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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
      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


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10 minutes ago, Thoth said:

 

What I don't understand is they are not letting her release digital first-physicals later but they are letting this happen. Whole idea of releasing the album at the same losts its meaning then, just let her release the digital album first as she wants to.


Yeah, it’s totally illogical. Best move would have been to have everything out at once. Doesn’t really matter when it’s released in the end, as long as it’s not the same week as Adele. Now we have certain people having breakdowns over sales figures that were completely avoidable (even though they hate the album, too?!?)

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Every time I listen to the album, I have some unexpected special moments. Today it was actually "Dealer" that caught me, even though I had heard it a few dozen times before. It was such a perfect listening experience like 110%. I don't know if I'll hear it that way again, but I understand now why it performs so well.

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Just now, lustforlife said:

A bbc1 live lounge with miles would be so good for the era :air:

1. Dealer (feat. Miles Kane, Nikki Lane and Alex Turner)

2. Thunder (feat. Ariana Grande)

3. Unidentified Flying Bill / Summer Wine / If You Lie Down With Me (Medley)

4. Boom Like That instrumental playing while she announces LDR9, prod. by Mike Dean and David Kahne

 

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I genuinely had not been thoroughly impressed by the production of a Lana album since 'Honeymoon'. 'Blue Banisters' is honestly up there with 'Ultraviolence', 'Honeymoon' and 'Born To Die' for me. I'm in love:illumilana2:

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This album really doesn't have any skips. All the songs are wonderful and memorable for me. I can't say the same for COCC, where only a few stuck out to me- the title track, White Dress, Yosemite mostly.


Blackbirds will sing in the same key

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If you get the blues ~

~ baby blues ~
Just know this is your song
It'll live on and on way past me and you

 

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~ Dance me all around the moon,

             spin me like a ballerina - super high ~                                               

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I haven’t felt this way about a Lana album since Honeymoon. Lfl Was a disappointment for me since it was all over the place and felt sooooo long, I loveeeeee NFR and cock but it felt so different from the first three albums. They were great but a certain level of sparkle that ultra and honey had wasn’t really present throughout the whole album for me. Definitely some songs like Cali and the greatest and a bunch more but I wasnt into it as much as I wished.

 

But blue banisters, wow it’s really doing something to me. I can’t stop playing it. Her performance on it is so stellar, there’s no skips (except the trio since I just wanna hear Lana’s voice LOL)

 

Her voice is Center stage and the production is just enough. Songwriting is top notch and the subtleties of her pronunciation and cadence wowowowoowowowow

 

I really hope she sings more songs from this album if she tours again, dreaming with y’all 


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Guys, I love Dealer so much, it may be one of my fave Lana songs ever :trisha: and that says it all cuz I generally don’t prefer features, I want exclusively her beautiful soft sultry incredible voice to pierce my ears, but in this case it’s just sooo good :oprah:

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1 hour ago, Poor Stacy said:


This is hilariously condescending. Half of her albums aren’t even above 7/10 in your rankings. If half her output is that mediocre to you, frankly, l don’t consider YOU to be a true fan. A lot of us here genuinely do feel she’s putting out consistently great albums. Your experience with her music, your favorite songs - they don’t automatically apply to everyone else. 

 

Half of them I ranked 7/10 for sure. And the other half, well, I give 10/10s to really remarkable albums (like NFR was), and for me, Blue Banisters is a 6/10, and I don't need to explain that to you. Soz. But now that you mention it, I might have to give higher scores to a few of those as I didn't really give them a proper chance (like the debut album).

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COCC wasn't a bad album but yeah BB doesn't have any ~true~ skips. I'm still not keen on WW but I can handle not liking one song out the ones I do like


Like the Paramount sign sparkling, sparkling just for me

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after having a think on it, i really do think BB is a masterpiece. literally runs laps around some of her other records.

 

it's unbelievable that this record came from the same mind as LFL. to me they are complete opposites with LFL representing her most mainstream, formulaic work centered around industry standards and BB representing her tearing down those restrictive industry-imposed boundaries and exposing her most raw thought and emotions.

 

it's also so interesting how even between BB and COCC, you can hear such a difference in how her creative choices in production are loosened to mirror her authenticity and individuality. I remember her saying during the chemtrails era that she wanted Jack to really let go on the production end and ultimately "wanted more." On BB we see her finally being able to let go of convention and it's immaculate. revolutionary. 


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23 minutes ago, whitelungswhitepalms said:

I haven’t felt this way about a Lana album since Honeymoon. Lfl Was a disappointment for me since it was all over the place and felt sooooo long, I loveeeeee NFR and cock but it felt so different from the first three albums. They were great but a certain level of sparkle that ultra and honey had wasn’t really present throughout the whole album for me. Definitely some songs like Cali and the greatest and a bunch more but I wasnt into it as much as I wished.

 

But blue banisters, wow it’s really doing something to me. I can’t stop playing it. Her performance on it is so stellar, there’s no skips (except the trio since I just wanna hear Lana’s voice LOL)

 

Her voice is Center stage and the production is just enough. Songwriting is top notch and the subtleties of her pronunciation and cadence wowowowoowowowow

 

I really hope she sings more songs from this album if she tours again, dreaming with y’all 

i love the idea of calling albums shortnamed like ultra, honey

 

reminds me of how she refers to nfr as norman/normy/

we can forget about lust for life and OCKC

 

ultra, honey, norm, and banisters sidding pretty<3 

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3 hours ago, Thunder said:

I think a lot of people missed the memo that Lust for Life was a gift for the fans and just a transition to where she's going now, which is deeper into a more personal and contemplative nature of writing music 

!!! THIS !!!

 

Heroin, Change, and Get Free were goodbyes to the previous era and hello to NFR, COTCC, and BB. 
 

I re-listened to the entirety of Lana’s discography before BB dropped and the story she’s telling is very cohesive. She’s having fun in BTD and Paradise, she gets dark in UV, she goes “deeper and deeper” in Honeymoon, she shifts dramatically in LFL, she lightens up and opens up in NFR!, she goes folk in COTCC, etc. All records lead to each other perfectly. 

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