Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by swim, May 28, 2019.
People calling for My Attic to go? Homophobia
I'm not really calling it to go, just saying that I expected it, among other songs, to leave before "Numb", "Run" etc. etc.
It still is among my lowest remaining scores.
My Attic deserves to be top 20.
My attic? More like my melatonin.
67. We Could Have It All
Average score: 7.24
Highest score: 10x2 (@Sanctuary, @Music Is Life)
Lowest score: 4 (@happiestgirl)
My score: 8
First envy, then comes shame, then secrets, and then blame
The quiet resignation on your face
You've spoken all your truths, you're shaken and you're bruised
There's nothing left to prove
'We Could Have It All' leaving means we have just 5 tracks remaining from her latest album, Hurts 2B Human. Co-written with Beck Hansen, known as Beck, it's a catchy and simple return to her Funhouse roots, actually making me wonder if this was actually wrote with that album and era in mind.
One thing I've always loved about P!nk is how she continues to collaborate with all kinds of artists and yet they always sound like P!nk songs. Here especially, you'd barely recognise this as anything but standard fare, and it's certainly one of the catchiest tunes of the entire album. The production is a particular highlight, especially on an album that embraces the electronic more than usual.
@Verandi: (6) Sounds like a old demo from Funhouse. Decent.
@rick: (8) This reminds me of one of the better ‘Try This’ tracks
@abael: (5) Pink could have released this song 3 times previously and I wouldn't have noticed.
@R27: (6.5) The chorus is rather bland, which is a shame because the verses and pre-chorus remind me of I'm not dead era P!nk.
@savilizabeths: (5) “This isn’t bad, I guess? It sounds nice. There aren’t any glaringly obvious flaws. But I also just don’t care.”
@Maki: (9.75) Fantastic album track (and an outtake, too) that grew on me so quickly. The chorus is stuck in my head every time I listen to it and her powerful vocal delivery just enhances that. The production definitely sounds like something off "The Truth About Love" (I'm pretty sure that this song was supposed to appear on that album), but there are apparent elements of "Funhouse" album, for example the post-chorus. The only thing that didn't click with me completely is the middle-8, which I expected would be a bit stronger. It's the closest we got to pop-rock P!nk on this album and a standout for sure.
@Music Is Life: (10) A sad pop-rock banger! Yay! Seriously this is so freaking great and shows that pop-rock is the genre that P!nk shines with the most (if there was only one.) So obviously, I love the production here, but the melody, especially on the verses and pre-chorus is great, and the chorus is perfect for this. I really love the bridge here too, especially the lyrics, and her voice. Love this. If it’s not a single, I’ll be upset.
Wait, no? This is probably my favourite track from that album! It kinda feels like a continuation of Who Knew to me, I really like it and the lyrics are quite relatable to me. Considering it managed to stick around until now, it seems it's one of the more well-received songs from her recent albums.
We need to stop culling her second best album and get back to culling Try This in it's entirety.
It didn't really deliver on what I'd want or expect from a Pink/Beck collaboration. As pointed out already, she has that ability to sound like Pink no matter what she does, so I'd like her to have gone a bit more experimental. That applies to her career in general, really.
You need Jesus.
ddd these eliminations are starting to hurt but at least my 10s are intact. I'm Not Dead needs trimming.
Up next: a HUGE one. We’re losing an 11 and SEVEN 10s.
"We Could Have It All" is among the very best from "Hurts 2B Human" and nearly got a 10 from me. Another underrated song.
I love how it received comparisons to "Try This", "I'm Not Dead", "Funhouse" and "The Truth About Love" - it really is the most 'classic' P!nk song we got from her in the last 5 years and the only (kind of) pop-rock song from the latest album.
Although, I can only hear stong resemblences with "Funhouse" in the melody and "The Truth About Love" in the production.
*tries to think of another divisive song a la "Slut Like You"*
It's going to be my 11, isn't it?
Or a shocker "Trouble" elimination? Either way, I'm in suspense...
Judging by some commentary, I have this feeling that it might be Catch Me While I'm Sleeping. For a second I thought about Raise Your Glass but I honestly hope nobody went as far as giving that thing an 11.
In that case, I will be crushed, but will praise the voter who gave that masterpiece an 11 as much as possible.
Although it seems possible that a song from "Try This" would be the one..
Also, "Centerfold" is another option.
I'm just saying this being 90% sure that it's my 11.
That's what I thought about "Slut Like You", yet it happened.
@Lost Boy is it a single that's leaving next? I'm so anxious.
It is Trouble
I mean, excluding two tasteless people, Trouble is pretty much loved by the fanbase at large so I hope it will last longer than this.
Still a banger
I’m writing it up now!
If it’s the song I tanked then yay!
If it’s Fingers then boo
66. Love Song
Average score: 7.26
Highest score: 11 (@Sanctuary)
10x7 (@LiK, @Music Is Life, @Remorque, @Sideout, @Sprockrooster, @nikkysan, @Lost Boy)
Lowest score: 2 (@happiestgirl)
My score: 10
This is my very first love song
That didn't end in tears
I think you re-wrote my love song
For the rest of my years
I will love you for the rest of my life
Looking at the scores this acquired throughout is one hell of a ride, with most scores falling on the low or high end, and that came as a massive surprise to me considering this is easily one of her greatest ballads. This is arguably one of her most intimate and vulnerable moments, her raspy vocal given bountiful space to soar amongst a thinly plucked riff.
Short and sweet by design, its simple lyricism and delicate vocals help translate this gorgeous melody - unfortunately it seemed like most people found that either too slow or boring, I guess you'll never find love.
@rick: (8) Yes it’s a rip off of She’s Like The Wind but it’s still a lovely little track
@Txetxu: (9) Gorgeous and sombre.
@abael: (5) When it comes to these more intimate slow songs the best stuff from Pink is yet to come.
@tylerc904: (7) I used to find this skippable but it has revealed itself to be quite beautiful.
@Music Is Life: (10) Okay so we’re all agreed this is too short right? Such a beautiful closer, really rounds out the album, and as a song on its own it’s kind of amazing and gorgeous. I love her voice on this, and the guitar throughout. I feel like if it was just a little longer – actually you know what? It’s a 10 no matter what length it is.
@Maki: (7.75) I overlooked this album closer for quite a while, but it showed its beauty over time. It's simple, yet effective. It takes a bit to get to the powerful part, where her emotions take over, and the song length does it justice. Not among her best ballads, but a really nice effort that I can definitely appreciate.
@R27: (7.5) A little corny, but also rather lovely.
@savilizabeths: (8) “This is such a beautiful, touching little moment. I really love it.”
Well I would be one of the 10s!
But shocked it is Love Song also. How is that so divisive?
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