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Jessie WareWhat's Your Pleasure?

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What’s Your Pleasure?
Ooh La La
Soul Control
Save A Kiss
Adore You
In Your Eyes
Step In To My Life
Read My Lips
Mirage (Don't Stop)
The Kill
Remember Where You Are

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    Cover of What's Your Pleasure?, 2020-06-26, VinylWhat's Your Pleasure?
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    Cover of What's Your Pleasure?, 2020-06-26, CDWhat's Your Pleasure?
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    Cover of What's Your Pleasure?, 2020-06-26, CassetteWhat's Your Pleasure?
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    Cover of What's Your Pleasure?, 2020-08-00, CDWhat's Your Pleasure?
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    Cover of What's Your Pleasure? (The Platinum Pleasure Edition), 2021-06-11, VinylWhat's Your Pleasure? (The Platinum Pleasure Edition)
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    • HugoLRD's avatar
      HugoLRD
      Edited 27 days ago
      Giving this a proper listen after some time and though I'm happy to have it in my collection my copy is really messy. Side 1 is virtually perfect; side 2 is the only one that suffers from significant background noise. There's basically crackling all through the tracks; the nature of the music makes it so that it's not unbearable, thankfully. Coincidentally, my side 2 label has weird bubbles, as if it wasn't dry when applied. Sonically my second disc is really solid, and the mastering is overall really clean, but it has literally the most severe warping I've ever encountered and side 4 makes the arm bounce like crazy, I don't even know how it can even play without skipping. I'm gonna try and see if I can flatten it but yeah, probably not the best release, quality control wise...
      • daniel_mccall_'s avatar
        The mastering of this is still excellent and does sound good with no cracks, pops or static for me, but does anyone else think it's been pressed WAY quieter than the releases for the standard album? When playing my white copy I don't need to put my monitor's volume up anywhere near as high as I do for this one, it's just so noticeable. I bought this mainly for the deluxe tracks though so it's not a deal breaker for me, just something to consider if you only plan on owning one copy of this album - the original might be the way to go.
        • 80sCass's avatar
          80sCass
          This cassette is my pleasure, it's such an incredible album and sounds insanely good on cassette. The outer sleeve is metalic and the inner cover is the standard album one which I love. 10/10 cassette to own.
          • MK457's avatar
            MK457
            Edited 9 months ago
            This cassette tape sounds absolutely amazing. Beautiful, clear and rich sound with perfectly balanced lows and highs, no distortion and minimal tape hiss. This is how all pre-recorded tapes should sound nowadays. It sounds as good as the vinyl.
            • aleexalcala's avatar
              aleexalcala
              My copy is phenomenal. Not a single complaint on the sound.
              • Andy.Sargeant's avatar
                Andy.Sargeant
                My copy is overall OK except for noticeable surface damages which cause constant crackle noise. Additionally, as a not-review, recording company PMR records is NOT OK. I contacted them to discuss the damages (for possible replacements), and never replied even though they upload posts regularly. NOT GOOD.
                • cocotutch's avatar
                  cocotutch
                  My copy is amazing. Love this. Bought in Australia. Never played a record that feels like it’s made from pure crack - the entire album is amazing.
                  • REENO's avatar
                    REENO
                    Best album of 2020, and perhaps the best pop album i've heard in 30 years easily.

                    One thing though, the vinyl releases sound a bit squashed and cut at a low volume due to the sides being too long.

                    This album would really benefit from the double-disc 45RPM treatment IMO.
                    • ansett_australia's avatar
                      Never played a record before that feels like it is practically made from cocaine.
                      • jomaw's avatar
                        jomaw
                        Was Ware wenn? - Jessie Wares Disco-Magnum-Opus [English version below]

                        What’s Your Pleasure? ist ihr Meisterwerk - und ein Paradebeispiel der Disco-Essenz.

                        Discotheques - so nannte man die Clubs, die Ende der 60er Jahre in Europa und den USA große Beliebtheit erfuhren. Um den Stil und die Atmosphäre in diesen Clubs zu beschreiben, bediente man sich bald deren Namen. Der Begriff Disco war geboren. Zu Beginn beschrieb das Wort vor allem die Art des Tanz, der in den Discotheques gängig war. Doch bald passte sich auch die Musik an den neuen Trend an [Vgl. Gillet: Stayin' Alive through the years: a brief history of disco music (2018)].

                        Die Discomusik leitete sich vom Rhythm & Blues, Psychedelia sowie Motown ab. Vorreiter und prominente Vertreter des Genres waren vor allem die Supremes und Stevie Wonder, doch auch die Bee Gees feierten Mitte der 70er mit dem Soundtrack zum beliebten Film Saturday Night Fever einen massiven Erfolg. Anfang der 80er-Jahre ebbte die Begeisterung für Disco ab, doch über die letzten zehn Jahre hinweg hat sich das Genre wieder seinen Weg in die Popularmusik gebahnt. Anfang der 2010er geschah dies am auffälligsten mit dem erfolgreichen Comeback des französischen Electronic-Duos Daft Punk, das mit seinem Album Random Access Memories ungeniert Elemente der Disco-Musik in seinen Kompositionen ausführte. 2015 feierten dann Mark Ronson und Bruno Mars mit ihrem Uptown Funk einen großen retrospektiven Erfolg [Vgl. Gillet: Stayin' Alive through the years: a brief history of disco music (2018)].

                        All dies war jedoch kein Vergleich zum Jahr 2020, in dem Größen wie The Weeknd und Dua Lipa erfolgreich mit dem Wiederbeleben von Disco waren [Vgl. Wirth: Don't STOP Now - Wie Dua Lipa das Nu-Disco-Revival ins Rollen brachte (2021)]. Doch keine führte das Disco-Revival so authentisch und dediziert auf wie Jessie Ware. Verführte sie zu Anfang ihrer Karriere noch mit minimalistisch gefühlvollem Electronica, kündigte sich mit Singles wie Mirage (Don’t Stop) 2019 eine Veränderung im Sound der Britin an.

                        Im folgenden Jahr erschien What’s Your Pleasure?, das vierte Album von Jessie Ware. Es ist das kühnste ihrer Projekte, gefeiert von Kritikern sowie Fans. Es bedient sich ausgelassen an Merkmalen von Disco, was beim glitzernd belichteten Cover des Albums beginnt und in der eingängigen Musik seinen Höhepunkt findet. Grelle Synthesizer und orchestraler Funk ziehen sich auf Songs wie Step Into My Life oder dem Titeltrack durch das Album, während beim Anspielen von Soul Control ein Vergleich mit der Disco-Legende Jellybean unumgehbar ist [Vgl. Myers: Jessie Ware - What’s Your Pleasure? (2020)].

                        Was wäre wenn? Was wäre, wenn Jessie von den Sorgen loslassen würde, die das unterdurchschnittlich empfangene Vorgänger-Album Glasshouse hinterließ? Was wäre, wenn Jessie losließ, und ihr eigentlich blühendes Selbstvertrauen feiern würde? Dann würde Jessie Ware ihr bisher bestes Album produzieren. What’s Your Pleasure? ist ein Projekt, das zum Loslassen animiert. Ein Album, das die Menschen auch während der Pandemie und dem Lockdown tanzen ließ. Und damit hat es die Essenz der Disco-Musik perfekt erfasst.

                        Literatur:

                        GILLET, Chris (2018): Stayin' Alive through the years: a brief history of disco music. Youngpost, in https://www.scmp.com/yp, 17.12.21.

                        MYERS, Owen (2020): Jessie Ware - What’s Your Pleasure? Pitchfork, in https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/jessie-ware-whats-your-pleasure/, 17.12.2021

                        FREENEY, Nolan (2020): Why Jessie Ware’s New Disco Album Is Coming at the Perfect Time. Billboard, in https://www.billboard.com/music/pop/jessie-ware-whats-your-pleasure-disco-pandemic-interview-9408042/, 17.12.2021.

                        English version:

                        What's Your Pleasure? is her masterpiece - and a prime example of the disco essence.

                        Discotheques - the name of nightclubs that became very popular in Europe and the USA around the end of the 60s. To describe the style and atmosphere in these clubs, people soon used their name, and the term disco was born. In the beginning, the word mainly described the kind of dancing that was common in these discotheques. It didn't take long before the music also adapted to the new trend [Cf. Gillet: Stayin' Alive through the years: a brief history of disco music (2018)].

                        Disco music mostly derived from rhythm & blues, psychedelia, and Motown. Pioneers and prominent representatives of the genre were the Supremes and Stevie Wonder, but the Bee Gees also enjoyed massive success in the mid-1970s with the soundtrack to the popular movie Saturday Night Fever. Enthusiasm for disco ebbed in the early '80s, but over the past decade, the genre has made its way back into popular music. In the early 2010s, this happened most conspicuously with the successful comeback of French electronic duo Daft Punk, whose album Random Access Memories unabashedly executed elements of disco music in its compositions. Then in 2015, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars celebrated a great retrospective success with their Uptown Funk [Cf. Gillet: Stayin' Alive through the years: a brief history of disco music (2018)].

                        None of this, however, compared to 2020, when greats like The Weeknd and Dua Lipa succeeded in reviving disco [Cf. Wirth: Don't STOP Now - How Dua Lipa got the nu-disco revival rolling (2021)]. But none performed the disco revival as authentically and dedicatedly as Jessie Ware. Seducing listeners with minimalist soulful electronica early in her career, singles like Mirage (Don't Stop) announced a shift in the Brit's sound in 2019.

                        The following year saw the release of What's Your Pleasure?, Jessie Ware's fourth album. It is the boldest of her projects, acclaimed by critics as well as fans. It makes exuberant use of features of disco, starting with the album's glittery exposed cover and culminating in the catchy music. Garish synthesizers and orchestral funk run through the album on songs like Step Into My Life or the title track, while upon hearing Soul Control, a comparison to disco legend Jellybean is inevitable [Cf. Myers: Jessie Ware - What's Your Pleasure? (2020)].

                        What if? What if Jessie let go of the worries left by the under-received previous album Glasshouse? What if Jessie let go, and celebrated her actually blossoming confidence? Then Jessie Ware would produce her best album yet. What's Your Pleasure? is a project that encourages one to let go. It's an album that kept people dancing even during the pandemic and lockdowns. And in doing so, it perfectly captured the essence of disco music.

                        Literature:

                        GILLET, Chris (2018): Stayin' Alive through the years: a brief history of disco music. Youngpost, in https://www.scmp.com/yp, 17.12.21.

                        MYERS, Owen (2020): Jessie Ware - What’s Your Pleasure? Pitchfork, in https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/jessie-ware-whats-your-pleasure/, 17.12.2021

                        FREENEY, Nolan (2020): Why Jessie Ware’s New Disco Album Is Coming at the Perfect Time. Billboard, in https://www.billboard.com/music/pop/jessie-ware-whats-your-pleasure-disco-pandemic-interview-9408042/, 17.12.2021.

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