August 16, 2020 at 12:12 pm #1203649108
I want the remix to chart so Madonna & Missy can say they’ve had songs on Billboard in 4-5 decades.
I really want “Levitating” to hit the Hot 100 as well.
But quick note, Madonna has charted on Billboard in 2020. Her single “I Don’t Search I Find” hit # 1 on the Dance Club charts earlier this year extending her record for most # 1’s on that chart with 50 chart toppers. It also charted on the Dance/Electronic Songs list.August 27, 2020 at 9:31 pm #1203671187
I’m trying to listen to Club Future Nostalgia, but I just can’t. This is a real stinky pile of dogshit. Now I know why they picked Levitating as the lead single. it’s somehow the most listenable thing on the album.
All I can say is that I appreciate the original album so much more now. Dua needs to stick with Jeff Bhasker and those other producers, NOT The Blessed Madonna!
John's Best of 2020
Best Picture: Soul
Best Director: George Clooney-The Midnight Sky
Best Actor: Chadwick Boseman-Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Best Actress: Viola Davis-Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Best Supporting Actor: Delroy Lindo-Da Five Bloods
Best Supporting Actress: Amanda Seyfried-Mank
Best Original Screenplay: Soul
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Midnight SkyDecember 4, 2020 at 9:35 pm #1203895483
From Entertainment Weekly, #11 best album of the year:
“In a year where the present was the last place we wanted to be, Future Nostalgia felt exactly right: Thirteen tracks of squelchy, squiggly pop designed for a dream world of beach-day carpools and glitter-bombed discotheques, but weirdly amenable to the solo dance-offs in house pants that were our 2020 reality.”December 4, 2020 at 9:36 pm #1203895487
From Rolling Stone, #5 best album of year:
“Lipa’s second album would have been a magnificent disco trip, even in the best of all possible years. But Future Nostalgia was crucial for a year when these beats were as close to the club as fans could get. It’s a rush of uptempo dance glitz, with Lipa twirling the night away in the stilettos of queens like Madonna (“Hallucinate”) or Gloria Gaynor (“Don’t Start Now”) or Olivia Newton-John (“Physical”). “Baby, keep on dancing like you ain’t got a choice,” she commands in “Physical,” and as long as Future Nostalgia keeps playing, you can’t even imagine slowing down.”December 7, 2020 at 10:29 pm #1203902131
Rolling Stone named “Don’t Start Now” the 6th best song of the year:
“It’s not the first sound you hear, but the impossibly plump and agile bass on “Don’t Start Now” is the one that sticks around longest. Crashing Studio 54 into 2020, “Don’t Stop Now” encapsulates the sonic and metaphysical essence of Future Nostalgia — pure, uncut timelessness. It’s perfect for any era, even this one: A song that yearns to be bumped in a packed club, that still boasts a hook that actually made for a perfect Covid quarantine meme: “Don’t show up/Don’t come out.””December 8, 2020 at 11:06 pm #1203904788
8 songs from FN have appeared in Year-End pubblicationsDecember 16, 2020 at 7:03 pm #1203926230
Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone named Future Nostalgia the 16th best album of the year:
“Whatever “New Rules” you brought into 2020, they didn’t take you very far. But Dua responds with the disco glitz of Future Nostalgia, bending a knee to Olivia Newton-John (“Physical”) or Gloria Gaynor (“Don’t Start Now”) or Madonna (“Hallucinate”). She dances through these songs with a pocketful of honey, and her eyes on a tomorrow where we might even look back with future nostalgia for right now. Bonus points for the viral video of Dua and Bernie Sanders discussing health care. I’d love to hear Bernie sing, “I can’t teach your man how to wear his pants.””January 14, 2021 at 1:26 am #1203982735
I think Dua Lipa hasn’t got much personality as a star and she’s lucky to have producers who craft good commercial pop songs; the songs are so catchy (that’s undeniable) and I think she has a nice tone.
She’s not a powerhouse vocalist at all but I don’t mind her voice. Makes a change from the usual indie singers who all sound the same and think they have this unique tone.
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