Discussion in 'Pop' started by Jark, Oct 14, 2020.
Great strings, beautiful strings...
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.
I wouldn't necessarily call it "tuneless" but it feels kinda half-baked for someone who's capable of doing so much more.
My Hair is the only thing that has piqued my interest so far, but the lyrics are awful.
Guess some of us prefer to LEVITATE or get PHYSICAL
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.
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.
I want to see things from your POV hun x
In these terms she was actually on her Daydream. Which is still not a good look for Arian-yuh.
POV is really quite excellent.
But would you call it PORRIDGE?
I found Positions so average when I first heard it but it sounds like VOGUE next to the rest.
Very very harsh
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.
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
81 My Everything
74 Yours Truly
i would die for joanne's post formatting
Joanne's rates are like a Lotto draw
Pitchfork gives joanne’s rating system an 8.9.
Positions is in no way better than Sweetener.
Sweetener is 3 great songs and a load of utterly unlistenable shit! positions absolutely is better, it just lacks singles
Curse the day Pharrell suggested the light is coming should have a man shouting YOU WOULDN'T LET ANYBODY x48
her worst song ever!
I blame Pharrell. His contributions screamed leftover bin but the singles released (Bar The Light Is Coming obviously) are some of her CAREER HIGHS.
Sweetener? More like SHITENER am I right LOL.
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.
hun , I did give Sweetener a spin today and I actually enjoyed it (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)
just like magic is Everyday + goodnight n go, which is its main appeal to me.
r u deaf luv. without God is a woman, breathin' and no tears left to cry, Sweetener is Ariana's worst album by eons.
Goodnight and Go is the best thing to come out her gob
well yeah, but those three songs piss all over this sorry ass album from towering heights
yes but they're just 3 songs we're talking ALBAMS
I actually find breathin' pretty weak. my third Sweetener KEEPER is successful.
Imagine having a 3 track EP being better than a whole album, ugh HER MIND.
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.
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
considering thank u next was released 7 months after sweetener, this could be
Positions is already #1 on the BB 100. How is that a "brief campaign"?
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.
Everytime is better than Breathin’ thank u, next.
So Positions in number 1 in the UK midweek albums and singles charts. FLOP
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