March 22, 2021 at 9:43 am #1204150797
Here i come to give a negative opinion on the album, haha. I’m quite shocked to be basically the first one to not really like it that much, during my first listen i gave it a 6.4 because it sounded so repetitive and unoriginal, the lyrics felt recycled and basic (what’s up with “candle in the wind”, change it up). Really did not like Wild At Heart, as i said, it sounds unoriginal, i know it has samples of previous songs, but it really does not sound like a new one either, it just sounds like Love Song, HTD and Hope. White Dress was my favorite by far during that first listen, it sounded perfect, the messy vocals, the autobiographic lyrics and topics, it felt like the most original and well thought song on the album. After a few more listens i do quite like it, but not more than a 7/10, Not Those Who Wander Are Lost is one of my favorites, it’s very beautiful and sweet, White Dress is the best for me, Lana has this really great way of writing opening tracks, and the title track is the other one i really like, don’t get the love for Tulsa Jesus Freak, i guess it may be because it’s the most upbeat song on the album, but to me it’s basically Diet Mountain Dew, just boring, simple, unimpressive lyrics. Same thoughts on Wild At Heart, Yosemite had me hyped and it didn’t quite live up to the expectations, it’s good and cute, but it gets quite boring fast, For Free is sweet, but forgettable. My problem with the album as a whole is that lyrically it has nothing new or exciting, even when Lana wrote about her daddies it felt like she had something to say, this time i don’t see originality, NFR! is what it is because it’s full of great lyrics, quotes and phrases (just the opening line sets you up to what the album has), but Chemtrails is too tamed and sonically unexciting, at this point i put it on the bottom 3 of Lana’s albums with Born To Die and Lust For Life. Ultraviolence continues to be her all time best and no one can argue that with me, if you think differently i don’t care, Ultraviolence is heaven and hell.
This is a an album that is growing on you. I think most of the songs refer to her pre-2012 life and she is inspired by specific incidents of her life at the time.March 23, 2021 at 8:55 am #1204152761This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.March 23, 2021 at 1:37 pm #1204153437
I think she’s always trying new things and genres. She’s not putting the same thing over and over again.March 23, 2021 at 2:29 pm #1204153524
Love Chemtrails. Not as good as Norman.. but still a great listen. This year hasn’t picked up, so I will keep it in my AOTY predictions.
FYC: Grammys 2022
ROTY, SOTY, Pop Solo: willow
Pop Album: evermore
Pop Duo: evermore w Bon Iver
Rap Song/ Melodic Rap: closure
Dance Recording: long story short
Remix Recording: Love Story (elvira)
Country Solo/Country Song: cowboy like me
Country Duo: You All Over Me w Marren Morris
American Roots Perf/Song: ivy
Gospel Per: epiphany (live)
Rock Perf/Song: ‘tis the damn season
Music Video: willow
Music Film: folklore studio sessionsMarch 23, 2021 at 4:11 pm #1204153725
I didn’t like the album. White Dress and Tulsa Jesus Freak, as well as the closing track are probably stand out songs but overall it’s not the kind of exciting music Lana is capable of making. I found it somewhat interesting lyrically, but the musicality was bland and disappointing, far from the glorious Ultraviolence or even NFR! days.
FYC | Best music this season:
Arlo Parks - Collapsed In Sunbeams
St. Vincent - Daddy's Home
Jazmine Sullivan - Heaux Tales
Tyler, The Creator - Call Me If You Get Lost
Wolf Alice - Blue WeekendMarch 23, 2021 at 6:50 pm #1204154056
Never got the hype for Ultraviolence. It’s so overdone and overproduced. Honeymoon is so much better.March 23, 2021 at 8:49 pm #1204154343This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.March 23, 2021 at 10:21 pm #1204154492
Unlikely to happen, but I’d like for her to give BTD sound another try. Summertime Sadness did really become a hit in the U.S. But I don’t think she’s chasing commercial success at this point. And in any case it’s just a shame that she’s forced to compete in the pop categories.
She is not a pop star. She had pop crossover early in her career, but right now she’s really not a popstar and unfair for her to compete there with the heavy hitters.March 25, 2021 at 9:45 pm #1204158667
Unlikely to happen, but I’d like for her to give BTD sound another try. Summertime Sadness did really become a hit in the U.S. But I don’t think she’s chasing commercial success at this point. And in any case it’s just a shame that she’s forced to compete in the pop categories. She is not a pop star. She had pop crossover early in her career, but right now she’s really not a popstar and unfair for her to compete there with the heavy hitters.
I’m sorry, but when you do pop, you compete in pop and not because you’re a “heavy hitter.” Lana’s music is clearly pop genre, so, what’s the point here?
If your claim is any valid, that means Rina, Charli, Jessie Ware, and other non-heavy-hitter pop singers should compete in other countries i.e. GENRE FRAUD.March 25, 2021 at 9:55 pm #1204158708This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.March 25, 2021 at 10:39 pm #1204158821
Nothing on Chemtrails is pop ..literally nothing and it’s very obvious that pop voters look for pop culture + radio hits when they vote in pop so it’s pretty weird to have Lana compete in pop when she’s an alternative artist through and through.
Had you said “Folk” or “Americana,” I’d say fine. Chemtrails is not “Alternative.” You can’t have this competing with Bjork and David Byrne.March 25, 2021 at 10:54 pm #1204158877This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.March 25, 2021 at 11:33 pm #1204159013
Will Lana be able to write a better opening than NFR!’s first two verses? I don’t think.
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.