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Blue Banisters - Post-Release Discussion Thread + Poll

Blue Banisters  

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

    • Text Book
      174
    • Blue Banisters
      191
    • Arcadia
      183
    • Interlude - The Trio
      103
    • Black Bathing Suit
      360
    • If You Lie Down With Me
      309
    • Beautiful
      149
    • Violets for Roses
      215
    • Dealer
      359
    • Thunder
      347
    • Wildflower Wildfire
      225
    • Nectar of the Gods
      192
    • Living Legend
      216
    • Cherry Blossom
      153
    • Sweet Carolina
      198


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1 minute ago, uhauIjoe said:

Y'all are reading too much into the album LMFAO. Living Legend is about her friend Jane. let go...

 

And you aren't reading enough into the album :oprah3:

 

What @Sportscruiser wrote about Living Legend and Cherry Blossom is actually very beautiful and true to the themes of motherhood on the record, so there's no need to undermine other people's analysis and tell them to let go. This is a discussion forum for Lana's music, this is exactly where we should be reading deeply into the album. :true:

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11 minutes ago, IanadeIrey said:

I don’t think anyone is challenging your opinion on the record (which you are absolutely entitled to). People are taking an issue with the fact that you invalidated people’s fan-ship based on THEIR personal opinion, that just so happens to be contrary to yours. Nobody has called you a “fake fan” because you dislike the record, so it’s seemingly fallible for you to suggest that people are “fake fans” because they do like it. 

 

I see your point, probably shouldn't have said. It's just kind of unfathomable to me how some people can rank this higher than her past records. It's such a half-arsed effot from Lana in my view. But again, grateful that she's given us two albums this year, and hope it grows on me

 

Can we all chill out now

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16 minutes ago, Whore of Tropico said:

chill sis, the album has only been out for 4 days, it's not always about whether or not the fandom loves it. Remember: this album is doing all of these numbers without receiving any proper promotion, no radio plays, no playlisting, no hype at all to begin with, the social media is the only place to promo the album and give it more hype but Lana chose to sign off & deactivated all the socials ONE MONTH before the release, think bigger.

And one more important thing, billboard rules change like everysingle day, and sadly the first week physical sales does not even count.

Try to understand the situation shall we?

 

If TikTok is any measure, she has like two albums worth of unreleased music which have never been promoted, radio plays, playlisting etc that are being listened to more than any song on this record 

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2 minutes ago, IanadeIrey said:

OK I need to get off LB before I launch into a Question for the Boards that nobody asked for :byeh8rs2:

Personally, I'm here for it :candy: I'm kind of biting my tongue on that one too 


drop me off at the copacabana 

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1 minute ago, barttttender said:

 

I see your point, probably shouldn't have said. It's just kind of unfathomable to me how some people can rank this higher than her past records. It's such a half-arsed effot from Lana in my view. But again, grateful that she's given us two albums this year, and hope it grows on me

 

Can we all chill out now

Thanks for explaining your perspective and hearing me out! I’m grateful as well and hope the record grows on you! 

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16 minutes ago, Taylor Secman said:

Look, At the end of the day it’s personal taste, I like “get” the record, i get the symbolism of violets for roses and the banisters that are blue and green and grey etc, i can see the brilliance in her songwriting but my attitude to this whole album can be summarized in Lana’s own words which she said in an interview with Jack a year ago

 

“I don’t really care if you mush an amazing life story into an alternative record. If the melodies don’t stun me, I kind of don’t care. I think it’s interesting if you’re yelling and shouting and talking about where you’re going and what it’s been like, but to me that’s not a record. That’s a therapy session.”

 

 

and that's on YOU - only, don't take it out on us and don't speak it out as something soooooo objective, k? k.

The points are:

1. You are entitled to dislike the album, i don't care since that's your personal experience and if the album isn't neither for you nor your friend, then it isnt neither for you nor your friend. End of story. Because you and your friends do not represent the whole fandom's taste, respectively. I can also say me & my friends like this album a lot like you did. 

2. The low numbers do not reflect whether the fans hate it or love it ONLY. It also the GP, the non-stans, and other elements like radio plays & promotion, etc. Therefore, it does not represent her relevancy COMPLETELY. To say this era is tanked (and after only 4 days since the release) at this point is so unfair & narrow-minded.

3. The low numbers does not reflect her artistry or her body-of-work quality. The fact that is clearly lower than Born to Die does not make it the worst thing she've ever done.

 

In conclusion, try not to put your personal point of view as a fact out there. It's dumb & tone deaf af.


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             spin me like a ballerina - super high ~                                               

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Question for Lanaboards:

 

Now that you have spent several pages debating whether you’re a true fan for liking or disliking Blue Banisters, can I go back to saying Honeymoon is her worst album without being crucified or saying that I’m not a true fan?

 

I’m fed up with this fanbase saying that I’m tasteless or a fake fan just because I don’t like Honeymoon that much and that I think Norman Fucking Rockwell! Is her best album. 


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7 minutes ago, Taylor Secman said:

If TikTok is any measure, she has like two albums worth of unreleased music which have never been promoted, radio plays, playlisting etc that are being listened to more than any song on this record 

and THAT takes time.

Let me ask you something: Did Queen of Disasters only take 4 days to be a hit on tik tok, like Dealer is doing?

 because as i remember it took MONTHS for it to get really viral.


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             spin me like a ballerina - super high ~                                               

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4 minutes ago, alexandro said:

can I go back to saying Honeymoon is her worst album without being crucified or saying that I’m not a true fan?

 


no


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Question for LanaBoards:


Can we all come together to recognize the fact that each LDR record will resonate or not resonate with many different people depending on so many factors, all in which boils down to personal taste. You don't have to like every single album that she puts out to be considered a fan, nor does someone who enjoys a new record merely "eat up everything she puts out, with no possessed ability to critique." If X is your favorite and Y is your least favorite, that's great, and we should all be humble enough to at least acknowledge that she has a diverse catalog of music that evokes various reactions from people. Stop crucifying people for not liking something, and stop generalizing people who enjoy a new record into a superficial category of being followers who can't think critically. These fights happen after every album. let people have their opinions.

 

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Instead of asking for Born to Die 2.0, go stream Black Bathing Suit instead.

It's literally Born to Die + Paradise + Ultra + Honeymoon + Lust for Life + NFR + COTCC if you wanted her to make Born to Die 2.0, UV 2.0, HM 2.0 or what ever the fuck it is so badly.

 

16 minutes ago, plastiscguy said:

Negativity, mental illnesses and clownery entering the thread...

 

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imma floor these f****s


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             spin me like a ballerina - super high ~                                               

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