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Okay, so my first little listening party with myself is done, here are my thoughts!

 

The Path is a solid opener! Btw the intro with the guitar makes me think of When The World Was At War. Love that flute! :grinds:

- Solar Power is still kinda meh to me. Not that it's a non-danceable song. I could def dance along to it even though it's not really my piece of... jam.

-  A handful of people called California "horrible" etc, it's not that bad. But the lyrics chorus could have been a lot better than that same line over and over :noparty: Boring. Other than that; I like it. I think.

- "Secrets" sounds like a song that would play in the beginingng of a 00's childrens/tween movie. Kinda Disney-ish.

- The Man With The Axe.... Not sure what to say or to think. Other than imo it's a A VERY COCC-esque track soundwise.

. Umm... not really feeling Dominoes with the first & second listen. (Had to replay it, bcs I zoned out and forgot to pay attention to it the first time listening lmao.)

- Mood Ring - the album highlight (so far) for me. Along with Fallen Fruit, which I instantly liked. :dance:
- Big Star will be a grower... I can feel it.:flutter:

- Leader Of A New Regime doesnt't really deserve all the hate. Not the worst song ever.

- Sort of wierd but despite me liking "Stoned" before, it feels like I no longer care for it, now when the album's out? Lol

- Not sure of what to think of "Ocean Feeling" yet. Except; the drums makes me think of the song Umbrella and atleast the outro's interesting.

 

 

The fact that the bonus tracks will not be available on streaming devices (right?:cuteface:) is such a bummer, ugh.:crossed:

+ I wish the album had been released sooner. It's obvioulsy such a a summer album, and where I live it's bascially autumn now ?
I'll probably be back revisiting Melodrama instead of SP for the rest of the year, I fear.

 

so, I think SP is a okay album. Not bad, but not great either. Yet. It'll probably(/hopefully) grow on me.

My current top 3 are The Path, Fallen Fruit and Mood Ring, it seems.


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4 minutes ago, 13beachess said:

I wish the album had been released sooner. It's obvioulsy such a a summer album, and where I live it's bascially autumn now ?
I'll probably be back revisiting Melodrama instead of SP for the rest of the year, I fear

Ikr...it would've been so much better if it had been released on the summer solstice, preceded by the title track


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So having heard the whole thing… it’s not bad. Secrets of a Girl is by far my fav, including the Robyn outro. It’s super cute and cheesy but in the best way. 
 

The string of songs after that tho, dominoes, leader of a new regime, big star, and then one other one that has a name I can’t even remember, they are boring skips. 

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9 hours ago, Mike Dean is a god said:

Not lorde giving us Catholic Psychedelic Synth Folk before lana….  Anyways after listening to this glorious record Jack really owes us an apology for putting out chemtrails with rank production when he could do THIS. Absolutely unacceptable 

I totally agree! I believe Jack can do amazing things sometimes; I loved his work actually on Violet. He can make some beautiful soundscapes. Chemtrails would have been gorgeous with production like Solar Power… 


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The only oceanic feeling that I get from Oceanic Feeling is that I'd like to drown in the nearest ocean after listening to that almost 7 minute long CATASTROPHE


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Okay, so I've been listening to the album today and I just have to say.. I'm underwhelmed. I sort of expected this based on what critics & users here were saying, but it's just kind of sad considering this was 4 years in the making. That's not to say it's a bad album per se, it just doesn't live up to her past two works. I think because we all had high expectations based on her previous two albums, both of which were stellar, that's probably why this album falls short in comparison. I'm not sure that I'd give any song on this album anything beyond an 8/10 or even a 7. I've only listened to the album 5 times through, and I think my favourite track is California. I'll give it a few more listens over the next few days before I come back with full thoughts to see if it begins to grow on me, but for right now, I'm just a tad disappointed. This record lacked a true "Wow" moment for me, and that seems to be the case for others as well x


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58 minutes ago, Elle said:

Okay, so I've been listening to the album today and I just have to say.. I'm underwhelmed. I sort of expected this based on what critics & users here were saying, but it's just kind of sad considering this was 4 years in the making. That's not to say it's a bad album per se, it just doesn't live up to her past two works. I think because we all had high expectations based on her previous two albums, both of which were stellar, that's probably why this album falls short in comparison. I'm not sure that I'd give any song on this album anything beyond an 8/10 or even a 7. I've only listened to the album 5 times through, and I think my favourite track is California. I'll give it a few more listens over the next few days before I come back with full thoughts to see if it begins to grow on me, but for right now, I'm just a tad disappointed. This record lacked a true "Wow" moment for me, and that seems to be the case for others as well x

Listen to the bonus tracks! Hold No Grudge sounds like a blend of this record + Melodrama and Helen of Troy has a nice melody! They made me like Solar Power a little bit more

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when eclipse first said “stoner album” i was so excited! i set my expectations for like beach house realness. but listening back to the album today in the sun it resonated a lot differently. it’s FOR SURE a grower

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5 hours ago, Glitter Boy said:

The Man with the Axe - 10

 

YES. A standout. I honestly love the melody on it. I think it's one of her strongest tbh. 

 

1 hour ago, Elle said:

but it's just kind of sad considering this was 4 years in the making.

 

I feel like if this album had come out when SP was written (2019) we'd have a very different feeling towards it. This would've been a stellar 2 year follow-up to Melodrama, but underwhelming for a "comeback" moment. 


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kinda rando but stoned really hits different at 3 in the morning. It was kinda on loop when I was on vacation and just staying up all night and watching the sunrise on the beach. It’s an insomnia song :gurl: I do think this album could have befitted from an early summer release


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