En Vogue - Electric Cafe

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Postby iMacourey » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:37 pm

My top 3 picks would be:

1. Blue Skies
2. Rocket
3. So Serious

But Reach 4 Me probably has the most potential for the next single.
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Postby ThaInfo1 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:09 pm

I love Reach 4 Me. Perfect sound for them in this day and age.

I've been skimming through the album and it...ok. Those two dance songs in the middle are a huge no no.
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Postby GetBack » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:40 am

I love "Reach 4 Me" and "Life". I really hope they promote this a lot.
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Postby Gravity » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:10 am

Reach 4 Me is really good, it should be the next single.

So Serious is a gem too.

I'm not really digging the rest. This album is a huge disappointment.
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Postby firefly_86 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:15 am

I really like the first minute or so of Life. When the dance beat kicks in it becomes excruciating.

Rocket and Reach 4 Me are by far the best things on here, I think they're the only tracks I'd keep.
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Postby GetBack » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:12 am

firefly_86 wrote:I really like the first minute or so of Life. When the dance beat kicks in it becomes excruciating.
There should have been a non-dubstep version of the song! :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Postby Controlfreak » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:05 pm

Via HER 73% in

-- 13 EN VOGUE ELECTRIC CAFE EONE 2,315
At least they'll chart hopefully
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Postby iMacourey » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:49 pm

Independent Albums
14 New 1 Electric Cafe - En Vogue

Top Current Albums
61 New 1 Electric Cafe - En Vogue

Top Album Sales
69 New 1 Electric Cafe - En Vogue (2,616)

R&B/Hip-Hop Album Sales
12 New 1 Electric Cafe - En Vogue

The streaming rules pretty much killed off any chance they had at making the Billboard 200 or even the main R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. :(
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Postby HotPotato » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:47 pm

I still have most of the tracks of this album on repeat. Love that Rho finally has a proper album (I try to forget about the boring Soul Flower), many of her ad libs are giving me life.

It's a great mix of modern takes on classic En Vogue (Blue Skies, Reach 4 Me, So Serious), mixed with modern En Vogue (Life, Love The Way, Oceans Deep, Rocket). I've had to delete Deja Vu as it throws the album off qualitywise, as well as the title track as the vocal effects are unbearable.

Reach 4 Me or Love The Way should be the next single - the former probably less scary to fans of the traditional En Vogue sound, though I do also love Life. Those three are my top three.

It's short but strong - overall the 7ish solid tracks make this album have a better hit count than EV3 and of course SoulFlower for me, and probably better than Funky Divas too.

I pray that the low sales don't deter a video as luxe as Rocket for a second official single.
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Postby iMacourey » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:41 am

Luv My Thangs - originally intended to be a Target exclusive - is now available on Spotify UK.

https://open.spotify.com/album/5z9ZlFvjrrQBmHxfIVTUuR
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Postby Benjamin » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:47 am

'Rocket' is the absolute highlight for me. It's such a great track. I like 'Blue Skies' too, could be a future single, but most of the other songs are just average unfortunately. It's a good record overall, but my expectations were much higher.
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Postby therock » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:27 pm



Vocals!
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Postby therock » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:29 pm

Rocket

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Postby iMacourey » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:02 pm

Wow... Great performances, thanks for posting! :D

I still have this album on heavy rotation. It's a shame the era came to a stand-still as soon as the album came out though.
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Postby JonathanLGardner » Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:36 am

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Postby Marchum » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:34 am

Tocket is still my jam.
And damn, that performance is everything.
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Postby DwayneWayne » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:55 am

I'm definitely gonna revisit the album...First couple of listens, nothing stuck with me outside the singles.
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Postby Controlfreak » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:16 am

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Postby JonathanLGardner » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:24 pm

Controlfreak wrote:
Shame it didn’t come a few weeks ago as the song recently has been falling hard on Urban AC.

Peaked at #16 but it’s now #34 :(

Also peaked at #16 Billboard Adult R&B
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Postby shanicefan » Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:49 pm

I like their sound this time around very much. I also saw them live for the first time in Hamburg, Germany last year. Unfortunately the cancelled their 1997 tour here and never came back till last year. Their new Album is very consistent. I only could go without the EDM tracks in the middle. But "Blue skies", "Reack for me", "Electric Café" and "Rocket" are really great tracks. Rhona sounds great too. It´s a much better effort than "Soulflower". I hope they don´t wait so Long with a follow-up.
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Postby Gravity » Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:49 pm

I liked Soul Flower more. It was quirky and soulful. :D

This one just goes nowhere.
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