QUIRKY POP RATE: EVOLUTION | #73: Love, Laugh, Live (Fearlessly) | The Popjustice Forum

QUIRKY POP RATE: EVOLUTION | #73: Love, Laugh, Live (Fearlessly)

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by soratami, Jun 6, 2022.

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    First there was Quirky Pop Rate: The Debuts, then Quirky Pop Rate: Sophomore, and now it's finally time for the final chapter in the trilogy. Welcome to Quirky Pop Rate: Evolution! Before anything else, let me post the Quirky Pop concept/definition from back in the first rate:

    The first rate was about the start of these artists' careers, with debut albums released between 2008 and 2014, the second focused on a selection of sophomore albums from 2011 to 2017. This one covers "post-sophomore" music released between 2014 and 2022 (with some songs being released as recently as last month), and how each of these artists evolved after their first two eras (and these evolutions have been wildly different, but let's save that for the eliminations and artist/album write-ups). While the first two rates featured one album per artist, this time around, instead of doing a "third albums rate", I thought it'd be more interesting to do a rate about everything these artists released after their sophomore albums, be it albums, EPs, mixtapes or standalone singles. The criteria for selecting songs was: up to two songs per album/EP/mixtape, plus one song from any big re-releases and any noteworthy standalone singles, up to a total of six songs per artist. This means more prolific artists, such as Charli and MARINA, have more songs in the rate, while more releasephobic ones, like La Roux and Lorde have less. But with less songs per artist, it became possible to include more artists in the rate while keeping the song list about the same size as the last two rates'. And, without further ado, here are the artists featured:

    Firstly, eleven of the sixteen Quirky Pop Rate OGs -
    CHARLI XCX, ELLIE GOULDING, FLORENCE + THE MACHINE, FOXES, JANELLE MONÁE, LA ROUX, LADYHAWKE, LITTLE BOOTS, LORDE, MARINA (& THE DIAMONDS) and SANTIGOLD. Sadly, Diana Vickers and Natalia Kills, who appeared in the first two rates, won't be joining us this time since they haven't exactly been active post their sophomore eras. The eleven OGs are joined by the three main artists added in the sophomore rate - HALSEY, JESSIE WARE and KATY B, and finally, ten of the artists that appeared in last rate's "Side B" rate - ALLIE X, BANKS, CARLY RAE JEPSEN, CHVRCHES, FKA TWIGS, KYLA LA GRANGE, LAURA MVULA, LET'S EAT GRANDMA, MUNA and V V BROWN. Don't worry if that seems like a lot of artists, because, as I mentioned earlier, less songs per means the song list only has two/three more songs than the debuts/sophomore rate ones did.

    Less songs per album also means there's barely any fat in the song list, and in my opinion this is probably the more bulletproof song list out of the three rates, as practically every song featured is excellent. So if you thought the first two rates were brutal, this is bound to be even worse. I can't wait!


    RULES: Rate the songs from 0 to 10, including one 11, and PM me your ballot. Commentary is very welcome, but please use the template provided with the song list, as it'll make my life a lot easier when organising everything. In terms of decimals, please stick to .25/.5/.75. And please be sensible with your scores and don't go out of your way to tank any of artists.

    DEADLINE
    Sunday 19/07 23:59 BST


    Watch2gether session 1 (Allie X - Halsey)
    Saturday 11/06 5PM BST
    Watch2gether session 2 (Janelle Monáe - V V Brown)
    Saturday 18/06 5PM BST
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2022
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    ALLIE X
    Super Sunset (2018)
    Not So Bad In LA
    Girl Of The Year

    Cape God (2020)
    Rings a Bell
    Devil I Know

    Cape God (Deluxe) (2021)
    Anchor

    BANKS
    (2017)
    Underdog
    III (2019)
    Gimme
    Contaminated

    Serpentina (2022)
    The Devil
    Meteorite


    CARLY RAE JEPSEN
    EMOTION (2015)
    I Really Like You
    EMOTION: Side B (2016)
    Fever
    (2017)
    Cut To The Feeling
    Dedicated (2019)
    Now That I Found You
    Dedicated Side B (2020)
    Comeback (feat. Bleachers)
    (2022)
    Western Wind

    CHARLI XCX
    Vroom Vroom (2016)
    Vroom Vroom
    Number 1 Angel (2017)
    Dreamer (feat. Starrah & RAYE)
    Pop 2 (2017)
    Out of My Head (feat. Tove Lo & ALMA)
    Charli (2018)
    Gone (feat. Christine and the Queens)
    how i'm feeling now (2020)
    claws
    CRASH (2022)
    Good Ones

    CHVRCHES
    Love Is Dead (2018)
    My Enemy (feat. Matt Berninger)
    Miracle

    Screen Violence (2021)
    How Not To Drown (feat. Robert Smith)
    Good Girls


    ELLIE GOULDING
    (2014)
    Outside (with Calvin Harris)
    Delirium (2015)
    On My Mind
    Lost And Found

    Brightest Blue (2020)
    Power
    Love I’m Given

    EG.0 (2020)
    Slow Grenade (feat. Lauv)

    FKA TWIGS
    CAPRISONGS (2022)
    tears in the club (feat. The Weeknd)
    papi bones (feat. Shygirl)


    FLORENCE + THE MACHINE
    How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (2015)
    Ship To Wreck
    Queen of Peace

    High As Hope (2018)
    Sky Full Of Song
    Hunger

    Dance Fever (2022)
    My Love
    Free


    FOXES
    Friends In The Corner (2021)
    Love Not Loving You
    Friends In The Corner

    The Kick (2022)
    Sister Ray
    Sky Love


    HALSEY
    (2019)
    Nightmare
    Manic (2020)
    Graveyard
    You should be sad

    (2020)
    Be Kind (with Marshmello)
    If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power (2021)
    I am not a woman, I’m a god
    You asked for this


    JANELLE MONÁE
    (2015)
    Yoga (feat. Jidenna)
    Dirty Computer (2018)
    Make Me Feel
    Like That


    JESSIE WARE
    Glasshouse (2017)
    Midnight
    Your Domino

    (2018)
    Overtime
    What's Your Pleasure? (2020)
    Spotlight
    What’s Your Pleasure?

    What's Your Pleasure? (The Platinum Pleasure Edition) (2021)
    Please

    KATY B
    Honey (2016)
    Honey (feat. KAYTRANADA)
    I Wanna Be (with Chris Lorenzo)

    Peace and Offerings (2021)
    Under My Skin
    Lay Low


    KYLA LA GRANGE
    (2016)
    Hummingbird
    While Your Heart's Still Beating (2022)
    Set You Free
    Neverland


    LA ROUX
    Supervision (2020)
    International Woman of Leisure
    Automatic Driver


    LADYHAWKE
    Wild Things (2016)
    A Love Song
    Wild Things

    Time Flies (2021)
    Guilty Love (feat. BROODS)
    My Love


    LAURA MVULA
    Pink Noise (2021)
    Church Girl
    Got Me


    LET'S EAT GRANDMA
    Two Ribbons (2022)
    Hall of Mirrors
    Happy New Year


    LITTLE BOOTS
    Working Girl (2015)
    Better in the Morning
    Get Things Done

    Afterhours (2016)
    Face to Face
    Burn (2018)
    Secret
    Tomorrow's Yesterdays (2022)
    Silver Balloons
    Crying On The Inside


    LORDE
    Solar Power (2022)
    Solar Power
    Mood Ring


    MARINA (& THE DIAMONDS)
    Froot (2015)
    Froot
    I’m a Ruin

    Love + Fear (2019)
    Handmade Heaven
    Karma

    Ancients Dreams In A Modern Land (2021)
    Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land
    Venus Fly Trap


    MUNA
    MUNA (2022)
    Silk Chiffon (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)

    Anything But Me

    SANTIGOLD
    99 Cents (2015)
    Can’t Get Enough of Myself (feat. BC Unidos)
    Banshee

    I Don't Want: The Gold Fire Sessions (2018)
    Run the Road
    Valley of the Dolls

    (2022)
    High Priestess

    V V BROWN
    Glitch (2015)
    Lazarus
    Shift




    vvvvvvv
    Please use this template and write your scores (here) and your commentary "here", thank you!

    Allie X
    Not So Bad In LA • () ""
    Girl Of The Year • () ""
    Rings a Bell • () ""
    Devil I Know • () ""
    Anchor • () ""

    BANKS
    Underdog • () ""
    Gimme • () ""
    Contaminated • () ""
    The Devil • () ""
    Meteorite • () ""

    Carly Rae Jepsen
    I Really Like You • () ""
    Fever • () ""
    Cut To The Feeling • () ""
    Now That I Found You • () ""
    Comeback (feat. Bleachers) • () ""
    Western Wind • () ""

    Charli XCX
    Vroom Vroom • () ""
    Dreamer (feat. Starrah & RAYE) • () ""
    Out of My Head (feat. Tove Lo & ALMA) • () ""
    Gone (feat. Christine and the Queens) • () ""
    claws • () ""
    Good Ones • () ""

    CHVRCHES
    My Enemy (feat. Matt Berninger) • () ""
    Miracle • () ""
    How Not To Drown (feat. Robert Smith) • () ""
    Good Girls • () ""

    Ellie Goulding
    Outside (with Calvin Harris) • () ""
    On My Mind • () ""
    Lost And Found • () ""
    Power • () ""
    Love I’m Given • () ""
    Slow Grenade (feat. Lauv) • () ""

    FKA twigs
    tears in the club (feat. The Weeknd) • () ""
    papi bones (feat. Shygirl) • () ""

    Florence + The Machine
    Ship To Wreck • () ""
    Queen of Peace • () ""
    Sky Full Of Song • () ""
    Hunger • () ""
    My Love • () ""
    Free • () ""

    Foxes
    Love Not Loving You • () ""
    Friends In The Corner • () ""
    Sister Ray • () ""
    Sky Love • () ""

    Halsey
    Nightmare • () ""
    Graveyard • () ""
    You should be sad • () ""
    Be Kind (with Marshmello) • () ""
    I am not a woman, I’m a god • () ""
    You asked for this • () ""

    Janelle Monáe
    Yoga (feat. Jidenna) • () ""
    Make Me Feel • () ""
    Like That • () ""

    Jessie Ware
    Midnight • () ""
    Your Domino • () ""
    Overtime • () ""
    Spotlight • () ""
    What’s Your Pleasure? • () ""
    Please • () ""

    Katy B
    Honey (feat. KAYTRANADA) • () ""
    I Wanna Be (with Chris Lorenzo) • () ""
    Under My Skin • () ""
    Lay Low • () ""

    Kyla La Grange
    Hummingbird • () ""
    Set You Free • () ""
    Neverland • () ""

    La Roux
    International Woman of Leisure • () ""
    Automatic Driver • () ""

    Ladyhawke
    A Love Song • () ""
    Wild Things • () ""
    Guilty Love (feat. BROODS) • () ""
    My Love • () ""

    Laura Mvula
    Church Girl • () ""
    Got Me • () ""

    Let’s Eat Grandma
    Hall of Mirrors • () ""
    Happy New Year • () ""

    Little Boots
    Better in the Morning • () ""
    Get Things Done • () ""
    Face to Face • () ""
    Secret • () ""
    Silver Balloons • () ""
    Crying On The Inside • () ""

    Lorde
    Solar Power • () ""
    Mood Ring • () ""

    MARINA (& The Diamonds)
    Froot • () ""
    I’m a Ruin • () ""
    Handmade Heaven • () ""
    Karma • () ""
    Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land • () ""
    Venus Fly Trap • () ""

    MUNA
    Silk Chiffon (feat. Phoebe Bridgers) • () ""
    Anything But Me • () ""

    Santigold
    Can’t Get Enough of Myself (feat. BC Unidos) • () ""
    Banshee • () ""
    Run the Road • () ""
    Valley of the Dolls • () ""
    High Priestess • () ""

    V V Brown
    Lazarus • () ""
    Shift • () ""
    ^^^^^
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2022
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    ARTIST/ALBUM WRITE-UPS
    ALLIE X -
    BANKS -
    CARLY RAE JEPSEN - @Music Is Death
    CHARLI XCX - @Crisp X
    CHVRCHES -
    ELLIE GOULDING - @aux
    FKA TWIGS - @Isobel
    FLORENCE + THE MACHINE - @Trouble in Paradise
    FOXES - @Music Is Death
    HALSEY - @aux
    JANELLE MONÁE - @BubblegumBoy
    JESSIE WARE - @2014
    KATY B - @Island
    KYLA LA GRANGE - @Music Is Death
    LA ROUX - @Trouble in Paradise
    LADYHAWKE -
    LAURA MVULA - @boombazookajoe
    LET'S EAT GRANDMA -
    LITTLE BOOTS - @pop3blow2
    LORDE -
    MARINA - @Music Is Death
    MUNA - @Music Is Death
    SANTIGOLD -
    V V BROWN -

    One write-up will be posted every Sunday, the day when there aren't eliminations. If anyone wants to do a write-up for one of the artists that haven't been claimed yet, please let me know! This applies the people already on the list too, I'm happy to have people do as many artists as they want. And if multiple people want to do write-ups for the same artist, that also works. With this many artists, having write-ups for every one might not be very realistic, but I'm hoping to have write-ups for as many as possible.



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    SONGS THAT CUT GOT

    PART I
    PART II
    PART III
    PART IV
     
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    RESERVED JUST IN CASE

    YOU CAN POST NOW!
     
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  5. Shit, I didn't think "Gimme" would be here and challenge for that 11. Many other gems too.
     
  6. Damn if that first session was Saturday I'd easily make it, but I'll be away on a day trip Sunday.
     
  7. @soratami if I send another incomplete ballot to him:

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    I see three 11-contenders just by looking at the list and I'm not familiar with most of the songs, so yeah... this will be fun.
     
  8. There are a lot of gems here, I've been listening to the playlist these last few days and it's just smash after smash after smash. The results are going to be a bloodbath dd

    I'm fine doing it Saturday if that means more people would be able to take. Anyone else interested please let me know if you'd prefer Saturday or Sunday, or if you're fine either.
     
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  9. So many 10s, so may potential 11s. Whew!
     
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  12. Thank you @londonrain! That's all the Sophomore rate voters (well, except for @Pineapple), hoping most people are up for this one too.
     
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  13. Choosing Not So Bad In LA when it flopped in the discography rate over Little Things and Science which both made Top 5 feels like sabotage dd...

    Other than that the song list looks great! Lots of gems here.
     
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    Right in front of my Not So Bad In LA avatar...

    No but it's the second most streamed song in the album (after Girl Of The Year), the only one with a music video, and probably the most instant song in the album along with Girl and also my favourite, so it made sense to include it I think.
     
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  15. I'm in! Scared of the opinions of some of these girls tho, I'm too old now for the mess kii
     
  16. Dd sorry! I personally gave all three 10s or higher but for some reason the forum doesn't seem to like it that much. We shall see how it does this time.
     
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  17. The fact that ten of these songs are going be in the bottom ten is worrying, barely any of them actually deserve it nn. There aren't any album tracks most people don't have any strong feelings about to soften the blow of the first cuts this time around, so people will be losing faves right from elimination number one

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  18. I already know my 11.
     
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