#75 BETTER IN THE MORNING LITTLE BOOTS 4/6 7.353 10 (5) @Sleet @eatyourself @Attis @Remorque @aux | 9.75 @Untouchable Ace 2 @Trouble in Paradise | 3 @Sprockrooster #78 - #84 - #72 - #76 - #75 After Katy, BANKS and Halsey, it's Little Boots's turn to lose a third song, leaving her with half her entries in the rate. The difference is, while those three artist all have one album that's now fully gone from the rate, the three Little Boots songs actually all came from different projects, one from album #3, one from album #4 and one from one of the EPs released in between the two, with each of those three eras still having one song in the rate. Better In The Morning was released in May 2015 as the lead single from the third Little Boots album, Working Girl. It contains elements of the frequently sampled Genius of Love by Tom Tom Club (also sampled in a variety of other songs, such as Mariah's Fantasy and Latto's Big Energy) and was co-written and produced by Ariel Rechtshaid, one of the main Quirky Pop Girl collaborators, who has also worked with (former) rate artists Carly, Charli, HAIM and Sky Ferreira (remember her?). I wish I liked Better In The Morning more, it certainly fits the "quirky pop" bill to a t, but something about it just doesn't quite click for me, it feels a somewhat plodding and the chorus is a bit of a non-event. It's still good though, but it's definitely my least favourite Little Boots song in the rate. What I love is the music video, which is definitely worth a watch for anyone who's never seen it. @Trouble in Paradise (2) "I'm sorry but every listen to get this to click made me hate it more. @R27 (6) "Some interesting production choices make up for some of her typically nonsense lyrics." @unnameable (7.5) "What a fine piece of poptimism!" @berserkboi (8) "Somewhere between fun and annoying, but luckily more fun!" @DJHazey (8.5) "My first thought was “this is what I expected the La Roux songs to be like vibe-wise (based on the last rate). I’ve mentioned that a few times because she's responsible for a lot of my favorite discoveries in the Sophomore rate and her songs were so disappointing this time around. I love the ‘na-na-na-na-na, while waving her finger’ way that the melody teases." @godspeed (9) "I am amazed at how good this song is! This is a lot of fun and a very different direction than what Little Boots did on Nocturnes." @pop3blow2 (9.25) “A deceitfully infectious little bop. Could almost be a jingle for a breakfast cereal, which I think is part of the vibe of the whole album (consumerism, artists as a commodity, etc.) @Attis (10) "sdfadsf I still love this song. She's so quirkyyy can't take her anywhere !"