She's back and she's been practicing photoshop so she got a little experimental with this album art... #35 ☁️ ALL MY LOVE ☁️ (W/ MAJOR LAZER) Average: 7.972 All the rhythms in my heart lift me up and say We're just a mess of broken people but we love the game I would do anything for us, it's worth the pain All the rhythms in my heart lift me up and say High: 10x15 (@Sprockrooster @2014 @soratami @chrismoyer @junkos @Mushroom @elektroxx @slaybellz @Slice of Life @Wired Life @138Prince @Laurence @Endothelium @superultra @Blond) 9.5x4 (@livefrommelbs @BreatheBox @RMK @dylanaber) 9x8 (@DJHazey @pop3blow2 @happiestgirl @Vitamin @Holly Something @TwistedInnocence @Ana Raquel @Music Is Death) Low: 3.75x1 (@andrewdarwitan) 4x1 (@Serg.) 5x3 (@Butterfly @sapnu puas @fatyoshi) 5.5x1 (@lemonsqueezyy) 6x10 (@Sail On @blaze_dave @SlowGinFizzzz @AllGagaLike @WhatKindOfKylie? @Dangerous Maknae @boombazookajoe @aux @VitaminBee @SophiaSophia) Total Points: 582 My Score: 7/10 'All My Love' sets a record for number of 10s recieved so far. Not every song has that. She is also the silver medalist for the Extras category. Are we surprised? Happy? Sad? There was a period of time early on where 'All My Love' had a solid place in the top 10. Unfortunately she fell from grace but #35 is a valid effort. This is definitely one of the only positive things to come out of the Hunger Games films. It's a dark tinged EDM/Pop track with a positive message about love. While it's not a favourite of mine, I'm not too surprised at how well loved it appears to be. Don't expect a long post here though, because I honestly don't know what to say. That and I'm very scatterbrained today but I wanted to get an elimination out, so here you go. Honestly, this is yet another example of a track that just never clicked with me. I don't think it's due to any faults it has. Okay, maybe I find it a little bit boring. It sounds great but I just find myself uninteretsed whenever I'm listening to it, so I don't do so very much. Fun fact though, I once heard this in my local university kid favoured club. I definitely think this could have been a pretty big hit in another world. It's just not for me and it never really has been. I do love the production in the verses. There's something so big sounding about it even though it's simple. I think it's that it sounds....spacious? It's echo-y and barren. I guess that fits with the apocolyptic themes of the films/books. The second verse builds on the initial production beautifully. Adding to the experience without making everything sound cluttered. Of course her vocals are pretty here too, especially delivering in the bridge. Everything else though.......underwhelming. The lyrics are nice, there's definitely some poetry to them but to me they also feel hollow. Like it's saying a lot but also nothing. I like the message as a whole but I feel no investment in what I'm hearing here. I'm not feeling the melodies either. The verses are alright, just a little dull. It's the chorus that doesn't sit right for me. It's sort of...nothing. I think it wants to be catchy but it isn't and the melody of it sort of just plods along, sounding repetitive pretty quickly. There's nothing to really grab onto, which gets worse going into the drop. On top of the drop being quite unpleasant, the vocals on top don't add any interest to it. It's just a whole lot of nothing to me, which is a shame. There are plenty of times when I can enjoy a drop in a song but this is not one of those. As far as the bridge, it's nice I suppose? But the thing that bothers me is how anticlimatic it feels. Ariana has so many brilliant bridges under her belt and this one falls flat, much like the rest of the track. There isn't really a climax to the song in general. It just sort of ends without much changing. I don't know, I just don't get it. I do expect this to be a very unpopular opinion, and writing this has almost made me wish I'd knocked my score down. I'm just not a fan, guys and I'm definitely pleased this didn't hit the top 10 like it was originally going to. I think it's time to hear from you guys as I'm sure you're sick of my unsavoury opinions. For once I'm siding with @Milotic (6.5): "It's cool, but the screeching production during the chorus is kind of grating." I have a headache right now and I'm pretty sure this song was to blame. It's been awhile for @reputation. (7): "This is a cute bop but I don’t like the drop that much. Haven’t used it in ages though." It's not a great drop. @Dijah. (7.5) makes a point: "This is the only joyful thing about The Hunger Games." That's how I feel about 'Yellow Flicker Beat', which is FAR superior to this. This is a new one for @daninternational (7.5): "New to me, it's a nice experiment." Have you used it since? I'm curious. @Crisp X (7.5) got a disappointment: "Nooooo this was going so well until that unnecessarily noisy chorus. A shame because everything else is great." While I don't 100% agree with your positive thoughts here, I still relate to this commentary. We actually didn't get too much commentary despite the high number of 10s. Interesting. I'd like to hear everyones thoughts in the thread. @pop3blow2 (8) seems a bit 'meh' on this: "Pretty well done & catchy pop. That drop is a bit, umm, abrasive… but it’s different. So, it’s fine." Abrasive is a good word for it. @RUNAWAY (8.5) praises fellow Aucklander, Lorde: "It feels kind of basic now, but Ari’s vocals completely save it from being forgettable. This soundtrack really was something. The good sis Lorde DID THAT." Ella really snapped on 'Yellow Flicker Beat' especially, which I have on repeat right now! @DJHazey (9) made me laugh: "I still don't really know what Ari is singing even if I look it up, I just bop my head and mumble something incoherent along to the beat of the crazy bird chant. Tribal Bops From Epic Film Soundtracks That Should've Been Huge Hits for 100 Alex." I don't know if this SHOULD have been a hit but it definitely COULD have been. And finally, our two commenters to give 10s! @chrismoyer (10) likes this: "A very underrated blast of a song, so energetic, fun, and a banger! This could of been a hit with a dope music video." Clearly it's not too underrated here so that's fun. And now @Sprockrooster (10) has high praise: "Honestly still one of her best. WHEW. A crazy beat she can work so well, cause this lady has some damn power that overpower every loud beat." She definitely has that power! So that's that. 'Quit' is our final Extra. How long until it falls? Hm, I wonder. Sorry for the wait for this elimination only for my write up to be kinda awful. I'm just very distracted lately. I hope you enjoy the Baby's First Attempt at Photoshop album art haha. I'll see you after the weekend! I love you all and stay safe!