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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.
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This is not a happy blog entry just warning you now.
This will also not be as lighthearted and entertaining as my other blog entries.
This one is purely for me to get stuff off my chest.
Today has been a pretty woeful Wednesday for me. And I mean it seriously this time.
First off I can tell me and the guy I've been talking to are drifting apart. We don't talk nearly as much anymore and he just doesn't seem interested in talking to me anymore. He does;t make the effort like before. It sucks cause we were gonna meet finally after talking for like five months this Friday and Saturday. Idk if that's gonna still happen now. Stuff like that really gets to me emotionally so that put me in a bad mental spot.
That's only the beginning.
Yesterday I got home from work and my mom came up to see me. My grandpa is very overweight and cannot walk far. He's had knee replacements and all was goos but he still could not walk down his street without being exhausted. He used to smoke and drink heavily and eventually he let his physical condition fall and he got extremely overweight. He's had two heart attacks as well. He's been going in for more tests to see why he struggles with exhaustion from walking such short distances. And well it was discovered that he does in fact have lung cancer. It didn't hit me yesterday like it did today. He is lucky. The tumor on the one side of his lungs is Stage 1 and the tumor on the other side is Stage 2. The doctors and my family are glad it was found early. But it's still scary and it really hit me hard today. You hear so many stories of people with cancer and it's a horrible, horrible thing but you really can't comprehend it till someone you love is diagnosed. The doctors are discussing what exactly to do in regards to surgery and we don't know whether or not he'll need any other treatments afterwords.
Now to the final segment of this sad entry. The part that for me is actually the most sad. This literally just happened.
I have a parakeet named Snowflake. He's such a great little bird. So incredibly sweet and loving. Would never hurt a fly. He was the second of the two birds I've had in my life and he was honestly a true joy. He's constant chirping was always a comforting sound to me.
Well I've had him for nine years. He's species of parakeet only live 8-10 years at the most. So he's an old guy. This past year we could tell the age was getting to him. He flew around less and just looked old. The past two months though have been rough. We got him some medication from the vet two weeks ago and he told us to come back if he didn't improve and we'd discuss putting him down.
Well I worked today from 1-9pm. I got off early, grabbed some food and headed home. I got home at like 8:37pm. I went upstairs and changed and I came down and my mom said "Ryan, Snowflake isn't doing good". He was huddled in the corner of the bottom of his cage. I gently took him out and held him. I stoked the feathers on his little head and gently rubbed the ones below his beak. I ran my fingers across his smooth little beak and could feel his heartbeat against my hand. He's also so warm when you hold him, like a little beacon of heat. But he felt cold. I knew it wouldn't be much longer but I put the thought out of mind. I ate dinner and went up to my room. Around 10:06pm my mom called upstairs for me. I came out of my room and she was at the foot of the steps. She just looked up at me for a second and the said "Snowflake passed on".
I walked down the stairs to her and Snowflake was lying on a soft towel. I took the towel and him in my hands and sat down on the stairs. I began stroking his soft feathers again and then the waterworks started.
You see I've always had a special bond with Snowflake. When I got him nine years ago there was so many birds in the cage with him. They were all on the same perch chirping and playing. Not him. He was way up in the corner. Alone. I knew then that he was the bird I wanted. He reminded me of myself. I wanted him. I chose him because I didn't want him to be lonely anymore. Throughout his long life I've never seen a happier little bird. Always happy to see me or my mom. I'm broken up inside knowing he's gone. It's like he waited for me to get home. Like he knew I was at work and he knew I'd want to say goodbye. I held him alive one last time and then he was content. He could let go. And he did.
I am happy he went on his own. I do not believe he was in pain and I would be heartbroken if he was. I laid him on a bed of lettuce (his favorite snack) on some paper towel. I then sprinkled some of his food around him. I gently folded up the paper towel and took him and buried him by the base of the big tree in the center of my front yard. I placed some flower petals over the sport where he now rests.
I just hope he had a good life. We always tried to make his life as good as possible for a pet bird. We took him out all the time. I even would sometimes bring his cage outside so he could hear all the other birds.
I just hope he had a good life. That's all I ever wanted for him. Now he can fly freely with all the other birds up in heaven.
I'm really going to miss him. Rest in peace little buddy. I love you.
Here's a picture of Snowflake. He really was a great little bird. Rest in peace my angel.
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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Front & Back
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
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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.
This past week something has occurred that I never thought would happen in a million years. I am actually stanning an Ari album. I don't Like Yours Truly at all. It's not my kind of music. My Everything has some cute songs but otherwise it's just nothing special imo. Dangerous Woman however is amazing. Ariana completely shattered my expectations. She really could have kicked off the era in a worse way. Focus is completely crap. I'm so glad she ditched the Moonlight title and album. Cause I'm sure it would have been a ME rehash or some other basic shit. Now, while I find the album to be amazing, the art direction sure as hell isn't. The album shoot bar a few pics, the messy polaroid-esque covers (which some do like @Hyun.)
Anyway, I plan to a track by track review for the entire album. That will include all bonus tracks. So, without further adieu, let the review commence!
Okay, so this was the original album title and the original album was probably much more in the vein of this and Focus. Thank the fucking gods she ditched it. Unfortunately she did not ditch this song. Don't get me wrong Moonlight is a cute little bop but it does not fit on the album at all. And is there a worse place to put it than right at the fucking start. It's literally like a god damn lullaby. Like Ari sis come on. I get she likes it a lot. But just throw it on an EP with Focus and put that out. Don't sacrifice the crucial opening moment of an album just because you still wanna include your fav song from an album concept you scrapped. Anyway, rant over. Moving on.
Now this should have opened the album. It sets the mood straight away. It's amazing. Ari executed a flawless midtempo. One of many on the album. When this was released as the first taste of Dangerous Woman I was hooked. Had this not came out I probably wouldn't have given a fuck about the album. For the first time something Ariana did actually captured my attention. This song is pure gold. It's so good. The vocals in the hooks slay lives. "I wanna savor / Save it for later /The taste of flavor / Cause I'm a taker / Cause I'm a giver / It's only nature / I live for danger". Can we just stop and discuss the fucking slayage of that line. This is what the true opening song should have been. It would have been such a killer, powerful opening. Ari why did you pass up this opportunity
I really loved this song when she first performed it on SNL or whatever show it was. I love how it has a very very slight tinge of the tropical house trend without being reductive. The finger snaps throughout are a nice touch. It's easy and breezy. I don't know how well it really fits on the album necessarily. It strikes me as a song that was probably written for Moonlight and made it onto Dangerous Woman. Luckily Be Alright fits a lot more on the album than Moonlight. I think this would have worked slightly better had it been placed before Side To Side. The reggae/tropical vibes would have complimented each other nicely.
Okay Ariana. Where the fuck were you hiding this. THIS IS A FUCKING MASTERPIECE. What a song. It's been a while since a song has slayed me so fucking hard. Everything about this song shits on careers. And it's a shame this will probably never get the level of slayage it deserves chart wise. First we got the heavenly pre-chorus and then it comes crashing into the phenomenal chorus. Okay now can we discuss THE FUCKING BRIDGE. It's so fucking epic. This song is just everything. Ari sis. Why did you waste time on Foshit when you are capable of producing stuff like this. This is a conspiracy. She is single handedly trying to ruin has success. Ari stop this madness right now and make the bops the singles and give em flawless videos and let them slay like they deserve to
SIDE TO SIDE (FEAT. NICKI MINAJ):
Ariana and Nicki are legit the dream team. They can do no wrong together. What even is this piece of reggae slayage. This song got me moving side to side in some kinda fucked up line dance shit and I don't even know. This song does things to me. Then Nicki comes in with ha caribbean tinged verse and I just die and transcend to heaven where we all be moving side to side and bopping Slay with that dick bicycle. This song is just so infectious. It gets stuck in your head so fucking quick. The pre-chorus just builds before it crashes into the chorus which just gets you moving without even realizing it. Fuck Jay Z and Bey. Nicki and Ari need to do an album together I LIVE for this
LET ME LOVE YOU (FEAT. LIL WAYNE):
If I didn't decide this was gonna be a track by track review I would pretend this doesn't exist. First of all I detest Lil Wayne. Second this song is such a snoozefest. Like Ari must have thought everyone be too tired of dancing side to side that she needed to give them nyquil in audio form. Good bye.
Then right out of fucking nowhere Ari jerks you back to consciousness from the abysmal state of drowsiness she just induced you into with ha operatic GRRREEEEEEEEEDDAAAAAYYYYYYYY opening to this song. This song is such a bop The pre-chorus is repetitive but does its job of being catchy as hell. The then chorus comes crashing in and got me just like And the the GREEEEEEEDDDDDDAAAAAAYYYYYY returns in the chorus and got me like The chorus is just so infectious. The whole song is a total ear worm. Ari sis why did you have to smash a clunker in between to smashes
LEAVE ME LONELY (FEAT. MACY GRAY):
Woo lawd. This song. This is how you do a fucking midtempo. The atmosphere of this song is fucking incredible. Macy Gray really makes this song. Her sections are phenomenal. They really add a much needed dimension to this song. Her deep vocals give a darker, rougher feeling to the song and it is so so great. Ari and Macy could do such an epic film noir video for this and it would slay so fucking hard. Come through queens This is so much better than the snoozefest two songs back
EVERYDAY (FEAT. FUTURE):
This was great then the chorus came in. Good bye sis.
The opening la la la la la la's really threw me off. I was like wtf is this folk shit This song is cute overall. It's another that seems like its from Moonlight to me. Not one of my faves but its definitely not bad by any means. It's one of those cute album tracks that is just there.
I DON'T CARE:
This album seems to be taking a downward turn with the last few tracks. This is a traditional Ari ballad imo. Nothing crazy special about it. But it's cute and not the worst song so that's a plus I guess
Okay now the bops are back. This is great. We got dat hood love, we got dat good love I don't make bad decisions but I'm gonna bop to this like I do This song continues a common element throughout most of the uptempos on the album with having a huge crashing chorus. Which I really love so this album is straight up my alley.
Okay why the fuck was this holy anthem kept till so far at the end Ari sis this is incredible. This song oozes sex out of every pore without trying to hard. The chorus is fucking immense. The pulsing in the chorus just pounds into your skull when listening through good headphones. And the fucking bridge yet again. The vocal effect is so great and the quick build up to the final explosion which completely demolished my weave. Ari blew it clean off. Obliterated every fucking follicle Everybody wanna touch it yassss queen
KNEW BETTER / FOREVER BOY:
Normally I hate when artists pull this. Half a song stitched onto a full song. Like stop being a lazy hoe and complete the first part and separate the two for fucks sake I still hate that Ari did it but at least both parts are flawless. Actually that makes me hate ha for doing it even more. Bitch get your shit together
THINKING BOUT YOU:
Okay queue the tears. This song hits me in places so fucking hard. I legit cried. It's so relatable and its so heavenly and beautiful. The gloriously sparse first chorus The bridge into the last epic chorus This song is fucking incredible Ari sis how did you create such a masterpiece I relate to this just soo much I can't even deal brb I need to cry again
STEP ON UP:
Ari bringing that motivational anthem. This just gets you going and on your feet Just pumps you up It's a tad repetitive but I think it works in this songs case. I really really love the a cappella final lines. I think its a great way to end the song
JASON'S SONG (GAVE IT AWAY):
This is cute but not really anything special imo. But I can bop to it a bit. And her vocals are pretty great on here. Props to Ari for closing the album on a high note
Alright, so Dangerous Woman is hands down my favorite album from Ariana. It's also her best and anyone who thinks otherwise can fight me. Again I'm so glad we got this over Moonshit. I don't even wanna imaging what kind of a mess that would have been. Ain't no one here for yo lullabies and Problem rehashes Ariana Pull yourself together and get the quality music out. We know you can as so many songs on Dangerous Woman are more than proof of that I definitely plan to be bopping hardcore to this album for quite a while It's just so good Ari really outdid herself Not that that was difficult by any means but still
And with that my incredibly messy Dangerous Woman review is finished If you actually read the whole thing I hope you enjoyed it I hope you also manage to get the life back that you wasted on reading this And before the Ari stans come in to drag me from dragging Moonshit Lemme say I do not give a fuck Y'all are grown ass thinks and should not be listening to these lullabies Next y'all gonna be asking yo daddies to sing this shit to you Step yo bussies up and stan the true bops on the album This has been a review by BLUE. in case you didn't already know Goodnight sluts
feeling like I'm the only person that likes every single cover except the Japanese ver. tbh.
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Last night, I went to the ANTi World Tour in New Orleans.
I'm just basically gonna tell y'all the story.
So, Here it is:
The concert started at 7:30, so we left at 6:15 so we would get there around 7:00/6:45.
When we arrived, it was around 7:05. We walked in the arena/stadium/whatever it's called, and I got merch.
I got the $50 longsleve shirt which had a picture of Rihanna and it had the tourdates on the back and I got a foam finger.
I didn't really like it that much because: 1. It was longsleve and 2. It was itchy as hell.
So, we went to our seats and waited for a couple minutes before we decided to go get nachos.
When we were walking, I saw the merch stand and I went to go return my shirt.
I returned my longsleve shirt and I got 2 $25 dollar shirts instead.
We went back to our seats and Travis Scott came on. I had no idea who he was before the concert
He performed a couple of songs and proceeded to smoke weed on stage.
Legit I couldn't escape the smell of weed. It was disgusting.
After he left the stage, we waited like 40 minutes for her to come out.
Some dude in back of me spilled his beer all over my white shirt. I was about to fight a bitch.
When the lights dimmed down, I legit screamed at the top of my lungs (and peed a little).
She performed Stay first. Everyone was singing. Ngl, I cried a little.
When she performed Love The Way You Lie Pt. 2, everyone was quiet because, let's be real. It floppedT.
After, she performed a few more songs on some bridge looking thing.
When she performed Woo, I was bopping so hard.
Everyone was gridin' up on there girlfriends/boyfriends when she sang 'Sex With Me'.
I was standing there with my cousin like.
She performed a bunch of more songs, but I'm not going to get into detail because my hand hurts.
I fell down when she performed BBHMM. Legit, this was me:
When she performed man down, my poor bussy was sore from bopping so hard.
I SHOT A MAN DOWN.
She ended with Kiss It Better. When it ended, she said "Thank you, New Orleand. I can't wait to come back.'
I LITERALLY BUSTED OUT CRYING SO HARD.
BITCH, YOU BETTER FUCKING COME BACK HERE.
That's basically all. Hope you enjoyed reading it. I had a wonderful time and I hope y'all get to experience a Rihanna concert one day.