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Deformed Church
May 12, 2012

5'5", IQ 81




I'll add Back to December to that list if we're doing picks from her best album, Speak Now. Her newer, stronger voice will probably smash The Story Of Us and Haunted, too.

My understanding is that it really is a re-record rather than any significant re-tool, but I'm interested to see how the self-titled comes out. Her voice and style changed so much just from there to Fearless, I do wonder whether she'll try to re-capture the country thing (and do a better job at it) or go with something a little closer to her later work.

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Mr Ice Cream Glove
Apr 22, 2007
"If you put a hamburger in the toaster it'll say Happy Birthday."




Jpop supergroup k/da released an EP and it is INCREDIBLE

Features Kim Petra

https://youtu.be/xoWxv2yZXLQ

Just all bangers

QuickbreathFinisher
Sep 28, 2008

by reading this post you have agreed to form a gay socialist micronation.


Britney dropped a new single on her birthday, an outtake from Glory, and it's really good. I hope her legal poo poo is progressing and this awful arrangement can end so she can start recording and performing again (if that's what she wants to do if I was her I might just want to be done with it altogether)

Anyway Swimming In The Stars is nice

DC Murderverse
Nov 10, 2016

"Tell that to Zod's snapped neck!"



I've started listening to Folklore a bunch and man the songwriting is top tier on this album. August has moments where it sounds straight off of a Girls album, Mirrorball is so shoegaze, stuff like The 1 and Last Great American Dynasty are more mature and interesting versions of the songs that Taylor's made her entire career, and Seven and My Tears Ricochet are both excellent bummer songs. Even the minor songs are still leagues better than most people could do on a good day

Deformed Church posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poaP-o8klRM

It's not as synthy or poppy as their other stuff but it's still really good!

If you do like their other stuff, they've also compiled their couple of recent EPs and a miscellaneous singles into a full album, We Don't Stop. Nothing new but it's a lot of really fantastic tracks all in one place.

this song is also really good, I was disappointed that it didn't sound more like Joan of Arc at first but it sounds like a modern cover of a 50s song that a rock band would play at the prom, in the best way.

Mr Ice Cream Glove
Apr 22, 2007
"If you put a hamburger in the toaster it'll say Happy Birthday."




gently caress YES

https://twitter.com/taylorswift13/status/1337020334122397697?s=20

Shneak
Mar 6, 2015

"Doctor, listen to me and listen to me closely.
You're gonna witness all the days..."




I'm somehow more blindsided by a second surprise album drop than I was for the first. folklore is my favourite Taylor Swift album and my AOTY so it's going to need to be perfect to usurp the throne.

DC Murderverse
Nov 10, 2016

"Tell that to Zod's snapped neck!"



Shneak posted:

I'm somehow more blindsided by a second surprise album drop than I was for the first. folklore is my favourite Taylor Swift album and my AOTY so it's going to need to be perfect to usurp the throne.

Yeah like I said I went through Folklore a bunch more over the last few weeks and I was just marveling at it and how much everyone lived it and how much AotY recognition itís getting and how everyone seems to have a different favorite song

And now sheís just got another one? Itís insane. I almost feel like it canít be as good but when Emotion Side B came out as the follow up to the best album in the world it was mostly bangers too. Maybe this will just be more greatness.

Qwezz
Dec 19, 2010



I'm feeling some good vibrations!

The Lakes is my #1 swift song ever since I heard it. The whole album is magnificent, and my aoty as well, but The Lakes takes it to a whole other level for me. A level so high it dwarfs everything else. Tomorrow is gonna be good day I am sure.

Axel Serenity
Sep 27, 2002



Goddamn. I only just got my folklore vinyls in the mail, and now she's doing this?! I still need time to process

LionArcher
Mar 29, 2010




Two songs in and holy poo poo sheís still killing it. WTF Taylor.

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010

CUTEST IN THE WORLD
QUEEN OF THE SIMPS
RARITY-CHAN





4 songs in and this is ridic godammit

e: Holy poo poo the HAIM collab is insane

Rarity fucked around with this message at 05:27 on Dec 11, 2020

LionArcher
Mar 29, 2010




Rarity posted:

4 songs in and this is ridic godammit

e: Holy poo poo the HAIM collab is insane

Yep weíre listening at the same time and I ate an edible an hour ago and best decision Iíve made in all of 2020

Mr Ice Cream Glove
Apr 22, 2007
"If you put a hamburger in the toaster it'll say Happy Birthday."




New video

https://youtu.be/RsEZmictANA

Edit: this album is so loving good 4 songs in

Why am I crying listening to this ah

Mr Ice Cream Glove fucked around with this message at 05:48 on Dec 11, 2020

LionArcher
Mar 29, 2010




Just finished and Iím crying and itís a better album

Mr Ice Cream Glove
Apr 22, 2007
"If you put a hamburger in the toaster it'll say Happy Birthday."




Tolerate It loving wrecked me

LionArcher
Mar 29, 2010




Evermore. Like gently caress

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


Evermore isn't bad, it's just not hitting me nearly as hard as folklore did after the first listen. That National collab was neat though. I know Aaron was all over folklore but it was cool hearing Matt and Taylor duet like she did with Bon Iver on exile (and again here on the title track). Really, this just makes me want to listen to folklore again.

sportsgenius86
Jun 17, 2008

THE STREAK IS OVER



Tolerate It is loving amazing

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010

CUTEST IN THE WORLD
QUEEN OF THE SIMPS
RARITY-CHAN





LionArcher posted:

itís a better album

Gonna need a few more listens before I can say for sure but it might be. The first half is so drat strong

FewtureMD
Dec 19, 2010

I am very powerful, of course.




Oh no Tolerate It describes my relationship with my ex perfectly.

kurona_bright
Mar 21, 2013


Gonna have to give it more time; I remember listening to folklore that first night and not really getting epiphany or peace (the former is one of my favorite songs from the album now). Standouts for me right now are 'champagne problems', 'no body, no crime', 'coney island', and the title track.

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004




Grimey Drawer

thereís nothing on here I like as much as last great american dynasty but that haim song comes loving close

Axel Serenity
Sep 27, 2002



It's real fuckin' good, ya'll. I dunno if it quite matches folklore, but it's close and a perfect double-album companion.

It actually reminds me a of a KT Tunstall album, which is probably the highest praise I can give it since Drastic Fantastic is one of my Top 10 of all time. Something like "Dorothea" would compliment KT's "Paper Aeroplane" really well.

Axel Serenity fucked around with this message at 08:52 on Dec 11, 2020

DC Murderverse
Nov 10, 2016

"Tell that to Zod's snapped neck!"



Ordered the vinyl, based on my last order I should get it in time for the end of the spring semester.

I love that Taylorís fully owning her storytelling powers now. Sheís written songs about herself all the way through her career and sheís never gonna stop pulling from her life but now she weaves her life in with these people of her creation and I think she could do this every six months for forever and never get dull lyrically (I dunno if I could take 100 more albums with this sonic aesthetic but I havenít grown tired of it yet so keep going!)

Also having a song called Tis The drat Season is some good poo poo this year. I heard her cover of Last Christmas in the grocery store today and all I could think was how much better she sounds now.

edit: when sheís done working with Dessner and co I want a pair of albums where TS works with James Murphy please. Preferably when she gets old enough to start complaining about how uncool she is when compared to the current cool kids (so like, 3-4 years)

Edit 2: I know itís very fun that she gets to say the gently caress word now but when I heard this line:

Champaigne Problems posted:

"She would've made such a lovely bride
What a shame she's hosed in the head," they said

all I could think of was I Write Sins Not Tragedies (sung by Brandon Urie, who duetted with TS on a song that Iím fairly sure came out a decade ago at least. Maybe 15 years?)

Edit3: after years of writing songs about boys I bet itís a huge relief that she can write songs with a boy, and since theyíre happy they can write the most heartbreaking poo poo! (Exile and Champagne Problems)

Edit4: alright last thought tonight I swear: wtf is up with the single choices for both of these albums. Cardigan is good but a little too chill even for radio in 2020 and god August was sitting right there to exist on the charts for all of August (also Betty unless she doesnít want to let on to parents that she curses now like a cool older cousin) but Willow might be one of the few forgettable tracks on this one and Gold Rush is literally right next to it!

DC Murderverse fucked around with this message at 10:59 on Dec 11, 2020

kurona_bright
Mar 21, 2013


It must've been me being tired last night but god marjorie is real good, how did I miss it yesterday

Qwezz
Dec 19, 2010



I'm feeling some good vibrations!

Here is the opinion of a random guy on the internet you don't even know listening to Evermore for the first time.

Using

posted here earlier in the thread to listen to the random order uploaded on youtube.

1. Willow: Sounds good but not as good as the best of Folklore.
2. Champagne problems: This is more like it here we go.
3. Gold Rush: At first it was ok. After the end part I was "I'm in this song and I dont like it"
4. ĎTis the drat season: gently caress. This gave me back memories. Goddamn.
5. Tolerate it: gently caress. this is the best one yet. Really laying the table with the fancy poo poo. ngl repeated this one a bit before going on.
6. No body, no crime: kind of a emotional whiplash after the last 2 but it really jams. Good song. Think this one is gonna get even better over time and without album order.
7. Happiness: And we're back on the previous trainride. This one feels double. Remorseful and accepting. Quite human in its' approach of duality in emotions I think.
8. Dorothea: Not a single bad word about it. Love it.
9. Coney Island: They both sound great. Alone and together. "Sorry for not winning you an arcade ring....over and over."
10. Ivy: Saying Evermore is a sister/brother/related album to Folklore is NOT an exaggeration. More of this please. This is really really good.
11. Cowboy like me: The leather seats and background fits perfect as a setting. This is a kind of song I like to listen to with a 'this many' glass of whiskey in one hand and doing some weird airpiano/conductor stuff with the other. Good song.
12. long story short: This is just a derail. Pull up Album.
13. Marjorie: It really feels like a perfect companion piece to Epihany which was part about her grandfather. Cementing the intertwining of the two albums. Respect your elders 10/10.
*insert small wikipedia/internet search on Marjorie Finlay* Yeah knowing more and seeing the video, this one is the best. I miss my old folks
14. Closure: This sounds like I got 2 tabs in Chrome playing audio at the same time. That's the best way for me to describe it.
15: Evermore: Back to Folklore quality, this last part of the album was a rollercoaster of sensations/taste. It feels like a good titular song to present the album. And end it as well.

I can't find good (or any) upload for the 2 bonus songs.

Marjorie and Tolerate it are the best.
I like Folklore more. But Evermore is truly a companion piece and really lives up to it. Long Story short and Closure are two bad songs which drag the whole album down though.

e; The Lakes remains #1

Qwezz fucked around with this message at 22:46 on Dec 11, 2020

DC Murderverse
Nov 10, 2016

"Tell that to Zod's snapped neck!"



Iím not ready to say that itís 100% the better album but Evermore definitely came out at a time more appropriate to my mood and the season, which means Iím listening to it a lot more right away. Itís a very December album

Edit: I made a comment/joke about how Taylor should work with James Murphy next while sheís on a 2010 indie producer/artist kick but honestly thereís no song Marjorie reminds me more of than Someone Great. Iíd love to see Taylor make a couple Dance/Punk/Synths albums with some DFA people.

Also I keep waffling about the most devastating song on the album. On first listen Tolerate Me stood out, and then I listened to Tis The drat Season a few times and thought it was that, but I think the gold medal goes to Champagne Problems, which I can picture in my head clear as day every time I listen to it and every time it gets to the final verse i can just feel my heart giving out

DC Murderverse fucked around with this message at 23:17 on Dec 12, 2020

Zeluth
May 12, 2001



I am going back for more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7iVWK2W48o

DC Murderverse
Nov 10, 2016

"Tell that to Zod's snapped neck!"



Someone on the Taylor Swift reddit pointed out that the piano line for Dorothea has been used in a National song before

I truly cannot wait for the mashup of these two songs.

Edit: speaking of ďreusingĒ tracks, I canít believe that today is the first Iím hearing that Say So jacked a Skylar Spence beat but now that Iíve heard it I canít I hear it

https://youtu.be/LWxygIl7nTU

No wonder I like that song so much, it takes a rapper I like and puts it over a song I love

DC Murderverse fucked around with this message at 23:06 on Dec 15, 2020

Sing Along
Feb 28, 2017

you ghost bustin' you a bill murray

where do I go for synthpop?

DC Murderverse
Nov 10, 2016

"Tell that to Zod's snapped neck!"



Qwezz posted:

The Lakes is my #1 swift song ever since I heard it. The whole album is magnificent, and my aoty as well, but The Lakes takes it to a whole other level for me. A level so high it dwarfs everything else. Tomorrow is gonna be good day I am sure.

so I hadn't listened to The Lakes initially because I fell off of Folklore for a while after it came out but after Evermore dropped I've just been listening to the both together and finally got to really listen to The Lakes for the first time and so I have to ask, how much of that song is tongue in cheek? It's very melodramatic and funny but I can't quite place exactly how much she's being serious.

Qwezz
Dec 19, 2010



I'm feeling some good vibrations!

"My very own" Transscript from Long Pond Studio Sessions on Disney+

quote:

Taylor: I think The Lakes sort of sounds like a testament of what I wanted to escape from and where I saw myself escaping. We've gone to the Lake District in England a couple years ago.
Interviewer; What is the lake district?
T: It's in England and it's you know in the 19th century you had a lot of poets like William Wordsworth and John Keats who would spend a lot of time there. There was a poet district, these artists that moved there and they were kind of heckled for it and made fun of for it as being these excentrics and these kind of odd artists who just decided to live there. And I remembered when we went I thought; 'Man, I could see this. You live in a cottage and you got Wisteria growing up the outside of it and you just...of course they'd escape like that. Ofcourse they would do that and then they would have their own community with other artists who would do the same thing. I've always in my career, since I was probably about 20, written about this cottage, this cottage backup plan that I have,
I: You've been writing about getting out forever
T: Yes. So The Lakes is really talking a lot about relating to people who hundreds of years ago had the same exit plan and did it. And they went and did it. I went to William Wordsworth's grave and just sat there and I was like 'Wow, you went and did it.' 'You just went away and kept writing but you didn't subscribe to the things that kept killing you."
I: You left those things behind in a real way
T: And that's really the overarching thing that I felt when I was writing Folkore is; I maybe not be able to go to the lakes right now, or to go anywhere, but I'm going there in my head. And this escape plan is working.
I: That to me is the hope in this body of work is that it's not "I can't do this I'm out"...It's "I found something worth escaping with".
T: And a person to escape with.
I: Personally to me thats a huge sincere statement of hope. Everything I'm naming is completely small compared to this love.
T: Yeah it's the perfect...I thought it would be the perfect way to slot the last puzzle piece in right when people least expected it. Because Hoax as the ending song for the record I thought was interesting for a couple of weeks but then I wanted to actually come in with the real last song of the record which is this song the lakes. Which is kind of the overarching theme of the whole album. Of trying to escape, having something you want to protect, trying to protect your own sanity, and say "look they did this hundreds of years ago. I'm not the first person who felt this way. They did this."


TLDR; It's serious and sincere.

Qwezz
Dec 19, 2010



I'm feeling some good vibrations!

Sing Along posted:

where do I go for synthpop?

My Immediate thought is The Midnight or FM-84.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-sM_PLqzgktdUcW2LEKKkQ

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9jWC3VlwuV7JfDfsIerPXA

3peat
May 6, 2010



This is really great, I don't know how I never heard about this girl before

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhhXegAbgrU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgH_LsBHTPw

HMS Beagle
Feb 13, 2009



Kesha has a new track. About Nicolas Cage.

https://soundcloud.com/keshacloud/kesha-nicolas-cage

DC Murderverse
Nov 10, 2016

"Tell that to Zod's snapped neck!"



Bonus tracks for Evermore came out a week ago and while Itís Time to Go is fine (the last verse is one of the most direct references to Taylorís current musical fight but the rest is just eh), I think Iíve listened to Right Where You Left Me like 20 or 30 times since I first heard it. It sounds like Current Taylor trying to write a song that could have slotted into Speak Now but with a more mature voice and I am here for it entirely.

Zeluth
May 12, 2001



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jImFqAwYV7o

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010

CUTEST IN THE WORLD
QUEEN OF THE SIMPS
RARITY-CHAN





I can't stop singing the bridge to that Olivia Rodrigo song send help

sportsgenius86
Jun 17, 2008

THE STREAK IS OVER



Rarity posted:

I can't stop singing the bridge to that Olivia Rodrigo song send help

You arenít the only one

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Xtanstic
Nov 22, 2007



sportsgenius86 posted:

You arenít the only one

Ah gently caress me too now.

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