Jump to content
Elle

Blue Banisters - Post-Release Discussion Thread + Poll

Blue Banisters  

629 members have voted

  1. 1. What are your favourite tracks from Blue Banisters?

    • Text Book
      176
    • Blue Banisters
      193
    • Arcadia
      185
    • Interlude - The Trio
      104
    • Black Bathing Suit
      363
    • If You Lie Down With Me
      311
    • Beautiful
      150
    • Violets for Roses
      218
    • Dealer
      360
    • Thunder
      350
    • Wildflower Wildfire
      228
    • Nectar of the Gods
      193
    • Living Legend
      218
    • Cherry Blossom
      154
    • Sweet Carolina
      198


Recommended Posts

I think Lana may one day return to her original trip hop sound for a few songs or even a whole album, like Madonna has, because that's part of being free and doing what you feel like too. 'Meet Me in the Pale Moonlight' and 'Making Out' are, to me, classics of their kind. That they're just superficial pop songs makes no difference to me. 

 

The problem with a lot of BTD, as I see it, was not that the production was off (though we know Lana said she didn't like some of it), but that some of the songs were very weak, almost filler. 

 

I'm sure she could do a few songs or an album utilizing a contemporary, 2022-2023 version of that sound.

 

I think there are touches of the BTD sound on 'Black Bathing Suit,' and 'Wild At Heart' from COCC sounded very like a BTD track to me. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, IanadeIrey said:

Well…good morning in this thread! Blue Banisters truly is the best album of all time. No debate about it! g56ewvqs2yl71.png

Did I miss your album review? I’ve been trying to keep up lol, but I feel like I missed it. I loved what you said about Text Book. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, IanadeIrey said:

Well…good morning in this thread! Blue Banisters truly is the best album of all time. No debate about it! g56ewvqs2yl71.png

I wish someone had asked her the context of this post on the livestream on Friday, I still have no idea why she made that or posted it :omfg2: It's honestly kind of iconic 


drop me off at the copacabana 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Pale Fire said:

I have the weirdest feeling that her next main album after blue banisters is going to really go all in on stylish, evocative bops

something in the vein of the trio, dealer, wildflower wildfire (outro), more summery surf vibes, trip hop, Mike Dean production….. 

could be totally wrong but I feel like she’s coming back towards a more pop-centred album next time.

i hope so. even though i enjoy the new lana sound, i think people would appreciate it more if they were intercalated and not 3 albums with similar productions at the same time

like if it was

BTD/PARADISE/BLUE BANISTERS/ULTRAVIOLENCE/HONEYMOON/COCC/LFL/NFR!

people would see their individualities much more

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, gatadelrey said:

Did I miss your album review? I’ve been trying to keep up lol, but I feel like I missed it. I loved what you said about Text Book. 

Aw, thank you! :wub: Man…I love Text Book so much. I haven’t posted any critical thoughts on the whole thing yet, just the fact that I love it LOL. I hope to soon!

Just now, Super Movie said:

I wish someone had asked her the context of this post on the livestream on Friday, I still have no idea why she made that or posted it :omfg2: It's honestly kind of iconic 

Same:hide: she is a true prophet, though! She knew the power of BB :true:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Honeyyoung said:

i hope so. even though i enjoy the new lana sound, i think people would appreciate it more if they were intercalated and not 3 albums with similar productions at the same time

like if it was

BTD/PARADISE/BLUE BANISTERS/ULTRAVIOLENCE/HONEYMOON/COCC/LFL/NFR!

people would see their individualities much more


thats true! Although I suppose in a sense the way her albums have been released has shown this definite progression of her as an artist. Every album is different to / an evolution of the last, while still being reminiscent of it in some ways. But yeah after COCC & BB back to back I’m dying for some bops. I don’t think my heart can take another piano driven album directly after this


“YOUR NAME IS SUN CHILD!!!! BYE.... your real name probably maylee and i just know you look like a cabbage patch doll..white pasty boring straight tennessee fat bitch. GET A GRIP” - Jesus

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Super Movie said:

Dealer update: yesterday it received 801,946 streams on Spotify :hype:

Here’a a comparison for anyone who’s interested.

EVERYONE MOVE:air:

 


giphy.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Idk how anyone could not like this album…. For me there are no skips and something about it just makes me feel things I can’t explain. It feels personal and special and it makes me feel even more than I did before that Lana just gets me and who I am and who I’m meant to be. The writing on this album is INSANELY good as are the vocals. She is the most talented human on the planet and definitely the coolest. :wub:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i know for some of y'all, Born to Die era is like her god-tier.

It's true that Born to die was a cultural reset, it was a beautiful a d influential album that changed the whole pop music scene. But let's be honest here: that fact does not make Born to Die the best in Lana's catalogue, if ur a true fan, you'll know she is so much more than that and has a handful of real deal up on her sleeve. So it's understandable if you're a stan and you don't rank Born to die as her #1, even though it has nostalgia value since for most of us: Born to Die was what introduce us to Lana Del Rey.

The truth is: Born to Die is no doubt a great album, but from Ultraviolence onward, I doubt that there's anything worse than  Born to Die. Born to Die isn't the worst album, It's just there's no album below Born to Die and y'all gotta accept that. The only way Lana goes is UP & always stay ABOVE.


~ Dance me all around the moon,

             spin me like a ballerina - super high ~                                               

evee-dancing.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
31 minutes ago, Whore of Tropico said:

 

This sounds really narrow-minded. Blue Banisters surely isn't what makes us the fans of her like today, but it's what keeps us stay and keeping up with her, love her more for sure.

And you are actually thinking that Blue Banisters doesn't find its way to new fans for real? "Dealer" is currently trending on tiktok

If the fanbase really loved Blue Banisters it wouldn’t be tanking in streaming. The hype around Lana died years ago so it was always her dedicated fans not new listeners that kept her streaming up, she isn’t a singles artist and has always been an albums artist and that is from her huge audience that connected with her previous records and stream the fuck out of them constantly, and with this album the fan base just isn’t listening anymore

 

album releases are much like new seasons of television shows, if the last season was good, then people tune again in next season, but when the show starts getting repetitive and repeating the same storylines, then the viewership goes down

 

If people wanted more of this introspective very matter of fact lyricism and simple instrumentation then we’d see more people listening to it, but it appears that isnt the case


even violet the book sold more copies than this record and those are purely physical books, physical copies and streaming included of this album will probably sell less than that BOOK which I would believe only her fan base would buy,

 

a musical artist has less fans listening to her latest record than a book she put out just over a year ago , i think that speaks for itself in terms of our fanbases enjoyment of this record

 

Now i know that not EVERY fan isn’t disliking the album like i get it its personal taste but the fans who are enjoying this album are definitely in the minority and the numbers show it 

 

also dealer is “trending” on tiktok but even Lana’s unreleased which have never seen the light of day have been more than a 100x more viral than dealer :/

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Taylor Secman said:

If the fanbase really loved Blue Banisters it wouldn’t be tanking in streaming

The album got more streams in it's 4th day than Chemtrails did and received 5,339,181 streams yesterday. Of course it's not as high as the streams of other artists, but that's not what matters at all. It's not "tanking" (and even if it was, who cares?). Generally, I don't know why you're so obsessed with the fact that Lana's numbers aren't as high as they were in past eras. Streams don't equal quality, which kind of feels like what you're trying to say. And about Dealer trending, it literally just started getting popular a few days ago, so obviously it's not as big as other viral Lana songs. It's fun to celebrate when Lana does well in her numbers, but that shouldn't be the focus of being a fan. You should be a fan because you enjoy the music. 


drop me off at the copacabana 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Super Movie said:

The album got more streams in it's 4th day than Chemtrails did and received 5,339,181 streams yesterday. Of course it's not as high as the streams of other artists, but that's not what matters at all. It's not "tanking" (and even if it was, who cares?). Generally, I don't know why you're so obsessed with the fact that Lana's numbers aren't as high as they were in past eras. Streams don't equal quality, which kind of feels like what you're trying to say. And about Dealer trending, it literally just started getting popular a few days ago, so obviously it's not as big as other viral Lana songs. It's fun to celebrate when Lana does well in her numbers, but that shouldn't be the focus of being a fan. You should be a fan because you enjoy the music. 


She’s also ten years into her career and released the album without promo… what did they expect?


Lanarat.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, Super Movie said:

The album got more streams in it's 4th day than Chemtrails did and received 5,339,181 streams yesterday. Of course it's not as high as the streams of other artists, but that's not what matters at all. It's not "tanking" (and even if it was, who cares?). Generally, I don't know why you're so obsessed with the fact that Lana's numbers aren't as high as they were in past eras. Streams don't equal quality, which kind of feels like what you're trying to say. And about Dealer trending, it literally just started getting popular a few days ago, so obviously it's not as big as other viral Lana songs. It's fun to celebrate when Lana does well in her numbers, but that shouldn't be the focus of being a fan. You should be a fan because you enjoy the music. 

You’re missing the point, i don’t understand how you’re not seeing the correlation between people enjoying music and streaming numbers, if the fan base liked this album they would be listening to it like constantly streaming the songs because they want to keep hearing it, and people are simply not streaming the songs because probably they just don’t like the album all that much


Also this argument against streams not equalling quality simply isn’t true especially for poets which Lana prides herself as being, in the words of Lana’s own favorite poet Walt Whitman: “The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has absorbed it”

 

Seeing my own Last.Fm streaming numbers I’m barely listening to this record and thats reflective of the general listening numbers of me and my friends who have been long time fans of lana, from personal experience and what I’m seeing in numbers from this record

 

You said previously that Blue banisters is “what keeps us stay and keeping up with her” and i was using streaming nunbers to say you’re wrong, people definitely wanted to keep up with her in the past and thats evident when she was debuting with 100k a week for every other album, how could you say this album is what makes us want to stay keeping up with her with only 25k people, more people would be streaming this album if we wanted to keep up

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...