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I'm so confused by this concept lmao. Future nostalgia is pretty cohesive with its aesthetics but this cowboy/country shtick came out of nowhere
Is she back to being a brunette?
I like brutal a lot too.>>146697
A lot of her early success was sketchy lol but there were people convinced drivers license was some 100% organic hit with barely any promo which is dumb. It feels like people are trying to make her the new it girl now that some people aren't as fond of Billie Eilish
It pains me so deeply as a huge fan of vintage dance music that she has to be the one mainstream pop star really doing that right now because she just lacks… that something. I'm sorry Dua but we deserve better. >>146883
Yeah I'm the thread OP and I hope this thread can be a place to discuss popular music in any genre - so I would say Ashnikko counts because she's mainstream within alt-pop/internet music/whatever
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I find these two artists and Zara Larsson really boring. I feel like there's some factory that keeps pumping some of these new stars out. Another example is Bella Poarch.
OT but does anyone else always mix up Bebe Rexha and Rita Ora with each other?
Bebe, Ora, and Ava Max all have very similar makeup, styles (arguably, plastic surgeries) and are all Albanian, if you don't care for their music, it's easy to mix them up.>>146890>>146951
I love Dua's voice, don't get much enjoyment out of watching her perform. Future Nostalgia is an excellent album and I'm glad she's continuing to milk new content from it, even if this MV makes no sense conceptually
found a leak of the new lorde song !!https://dbree.org/v/60c234
really not as disappointing as i anticipated
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It sucks, but what can you expect from Lorde? No wonder she felt the need to promote this turd with her asscrack
It's nice but the dancing is going too hard for such a mellow song
>>147729>seasonal depression: the song
It's an okayish song but I feel like it's pretty weak for the three years long hiatus
Also a whole dang minute of backing vocals saying solar power over and over again, is she brainwashing us to like the song lol?
I feel like other farmers have been critical but I fucking love the song, it got stuck in my head on 1st listen which is really rare for me. It's fun af but I'm a pretty biased Doja stan.
yeah the lyrics are a little tired but her vocals and intonation are what brings the juice
I literally can't take any sort of "female empowerment" content from rap girls seriously, they Objectify themselves 99% of the time, twerk, promote materialism and that's it
Megan especially, a man shot her and she caped for him, she can claim she's a "boss bitch" all she wants but she, Beyonce, Cardi B are all handmaidens as far as I'm concerned
same it's making me feel like a wimp or something. it just grossed me out>>148133
I don't mind the song but what's the difference between her Tina Snow persona and her regular rap style?
i agree anon, i didnt have high expectations and i was still disappointed, her voice sounds sounds good but the lyrics are so stupid. did you like or hate any songs tho?
payday is fucking unlistenable imo
pop goes punk.. lmao
you're onto something. i'm looking at my favorite songs lengths on spotify and the only types i have that sit under 3 minutes are video game, punk, spanish music, and break stuff by limp bizkit. i can't wait for club music to rise again. i need more 6 minute songs. >>150117
along with that, if the songs suck you don't have to wait as long for it to be over.
To me, it was a very forgettable album. No song really stuck with me.>>149804
Didn't really like the song much.
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How did you guys feel about Tyler The Creator's "Call Me If You Get Lost"? I have to listen to it again, but I don't think there was a single bad song on this album >>149748
I had low expectations because I didn't really like "Need To Know", but I actually enjoyed a good chunk of the album. It wasn't amazing, but it wasn't terrible.
The song doesn't match the concept at all, and it's very generic, but it's better than a lot of the stuff he's put out. I hate most of his music but he's produced ok to good songs for other artists and has made competent music before. Nothing is ever going to top "Don't" for me>>149748
I liked it, I'd say about half of it was worth adding to my playlist and the other was ehhh
I happened to really like it. I just wish there were no features on Wusyaname.>>150336
Yes! I thought it was pretty creative and different from the usual.
all I can think about is how that one anon said he looked like jake munro here and it still makes me laugh.>>146980>>146986>ava max>dua lipa>bebe rexha>rita ora
what is up with all these albanian chicks in pop music. nothing wrong with it obviously, it just seems random.
Add Eleni Foureira to your list if you want to get international.
Rita Ora is such a goddamn mystery to me. Not much music to her name and her sister as a manager, yet she is paid to be everywhere with nothing to promote.
She gets really moody about her career sometimes but Charles has spoken of feeling like no one values her music and that she deserves more success than she has. Occasionally she seasons those comments with "I can always learn to dance if I want."
Cut to this song and video, blandly catchy song and elaborately choreographed video. It's like she only made this to appeal to the masses. If it doesn't, count the minutes until she disowns the song and abandons the upcoming album.
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>tfw she will never make another album like this again
Katy’s downfall is really interesting to me. She was one of the biggest popstars and just seems so irrelevant these days. Most of her videos have little views compared to her hits – and her own fans constantly comment about her always being an icon, but her era being over. I am not even a KP fan, but I recently started watching lots of analysis videos about her and her career. Many people said that it was indeed her ditching the black hair and signature look that alienated her audience – especially when she chopped it all off. She was sexualized throughout her whole career (and sexualized herself), trying to move away from that definitely had an impact. Also, when I look at pictures like >>163565
, I am really baffled. She looks so much better with dark hair. Her current style is such an odd choice.
And of course her weird behavior around the Witness era added to her career issues as well. She must have a really bad PR team: her performance with Migos, her breakdowns on Instagram, weird talkshow appearances… I remember that when Bon Appetit came out, I actually liked it, but the video and marketing really weirded me out. I showed it to my friends and they all felt uncomfortable somehow. KP legitimately scares me these days, but not in a good way. I still wonder what she will to in the future. Lady Gaga had similar issues with bad marketing/a bad team and a less successful era, but she had a great comeback in the end.
>>164410>but she had a great comeback in the end
Gaga's latest jazz album with Tony Bennett isn't selling well which has taken almost everyone involved by surprise.
The Katy P. analysis is interesting to me too. On top of your valid
points, I think that Witness is just not good outside of two or three songs. After ditching Dr. Luke, she fought to work with Hot Chip and Purity Ring and then those songs and productions were watered down to the point of store brand mayo. However much of this can be blamed on the artist, I really think Katy makes horrific choices when left to her own devices.
Katy was massively popular with the GP at one point, but she kind of failed to truly connect with people and build herself a loyal core fanbase. Someone like Taylor managed to build an army of fans through a sort of parasocial relationship with her listeners (long before that term was tossed around like it is now kek). Those listeners will now buy all her merch and they'll never let her music fail. Other artists are able to find a cult following of loyal fans even if they don't make huge waves with the GP, artists like Lana Del Rey.
It seems to me like Katy Perry was never able to build a strong following, so when she fell out of favor with the GP she had nothing to fall back on.
Agreed, the release date of Chromatica was really unfortunate. It is a good album with some great songs, but there was little she and her team could do in terms of PR. I also found her VMA performance (vidrel) a little cringeworthy if I am being honest and I don’t even know why. She is a great performer and had iconic award performances in the past, but here, she seemed a bit out of touch. I am still looking forward to her new music and whatever direction she will choose. >>164529
That’s an interesting point! I think Adele is another artist that has a very loyal fanbase. I found her recent Instagram live really funny, she has 100% boomer energy, but I love that she is so unbothered and doesn’t try to be something that she is not. I think she is an artist that will definitely not fade away now that the 2010s are over, even though that was when she became big and when E-celebs and TikTok weren’t really a thing yet.