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i still don't get the obsession with california.  like to me the vocals sound messy and out of tune, song's nice i guess but i don't get that people genuinely think it's the best on the album?  hope still has that title (and is one of her best songs ever)

 

also on an album that traded bridges for musical outros it weirdly lacks both... choices:toofunny:

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i still don't get the obsession with california.  like to me the vocals sound messy and out of tune, song's nice i guess but i don't get that people genuinely think it's the best on the album?  hope still has that title (and is one of her best songs ever)

 

For me I just like her vocals in the chorus. The layering sounds so good and the way she sings sounds desperate and it's one of the only parts of the album where we hear that old style of hers, the same way Ultraviolence had it. 

The verses of california are trash.

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For me I just like her vocals in the chorus. The layering sounds so good and the way she sings sounds desperate and it's one of the only parts of the album where we hear that old style of hers, the same way Ultraviolence had it. 

The verses of california are trash.

honestly i felt the exact opposite!  i hate the chorus layering but think the verses are alright.  personally it feels messy since none of them are all that well tuned but i do agree the layered vocals are more UV than her other work


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I still think that NFR is tied with LFL for weakest title track, lyrically at least

 

My personal ranking of title tracks:

Born to Die

Honeymoon

Ultraviolence

Lust for Life

Norman Fucking Rockwell

 


If by not 'up to par' you mean distilling the worst elements that only kind of work in songs, sure. I could put a dictionary audiobook on shuffle and put it to an instrumental of old money and some of y'all would still be saying it's 50/50 lmfao.

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The Greatest has a horrible, stupid outro. There, I said it.

 

I honestly went from thinking it was one of the few great songs on this album, to think it's one of the most annoying ones. The vocal arrangement/progression is a mess, it sounds hella compressed, but also I hate how she mumbles the lyrics in the two verses (and that "and I'm waaaaaaaaaasted"). The guitar solo/instrumental climax sounds flat too, it lacks bass as well.

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The Greatest has a horrible, stupid outro. There, I said it.

lol I remember hearing and thinking "ok, it's enough. End it". It even gives me anxiety, I'm always "now it will end, now it will end...". That was so unecessary  :awkney2: I tend to skip sometimes.


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The Greatest has a horrible, stupid outro. There, I said it.

The outro, specifically the terminal piano part, initially annoyed me too. Then I sort of rationalized it (see below). TG grew on me (I guess from initially annoying to interesting, but definitely not my top tier for the album).

 

I honestly went from thinking it was one of the few great songs on this album, to think it's one of the most annoying ones. The vocal arrangement/progression is a mess, it sounds hella compressed, but also I hate how she mumbles the lyrics in the two verses (and that "and I'm waaaaaaaaaasted"). The guitar solo/instrumental climax sounds flat too, it lacks bass as well.

"Hella compressed" : The beginning of it, on my equipment/ripping, has some noticeable overamplification (fuzzing). Other than that I don't really notice its compression, maybe because most pop is "hella compressed", but I wonder if TG stands out as being the most compressed song on NFR.

 

lol I remember hearing and thinking "ok, it's enough. End it". It even gives me anxiety, I'm always "now it will end, now it will end...". That was so unecessary  :awkney2: I tend to skip sometimes.

 

TG's piano getting really tinny at the end, with the repetition of the piano motif and final resolution (tonally speaking) musically reminds me of the death rattle of a terminally-ill patient taking their last breaths. Not that I think that will make you like the end of the song any better, but the way you worded your comment about it seemed very poignant to me.

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Even tho it’s not a bad song, I wouldn’t have missed Bartender if it was cut from the album.

 

Also, I think I like the alternate version of Fuck it I Love You more than the video version. Before I liked the video version more... but now I feel like the other version is a bit better.

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I never listened to NFR after September

 

I've listened to like 3-4 songs from it since the end of September. But I relate to this comment a lot.  :toofunny:

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I hope Lana doesn't diss any celebs in her future work because not only does it make the song age like milk because of her fake woke stance, but because it just sours the song in general.


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Everyone: *hates the outro of TG*

 

Jack Antonoff: “The end just went on forever.… We were, like, ‘What if we just keep saying things?’”

 

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I love Cinnamon Girl and it doesn't aged like milk for me and I actually like the album cover of NFR! (without the text)


' I think I need to add that song, "Dealer ", where I'm just screaming my head off. People don't know what it sounds like when I yell. And I do yell.':scream:

And she finally did:gurl:

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with a few exceptions (such as the amazing Hope... and a couple others) i hate how lazy lana's songwriting/lyricism has become. don't get me wrong, i know she's always had her moments and that's fine - a good song is a good song and sometimes it's more fun for music to be catchy and addictive and create an atmosphere than to act as a lyrical masterpiece. but still, there are so many songs that just make me wince because of how little effort i can tell was put into the lyrics.

 

take California for example - i have lots of problems with the track, but the lyrics are probably my biggest. "if you come back to america you should just hit me up" is just.... bland, low effort and sounds like something you might text to a friend. "faster than my fastest cars" is a horrible lyric that - and i'm sorry to be so negative - sounds like something a 9 year old boy who's obsessed with cars might write for an elementary school homework project. like... of ALL the things you could've written lana you choose to write that??  :awkney:

 

i also hate how she rhymes "mind" with "mind" on FIILY lmao. it's a minor nitpick but again, so lazy. The Greatest is one of my absolute favourite lana songs EVER and i'm so so so happy we have it, but i definitely hate how often she repeats the same lines because, i assume, she was too lazy and unbothered to try think anything else up.

 

however, this isn't a NFR exclusive thing at all. in fact, the title track, Hope, MAC, and a couple others i really really REALLY love lyrically. this album has some of her finest lyrical moments. this has been a bit of a theme with lana for a little while. just look at Freak - those lyrics are awful. lana has an abundance of songs with lazy writing. i just wish she'd refine her lyrical work a little more before recording i guess  :defeated:


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My admiration for an artist as a person directly affects the way I appreciate his art (I can't dissociate myself). And lately, I don't feel like listening to Lana (Which I did every day). She became uninteresting to me for a few reasons. And I feel very bad about that...

 

Same, except I don't feel bad, 'cos it's all her fault. 


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