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BIG POP GIRLS 2020

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by Laura Vanderbooben, Dec 1, 2020.

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    It's that time already?

    Well, as Scooter Braun probably has once said, a contract's a contract.

    Let me just a cut a hole in this floor for my entrance aaaaand...

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    ...there we go.

    What's funny is, it's kind of not that time yet. BPG 2019 opened in mid-January. A more innocent time, I'm sure we'll all agree. It's been a hard year, and I don't need to recap why. But one magical silver lining of this weird, wacky, scary time has been that our divas had plenty of time to feed us like the sad little baby birds we are. Every goddamn artist not named Rihanna released music this year, gifting us with a completely stacked slate - probably the best lineup since 2016. The albums are out, the fans are clamoring, @RJF and I have settled the lawsuit (can't disclose details but I will say I got a new apartment), and everyone has a LOT of goddamn time on their hands. Why wait? Christmas? Pfft. THIS is the most wonderful time of the year. The messiest, stupidest, messiest, kiki-est, messiest, most wonderful time of the year.

    That being said, we do have some rules in case this is your first time. Don't worry, I'm gentle.

    1. You give all of the below songs a score between 0-10, and one song can be awarded an 11/10.
    Half points are allowed. Spare us the rest of the decimals. Every year some overeager Tracy Flick slides in with a ridiculous ballot filled with scores that look like pi. Save yourself the time, save us the rounding.

    2. Don't be a fucking moron and troll.
    A hard rule to enforce, but @RJF and I will step to you if we see funny business, and don't think we won't. We know this pink purgatory well enough now to know that scoring unreasonably - i.e., trying to bomb out an album or inflate one artist's scores - just makes you look foolish and desperate. And then we'll toss your ballot too. Sad!

    3. Send your scores to me AND @RJF by January 10th.
    This makes life so much easier for us both. Also we're competitive as fuck and Ronald J. Feasley will get pressed when I get more ballots than ha! Don't sew discord among the showrunners, girls. Just PM us both. On time.

    4. Commentary is ONLY permitted for your 11/10.
    This forum-shaking rule was introduced last year and immediately sent tongues wagging, which was good because it meant you were talking instead of shooting 50-page tomes into our inboxes. Pour your hearts out about your favorite song of the year, and save the rest for the thread. Run that post count UP. I want a hit thread, goddammit.

    But whaT are we rating, preciouses?

    I'm glad you asked.

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    Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia

    After a debut era that took a long time to get going, Dua took all the momentum and floored it (look at that cover, you know she just ran someone over and doesn't give a fuck). Future Nostalgia smashed into the pop world like an asteroid, officially staking Dua's place in the pop pantheon as loudly and aggressively as it could. With a place on the Mercury Prize shortlist and an Album of the Year Grammy nomination already secured, what sort of statement will it make here?

    1. Future Nostalgia
    2. Don't Start Now
    3. Cool
    4. Physical
    5. Levitating
    6. Pretty Please
    7. Hallucinate
    8. Love Again
    9. Break My Heart
    10. Good In Bed
    11. Boys Will Be Boys


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    Lady Gaga - Chromatica

    Academy Award winner, esthetician, and Tudor Watch enthusiast Lady Gaga took us to Chromatica this year and tragically jettisoned @RJF out with the space junk along the way. Y'all want this damn stupid love?

    1. Alice
    2. Stupid Love
    3. Rain On Me (with Ariana Grande)
    4. Free Woman
    5. Fun Tonight
    6. 911
    7. Plastic Doll
    8. Sour Candy (with BLACKPINK)
    9. Enigma
    10. Replay
    11. Sine From Above (with Elton John)
    12. 1000 Doves
    13. Babylon


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    Taylor Swift - folklore

    After being told that black magic rituals are most effective in the forest, Taylor traipsed straight out to the woods and cast a spell for her third Album of the Year Grammy. Birthed from the fire was folklore, a serene and subtle record that sees Taylor returning to her storytelling roots. Only this time, since she's a multi-gajillionaire with like 18 houses and a tall British boyfriend and most people don't find that too relatable, she's mostly writing about other people. Do you think she's mad she burned the title 'Beautiful Ghosts' on a song for the Cats movie instead of this album?

    1. the 1
    2. cardigan
    3. the last great american dynasty
    4. exile (feat. Bon Iver)
    5. my tears ricochet
    6. mirrorball
    7. seven
    8. august
    9. this is me trying
    10. illicit affairs
    11. invisible string
    12. mad woman
    13. epiphany
    14. betty
    15. peace
    16. hoax
    17. the lakes - bonus track


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    Katy Perry - Smile

    Every rate has its veteran, and Katy takes that slot here with a strong, cohesive album that contains some of her best work in years. Though it underperformed critically and commercially, does Smile right the ship knocked round by Witness?

    1. Never Really Over
    2. Cry About It Later
    3. Teary Eyes
    4. Daisies
    5. Resilient
    6. Not the End of the World
    7. Smile
    8. Champagne Problems
    9. Tucked
    10. Harleys In Hawaii
    11. Only Love
    12. What Makes A Woman


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    Ariana Grande - positions

    Last year was the first time a BPG had entered albums two years in a row. Ariana makes it a threepeat here, returning to consideration with her cooiest, gooiest album yet. Will a more lowkey effort than previous records - not to mention no input from Max Martin - make her an also-ran, or will that heavenly voice be a siren song to the voters?

    1. shut up
    2. 34+35
    3. motive (with Doja Cat)
    4. just like magic
    5. off the table (with The Weeknd)
    6. six thirty
    7. safety net (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
    8. my hair
    9. nasty
    10. west side
    11. love language
    12. positions
    13. obvious
    14. pov




    ...so did you guess it?


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    Megan Thee Stallion - Good News

    As soon as @RJF and I read that Megan was planning an album for the fall, we had her penciled in as the sixth entry. Even before Good News dropped, few in 2020 had driven culture in the way she did: two number ones, an irresistible personality perfect for today's media, and a fearless survivor's resilience toward an incident that could have left her gravely injured. And then the album showed up - a giant fucking party of a record slathered in hooks and one-liners, firmly entrenched in pop - and it became clear that Megan was here. Do you think that's good news?

    1. Shots Fired
    2. Circles
    3. Cry Baby (feat. DaBaby)
    4. Do It On The Tip (feat. City Girls & Hot Girl Meg)
    5. Sugar Baby
    6. Movie (feat. Lil Durk)
    7. Freaky Girls (feat. SZA)
    8. Body
    9. What's New
    10. Work That
    11. Intercourse (feat. Popcaan & Mustard)
    12. Go Crazy (feat. Big Sean & 2 Chainz)
    13. Don't Rock Me To Sleep
    14. Outside
    15. Savage Remix (feat. Beyoncé)
    16. Girls In The Hood
    17. Don't Stop (feat. Young Thug)
    18. WAP (with Cardi B)


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    1. Future Nostalgia
    2. Don't Start Now
    3. Cool
    4. Physical
    5. Levitating
    6. Pretty Please
    7. Hallucinate
    8. Love Again
    9. Break My Heart
    10. Good In Bed
    11. Boys Will Be Boys

    1. Alice
    2. Stupid Love
    3. Rain On Me (with Ariana Grande)
    4. Free Woman
    5. Fun Tonight
    6. 911
    7. Plastic Doll
    8. Sour Candy (with BLACKPINK)
    9. Enigma
    10. Replay
    11. Sine From Above (with Elton John)
    12. 1000 Doves
    13. Babylon

    1. the 1
    2. cardigan
    3. the last great american dynasty
    4. exile (feat. Bon Iver)
    5. my tears ricochet
    6. mirrorball
    7. seven
    8. august
    9. this is me trying
    10. illicit affairs
    11. invisible string
    12. mad woman
    13. epiphany
    14. betty
    15. peace
    16. hoax
    17. the lakes - bonus track

    1. Never Really Over
    2. Cry About It Later
    3. Teary Eyes
    4. Daisies
    5. Resilient
    6. Not the End of the World
    7. Smile
    8. Champagne Problems
    9. Tucked
    10. Harleys In Hawaii
    11. Only Love
    12. What Makes A Woman

    1. shut up
    2. 34+35
    3. motive (with Doja Cat)
    4. just like magic
    5. off the table (with The Weeknd)
    6. six thirty
    7. safety net (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
    8. my hair
    9. nasty
    10. west side
    11. love language
    12. positions
    13. obvious
    14. pov

    1. Shots Fired
    2. Circles
    3. Cry Baby (feat. DaBaby)
    4. Do It On The Tip (feat. City Girls & Hot Girl Meg)
    5. Sugar Baby
    6. Movie (feat. Lil Durk)
    7. Freaky Girls (feat. SZA)
    8. Body
    9. What's New
    10. Work That
    11. Intercourse (feat. Popcaan & Mustard)
    12. Go Crazy (feat. Big Sean & 2 Chainz)
    13. Don't Rock Me To Sleep
    14. Outside
    15. Savage Remix (feat. Beyoncé)
    16. Girls In The Hood
    17. Don't Stop (feat. Young Thug)
    18. WAP (with Cardi B)

    VOTES DUE JANUARY 10TH.
    GODSPEED.
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  3. Another year wasted away on this website....................................

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  4. ...we already have a ballot in.

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  5. Yes so here for this! The only album here I haven't heard yet is Megan's so that'll be fun. And it'll be interesting revisiting Chromatica for the first time since release date. Hoping that Ari and Katy will do well here, but I'm sure Dua will dominate - understandably. I hope Taylor gives her a worthy fight though.
     
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    RMK

    I'm down, but that... Isn't Good News. WAP also isn't actually on the album, so I hope that won't contribute to the average.


    Can we add Fever to Future Nostalgia?
     
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  8. I don't know that Good News is the BPG album she was capable of but I am ready to shower it with some 10s nonetheless. Happy WAP was included.

    Poor the Katy & Gaga bonus tracks.
     
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  9. She's ready
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  10. Shoutout to @RJF for suggesting a horse stamp instead of my idea, a flaming poo emoji to represent "real hot girl shit"
     
  11. And I pitched @RJF the exact same emoji, except for Smile.
     
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  12. You're trying to get banned from the rate so that you have an excuse to not listen to folklore but it's NOT GONNA WORK!!!!
     
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  14. Already bracing myself for the p*re pop gheighs to tank Megan. The rest of us hot girls need to protect her!

    Will "Don't Start Now" win this thing twice in one year?
     
  15. Hopefully there will be enough voters to balance the scores out, and if they're purpisely tanking one album but not others, their ballot won't be accepted.

    To be honest I hope not. I think if any Dua song will win, it'll be Physical or Levitating.
     
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    Beginning the year tying up the Gaga rate and finishing it by bombing her latest album

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  17. All eleven contenders. Whew.
     
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    I'm here for Ariana to get my highest average for the 4th time
     
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    I've only listened to two of these albums.

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