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Olivia Rodrigo – “Brutal” Video

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Aug 23, 2021.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

  2. CyberInferno

    Line below my username Supporter

    that's a hard "nope" from me...made it through the end of the first chorus before turning it off
  3. gbuffers


    She can do no wrong. Album of the year for me.

    So happy to see Dan Nigro at the helm as well.
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  4. strummer


    Obvious joke but the song title couldn't be more appropriate. Hope she also gave songwriting credits to Elvis Costello.
  5. sammyboy516

    Regular Prestigious

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  6. PissinintheWind

    Not Miserable Now

    I stopped at exactly the same spot......just awful!
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  7. mybreakingpoint

    Jon Bunch Forever

    Same spot for me. I’ve wanted to like her other stuff, but this especially did absolutely nothing for me. She’s very talented with a good range, so I’m not sure why she decided to go basically amelodic for this song—that’s usually reserved for those with minimal vocal skills, which is not her.
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  8. strummer


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  9. DrAlanGrant

    Texas Forever

    This song is awesome. Buncha dingus’, the lot of ya.
  10. MacbethSin


    monotone delivery is the ENTIRE VIBE of this song lol

    "where's my fucking teenage dream" is not something you sing with more than 2 notes
  11. scottlechowicz

    Trusted Supporter

    Song is fantastic. Such a tantalizing album opener.
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  12. jeff.dart


    Couldn’t get into her stuff. Fortunately this thread made me realize I’ve never actually checked out Elvis Costello until now and, damn, he’s got some great tunes.
  13. WasteSomeTime


    I’m with what others here have said I just don’t see her appeal. Average voice with average songs. I listened to the album again on the way back home on a road trip and seriously just don’t see the fascination. This song in particular is one of the ones I actually kind of like.
  14. kpatrickwood

    Give what you can. Supporter

    Huge Fefe Dobson vibes from this song/record. God I miss the Feef.
  15. strummer


    Prepare yourself for some of the best melodies you've ever heard. If you need some album recommendations: This Year's Model, Armed Forces, All This Useless Beauty, Brutal Youth.
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  16. jeff.dart


    Thanks! I’ll gladly take those recs.
  17. ItsAndrew

    Prestigious Prestigious

    The song is great and she definitely doesn’t have just an average voice
  18. SuNDaYSTaR


    Wow, that's a name I haven't heard in a long, long time.

    How popular was she in the States back in the days? I've always assumed she only had modest success in Canada.
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  19. Kiana

    Goddamn, man child Prestigious

    Brutal is my favorite song on the album. So glad it got the video treatment!
  20. kpatrickwood

    Give what you can. Supporter

    Ehhh not very. I think the height of her popularity was 03-04 around when her first album came out. She was maybe Simple Plan level popular (if that) for a little bit in the states. From what I understand, she got fucked over when Island records shelved the second album she recorded, and she kinda faded away from there. The record eventually made its way to streaming services a few years ago, and it's a drag because if that same record was released now during this pop punk renaissance thing we're having, I think it'd do really well.
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