HIGHEST SCORE: 10 x 5 (@Attis, @Robert, @Gabeee9292, @Trinu 3.0, @heavymetalGAGA)
LOWEST SCORE: 1 x 1 (@happiestgirl)

Rosalia began her career as an academic, particularly, in the field of musicology. As she studied, she became part of the flamenco circuit in Barcelona, performing at all sort of events. Her first album, Los Angeles, is a covers album of classic folk Spanish songs. Her second album, EL MAL QUERER, continued the through line of flamenco, but brought pop and hip-hop into its soundscape. This was her baccalaureate project. Imagine having this album as your fucking dissertation.

These two releases, particularly EL MAL QUERER with its ginormous success, placed Rosalia as a flamenco singer who was modernising the genre. To the surprise of the fans of Rosalia (who adored her for her flamenco-inspired sound), with her next release, it all shifted towards reggeaton with the release of "Con Altura".

"BULERIAS" sees Rosalia return to her flamenco roots and acknowledge her switch in sound. The song has no chorus, and instead, is just one giant verse. It's a stream of thought from Rosalia saying that she hasn't changed, she's still the same singer as before and that it doesn't matter whether she's changed her clothes, she's still here. Essentially, it's one giant fuck you to her detractors who claim she switched her sound for money and that she'll regret it in the future.

Personally, I like the song, but I do think she's done the flamenco-infusion far better in the past. It's pretty cool to see her be so knowledgable in the genre, to be able to pull off these types of songs, but it's not the sort of thing I'm fawning over. The little "Ole!" at the end with the demonic voice always sends me.

Bulerías is actually my least favourite song in the main album (still a 7, mind). I can appreciate what she's doing, but it's just, well, not exactly the type of music I usually listen to. It's a bit too traditional, and probably the least pop song in the whole rate. Not exactly surprising it was eliminated relatively early.