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for the others who got the music box--can you access the digital download code yet or still need to wait until midnight :/ 


Feeling so Gatsby for that whole year.

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1 hour ago, ChaoticLipster said:

What makes me laugh is her best review is from Alexis Petridish of the Guardian who normally gives female singers 2 or 3 lol


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A pretty disappointing listen. You can hear what she was trying to do, but it somehow ends up feeling both directionless and contrived. Nothing felt inspired, clever or surprising, which I normally associate with Lorde albums. 

 

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Smaller thoughts/hot takes/etc.: The bonus tracks should have been on the album! Big Star is a sweet song about her dog and I don't understand the hate for it! Secrets From a Girl had so much potential and she blew it (WHAT WAS THAT OUTRO?)! No one told me Lorde is allegedly dating an older man (also the song about him is..... so lukewarm)! Dominoes sounds so Taylor Swift and that's neither a compliment nor a diss, just a thought! How did it take her so long to release something so bland! 

 

I hate to pile on but I feel so disillusioned by her artistry now. Regardless, I'm looking forward to LP4 :creep: Let's hope for a comeback girls

 

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3 hours ago, Party Favor said:

 

anyways, can’t say the criticism of the album is surprising. Rich people singing about their healing journeys and how they’re so lackadaisical cuz life is so ~let’s smoke weed and do nothing~ can only go so far before it reeks of try hard. 
 

 

Eat the Rich :troll:


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10 minutes ago, HunterSThompson said:

A pretty disappointing listen. You can hear what she was trying to do, but it somehow ends up feeling both directionless and contrived. Nothing felt inspired, clever or surprising, which I normally associate with Lorde albums. 

 

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Smaller thoughts/hot takes/etc.: The bonus tracks should have been on the album! Big Star is a sweet song about her dog and I don't understand the hate for it! Secrets From a Girl had so much potential and she blew it (WHAT WAS THAT OUTRO?)! No one told me Lorde is allegedly dating an older man (also the song about him is..... so lukewarm)! Dominoes sounds so Taylor Swift and that's neither a compliment nor a diss, just a thought! How did it take her so long to release something so bland! 

 

I hate to pile on but I feel so disillusioned by her artistry now. Regardless, I'm looking forward to LP4 :creep: Let's hope for a comeback girls

 

exactly my thoughts!!!!!!!  the taste in here :poordat:


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10 hours ago, BluebirdXO said:

What's everyone's top 3 from each record?

 

Mine are:

 

PH - Team, 400 Lux and The Love Club

MD - Hard Feelings/Loveless, Green Light and The Louvre

 

 

Hard Feelings/Loveless is my favorite Lorde track. Judge me

 

PH: Team, Ribs, Buzzcut Season

I'm sorry I truly cannot narrow it down any further for Melodrama: Green Light, The Louvre, Hard Feelings/Loveless, Sober II, Writer In The Dark

SP: The Path, Fallen Fruit, Mood Ring

 

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@melodrama her voice is pitched down! it barely sounds like her other than the inflections which are kind of recognisable. but it's quite cool and does introduce a very epilogue-ish dimension to the deluxe

 


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So, I just finished the first full listen and... yeah

It's a cute record, very nice vocals, but not what I was expecting based on the many descriptions we saw earlier 

 

Here are some quick thoughts I had during the first listen:

  • Secrets from a girl - serving P!nk's Catch 22's airline part
  • The man with the axe - I didn't quite understand who's she's singing to/about - her boyfriend? but then there's that bit about someone w/ lashes and t-shirts who would overtake her...idk
  • (Very sorry to say this and I don't mean any hate, but) Some of the songs are very much lite-NFR - Big Star and Leader of the new regime. I can definitely imagine Lana singing these and actually being on that record
  • Why is she doing so many high vocals
  • Mood swing - could've been more lyrical during the first chorus, there's a lot of empty space and the instrumental is not that exciting
  • Helen of troy - very cute, better than some of the standard tracks
  • Hold no grudge - literally serving Xtina's Genie in the bottle at the beginning and during the verses
  • The melody and vocal performance of Dominoes gave me some Joni Mitchell's Carey vibes
  • Fallen fruit - definitely interesting, though I have no idea what's she's singing about and I paid attention 

So, fave tracks (for now):

Wild at heart (even though I don't like the vocal production (?) during the choruses - they feel very distant), Mood swing (kind of), California

 

Also, I really like the animated cover on Apple Music, it's cute

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Fallen Fruit is that BITCH I was so shook when that bridge came in. The first songs feel like The Path followed by a long interlude before Fallen Fruit.


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10 hours ago, BluebirdXO said:

What's everyone's top 3 from each record?

 

 

PH: buzzcut season, ribs, tennis court

Melodrama: sober, writer in the dark, the louvre

 

not finished with my first listen to SP yet but i think the path & SATNS will prob be in my top 3


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What a fucking sweet album!! I love all songs. It gives me holiday chills.

 

Favorites:

 

The Path

California

Solar Power

Stoned

Fallen Fruit

Dominoes 

 

Thanks to Lorde for saving my summer. ????

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22 minutes ago, Voignamir said:

why is the intro of the path so good and then it turns into solar power 2.0 :noparty:

Ya I would have LOVED for the path to stay as that mysterious, dark and sort of sexy intro with the flute and field noises. It set such an ambiance and environment so quickly too, only for it to just become so bland and sort of one note halfway through. 
 

I think that’s my problem with a lot of the songs, they have a nice build and then either don’t go anywhere or just default back to that same drum slapping acoustic guitar noodling that just sounds extremely pedestrian and…amateur? Idk. I don’t get what sound they were going for. It’s not quite fully folk, but doesn’t lean into any of the sunshine pop or psychedelic pop influences enough. It’s just like at this weird middle line that leaves it sounding like yogurt commercial music. 
 

that being said the path is still my favorite moment by far solely because her vocal performance is great and saves the song. Her delivery is very euphoric and uplifting on the end of that song 

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Well I finished it aaaaand...I think I want to die.

I genuinely like only The Path, Fallen Fruit, Mood Ring and Oceanic Feeling.

 

I wouldn't call the rest bad but Solar Power and Secrets From A Girl are more lively but sound the same and the rest is just watered down and tiring to get through :crai:

 


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