Xtina - Liberation (2nd birthday listen party)

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  1. Jark

    Jark bon appètit, baby

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    LET'S GO.

     
  2. Jark

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    Liberation - better than Chromatica I. Not as good as Bionic.
     
  3. Jark

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    Sorry I'm late by the way, I thought I could sneak in some quick porn after my group call
     
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    Did your old fave "Cuntina Haguilera" revive you from the dead @Johnkm? :o
     
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    Two intros , already starting off NOT STRONG
     
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    @Johnkm hasn't posted for almost a year :(
     
  7. Jark

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    Maria is a really committed exercise in creating an almost 5 minute song with not a single melody, hook or moment of any interest whatsoever. Tuneless!
     
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    I got a strong deja-vu writing that post about Maria, which either means I said something similar before or my theory about time being non-linear really is correct
     
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    Maria is.. here
     
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    She sounds a bit rough still on “Maria” like the remnants of Lotus are still lingering but I like the sentiment. It gets better as it goes on.
     
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    Legend X: makes a hundred milli sitting on her ass for god knows how many seasons of The Voice. writes bitchy anthem about how it was holding her down. :disco:
     
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    Contrary to how I remember it Sick of Sittin' does have a certain enjoyable energy almost harking back to Dangerous/HIStory-era MJ
     
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    Sick of sittin on ma CUNT, HA!!!
     
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    “Sick of Sittin” sounds like a Back to Basics (disc 1) meets Stripped reject. Totally uninspired on every level.
     
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    “Dreamers” is useless as the song that is about to follow
     
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    Fall In Line is a bit of an "almost" affair. It's almost there, but actually finds itself teetering dangerously on the corner of anthemic and screamfest.

    Demi sounds good!
     
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    Now Fall In Line, GAYS!
     
  18. Jark

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    OK - now we got the "rock" songs out the way this album can begin proper :disco: (I'll pause for a hot min to sync)
     
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    I was going to say same thing. It’s definitely a showcase for Demi but very unexciting by both their standards. They should have collaborated on “I Love Me” - that would have been fitting.
     
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    I'm all Gwen for Y'all
     
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    Demi Lovato is so unnecessary
     
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    “Right Moves” sounding very out of place with what preceded it. But finally something different. Her Rock Steady moment.
     
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    Nice try sis
     
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    Right Moves is fucking impeccable honestly. Genuinely quite a sexy song and both guest verses are killer. EXCELLENT adlibs, DELICIOUS island vibe :disco: who'd have thought she'd sound so natural on something like this?
     
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    Wtf is this shit?
     
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    “Like I Do” is exquisite. Her confidence oozes throughout and finally suits the song/mood. This song reminds me of the day I quit my last job- It leaked that day and I listened to it at least two dozen times while walking the streets of Boston :disco:
     
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    Have you not played this album before? :D

    Perhaps it was simply too ahead of its time for the Finnish hunties.
     
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    AWFUL
     
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    Like I Do is fucking stellar - probably my standout track on this record. The production is fresh as fuck, that flute gives me life.

    Sidenote - I'm glad she did not cave to the sub-3 minute optimised for Spotty Fry TREND with this album. Maximalist opuses are the name of Xtina's game. :disco:
     
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    “Deserve” is the slept on grower of the album for me. The calypso verses against the percolating synths are divine.
     
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    This is better
     
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    Now "Twice" I like. She needs to be doing more of this.
     
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    The verses of Deserve are indeed very delicate, understated and quite beautiful. This album begins to hit a solid stride in its middle section.
     
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    Her voice is very busted. But with the right songs she sounds really good. In "Twice", the paino compliments her softer vocals so well.
     
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    I find the verses in "Deserve" just too lightweight. The chorus is the only thing I enjoy.
     
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    What a load of crap :D have you seen any of her live performances in the last two years? Her voice has never been in better shape.

    I was quite agog at how good she sounded on the X tour last year.
     
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    Nope. But on "Sick of Sittin" her voice is awful. You can clearly tell the strain where her shrieking used to be.
     
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    Best so far, but FAR from the Cuntina We ALL know and LOVE
     
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    "Pipe" :D I mean the name ALONE.
     
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    “Twice” is pretty drab but not horrible.

    this album is more inconsistent than I remember!
     

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