Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by swim, May 28, 2019.
You all fucking suck.
Something something I wish I was oops it's not the Gay thread something
Don't make me laugh when I'm trying to be mad at you!
You cannot hate me, because I have...
Not people on the last page coming for my 11 like that.
I can sense it happening, but if 'Barbies' leaves anytime soon - heads will roll.
"Crystal Ball" is good, but it's among my lowest remaining scores (still in a 6+ region, though).
Wait! If we actually gave our 11's to the same song... just... wow.
Damn y'all really did ''The Great Escape' dirty.
The way Try This has remain unbothered after a rocky start, while watching the popular girls try to cancel each other.
Also I am extremely puzzled how so many people despised 'Just Like Fire' yet a song like 'Are We All We Are' has somehow managed to escaped eviction???
Wow, I trash Eventually, and don't even get lowest score! @happiestgirl , I understand the sentiment, but let me have my moment!
Yet "The Truth About Love" has so many songs remaining (although most of them are great).
84. Crystal Ball
Average score: 6.93
Highest score: 10x2 (@Sanctuary, @Music Is Life)
Lowest score: 3x2 (@Verandi, @Sideout)
My score: 9
Folk music is clearly integral to P!nk's career and love of music, alongside country and rock. Even going so far as to creating a new band (You+Me) and releasing a new album under that moniker. She explores it frequently and it helps imbue her 'campfire songs' with character. So for that reason, even if I hated folk music, I wouldn't wish it away.
'Crystal Ball' contains some of P!nk's greatest lyrical moment as it tackles courage in the face of an apparently deteriorating future.
Sometimes you think everything is wrapped inside a diamond ring
Love just needs a witness and a little forgiveness
And a halo of patience and a less sporadic pace and
I'm learning to be brave in my beautiful mistakes.
Oh I've felt that fire and I, I've been burned
But I wouldn't trade the pain for what I've learned
It's a slow and delicate re-examination of anxiety, tackling a fear of the future and the past in present time. Speaking about the song, P!nk explained how it was recorded in one take and sent straight to the master without mixing:
"I am proud of the songwriting, melody, and vocals on that song. I recorded it in one take and we didn't mix it. It just went straight to master. It was all about a vibe and not about perfection or being polished. I just love that song and I loved recording it. Me and Billy got in a room and lit some candles, had some wine, and threw up a guitar mike and two vocal mikes and just went with it.
'The One That Got Away' was one of those songs from the last record where, you know, we've had a little bit, maybe, too much to drink or not enough or we're kind of right in that yummy middle ground, and then Billy gets so pissed at me because I [...] always use the demos. I don't mix a lot of those songs. A lot of those songs on the record don't get mixed. Some of them don't even get mastered. I don't want them touched. And then he's like, 'let me re-sing my part!' Absolutely not. He gets so mad at me. 'The One That Got Away' and 'Crystal Ball,' if you listen close enough, he's singing the wrong words, we're not even singing the same song. But it's so beautiful because it's an energy. It's nothing else but raw love recorded"
I really do think we need to celebrate times and songs like this because... this is P!nk's energy distilled into its rawest form. No adornments and no hindsight, it's a crystal clear window into the mind and soul of her songwriting. Shame on everyone who just... wrote this off as boring.
@savilizabeths: (8) “The plucked guitar is immediately so gorgeous. I love how rough this sounds, like it’s just a demo studio session that was mastered. It makes it so raw and beautiful.”
@R27: (9) This is so soothing. She sounds so resigned her to all the chaos around her. It feels like calm before the storm.
@Music Is Life: (10) This is such a beautiful acoustic guitar ballad. I love the melody, especially on the verses, and her voice just...ugh, I love it so much. I wasn’t sure I was going to give this a 10, but after listening to it again I have to.
@Maki: (6.25)) There's always at least one song that doesn't appeal much to me. On "Funhouse", it's this one. I appreciate the 'one take' element to it and it grew on me, but it's just a bit too bland and boring overall. I really like the chorus and hew lower register, but that's about it. I usually skip this song when listening to the album.
@abael: (4) Why does Pink feel the need to remind us of her folk capability? Like, good for you… but no one's coming for this.
@rick: (8.5) I literally can’t think of anything to say. It’s nice though
@JMRGBY88: (5) This has never resonated with me. I just think it’s boring. Maybe one day it’ll click but it’s been 10 years and it hasn’t yet.
I'm going to need some more activity if you want me to post the next lot, because we have a Funhouse drop then the first 11.
Well, this sounds a bit wrong, but this was one of the eliminations I was hoping for.
My least favorite song from "Funhouse" (standard edition), but it's still good, which just confirms the album's consistency.
I've heard it before and love the backstory.
As for "Funhouse", my lowest remaining score is a 7 for "Glitter in the Air", but I think it will (undeservingly) be "One Foot Wrong".
And can you reveal which album is that 11 from? I'm going to have an anxiety attack.
It'll probably be One Foot Wrong or a bonus track but it should really be the title track.
It's one either side of Funhouse.
So, that means either "I'm Not Dead" or "The Truth About Love", right?
83. One Foot Wrong
Average score: 6.94
Highest score: 9x4 (@savilizabeths, @əʊæ, @Music Is Life, @Sideout)
Lowest score: 3 (@happiestgirl)
My score: 8
'One Foot Wrong' is almost certainly one of the strangest songs in her discography, sound-wise. Whilst it took a long time for me to appreciate it, I now completely head-over-heels love the off-kilter sound it goes for, especially considering the subject matter. It was produced and written with Francis "Eg" White, who notably also worked on 'Could've Had Everything' and 'Chaos & Piss' - two other songs that explore an otherworldly atmosphere to perfection.
Lyrically 'One Foot Wrong' deals with an acid trip gone wrong, with P!nk recalling an experience with one of the worst drugs she's ever taken. In her words, it's about "losing control and how easy it is to lose the plot in life and teeter on the edge."
I adore how this song evolves from a really simple guitar melody and her singing into squelchy bass, horns and a moody drum beat. Times like this I realise that worldbuilding really is P!nk's strength, because despite never really having this experience I am right there with her. Also the middle-8 is perfection.
Stunningly it didn't manage to pick up a single 10, most scores being in the 7-9 range.
@Sail On: (8.5) I forgot how much this ending goes AWF with the horns. Plus, you can’t help but singing along by then.
@savilizabeths: (9) “I love how raspy her vocals sound on the verses here. The song feels weirdly short but it really packs a punch. The production is so strong with the horns and drums. It’s really great.”
@abael: (7) As good as the song is, there's no aspect to it that draws me back.
@Maki: (8.5) Really interesting track, which is one of the reasons I love it. It does lack something, but her raspy vocals make up for it. Interesting use of instruments definitely makes it more special. Something about the production and electronic elements make me want to check it more often. The outro is really good, too. Not a highlight, but more of a sonic standout.
@rick: (6) Should have been on the second half of the album. It kills the mood
@R27: (7) One of the less remarkable tracks on her most remarkable album. Still a solid song though, but I can't see myself actively searching this out
@JMRGBY88: (5) this song and Mean really bring the album down.
@Music Is Life: (9) I used to really not like this that much, but with every – admittedly sparse – listen to it over the past few years, it has grown on me and now I really like. She sounds great over this kind of jazzy/rock production and I’m really into it now. The lyrics are interesting too, I read somewhere this is about a bad acid trip, which I feel like is really not true.
Up next: Our first eleven.
A few people have called for it, it also has at least 5 tens so... some people aren't going to be pleased.
Oh come on, Crystal Ball is lovely. Seriously can Lonely Girl fuck off already?
"One Foot Wrong" shouldn't be out yet, it's such a sonically interesting tune in her discography.
And it has to be the highest ranking song to not recieve a single 10, no?
This sounds so much like my 11...
Then again, with that amount of 10's, it sounds like a quite divisive song, it could be my lowest remaining score, which is "Slut Like You".
Two complete opposites, so the wait is going to be so tough.
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