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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
      184
    • Blue Banisters
      199
    • Arcadia
      191
    • Interlude - The Trio
      111
    • Black Bathing Suit
      377
    • If You Lie Down With Me
      322
    • Beautiful
      152
    • Violets for Roses
      222
    • Dealer
      370
    • Thunder
      358
    • Wildflower Wildfire
      240
    • Nectar of the Gods
      196
    • Living Legend
      225
    • Cherry Blossom
      158
    • Sweet Carolina
      203


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don’t say you’re over me…..her tone is so freaking gorgeous. I’m always on the search for artists that have the vocal capabilities of Lana with the same amount of emotion and only a few come closeeee

 

the twangy guitar in the second verse is so gorgeous on this song, I love everything about it 


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7 minutes ago, Venice said:

Has anyone gone off about Nectar of the Gods? Meaning-wise. Bc I initially thought it was a sex song (I get wild on you, fucking crazy... :creep:) and drugs but also sadness of lost time and ppl etc, but like maybe not. Maybe it's way deeper. That song is so beautiful, it's too much for my mind to process.

 

I thought I was being sexy and sent it to a boyfriend when it first leaked (with my sexual interpretation at the time lmao), but then he responded with a highly depressing song and I was like?? :what:


I always interpreted the “get wild and fucking crazy” part as wildly despairing, angry, or some combination of…just generally out of control


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1 minute ago, rightofjupiter said:

relatedly, all I want is one singular great interview about the songwriting and album making process :crai:

right. imagine both together:crying:

 

edit: its actually kind of iconic her doing a media blackout for her album about destroying media critics but also i'm thirsty as fuck


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12 minutes ago, Venice said:

Has anyone gone off about Nectar of the Gods? Meaning-wise. Bc I initially thought it was a sex song (I get wild on you, fucking crazy... :creep:) and drugs but also sadness of lost time and ppl etc, but like maybe not. Maybe it's way deeper. That song is so beautiful, it's too much for my mind to process.

 

I thought I was being sexy and sent it to a boyfriend when it first leaked (with my sexual interpretation at the time lmao), but then he responded with a highly depressing song and I was like?? :what:

Lol, I always loved NotG due to it's sadness and deepness. That song is bleak :godlaugh:

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6 hours ago, your dealer said:

 

she's referring to the rise of Lana Del Rey and the way the media and public has scrutinized every single thing she does and says, because of their interest in her, it made her a lot of money. 

 

stacks = money 

oh jeez after 37000 listens this just unlocked "thanks for the shoes" for me. thanks for buying me these shoes haters. :wowcry:

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1 hour ago, Venice said:

Has anyone gone off about Nectar of the Gods? Meaning-wise. Bc I initially thought it was a sex song (I get wild on you, fucking crazy... :creep:) and drugs but also sadness of lost time and ppl etc, but like maybe not. Maybe it's way deeper. That song is so beautiful, it's too much for my mind to process.

 

I thought I was being sexy and sent it to a boyfriend when it first leaked (with my sexual interpretation at the time lmao), but then he responded with a highly depressing song and I was like?? :what:

I always took the "I get wild on you...I get wild and fucking crazy" as more of an aggression/fighting thing. Especially with the rest of the lyrics in the song, and the way that Lana typically uses the color blue to express sadness. I mean, she did say that she once threw something at a long-term boyfriend :coffee: Lyrically I think that Nectar is one of her saddest songs ever. 


drop me off at the copacabana 

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so... which color is each song from the album? :ma: 

 

text book - light, watery blue

blue banisters - deep, dark blue

arcadia - cream & brown

the trio - orange

black bathing suit - light & dark blue

if you lie down with me - brown & gold

beautiful - light blue

violets for roses - light blue, green, & gray

dealer - dark, warm-toned green & gold

thunder - brown & light blue

wildflower wildfire - cream

nectar of the gods - cream

living legend - cream & brown

cherry blossom - very light gray

sweet carolina - dark, cool-toned gray

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1 hour ago, Venice said:

Has anyone gone off about Nectar of the Gods? Meaning-wise. Bc I initially thought it was a sex song (I get wild on you, fucking crazy... :creep:) and drugs but also sadness of lost time and ppl etc, but like maybe not. Maybe it's way deeper. That song is so beautiful, it's too much for my mind to process.

 

I thought I was being sexy and sent it to a boyfriend when it first leaked (with my sexual interpretation at the time lmao), but then he responded with a highly depressing song and I was like?? :what:

For me, Nectar is a conversation between the person you are and the person you want to be. It’s all about existence and dreams! The chorus makes me think of those scenes in ride of Lana on a motorcycle. It’s just about letting it all loose and being fucking crazy but free :true:

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"There's something in the air
I hope it doesn't change, that it's for real
The beginning of something big happening
And by the Merthyr alleys in the streets have ceased
And still, the shadows haunt the avenue
The silence is deafenin'"

 

This is truly one of the most beautiful things i have ever read and heard in my life. The way she says the last line :trisha:


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Just now, your dealer said:

"There's something in the air
I hope it doesn't change, that it's for real
The beginning of something big happening
And by the Merthyr alleys in the streets have ceased
And still, the shadows haunt the avenue
The silence is deafenin'"

 

This is truly one of the most beautiful things i have ever read and heard in my life. The way she says the last line :trisha:

 

The way you daily quote something from that song and it's never out of place <3

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Let me run with the wolves, let me do what I do
Let me show you how sadness can turn into happiness
I can turn blue into something

Beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful like you

 

One of my favorite moments on the album. Gives me chills :wowcry:


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So last night I had enough of feeling sad/good, and wanted to feel sad/angry for a minute, so I watched Fantano's review. All in all, it's his usual shtick, but two things stood out to me.

First, he makes a reference to her 'doing a Yoko' on Dealer, and then quickly follows up by saying that he actually likes Yoko. This is such classic hipster doofus review strategy that even when he catches himself out turning to the oldest cliche in the book (crapping on Yoko will always get a cheap laugh), he doesn't have the self awareness to look into what might be behind her singing. Hence, he continues to be a guy who can't deal with an artist releasing a record that doesn't fit into the phony category he's decided they belong in.

Secondly, he says that her voice just isn't for him. This is something I wish he'd just said up front, and been done with it. I find it bewildering that anybody who doesn't like Lana's voice would have enjoyed any of her records (as he did with at least parts of LFL/NFR/CotCC), but I also can't see why he can't either count himself out from reviewing her albums, or try to imagine what somebody who enjoys her voice might think of it. I hate the modern idea that everything needs to be for everybody, and if it isn't then you can voice your dumb opinion about why it's not for you as though it matters.

Overall, I really envy my best friend and fellow Lana stan, who is never on social media/message boards/review sites, and gets to enjoy the records on his own terms, just like we did when we were fifteen and we literally did not hear what anyone thought of our favourite records unless we hunted down an obscure print magazine from Europe or something. People should be allowed to not like something, and have the grace to not bother talking about it. There's never been an easier time in recent history to ignore any music/TV/films/whatever that you don't care about.


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