Artists: Lauryl Sulfate & Her Ladies of Leisure
Title: Dance Music Saves Lives
Keywords: hip hop pop rap club dance dance-pop disco electroclash electronic music electropop girl pop queer synthpop Milwaukee
Oh gosh and oh how embarrassing!
I really enjoyed Lauryl Sulfate & Her Ladies of Leisure.. well, that sounds a bit wrong, but you know what I meant; the music of Lauryl Sulfate & Her Ladies of Leisure! In a way (because non corporate musicians are mostly one with their music) it is kinda similar as saying that you enjoy the music makers as much as the music that they made ; but still we don’t want to become a blog for potential cannibals that have come here in order to discover their favorite meal recommendations.. so yes, let’s keep all confusion aside and just say that it was most definitely the music that I’ve enjoyed by Lauryl Sulfate & Her Ladies of Leisure.
But what was so embarrassing about that?
The embarrassing thing comes in the shape that I was enjoying it so much in a physical responsive way, that I completely forget to write stuff about it. I mean, I did have myself prepared with a notebook, some crayons, a pineapple pen… but in all the enjoyment of hearing this album I seemed to have banned them out of my vision, blocked my will to write a critical masterpiece to outdo anyone in the music reviewing business & instead had become a bulging body that spastically danced around the room for the entire entirety that the music of Lauryl Sulfate & Her Ladies of Leisure had been doing their thing.
I can’t dance! But luckily nobody seemed to have watched the event – minus perhaps the curious cat – which is already embarrassing enough on its own, but yes, the real embarrassment comes in the form that from all the dancing I had completely forgot to hear it all in a critical way. I didn’t pen anything down, no notes of praise, no written details of what it sounded like, how it felt, what the instruments had been or what the vocals came across as. There had been no information written down about what the songs are about, if the lyrics where cool or not, if the production was top notch or low brow material.. nothing! I had nothing in the notebook except ‘Lauryl Sulfate & Her Ladies of Leisure’ with a line underneath it.
That’s why I’m so embarrassed right now.. I have a terrible memory, can’t even remember where I live at times.. so to make my marbles crack on in order to recall from memory what and how this release sounded like is as good as an mission impossible… good thing is that I recall that this embarrassing situation is simply the result of my mind switching off and my body reacting on the music that Lauryl Sulfate & Her Ladies of Leisure had been making. All blood must have gone towards my muscles, doing all these busy ‘dance’ moves, making me physically fit and firm as this album took over all the other senses. I’m not embarrassed to say that I’ve danced my way through the listening session, neither that it was the music by Lauryl Sulfate & Her Ladies of Leisure that made me do this… but indeed embarrassed by the lack of reporting skill, the lack of professionalism, the useless memory that can’t recall one single bit of important detail that you (the eager music loving reader) might find so important..
I only know that I’ve danced, danced and danced. Well, it’s probably not named dancing by most dancing standards, but still i wouldn’t know what else to call it. In any case I feel embarrassed writing this report that has nothing context wise inside it, just me apologizing how badly it is written, but hey it’s all I got!
Now you might ask… why not listen to it again and now write about it instead of describing the music in dance moves? Well, that’s the embarrassing part; I did! But again fall in the same trap! I danced and danced and yet again forgot to listen critically, had simply no time to write anything down and ended up again with the same notebook page being empty, minus the underlined ‘Lauryl Sulfate & Her Ladies of Leisure’ on top…
I guess it’s the kind of release that you can’t really think about, nor write about as it simply wants you to dance and move to the music.. which in a way is also a nice welcoming thing to hear and do! If the same thing happens to you when hearing this fun album, you might as well bring in a mirror so you could see yourself dancing. Maybe you will embarrass yourself too! But luckily you aren’t a so called music reviewer and are allowed to go brainless and throw all your muscles into a dancing spasm! I might not know much, but do know that this is the album for it!