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    Jay
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    Oh dear, done listening to the album and I don’t know what to say… maybe the reception is understandable after all. 🙁 Some songs are good but the album lacks personality as a result of the dull toned-down folk-ish sound Lorde went for. Some user said she went too far with the sarcasm, which sadly I agree with.

    FYC: 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards

    Billie Eilish: Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Pop Vocal Album

    Arlo Parks: Best Alternative Music Album

    Jazmine Sullivan: Best R&B Album

    Tyler, The Creator: Best Rap Album

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    Loved a lot of the songs on the album. The Path, California, Fallen Fruit, Secrets from a Girl, Dominoes and Oceanic Feeling are highlights. There are a few tracks that I might never love like I loved every track of Melodrama. It seems like the critics are comparing the album against Melodrama rather than other pop albums where 50% of the tracks are a skip and still get high 70s scores.

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    Yes, it’s consistently listenable and pleasant enough throughout. But it’s lacking ambition, sincerity, personality, and so many of the songs sound the same. While Taylor has already done the “pop star goes folk” thing. And Billie just put out a more low-key album than expected. So, she wasn’t gonna get any brownie points from critics for that.

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    If anything I think the critics are being too nice because of memories of Melodrama.

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    I just listened to mood ring with lyrics and…omg😖 quoting Billie Eilish “that shit’s embarrassing”. If the lyrics are satire, that satire is not well done. And if they are not satire…thats even worse😫

    Is she on the joke? Is she actually telling people to go escape to the beach and connect with nature in this album? Like, girl, people have real problems theres a global pandemic going on😑

    I also listen secrets from a girl and that outro is the cringiest thing i ever heard and the rest sounds like a bad Taylor swift song

    I mean, is this the prodigy teen? Is this the same person who wrote melodrama? Is this the best songwriter of her generation? Is this the same person who wrote the beautiful and devastating liability?

    It sounds like an overpriviliged millonaire whos trying to sell us wellness culture, crystals and new age bs and is out of touch with reality

    If anything, the reviews have been too forgiving. This is embarrassing.

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    I just listened to mood ring with lyrics and…omg 😖 quoting Billie Eilish “that shit’s embarrassing”. If the lyrics are satire, that satire is not well done. And if they are not satire…thats even worse 😫

    According to Lorde herself, the song is indeed a satirical take on pseudo-wellness culture. She references indigenous practices being implemented by rich white women in search for peace and spirituality as a way to call out “cultural appropriation”. Though at this point I’m not so sure if she truly understands what cultural appropriation actually is.

    FYC: 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards

    Billie Eilish: Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Pop Vocal Album

    Arlo Parks: Best Alternative Music Album

    Jazmine Sullivan: Best R&B Album

    Tyler, The Creator: Best Rap Album

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    So I decided to relisten Lorde’s past albums (Pure Heroine, Melodrama) and compared them to Solar Power and the downgrade is real and it’s unmistakable. Like wow, what happened.

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    I just listened to the album for the first time. It’s curious because I see a lot of people complaining about Jack Antonoff but the production is my favorite thing by far (although it’s a bit repetitive). Her angelic vocals are beautiful but I miss some of the deep vocals we’ve seen before. And I still need to take a closer look at the lyrics but I think this is far from being her strongest lyrical work. Overall, I’m kinda disappointed but maybe the album will grow on me because I’m definitely taking a few more listens before making a final judgment.

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    Mood Ring is clearly parody/satirical, which seems obvious if you listen to the lyrics before reading some of the reviews.

    Also, “I keep looking at my mood ring – Tell me how I’m feeling” is a metaphor for people looking at their phone/social media all the time. People getting their hot take from the latest trend on social media, rather than thinking for themselves.

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    Honestly, this album improves a lot with repeated listens. The structure I think is the biggest issue with a lot of the songs; they’re often hard to follow and kinda confusing, but the more you listen the more you become accustomed to them. Y’all are seriously reaching with these takes, it’s no Melodrama but it’s certainly not a bad album, at least not so offensively bad that it warrants some of these dramatic lashings. At worst it’s a listenable, if slow and monotonous, album that’s soft on the ears.

    I do wish Secrets from a Girl  didn’t have that outro cause I have to skip that part everytime sorry Robyn💀 I also do not listen to Oceanic Feeling, someone tell her songs sometimes do need any sort of intriguing melody or hook!

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    I definitely don’t think the album is worth trashing. But it’s such a 180 that I get why some are trashing it. However, even compared to most modern psych folk albums or acoustic albums, it’s rather tempered and languid. More than anything, the constant vocal layering and frail attempts at parody is what doesn’t allow the album to click with me. Those things turn it into pleasant enough background music rather than something that draws you in. It’s a cute, pleasant listen. It’s just unless you’re a Lorde stan, there’s not a ton of reason to keep returning to it.

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    After nearly two days of listening, I’ve grown to like the album. I feel like I’ve been a little harsh with it because of how absolutely disappointed I was when I first heard it. It wasn’t because I was expecting another melo or anything, but it didn’t live upto the standard it set. Anyway, “The Path” is a gorgeous opener, really sets the mood for the whole album. “Oceanic feeling” is another highlight in her discography and overall, this is the sort of album that I’d put on on a long drive with friends. It doesn’t blow you away, but it’s a pleasant enough listen and some songs really took a long time to click and need you to be in a certain headspace to get them but it might be worth it.

    I’ve so many thoughts about individual songs but I’ve been rambling on Reddit for so long about them lmao, I’m just gonna say it’s become a solid 7 to me now. It’s definitely a grower. I’d classify it as one of the better albums from this year but by Lorde’s standards, it’s still a huge fall and I hope she takes cognisance of this fact and makes a better album next time.

    My ranking:

    1. Oceanic Feeling (Discography highlight): 10/10
    2. The Path: 9/10
    3. Fallen Fruit: 9/10
    4. California: 8/10
    5. The Man with The Axe: 8/10
    6. Mood Ring: 7/10
    7. Dominoes: 6.5/10
    8. Solar Power: 6/10
    9. SATNS: 6/10
    10. Leader of a new regime: 5/10
    11. SFAG(WSIA): 4/10
    12. Big Star: 2/10 (No hate to Pearl, but this is really bad)

    Also, mood ring vinyl version is so superior. If she put that on the album, it’d be top-3 for me.

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    The speaking portion of Secrets from a Girl makes me SOB

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    Solar Power will experience a Solar Eclipse come Grammy nomination day.

    I think this got lost 😭

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    the album really is a grower for me. when I first listened to it, I honestly didn’t like any song that much. by now I absolutely ADORE, I‘d say, half of the songs. the path, fallen fruits, california, mood ring and stoned at the nail salon are my faves. but still, the first lorde album where I don’t like all the songs.

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