: 10x5 (bye; @TRAVVV
; @Andy French
: 5.5x1 (@AshleyKerwin
Worth It (feat. Iamsu) for:
"Wake up inside of my castle / I banish you from my heart / I do not care if you love me / you know you're wrong from the start"
I warned you. I warned you I would do a name it and shame it. And the time has definitely come.
I can’t with y’all. I really. Can’t. I don’t have any problem in calling this what it is, the worst thing to happen in this rate. #23 isn’t really a bad placement, but I dare you to say to my face you consider yourself a Tinashe fan and still you don’t think this deserves to be in her ultimate Top 10. How can you say that with a straight face? The way it builds and builds and builds. The way she holds back on that amazing chorus. The immaculate production. Literally flawless. That out-of-nowhere siren. Hell, I’m not generally big on autotuned vocals but here they are everything! I say this thinking that they are perfectly fine songs but… Feels Like Vegas, Aquarius, Superlove… better than Wrong? Come on!
In a world without the two albums, Wrong would be her best song and that’s the tea whether you want to admit it or not. I don’t like to repeat myself, but one time I tried to shut down the boring “Pop or R&B?” argument in the Nightride thread (because she’s best when she blends BOTH), and I used this song as a perfect example of that. Everything about it screams R&B, but then she comes around and pulls out from her illusionist hat that capital-P Pop chorus. And that’s beautiful. That’s insane. That’s what sets Tinashe apart. Now, you know damn well today I played Jhené Aiko’s latest over and over, and I find it an amazing and really solid album, at times quite Tinashe-sounding. But Jhené never breaks the smooth flow in her songs. She never serves a chorus as soaring as Wrong. And that’s perfectly ok, her style is different, but this dynamic mix is what hooked me up on Tinashe and it’s why she’s one of my ultimate favorites. All jokes aside, I wish most of you would see this because apparently you don’t. Or maybe you don’t agree this song is the best example of that. Show me which one it is then, and we’ll have
a skull-dragging session
a long and reasoned conversation.
We start with AshleyKerwin
(5.5), who honestly leaves me speechless: “Nice and chill.” … I mean … Then why you gave it a fucking 5.5? Did nice and chill hurt you in your sleep? Did they steal your lunch at primary school? I genuinely hope so. Let’s get another choice opinion out: it’s phily007
’s (7) time! “I like the vibe but it's a bit too linear and doesn't hook me.” Linear? Nah, I don’t think so! I mean, even constantino
(8) kinda saw the light for this masterpiece: “This track features some of the strongest hook on the entire mixtape. So catchy and so right.” Your words and your score don’t really match but you don’t know how thankful I am it’s not something along the lines of “You know what’s wrong? Delaying your album for 2 years” or something like that. Let’s go to people with unquestionable taste, shall we? Fellow 10-scorer TRAVVV
brings up memoirs of a glorious past: “I want another Tina/Ryan Hemsworth collab mixtape. Anyone remember the demo of this with the extra bridge?” No but I think I found it. Link at the end (1). And lastly Touchofmyhand
(10) clocks my incomplete write-up: “The sample use is absolutely effortless”. Was almost forgetting, this samples the 1974 jazzy song “Summer Madness” by Kool & The Gang. Loves it. Link at the end (2).