood?


I rather enjoyed the video. No idea about the blood though. Must be some 'young people' thing.

C wrote:I have no desire to hear it again

*reaches for his Camel album*


Well, you probably will. She won all the Grammys do it'll be everywhere. Again.
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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 4: Billy Eilish

Postby C » 30 Jan 2020, 07:57

soundchaser wrote:Way too much of a skank for me.


That's the word dude

[Or is it bro these days?]





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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 4: Billy Eilish

Postby Geezee » 30 Jan 2020, 09:24

I love her. In my best of 2019 playlist that I compiled last year I kicked off the sequence with Kim Gordon and then her, and I loved the confluence of the two of them. That said, I have no idea how much of a "talent" she is per se, ie. how much of this is coming from her and her artistic sensibilities - it's hard not to be sceptical sometimes. But I'll definitely be watching out what she does next - Llana Del Rey had a pretty major backlash against her when she broke, but she has if anything been getting better and better (and produced a great album last year). Here's my playlist anyway if anyone is interested - it's long, but there was plenty of good stuff last year and I spent far too long getting the sequence the way I wanted it!

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0B60P ... TkN2ppzedA
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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 4: Billy Eilish

Postby Minnie the Minx » 30 Jan 2020, 13:09

soundchaser wrote:I've seen this video before: what a load of old bollocks. And such dull music.

The synth line was quite nice, but they are easy to do.

She wouldn't attract this old guy. Way too much of a skank for me.


What’s a skank?
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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 4: Billy Eilish

Postby Mike Boom » 30 Jan 2020, 13:37

Skank
INFORMAL•NORTH AMERICAN
1. a sleazy or unpleasant person.
2. a steady-paced dance performed to reggae music

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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 4: Billy Eilish

Postby Hightea » 30 Jan 2020, 14:22

Get the vibe and the lyrics are okay but the snapping is extremely annoying.
There is just nothing interesting to the backround music, bland pop music to my ears.

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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 4: Billy Eilish

Postby Minnie the Minx » 30 Jan 2020, 15:24

Mike Boom wrote:Skank
INFORMAL•NORTH AMERICAN
1. a sleazy or unpleasant person.
2. a steady-paced dance performed to reggae music


Oh! I knew about the dance, but I don't think I knew what the other term meant.
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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 4: Billy Eilish

Postby Minnie the Minx » 30 Jan 2020, 15:26

soundchaser wrote:I've seen this video before: what a load of old bollocks. And such dull music.

The synth line was quite nice, but they are easy to do.

She wouldn't attract this old guy. Way too much of a skank for me.


I know what skank means now!

So, what do you mean she wouldn't attract you? And in what way is she a skank?
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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 4: Billy Eilish

Postby Rorschach » 30 Jan 2020, 15:26

soundchaser wrote:
She wouldn't attract this old guy. Way too much of a skank for me.


Well, now that we've all found out what a "skank" is (I had no idea), what's the poor girl done to deserve that!?
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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 4: Billy Eilish

Postby Rorschach » 30 Jan 2020, 15:27

Minnie the Minx wrote:
So, what do you mean she wouldn't attract you? And in what way is she a skank?


Beat me to it.
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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 4: Billy Eilish

Postby Mike Boom » 30 Jan 2020, 18:01

Mike Boom wrote:Skank
INFORMAL•NORTH AMERICAN
1. a sleazy or unpleasant person.
2. a steady-paced dance performed to reggae music


Actually I should probably refine this slightly as I've only ever heard it used to describe females

From our friends at the Urban Dictionary

"Derogatory term for a (usually younger) female, implying trashiness or tackiness, ... Can apply to any race, but most commonly used to describe white trash. ... a person who always thinks they look good, but in reality, they look like shit. mostly"

I think its use also implies some level of general "sluttiness"

This may or may not help in understanding how the term applies to Ms Eilish :?

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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 4: Billy Eilish

Postby Rorschach » 30 Jan 2020, 20:03

Geezee wrote:Here's my playlist anyway if anyone is interested - it's long, but there was plenty of good stuff last year and I spent far too long getting the sequence the way I wanted it!

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0B60P ... TkN2ppzedA


Excellent! I've queued it up. It has about 10 songs the same as mine.
I'm following you on Spotify (I think!) so you can have a look at my list if you like.

And I'll be posting songs from a couple of people you've mentioned before long.
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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 4: Billy Eilish

Postby Deebank » 30 Jan 2020, 20:05

I’m not a fan but my daughters worship her (and Finneas to a lesser extent).

She was impressive at Reading last year though.

And rather than being a skank - she’s only 17 FFS! - she’s a positive role model on the whole as far as I can see.
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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 4: Billy Eilish

Postby Matt Wilson » 30 Jan 2020, 20:15

You middle-aged curmudgeons making skank comments about little Billie need to watch yourselves. You've attracted the ever-watchful eye of precious Sloopjohn over at preludin and he
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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 4: Billy Eilish

Postby harvey k-tel » 30 Jan 2020, 20:38

I don't think I've ever seen him so angry, Matt!
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