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BANKS | III | July 12th, 2019

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Hylia    83,917
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01 Till Now

02 Gimme

03 Contaminated

04 Stroke

05 Godless

06 Sawzall

07 Look What You're Doing to Me

08 Hawaiian Mazes

09 Alaska

10 Propaganda

11 The Fall

12 If We Were Made of Water

13 What About Love

 

1st Single:

Gimme

2nd Single:

Look What You’re Doing To Me (feat. Francis and the Lights)

3rd Single:

Contaminated

 

 

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Freaky Prince    33,510
44 minutes ago, Urbanov said:

I’m ready for an instant snatch giveup1 @Freaky Prince you better stan

Tbh, I've never given her a try aura1 But I will make sure to check out The Altar, since everyone seems to love it aura1

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Hylia    83,917
3 hours ago, Freaky Prince said:

Tbh, I've never given her a try aura1 But I will make sure to check out The Altar, since everyone seems to love it aura1

If you like The Altar, give Goddess a listen too!

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Luca    39,256

I'm debating whether or not this is her best album cover! brit2 

It's definitely better than Altar though! 

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Hylia    83,917

Tracklist!

01 Till Now

02 Gimme

03 Contaminated

04 Stroke

05 Godless

06 Sawzall

07 Look What You're Doing to Me

08 Hawaiian Mazes

09 Alaska

10 Propaganda

11 The Fall

12 If We Were Made of Water

13 What About Love

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Luca    39,256
22 minutes ago, Hylia said:

Tracklist!

01 Till Now

02 Gimme

03 Contaminated

04 Stroke

05 Godless

06 Sawzall

07 Look What You're Doing to Me

08 Hawaiian Mazes

09 Alaska

10 Propaganda

11 The Fall

12 If We Were Made of Water

13 What About Love

Gimme gimme what I want! 

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Venus XCX    10,175
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We start the album with "'Till Now", a melodic intro featuring vocals drenched in vocoder and a minimalist beat that reminds me of "Better". "Contaminated" is this album's "Mind Games". The bass on "Stroke" could collapse a building! It reminds me of her pre-Goddess work, such as Fall Over and especially Warm Water but with so much more power and energy. The bass with the kicks and the wobbly synths are lit.  

The chorus on "Godless" reminds me strongly of Justin Timberlake 2006 R&B vibes. "Sawzall" strips it back with a more laid back, chill vibe featuring some guitars and vintage bells/plucks. "Hawaiian Mazes" screams a vintage, throwback sound more so than any other track on the album. "Alaska" is an evolved "Haunt", the sassiness in her vocals and the very odd sound choices on a dance-y beat.  

"Propaganda" is simply delicious! It should definitely be a single as it is close enough to be this album's "Gemini Feed" or "Beggin' For Thread". She treads on a mainstream, tasty pop chorus but still keeps it weird enough to be BANKS. The last three songs strip it back again and serve as the ballad trinity that closes the album. "The Fall" is a new ballad sound for her while the other two "If We Were Made Of Water" and "What About Love" are classic BANKS. "What About Love" features some lovely strings. 

Overall, this record definitely did not disappoint for me. A big chunk of the album incorporates so many '90s/2000s elements, heavily inspired by those years R&B and hip-hop sounds, whether it would be the sound choice (the synths, drums, piano etc.) or the melody. It treads more on the experimental sides of her, as we seen before on "Haunt", "Poltergeist" and "Mind Games". If you liked "Gimme", you're gonna love this album. But if you were hoping for catchy pop choruses, this might not be for you. Some listeners might think it sounds really dated but I think it's a throwback project with a unique BANKS touch. My initial favourites are Stroke, Godless and Propaganda.

ATRLer review, I'm ready for AOTY in two weeks

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Hylia    83,917

AOTY already!

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AngryAzalean    581

I've never heard a Banks album before but I LUV Gimme so I'm gonna give this a good listen cry7

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Venus XCX    10,175
21 hours ago, AngryAzalean said:

I've never heard a Banks album before but I LUV Gimme so I'm gonna give this a good listen cry7

Listen to The Altar NOW tina1 It's more accessible than her debut tina1 

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AngryAzalean    581
1 hour ago, Venus XCX said:

Listen to The Altar NOW tina1 It's more accessible than her debut tina1 

Will do sis, tina1 saved in my Spotify library tina1  

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Venus XCX    10,175
40 minutes ago, AngryAzalean said:

Will do sis, tina1 saved in my Spotify library tina1  

Let us know your review ari5

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AngryAzalean    581
50 minutes ago, Venus XCX said:

Let us know your review ari5

I haven't finished listening yet but Trainwreck SLAPS omggg gaga7

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Venus XCX    10,175
1 minute ago, AngryAzalean said:

I haven't finished listening yet but Trainwreck SLAPS omggg gaga7

Tea! Let the superior second half take you to heaven to meet Judas and Mother Earth, stan arguably her best song To The Hilt and be slayed by epic closer 27 Hours! Lots of Gimme 1.0s in there gaga13 

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Urbanov    46,891
1 minute ago, Venus XCX said:

Tea! Let the superior second half take you to heaven to meet Judas and Mother Earth, stan arguably her best song To The Hilt and be slayed by epic closer 27 Hours! Lots of Gimme 1.0s in there gaga13 

Mother Earth ugh... a SONG oprah2 

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AngryAzalean    581
On 6/30/2019 at 12:50 PM, Venus XCX said:

Let us know your review ari5

So I've listened to the album a couple of times and Trainwreck is by far my fave, I luv Haunt, Poltergeist and Judas too, and I'm gonna replay Mind Games, Lovesick, Mother Earth and To The Hilt when I'm sad to, definitely more intrigued for the album next week if I'm correct jj2

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Venus XCX    10,175
12 minutes ago, AngryAzalean said:

So I've listened to the album a couple of times and Trainwreck is by far my fave, I luv Haunt, Poltergeist and Judas too, and I'm gonna replay Mind Games, Lovesick, Mother Earth and To The Hilt when I'm sad to, definitely more intrigued for the album next week if I'm correct jj2

Yess Mother Earth and TTH are perfect for those moods clap3 Can III come sooner cry1 

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