For better or worse, I think the shallowness of some of Disco’s lyrics were a conscious decision. Kylie touched upon it briefly in one of the interviews
at the time.
There are better ways to achieve what Kylie is describing here though than the Disco approach, which is just to plug in blatant cliches at almost every turn. And if she really wanted to use cliches, she could have at least picked more interesting ones.
Oh my god, everybody really needs to move on from this discussion but also this line in this song especially. It's literally in a song called Monday Blues and about how she's looking forward to the weekend again. Not every song needs to be a literary masterpiece with her digging out a thesaurus for every word.
It's not an either/or. There's a lot of middle ground between what Kylie is doing on Disco and digging out a thesaurus for every word.
Honestly, I think most people would agree that digging out a thesaurus is lazy songwriting. But so is leaning so heavily on cliches.
I think this is disregarding some nuance in the discussion. I am not looking for literary masterpieces, I never said so and I think my post made perfectly clear what it is I'm looking for. I simply feel my favourite popstar is lacking some creativity in her lyrics on her last album – not that she owes me anything, and it's perfectly fine that many people on here don't share this viewpoint.
So far the issue has been discussed without calling the album shit or attacking anyone. And this is a forum to discuss pop music. So I think the discussion is perfectly valid?!
And I agree with this!
The discussion is completely valid. As much as I love this forum, one of its more vexing qualities is that people are always trying to control the discussion in threads. Just ignore discussions that don't interest you!
Let's not forget Madonna has done many a sing la dee da dee, ooh la la you're a superstar, singy singy singy, New York/dork as well.
Madonna has absolutely penned some thoroughly lazy lyrics in her day. While not quite Disco levels of cliche, some of the songs on Rebel Heart are bottom of the barrel in terms of the lyrics. See: Iconic, HeartbreakCity, Hold Tight. And I have the exact same criticism of those lyrics that I do the ones on Disco. Really, songwriters should always strive to do their best and there's simply too much "this will do?" in the pop genre (where lyrics are concerned).
I don’t get why a small number of people (person) need to pop shame people who enjoy Disco.
After being somewhat disappointed with Golden I really needed something like Disco from Kylie. And the success of the album shows I’m not alone.
I don't know if you're referring to me or not, but I'd love to see the posts where people are shamed for enjoying Disco.