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  1. I hardly think its that she ‘stopped caring’… this is just who she is now. periodt. get on board or get left behind. shes above hits and big songs, shocking that this is even still a topic of discussion since shes been steadily going down this path for years.
  2. See im not sure his problem was with jer experimenting, but that the quality and execution wasnt good enough for him. a valid take, one i happen to disagree with, but it seems like people are putting words in his mouth sometimes. at least with this specific review.
  3. F*ntano’s review was mostly valid, even though i disagree with him. He acknowledged that there were really solid songs and highlights on the album, which he thought were marred by her dedication to the “one take” aesthetic— not an insanely biased take by any measure. I also find it interesting that so many people find this album to be “breaking the rules”, when so many hooks of the songs on this album just consist of one word or phrase sung three times, or just too much repetition for my taste in general. Hes wrong abt dealer tho, if anything is wrong with it, its the hollow production. Idk i was hoping for another 7 from him but i understand. I also wanna clarify that even with my issues with the album, i still love it and its in my top 3.
  4. Pitchfork on that sweet carolina verse: “It’s funny and real, a reminder that the people we love most aren’t just the ones to whom we dedicate our earnest love songs—they’re often the recipients of our dumbest jokes.“ I actually really agree with this, one of my favorite verses, I think a lot of people are missing Lana’s sense of humor. and of all publications, PITCHFORK??? Gets it??? for once??
  5. Omg i didnt mean to get everyone off topic hehe, i was just noticing it seems like theres been another shift against NFR now that BB came out. Personally, I like NFR because of how polished and clean it is, which is the same reason im gathering other people ARENT so fond of it. I just felt like the chaos and Lana-ness of BB, has pushed some people even further against NFR, which is lacking that chaos. And after reading everyones responses, I can see that very few people actually think is “bad”— as in low quality, they just found the delivery to be too bland or safe? Anyways, i think for my taste NFR wins, but i have also really been loving BB. Excited for us all to *officially* hear it in less than a day! Much Love ❤️❤️
  6. I’m not SUPER active on here all the time, but when did everyone start to hate NFR? Last I checked, it was the general consensus (from like everyone in the world) that it was her greatest album? Did that change now that BB is out (well, now that weve heard it)
  7. My Current top 5: If You Lay Down with Me Violets for Roses Thunder Nectar of the Gods Sweet Carolina So fucking good guys
  8. I was kinda iffy on the album when i first heard it, but now every song has grown on me, except for black bathing suit. idk if anyone cares but i’ll put the reason why in the spoilers EDIT: To be clear, i absolutely love this fucking album. I think i LOVE every other song, so i’m hoping BBS clicks with me so this can be skipless for me.
  9. also sorry to chime in, pls nobody get mad at me. but im thinking she mostly hid the songs from the locals so that her core fanbase would mostly be the ones listening. Shes probably hoping we already know of the ppl shes namedropping. So shes also probably hoping that we care about them because they are important to her and she cares about them. if that makes any sense. but ofc everyone is free to like/dislike whatever they want.
  10. it feels more like rubato, taking some time from certain words and giving extra time to others, but ending up on the same beat in the end. i guess its up to you if she did it well, but i think that was the intention at least.
  11. i think Chemtrails (song) was perfect with the slowburn buildup thing Jack likes to do. But the rest i feel couldve been amped up in a way :/
  12. yeah if she had a masseduction era, or even production like st. vincents new single... i would shit myself and then pass away perhaps.
  13. I was really thrown off at first when I heard Wild at Heart, cuz the htd instrumentals caught me by surprise and took my out for a second. But now, after listening so many times, when she basically becomes a chorus with herself... ugh masterpiece. edit: i also cant deal with randos who just don’t get White Dress :/ something not clicking... SOTY in my opinion
  14. yeah same i just opened my spotify and the first thing that pops up is new music “for you” and its telling me to listen to Justice... payola
  15. sorry guys i wasnt sure i know now tho. thanks to the people who tried to warn me haha
  16. idk if this is against the rules to ask, but where is everyone listening to the album??? mod note: user has been warned for this post
  17. a lot of you guys have been saying this, but LMLYLAW is actually sounding really good recently, especially when you play it after COCC. they feel really cohesive... or maybe it just took 4 months to grow on me?
  18. honestly i feel bad for lana. her mistakes are her own, and she should actually own up to them at some point but i sadly doubt she will have the maturity to do that, in her mind it would probably feel like resignation to the internet trolls- and to an extent it is. ik there is no malice when she talks about sensitive topics, but her thoughts are hardly executed correctly. But in some ways, she is right. Her words get twisted, and she will always be looked down on as inauthentic and frivolous by the industry and the internet. For example, her name dropping of artists of color got branded as “Lana LASHES out at contemporaries of color”, “Lana del rey receives backlash for RACIST DRAG on poc women”, and many people who saw QFTC or her recent comments are already looking and hoping to craft this racist, oblivious white woman narrative before they even read it, their perception of her message warped and they see red before they can truly think on it. So its understandable she is frustrated that people are set to default judge and criticize her, and create their own narratives about who she is. BUT on the other hand... after all her babbling she can hardly blame anyone else at this point. She is also not in any place to say 1. that she is inclusive (thats not really up to her) 2. that she is blameless in all of this controversy (also, not up to her to decide that) I cannot listen to the annie mac interview because it will literally give me second hand embarrassment, but from what i gather it was a mess. Her IGTV from today at least was more coherent and the reception was more positive. above all, i wish her peace. shes been thru a lot this year specifically and shes tarnished her already fragile reputation so i hope shes okay mentally. i know she hates it when people question her mental state so im not gonna play-doctor diagnose her or anything, just hoping for her to be free of this and hopefully learn from it so we can all move the fuck on. sorry to anyone who reads this i hope its not offensive or stupid. i also didnt realize it was so long.
  19. im sure someones already said it but the OUTRO
  20. I commented something like this on another thread already, but we really don’t need more people coming here right now. Its disrespectful to our effort to keep things contained. If we had our way, all travel from the mainland and elsewhere would have been stopped until this was over. Just perspective from someone who lives in Hawai’i, begging yall to stay out of here just for the time being ?.
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