Discussion in 'Pop & Justice' started by mindtrappa, Nov 9, 2018.
I'm addicted to the edited tracklist I created for this. I... think I love this album.
It does call it Joanna in the first sentence though ddd
A medley of both songs performed on the hypothetical upcoming tour would be ideal. She can throw in Fancy Pants as well for the kiis.
Wait a minute...
This has "future TikTok trend" written all over it
Pitchfork comparing 'Stupid Love' favorably to 'Bad Romance', 'Applause' and 'Born This Way'????????
I hear sumn
Babylon is such a limp closer thematically. It’s as if everything preceding was born out of gossip and haters.
Exactly. I have no idea why it was given the cherished final spot. It's a bunch of nonsense that doesn't examine anything in depth.
Okay but the lyrics in Babylon are the camp as tits shit I was expecting through this whole affair.
Miss Barbara Lonfield SLAPS that's why she was given the closer position so she could SLAP your asses little piggies.
The half-hearted segues and bleed from one to the other means reshuffling the tracklist in some cases is uber annoying.
After a weekend of playing it a lot I’ll make no bones about really enjoying Chromatica for what it is, whilst remaining in the somewhat bitter-that-it-isn’t-better camp. It’s joyous and fun and I guess I recognise when we need something like that more than my takes on its failings. If anything it’s nice to step out of my “but Joanne was her best don’t throw it under the bus!!!” shoes and just chill for a minute, safe in the knowledge that her success with this era is a positive even if it feels odd.
For whatever reason it’s the lame, “student doing presentation they wrote 5 minutes before class” themes that have left a bitter taste more than anything. I feel like with a simple resequencing this album could have been described as “the emotions of a surreal night to the club”. Thinking of it in a grounded way actually helped with my appreciation. Enough about planets unless you’re going to commit to the silliness (see Venus).
I'll say it again: this album is not flat. Short? Yes. Slightly over-sanitized and in need of some more variety in drum patterns and programming? Sure. But it is absolutely not flat.
Chromatica is not a planet, it's a perspective.
Had a moment listening to it through last night. There's a lot of intricacies in the production, and while that element is probably the weakest aspect, it still has a lot to offer. 911 especially has tons of layers, the harmonies on Sine From Above are stunning, and I also love the slow build from Chromatica III.
Was definitely being too hard on the entire project initially. Nostalgia was captured throughout the album, but I do think having someone at the helm of the record that had a hand in earlier music may have been a solution. Like, DJ White Shadow creating the base product for others to assist with rather than Bloodpop. Maybe to others it doesn't sound "new" enough, but I think there would've been a different result had other eyes been on it.
Get that promo, Ms. Levesque.
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