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r2.0: The Charli XCX Discography Rate 2021 (#90 + RECAP)

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by Petty Mayonnaise, Jan 25, 2021.


What is your favorite Charli XCX project?

  1. Heartbreaks and Earthquakes

    0 vote(s)
  2. Super Ultra

    0 vote(s)
  3. True Romance

    19 vote(s)
  4. Sucker

    3 vote(s)
  5. Vroom Vroom EP

    3 vote(s)
  6. Number 1 Angel

    15 vote(s)
  7. Pop 2

    33 vote(s)
  8. Charli

    5 vote(s)
  9. How I'm Feeling Now

    19 vote(s)
  10. XCX World

    1 vote(s)
  1. Did I know that "How Can I" is going to be tanked yet again?
    Did I still give it a perfect score?
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  2. We know dddd.

    How Can I is perfectly fine, but it occupies a similar soundscape as too many other songs on the album that just do it better. Grins, for example, sounds pretty much the same with better vocal production and not a plodding melody.
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  3. To me the best thing about How Can I is the lyrics, which are some of my favourites from Charli, and the way she delivers them too. There's just something very raw and direct about the song, especially the chorus being just "how can I fix what I fucked up?" repeated over and over. Deserved way better than #95.
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  4. A quick update: firstable let me just apologize for not posting regularly the last couple weeks. It's been a combination of factors, with the thing with my mom obviously, but also there's a really huge overhaul happening at my job at the moment that's led to increased hours and workload the last few weeks (that we weren't warned about ahead of time like at all nn). Most of the time these days, I get home from work, eat dinner and then immediately fall asleep for a few hours, which doesn't leave me a lot of time to be productive. It's been very very challenging and shitty (and has me very much considering my future with the company). Anyway, the goal is to get back to regular posting tomorrow. I can't promise that it's going to be a certain number of eliminations a day or something, but I'm striving to get back to my schedule as much as possible, because I do feel guilty for leaving you all hanging for a week. I thank you all for your understanding (and for not @ ing me a whole bunch in my absence nn) and will see u all very soon x
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  5. Do what you need to, @Petty Mayonnaise, and I hope everything is okay!
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  6. I do want to emphasize that for the most part, I'm doing fine. Just overworked and underappreciated with a lot less free time than normal!
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  7. you want to know what song almost killed the rate?

    So Over You
    Highest Score: 10 x 4 (@askew @FunkyButChic @blissteria @Phonetics Girl)
    Lowest Score: 0.5 x 1 (@Los Ageless)
    My Score: 5

    I'm sure that plenty of you have thoughts.mp3 about this song, but I find it...like thoroughly uninspiring. I would never ever seek out to play this song and probably wouldn't ever think of it outside of the context of rating Charli's discography. Like much of Sucker, the chorus is mildly annoying, but that's really the strongest reaction you're going to get out of me over this one, ladies. A very resounding

    from me chief.

  8. R27


    Awe I love So Over You in all it's over the top corny glory.
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  9. You know when rate hosts pour their affection for the artist into every single elimination, no matter the quality or placement of the track in question?

    I love that the good sis @Petty Mayonnaise isn't like that ddd.​
  10. ahem

    100 Bad (w/ Tommy Genesis)
    Highest Score: 10 x 6 (@Luck @tea @slaybellz @superultra @Remorque @OspreyQueen)'
    Lowest Score: 2 x 2 (@Laurence @Elysium)
    My Score: 8.5

    There can be 100 bad bitches in the city and 99 of them don't believe in you....

    Hot take: this was done dirty purely for being in the extras section. With how little Charli is actually on the track, it was never going to threaten the top tier picks, but I'm thoroughly convinced that if this had been on one of Charli's mixtapes (and it could easily fit with just a tiny bit of tweaking) that it would probably have lasted at least another 10-20 cuts. It just...slaps...supremely? I really need Charles to link up with Thomas for another collab or two, because like there's too much musical chemistry here to let it end here. Like imagine if we got Tommy on I Got It or Shake It instead of Br**ke C*ndy. Society would flourish. My student debt would be gone. The snakes manifesting in my house? Gone forever. I'd personally pay good money to hear Miss Genesis on one of A.G.'s harder productions, and I will be manifesting that going forward thank you. The amount of charisma she brings to the table here...far too much. Charli's no slouch either and definitely makes the most of her verse, finding space to reference both Vroom Vroom and Lipgloss in her brief feature. I just...really like this and honestly wish I had given it full marks just to bolster its average a bit, but I naively thought you all would display some taste and let this certified banger at least last a little bit longer than this.

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  11. OspreyQueen

    OspreyQueen Staff Member

    Oh come on now what the fuck
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  12. Oh 100 Bad is a banger, it should have stuck around for a while longer.

    Hundred bad bitches in the city lookin' pretty
    With the ass and all the titties
    Throwin' 20s, throwin' 50s
    Got the rocks and they be drippin'
    Stick they tongue out and they trippin'
    At the pool house, they be dippin'
    They be speedboat, water whippin'
    Kinda like 'em when they sippin'
    Ride around over the limit
    They're like, "Charli, baby, get in"
    They know racin' is my fetish
    So I vrooma vrooma vrooma
    Purple Lambo with the roof off
    In the mirror with the lipgloss
    Me and Tommy 'bout to link up

  13. Yeah, that's an unfortunate Extras section casualty. It's a little repetitive, but I'm into the vibe.
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  14. tea


    Explain yourselves!
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  15. I've made myself an extended edit that follows Charli's verse with the original's second verse. Bring on the repetition!
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  16. OH FUCK OFF!!!
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  17. This writeup and my fellow 10 givers though:

    They really do need to collab again! They're a power duo.

  18. I wish I could but I just don't remember the song.
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