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#61 OFFLINE   Fluorine

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:21 AM

Apart from "Bel Air" and maybe "Body Electric," nothing on "Paradise" is as haunting as the best moments on "Born To Die."

I'm not necessarily disappointed in the EP, since I like almost everything on it. It just doesn't get under my skin as much. "Born To Die" is one of those rare albums that can still give me chills long after the point I should have overplayed the thrill out of it. I'm not sure if "Paradise" will hold up the same way yet.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:28 AM

and maybe "Body Electric," nothing on "Paradise" is as haunting as the best moments on "Born To Die."


But the studio version is so horrible. :defeated:
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:36 AM

But the studio version is so horrible. :defeated:


I like the live version better too, especially for her vocals on it. I don't think the album version is bad, though, at least the melody wasn't messed with.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:37 PM

I just got round to getting the Paradise edition today. I just thought it had 8 extra songs (disc 2) didnt know there was also 3 bonus songs on disc 1 :)

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 11:00 PM

woah, there hasn't been much of a discussion on here since like Paradise's actual release lmao but: I didn't care much for it before but I've come to love Yayo. I actually prefer Paradise Yayo over the original now. :defeated:


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Posted 18 June 2019 - 12:18 AM

I used to hate this ep but I consider it as her most creative approach in her whole discography after BTD, meaning the concept behind the EP, the visuals we got, the tour stage and looks we got, all based around the Paradise EP concept


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Posted 18 June 2019 - 10:32 PM

My opinion on this EP changed so much from first listen to like 10th listen. It came out as soon as I became a fan, but was still in critique-mode. At first I only liked Ride, blue velvet, gods and monsters, burning desire and Bel Air.

I knew Cola, Body Electric and Yayo were beautiful and creative but something about them rubbed me the wrong way, but when I had time to properly listen to it all on a road trip, I quickly realised they were some of her best work.
I thought American was boring but it really soothed me when I needed it and I love it for that.
I think it's definitely her most talented album
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Posted 18 June 2019 - 10:36 PM

This is thematically some of her best work. Tropico and the live shows also really took this era to a grand level of opulence.  :flutter:


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Posted 19 August 2019 - 01:07 PM

I like Paradise!

 

Ride and Gods and Monsters are God Tier. 

Bel Air and American are beautiful, soothing tracks that I like to listen to when I'm feeling breezy. 

Blue Velvet is nice and I don't usually skip

Cola I've never really cared for that much but its fine.

Body Electric is actually a nice song but its produced so much more quietly than anything else on the record and that aggravates me so I don't really listen to it. 

Yayo is a nice nod to her past but its not as good as the AKA version. 


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Posted 14 December 2019 - 04:31 PM

I feel like Paradise is weirdly under appreciated amongst Lana fans and I’ve never understood it. Anyway, Paradise is a great album. At least I think so. With only 8 songs and a runtime just over a half hour, it feels the most like an old classic album out of all her albums. And to me it’s always been almost a jazzy psychedelic rock album (I know it’s not really). And all the songs are amazing too. My favourite song on the album has always been Body Electric and it’s probably even still one of my favourite songs of hers in general. And idk if this is weird, but the album as a whole always gave me Janis Joplin vibes even though it doesn’t sound like her music at all... idk. I just love this album and think it deserves more appreciation.
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Posted 10 January 2020 - 07:36 PM

criminally underrated EP. although it's sonically cohesive, it really does feel like every song has it's own little vibe to it, it's own little quirk, it's own little touch of magic. i actually see paradise as lana's most cinematic work, by far, and every song is soooo damn tight (except maybe its version of yayo lmao) i can't see why people underrate it.


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Posted 13 January 2020 - 02:20 AM

Cola is a fucking banger. Love this album to pieces. Its currently loaded into the tape deck in my car. 


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Posted 13 January 2020 - 02:28 AM

Paradise is so underrated! It has so many classics, such as Ride, Cola, Body Electric, but the record itself seems so overlooked as a whole. Even I seem to underestimate how much I enjoy this EP, such a gem in her discography. To me, it's like a mix between Born To Die and Honeymoon. Also Cola is such an amazing song.


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Posted 13 January 2020 - 02:35 AM

Ride - 2/5
This song is sort of nice but... boring. There is just so much better stuff out there, including Lana stuff, to listen to.

American - 3/5
A little nicer, not quite as boring. I plan to find a playlist to stick it in and hope that does it justice so it can grow on me.

Cola - 1/5
I think this song is entirely about drugs of various sorts. Which isn't a bad thing; I just have no life experience with substances beyond alcohol and caffeine; so I lack a point of identification. Though I have plenty of experience swapping one emotional addiction for another. So I could probably be persuaded to look deeper. (I just don't want to look any deeper into the pussy right now; I mean what the actual fuck?)

Body Electric - 4/5
I'm pleased with how the studio version has turned out. BE is now worth listening to. tomato.gif

Blue Velvet - 2/5
:tapsfingersinirritation: Boring.

Gods and Monsters - 3/5
I like parts of it, and don't like other parts. I hope when I understand it better I will like it better.

Yayo - 3/5
This version is lovely in its own way, but the spaciness makes me think this song is about the drug after all. I just don't see a lot of reason to listen to this one rather than the love song (yes, love song, dammit) that is Yayo 2010.

Bel Air - 5/5
I adore this song so much. Bel Air is the entire point of the Paradise edition for me (at first listen. I am all about the ear candy.) Bel Air delivers. I hope when I understand it better I will still love it.

Burning Desire - 3/5
Yeah, probably should have been on the album. Nice moments. Not the best. But better than half of what made it on the second CD imo.

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 02:39 AM

american is and will always be criminally underrated


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Posted 13 January 2020 - 05:57 PM

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Paradise, now, I never listen to anymore  :teehee:


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Posted 13 January 2020 - 06:15 PM

i remember being so excited for this! a perfect lil follow up to BTD! LANA WORK WITH EMILE AGAIN THANKS!!!!!!1111111

RIDE: THE WHITE NOISE BEFORE THE SONG IS ICONIC 

AMERICAN: I ALWAYS HEAR LOTS OF GOLDS AND REDS WITH THIS SONG. THE MUSIC IS SO ODD

COLA: MY PUSSY TASTES LIKE PEPSI COLA 

BODY ELECTRIC: STUDIO VERSION IS TRASH. the live version she played before it was release WOULD ALWAYS DESTROY MY BODY. 



BLUE VELVET: BEST PRODUCED SONG ON THE EP IMO CHRIST EVERYTHING IS SO SIMPLE AND ORCHESTRAL BUT NOISY AT THE SAME TIME HELP 

GODS AND MONSTERS: L. A. L. A. L. A. L. A. L. A. THIS SONG ALSO HAS INCREDIBLE PRODUCTION WE DONT DESERVE IT INNOCENCE LOST 
 
YAYO: I love this version of the song even if it's not spectacular. i think everything is there for it to be a masterpiece, but it's mixed poorly and i think it could have been a bit bigger towards the second half of the song. the percussion could have been BIG. the percussion in Blue Velvet in so simple yet complex and i think the same could have been applied to Yayo. RIP this is the final version of the song. i hope there's another mix somewhere that will leak someday. maybe this song needed more guitar? i think some deep bass tones with louder clean electric guitar could have helped. xoxo idk

BEL AIR: SPOOKY SEND OFF WHATS NOT TO LOVE

bonus BURNING DESIRE: THIS SONG IS A LIL LAME BUT ICONIC! I REMEMBER BLASTING IT AND THINKING IT WAS A B O P WHEN IT WAS RELEASED. I REMEMBER LAUGHING ABOUT HOW OFTEN SHE SAID "DRIVE FAST" ON PARADISE AND THIS BONUS TRACK WAS BASICALLY HER SAYING SHE DRIVES FAST. IT KILLED ME. (in an interview she once said she likes the song because its "manly and about driving fast") #dead


PARADISE WAS AN EXPERIENCE. TROPICO AND THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF UV. it feels like yesterday when i would sit and listen and cry to BTD and Paradise and dream of my first boyfriend. much nostalgia. 


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