Destiny’s Child

Did I completely make up that Brown Eyes was a (promotional) single somewhere? Asia maybe?
I was working retail at the time and it was on the corporate playlist for some reason so I'm sure it must have been serviced in some form.
 

Mvnl

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I was working retail at the time and it was on the corporate playlist for some reason so I'm sure it must have been serviced in some form.

Yeah it's also on the japanese #1's and I have it vaguely in my mind but can't find any info it now
 
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I have a lot of nostalgia associated with Survivor (song) and Independent Women Part I; I was eight when the album came out and they got a shitload of airplay on Radio Disney dd.

But I haven't revisited the rest of the album in years, and although I know I've listened to it I couldn't tell you what any of the album tracks sounded like
 
Definitely dated but that was the case for a lot of albums in the early 00's sadly. A lot of stuff just sounded very cheap production-wise. I agree that it's probably their weakest album but I do enjoy a handful of the non-singles.

Great
Independent Women, Pt. 1
Survivor
Bootylicious
Happy Face
Emotion

Good
Fancy
Sexy Daddy
Dangerously in Love
Brown Eyes

Forgettable
Nasty Girl (I would put this under Good for the production but the girl-bashing is very... not it)
Apple Pie A La Mode
Independent Women, Pt. II
The Story of Beauty
Gospel Medley
Outro (DC-3) Thank You
 
It was obvious by the quality of the songs and the third single being a cover that this album was quickly put together after Independent Women smashed - so it literally includes whatever they could assemble together in two weeks.
 
Survivor
Bootylicious
Happy Face
Emotion
Sexy Daddy
Dangerously in Love
Brown Eyes
Nasty Girl
Independent Women, Pt. II
Outro (DC-3) Thank You

I listen to these a fair bit the rest of the songs are forgettable (other than Independent Women Part I which I'm not massively fond of).
 
The Writing's on the Wall really is superb though, even though the era itself was somewhat messy.

I would love to hear a Destiny's Child album in 2023.
 

Mvnl

Staff member
Love:
Independent Women
Survivor (petty as it may be)
Bootylicious
Fancy
Dance With Me
Dangerously In Love (well, I did back then)

Like:
Apple Pie A La Mode
Sexy Daddy
Perfect Man
Happy Face
My Heart Still Beats
Brown Eyes
The Story Of Beauty

Meh:
Nasty Girl
Independent Women Part II
Emotion
Gospel Medley
Outro (DC-3)

Yeah, I'm fine with this album. I can see how it feels a bit thrown together, especially coming after The Writing's but I still thoroughly enjoy the majority of it.
 
I cannot fathom all this Survivor hate. By far their most interesting album, pop-wise. Wall to wall bops.

Only song I'd maybe do away with is The Story of Beauty. The family sex abuse narrative always stood out as abruptly profound and ill-fitting with the rest of the album.

But then again I love Simply Deep and people always shun it as hastily (and poorly) put-together, so maybe my taste is just contrary to the tide.

EDIT: Sexy Daddy, Apple Pie A La Mode and Happy Face all deserved single treatment.
 
At work last week we were filming on a bus, and I played Get On The Bus which I'd not heard for a while. What a bop.
 
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