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  1. 1. What are your favourite tracks from NFR?

    • Norman Fucking Rockwell
      267
    • Mariners Apartment Complex
      251
    • Venice Bitch
      373
    • Fuck It, I Love You
      255
    • Doin' Time
      181
    • Love Song
      277
    • Cinnamon Girl
      386
    • How to Disappear
      142
    • California
      402
    • The Next Best American Record
      152
    • The Greatest
      354
    • Bartender
      279
    • Happiness is a Butterfly
      281
    • hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have - but i have it
      141


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I was thinking earlier today how much I’d like an interview where Lana or Jack would describe how they made Venice because I’m like??? Where does one start when writing a song like that?? :defeated: I think it would be super interesting to know.

 

I wish Lana would do a mini documentary, like Madonna did with Madame X, explaining the concept of the album and the production and the whole process. It would be a great promo and it would feed us for life  :flutter:


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k but where are the nfr / bartender / hiab videos

She said it's coming out in October. I even remember her saying the middle of October...so we shall see in the next few days I guess. Remember, key words are ''she said'' :toofunny:


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I didn't want to be negative in a status in case Lana or someone related to her or even casual fans lurk around here so I'll say this here: I still can't believe she chose Chuck over Neil like look at the shit he's serving on social media this man is a genius https://www.instagram.com/p/B3nBJY1AOqt/


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Norman Fucking Rockwell 11/10

Mariners Apartment Complex 11/10

Venice Bitch 11/10

Fuck It, I Love You 9/10

Doin' Time 8/10

Love Song 11/10

Cinnamon Girl 10/10

How To Disappear 11/10

California 11/10

The Next Best American Record 7/10

The Greatest 11/10

Bartender 10/10

Happiness Is A Butterfly 8/10

Hope Is A Dangerous Thing For A Woman Like Me To Have-But I Have It 11/10 

 

 

What a masterpiece. To say replay value is crazy is an understatement.

 

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Idk if anybody already said this, but on an italian website they basically leaked that Lana will be coming here on the 9th of June in Verona, so yeah I think leg 4 of the tour will be 99% in Europe.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.larena.it/home/spettacoli/arena-pop-rock-2019-annata-record-e-nel-2020-lana-del-rey-ed-emma-1.7706356/amp


13.04.2018 Rome - Lana wore my hat! 09.06.2020 Verona soon

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Idk if anybody already said this, but on an italian website they basically leaked that Lana will be coming here on the 9th of June in Verona, so yeah I think leg 4 of the tour will be 99% in Europe.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.larena.it/home/spettacoli/arena-pop-rock-2019-annata-record-e-nel-2020-lana-del-rey-ed-emma-1.7706356/amp

i think its australia.. This are just some shows she will link with festivals i guess


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Okay I know this is really random but I'm gonna rate each song from the album

 

 

Norman Fucking Rockwell - 7/10
Mariners Apartment Complex - 7.5/10
Venice Bitch - 7.5/10
Fuck It I Love You - 6/10
Doin' Time - 8/10
Love Song - 6.5/10
Cimmamon Girl - 9/10
How To Disappear - 7.5/10
California - 9.5/10
The Next Best American Record - 7/10
The Greatest - 8/10
Bartender - 10/10
Happiness Is A Butterfly - 9/10
Hope - 6/10

 

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I kinda can't stand the piano songs, it's why I can only tolerate NFR in the smallest doses. My head-space wants something with Ultraviolence and AKA sounds. In my opinion NFR sounds helpless and I think it was meant to be the opposite. UV had this dark, throaty sound and NFR sounds expressionless, flat. NFR has barely any good slow crescendos, the intros are the absolute worst. Sorry, I know I'm shitting a lot on NFR. AKA had this thoughtful sound to it, not like the "introspective sad girl shit" sound, but AKA had this sound that I can't describe. AKA is pleasant and plays around with different sounds. I wish she would get rid of that trap beat added in HM era.


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We're in the middle of October and Honeymoon stans are still having meltdowns over one of the most acclaimed albums of the decade, NFR! :lmao:

 

 

I love NFR, but just because it has more critical acclaim than honeymoon doesn’t necessarily make it a better album. 


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We're in the middle of October and Honeymoon stans are

still having meltdowns over one of the most acclaimed albums of the decade, NFR! :lmao:

 

Are we considering the lady in the witch hat and the round soft Mantano the zenith of appraisal?

 

 

It has been out for less than 2 months. Tens of thousands of albums have dropped since 2010. You cannot possibly call this one of the most acclaimed albums of the decade when it has been out for 2 months. People reported on it because it was released. That is all. Let us not exaggerate.


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We're in the middle of October and Honeymoon stans are still having meltdowns over one of the most acclaimed albums of the decade, NFR! :lmao:

 

Lana herself said that she told Jack to not go big with the production. And as we know, that turned out to the best decision she's ever made.  :flutter:

 

Sorry but I have to laugh, this whole "NFR iS tHe bEsT FeMaLe aLbUm ReLeAsEd tHis dEcAdE!!1!" narrative you're trying to push is getting a little old now.

 

It's honestly laughable how you always bring up Honeymoon stans being bitter that NFR got recognition Honeymoon did not, like you're always using critics as proof of Lana's so called greatness on this record. Very same critic that literally shit all over her discography up until this album. Albums that, if I may add, probably got you into listening to her music or be a fan I presume? Shitty critics didn't stop you from listening to these albums at the time of their release, did they? Funny how now some of y'all Jackoff Antonoff stans now use that as some sort of leverage whenever people point the out the obvious faults and flaws on NFR.

 

Sorry but saying that this album is her best just because she's got good reviews for it is bullshit, it's literally been two months since its release and as much as I love Lana and think it's well overdue that she receives acclaim, saying that NFR is better than the tens of thousands of album that have been released since 2010, let alone her own albums, is a fucking joke.

 

You keep talking about how perfect this album is, but frankly, it's probably her most subdued. For the life of me, I honestly can't stand how flat, dry, tinny and lifeless the instrumentals sound, not mentioning how cheap they come off on certain tracks too. And don't even get me started on how unequal and plain the vocals sound too on most tracks. It's just painful how there is not symbiosis between voice and instruments on this record. Even some of the lyrics are just cringeworthy "Oh god miss you on my lips, it's me your little Venice Bitch" like wtf is that about? So much for Lana's alleged "best and career defining song".

 

Funnily enough, on my way back home earlier Brooklyn Baby came on shuffle, and wow, this track obliterates the vast majority of tracks on NFR. Instrumental wise it's everything NFR should've been, perfect balance of subtlety and intensity, intricate instrumentals not like "look I can play guitar!!" in your face kinda instrumentals, everything but flat, and perfect arrangement of vocals and instrumentals. An actual masterpiece.

 

At this particular point even Lust for Life was better production wise.

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