Discussion in 'Pop & Justice' started by Florencia., Dec 5, 2018.
Oh god, I’m nervous now. That bad?
The ‘Romance’ looks like it would peal off after a mild wash.
No, it’s fine. It’s hardly a Selena Gomez album.
Revival shits on this, let's be real. I mean, where are the Good for Yous, Hands to Myselfs, Me & the Rhythms etc? It's more like a Cheryl album, if anything.
Finally just listened to this right through.
I honestly can’t remember what half the songs sound like so will need to revisit again, at some point.
First Man was gorgeous though! Such a lovely song for her father.
What an ironic comparison.
Cheryl is the faceless queen, though. I.. listen, I'm not a huge fan of this album. I think it's just alright. It's nice. It grew on my second listen. But, I don't think faceless is the correct term to describe this as Camila's personality and feelings are all over this album. It's not really generic, it just suffers from aspiring to be more than it really is but can't blame a girl for trying. Everything feels her and that's the experience she wants from it.
The album is fine. Faceless is definitely the wrong criticism here. It's 100% a Camila Cabello album, for better or worse.
Comparing this to Cheryl implies that Cheryl actually put effort into her albums which... yeah.
Selena's albums are faceless but have bops. This isn't faceless but has no bops.
Anyway as a fellow Cuban I was kinda rooting for her, but everything about this era is so joyless and sterile, sans maybe "Liar," which while still derivative is at least catchy. All the other singles should have been left on the cutting room floor.
What's with this strange idea that because she's young she's got to project a care-free, bubbly personality in her songs, giving us "bops", whatever that means? I mean of course it's OK not to like her music, but blaming it on being "too serious" and the like just doesn't register with me, like there's "young people music" vs. "old people music" and artists should fit into those tiny little boxes.
I gave this a spin and yeah, nothing really caught my attention. Living Proof is still an 11/10 so she'll always have that at least.
There have been plenty of young artists this year who knocked it out of the park making "slow", bopless albums with heaps of personality. The problem is that Camila's music just isn't ... that good. At least to me.
Yeah, I said joyless, not serious. Everything from this era feels overcooked, focused grouped and boring. Even the album title and surrounding imagery is sort of staid and conservative, not really playing with the idea of "Romance" in any meaningful or new way. Not to say that she needs to be breaking ground with every new release either, but I dunno... give us something to latch on to? There's just something that's not clicking yet.
Anyway, I don't mean to pile on her as I really do see the potential! She's just not there yet and, on her second album, she's allowed to not be there yet! The only thing I worry about is I don't really trust her pop instincts or taste in music. Like I just get the feeling the label needs to continually reign her in.
Fair enough, sorry for overinterpreting!
Anyway, those New Music Daily videos are just magnificient and show that once she unleashes her whole potential I'm sure she'll blow us all away.
Red vinyl up for pre-order on her store.
It's the full 14 tracks and includes a 14 track CD.
At least she'll have Senorita from this album as a huge hit. And Havana from the first one. That's huge. She'll be fine.
5H pls come back
Amazing achievement but technically Old Town Road is the most streamed track, by far. Its figures just happen to split between original and remix.
A lot of the songs on the album have grown on me immensely. I love First Man, Should Have Said It, Used To It, Shameless, Dream Of You and This Love.
I do understand the frustration in wanting more up-tempo tracks and that’s mostly because she can really sell a performance. This right here is a just a small glimpse of the potential she has as a performer:
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