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The Cursed Alicia Keys Rate Recommences: Sprockrooster Takeover!!

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by Heaven on Earth, Dec 9, 2017.

  1. Oh no - poor Never Felt This Way!

    My scores and commentary for the eliminated songs:

    #103 - [6,063] - As I Am (Intro) - 8
    #101 - [6,079] - The Thing About Love - 7.5. Not one of her best vocal performances, but a good enough song.
    #101 - [6,079] - Doncha Know (Sky Is Blue) - 5. A song in search of a purpose.
    #100 - [6,095] - Saviour - 7
    #99 - [6,143] - Illusion of Bliss - 5
    #98 - [6,167] - We Are Here - 7
    #96 - [6,190] - Nobody Not Really - 7
    #96 - [6,190] - I Won't (Crazy World) - 7.5
    #94 - [6,222] - Lessons Learned - 8. This is a weird pairing on paper but works quite well, actually.
    #94 - [6,222] - Better You, Better Me - 7
    #93 - [6,254] - Never Felt This Way (Interlude) - 9. Interesting decision to cover Brian McKnight without doing the full song. I really like this version.
    #91 - [6,286] - 101 - 5. Why does this sound like it was recorded in a bathroom? And what is the point of the tacked-on bit at the end?
    #91 - [6,286] - Feeling U, Feeling Me - 5
     
  2. Yeah. I adored her song with John Mayer too. I think it got bombed a bit because of John's background than the actual song.
     
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  3. Yas at the As I Am cull while The Element of Freedom remains intact. That's taste.

    As for the individual eliminations, I think the only one I thought should have lasted longer was Feeling U, Feeling Me. I gave that one an 8.
     
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  4. @A&E @Epic Chocolat @2014 @KingBruno @HollyDunnSomething

    Just informing you results have been picked up by me again. I am presenting them in batches starting here.

    If you can tell me your 11 in a PM I can make sure it gets a moment to shine. Obviously with commentary if you had it for that song. This also applies obviously for @londonrain, @soratami and @berserkboi (who already noticed the return of this). Working now on the next batch of songs.
     
  5. THE COLOURS
    SONGS IN A MINOR
    THE DIARY OF ALICIA KEYS
    UNPLUGGED
    AS I AM
    THE ELEMENT OF FREEDOM
    GIRL ON FIRE
    HERE
    EXTRA'S

    THE NEXT ONES TO FALL: 90-77

    #90 - [6,349] - Heaven's Door
    #89 - [6,490] - We're Almost There
    #88 - [6,508] - That's When I Knew
    #86 - [6,523] - Work On It
    #86 - [6,523] - More Than We Know
    #83 - [6,555] - It's On Again
    #83 - [6,555] - So Simple
    #83 - [6,555] - Fire We Make
    #82 - [6,587] - Where Do We Begin Now
    #81 - [6,603] - One Thing
    #80 - [6,619] - Caged Bird
    #78 - [6,634] - Typewriter
    #78 - [6,634] - Stolen Moments
    #77 - [6,650] - Listen To Your Heart

    I AM NOT HAPPY ABOUT LOSING BOTH 'So Simple' AND 'Fire We Make' IN GO. DISASTER! All the others I am a bit careless about. Also, the Element of Freedom takes the first hits (green).



    NOT DONE YET





















    #76 - [6,651] - PRAY FOR FORGIVENESS
    11 by @Sprockrooster

    I am reviving this and this is how you thank me? Start praying for forgiveness indeed. I can find solace of this one not being the first track out. And I am realistic. It is Japanese I-tunesbonustrack. Nothing that would make it well-known. And that rarely is a good thing in a rate. The reason it became so special to me is it was one of the songs on the album that was brought along during my volunteering work in Africa. It was such a strikingly applicable song. In Malawi homosexuality is a crime and trials were in place when I was there (also the theme of drama class and the child's play). So this was pretty intense for me. Not only staying in a closet again but being confronted with the hatred. I wanted to make a difference as I was much respected due to the knowledge I brought towards how teachers should teach. I was white and that was also a reason to gain respect. So I was in constant dilemma about using this respect in my advantage and use it to convince homosexuality isn't a bad in the small community I stayed. Making a small difference. But I simply chicked out and felt like a failure. Alicia's words simply gave me the strength to accept me to chicken out. I am so deeply moved by this song, it is hard to describe (even in my mother tongue). It is one of those songs, I know I will love forever, because of that impact.
     
  6. TOP 75

    SONGS IN A MINOR
    'Piano & I'
    'Girlfriend'
    'How Come You Don't Call Me'
    'Fallin''
    'Troubles'
    'Rock Wit U'
    'A Woman's Worth'
    'Jane Doe'
    'Goodbye'
    'The Life'
    'Mr. Man'
    'Never Felt This Way (Interlude)'
    'Butterflyz'
    'Why Do I Feel So Sad'
    'Caged Bird'
    'Lovin' U'
    'Rear View Mirror'
    'Juiciest [Mixtape Version]'
    'Ghettoman'
    'Typewriter'
    'I Won't (Crazy World)'


    THE DIARY OF ALICIA KEYS
    'Harlem's Nocturne'
    'Karma'
    'Heartburn'
    'If I Was Your Woman / Walk On By'
    'You Don't Know My Name'
    'If I Ain't Got You'
    'Diary'
    'Dragon Days'
    'Wake Up'
    'So Simple'
    'When You Really Love Someone'
    'Feeling U, Feeling Me'
    'Slow Down'
    'Samsonite Man'
    'Nobody Not Really'
    'Streets Of New York'


    UNPLUGGED
    'Unbreakable [Live]'
    'Every Little Bit Hurts [Live]'


    AS I AM
    'As I Am (Intro)'
    'Go Ahead'
    'Superwoman'
    'No One'
    'Like You'll Never See Me Again'
    'Lesson Learned'
    'Wreckless Love'
    'The Thing About Love'
    'Teenage Love Affair'
    'I Need You'
    'Where Do We Go From Here'
    'Prelude To A Kiss'
    'Tell You Something (Nana's Reprise)'
    'Sure Looks Good To Me'
    'Waiting For Your Love'
    'Another Way To Die'
    'Doncha Know (Sky Is Blue)'
    'Saviour'


    THE ELEMENT OF FREEDOM
    'Love Is Blind'
    'Doesn't Mean Anything'
    'Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart'
    'Wait Til You See My Smile'
    'That's How Strong My Love Is'
    'Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)'
    'Love Is My Disease'
    'Like The Sea'
    'Put It In A Love Song'
    'This Bed'
    'Distance And Time'
    'How It Feels To Fly'
    'Empire State Of Mind (Part II) Broken Down'
    'Through It All'
    'Pray For Forgiveness'
    'Stolen Moments'
    'Heaven's Door'

    'Lover Man'
    'We're Almost There'

    GIRL ON FIRE
    'De Novo Adagio (Intro)'
    'Brand New Me'
    'When It's All Over'
    'Listen To Your Heart'
    'New Day'
    'Girl On Fire'
    'Fire We Make'
    'Tears Always Win'
    'Not Even The King'
    'That's When I Knew'

    'Limitedless'
    'One Thing'
    '101'


    HERE
    'The Beginning (Interlude)'
    'The Gospel'
    'Pawn It All'
    'Kill Your Mama'
    'She Don't Really Care_1 Luv'
    'Illusion Of Bliss'

    'Blended Family (What You Do For Love)'
    'Work On It'
    'Girl Can't Be Herself'
    'More Than We Know'
    'Where Do We Begin Now'

    'Holy War'
    'Hallelujah'
    'In Common'


    EXTRA'S
    'Gangsta Lovin''
    'My Boo'
    'Don't Give Up (Africa)'
    'Dreaming'
    'Empire State Of Mind'
    'Speechless'
    'Better You, Better Me'
    'It's On Again'
    'We Are Here'
    'We Gotta Pray'
    '28 Thousand Days'
    'Powerful'
    'Back To Life'
    'That's What's Up'
    'Place To Call My Own [AK Version]'




    Tomorrow the TOP 60 will be revealed!
     
  7. 2014

    2014 Moderator

    It's On Again is a bop! Shocked that's out so early. Fire We Make is also gorgeous.
     
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  8. Fire We Make and That's When I Knew could have lasted a bit longer. Those two are 9s to me.
     
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  9. I may have given that a 0
     
  10. Yeah. Actually definitely surprising!!
     
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  11. Well it was #41 in the D.F.P. countdown so a very big fall and I believe you added your scores since that right? So lets blame you yes.
     
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  12. Oh and @2014 could you change the title into something general?
     
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  13. Well, blame it on the guest rap, it's way too much.
     
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  14. 2014

    2014 Moderator

    is that ok???
     
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  15. Kendrick being too much?

    Interesting.

    Perfect
     
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  16. I don't have anything against Kendrick, but as I mentioned in my commentary, it's like he's channeling Eminem in that song, and Eminem is one of my least favourite artists ever so yeah...
     
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  17. Just so you know you are allowed to post your commentary for the lost songs (goes for everyone) as I do not have it.
     
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  18. Alright, I will, though I only commented on a small number of songs.
     
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  19. Oh, this batch is harsher. No 10s yet, but we’re cutting my 9s now.

    My scores and commentary:

    #90 - [6,349] - Heaven's Door - 5.5
    #89 - [6,490] - We're Almost There - 6
    #88 - [6,508] - That's When I Knew - 7
    #86 - [6,523] - Work On It - 7
    #86 - [6,523] - More Than We Know - 6
    #83 - [6,555] - It's On Again - 9
    #83 - [6,555] - So Simple - 6
    #83 - [6,555] - Fire We Make - 6
    #82 - [6,587] - Where Do We Begin Now - 5.5
    #81 - [6,603] - One Thing - 6. Imagine if this had been an Amerie cover. Or even a Finger Eleven cover. It’s nice enough, though.
    #80 - [6,619] - Caged Bird -
    9. An interesting take on the Maya Angelou poem. Really lovely.
    #78 - [6,634] - Typewriter - 6
    #78 - [6,634] - Stolen Moments - 5.5
    #77 - [6,650] - Listen To Your Heart - 6. Beautiful filler.
    #76 - [6,651] - Pray for Forgiveness - 7
     
  20. Today I am a bit earlier, due to plans tonight.

    THE COLOURS
    SONGS IN A MINOR
    THE DIARY OF ALICIA KEYS
    UNPLUGGED
    AS I AM
    THE ELEMENT OF FREEDOM
    GIRL ON FIRE
    HERE
    EXTRA'S

    THE NEXT ONES TO FALL: 75-61

    #75 - [6,667] - Tears Always Win
    #74 - [6,699] - Goodbye
    #73 - [6,722] - My Boo
    #72 - [6,761] - Wake Up
    #69 - [6,777] - We Gotta Pray
    #69 - [6,777] - Through It All
    #69 - [6,777] - 28 Thousand Days
    #68 - [6,793] - Love Is My Disease
    #67 - [6,794] - Speechless
    #66 - [6,857] - The Gospel
    #65 - [6,888] - Hallelujah
    #63 - [6,904] - Rear View Mirror
    #63 - [6,904] - Pawn It All
    #62 - [6,944] - Blended Family (What You Do For Love)
    #61 - [6,968] - Streets Of New York

    First of all, that HERE cull is a bit undeserving. It is hardly an opus, but it doesnot deserve this massacre also. Important note: As I Am, despite suffering a cull early on has been free from cuts the past 30 eliminations. Also the extra's get a cull, but that is normally sooner than in this one. So work I guess.

    We also lose our first non-bonustrack from Element of Freedom. Love Is My Disease is gone to soon, but it is quite correct the first one to go from those songs.

    Also, Usher is gone to soon, but nothing to unexpected for this forum. Biggest loss personally however is Wake Up.

    Finally, our entire top 60 has a 7+ average!!