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

    • Text Book
      183
    • Blue Banisters
      197
    • Arcadia
      192
    • Interlude - The Trio
      111
    • Black Bathing Suit
      376
    • If You Lie Down With Me
      320
    • Beautiful
      152
    • Violets for Roses
      222
    • Dealer
      369
    • Thunder
      357
    • Wildflower Wildfire
      239
    • Nectar of the Gods
      196
    • Living Legend
      225
    • Cherry Blossom
      158
    • Sweet Carolina
      202


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23 hours ago, scarlettohara said:

you do know he's allowed to quit, right? :wtf3: he wouldnt have to fucking kill himself to escape lana. :awk: anyway i dont think we exactly need to put him on suicide watch over lana's marketing decisions just yet. :eek:

 

You do know I didn't mean literally right?  Duh, of course he can quit.  :eyeroll:

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What I like most about BB (the album) is the overall range of emotions that arise from it----it seems to me, in that regard, like her 'healthiest' and 'happiest' album yet. Maybe facing her demons head-on in WFWF allowed some serenity to follow. 

 

COCC was also a definite move in this direction, and, emotionally, in retrospect, seems like the perfect precursor to BB.  

 

I like the emotionally-tortured Lana of 'Old Money,' '13 Beaches,' 'White Mustang,' etc., and the haunted Lana of 'Swan Song,' but I like this Lana best so far. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, bewhitehotforever said:

so what’s everyone’s thoughts on BB now that it’s lost it’s hype. is it still in everyone’s favorites/top 3?

Still imo, the biggest insight into Elizabeth‘S actual life. Chemtrails was like an introduction to the woman behind the enigma. I think she really got this album on par with UV and HM. Nectar Dealer and Carolina remain the best songs!


I also don’t think it’s “lost its hype” plenty of ppl are still anxious to get their hands on the actual album in its many forms :ma:

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4 hours ago, bewhitehotforever said:

so what’s everyone’s thoughts on BB now that it’s lost it’s hype. is it still in everyone’s favorites/top 3?

Yup, my personal top 3 hasn’t changed yet.

1- NFR

2- BB

3- COTCC/HM depending on my mood

 

BB is a really strong fall album (it even feels wintery at times) and that’s something that was missing in Lana’s discography before


I'll do it for the right reasons

Withstanding all the time, changes and seasons

~?~

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4 hours ago, bewhitehotforever said:

so what’s everyone’s thoughts on BB now that it’s lost it’s hype. is it still in everyone’s favorites/top 3?

I still really love it. It already holds a very special place in my heart. This album came at the most perfect time in my life, and I think that it's gonna keep it's spot in my Lana top three, which would be:

 

1. NFR

2. Honeymoon

3. Blue Banisters 


drop me off at the copacabana 

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5 hours ago, bewhitehotforever said:

so what’s everyone’s thoughts on BB now that it’s lost it’s hype. is it still in everyone’s favorites/top 3?

 

I cannot put this motherfucker down. (I'm an old fashioned CD kind of guy!) It's my AOTY, and I am convinced that it is LDR's greatest achievement (so far). 

 

(BB even caused me to finally join this forum. Too many of y'all were meh about this magnificent album. I needed to counterbalance that.)  :)

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A.K.A. Fuckin' Mr. Brightside. 

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1 hour ago, FallingCherry said:

BB is a really strong fall album (it even feels wintery at times) and that’s something that was missing in Lana’s discography before

 

I like this comment. I like it a lot. 


 

 

 

A.K.A. Fuckin' Mr. Brightside. 

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6 hours ago, bewhitehotforever said:

so what’s everyone’s thoughts on BB now that it’s lost it’s hype. is it still in everyone’s favorites/top 3?

well, in fact, it grew on me just in time to be in my top 3:

 

1. Ultraviolence

2. NFR

3. Blue Banisters (sorry my dear Lust for Life, but BB had to take your spot).


~ Dance me all around the moon,

             spin me like a ballerina - super high ~                                               

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it's just so fucking dynamic. and it's honestly? at least for me, just masterful genius. 

UV can sorta enable u, HM can get u drunk, Paradise is viceland, BTD's quick jabs, LFL's hopes, COCC's breathing rests, and NFR's camp, it's all softly overshadowed by this one. I think it's because, it's one of the most wholesome of albums. 

at least for me, it kinda started w cocc's peaceful breathing, but this? it's on it's level, and what it does or has the capacity to do, is to allow the listener to be able to listen to themselves more in a subtle kind of life changing way. like, it makes u feel uncomfortable but in a good way that makes u want to change for the better. 

it transcends from just listening, to actually doing. how fucking magical is that? 


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My favourite 3 shaped up to be Thunder, Wildflower Wildfire and Nectar of the Gods; they happen to come right after each other.

 

Nectar of the Gods is truly heartbreaking. The way she delivers the lines, her voice and even the sound of the guitar sounds so painful, I feel every second of it.


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5 hours ago, Vertimus said:

What I like most about BB (the album) is the overall range of emotions that arise from it----it seems to me, in that regard, like her 'healthiest' and 'happiest' album yet. Maybe facing her demons head-on in WFWF allowed some serenity to follow. 

 

COCC was also a definite move in this direction, and, emotionally, in retrospect, seems like the perfect precursor to BB.  

 

I like the emotionally-tortured Lana of 'Old Money,' '13 Beaches,' 'White Mustang,' etc., and the haunted Lana of 'Swan Song,' but I like this Lana best so far. 

 

 


You are right on the money with that final statement. I was 18 when I first discovered Lana, now I’m 28, and it has been so special as someone becoming an adult in that time to listen to her grow through her lyrics and sound over time to this more self-assured place that she’s in. It gives me hope for myself, even if I often don’t feel like I’m growing up fast enough.

 

(some unsolicited advice for those in their teens/early twenties: part of becoming an adult is recognising that that NEVER happens, you never feel like an adult, you simply do more adult things, and maybe make less of the same mistakes whilst constantly making new ones).

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Also, the chorus of Black Bathing Suit makes me feel like sauntering and bopping my entire body in slow motion down the street and winking at a “real cute” stranger. I feel such a burst of confidence listening to this song, which is a rare feeling and one I really value.

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58 minutes ago, Thoth said:

My favourite 3 shaped up to be Thunder, Wildflower Wildfire and Nectar of the Gods; they happen to come right after each other.

 

Nectar of the Gods is truly heartbreaking. The way she delivers the lines, her voice and even the sound of the guitar sounds so painful, I feel every second of it.


NOTG really grew on me overtime. The vocal delivery on the verses is strikingly emotional and heavy


I'll do it for the right reasons

Withstanding all the time, changes and seasons

~?~

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1 hour ago, Whore of Tropico said:

well, in fact, it grew on me just in time to be in my top 3:

 

1. Ultraviolence

2. NFR

3. Blue Banisters (sorry my dear Lust for Life, but BB had to take your spot).

same as my order. you’re also the only other person on this forum who seems to like LFL

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8 hours ago, bewhitehotforever said:

so what’s everyone’s thoughts on BB now that it’s lost it’s hype. is it still in everyone’s favorites/top 3?

I think there’s a good chance it’ll remain in my overall top 3 along with UV and Norman… but there’s times when I’ll listen to like btd, paradise, or HM and I say fuck that there’s no way this isn’t in my top 3 so like… whatever lmao my top 3 is never truly solidified. 

1 hour ago, Thoth said:

My favourite 3 shaped up to be Thunder, Wildflower Wildfire and Nectar of the Gods; they happen to come right after each other.

 

Nectar of the Gods is truly heartbreaking. The way she delivers the lines, her voice and even the sound of the guitar sounds so painful, I feel every second of it.

The 1 2 3 punch of these songs is truly mesmerizing 

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current ranking:

  1. Dealer
  2. Black Bathing Suit
  3. Thunder
  4. Nectar of the Gods
  5. If You Lie Down With Me
  6. Living Legend
  7. Arcadia
  8. Text Book
  9. Cherry Blossom
  10. Sweet Carolina
  11. Wildflower Wildfire
  12. Blue Banisters
  13. Beautiful
  14. Violets For Roses

Beautiful and Violets For Roses were 2 of my fav at first but now I'm very :/ about them lol. I love the twinkly piano and the chorus of Beautiful, but absolutely hate the "what if somebody asked picasso not to be sad" line, and the way she says Picasso so it fits in the song, hate it. I looove the pre-chorus of Violets For Roses, it's so beautiful, but I hate the chorus. Such a bland chorus. I actually really like the title track tbh. Not my favorite LDR song but I def don't dislike it. Nectar of the Gods would've probs been higher if I haven't overplayed it since it leaked, love that song.

 


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18 hours ago, bewhitehotforever said:

so what’s everyone’s thoughts on BB now that it’s lost it’s hype. is it still in everyone’s favorites/top 3?

I still love Thunder, but not as passionate as its demo version. It's nicer to listen to, now that everything is all autumn-y, but I still miss it's former punch

Nectar Of The God really established it's spot on my"favourite Lana songs" list

Can't really decide on a third spot though.

Text Book and Living Legend still rank really high and both Arcadia and Cherry Blossom grew on me a lot.

Meanhwile, I still enjoy Wildflower Wildfire but it almost sounds out of place with all it's theatrical sitting between the laid-back Thunder and the ballad-lullaby portion of the record.

And while I don't consider Beautiful a very exciting track (it's solid but she's done songs like that a hundred times before), it's the one that gets stuck in my mind the most for some reason.


~You roll like thunder~

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