Ariana Grande - Positions (album 6)

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  1. vespertine

    vespertine God damn it Claude

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    Great strings, beautiful strings...
     
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  2. vespertine

    vespertine God damn it Claude

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    Okay I wanted to hate it because I'm so against that factory algorithm Spotify way of making music.

    But damned if I'm not bopping to this bland and tuneless porridge.
     
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  3. KindaCool

    KindaCool Kick Rocks. Eat dirt.

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    I wouldn't necessarily call it "tuneless" but it feels kinda half-baked for someone who's capable of doing so much more.
     
  4. Loufoque

    Loufoque BATTLE FOR YOUR LIFE

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    My Hair is the only thing that has piqued my interest so far, but the lyrics are awful.
     
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  5. Pipo

    Pipo The devil's in the details

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    Guess some of us prefer to LEVITATE or get PHYSICAL :disco:
     
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  6. Pipo

    Pipo The devil's in the details

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    there are at least 4 songs that sound like incomplete demos (and not in a good way) like Love Language, Six Thirty, Magic... while others sound like really long interludes like shut up.
     
  7. Pipo

    Pipo The devil's in the details

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    for someone who has been through SO MUCH, her lyrical themes are quite limited. If you're gonna sing about your pussy do it at least like Janft, not like a giggling school girl.

    Didn't Mariah had Butterfly already out by Ariana's age? QUEEN.
     
  8. SDF

    SDF We're all Angles in Chainz

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    I want to see things from your POV hun x
     
  9. Jark

    Jark I... know... how bad you want this

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    In these terms she was actually on her Daydream. Which is still not a good look for Arian-yuh.
     
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  10. KindaCool

    KindaCool Kick Rocks. Eat dirt.

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    POV is really quite excellent.
     
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  11. vespertine

    vespertine God damn it Claude

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    But would you call it PORRIDGE?
     
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  12. vespertine

    vespertine God damn it Claude

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    I found Positions so average when I first heard it but it sounds like VOGUE next to the rest.
     
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  13. KindaCool

    KindaCool Kick Rocks. Eat dirt.

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    Very very harsh
     
  14. Suedey

    Suedey [Women yelling in background]

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    Same here.

    I know everything is meant to be a vibe or whatever with Ms Ari since 'Thank U, Next' but, really, this album is largely dreadful.
     
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  15. Diddy

    Diddy Rice Queen

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    :D!
     
  16. joanne

    joanne u made her like that

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    ok i judged too fast. i initially stan RnBiana (goodnight n go, know better/forever mine) but it takes a while for her to click.

    09 (+2) shut up
    07 (+2) 34+35
    08 (==) motive
    10 (+3) just like magic
    09 (+2) off the table
    06 (+1) six thirty
    10 (+2) safety net
    09 (+1) my hair
    10 (==) nasty
    09 (+1) west side
    07 (==) love language
    09 (+1) positions
    07 (==) obvious
    10 (+3) pov

    91 Dangerous Woman
    89 thank u, next
    85 (+13) Positions
    83 sweetener
    81 My Everything
    74 Yours Truly
     
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  17. dUb

    dUb EXCITING WEIRD

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    i would die for joanne's post formatting
     
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  18. KindaCool

    KindaCool Kick Rocks. Eat dirt.

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    Joanne's rates are like a Lotto draw
     
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  19. OutSynk

    OutSynk Born to dare

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    Pitchfork gives joanne’s rating system an 8.9.
     
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  20. Pipo

    Pipo The devil's in the details

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    Positions is in no way better than Sweetener.
     
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  21. Jark

    Jark I... know... how bad you want this

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    Sweetener is 3 great songs and a load of utterly unlistenable shit! positions absolutely is better, it just lacks singles
     
  22. dUb

    dUb EXCITING WEIRD

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    Curse the day Pharrell suggested the light is coming should have a man shouting YOU WOULDN'T LET ANYBODY x48
     
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  23. Jark

    Jark I... know... how bad you want this

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    her worst song ever!
     
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  24. Pipo

    Pipo The devil's in the details

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    I blame Pharrell. His contributions screamed leftover bin but the singles released (Bar The Light Is Coming obviously) are some of her CAREER HIGHS.
     
  25. OutSynk

    OutSynk Born to dare

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    Sweetener? More like SHITENER am I right LOL.
     
  26. POP!

    POP! FREE BRITNEY

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    Okay so "Just Like Magic" is a bop, but is it not just a slightly more downtempo "Everyday"?

    "POV" has potential but not really going back to anything else at this point just yet.
     
  27. Pipo

    Pipo The devil's in the details

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    hun , I did give Sweetener a spin today and I actually enjoyed it :emoji_skull: (Can't find the CLOWN emoji wtf) , I did however hid the light is coming but I got through the rest of the Pharrell tracks (a couple of them sound like they came out straight outta HARD CANDY tbh)
     
  28. joanne

    joanne u made her like that

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    just like magic is Everyday + goodnight n go, which is its main appeal to me.
     
  29. joanne

    joanne u made her like that

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    r u deaf luv. without God is a woman, breathin' and no tears left to cry, Sweetener is Ariana's worst album by eons.
     
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  30. Beryl

    Beryl Boy stop, step awaaaaay.

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    Goodnight and Go is the best thing to come out her gob
     
  31. Pipo

    Pipo The devil's in the details

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    well yeah, but those three songs piss all over this sorry ass album from towering heights :shock:
     
  32. Jark

    Jark I... know... how bad you want this

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    yes but they're just 3 songs :D we're talking ALBAMS

    I actually find breathin' pretty weak. my third Sweetener KEEPER is successful. :disco:
     
  33. Pipo

    Pipo The devil's in the details

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    Imagine having a 3 track EP being better than a whole album, ugh HER MIND. :coffin:

    My keepers are successful, goodnight n go, get well soon and sometimes sweetener when I feel a bit basic (ie every day).
    Sorry I can't get into Positions bar a handful of tracks, Tis a shame that anything she releases as a single will probably be huge :(

    Anyway, stream Victoria Monet's Jaguar EP, miles better than your fave.
     
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  34. Jark

    Jark I... know... how bad you want this

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    I feel like her commercial power is obviously slipping a bit this time. I would not be at all surprised if (with the way she likes to release music now) this has been planned as a brief campaign with a second single soon, and then inside a year we have another new, maybe more pop-leaning album
     
  35. Pipo

    Pipo The devil's in the details

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    considering thank u next was released 7 months after sweetener, this could be
     
  36. KindaCool

    KindaCool Kick Rocks. Eat dirt.

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    Positions is already #1 on the BB 100. How is that a "brief campaign"?
     
  37. Jark

    Jark I... know... how bad you want this

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    this post makes no sense.

    the campaign began in November 2020 - if it's over by Feb or March it'll be a brief campaign. of course positions is in at #1. we have no idea how it'll hold up.
     
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  38. OutSynk

    OutSynk Born to dare

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    Everytime is better than Breathin’ thank u, next.
     
  39. Iguana

    Iguana And how we wish to live in the sensual world

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    So Positions in number 1 in the UK midweek albums and singles charts. FLOP
     
  40. Jark

    Jark I... know... how bad you want this

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    it's only 500 copies ahead of Sam and actually sold less yesterday (I imagine all of Ari's sales are actually streams now) so in theory it might miss #1 :eyes:
     

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