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Dr. Eugene Felikson 01.11.2011 07:50 PM

New Avril single - "What The Hell?"
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBKK07T3s5I

Avril Lavigne - What The Hell? - 2011

I'm not sure if I like it so much (yet), but I'm still very excited for Goodbye Lullaby. I trust that this album will be just a gem-ridden as her others.


 

Dr. Eugene Felikson 01.11.2011 10:53 PM

It's already growing on me. Still not as good as anything off of Let Go, except for Sk8r Boi - which sucks.

Glice 01.12.2011 07:35 AM

Sounds like her voice is dropping (as is natural) - she's got a LOT thicker around the lower end of her register, getting into contralto (rather than her normal mezzosoprano).

Song's good as well, but sounds like the sort of thing I'll enjoy in the context of an album - like the Best Damn Thing singles.

Incidentally, Under my Skin was her best album, as well as being one of the best albums of the 00s, for me.

Glice 01.12.2011 08:12 AM

Oh dear

demonrail666 01.12.2011 08:41 AM

Up until the chorus kicked in I thought it was a pretty ordinary Girlfriend retread but that chorus ... It strikes in two phases. Skillz!

Dr. Eugene Felikson 01.12.2011 10:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Glice
Sounds like her voice is dropping (as is natural) - she's got a LOT thicker around the lower end of her register, getting into contralto (rather than her normal mezzosoprano).



Yeah, I noticed she sounded a bit different this time around; my realization was void of such fancy-shmancy tech terms, of course. I just wish her first single would have been more of a rock tune, something with a little guitar in it. Not only do I find that style more suiting to her talents, but I think it would've been a refreshing distinction from the rest of today's modern hits. This song sounds extremely Katy Perry to me, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it would've been nice had it been more unique. But then again, it did reach #3 on iTunes within the first day that it was uploaded... so what do I know?

Glice 01.12.2011 12:59 PM

Not so sure about the Perry thing. She's not quite into that poppy rnb territory yet, thankfully. Listening now though, it is a bit third-album Kelly Clarkson. Which is odd, because that album was awful. Maybe Avril's just got the voice to carry it.

Dr. Eugene Felikson 01.31.2011 07:12 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQmEd_UeeIk

Video dropped last week. Damn, she's looking good in the beginning...

Sweet how she flicks off the camera too. Hell yeah.

nicfit 02.01.2011 04:05 AM

too much product placement in the vid, a bit too annoying, it's not like she's a "new act" needing support from (big or not) brands... And I hate the lalalala parts..

Glice 02.01.2011 06:57 AM

Product placement is how the industry is recouping money now, isn't it? It's all over loads of videos now. Thanks to youtube, they can get past the product placement filters on most TV channels, you see?

Be sure to pause this at 24 seconds (it's funny).

Glice 02.01.2011 06:58 AM

God, I'd completely forgotten how utterly AMAZING this song is.

Adolfo 02.01.2011 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Glice


people seriously think this is live?

Glice 02.01.2011 11:38 AM

People seriously care whether or not other people think things are live on TV?

nicfit 02.01.2011 01:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Glice
Product placement is how the industry is recouping money now, isn't it? It's all over loads of videos now. Thanks to youtube, they can get past the product placement filters on most TV channels, you see?

Be sure to pause this at 24 seconds (it's funny).


Yes, I think it's an "industry standard" nowadays, quite sadly (even in big budget movies).
In avril's there's lots of sony, Abbey Dawn, etc etc, even more "obvious" than that britney one.
I have no tv (and frankly I don't miss it at all), I'm a bit out of the loop with pop vids and such, so I can't really have a, say, 30 mins session of vids to check how the newest are, in general. Perhaps I should reconnect with the tv world. Could be useful for some purposes...

p.s. do you like the lalalala parts?

DeadDiscoDildo 02.01.2011 01:12 PM

1st of all: Auto-tune.

2nd: Really guys? Jesus Christ...

nicfit 02.01.2011 01:21 PM

Shut up.
Why do you shoot videos for?
To get less famous?

DeadDiscoDildo 02.01.2011 01:24 PM

Really?

nicfit 02.01.2011 01:26 PM

ok, you're just jealous coz she looks better than you half naked.

Glice 02.01.2011 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nicfit
Yes, I think it's an "industry standard" nowadays, quite sadly (even in big budget movies).
In avril's there's lots of sony, Abbey Dawn, etc etc, even more "obvious" than that britney one.
I have no tv (and frankly I don't miss it at all), I'm a bit out of the loop with pop vids and such, so I can't really have a, say, 30 mins session of vids to check how the newest are, in general. Perhaps I should reconnect with the tv world. Could be useful for some purposes...

p.s. do you like the lalalala parts?


I'm a big fan of the lalala in general. I'm also a big fan of Nananas as well. It's a well deployed lalala, if you ask me.

I wasn't that offended by the product placement in the Avril video because it's genuinely subtle by comparison to this (which also happens to be awesome).

nicfit 02.01.2011 01:35 PM

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Originally Posted by DeadDiscoDildo
Really?


ha ha , dude, really? You never cease to amaze me.

 

Glice, I'll get back to you after a good pasta al pesto, I'm starving.


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