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Pink: The Discography Rate ∞ WINNER!

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by swim, May 28, 2019.

  1. Wow, this is surprising. That is probably the last song that I would think was so divisive (and would receive an 11 and so many 10's).
    I really thought that the reception of this song would be on a more unremarkable side.

    As much as I enjoy "Love Song", there was always something missing that would make me classify it among her amazing ballads. And this is coming from someone who usually adores P!nk's more emotional ballads (in case you haven't noticed that already). That bridge remains brilliant, though.
    The lack of commentary is kind of expected, but still adds to the mystery of where all those low scores are.

    After all, "Love Song" actually got a perfect placement in my book (i.e. around the middle of the countdown).
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2019
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  2. A supposedly "huge" elimination and then it's just... Love Song? The clickbaitery of it all.
  3. Seven tens and an eleven.
  4. That's fair enough, it's just it's just an album track that's barely even been mentioned over the course of the thread. I was expecting something more impactful I guess.
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  5. LiK


    Noooooooo I remember the first time I heard this song not expecting much and somehow I couldn't stop looping it over and really should have landed top 50 but it did well enough.

    And to everyone who scored it below a #7... I just wanna have a chat, especially with you @happiestgirl

  6. Seven tens, wow. I just connected with Pinks later ballads more than her earlier ones, seemingly in contrast to most voters.
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  7. Thank you! Seven tens and an eleven is absolutely nothing to scoff at, you'll all see.

    Next up: Another ballad and then I'm done.
  8. Stop eliminating ballads! Bloody @Verandi.
  9. [​IMG]

    Y'all need to realise that my scores alone don't really change the outcome of the rate. Other villains live in the shadows.
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  10. Nah, it’s just you x
  11. Me too, but look on the positive side, it could've been one of our high scores.
    Those ballad haters...
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  12. Numb, We Could Have It All and Love Song?
    Y'all need Jesus.
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  13. I'll fully admit to being one of these shadow-living villains.
  14. 'Numb' has never done much for me, it doesn't hit as hard as it should. The guitar isn't loud enough in the mix.

    'We Could Have It All' is a great album track, but I'm not fussed.

    'Love Song' is just beautiful.
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  15. ‘Like a battered child I got used to your pain’ is a haunting lyric which honestly makes me feel uneasy. It’s a great song though so I’ll still bop
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    65. My Attic
    Average score: 7.30
    Highest score: 10x3 (@Sanctuary, @kal, @Lost Boy)
    Lowest score: 3 (@happiestgirl)
    My score: 10

    My attic is full of pages, full of crazy
    Cluttered spaces that you could not cross
    My attic is full of bones and full of hopeless
    Young emotions that just won't grow up
    I keep hiding the keys in all these
    Places even I can't find
    Hoping, one day, you'll find them all
    And I wanna let you see inside my attic

    The older sister track to 'Barbies' falls first, leaving her latest album with just four tracks remaining. Like 'Barbies', 'My Attic' is an exploration in nostalgia in the face of personal trauma. Actually written by Julia Michaels and co (the only song she didn't have a hand in writing on the album), it's a stunning revelation about the hidden parts of us that we desperately want someone to find, but that doesn't make it any less terrifying.

    I happen to think it's one of the strongest ballads she's released in years, and how she personifies the darkness inside of her with this part of the house that we usually throw memories into - occasionally digging out things we didn't even remember were hidden away - is just... exactly the kind of songwriting that I wish she was championed for, so I'm really glad she recognised the potential and recorded it. Personal trauma and memories are complex things for us to understand, and a rocky past doesn't stop us wanting to go back to simpler times or to open up and show people these parts of us.

    Personally it's particularly heart wrenching to hear the I keep hiding the keys in all these places even I can't find. Noting that sometimes we repress and bury things that are screaming to get out before we are even aware of it. Beautiful.

    Commentary corner:

    @JMRGBY88: (9.5) a beautiful song.

    @Verandi: (8) Oh this is pretty

    @rick: (9) Barbies Part 2. But better.

    @abael: (7) Pink adds emotional power well to her vocals, and sells it well. The song itself can only achieve so much.

    @tylerc904: (7) You can instantly hear Julia’s imprint on this, not that it’s a bad thing. I really like how subtle the vocal is.

    @Laurence: (4) Well, this just doesn't do it for me either. It sounds very generic vanilla white male with a guitar, usually trash.

    @Music Is Life: (9) This is great mid-tempo. I love the production, and the way it builds, and I love the melody, especially on the verses, and the lyrics are so heartbreaking here.

    @Maki: (7) This tries to replicate "Barbies" and pretty much fails do to that. Sounds so similar to it, both sonically (instruments mostly) and lyrically. The production is almost identical, but the melody is weaker. It's like a more mellow version of the song. I wanted to call it a filler, but this sound doesn't occur anywhere else on the album. Also, P!nk didn't co-write this song, so it explains that it sounds less authentic than "Barbies". The shorter length of the songs does it justice, though. Overall, I can't name any major objection, it's just a bit unremarkable.

    @R27: (5) I feel like this isn't as deep or moving as it seems to think it is.
    @savilizabeths: (8) “Yeah, I’m a bit of a sucker for ballads, especially ones with feeling behind them. This isn’t the best example of that on this album but it’s so pretty. Strings and acoustic guitars are two of my favourite things in the world and this song incorporates them gorgeously. Pink has stunning, emotive vocals here and the lyrics are just beautiful. You can tell that she puts her entire heart into songs like these, and it makes for a very sweet moment.”

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  17. kal


    Only three 10s!? What is wrong with the rest of y’all?
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  18. Not y'all kicking one of the few good songs on the album out sksksk
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  19. Hurts 2B Human only having half the remaining tracks of Beautiful Trauma seems... off.
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  20. I’m actually a bit devastated to see ‘My Attic’ off, it’s so stunning.
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