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Avril Lavigne - Head Above Water (6th Album)

Discussion in 'Pop & Justice' started by Lucas, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. I... didn't check the thread in a while and not even the snippets, but from the reactions here this might actually become her only dud album and my teenage heart might not make it.
     
  2. She's so embarrassingly juvenile and obtuse. Calling a song 'Dumb Blonde' and then writing, 'Never let anyone put you down for being who you are... Fuck stereotypes.' Like, sis. Do you not see the contradiction? It's all serving angsty 16-year-old writing in her diary after not getting asked to the dance. I guess that's kind of her shtick but I thought maybe she'd be past it by now.
     
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  3. Here's to Never Growing Up is her own personal mantra. She's really stuck in her infantile way of being.
     
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  4. Wait, I assumed this was a statement against the “Dumb Blonde” stereotype?
     
  5. It is.
     
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  6. Like @Music Is Life said, yes, it's a statement against that "barbie doll" imagery.

    We don't even know the lyrics and people are already complaining...
     
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  7. What else is new.
     
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  8. Oooh so does that mean we might see a leak?

    I kinda just... want to get this over with.
     
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  9. A lq version of dumb blonde leaked a few days ago without Nicki on it. It’s not very good.
     
  10. Guy

    Guy


    Please don’t be a disaster
     
  11. It’s gonna be a trashy bop that I’ll hate, then kind of like then completely forget about a week after the album is released.
     
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  12. I can honestly see nothing good coming from this song or union.
     
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  13. I ain’t no dumb blonde
    I ain’t no stupid Barbie doll
    I got my game on
    You gon' watch me, watch me, watch me prove you wrong

    Well, there you go again telling me where I belong
    You put me on the bench, don't think that I can play strong
    So quick to condescend well, you think I'm empty, I'm not
    You won't be so confident when I'm crushing you from the top

    I'm a babe, I'm a boss and I'm making this money (Oh huh)
    I can flip like a switch and I cut like a blade (Try to get it now)
    I can sting like a bee, but I'm sweeter than honey
    And I'm quick as a whip so get outta my way

    I ain’t no dumb blonde
    I ain’t no stupid Barbie doll
    I got my game on
    You gon' watch me, watch me, watch me prove you wrong
    I ain't no dumb blonde
    I am a freaking cherry bomb
    I'll be your icon
    You gon' watch me, watch me, watch me prove you wrong

    Well, there you go again, you're talking down to me
    I may not give a damn, do not underestimate me
    I'm golden platinum, but you know I'm outta your league (So outta your league)
    Sit down, your time is up, sit down and taken the lead

    I'm a babe, I'm a boss and I'm making this money (Oh huh)
    I can flip like a switch and I cut like a blade (Try to get it now)
    I can sting like a bee, but I'm sweeter than honey
    And I'm quick as a whip so get outta my way (Gonna get it now)

    I ain’t no dumb blonde
    I ain’t no stupid Barbie doll
    I got my game on
    You gon' watch me, watch me, watch me prove you wrong
    I ain't no dumb blonde
    I am a freaking cherry bomb
    I'll be your icon
    You gon' watch me, watch me, watch me prove you wrong

    Sit down, back away
    Right now, say it loud
    We're bombshells, raising hell now
    Watch me, watch me, watch me prove you wrong
    Sit down, back away
    Right now, say it loud
    We're bombshells, raising hell now
    Watch me, watch me, watch me prove you wrong

    You're strong chick, the bring it on chick
    Sing along if you had enough of this
    Well it's fucked up, don't even shut up
    You gotta stand up, you gotta right
    You're strong chick, the bring it on chick
    Sing along if you had enough of this
    Well it's fucked up, don't even shut up
    You gotta stand up, you gotta right

    I ain’t no dumb blonde
    I ain’t no stupid Barbie doll
    I got my game on
    You gon' watch me, watch me, watch me prove you wrong

    Sit down, back away
    Right now, say it loud
    We're bombshells, raising hell now
    Watch me, watch me, watch me prove you wrong
    Sit down, back away
    Right now, say it loud
    We're bombshells, raising hell now
    Watch me, watch me, watch me prove you wrong
     
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  14. I'm hopeful that at least 60% of the album will be decent.
     
  15. Cause I can be zen and I can be the storm (yeah)
    Smell like a rose and I pierce like a thorn (Yeah)
    Karate chopping the cliches and norms
    All in a dress


    Honestly, they're not as problematic as they could be.
     
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  16. I’m honestly so offended by the lack of consistency with the artwork. Like at least the font for her name should be the same between the 3 single covers and album cover but it’s different on all four!
     
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  17. These could be so much worse and I am relieved.
     
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  18. PunkNews review: 6/10

    Avril Lavigne is as wholesome and well adjusted as they come. This album covers all the classic modern pop bases - shiny, digitally rendered funk ("Birdie", "Crush"), huge power ballads ("Head Above Water", "It was in Me") and even a bit of gospel, namely "Tell Me It's Over". It's what you would expect - a mix of Mariah, Sheryl, Katy and even Taylor. In fact, Ms. Lavigne's usual arranger is brought in to provide extra firepower for the ballads. The standout cut is "Dumb Blonde" with Nicki Minaj which sees Avril get into Fall Out Boys' territory - she's been cheated on by her man and gets appropriately annoyed on what is easily the her best performance on the record.

    Though at times, the song itself is particularly odd, attempting to come over like an unapologetic boast of being a proudly sexual woman, yet lyrics like “there’s some women out there who talk and stare, who never seem to let down their hair” seems to have problematic implications.

    But hey, the woman can sing. "Warrior" morphs from heavy duty ballad into an gospel tinged slow jam, showing maybe that there are other opportunities for Ms Lavigne other than those on show here. What does she care, anyway… the album's just gone Gold in the States.
     
  19. Um, these are lyrics to Still Dirrty by Christina Aguilera.
     
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