Monday, November 24, 2008

what would a perfect Sophie album be??

Well, there's still a lot of time for any news to come out (i'm very very sneaky).... So i had a random thought, which i decided to share...

I'm going for a 12 trackker...

1. Off & On - I'm probably the only Sophie fan who is obsessed with this song. Cos i do remember when both the new songs were put up on her MySpace, everyone were rambling about Heartbreak, while i seemed to enjoy this one more. Why? Lets analyse... One - The song is penned by Cathy Dennis (ahem!!). Its bound to be pop perfection. I like songs that take on the dark side of relationships. I find this one interesting. Especially, the line "i'm only human babe", genius!! Two - Produced by Calvin Harris. Not because i'm in love with his work, i think the point should be changed to "well produced song". I like the spacey robotic feel to the song. Its one of those songs which feels light years ahead of its time. Don't know what instrument Calvin is using on it, he used it on Kylie's song as well. Its a ear-candy!! Three - Sophie proved that she owns the song! I mean, i heard Roisin's version, and to be honest, i didn't think Sophie could pull off the emotional appeal on the song, but she surprised me!! She began to surprise me with TTLF, with all the emotions packed in with a whole lot of fun!! Roisin's voice had an emotional appeal, which made the pain in the song more obvious. Sophie's version however, featured rougher vocals, which gave the song a whole new outlook. It made it seem like a "i'm stronger now" type of song. The whiney chorus is also perfect, Roisin didn't whine enough on the song, but Sophie did it perfectly!! I'm amazed that she's reaching such a high pitch (octave?!? whatever it is). I still remember the girl in theaudience trying hard to reach high notes, and her voice would be all scratchy and breaky.. Off & On definitely wins my vote as a song on a perfect Sophie album!

2. Lover - Lover is a song that i've always found effing hot!! Throw a little bit of orgasms and more grime, and this song would have been her second #1 for sure!! This song has sex appeal oozing... "i'm going undercover, i'm gonna be your lover". The way Sophie sings it is what makes the song sexy. There's a certain amount of "kinky"ness in her voice which makes it hot!! And the bassline is brilliant. It would have been so much better with a thumping bass and a bassy groove, a song fit for the underground clubs.. Sexellent!!! Lol!! It was supposed to be the second single off Read My Lips, but Murder On The Dancefloor found its way to the limelight. Lover is a great song, and it should have been a single!! Back then, Sophie could have got a hit with this. I don't think she'll score now, even if she had a song that was similar to Lover... times have changed, and music tastes have changed too! Sad...

3. Yes Sir, I Can Boogie - That song was written in the heavens for Sophie, not for Baccarra. Wonder why it made it to earth before Sophie became a star!?!? Sophie owns the song! She's performed it live so many times. And everytime it sounds brilliant! I think its the way Sophie sings, her english accent. Its common these days, but Sophie still seems to have maintained that individuality in her songs. Even if she performs a cover, she does it so well, that it seems like no one else could have done it better.. Even her live performance of Nobody Does It Better was super hot!! Sophie is a goddess!! She must have been a siren way back...

4. New York City Lights - I just have one word for this song - Massive!! Everytime i listen to it, i turn it up to full blast, keep the headphones pushed up against my ears, close my eyes, and feel her voice saying "runawaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay with me"... W-O-W!!! I could even say "ruff ruff awwooooo ruff"!!! The song is classy!! It's the perfect blend between whats in and retro. Like someone rightly said, its like guitars introduced to Kraftwerk. The looping the "do it feel it" was a great idea. The song is this guitarry robotic anthem, which suddenly takes off of the earth with the "runaway" and sends you orbitting andromeda!!! And the end of the song, with the guitar finale - sexy!! I've just heard a clip of this being performed live. I'm longing to hear this live, in full length!! She has GOT to perform this song on her 4th album tour (if she has one..) Amazing song, wittily penned, and well sung!!! Kudos to Sophie for this masterpiece!!

5. Dear Jimmy - My definition of pop would be this one song!! Its got a style, its got that "something" which is lacking in practically every other pop song thats there now... And i can't seem to figure out what. Hannah Robinson does some neat work, not just on Sophie's songs. I've heard a lot of her productions, and they're all brilliant. But this one has that magic touch, its a stand out track. When the verses start with Sophie saying "clock watching, heart stopping...", i begin to dream!! You can feel a video playing in your mind, you don't really need to have a good imagination for it!! The strange rhythm that Sophie adopted for the song is a good trick!! The song has its emotional appeal balanced perfectly. In the verses, you have Sophie's voice in a bit moody style, and in the chorus "whats a girl like me to dooooo", that craving is felt so well!!! And those "oohs" are haunting!! The hair on my hands always raise to it, and the ooh's are stuck in my head forever!!! Too bad this didn't make it onto the final cut of the album. Actually, too bad it wasn't a single!! It would have done really really well!!

6. Can't Have It All - Its not a power ballad, but its somewhere close. Once again, i think the song is perfect, because the emotional appeal to the song goes perfectly with the well produced background music. Lyrically, its excellent.. the highlight lines being "why won't i listen when i hear them saying, you're better off without a heart thats breaking, though i'm fool enough to love when you don't want me, i'm wise enough to know that you will always haunt me".. Beautiful!!

7. The Walls Keep Saying Your Name - Before i say anything good about this song, i'd first want to say that it was unfair not crediting Andy on the tracklist behind the CD for vocals. Anyway, Sophie wrote this all by herself!! Amazing!! I wonder where she got the idea of having memories haunting and taunting, not allowing one to slumber!! Moreover, i wonder where she got the brains to use the word "slumber" in a song!! She's a genius!! I've always liked her poetic abilities. She's written the song so well. This song inspired me to use words which i generally don't use in my poems... And i've always referred to this song as Sophie's masterpiece track (at least till TTLF came out). Love the bongo drums mixed with the orchestral chorus, Sophie's whispers, her scratchy vocals and violins!! All nicely put togehter...

8. By Chance - This is the most beautiful song. And i really mean "beautiful"... I find so much of innocence, so much of passion and emotion packed in this soft ballad!! And the trick to it is the insanely catchy beats and the chorus!! Oh and the finale of the song, with the looped lines "take it down, turn it around, tell me if we can work it out"...brilliant!! This is one of those perfectly punctuated songs (read the lyrics, you'd know what i mean...) I think in most of the songs on Read My Lips, the influence of theaudience in the lyrical content is more evident. And in this song, its clearly seen...

9. Party In My Head (Sampler version) - This song makes me want to give Sophie a big hug. The album version of the song is a lot softer than the brash sampler version. I like the sampler version better, because its a mix between a melodious tune in the lyrics, to a brash beat mixed with soft synths and that DJ's supressed vocals!! The party mix in the end is a good gimmick!! I think this song was a contender to be a single. It would have done well, i'm talking about the sampler version here.. The perfect song for a video!!

10. If You Go - Obvious reasons, really!! I think every (each and every single) Sophie fan would rank this song in their top 10 Sophie songs (as of now). Its something fresh from Sophie, something that we had least expected. Xenomania did a splendid job on the song. Again, a song which was primed to be a single, but didn't come out...

11. Murder On The Dancefloor - There's no song in history that is as entertaining as this one (at least for me). Both the video and the song are excellent. I think when the song came out, it was fresh, something that no one had heard in pop before. Wittily penned and nicely sung...

12. Sophia Loren - (in case anyone is wondering, i haven't heard the song yet) From what i heard on the Rimmel advert, and that clip which leaked onto the internet, the song seems to be perfect!! I think this is what i've always wanted from Sophie. Maybe when i hear the track in full i'll be able to judge better, but from what i've heard, its already on my faves list...

4 comments:

Andrew said...

Is there anyway you could upload the Sampler Version of Party in My Head? I recently fell in love with the song and i am curious to hear what that version sounds like since it is more upbeat!

musicfreakkaushik said...

check my next post buddy...

vfagros said...

Sophis Loren o Lauren?

musicfreakkaushik said...

my bad, Sophia Loren

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