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This blog, like I've mentioned before, is about all kinds of love and breakup advice which includes friendships and family.
but for a few editions I want to focus on the most important type of love..... SELF LOVE. These will all be under the theme of #LoveMyself.
Please read, be open to sharing, asking, conversing, even if you feel like you have a healthy relationship with yourself.
You might enlighten others with knowledge that is not mentioned, or pick up a few tips to use on yourself.
Dr. H.O.N.E.Y at your service. I'm just like you, no better, no worse, just sharing what little I do know in hopes someone will benefit.
Blog Entry #2: Do I #LoveMyself Enough to Change?
We received this question in the mail, and we almost overlooked it but we managed to grab a hold of this very important question:Quote
Why do I always find myself making promises to myself that I never keep, and end up stuck at the bottom because of my own actions?
hmmm.... A tricky one.
First, I won't say that I follow what I preach, nor that I have achieved every goal that I've set out to achieve.Spoiler
I'm not saying I haven't broken new year resolutions before and gained pounds when I said that I'd lose them. I'm not going to pretend that I'm better than anyone and have done/seen it all and everyone has to play catch up with me. I'm just like everyone else, I actually have made plenty of mistakes in my life and I will share some of them in this very blog in future editions. Nobody's perfect, but we have to strive to get as close AS POSSIBLE to our goals/promises to ourselves.
Whether it's losing weight, quitting smoking, learning French, eating healthier/going green, waking up early, being more active, etc..
The first step is to acknowledge to yourself WHY you want to achieve this goal in the first place? The important questions you should ask yourself now:
#1 Is it in fact YOUR GOAL? Or is it a goal enforced/encouraged by others in your family/circle?
#2 Do you even care to PUT IN THE WORK in order to achieve it or would achieving it not matter either way?
#3 Will it have a positive influence on you/your self esteem? Are you doing it for the right reasons?
#4 Are there side effects that could result from you attempting to achieve this goal? If so, are you prepared to face them?
#5 Are you willing to continue on this path or do you think it's just a "phase" and then you'll be back to basics? Be HONEST with yourself!
I will discuss each one of those questions in a bit. But first I want you to close your eyes for 20 seconds and think about that goal of yours then come back to this.
So my experience with this topic hasn't been very successful. Throughout my life I hated many stuff about myself, and wanted to change/achieve stuff. Let's just say that for the main part I have yet to change many stuff that I told myself that I would. However, a few times I have worked hard on changing my bad ways and/or learning to do something that I hated/was scared of, and ended up changing for the better. Sometimes even for the WRONG REASONS.Spoiler
A Main thing I wanted to change during the end of my college years was my major fear of public speaking to a group of a people. My case was really bad, I even had panic attacks in the classroom just if I suspected that I MIGHT be asked to speak or give my opinion on something. It's a condition I've had for many years. I'm deathly shy, but not when people speak to me one-on-one or a group of people that I already know. So I had a huge assignment of a public speech I had to give in class or else I wouldn't pass. I had a friend that helped to gather people so I could train plenty of times on giving speeches until I got used to it. I had a vision of me delivering speeches like Martin Luther with conviction and belief in my message, and that I was going to encourage everyone to follow my message. So I practiced with groups of people repeatedly until I was used to it and when it came time to go live! in the classroom, I was ready and nailed it. It was a great challenge and an even better reward. I'm happy that I've achieved it and conquered my fear.
One instance was when I was a bit heavier during my late teen years. I fell in love with someone that I've been talking to for months in a long distance relationship. I decided that I wanted to lose weight, so by the time me and him met, I'd be snatched and ready to have him be slayed by my beauty. I had a morning workout routine, then in the afternoon I'd burn fat by dancing to whichever song was on the radio/tv. I achieved my goal and lost 20 Kilos/44 Pounds in 1 month! It was a huge achievement, but obviously done for ALL the wrong reasons. I don't advise ANYONE to follow that method or that reasoning for weight loss.
A major cause for people to self-sabotage when they're doing so good at a new project or a goal is because of loss of #SelfLove. It's not necessarily the case for everyone that self-sabotages, some just don't care about that goal and are just trying to convince themselves that they do. That's why in future entries in the #LoveMyself series I will give tools how how we can all love ourselves to be able to achieve goals and love other people in a healthy manner.
Now back to the important questions:
#1 Is it in fact YOUR GOAL? Or is it a goal enforced/encouraged by others in your family/circle?
A main reason why many people trying to lose weight/cut smoking/get off drugs,etc don't succeed is because it never was their goal to begin with. Obviously, if achieving something is not your idea, you're less likely to put in the work to achieve it. Listen to your gut instinct. You will know who is the force driving the idea behind this "change".
#2 Do you even care to PUT IN THE WORK in order to achieve it or would achieving it not matter either way?
If you are not willing to put in the work, then why even make that deceleration to yourself? If it is too much work, then why did you make an agreement with yourself that you'd achieve it? It's like asking for a job and the minute that you're hired you sleep at home and miss work and expect your salary at the end of the month and then complain when your account balance is $0.00
#3 Will it have a positive influence on you/your self esteem? Are you doing it for the right reasons?
If it's something that is superficial like plastic surgery or weight-loss (if both are done with the sole intention of pleasing OTHERS) then it will most likely lead to you getting LOWER self esteem than you already have, because you sought out these changes to please others, not for yourself or your physical/mental/emotional health. There might come a time and you might hate yourself for your decisions or have a setback and gain ALL your weight back and possibly get more weight than you initially had.
#4 Are there side effects that could result from you attempting to achieve this goal? If so, are you prepared to face them?
If achieving this goal will harm you or cause small physical or mental side effects then you better be prepared to take them on. If not, then you shouldn't aim so high, maybe try to aim a little lower with a different less severe goal?
#5 Are you willing to continue on this path or do you think it's just a "phase" and then you'll be back to basics? Be HONEST with yourself!
This is relevant to many of us. We start on the good path to the promise land, then we lose our way halfway though and stumble and fall. It could happen, yes, true, but it also could be US ALLOWING it to happen. @PoisonCandy and @LG6 Pls Be Good mentioned earlier that they had plans on losing weight but never followed through with their plans. As many people, the obviously committed for 2 seconds then got lazy, don't many of us do that tho? Yes. I'm a living, breathing example of just that. But we can all learn from this bit of info right here:
For any type of change, you must NOT create a new system for you to follow in order to achieve that goal. You must NOT make a schedule of daily exercises! You must NOT change your diet! You must NOT go to the gym 3-4 times a week! You must NOT sign up for a new health program! You must NOT drop a cigarette and quit cold-turkey on the spot! You must NOT have that drastic change in your life! All of this is counterproductive. It all NEVER WORKS!
The correct way is to induct healthier alternatives in your day to day life. Do not deprive yourself of anything!! Do not excessively workout daily!! What you have to do is dance more and workout less. Make it a FUN ACTIVITY THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WEIGHT LOSS! Make it a jog with a friend while chatting. Make it an yummy new meal that is - sidebar - also healthy, not a healthy meal that doesn't taste horrible. Make it a REALISTIC LIFESTYLE CHANGE, NOT A NEW REGIME/DIET to achieve a certain goal. Most successful cases of weight loss and bettering one's health were not done by looking at it as a "diet" with deprivation of certain foods and being forced to work out every minute of every day, most of it is what came in small doses and what can be seen as a "Lifestyle" edit.
Hopefully this bit of advice can help us and heal us all.
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Next entry will be a very heavy and serious topic relating to how far people are willing to hurt themselves in life.
I just updated my iTunes, and I decided its time I finally use this abandoned blog to post a mini-review.
Okay so let me sort this out. When I updated I expected a just ever so slightly upgraded version of the previous iTunes. Which I completely adored and loved to use. That entire look was gorgeous and just the right amount of simplistic. Award deserving.
I was shocked, to say the least, when the update finished less than an hour ago. But actually, when you get the playlist thing out of the way, the main view looks pretty nice. The design is pretty cute, easy to get around. The covers look nicer with slightly sharper and smaller icons and curved corners. Scrolling is faster with a lot of albums. Its generally a lot better to look at than before. 10/10
But then, there's the issue with the update. The part where they ruined it so much to me wanting to downgrade back to iTunes 12.4. The way you view albums on their own. They destroyed what made tracklist views so stunning. They removed the album cover based colors and background, which shined prominently in iTunes 11, and even more in the previous installments of iTunes 12. They also fucked over people with long album tracklists. I have Complete Season albums of Glee, each with at least 100 songs. It was pretty easy to get through before, when everything was neatly divided into two halves/columns. But now, its just one thing. Plus, they made the album covers way too large in this view and generally caused a design that's unpleasant to look at. 0.1/10
So basically. There was an epic glo-up, and then there was a flop. That's Apple for you. I'm gonna downgrade, if anyone cares to join me.
Disclaimer: I will not be including songs that she's featured in, soundtrack singles, or her Christmas music because I cba to list all of them. I will however include songs such as Bang Bang and E Più Ti Penso because she's credited as one of the main artists.
14. Bang Bang
I'm not gonna sit here and lie to you, when this song was first released I definitely bopped to it. It was one of Ariana's first song where she was clearly talking about sex and I was feeling it. Then it was starting to become overplayed and she performed this song everywhere so I quickly became tired of it. Now I realize this song is utter trash and it doesn't deserve a spot on her discography. I instantly skip this song when listening to My Everything.
13. Put Your Hearts Up
Elementary schoolers I'm sure ate this song up. It's a cute song with a cute message but that's about it. It's way too childish and way too Nickelodeon. I felt like I downed a bunch of sugar after listening to this song then had to feel my arteries clog. I'm glad she ditched this album concept/direction.
12. The Way
This is where the list starts to get hard for me because this is when I start to really love each and every one of these songs. However, The Way has to be placed here just due to the fact that it became very stale for me very quickly. It was nice for the first month it was out but after that I became bored. I still stan it though and I will listen to it when it comes on, but I never have this song on repeat.
I can already feel the backlash for this. The reason for this is that I do love this song with Jamie's voice taken out of the chorus. However I never really was able to get into this song. The damage was done far too soon before the fan edit was released. The verses and bridge are spectacular and the music video is definitely one of her best but the song just doesn't do it for me.
10. Right There
When Yours Truly was first released, I stanned this song so much and I still do. But the talent that is coming up is just too amazing and too far advanced for this song to be placed any higher. The chorus to this song is definitely the highlights and one of my favorites from the album though. There are just 9 other songs that I believe are even better.
9. Dangerous Woman
I overplayed the hell out of this song to the point where I basically never listen to it anymore. Don't get me wrong, I love it still, but the following singles are just better than DW tbh.
8. E Più Ti Penso
What a beautiful song. I can't understand a word they are saying but I can definitely feel their emotion and Ari's vocals are on point. Definitely a guilty pleasure of mine.
7. Side To Side
(Ignore the mess of this fan made single artwork.)
This song is a definite bop and anyone that disagrees is incorrect. Nicki's verse serves iconic lyrics and Ariana serves vocals with an iconic message. Careful not to ride that dick too hard unnies!
I was obsessed with this song when she first released it. I was so hype the entire time, I even memorized Iggy's rap before the song was even out. The song is near pop perfection that was snubbed from the #1 spot by a very very very thin margin. However, this has the same problem as Dangerous Woman which is that I overplayed the hell out of this song and hardly listen to it now. Still one of her best though.
5. Baby I
Best single from the Yours Truly era and that's just a fact! It's the true definition of a bop, unfortunately most people will never even know of this songs existence due to her literally never wanting to acknowledge this songs existence. You think Into You had bad promo? You should have been around when this song became a single. Truly a great song.
4. One Last Time
An amazing song that was ruined by a horrible video. I love the vocals in the song and her live performances make this song even better. I'm so glad this was the final single off of My Everything because it was one of her best songs from the album.
3. Love Me Harder
Lets get one thing straight, if you see me hating on this song it's only because you all do the most when it comes to loving it. It is a great and sultry song that serves vocals and the video serves beautiful visuals, however y'all act like this is her magnum opus when it really isn't.
2. Break Free
An anthem. A bop. A legend. I can listen to this song non stop and never get tired of it. It's great for working out, it's great for getting ready, it's just a great song. The grammar is atrocious but even Ariana hates that part of the song so it can be overlooked.
1. Into You
The single to end all singles. This is her true magnum opus. LMH who? I never get tired of this song either. The verses are sultry and the chorus is catchy af while the bridge gives me goosebumps. It is truly her best single ever released. That is until she releases Touch It or Thinking Bout You! This song can be explained by a certain Gaga gif...
pls don't fight me, I do love most of these songs but some I like more than others.
Welcome to TFM's Dangerous Woman track ranking! I was kinda bored today so I listened to DW and ranked all 18 songs and added my thots on each track Hope y'all enjoy!
#18. "I Don't Care" / Nobody cares about this piece of shit. She can keep it tbh
#17. "Jason's Song (Gave It Away)" / At least it's just a Target bonus I guess.
#16. "Focus" / Problem's fugly little sister Cute video, shitty song. I bop to it every once and a while though
#15. "Moonlight" / Moonlight is cute and Ari serves vocals but it doesn't fit DW at all. Sounds like it belongs on Christmas & Chill tbh
#14. "Step On Up" / Not as bad as people make it out to be. It's not the best but it's better than Focus and IDC!
#13. "Everyday" / Although this is a really great bop and I feel like it would be a great single, it's one of the weakest on the album imo. Maybe it's because I hate Future
#12. "Leave Me Lonely" / Beautiful song, but I don't really like Macy Gray's voice and it brings the song down for me. Ari's parts slay though.
#11. "Be Alright" / Great bop but something feels missing. I waited MONTHS for this song and when it was released, I was disappointed.
#10. "Bad Decisions" / "Ain't you ever seen a princess be a bad bitch?" ICONIC. A fun bop but the next songs are way better.
#9. "Let Me Love You" / I actually really love this song. I hate Lil Wayne's verse but this song gets way too much hate.
#8. "Sometimes" / I used to HATE this song, but it has grown on me over the summer. It's actually really good and it should be the next single
#7. "Thinking Bout You" / *insert lady_gaga_talented_brilliant_incredible.gif* THIS WILL SLAY LIVE, SHE BETTER PERFORM IT
#6. "Touch It" / The chorus ended careers tbh. Amazing song and I will fight anybody who disagrees.
#5. "Side to Side" / THIS INCREDIBLE BOP! FUTURE #1 SMASH Also, It took me 3 months to finally get what the song means
#4. "Greedy" / Yes, this song is a bit basic but I love it sooo much. The key change >>>> (When will Gaga )
#3. "Dangerous Woman" / This song is great and the bridge fucking slays. One of my favorite singles of 2016.
#2. "Knew Better/Forever Boy" / THIS SONG SLAYS. FB > KB but both parts are fantastic and deserve extended versions.
#1. "Into You" / This song is pop perfection. Everything about it slays and it deserved to be #1 for 25 weeks.
Thanks for reading hunties! Let me know if you agrih with anything here or drag me in the comments!
This ranking is for the one and only queen: Madonna, bitch. ~I Don't Give A paraphrase reference~ I decided to do this because why not? I'm still on my little break but this gives me something to do and I love doing these so far even though they flop.
WARNING: I'm putting the first one in a spoiler because it is a very unpopular opinion and I don't need y'all bitching. If you open the spoiler, you are agreeing to not be a little bitch.
This album just doesn't do ANYTHING for me. I rarely listen to it and if I do, it's just the highlights. Pls don't hurt me.
Highlights: Papa Don't Preach, Open Your Heart, Where's The Party, True Blue
Can Go Suck A Dick: Love Makes The World Go Round, Jimmy Jimmy
12: Like A Virgin
This album has some AMAZING songs but the fillers are FILLERS and so generic and just dated trash. Love Don't Live Here Anymore is underrated.
Highlights: Angel, Like A Virgin, Love Don't Live Here Anymore, Dress You Up, Shoo-Bee-Doo (pls don't hurt me)
Can Go Suck A Dick: Material Girl (pls don't hurt me), Over And Over
Pretty dated but pretty catchy and an amazing debut. Not much to say about it really
Highlights: Lucky Star, Burning Up, I Know It, Holigay, Think Of Me
Can Go Suck A Dick: Borderline
She could have done better but this album isn't as bad as everyone says. It's just messy tbh. Home of the should have been hit single I'm Addicted. Some songs are borderline G E N E R I C ie Girl Gone Wild, Turn Up The Radio, etc but she pulls some of them off. I wish she didn't try to be so edgy this era but at least we got some holy BOPS.
Highlights: Girl Gone Wild, Gang Bang, I'm Addicted, Nicki's verse on I Don't Give A, Love Spent, Falling Free, Beautiful Killer, Best Friend
Can Go Suck A Dick: Give Me All Your No, the rest of I Don't Give A
9: Hard Candy
Truly underrated by Madonna stans. It is nowhere near as bad as all of you say it is. Literally only a couple duds. Yeah, she cased trends but she did it PERFECTLY. So many great bops on this album that all of you WASTE. Give It 2 Me should have smashed tbh
Highlights: Give It 2 Me, Miles Away, She's Not Me, Beat Goes On, Devil Wouldn't Recognize You, Voices, Ring My Bell, the album cover shoot
Can Go Suck A Dick: 4 Minutes, Spanish Lesson
8: Like A Prayer
Blah blah blah art blah amazing blah pure artistry blah blah game changer blah blah blah. IDGAF. Yes, mature artistic game changing iconic controversial album, I agree. But some songs just didn't age well or just suck dick. Hate me. I truly respect the artistry of the album but I still find it a tad overrated. Oh Father is one of my fave songs from her.
Highlights: Like A Prayer, Express Yourself, Till Death Do Us Part, Oh Father, Keep It Together, Spanish Eyes
Can Go Suck A Dick: Love Song, Promise To Try, Dear Jessie
7: Confessions On A Dance Floor
Used to be my favorite Madonna album but some of it hasn't aged well. I still love it and think it is still almost flawless and a great comeback. This album just delivers so much. Production. Lyrics. Looks. SERVED
Highlights: Hung Up, Get Together, Sorry, Let It Will Be, Forbidden Love, How High, Isaac
Can Go Suck A Dick: I Feel Love ripoff, I Hate Myself, Push (me over a cliff)
6: American Life
An edgier Ray Of Light. She tried perfecting the formula of Music but made a few missteps but still B+ for effort. I do find this album is pretty overrated by fans because it's so edgy and SOME NOT ALL just wanna seem edgy. This album does have great moments though and she really delivers. Lyrics are SERVED (Except in a couple songs). Same with looks kinda. Nothing Fails was the hit that got away, so magical and one of my faves from her. Easy Ride is probably in my top 10 songs and is a pure masterpiece. Die Another Day is unnecessarily hated on.
Highlights: Hollywood, Love Profusion, Nobody Knows Me, Nothing Fails, Die Another Day, Easy Ride, the original American Life video
Can Go Suck A Dick: American Life, the released video of American Life
5: Ray Of Light
I used to HATE this album but I have since since the (ray of) light! Basically an updated Like a Prayer except better! Except a couple songs... Anyways, Nothing Reall Matters and Skin should have SMASHED
Highlights: Swim, Ray Of Light, Skin, Nothing Really Matters, Sky Fits Heaven, Frozen, The Power Of Good-Bye, the vocals
Can Go Suck A Dick: Shitty/Ashtray
4: Rebel Heart
I know I'm going to get hate for this album being so high but it truly is almost flaw free. Messy but still almost perfect. A couple songs should have been cut, a couple songs should not have been changed from the demo (looking at you Rebel Heart. Madonna, what's good?? Avicii slayed that version). I relate to a lot of this album and has a special place in my little gay heart. Hate me for it bitches. So underrated and should have done SO much better. Also, Bitch I'm Madonna BOPS.
Highlights: Living For Love, Devil Pray, Ghosttown, Unapologetic Bitch, Illuminati, Bitch I'm Madonna, Joan Of Arc, Iconic, Holy Water, Best Night, Veni Vidi Vici, S.E.X., Messiah, Rebel Heart, Auto-Tune Baby, Beautiful Scars, Addicted
Can Go Suck A Dick: Body Shop, Graffiti Heart
Erotic, Erotic, put your hands all over my iconic copy of this controversial album. So fucking amazing, well written masterpiece. Should have done a lot better than it did. It's dark, beautiful, heartbreaking lyrics. In my opinion, her most mature.
Highlights: Erotica, Fever, Deeper And Deeper, Bad Girl, Waiting, Words, Why's It So Hard, Secret Garden, Bad Girl video
Can Go Suck A Dick: Did You Do It?
Hate me for this, idc. I really think this is her most forgotten album. This album is really sentimental to me so it holds a special place in my heart. I had the CDS of Music when it first came out but I didn't know who it was but it slayed me and I always wondered who it was. Then in 2011, Gaga got me into Madonna and this was the first album I listened to and I stanned. This is a flawless album that should have done better, had more singles, and deserves more all together.
Highlights: Music, Impressive Instant, Runaway Lover, I Deserve It, Amazing, Nobody's Perfect, Don't Tell Me, Paradise (Not For Me), Gone, American Pie
Can Go Suck A Dick: The people who discredit this album
1: Bedtime Stories
So personal, sad, and incredibly done. There isn't a dull moment on this piece of art. Definitely underrated and deserves so much more than what it got. The singles (except Take A Bow) deserved more. Trend chasing but done immaculately. Some of the songs on this album are in my top 10 of hers. This album really speaks for itself.
Highlights: Survival, Secret, Inside Of Me, Human Nature, Forbidden Love, Love Tried To Welcome Me, Sanctuary, Bedtime Story
Can Go Suck A Dick: Your Honesty not making the album
Ryanism of the day: Don't forget to take care of yourself first
So for this post I sorted out my discography of albums last night and wanted to share my collection of CDs, EPs and single that I own (inspired by @Shiver)
Also the Golden Medoner (inspired by @Shiver yet again) is my fave album of that year.
Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman
Dagny - Ultravoilet EP (signed)
Foxes - All I Need (signed)
Gwen Stefani - This Is What The Truth Feels Like
Little Mix - Glory Days (signed)
Nina Nesbitt - Modern Love EP (signed)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Familia (signed)
Adele - 25
Demi Lovato - Confident (signed)
Ellie Goulding - Delirium
Grimes - Art Angels
Halsey - Badlands
Karin Park - Apocalypse Pop
Little Boots - Working Girl
Little Mix - Get Wired (signed)
Marina & The Diamonds - FROOT (signed)
Meghan Trainor - Title (signed)
Róisín Murphy - Hairless Toys
Ariana Grande - My Everything
Azealia Banks - Broke With Expensive Taste
Banks - Goddess
Charli XCX - Sucker
Foxes - Glorious
Iggy Azalea - The New Classic
Iggy Azalea - Reclassified
Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence
La Roux - Trouble In Paradise
Linnea Dale - Good Goodbyes
MØ - No Mythologies To Follow
Nicki Minaj - The Pink Print
Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Wanderlust
Tove Lo - Queen Of The Clouds
Beyoncé - Beyoncé
Britney Spears - Britney Jean
Demi Lovato - DEMI
Ellie Goulding - Halcyon Days
Icona Pop - This Is… Icona Pop
Katy Perry - Prism
Lady Gaga - ARTPOP
Little Boots - Nocturnes
Little Mix - Salute
Lorde - Pure Heroine
M.I.A - Matangi
Adam Lambert - Trespassing
Azealia Banks - 1991 EP
Bertine Zetlitz - Electric Feet
Christina Aguilera - Lotus
Ellie Goulding - Halcyon
Goldfrapp - The Singles
Kesha - Warrior
Lana Del Rey - Born To Die: Paradise Edition
Leona Lewis - Glassheart
Little Mix - DNA
Madonna - MDNA
Marina & The Diamonds - Electra Heart
Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up
No Doubt - Push & Shove
Petra Marklund - Inferno
Rihanna - Unapologetic
Rita Ora - Ora
Adele - 21
Beyoncé - 4
Britney Spears - Femme Fatale
Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials
Jessie J - Who You Are
Lady Gaga - Born This Way
Pixie Lott - Young Foolish Happy
Rihanna - Talk That Talk
September - Love CPR
Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Make A Scene
Christina Aguilera - Bionic
Christina Aguilera & Cher - Burlesque Soundtrack
Ellie Goulding - Lights
Ellie Goulding - Bright Lights
Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
Kesha - Animal
Marina & The Diamonds - The Family Jewels
M.I.A - MAYA
Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday
P!nk - Greatest Hits… So Far!!!
Rihanna - Loud
Robyn - Body Talk
Britney Spears - The Singles Collection
Cascada - Evacuate The Dancefloor
Florence + The Machine - Lungs
Lady Gaga - The Fame Monster + The Fame
La Roux - La Roux
Little Boots - Hands
Pixie Lott - Turn It Up
Rihanna - Rated R
Britney Spears - Circus
Christina Aguilera - Christina Aguilera EP
Christina Aguilera - Keeps Gettin´Better: A Decade of Hits
Katy Perry - One Of The Boys
Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded
Bertine Zetlitz - In My Mind Best Of 1997 - 2007
Britney Spears - Blackout
Róisín Murphy - Overpowered
September - Dancing Shoes
Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Trip The Light Fantastic
Christina Aguilera - Back To Basics
Gwen Stefani - The Sweet Escape
Gwen Stefani - Wind It Up (single)
Margaret Berger - Pretty Scary Silver Fairy
Rihanna - A Girl Like Me
Rihanna - Music Of The Sun
Britney Spears - Greatest Hits My Prerogative
Gwen Stefani - Love.Angel.Music.Baby
Margaret Berger - Chameleon
No Doubt - The Singles 1992 - 2003
Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Shoot From The Hip
Christina Aguilera - Stripped
No Doubt - Rock Steady
P!nk - Missundaztood
Christina Aguilera - Mi Reflejo
No Doubt - Return Of Saturn
Christina Aguilera - Christina Aguilera
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom
No Doubt - The Beacon Street Collection
No Doubt - No Doubt
That´ s it for now, until next time.
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THE FIRST EVER REVIEW BLOG ON FOTP IS OFFICIALLY BACK!
This is SYLK Reviews Back to Basic's era! So we're gonna be scoring like the old days! Using WENDY emotes!
In collab with The Wendy Emote Museum we will score each track from a minimum of 0 to a max 5 scores to each track!
For our FIRST review! We will be reviewing GLORY by THE QUEEN OF POP herself Britney Spears!
01 - Invitation
A very nice opener, the breathy tone of ha voice sounds really incredible with the aura.mp3 of the song. It's a very calm and soothing song. Really a strong opener. The lyrics are cute too yes. I give this song ..
02 - Make Me... (feat. G-Eazy)
Alot of people have been saying that they didn't like this when it came out and that it grew on them later on, but tbh this has been my jam from the moment it came out! She sounds amazing, the twangy bird noises are very cute yes and the production is very nice. The only thing that disgusts me is the G-FLOPzy's verse omfg delete that ew.
03 - Private Show
I literally don't understand the hate for this song. It's such a fun, sensual song. I do hear the weird effect in voice yes but tbh I think the cartoon-ish effect kind of adds to the song's quirky character. She SERVES vocals on here! This is definitely a fav yes. 5 wendys for this song!
04 - Man On The Moon
I think this song is soo beautiful. The lyrics are so cute and the chorus is literally the most beautiful thing we've heard from Britney so far--I mean those harmonies omg *orgasms* Another five wendys!
05 - Just Luv Me
A cute song yes but I have to be honest here I didn't care for snippets that leaked or whatever. I don't really have much to say on this track, I mean I could see myself listening to it once in awhile, or wake up one night craving it, but for now, it's undermined by some of the stronger tracks on the album.
06 - Clumsy
I won't lie, I had to pretend to like it when it first came out. It starts off well, but it loses me somewhere leading up the hook. The 'opps' is a cute reminder of the Opps I Did It Again days tho yes..
07 - Do You Wanna Come Over?
Anyone who doesn't like this iconic bop is deaf. I mean the guitars mmm fuck me they sound so good. And then the chorus hits--those backup singers snatch my wig yes ! It's a pussy bopper and one of the faves!
08 - Slumber Party
An OBVIOUS contender for 2nd Single. It follows Make Me's footsteps nicely. It has a very fun vibe. And the production is probably the best one we've seen on this album so far. One of the faves yes!
09 - Just Like Me
There might be haters out there aka @Onika and they are welcomed to kiss my ass cause this song is fucking AMAZING! She sounds amazing on it and omg the lyrics are CUTEE!! Britney's disbelieve in the other woman looking just like her gives us a BOP!
10 - Love Me Down
Definitely a stand out track from the album and a possible future single! Britney SERVES in this song. And the production oh lordy that wobbling bassline fuck! Slam me on the table and prolapse my anus queen GODNEY!
11 - Hard To Forget Ya
When I first heart it, I thought it was cute yes but then a reverse warholian expedition happened and my love for this song just disappeared. It's a cute song but ...It doesn't really go anywhere...
12 - What You Need
The mature but less beautiful sister of PriVISHNU show! She sounds amazing as well, she showcases some VOCALS ON HERE!!! Britney can SANG! Anyone who says otherwise can kiss my bum!
If this isn't the 2nd single I'll lose my mind!
Hard to Forget Ya
For a more PROFESSIONAL Review including the Deluxe tracks head over to Pop Fection!
Britney Spears 'Glory'
For the Physical Deluxe review click here: https://talkabouttunes.wordpress.com/2016/08/29/britneyglory2016/
(B.Spears, J.Michaels, J.Tranter, N.Monson)
Instantly, this sounds like a zen track from Britney with an Asian twist to it. “Here’s my invitation baby” works great as an intro and literally invites the listener to engage in the journey Britney is providing with Glory. “I just need you to trust me” actually makes me nervous as to what to expect, she is keeping her cards close to her chest with ‘Invitation’ it’s calming yet the anticipation in the track is like a slow build to track 2 – it’s really easy to get into and a perfect album opener. The track is soothing, with a heavy beat and slower paced vocals – a treat. 6.5/10
2. Do You Wanna Come Over?
(M.Larsson, R.Fredriksson, J.Michaels, J.Tranter, S.Chila)
OK… I wasn’t expecting such a swift change in theme – the beat and ‘Justin Timberlake‘ style guitar riff sounds quite dirty, musically and the clumbsy vocal arrangements coinciding with the sounds of cans opening work really well together and it’s very Ke$ha meets Timberlake. This is definitely a sound I wish to hear more of from Britney – the sound is engaging from start to end and the song takes several twists and turns… I could definitely see this as a single and Britney sounds very good on the track. Could this be classed as ‘Outrageous’ part 2? 7/10
3. Make Me (Ft.G-Eazy)
(B.Spears, M.Burns, J.Janiak, G.Gillum)
Now this is the track a lot of people would be waiting for seeing as it’s the lead single from the album. The change in pace is welcomed and resembles the same ‘zen’ vibe from track 1. The heavy chorus really compliments Britney’s light and fluffly vocals and makes for a nice juxtaposition. The builds “Wan’t you to move” also set the choruses up a treat. G-Eazy’s appearance is needed I think, it sounds like one of those typical instrumentals where a rapper will pop up, but I feel it enhances the sound and it’s the only credited feature on the track list. I feel this single is another one to add to ‘classic Britney‘ 8/10
4. Private Show
(B.Spears, C.M.Williams, T.Winfrey, S.Smith)
As soon as the track starts, the background sounds really resemble something from a circus and this track wouldn’t have been out of place on Britney’s ‘Circus’ album; these sounds carry the song and it’s really enjoyable to hear Britney’s vocals in more of a raw form – she sounds really strong and it reinforces the ideology of this track being a female empowerment anthem. The chorus is particularly catchy and really keeps the listener engaged, leaving them wanting more. However, the vocals really start to grate by the end of the song “Put on a private show” particularly. 7.5/10
5. Man On The Moon
(J.Evigan, I.Juber, P.Ryan, S.Fox, M.Lomax)
The instrumental to this track is exceedingly catchy, I could happily listen to that on its own. However, with the vocals, it kind of makes the whole thing seem ‘wishy washy’ until the gorgeous falsetto notes “On the Moon” kick in. It kind of feels like a 2003 B-side, lyrically relating to a more vulnerable Britney. It has a lovely sentiment to it nevertheless. 6/10
6. Just Luv Me
(D.Omelio, M.A.Hoiberg, J.Michaels)
Wow – as soon as the track kicks in, it holds so much resemblance to Justin Bieber’s‘Company’ from the arrangements and the robotic sounds in the background. It’s actually hard to shake it from my mind. I love the way Britney sings in this track, it’s sultry and teasing, whilst singing from an endearing and vulnerable point of view. Towards the end of the track, the repetition of ‘Just Luv Me’ becomes irritating and starts to resemble a track from Fifth Harmony’s 7/27 album. Another mid-tempo mellow track. 5/10
(T.Riley, W.Felder, A.Niceforo)
Yes… Here we go, builds from the beginning, and a killer vocal arrangement and a gradually building instrumental – Femme Fatale Britney is back! The theme of the track is very playful indeed and the way Britney sings the track in almost a rushed manner really emphasises the song’s message and you can picture a music video for the track, with Britney being tossed all over the room. An album gem. 8/10
8. Slumber Party
(M.Larsson, R.Fredriksson, J.Michaels, J.Tranter)
Rihanna is that you? The beat is reminiscent of a Rihanna track, with the urban body roll vibe. Listening to the track, it’s hard to think that Britney hasn’t done a song with this theme before, it’s cleverly written and talks of the naughty side of a ‘slumber party’. I do find the track very middle of the road but I wouldn’t skip it – it’s very engaging.5.5/10
9. Just Like Me
(B.Spears, J.Michaels, J.Tranter, N.Monson)
I always do it. I judge the song before it’s played based on the title, and I had no idea the song would include “She looks just like me” and be from the perspective of a scorned lover and the previous relationship – I assumed it would be a raunchy kind of song and I must say it’s nice to hear a song like this from Britney, the vocals are floaty and it keeps the listener engaged. 5.5/10
10. Love Me Down
(E.K.Bogart, A.Goldstein, J.John, J.Karpov)
A different direction from Britney now, more urban and I’m not sure if it’s working for her or not… I feel the song has a lot of potential but it’s too Gwen Stefani and not enough Britney. In fact this would have been perfect for Gwen’s album “The Sweet Escape” but I don’t feel it suits Britney or her weak vocals very much. Having said that, Britney sounded very good in the middle 8. I like how the track goes in several directions and almost sounds like 3 songs stitched together. 7/10
11. Hard To Forget Ya
(O.Gorres, I.Kirkpatrick, B.Coney, D.Andrews, E.Drewett)
Now I feel indifferent about this track – I love the verses and the pre-choruses/builds are amazing, providing a perfect sense of anticipation, but the choruses are just horrendous; the beat is too heavy with clumbsy hooks, Britney sounds bored and it’s very ‘Beat dropping trend chaser’. What a shame. 4.5/10
12. What You Need
(B.Spears, C.M.Williams, T.Winfrey, S.Smith)
A trip to the 60’s to open this track with a kick ass vocal from Britney is always a good way to start a song. Also, kudos to Britney on that vocal, she sounds amazing and it’s quite raw. The hand claps in the chorus really boost the songs energy (Like it needs boosting anymore) but I wish they made more of the choruses, they are quite on par with the verses in term of production and need lifting just a little bit more, but it’s a sound that I think suits Britney very well and it’s contagious as hell. 7.5/10
For the Physical Deluxe Review click here: https://talkabouttunes.wordpress.com/2016/08/29/britneyglory2016/
More than halfway through summer, these are my certified bops of the season!
No other song on this list is more appropriate to start with than this colourful show of fashion and culture meeting explosive record. I don't think anyone could listen to Laura Mvula's empowering vocals and NOT feel like a Phenomenal Woman afterwards
To tumblr girls' joy everywhere, Hayley deliver's this catchy track touching on insecurities and emotional turbulence of a young person, all the while managing to make being a spontaneously dancing outcast look pretty fucking cool
I'm never going to get over how this BOP was completely ignored to flatline 3 millions views? Shameful! The provocative lyrics, catchy melody, infectious beat Everything about this track is so danceable
And I thought I loved this song BEFORE the video dropped a perfect collaboration of video media and music and just a Super FUN song overall, easily capturing the essence of summer.
Used to loving Alicia's power ballads, this tropical house track caught me by surprise! Who would have thought we'd be dancing to Alicia Keys in 2016
Released earlier this year, Work still feels like part of summer's soundtrack You can't listen to this song and not want to...
Ending my list with this tender slow jam. Usher and Yuna's gorgeous harmonies recall the very first stir of infatuation and resulting blissfulness of a new crush
Special mention to Drake's monster smash One Dance!
What have you been listening to this summer?
So. I thought this blog needed something a bit different for a change. Something less... depressing. I probably will do another Cancer blog when I return to Ohio in a few weeks for the burial of his ashes. But anyways. Now I'm gonna do a tutorial. How to add explicit labels ( ) to songs you specifically have on iTunes. This also works to delete tags, and add clean tags.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
+ MP3tag (get it here)
Open MP3tag, and import the audio file of whichever song you'd like to add a label to. You can do this by dragging the file from its folder straight into the application. I'll be using Bubblegum Bitch by Marina and the Diamonds, from her 2012 LP, Electra Heart [above, altered tracklist].
In MP3tag, right click the song and hit Extended Tags.... Search the side for "ITUNESADVISORY". If its there, remove the tag by clicking the X button, or change the tag by clicking on it and click the edit (paper and pencil) button and skip to the "Value" area of this step. If its not there, though, then click the icon of a paper with a star on it, (Add field...) then enter exactly "ITUNESADVISORY" in the Field box. You'll only need to enter the full thing once. In later instances with performing this method it will be automatically filled in for you when you start typing it. In the Value box, enter 1 for EXPLICIT and 2 for CLEAN. Explicit and Clean will show up with their own symbols on iTunes, while no tags makes it look like a normal song. Click OK.
Now you will need to refresh the song on iTunes. You can do this by easily double clicking on the song to play it, or restarting iTunes, or deleting + reimporting the file. I prefer the first option, but whatever you want to do. Done!
I hope you found this helpful.
So, what's the point on drag and talk shit about an artist/record if you'll jump again on the bandwagon train when she/he releases something new and 'it's cool to stan because everyone's hype about it when you never give a fuck about it'?
What's the point on stan/change your avi/set every major girl release something when you don't like/stan the artist/music he/she made when everyone's is praising, waiting for it?
This brought back memories when everyone was praising 'Lemonade' cuz it was "innovative", "cool", "experimental" bla bla bla... and few weeks later some trash talk about it, because 1) they 'realized' it really never was shit, 2) they said it was "staged/fake" to get out of there when they clearly never were there for the music/project (even when we always knew she likes to have perfect control & she plans everything, did everyone expected it was true? really?... and then the next thing was Ariana, wow, so impressed for the upgrade, lmao. This was perfectly pictured when ARTPOP came out and fans were praising the shit of it, but when the media/fanbases ripped apart the album half of the fandom left and juped to other more "succesful" "accepted" pop gurls
And what does it says about us? Do others opinion really matters at all to us? Do we really need to follow trends & what the majority likes to have a sense of worth? isn't this just a reflection of a weak personality that desires to be part of something? Maybe that's why i rather not listen something from someone i know i won't like or feel interest on, i guess it looks more real and less cringe than jumping over and over again swapping "your taste" and pretend you're into the critical acclaim & music when you're just following the leaders.
Then again im bitter and sometimes i have a poor taste when it comes to guilty pleasures, shouldn't be judging people, it just came to my mind suddenly, #JusticeForFKA, #JusticeForGrimes, #JusticeForAzealia and the rest of acts i like who got hate & shit just because the sheeps followed the leader who didn't liked "x" record, or "x" thing about her/his
P.S. Instead of doing this i should be listening all the shit i download but i don't touch becaus im lazy af and i dont wanna put it with my perfect orden/tags on iTunes, r.i.p. to me
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Britney Spears // Glory
Like many of us, Britney was more or less my first foray into pop music, but probably not in the way you'd expect. Up until high school, I'd listened to mostly alternative / rock / basic straight white boy music. I didn't touch pop (or rap) at all, but my bus ride to school was almost an hour each way, and the driver always had pop radio on. So, I started getting closely acquainted with it. My first pop album download was Circus, and I didn't like it. I had not yet found the light.
As I got more into pop, I went back and listened to Britney's discography, in reverse. I started with Circus, Blackout, and made my way back. I didn't get as attached to her first few albums, maybe because I lacked the nostalgia of growing up with her music, and I maintained that Circus, Blackout and Femme Fatale were my Britney trinity. I have since gotten more into ITZ and Britney (the album, obviously), but those remain my favorites.
Let's not even talk about The-Album-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named.
I was actually driving home from that TV job (the one where I met New York) around 1 in the morning the day Make Me was released, so I listened to it on repeat most of the way home. Sexy midtempo Britney was here, and I was here for it. But the feature is trash, let's be honest with ourselves. As we got the promo singles, I somehow became simultaneously more and less confident in what the album as a whole would be. I liked each track, but they each had a fatal flaw that I couldn't unhear. Make Me was the G-Eazy feature, Private Show didn't really feel like a studio track at all, Clumsy's was the horrendous mixing for the breakdown and the flimsy-feeling production, and DYWCO was the shouting men in the chorus. Did we not, as a society, learn our lesson after Focus? I was still excited, mind you, but I did have my concerns.
Thankfully, those promo singles were largely the most lackluster songs on the album. Let's dive in.
1. INVITATION - 4/5
Wow, what an album opener. This is something you straight up don't hear from Britney, and I love it. Even the vocal effects feel stylistic, instead of messily covering up some phoned in vocals. They're tender, but they feel right.
2. MAKE ME FEAT. G-EAZY - 3/5
Don't get me wrong, this song is boppy, but it's not lead single material. And the one feature on the entire record is wasted on someone as bland and basic as G-Eazy. Take him out, put in someone better (or don't put in anyone at all) and it would be better.
3. PRIVATE SHOW - 4/5
I genuinely hated this when she first dropped it. It was messy, it feels underproduced, like I'm listening to a "live" version of a song instead of an album track. It has since grown on me, though. It's something completely different for her, and I can appreciate that about it. Plus it's lowkey kind of catchy.
4. MAN ON THE MOON - 5/5
The production. The vocals. The message. Everything is slick pop perfection. The oo-oo-oo-oo-oooonnn in the chorus is absolutely infectious.
5. JUST LUV ME - 4/5
I was super excited to hear this after that snippet leaked. Hearing the full thing, it's a catchy midtempo DJ Mustard track, is there really anything else I can say about it? "I'm not gonna ask for a sip when I'm thirsty" is a great lyric. I wish the chorus was a bit more dynamic, but I get it; we need to know the words after just one listen, so Repeat Stuff.
6. CLUMSY - 3/5
The "oops!" is cute but the breakdown kind of kills any momentum the song has. Meh.
7. DO YOU WANNA COME OVER? - 3/5
I want to like this song, because the production is good, she sounds good, the verses are good, but that chorus -- bleh.
8. SLUMBER PARTY - 5/5
I know some people thought this song felt too topically samey right after DYWCO, but I actually really like that about it. It feels like a proper followup to the question it's definitely a standout track on the album, probably my first favorite really. The casual f-bomb is perfect. The production and melody are SO catchy.
9. JUST LIKE ME - 2/5
OKAY STOP WITH THE FUCKING TERRIBLE CHORUSES PLEASE. The song is reasonably cute but the chorus is awkward as shit.
10. LOVE ME DOWN - 4/5
Okay now this is something I can get into again, something very stylistically different for Brit but it fucking WORKS.
11. HARD TO FORGET YA - 4/5
Once again I find myself wishing the chorus was a little more dynamic, but goddammit this song is still a banger. The production on this album is super interesting, it feels like there's a lot going on without being overwhelming. All the little bits and bobs circling around during the verses here give this song a great texture.
12. WHAT YOU NEED - 4/5
Yes this sounds like a Burlesque track, yes it doesn't have a post-chorus payoff like you're probably expecting, but I could listen to Britina growl all damn day. She's not Whitney Houston (and she doesn't need to be), but I think we can all agree it's nice to hear her flexing her vocals for a change. "That was fun", yes it was Brit, yes it was.
13. BETTER - 5/5
Alright we've clearly got some Kygo influence here, but that's not a bad thing. This song is cute as fuck, and the production is (once again) on point. Another general album thought: let's all take a moment to appreciate that she isn't drowning in background vocal layers for the first time in nearly 10 years. She's actually here y'all!
14. CHANGE YOUR MIND (NO SEAS CORTES) - 4/5
Anyone else kinda getting a chuckle out of the fact that Revival was largely midtempo with one random Latin-influenced song, and the same thing is happening here? Not trying to start a stan war or anything, just sort of a funny observation. Anyway, this song is good as fuck, and the chorus is absolutely perfect. I don't speak
GermanSpanish but I can if you like
15. LIAR - 5/5
YES. YES. YES. EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS IS PERFECT, WHY IS THIS RELEGATED TO BONUS TRACK STATUS?
16. IF I'M DANCING - 4/5
Production is spastic and completely out of left field, but it's not a bad thing. I can see why it's a bonus track, but at the same time I'm here for it ya know? Also this:
17. COUPURE ÉLECTRIQUE - 4/5
I genuinely am not sure how to rate this one. I don't understand a single word of it because I'm an ignorant monolingual 'Murican, but it's cute. Her vocals are sweet and the production is good, so I guess we'll go with a 4.
OVERALL - 4/5
I'm so happy she's back. Not just physically there, but she actually seems invested and present in the material in a way she hasn't been for many years, and she delivers a great pop record as a result. The producers work with her voice instead of covering it up, the album feels fresh, and I can tell it's going to be on repeat for a long time.
Good job Brit, welcome back to the big leagues.
Yeah the album isn't even officially out but here is my first impressions review of all the tracks.
Invitation - I'm still not over the fact that the intro song is called invitation So smart imo. I think this song works really well as an opener, it's an 'invitation' to the rest of the album through a relatively lowkey song that sets the bar for the rest of the album. I loooove the vocal effects and this was an instant favourite from the album for me. 10/10
Make Me... I still love this song. I honestly stand by her decision to make this the lead single, it's clearly one of the most radio friendly songs on the album. The rap however, I just don't think it fits on the song at all. 9/10
Private Show Idc what y'all say, this song is a bop and a half. The vocals are really weird but I like it and regularly bop to this song. It's my most played on Glory atm. Fight me. The spoken parts and the laugh on the outtro are amazing 9/10
Man on the Moon another stellar pop masterpiece. Again, fight me if you don't like this. It's a fucking bop and the chorus is heavenly. Didn't expect anything less from Godney 10/10
Just Luv Me The production on this track is incredible. Gives me lowkey Revival vibes but I'm okay with that as that album was amazing . 9/10
Clumsy Again, not here for the Clumsy hate, it's another BOP! Oops! HEEEEEY CLUMSY 9/10
Do You Wanna Come Over? This song has obvious Blackout vibes and I'm here for it. Absolute gem 10/10
Slumber Party Another instant highlight. LOVE THE PRODUCTION SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH, the chorus is absolutely remarkable I LIVE FOR BRITNEY SWEARING 10/10
Just Like Me Again, I LOVE THIS SHIT! Kinda screams filler to me but like in a good way? 8/10
Love Me Down DEFINITELY my favourite atm. So much replay value. The chorus omfg This has so much potential and I'm gonna need a music video for it like yesterday 10/10
Hard to Forget Ya Ironically, this song is very forgettable to me. Kinda boring, but the chorus is a BOP TO THE TOP 7/10
What You Need This reminds me of Step on Up by Ariana and that is not a good thing 6/10
Better This also sounds very Revival to me and honestly this time that is not a good thing. I also think this song is kinda boring. 6/10
Change Your Mind GEM! I loveeeee the vibes of this song so much, bop 10/10
Liar Y'all are overrating the fuck out of this song. It's a cute bop but definitely not one of the best on the album 7/10
If I'm Dancing Cute bop but also screams bonus track to me. 8/10
Coupure Électrique This song seems so random to me ??? The French sounds AMAZING but the song is very boring, it goes nowhere. Sounds like a demo. 6/10
This album is incredible. It's just full of fucking BOPS and I love it. I'm sure this score will increase as I listen to the songs more, as I think a lot of them (especially Coupure Electrique) will be growers
alberm of the day: ANTi
oh wow I'm still continuing with this commitment feel free to place bets on the entry number that this blog will stop running
I went shoe shopping today my second least favorite to do in this entire world, just above listening to that godawful song count on me by bruno. i mean how the fuck did the legend that made the whole unorthodox jukebox album create that atrocity
anyway. I'm usually the fastest decision maker in the world - always H&M for clothes shopping, plain white or black tops, always vanilla for ice cream, but FUCKING SHOE STORES. type, colour, shoelaces, the holes and shit underneath, price, that shit will be the death of me. and today it's made even worse, ugh.
so I walked around on the street, one that's tailored for buying trainers or sports-related things, so there's like 10 stores for me to look from. I still have a headache now after three hours of aimless walking I eliminated my choices down to two pairs, which pretty much look exactly the same. but then the thing that finally got me to make up my mind is one pair is for pure running, and the other's for basketball. I have an approximately zero out of 10 successful shots and I can't dribble for shit, so I was pretty ecstatic because I would never ever choose a pair of basketball shoes, which limits my options down to the final one
I walked up to the counter with joy and asked the guy to wrap it up for me. then guess what this asshole said... "excuse me what are you buying these for?" and I was like "uhhh I run and work out a bit, and I use it in daily life ig" and the asshole decided to give his professional advice right this second after the fact he's ignored me for the last 45 minutes I've spent in this store scratching all my hair off over what trainers to pick - "both of these pairs can be used for running! this pair has better grabbing, and better bounce...." I'm like BITCH NOW I HAVE TO THINK ALL OVER WHY and I bet he lied as well, cus the basketball shoes were more expensive, so he tricked me to get those instead. but with that much cushion and outsoles that flat I'm not trusting him so I held my breath and closed my eyes and paid the fee, and RAN out of the store in case I see something I like again felt like I lost ten years of my life.
AND to make it worse, I lost my damn wallet in McDonalds, cus I needed an ice cream (vanilla flavoured lol) after that mess. I RAN back again, five years of my life gone again, and luckily I just dropped it on the floor and nobody found it. so yeah, rough day good music though. ANTi remains a great album with Woo and Yeah I Flopped It taken out, and the buzz singles added in. desperado remains the best song though, and you're wrong if you disagree!
Circa 2010, there was a moderate following for potential pop girl called a Miss Foo Foo, though, that's Lolene to you. She is my first entry because rather than a true flop, she is a never was.
Lolene was set to release her debut album "The Electrick Hotel" in August 2010, but after the debut got pushed back several times, the album leaked in full on the internet months before the release. After this occurred, Lolene became discouraged and scrapped the album altogether.
She then released a free-for-download mixtape called Cracked, Not Broken, which included remixes of her original songs, as well as covers and mashups of other pieces.
Finally in 2012, she released a name-your-price album called She's Got A Pulse, which consisted of several mastered versions of demos that had leaked onto the internet in the time between the leak of Electrick Hotel and the release of She's Got a Pulse.
Sadly, Lolene has not released any music since 2012, and remains a flop to this day, even though I stan her like no other.
Her music style is very glam-pop, 90s inspired, and, for lack of a better word, gay.
The Electrick Hotel is pop gold, and remains one of my favorites after 6 years.
Shamelessly inspired by my dear friend @Hylia's ranking blogs. As a huge fan of Madonna, I decided to re-listen to all 13 of her studio albums and do a ranking.
So here it goes!
#13. Like a Virgin
Probably no surprise that this is #13 because I've noticed it's most likely her least liked album on here. It has a couple good songs, but a good portion is just forgettable imo, despite it being her only diamond certified album. Honestly her only album I don't care for.
Fave songs: Dress You Up, Angel, Material Girl.
Least fave songs: Over and Over, Pretender, Stay.
Pretty good for a debut. It's full of cute bops, while a bit fillerish from time to time.
Fave songs: Borderline, Burning Up, Holiday
Least fave songs: I Know It, Think of Me, Everybody
#11. True Blue
True Blue is what I consider her first truly solid album. There's only one song I strongly dislike (Jimmy Jimmy), and I don't even dislike it as much as most of her other fans. Love the overall feel of the album.
Fave songs: Live to Tell (one of my faves overall), Papa Don't Preach, La Isla Bonita.
Least fave songs: Jimmy Jimmy, Where's the Party
#10. Like a Prayer
Inb4 I'm dragged for her post-COADF albums being above LAP. Oh well! I really like LAP, but I just like most of her other music more than her 80s music. LAP is her first album that I consider to be an artistic leap forward. The lyrics are superb and I love the message of many songs. PS. Dear Jessie is underrated!
Fave songs: Till Death Do Us Part, Oh Father, Like a Prayer.
Least fave songs: Keep it Together, Cherish, Act of Contrition.
#9. Hard Candy
If only I could type enough words to express how underrated I feel Hard Candy is. The only tragic song is Spanish Lesson, and she's released worse songs. Yeah Hard Candy does lack lyrically sometimes, but I just enjoy it and I can't help it.
Fave songs: 4 Minutes, Devil Wouldn't Recognize You, Voices, Candy Shop.
Least fave songs: Spanish Lesson
#8. Rebel Heart
I've had a love/hate relationship with Rebel Heart. Loved it when it first came out, then grew to dislike it a lot, even calling it my second-least fave after LAV for a while. Recently I realized how good it is though. Yeah, Rebel Heart has some low points, but it has some of her highest points since COADF and American Life. Also, Bitch I'm Madonna is a massive bop, despite how lyrically deprived it is.
Fave songs: Ghosttown, Living for Love, Bitch I'm Madonna (BOP), Hold Tight, Joan of Arc, HeartBreakCity.
Least fave songs: S.E.X. ( ), Beautiful Scars, Body Shop.
Her second most underrated and hated on album after Hard Candy. I despised MDNA when I first heard it in 2012, but now I love it. MDNA simply serves the bops! There's some missteps (Superstar), but also some major triumphs (I'm Addicted). It also has fantastic bonus tracks, bar B-Day Trash. Overall, MDNA does not deserve the hate it gets.
Fave songs: I'm Addicted, Girl Gone Wild, I'm a Sinner, Love Spent, Turn Up the Radio
Least fave songs: Superstar, B-Day Song.
#6. Confessions on a Dance Floor
For the longest time, I found COADF painfully overrated. I still do find it a trifle overrated, but I realized it is one of her better albums. The dance music of COADF was a such a nice change-up after American Life. If Future Lovers and I Love New York were replaced with better songs, this would have perhaps made it to my top 5
Fave songs: Hung Up, Get Together, Sorry, Let It Will Be, Push, Forbidden Love.
Least fave songs: Future Lovers, I Love New York.
#5. American Life
American Life did NOT deserve the draggings it received upon its release. Lyrics wise, it's honestly some of her best. Nothing Fails is one of my favorite Madonna songs ever, and the lyrics never fail to get me teary eyed. The rap parts she tried to incorporate are somewhat..... extra but they're not that bad. The best songs on the album are the guitar driven ones. The whole album slays though, even my least faves
Fave Songs: Nothing Fails, Easy Ride, Intervention, X-Static Process, Love Profusion
Least fave songs: Nobody Knows Me, Mother and Father
I used to not be as huge on Erotica as I am now, but my most recent listen simply floored me. This was a major turning point for Madonna's career and it's the beginning of a flawless streak of 90s and early 2000s Madge albums that make up my top 5 Did You Do It? and Bye Bye Baby are trash, but the rest of the tracks are so flaw free that they make up for it.
Fave Songs: Deeper and Deeper, Bad Girl, Waiting, Thief of Hearts, Rain.
Least Faves: Did You Do It?, Bye Bye Baby.
#3. Bedtime Stories
I feel like the consensus on Bedtime Stories is divided among the Madonna fanbase. Some find it boring, and some think it's either her best or one of her best. I think BS is the first album Madge released that has zero filler. There's not a bad song. I love the smooth R&B sound.
Fave songs: Bedtime Story, Secret, Survival, Inside of Me, Sanctuary
Least fave songs: None
I personally find Music to be her most bizarre album. It's a combo between electronic music, and folky stuff. I've always described Music's sound as "cowboys vs aliens" and I still find that description pretty accurate Like Bedtime Stories, there's not a flaw here.
Fave songs: I Deserve It, Paradise (Not for Me), Gone, Amazing, What it Feels Like for a Girl
Least fave songs: None
#1. Ray of Light
Ray of Light being at #1 was probably expected, as it seems most Madonna fans, and critics as well, consider it her best. Ray of Light deserves ever single bit of praise it receives. It's a spiritual experience to listen to it, and it's one of my favorite albums of all time. A true work of art. No flaws!
Fave songs: Every single song
Least fave songs: None
Hope y'all enjoy I'm going to do Kylie next!
NEON HITCH - ANARCHY
#HuntySUGGESTS: Please, Firetiger, Anarchy, Razorblade
#HuntySKIPS: Intro, Grade & Liquor, No. 1 Lady
Neon Hitch (her actual name) is an English singer, songwriter, and stoner. She was featured on a decently big hit a couple years back by Gym Class Heroes called "Ass Back Home", but has really struggled commercially as an artist, considering that she scrapped her last album concept, Eleutheromaniac, due to monetary issues. I'm relatively new to her discography, but I've pretty much immersed myself in her discography for the past few months. "Fuck U Betta," "Get Over U," and "Yard Sale" constitute my pre-Anarchy trinity, though "Picasso," "Click Click," "Some Like It Hot" and "Subtitles" are all masterpieces!
Going into this album, I was expecting a lot considering the relative quality of her previous work. However, upon first-listen, I was left incredibly disappointed by the overall cheapness of the album, literally. The production is really cheap on songs like "Neighborhood", though I can't really fault her for it considering her various monetary predicaments in the past. But like .... ~50% of the album is either literally freestyled or just comes off as freestyled. The album comes off as quite rushed, which is disappointing.
However, there are a lot of standouts on Anarchy that made the wait ultimately ... mildly worth it. "Please" is a lovely ballad that I personally believe ranks among the best of her discography. It's just a really simple love ballad and I think it's more resonant than a lot of the cuts on the album.. A lot of the album comes off as a drugged haze (all shade to Neon tbh!), but "Firetiger" is a really soulful mess that I also think has a lot of resonance as a whole. According to @Americunt, it was actually intended to be a tribute to Amy Winehouse for three reasons (her being roommates with Amy, the whole tiger/"Lioness" conceit, and the general Frank-esque air to it), which made it come off as a lot more moving to me altogether. I also liked the title track for being boppy (albeit freestyled af), and "Razorblade" for being generally cool. It's a messy album, but the highlights are really nice.
Altogether, I'm not entirely sure if I personally thought the wait for Anarchy was ENTIRELY worth it, considering all the lowlights, but the highlights are awesome and definitely snatch my edges!
#HuntyNITPICKS: Ultimately, you'll prefer it if you're a previous stan of Neon Hitch, but songs like "Please" and "Firetiger" are really beautiful so check those out first tbqmfh
BRIGHT LIGHT BRIGHT LIGHT - CHOREOGRAPHY
#HuntySUGGESTS: Symmetry of Two Hearts, Home. Careful Whisper, Won't Do
#HuntySKIPS: Little Bit, Into the Night, All in the Name
Bright Light Bright Light is the stage moniker of Welsh singer-songwriter Rod Thomas, and his music can loosely be surprised as nu-disco-influenced dance music. His music is very fucking gay, but Choreography is definitely more flamboyantly gay than his previous albums. There's literally a song about rough anal on this album, whereas the gayest he got on Life Is Easy was the saccharine "Lust for Life." Basically, if you're homosexual, you should check out his music because sometimes some male musical dick isn't that bad!
Honestly though, my biggest problem with Choreography was with how bloated it was. It's so gay it's almost hard to swallow (no pun intended!), especially considering the lengths of some songs. Apparently this album was intended to be a concept album of sorts, akin to some kind of stage production, which is why everything is so big and overblown. I understand what he was going for from an artistic perspective, but if you compare songs like "All in the Name" to songs like "There Are No Miracles" ... it's a little much.
Altogether it was a good album though! This album was mostly very hit-and-miss, but the standouts were really nice. "Symmetry of Two Hearts" is definitely my favorite from the album, mostly because it's like shimmering in gay camp. A lot of this album comes off as a male and gay Light Years considering how campy it is in general. Of course, there are a lot of points on the album that are introspective and emotional, like the midtempos "Home" and "Won't Do". Another standout is "Careful Whisper", which is one of the best ballads on here imo. Bright Light x2 ultimately wound up doing the ballads better justice than he did the uptempos, which was funny considering that I thought he did the opposite with his last album.
Ultimately, I thought it was a step down from Life Is Easy, but I personally thought that that was a great album regardless, so it would be hard to top either way. I'll just have to listen to Make Me Believe In Hope in full first to fully assess the quality of this album in comparison to the rest of his discography.
#HuntySUGGESTS: but only if you identify as gay
SHURA - NOTHING'S REAL
#HuntySUGGESTS: White Light (Single Edit), Indecision, Make It Up, Touch
#HuntySKIPS: Kidz 'N' Stuff, The Space Tapes, White Light (Extended Cut)
Shura is the stage name of a winter lesbian named Alexandra Lilah Denton, and she's a singer, songwriter, and producer. I've been into her since "Touch", but my interest as her has been fluctuating over the years: I never liked "2Shy", always felt super indifferent towards "Just Once", but I did like "Indecision" and I did love "White Light". Her music is like ... vaguely chillwave, but she's incorporated heavier beats for this album which was nice!
The process of waiting for this album was excrutiating to say the least given her fucking nerve to make us wait so many years of almost complete silence to wait for shit like "The Space Tapes". The fucking audacity ... this album can be so self-indulgent in that sense to the point that it's almost ridiculous. "The Space Tapes" is legitimately a 10 minute song which is literally three random acapellas, from three different songs on this album, stitched together under an ugly waltz instrumental. She really went fucking overboard and Pitchfork to the max. . She even tainted her best song by elongating it and tacking on a different closer to it, which was ridiculous also. The last two songs literally make up a 20 minute long lull. C'mon hunty ...
She's lucky I like her though! The production here is like really rich and it works a lot better for the more immersive songs on the album like "White Light" and "Touch". "Make It Up" and the title track are the two best new cuts from Nothing's Real, but they still strike me as mildly fillery tbh. The strongest songs on the album are the pre-release singles barring "The Space Tapes'. "White Light" has a really nice groove to it that strikes me as disco-influenced, which is cool though I do prefer the curtailed single cut because it was spread pretty thin across the album extended cut. "Indecision" and "Touch" are super glossy and really resonant, which is also something I can even say about "2Shy" which I don't even care about that much. I really wished she remastered "Just Once" though and put it on the album because there were a lot of places that it'd have worked out for her better than certain album tracks (i.e. "Kidz 'N' Stuff I mean wow pls).
Overall, it was a disappointment but it was still good! It was one of the stronger albums released this month but definitely not the strongest, as that probably went to something a lot more coherent like For All We Know. Maybe the album will be more effective for people who are first sampling Shura, but the contrast between the already-released singles and the now-released album tracks is .... glaringly obvious.
#HuntySUGGESTS: ultimately, it could've been a lot better, but I think it'll sound a lot better to fresh ears than it did for me! I did like it regardless though
also I just wanted to remind everyone of the superior single!
Today when I came home I watched a movie called "Eden" via Google play. I was browsing IMDB last night and came across an actor called Ethan Peck. It looked interesting and so I rented it and watched it when I came home today. Mainly cause Ethan was in it hehe
As far as the movie was decent. 6/10. Lots of action and has lots of suspense. It's not your typical lost on an island movie. Ethan looked great in it and there were some other good looking supporting cast members as well. This is a great movie to watch on a stay in weekend night with one other person.
I'm looking for my next movie right now to watch probably tomorrow when I can't sleep at night and I'm debating between
(Because Ethan is in it. Moo is in it too. Woo!)
(because Bren Foster is in it)
(This is Bren Foster)
Well i want to express my feelings about my second fave discography (inspired by 3 blogs i guess )
6. Oops!... I Did It Again
This is my least favorite album, sometimes I bop to Oops and Stronger and cry to Lucky and DLMBTLTK, but I can live without it, When Your Eyes Say It is another good song, should've been single, I think it's a cringe album, but still having some good lyrics/sounds, and the songs mentioned, anyway, I can understand that she was a teen blabla but... still not, I don't like it a lot tbh
5. ...Baby One More Time
I like this album more than Oops, and one of the best debuts from my faves, buuut still a little bit weak, amazing singles, good album tracks, my favorites are Sometimes, E-Mail My Heart and Born to Make You Happy, Soda pop is a bop tho,this album is iconic
I don't get why the Britney Jean hate, its not her best album but it's so personal and so Britney, maybe it wasn't the direction it should be (Because of shit.i.am) but still having a lot of great songs like Alien, Perfume, Don't Cry, Passenger, Now That I Found You... and I think that's how she wanted her album, I think actually Alien is one of her best songs ever done, this is the definition of underrated, it's one of my favorites.
About Britney: she got more mature, more than Oops and Baby, excellent singles, excellent songs, I'm a Slave 4 U is iconic, one of her signatures, just like 2 fillers, my favorites are Anticipating, Boys, I'm a Slave 4 U, I Run Away and I Love Rock & Roll, it's like a Pre-In The Zone, they are a little bit similar, I love it
I like more Britney Jean than Britney, but i think it's the way it should be rated
3.Femme Fatale/In The Zone
Two very different albums, while In The Zone is more urban, Femme Fatale is more Dance.
What I love about Femme Fatale is how after all the shit she live, she could make this flawless album, to make us happy, as she did with Circus, she had a very bad reputation because she didn't dance, didn't sing and people think she was over, I love how she can shut up them all with songs from this album like He About to Lose Me, Criminal, Don't Keep Me Waiting, Inside Out, Gasoline, Selfish... should I continue?
In The Zone is something new to Britney, this album had a lot of potential to take more singles, but after her accident it wasn't possible, but I can imagine Breathe on Me, Touch of My Hand and/or I Got That Boom Boom as singles, Outrageous is a bad single choice, not even close to Me Against the Music or Toxic, neither Everytime. I don't like the fact that Don't Hang Up and The Answer kept as bonus tracks, Don't Hang Up is one of the best songs on the album, it deserved more than that
This album is one of her most personal albums, with songs like My Baby, Unusual You, Amnesia, Trouble... I love this album SOOOOOOO MUCH and she deserved what she got with this album, good tour sales, good album sales, nice singles, everything is fine with this album, the problem is, that she could promote it a little bit more, and maybe a last single after Radar could be Unusual You or Lace and Leather, what I love about this album is that you can bop or chill with this album, that's how you raise like a Phoenix, my favorite songs are Unusual You, Rock Me In, Amnesia, Lace and Leather, My Baby... what makes me angry about this is that it had a lot of editions around the world, with different bonus tracks that actually deserved to be on the album!!! I read that she recorded like 40 songs for this album... I wonder how the other songs sound like
Her bible, ahead of its time, inspired a lot of artist after it relase, added to Rock and Roll hall of fame WHEN WILL YOUR FAVES??? that's how you make an iconic album, "It's Britney Bitch" she says (that's Iconic too) she did it, she just re invent herself and then made this bible, after all the shit she had to live as FF, she did it, this album makes me emotional not gonna lie for what it means and for everything, no fillers on this album, my favorite song is Heaven on Earth, one of my favorite songs ever, it means a lot to me, I love it, Outta This world is other of my faves, so sad it was just a bonus track, same with Get Back and Everybody... Piece of Me is iconic, Get Naked is the #1 that got away, sadly we got just 3 singles from this album (If we don't count Radar) but I think that Heaven on Earth, Freakshow, Get Naked, Perfect Lover and Toy Soldier, could have been hits if they were released... Break The Ice is the only song that doesn't make me (ooh) like the others, but still a cute bop, I love how happy she could feel after this album, and if you disagree just look at this
she did it, I love Britney so much <3
Artist: De Martijn
Song: Through the Waves (Sinewaves Radio Deep Remix)
Album: Through the Waves
Genre: Tropical House
Release Year: 2015
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This month I got Selena Gomez's Revival vinyl
(Turns out it was 2 day priority mail and that's why the damn thing cost 40 fucking dollars )
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I'll let you guys know how it sounds when i get to play it
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debut album // dissected
released: march 31st, 2016
genre: pop, electronic, pop-rock
length: 45:16 (Std.), 54:38 (Dlx.)
featured artists: Troye Sivan, Ed Sheeran, twenty one pilots
writers: Alessia Cara, Alex Hope, Max Martin, Matthew Healy, George Daniel, Beyonce Knowles, Tyler Joseph, Ryan Tedder, Howard Lawrence, Guy Lawrence, Seanmericunt
producers: Alex Hope (executive), Mike Spencer, Max Martin, Shellback, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Beyonce Knowles, Pop & Oak, James Napier, Diplo, Ryan Tedder, Alessia Cara
first promotional single // far beyond the stars
released: march 4th, 2016
genre: pop, downtempo
writers: alessia cara, seanmericunt
producers: alessia cara
lead single // idiots. (feat. Troye Sivan)
released: march 16th, 2016
genre: pop, synth-pop
writers: alessia cara, max martin, troye sivan
producers: max martin, shellback
second single // explosive
released: march 28th, 2016
writers: alessia cara, alex hope
producers: alex hope, james napier
third single // figure it out
released: april 7th, 2016
genre: r&b, pop
writers: alessia cara, alex hope, tyler joseph
producers: pop & oak
TOUR // DISSECTED TOUR
start date: june 6 (april 16-29 festival/promo uk tour)
end date: november 6 (extra dates at toronto on dec 22, 31)
number of shows
40 in north america
11 in europe
2 in australia
wake up (intro)
figure it out
the theory of everything
thinking out loud (cover)
explosive / bad blood / chemical x
state of mind (acoustic)
*song of the day*
little birdy / wings (adam's song) / dream boy (cover)
far beyond the stars
challenge 1: the label festival // challenge 2: the single // challenge 3: the music video // challenge 4 pt. 1: the schedule | pt. 2: the tv interview // challenge 5: the album // challenge 6: the tour
Single Artist(s) W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 Far Beyond The Stars Alessia Cara 11 24 21 23 - - idiots. Alessia Cara feat. Troye Sivan & Kendrick Lamar - 6 4 13 15 15 Explosive Alessia Cara - - - 7 10 11 Chemical X Troye Sivan feat. Alessia Cara - - - - 3 4 Figure It Out Alessia Cara feat. twenty one pilots - - - - - 2 Album Artist W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 Dissected Alessia Cara - - - 3 2 1 # Single Artist(s) 30 Far Beyond The Stars Alessia Cara 7 idiots. Alessia Cara feat. Troye Sivan & Kendrick Lamar 20 Explosive Alessia Cara 15 Chemical X Troye Sivan feat. Alessia Cara 36 Figure It Out Alessia Cara feat. twenty one pilots # Album Artist 3 Dissected (Deluxe) Alessia Cara # Single Artist(s) Chart-Peak Weeks On Chart 150 Far Beyond The Stars Alessia Cara 11 4 14 idiots. Alessia Cara feat. Troye Sivan and Kendrick Lamar 4 5 110 Explosive Alessia Cara 7 3 84 Chemical X Troye Sivan feat. Alessia Cara 3 2 211 Figure It Out Alessia Cara feat. twenty one pilots 2 1 # Album Artist Chart-Peak Weeks On Chart 7 Dissected Alessia Cara 7 3
thank you for your votes!
So basically I started having pain earlier this week and the doctors kept telling me it was either a pulled muscle or an inflamed nerve. The pain kept getting worse, until yesterday when I started feeling better. Then all of a sudden last night at around 10:30 something happened (don't wanna go into detail) and my parents rushed me to the ER, and it turned out it was actually a cyst causing my pain and that it had abscessed. They had to make an incision right there and drain it, and they had to fill it so tomorrow I have to go back so they can change the filling. They told me there's s chance it could come back, and that if it does they're gonna recommend surgery. Everyone has assured me that things will be fine because it might not come back and that if it does it'll be easy to fix, but the whole thing still has me scared.
Just wanted to post about this somewhere.