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Postby Loose » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:22 pm

The Fall and Open are very strange, upsetting openers to a good album. I wouldn’t even consider them to be proper songs. After all they‘re just instrumentals with some blabbering over it. Really weird.

Simple Things is the turning point and this is where the great things start to happen!

Down, Damage, Knock Me Out, With You, If Tomorrow Never Comes - GREAT additions to her discography!

And I am very pleased how elaborated Ready Pt.III sounds..!
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Postby Controlfreak » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:04 pm

The Fall is an intro.

Open is unique but I like and use.
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Postby Loose » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:43 pm

Totally misplaced even though I appreciate a throwback on Fallen.

Besides that, the project does not disappoint a bit! Amazingly expensive sounding production despite the fact that it is an independent project.

You Got Me ranks among the weakest tracks with the first two. The rest has major potential to grow.

With You is my current obsession!
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Postby Gravity » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:14 am

Loose wrote:With You is my current obsession!
Same. If Tomorrow Never Comes is great too, this album's One Man Woman.
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Postby Controlfreak » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:10 pm

Physical copies are now available on her website.
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Postby Controlfreak » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:24 pm

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I had no idea this album was happening — but for those of you who don't know: Mya Harrison is the iconic R&B siren behind "My Love Is Like...Wo," "Case of the Ex," and yes, featured on the Moulin Rouge revamp of LaBelle's "Lady Marmalade." (It's been almost 20 years since that dropped!) And in case you still don't know: Mya has been an independent force in her own right since launching her own label Planet 9 about 10 years ago, and has released several albums including her seventh studio LP, 2016's Grammy-nominated Smoove Jones. More impressive: going independent may mean harder work, but the benefits of having total creative control and being the sole rights-owner of her music means she gets more coin per record sale. So, Ms. Mya is doing just fine, thank you very much. T.K.O. (The Knock Out) is Mya's latest release, and it's impressive in its scope and its referencing of her inspirations spanning the genre's masters. Collectively, it seems to be right on-trend, kicking it old school, and forward-thinking, all at one. "Open" featuring GoldLink is a slice of atmospheric trap-flavored R&B and a well-played Mary J. Blige circa My Life interpolation. "Knock You Out" is an Isley Brothers-indebted bedroom jam with guitar licks and spaced-out vocal harmonies. "Ready For Whatever 2.0" is a reimagining of the album's first single and is an homage to Aaliyah's effortless cool. But throughout TKO, though Mya is a well-studied product of her influences, she is as an artist all her own, producing, writing, and owning all of it.
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Postby ThaInfo1 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:14 pm

Loving this so far. Even Damage grew on me.

And I like the Ode to Fallen track. It’s a cute intro.

Honestly digged everything. Can’t even pic a fav.
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Postby GetBack » Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:37 am

*Downloads*

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Postby lenor » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:48 am

instant faves so far.... Damage, With You and If Tomorrow Never Comes!
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Postby minime » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:48 am

I really am enjoying the album a lot. It's a solid piece of work and definitely my favourite indie album from her. KISS I liked at release but it didn't age too well for the most part over the years and Smoove Jones was ok but some of the songs I just can't get into at all.

The intro is everything, I absolutely love Fallen. And the added beat in Ready Part III makes it a lot more enjoyable.
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Postby Gravity » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:20 am

Am I the only one who doesn't like the intro?

Smoove Jones >>>>>>> TKO, but TKO is great as well.
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Postby Loose » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:57 am

Gravity wrote:Am I the only one who doesn't like the intro.
+1

As mentioned before the first two tracks do nothing for me.
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Postby Gravity » Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:28 am

Ugh, Damage still goes so hard. Even better in the context of the album.
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Postby Controlfreak » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:25 pm

I live for the intro. Love the way she flipped it. She slayed.

A lot of these songs are worthy of radio airplay and mainstream success.
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Postby Gravity » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:47 pm

You Got Me also sounds great on the album. It was wack as a standalone song but I love it now.
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Postby ThaInfo1 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:35 pm

TKO >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Smoove Jones.

Smoove Jones was boring tbh.

Although, I'm ready for a proper bop from her.
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Postby Loose » Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:51 pm

I agree with Thai Info.

TKO pushes more of my buttonz.
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Postby Controlfreak » Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:06 pm

Mya's and Tinashe's albums been on repeat.
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Postby ThaInfo1 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:18 am

Controlfreak wrote:Mya's and Tinashe's albums been on repeat.
Yaaassss sis same.
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Postby TIfan » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:45 pm

I can see Mya getting a few Grammy nominations with this album.
The album is beautiful.. Love her
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Postby Controlfreak » Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:35 am

TIfan wrote:I can see Mya getting a few Grammy nominations with this album.
The album is beautiful.. Love her
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She revealed she recorded If Tomorrow Never Comes back in 2011.
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Postby Controlfreak » Tue May 01, 2018 10:15 am

Independent Albums

41 New 1 T.K.O. - Mya
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Postby Loose » Tue May 01, 2018 2:31 pm

I have ordered my physical copy of the album.
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Postby Controlfreak » Tue May 01, 2018 8:01 pm

Loose wrote:I have ordered my physical copy of the album.
Same. Just waiting.
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Postby Loose » Wed May 02, 2018 4:17 am

With You is my most played album track by now.
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