Taylor Swift - Lover (August 23, 2019) Album • Page 118

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Garrett L., Apr 25, 2019.

  1. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    I love that little background vocal hook. So simple, but so infectious. I think the ways she holds back on this album are a lot of the moments I appreciate the most. Not taking "The Archer" to full tilt; letting "Soon You'll Get Better" stay really small and vulnerable; being super patient about the build on "Daylight."
     
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  2. Kiana

    Goddamn, man child Prestigious

    Omg you all and your ranking and tiers!!

    I agree that the simplicity on this album is nice. I think that's some of what is relating to me a lot. I relate to her big dramatic productions too ... But idk there is something so pleasant about the simple straightforward vulnerable songwriting. I could be totally off base like of course idk her, but it gives this album a very genuinely content and okay with herself feel that I haven't gotten from her past records. Like with reputation I enjoyed many aspects of it but never rly felt or bought the "Im over this! I swear I'm over this!! Channel the snake!!" Thing. But this album rings much more... Earnest? To me. Like I now actually believe she is content and happy lol Idk words are hard lol. Like the album is equivalent to a rly nice happy deep breath.
     
  3. Matt Chylak

    I can always be better, so I'll always try. Supporter

    Except "The Archer" would've been wayyyy better if she took it there. That whole song is built around the build.
     
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  4. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    I disagree. I think it would clash with the vulnerability of the lyrics. I don’t feel like that particular song needs a big catharsis.
     
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  5. Kiana

    Goddamn, man child Prestigious

    The Archer has the same aspect I enjoy about Sad Beautiful Tragic. In the way that the songs have restraint and just come off so simple and vulnerable.

    /Say simple and vulnerable one more time
     
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  6. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    "Sad, Beautiful, Tragic" is so underappreciated. I love that song.
     
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  7. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    It's also probably because I will go to to my goddamn grave as a true believer in the album as a form. So variety is crucial. Some long songs and big productions. Some simple moments and tension that doesn't resolve. Up songs. Down songs. Balance.
     
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  8. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    It's definitely comforting to know that she shares this belief.
     
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  9. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    Very much so.

    Meanwhile, someone needs to get her to evangelize Sheryl Crow about it.
     
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  10. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    No doubt about that. That new Crow record was an odd listen, and it’s supposedly her last?
     
  11. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    I've heard such intriguingly mixed things, which, tbh, is kinda awesome for someone who's played it fairly conservative of late.

    And yeah she's on that train of "nobody listens to albums anymore, so I'll just make songs"
     
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  12. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    It’s not bad by any means, and there are some really awesome collabs on it. Just kind of a weird collection of songs and guests.

    Ugh. No quicker way for an artist to lose me than to say “I’m just going to release singles now.”
     
  13. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    Especially one who made Sheryl Crow and The Globe Sessions.
     
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  14. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    I was walking with a ghost Supporter

    I think it's that she's discouraged by the music industry and I can't blame her

    but yeah she sounds great but 17 tracks with over 20 other artists and an hour and 15 minutes is a lot
     
  15. FTank

    Trusted Prestigious

    I do agree with this
     
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  16. Anna Acosta

    Listen to Staircase Spirits. Moderator

    this summed up why I love that song much better than I did tbh, it didn't feel petty (to me) bc it felt genuine
     
  17. bobby_runs

    where would i be if i was my brain Supporter

    I wonder what her first weeks numbers would have been if “Me!” Wasn’t on the album.....

    It’s not like she needed it to get to 1 million.
     
  18. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    the new Sheryl Crow album is trash, is that what we're talking about in here? The Stevie and Maren song is great though
     
  19. Rowan5215

    Can I measure your tree?

    hi never got into Taylor that much but "Cruel Summer" is very possibly the best song I've heard all year

    I DON'T WANNA KEEP SECRETS JUST TO KEEP YOU!
     
  20. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    And Tuesday Night Music Club!

    Hopefully she sees the light. Not that long ago, Third Eye Blind were going to give up on albums and just release singles and EPs. But lo and behold, there’s a full-length out this fall.

    I get why artists from that era are discouraged, but I don’t think the problem is the album format; the problem is they found success in genres that aren’t super popular anymore and radio formats that don’t exist anymore. You’re not going to fix that by just releasing singles and ditching albums. That’s essentially just punishing the fans you do have in pursuit of the fans you’re probably not going to get anyway.

    As for the album, it’s way too much. Trimming some of it down would help a lot. I really like the Maren/Stevie, Stapleton, and Isbell tracks though.
     
  21. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    Let's all revisit this today

     
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  22. Garrett L.

    Moderator Moderator

    Listening to Soon You’ll Get Better on the train from Rome to Venice with my mom was an unexpected cry in public.
     
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  23. Kiana

    Goddamn, man child Prestigious

    I feel personally victimized that we didn't get Cruel Summer as our light breezy song of summer single with cute summer video. I swear she hates me. I'd love to be driving in the sunshine and have that song pop up on the radio. Like yes I can play it myself but it's not the same!!
     
  24. Kiana

    Goddamn, man child Prestigious

    I think @Anna Acosta mentioned it earlier, but as someone who has been in a toxic/abusive relationship in the past I could srsly dance around to I Forgot That You Existed all day
     
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