Discussion in 'Pop' started by RJN, Dec 10, 2020.
have only just clocked that @Halloumi is not dear @Halli.
we haven't lost @Halli have we?
“Ivy” can stay due to the middle eight. “Marjorie” is growing on me today.
current obsessions are happiness and evermore. ugh I love her lower register. they are this record's epiphany and peace.
willow #3 (fourth top ten this year) and she stays winning
champagne problems #15, no body no crime Crime #19 - which makes 20 top 20s to date
I would like the Queen to release a third and final instalment to the trilogy.
Folklore = Low
Evermore = 'Heroes'
?? = LODGER
I couldn't find this in the shops yesterday. Has the CD been delayed or something?
I'd rather she skipped straight to her "Scary Monsters..."
blocking new releases from Eminem and Macca in her SECOND week at #1
I imagine it will get a surge too wheneveer the physical comes out.
This still just isn't hitting the same spots as Folklore pour moi. Don't know whether to continue being patient or just admit defeat that she is not 'that bitch'.
Willow, Gold Rush and No Body, No Crime are so far my biggest taker awayers
this is exactly how I’m feeling about it (down to the songs that are the take always). I went for a high walk and listened to it, which I thought would work, but it still didn’t
Maybe you guys ODed on folklore and now you’re full up. tbh I’m finding it much more consistent across the board. Perhaps the highs aren’t quite as high, but I think it’s just as cohesive an album as folklore. And I skip less songs.
dorothea is amazing much in the same way betty is, but it feels more immediate in being more obviously connected to Taylor’s own life story despite clearly being a fictional song.
yeah i think it's a better album than folklore to be honest. every song is somewhere between very good and great.
Physical copies have landed in the UK. Scored one today. Definitely a less immediate record than "folklore" - it's like the 2nd half of that album, expended upon. Will spend time with this before getting into scoring etc.
Willow is number 1 on the Hot 100!
another WEEK, another WIN for the queen of WALLOWY WILLOWS and WILTED ROMANCES.
ready to re-rate.
08.5 willow rosenberg
09 moët chandon problems
08 gold disc
09 'tis the damn season (the best damn thing refix)
09 tolerate shit (the other bitches)
10 no floppy, no crime
08 dot cotton
08 james comey island
10 country grammy winner like me
08 long reign never cut short
08 martha?! (BvS OST)
08 no closure (for flop bitches)
11 exile on ambien
It's very much a "winter afternoon alone on the couch with a book" album for me. I adore it though.
after her ridiculous strategies, it was pretty much a given
oh my god
Taylor Swift posted 4 official yule log videos, each featuring a different version of 'willow'. Yes, streaming them counts towards the Billboard charts.
and so on
to CELEBRATE 31 hours of the tracking week
I will be going to sleep at 11, but something tells me I'll be up at 11.31 for a cheeky prosecco champagne problems indeed
"Willow" is probably the most instant but least rewarding track on the album for me. I've downgraded it to a 6!
"Champagne Problems" is today's grower. The lyrics are devastating.
Your heart was glass
I dropped it
Where can we hear the two bonus tracks from the deluxe? Wiki said the deluxe was released last week
I FINALLY VIBE WITH DOROTHEA. had such a moment with her this AM. god I love this album.
They're on the CD I bought and paid for with money in a shop.
Shops are open?
I don't own a CD player these days - god forbid she release all formats on the same day
So apparently this is the furthest fall from #1 on the Hot 100, ever
yeah but to be fair there are like 25+ Christmas songs above it. It's predicted to rise 12 spots next week.
Taytay has quite a confusing chart history single-wise both here and in the US. In the UK her only no1 is Look What You Made Me Do, which is a sickening fact.
In the US she has 7 but outside of the 1989 trio they aren't indicative of her culture slaying hit making prowess...
We Are Never Getting Back Together
Shake It Off
Look What You Made Me Do
I mean it's still a good EP, but no Love Story, You Belong With Me, Delicate, I Knew You Were Trouble, Style, Mine, I Don't Wanna Live Forever, Lover...
It makes me sick.
And while I'm here, shout out to Gold Rush's At dinner parties I call you out on your contrarian shit, and the coastal town we wandered round had never seen a love as pure as it...
Agreed that her sole UK #1 is a bit unfortunate. I think “Cardigan” ended up having a respectable run at radio, sales, streams etc that its #1 distinction isn’t too jarring. It was manipulated for sure, but it’s the same thing Mariah etc did 20-30 years ago to score as many #1s as she did (no shade, I see no issue with these tactics).
I suspect “willow” will rebound and enjoy a nice run as well.
I love cardigan and Willow as no 1s for sure, and it speaks fantastically to the cultural cache she’s enjoying in this moment. I guess it’s just a bit sad that to look at her no1s singularly you’d only be getting half the picture.
and looking at her full billboard history she has so many top 5s that stayed around for aeons but never managed the top spot. Fewming.
I don't wanna
Til you come back home
I'd forgotten that piece of shit. thanks for the reminder. I guess.
I had no idea Look What You Made Me Do was her only UK #1.
Is there another artist of her equivalent stature whose general body of work is so ill-served by their only chart topper?
I can't think of one. It must be her most derided single?
She has 6 UK no1 albums tho, so she's a bit more latter day KYLIE ANN in terms of chart prowess over here.
Totes shit, I agree, but a genuine worldwide smoishe hit.
Not quite the same stature but I did just think of Kelly Clarkson only having My Life Would Suck Without You... I imagine not one her best remembered in a Pointless answer kind of way...
On a long, slow winter afternoon, "evermore" clicks into place. It did feel like "folklore"'s b-sides on first pass; a decent collection but little that stood out immediately, unlike "folklore" which was obviously teeming with wonderful songs from the first spin. "evermore" needs the listener to be in melancholy, reflective mood but also to be willing to just sit with it, let it tell its stories. "happiness", "coney island" and "cowboy like me" are first ones to really come into full colour but I do feel like I've found the album's entrance now.
guess I'm feeling unmoored
what I used to fight for
this particular verse from evermore has been hitting hard the last week or two.