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Blue Banisters - Post-Release Discussion Thread + Poll

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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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What off key vocals is he even referring to other than the second verse of Arcadia, and the yelling on BBS/Dealer? "Off key vocals in almost every pocket of the album"? Bitch, where? :lmao:

Honestly, all the things he doesn't like about the album - how raw, messy and varied it is, are my favorite things about it. I would say it's definitely the most Hardcore Lana album yet, in that it's closest to who she is as an ~actual human being~, so clearly she just isn't for him. He may not like the execution, but he can't say she didn't experiment a bit here.

 

Also, rolling my eyes at him falling into the Twitter-esque interpretation of Text Book and basically calling her a fake ally. He fell for every single bit of the critic bait. :oprah3:

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3 minutes ago, Poor Stacy said:

What off key vocals is he even referring to other than the second verse of Arcadia, and the yelling on BBS/Dealer? :lmao:

Honestly, all the things he doesn't like about the album - how raw, messy and varied it is, are my favorite things about it. I would say it's definitely the most Hardcore Lana album yet, in that it's closest to who she is as an ~actual human being~, so clearly she just isn't for him. He may not like the execution, but he can't say she didn't experiment a bit here.

He literally cannot stand when she stands outside of that perfect little box of NFR it's so embarrassing. and I actually like him but he really does treat her unfairly and has some sort of weird bias against her experimenting 


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Just now, Poor Stacy said:

He may not like the execution, but he can't say she didn't experiment a bit here.


His review was basically this like, he acknowledged that she experimented more on this record but he didn’t like the execution. Tbh I don’t find the review (his explanation, not the grade) to be that irrational. I obviously disagree with what he said about dealer, but I do get the BBS criticism for example and I agree with what he considered to be some of the album highlights. 


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1 minute ago, alexandro said:


His review was basically this like, he acknowledged that she experimented more on this record but he didn’t like the execution. Tbh I don’t find the review (his explanation, not the grade) to be that irrational. I obviously disagree with what he said about dealer, but I do get the BBS criticism for example and I agree with what he considered to be some of the album highlights. 

Yeah, that makes sense. That's more of a 6.5 type of rating in my eyes


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It’s actually mind-boggling to me how no critic has even bothered to look into the layers and layers of the lyrics. Like, I have read the reviews, and even in the positive ones (which I am not complaining about at all) each journalist offers such a shallow, surface level interpretation of the lyrics, with some critics making a laughing stock out of her. And when someone backhandedly  and condescendingly mentions, “oh! This is Lana Del Rey telling her story,” it’s funny that they — someone with the privilege and esteemed-intellect worthy of a platform to write critically about music — still cannot get it. Somehow, Lana’s unrelated “controversies” can be woven into reviews, but context clues she’s littered graciously about the album to help piece its hidden narrative together are nowhere to be found. Tragic! 

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Just now, alexandro said:

Girl if this is bothering you after all these years, then you clearly haven’t got her at all.

yes I am bothered because it is getting more and more scarce. always has been, but now it's at its peak

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27 minutes ago, alexandro said:


5/10
 

He dragged BBS, Beautiful, Dealer and Textbook 💀 

 

His favorites: BB, Arcadia, Thunder

 

He also didn’t like the vocals on most of the album. 


 

Ha. Even worse than I expected. Well, I disagree about BBS and some other comments, but on the whole he's right. One of her worst records.

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1 minute ago, littleredpartydress said:

Honestly his reviews normally are pretty good and always valid,  it’s just the mindless army that parrots his opinions that makes me hate him :rip: 

Him giving UV a 2 or whatever he gave it was just beyond :air:


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I know Arcadia is a song that uses a specific place to convey its meaning and all, but I still think it was a missed opportunity to not shift the second verse to "My mind is a map of New York" or something along those lines. I don't think it would take away anything from the song, I actually think it would make it even more intricate than it is considering the fact that she was born here :oprah3:


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