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Did you know that there's a tunnel under Ocean Blvd - Poll  

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  1. 1. What are your favourite tracks from Did you know that there's a tunnel under Ocean Blvd?

    • The Grants
    • Did you know that there's a tunnel under Ocean Blvd
    • Sweet
    • A&W
    • Judah Smith Interlude
    • Candy Necklace (feat. Jon Batiste)
    • Jon Batiste Interlude
    • Kintsugi
    • Fingertips
    • Paris, Texas (feat. SYML)
    • Grandfather please stand on the shoulders of my father while he's deep-sea fishing
    • Let The Light In (feat. Father John Misty)
    • Margaret (feat. Bleachers)
    • Fishtail
    • Peppers (feat. Tommy Genesis)
    • Taco Truck x VB

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i can't even express how much i love this album at this point :trisha: every day another song finds its way into my top tracks and yet i can't even pick 2 or 3 or even 5 favourites :crai:


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2 hours ago, margaret soty said:

I like Fishtail, but it's like a demo... sorry. I think Lana could have done better with that song. 😭

Pretty sure that’s point and very intentional. Kinda like that rough industrial sound at the end of A&W.


Her voice goes in and out loud and quiet on fishtail. The beat too if you listen carefully. I kinda want an audio crackling but I think that would be too much lol. 

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Just now, evalionisameme said:

The dislikers are right about Candy necklace because like her earlier work it features an original composition and evolves her work without using recycled stems 10+ times :yawn:

do you ever stop :usrs:

...just you and me feeling the heat even when the sun goes down...

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16 minutes ago, Jared said:

Candy Necklace is a copy and paste, by the numbers, low effort snooze fest. It sounds like a discarded demo from 2012, so it's not a surprise that the fans like it so much. But the fact that she went into the studio with Jon Batiste and came out with this is hilarious.

I think that your dislike towards the song mainly stems from the fact that this masterpiece of a song wasn’t produced by jack :oopna:



𝑳𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒃𝒆𝒂𝒖𝒕𝒊𝒇𝒖𝒍 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒅𝒐𝒏'𝒕 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒂 𝒄𝒍𝒖𝒆

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kinda weird that Candy Necklace was the last song she put on the album and now it gets the first music video and will probably be the next single

so it's not like this song is just an album filler, i guess it was planned for LDR10, maybe even as a lead single, but she seemed to have changed her plans at the last minute (that's why the video comes so late)

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1 minute ago, WildMustang said:

Did she re-record some parts of VB ?

Since it’s VB’s earlier version, some vocal takes may be different 


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6 minutes ago, Deadly Nightshade said:

I think that your dislike towards the song mainly stems from the fact that this masterpiece of a song wasn’t produced by jack :oopna:


Very much doubt it because I love Zach Dawes & Drew Erickson songs. Candy Necklace is just an uninspired song.

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1 hour ago, Offtotheraces01 said:

Anyone peep the date on the film test said 3/21? So this was very recent, who knows how soon it’ll come. I low key feel there may be more than one music video

Funny because for the same reason I feel like there will be only one video :bebe:

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21 minutes ago, Harry Nilsson said:

if Grammys were fair (but we know they aren't)

I think the Grammys have been pretty fair to Lana. I think she should she gotten more nominations but when she does something right and well, they have nominated her. Tbh 2019 was such stacked year anyone could have taken it 

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No one will care but here's my in depth review of each song on the album :silly:


The Grants - 6/10: I didn't really pay much attention to this song when it got released but it has grown on me quite a lot. The piano is very nice. I strongly dislike the gospel choir at the beginning, it just doesn't fit and I think the song needed to begin more smoothly? It suits the ending though. The lyrics are good but it does feel slightly repetitive, but I do like the lyrics towards the end where she sings "rocky mountain high" and then you get a big build up. It's an okay song with a good message


Ocean Blvd - 3/10: Ya'll are gonna hate me but I just can't get into this one. It's flat, boring and just...same old? It feels like a continuation of LMLYLAW. Poor choice for a single. It doesn't 'stick' for me? I do like some of the lyrics but it's not enough for a 10/10 rating


Sweet - 8/10: I really like this one. I love how the melody is reminiscent of Wait For Life and RBFY, and it quite literally is sweet. I get very vintage romance vibes from this song and the orchestral parts are gorgeous and full. I also like how the verses and melody shifts throughout the song. There's many different layers to it


A&W - 7/10: I like the verses. They're so real, especially the first verse. I like the mix of piano and guitar in the beginning and gives a 90's grunge-lite vibe. The lyrics are great and tells an interesting perspective. The shift from the guitar/piano to the trap beat is interesting. It doesn't switch too abruptly which is nice as the song gently seeps into a dark yet atmospheric abyss


Judah Smith Interlude - 5/10: Ya'll probably know how I feel about this Christian bum, but I'll try to be unbiased. The instrumental itself is actually really good. I love it, actually. It's slightly sinister but also very beautiful? I just can't get past the shouting or the background laughter, it's too distracting for me. It's not something you can't really play out loud in front of people without getting weird looks. I just hope we can get the instrumental without the sermon at some point


Candy Necklace - 10/10: When I first heard this one, I was almost reduced to tears. It's tragic but pretty. I didn't really expect it to be so sad sounding based on the Rockerfeller snippet we got, but nevertheless, it's great. I do feel like the 'young and restless' part is a bit too repetitive and I wish we got different lyrics for that. Just something more thought provoking? Anyway this song is one of my favourites from the album, and I enjoyed Jon's part in the end. His voice goes well with Lana's


Jon Batiste Interlude - 6/10: Instrumental? Great. Love it. I don't mind the talkative parts, but it sounds too abrupt for me. I think it's just a sensory issue on my part. I do like how Jon's part sounds like the background vocals in the BTD album, it feels like a very subtle throwback which is nice


Kintsugi - 10/10: I love this one. It's pretty, emotional and sullen with a hint of hope. The lyrics are very raw and I like how even though the lyrics are somewhat sad, Lana tries to find the light in the dark. I have an appreciation for that kind of lyricism when done right. The meaning of the song itself is very nice, and I think the title 'Kintsugi' was a perfect choice. I adore how this song builds up and it reminds me a little bit of HIADT, especially when Lana references her dad. It's personal and real. Her vocals were gorgeous too


Fingertips - 8/10: I feel like this song isn't very popular on here, but I adore it. Even though the melody itself is a bit disjointed and there's no real structure, I think that's what makes this song so unique to the rest in the album. The lyricism is right up there with HIADT. I'd even go further and say that this one tops it. Lana gets real and pours her truth and past without shame and I appreciate that. The orchestral parts are beautiful and it builds up with opulence and then slowly collapses with each line Lana sings. Lana's vocals sound very Disney princess-y in this song


Paris, Texas - 10/10: I've always been a big fan of SYML, so I'm used to his piano playing and it felt very familiar to me and Lana's voice really suits his style. It's a simple song, but it's filled with carefree visuals of a person with wanderlust. It's nice and calming and Lana's vocals are very soft and sweet. The melody instantly got stuck in my head when I first heard it


Grandfather - 10/10: I said this before but the piano reminds me of the music in the movie in Coraline which is quite funny but I think that adds a bit of innocence to it? Lana's vocals are exceptionally clear and bold in this song. The lyrics are interesting and carefree and the music is powerful


Let The Light In - 6/10: I think someone said on here that the beginning sounds a lot like Hotel California and I have to agree and it's actually a nice touch. I will say that when I first heard this song, I was quite underwhelmed, especially since I've had high expectations for a Lana x FJM collab for years now. I think the quality of the vocals didn't blend well? Lana's vocals sound full but FJM's sounds quite tinny and weak? So that was a bit 'meh'. The melody is okay but sounds all too familiar in the world of folk. It's not a terrible song though, and I think the song reaches it's peak towards the end where Lana's voice gets higher and harmonizes smoothly with FJM's voice. I think I need more time with this one


Margaret - 9/10: I didn't think I would like this one because I find it a bit cringe when singers write about their friends and stuff, but the message is nice. The melody really sticks and it just sounds great. It did take me a few listens to fully appreciate it. The additional vocals of Jack (I think that's him?) was quite good and went well with Lana's voice


Fishtail - 9/10: I love the lyrics to this song and the melody is great. The use of autotune was actually really good and fairly subtle. It was a nice change of pace. I will say that I wasn't a fan of the overall quality. Lana's voice sounds quite muffled which is a pet peeve of mine and I don't know why it's just on this song it appears like this but whatever


Peppers - 5/10: I'm not a fan of Tommy, or of rap in general. Very bleh. Her part just sounds 'off'? Lana's parts were cute though and the lyrics are cool. The song didn't really wow me though. I do quite like the ending part around the 2:52 mark to 3:15. I think I need more time with this one


Taco Truck x VB - 8/10: I've said this before but the very beginning reminds me of a Metallica song so that was cool. It's quite different from the usual. This song feels very NFR and I love the VB throwback. The verses give me an early Lana vibe when she intertwines the Spanish vernacular with the lyrics. I love her Lanita persona lol. The shift between Taco Truck and VB is so smooth and it goes very well


Overall this album gets an 7.5/10 for me. I'll do my Lana album ranking at some point :w8ing:

The Paramount sign sparkling, sparkling just for me ♡

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