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  1. fishtails liked a post in a topic by Vertimus in Indio, CA @ Coachella: Weekend 1 - April 12th, 2024   
    I think she should just perform whatever songs she wants to from her catalog, which is pretty vast at this point, even excluding unreleased material. I wouldn't want her to sing Video Games or Summertime Sadness because fans expect it. We should want her to be true to herself and what she's feeling in a given moment, even though I'm sure the setlist is established in advance. 
     
    At this point, she's almost like Tori Amos in regard to the size of her catalog; so if Lana were to sing two or three of your favorites while you're at her show, I think you have to be grateful. Like most artists, she's probably going to do more material from recent or new albums than older ones. 
  2. twinkletoes7 liked a post in a topic by Vertimus in Indio, CA @ Coachella: Weekend 1 - April 12th, 2024   
    There used to be quite a few members here who had a very superior attitude and made LB a miserable experience. Thank goodness most are gone. 
  3. Vertimus liked a post in a topic by Embach in "Lust for Life" Album Recording/Writing Timeline and Creative Process Discussion   
    I think that from September 2015 to March 2016, the songs recorded for the album were pretty much in the demo/unfinished stage, I think since April-July 2016 2016 things took bigger turn where she started finalizing some of the songs and after some time touring in July-August 2016 she started having more new ideas since the world "politically" started becoming heated and her uncle died. Then in Autumn 2016 she started recording some of the new stuff but then Trump became president the new ideas came and came and then in Spring 2017 she started dating G-Eazy which resulted more ideas lol. So the album is basically a pile of ideas and thoughts she went through post-Honeymoon.
  4. Vertimus liked a post in a topic by Embach in "Lust for Life" Album Recording/Writing Timeline and Creative Process Discussion   
    From a French magazine in 2017:
    "Two of the songs from the new album were composed while we were finalizing the previous one, I can't stop working, I love being in the studio, I feel good there."
  5. Vertimus liked a post in a topic by Embach in "Lust for Life" Album Recording/Writing Timeline and Creative Process Discussion   
    Remember we had scrapped Rocky collabs as well
  6. Vertimus liked a post in a topic by Daytona Beach Sparkler in "Lust for Life" Album Recording/Writing Timeline and Creative Process Discussion   
    I feel like the only reason LFL is associated with being witchy is just bc of the album trailer and nothing else  And the trailer isn't even that witchy when you really analyze it 
    Also, scifi retro-futuristic LFL 1.0 makes way more sense than witchy LFL 1.0
  7. Vertimus liked a post in a topic by lanaismamom in "Lust for Life" Album Recording/Writing Timeline and Creative Process Discussion   
    honestly i have no idea and to this day im most assured it was made up because we have never had any evidence of that stupid witchy theme how i want that album would finally get rid of those allegations because apart trailer nothing about lfl era reminds witchy in a slightest like i seriously have no idea why it became such strong thing because spacey ≠ witchy 
  8. Vertimus liked a post in a topic by ComebacktoCalifornia in "Lust for Life" Album Recording/Writing Timeline and Creative Process Discussion   
    The sheer amount of songs for this album is so crazy too me I'm mean it makes sense with the long time she worked on the album and the amount of the stuff that happened during its creation but still its crazy AND the fact that we've heard like two of them.There is such a wide range kf different styles based off the titles alone
  9. Vertimus liked a post in a topic by lanaismamom in "Lust for Life" Album Recording/Writing Timeline and Creative Process Discussion   
    california 2014 100% wasn’t on here, we know of 1 of tracklist, there were 18 tracks with best american record, california 2017 and yosemite and minus change, and another og later tracklist contained 20 songs and there were 16 released songs + all those 4 political outtakes that were the last 4, i definitely don’t think the registration of those songs tells us anything about tracklist order as songs were registered at different time
    however we don’t absolutely know anything about july2015- november2016 period, the most mysterious and the most intriguing period, where im sure there was definitely another version of lfl finished with absolutely other tracks as the most of tracks we’ve eventually got are all from 2017
  10. Vertimus liked a post in a topic by bluechemtrails in Did you know that there's a tunnel under Ocean Blvd - Post-Release Discussion Thread + Poll   
    It's hard to describe what I feel a year after the release of Ocean Blvd. Sure, most of the songs are good, some really good, but the whole album somehow doesn't give me the same as the previous albums, it's her most experimental, I think. Something is missing, but I can't say exactly what it is. Anyway, happy first birthday!  🎈
  11. Ocean Boulevard liked a post in a topic by Vertimus in Chemtrails Over the Country Club - Post-Release Discussion Thread + Poll   
    I love COCC too (though BB remains my favorite---and BB also does not get the love it deserves). The stark Yosemite is a career high point for me. Wild at Heart is pure fun. 
  12. Vertimus liked a post in a topic by GeminiLanaFan in Lasso - Pre-Release Thread: OUT September 2024   
    Like I said before, spring will be filled with new releases, so I wouldn’t mind if she delayed the lead for Lasso to this summer. But  a standalone single would be nice in the following weeks, around Coachella, or a nice unexpected collab 
  13. Vertimus liked a post in a topic by Ocean Boulevard in Blue Banisters - Post-Release Discussion Thread + Poll   
    Nectar Of The Gods always had and always will have a special place in my heart  and it kinda hurts me to see it is one of the least streamed songs on the album But having it on streaming services and on vinyl is still a win even if it's a YouTube rip
  14. twinkletoes7 liked a post in a topic by Vertimus in Blue Banisters - Post-Release Discussion Thread + Poll   
    Beautifully said. I agree. I find it hilarious that it's thought her worst album by some, though I accept it and it's a fair enough opinion.
     
    For me, it's leagues better than Ocean Boulevard, which I find redundant (Sweet, Fishtail, and The Grants especially), maudlin (the title track), badly produced and vocally shrill in parts (Grandfather), and self-sabotaging (Margaret would have been much better without the spoken outro). Taco Truck, to me the most interesting song on the album, seems like a wasted opportunity by merging into VB. 
     
    BB has to be looked at objectively as an album, not as a record that was released too soon after COCC. 
     
    I don't care for the BB title track, wish the unreleased tracks had been cleaned up or remastered, prefer the earlier version of Thunder, and the Ennio Morricone track doesn't serve a purpose, but Arcadia, BBS, IFLDWM, WFWF, Textbook, and VFR are fantastic, and certainly more invigorating than Let Me Love You Like A Woman or TJF, for example. Beautiful, to me, is not offensive and something like the milder tracks on NFR! Sweet Carolina is perhaps too personal a song to be wildly appreciated, but I think we can all understand if not directly relate to its lyrics. 
     
    I realize some find the BLM lyric in TB exploitive, superficial, or in bad taste, but I don't personally. She's writing of her time, just as she refers to the pandemic in BBS and VFR. 
     
    I'm glad Lana shared what she did on WFWF—it's pretty scathing to me, and, as a piece of songwriting, one of her best. Like Hope, it elevates her as a songwriter, even if, again, not everyone can see themselves in its words (I can). 
     
    As a revenge album, she certainly does get some revenge on Arcadia, BBS, and WFWF. I expected more revenge too, but I like what I've found. 

    I predominantly look for beauty and melody, and the subtle but pure melodies of IYLDWM and VFR are among her best for me. I'm glad BBS is on the pop side, just as WAH was on COCC. A little levity is a good thing. 
     
    There's always a lot of sociology going on on Lanaboards, and it's true that members often express love for unreleased tracks until they're officially released and then the knives come out for them. 
     
    I think BB has a bad rep on Lanaboards because of sociology and mass influence. As I've said before, I would love to learn what members would think about a particular song or album over time if they were unable to access the internet and Lanaboard and had, over a period of weeks or months, to come to their own conclusions about a record. I think we'd see a different outcome, maybe a very different outcome, than "NFR! is hands-down Lana's best!" and a lot of the other opinions we typically see expressed over and over and over. 
     
    My apologies for accidentally posting it before I had finished. 
  15. DemonMic2003 liked a post in a topic by Vertimus in Blue Banisters - Post-Release Discussion Thread + Poll   
    Beautifully said. I agree. I find it hilarious that it's thought her worst album by some, though I accept it and it's a fair enough opinion.
     
    For me, it's leagues better than Ocean Boulevard, which I find redundant (Sweet, Fishtail, and The Grants especially), maudlin (the title track), badly produced and vocally shrill in parts (Grandfather), and self-sabotaging (Margaret would have been much better without the spoken outro). Taco Truck, to me the most interesting song on the album, seems like a wasted opportunity by merging into VB. 
     
    BB has to be looked at objectively as an album, not as a record that was released too soon after COCC. 
     
    I don't care for the BB title track, wish the unreleased tracks had been cleaned up or remastered, prefer the earlier version of Thunder, and the Ennio Morricone track doesn't serve a purpose, but Arcadia, BBS, IFLDWM, WFWF, Textbook, and VFR are fantastic, and certainly more invigorating than Let Me Love You Like A Woman or TJF, for example. Beautiful, to me, is not offensive and something like the milder tracks on NFR! Sweet Carolina is perhaps too personal a song to be wildly appreciated, but I think we can all understand if not directly relate to its lyrics. 
     
    I realize some find the BLM lyric in TB exploitive, superficial, or in bad taste, but I don't personally. She's writing of her time, just as she refers to the pandemic in BBS and VFR. 
     
    I'm glad Lana shared what she did on WFWF—it's pretty scathing to me, and, as a piece of songwriting, one of her best. Like Hope, it elevates her as a songwriter, even if, again, not everyone can see themselves in its words (I can). 
     
    As a revenge album, she certainly does get some revenge on Arcadia, BBS, and WFWF. I expected more revenge too, but I like what I've found. 

    I predominantly look for beauty and melody, and the subtle but pure melodies of IYLDWM and VFR are among her best for me. I'm glad BBS is on the pop side, just as WAH was on COCC. A little levity is a good thing. 
     
    There's always a lot of sociology going on on Lanaboards, and it's true that members often express love for unreleased tracks until they're officially released and then the knives come out for them. 
     
    I think BB has a bad rep on Lanaboards because of sociology and mass influence. As I've said before, I would love to learn what members would think about a particular song or album over time if they were unable to access the internet and Lanaboard and had, over a period of weeks or months, to come to their own conclusions about a record. I think we'd see a different outcome, maybe a very different outcome, than "NFR! is hands-down Lana's best!" and a lot of the other opinions we typically see expressed over and over and over. 
     
    My apologies for accidentally posting it before I had finished. 
  16. Rock Candy liked a post in a topic by Vertimus in Blue Banisters - Post-Release Discussion Thread + Poll   
    Beautifully said. I agree. I find it hilarious that it's thought her worst album by some, though I accept it and it's a fair enough opinion.
     
    For me, it's leagues better than Ocean Boulevard, which I find redundant (Sweet, Fishtail, and The Grants especially), maudlin (the title track), badly produced and vocally shrill in parts (Grandfather), and self-sabotaging (Margaret would have been much better without the spoken outro). Taco Truck, to me the most interesting song on the album, seems like a wasted opportunity by merging into VB. 
     
    BB has to be looked at objectively as an album, not as a record that was released too soon after COCC. 
     
    I don't care for the BB title track, wish the unreleased tracks had been cleaned up or remastered, prefer the earlier version of Thunder, and the Ennio Morricone track doesn't serve a purpose, but Arcadia, BBS, IFLDWM, WFWF, Textbook, and VFR are fantastic, and certainly more invigorating than Let Me Love You Like A Woman or TJF, for example. Beautiful, to me, is not offensive and something like the milder tracks on NFR! Sweet Carolina is perhaps too personal a song to be wildly appreciated, but I think we can all understand if not directly relate to its lyrics. 
     
    I realize some find the BLM lyric in TB exploitive, superficial, or in bad taste, but I don't personally. She's writing of her time, just as she refers to the pandemic in BBS and VFR. 
     
    I'm glad Lana shared what she did on WFWF—it's pretty scathing to me, and, as a piece of songwriting, one of her best. Like Hope, it elevates her as a songwriter, even if, again, not everyone can see themselves in its words (I can). 
     
    As a revenge album, she certainly does get some revenge on Arcadia, BBS, and WFWF. I expected more revenge too, but I like what I've found. 

    I predominantly look for beauty and melody, and the subtle but pure melodies of IYLDWM and VFR are among her best for me. I'm glad BBS is on the pop side, just as WAH was on COCC. A little levity is a good thing. 
     
    There's always a lot of sociology going on on Lanaboards, and it's true that members often express love for unreleased tracks until they're officially released and then the knives come out for them. 
     
    I think BB has a bad rep on Lanaboards because of sociology and mass influence. As I've said before, I would love to learn what members would think about a particular song or album over time if they were unable to access the internet and Lanaboard and had, over a period of weeks or months, to come to their own conclusions about a record. I think we'd see a different outcome, maybe a very different outcome, than "NFR! is hands-down Lana's best!" and a lot of the other opinions we typically see expressed over and over and over. 
     
    My apologies for accidentally posting it before I had finished. 
  17. Vertimus liked a post in a topic by shadesofblue in Blue Banisters - Post-Release Discussion Thread + Poll   
    I actually love this album a lot, I think people just don’t get it which is fair. I love a lot of the songs, but it’s prob her least cohesive album. So I understand why people don’t like it as an album. 
  18. Vertimus liked a post in a topic by Make me your Dream Life in Blue Banisters - Post-Release Discussion Thread + Poll   
    See that’s the thing tho isn’t it. Bc she did the whole fan album with LFL, and with how this forum loves to pivot - fans praise unreleased tracks to the point of worship, but when it gets released it’s another story, details here n there, and even if she lost the tracks, releasing them as is fits the theme of being who she is, not what everyone expects and wants her to be. 
     
    This album is a revenge album. So many people stay in more heated mindsets and they get lost in it, and she contrasts this by for the most part, keeping composed and going inward.
     
    She strips what the public frames her in, intergenerational trauma, public narratives, relationships with men to finding wholeness within and of herself, the difficult relationship she’s had with her own mother affecting her own personhood to cleansing that, and on top of that, being able to find the courage and strength of instead of spreading pain, chooses to be loving and nurtures. 
     
    I don’t think a lot of people today even still realize that. Bc it doesn’t fit some kind of edginess, or it doesn’t have many bangers (jargon jargon), people find it dull, but it’s honestly just a reflector on where someone might be when it comes to their own personhood and layers of self awareness and knowing. 
     
    We’re used to people’s opinion being treasured expectantly and entitledly, but at the end of the day when you strip things to the bottomline, you’ve got an artist sharing more tender offerings. That’s just incredibly brave and it’s never so much about us, and yes the relationship btwn art and audience, but I think it takes a certain fortitude and finesse to realize that she’s been wanting to be understood for a long time. Not to be thought of binarily, but to just have a safe space where she’s allowed a little more patience than what’s she might’ve been deprived of for so long. Her fanbase no less. So she did it for herself. 
     
    Focus that on personal experiences in your own life, and it can connect so beautifully. Yes you might find it boring bc what she wants for herself might be this wrote about thing of wanting kids/ family a simpler life, but it's more so of reclaiming yourself and living your own life, however you want to. That's another thing people seem to miss (to seemingly berate her for that shows a kind of double standard when all she's ever wanted to do was be herself). 
     
    This isn’t directed directly towards you, I’m just passionate in defending this album and how it’s a real treasure that’s often misunderstood or written off for not fulfilling some kind of standard, when in reality, it IS it's own kind of standard and work. 
     
    Just cus it seems soft or sweet, doesn’t mean that it didn’t take hell for it experienced, and what more, if the latter, how amazing is it to have very much retained it’s very essence and despite what she’s had to’ve carried for so long. It’s a dissipating, dispelling and disarmingly beautiful thing, only if you’ve found the secret of being aware of it.
  19. shadesofblue liked a post in a topic by Vertimus in Lana attending the W Magazine & Louis Vuitton's Academy Awards Dinner - March 7th, 2024   
    She looks terrific. As mentioned, she looks like the Lana of a much earlier era. 
  20. takemybreath liked a post in a topic by Vertimus in Lana attending the W Magazine & Louis Vuitton's Academy Awards Dinner - March 7th, 2024   
    She looks terrific. As mentioned, she looks like the Lana of a much earlier era. 
  21. bluechemtrails liked a post in a topic by Vertimus in Lana attending the W Magazine & Louis Vuitton's Academy Awards Dinner - March 7th, 2024   
    She looks terrific. As mentioned, she looks like the Lana of a much earlier era. 
  22. honeymoon is alive liked a post in a topic by Vertimus in Lana attending the W Magazine & Louis Vuitton's Academy Awards Dinner - March 7th, 2024   
    She looks terrific. As mentioned, she looks like the Lana of a much earlier era. 
  23. Embach liked a post in a topic by Vertimus in Lana attending the W Magazine & Louis Vuitton's Academy Awards Dinner - March 7th, 2024   
    She looks terrific. As mentioned, she looks like the Lana of a much earlier era. 
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