5. 9.06 +5 (+0.26) 11x4: @happiestgirl, @SyPOPhantic, @nikkysan, @sfmartin Highest: 10x28 (@AllGagaLike, @Ana Raquel, @Verandi, @lehnw01, @CasuallyCrazed, @DJHazey, @VitaminBee, @Cundy, @tylerc904, @BEST FICTION, @Pecans, @maverick_79, @Subspace88, @Stradiwhovius, @enjoy v2.0, @RUNAWAY, @Hurricane Drunk, @Kenny, @OspreyQueen, @aux, @djmakemewet, @Petty Mayonnaise, @Oleander, @japanbonustrack, @Remorque, @Vixen, @Posh Spears, @Cutlery) Lowest: 5x2 (@əʊæ, @alejandrusco) I’ve always regarded Blue as a little plain and unimaginative. And for god’s sake leave that guy alone already! You think taking advantage of someone for career is bad but using them to fulfil your own emotional needs is all fine and dandy? Nn sorry for this outburst! It is not all bad with Blue. The production is top-notch (fresh, sparkling little tingles) and she sounds positively heavenly. I just... can't listen to it anymore for some reason. @imaduck (5.5): "I'm here for the the kick drum and choral keyboard riffs but it sort of just ends up feeling a bit like decent filler." @etienne (6): "i always forget how half of this album sounds. I just never really bothered with this." @abael (7): "None of Froot's tracks are bad, but they are ordinary, indistinct minutes." @Miyawakiwi (7): "Not my favorite song, but the music video… The lighting, the CHOREOGRAPHY, the aesthetic, wow!" @babes aloud (8.1): "I don't really get much from the verses. So in that respect the chorus did not warrant a single release." @Maki (8.25): "This one really grew on me. It went from 'nice' to 'great' in a relatively short time. 'Blu-u-u-u-ue' part (basically the whole pre-chorus) is amazing and totally makes the song for me. The chorus, while memorable, always seemed a bit of a restricted. Great production, too. Love the switch-up near the end." @Sprockrooster (9): "Following three magnificent tracks and being followed by two great songs on the album, this got played accidently many times and it worked in his favour as I grew to love it." @Dijah. (9): "What a fun bop." @Sally_Harper (9): "Double chorus!!" @pop3blow2 (9.1): "Wouldn’t have been completely out of place on Electra Heart & would’ve been a stand out there, too." @Music Is Life (9.5): "Love the synthy keys on this one. Oof and the pre-chorus where the guitar and drums become more prominent and the absolutely dancey chorus, yessssss. The middle-8 might just be my favorite part if the song. Maybe not. That chorus is really fighting for the title, especially the final one." @Ana Raquel (10): "Personal favorite of Froot (and I had a signature on NEOPETS with a verse of this song dddd)." @Verandi (10): "Maybe if they had pushed this as the lead single with actual promotion she might have bagged a cute top30 hit. The last chorus with the backing vocals still pulverizes me." @VitaminBee (10): "It was between this song and I’m a Ruin for my 11. This one almost won purely on the final chorus and those backing vocals and the outro." @Pecans (10): "Blue would have been a great follow-up to Electra Heart’s singles and she really wasted its hit potential. I know she didn’t want a traditional album campaign, but what a wasted opportunity." @Kenny (10): "I need to stop relating to her. I feel like it's clear how much I relate to her lyrics. What can I say, she's my depressed queen and that whole "forget about your problems" phase she has now can leave." @Vixen (10): "What a rush of energy, sunshine and sugar. Marina doesn't have quite many songs like this - even with her latest venture into Spotify-ready songs, but I'm certainly glad we have this one. It actually reminds a lot of the soundscape of 'Electra Heart' (the kicks, etc), but unlike many songs from the previous albums, this has so much place to breathe and thrive." @OspreyQueen (10): "Imagine if Marina collaborated with Florence + the Machine and…the composers for Mario music. Well you don’t have to because it would sound exactly like this." @Cutlery (10): "Once again, I can't wrap my head around the fact there was a time I didn't unabashedly stan this deceivingly optimistic slice of pop. Despite the title, the bright bubbly production, and the sweet manner "I don't wanna feel blue anymore / Blueeeeeee" is delivered, this song is so reflective of abandonment issues and seeking instant gratification in a relationship. A strong moment is how Marina keeps singing as the song's fading out, with those heavenly vocals backing her for the final chorus." @Subspace88 (10): "Best track on the album. Easy. The contrast of production versus the lyrics? Amazing. The video? Amazing. A proper moment being the last song on the FROOT tour. Everyone lost their shit." @Stradiwhovius (10): "I heard this playing while I was shopping in Morrisons and I started crying. A musical throwback to previous eras while also showing us how much she has developed as a song crafter and a person. I wish I could give both it and I'm A Ruin 11s because they both showcase her artistic and personal development in perfect but contrasting ways. And as with I'm Not Hungry Anymore, I'd be content if the beaming grin at the end of the video was the last thing she ever did." @DJHazey (10): "More of a 'big pop moment' for this album than what most people point to: the title track. I'm a Ruin is that for sure, but that's much more divisive with people bemoaning its 'overratedness' when everybody and their sister loves Blue. About as catchy and dare I say 'pure pop' as Marina gets sonically, because parts of this song make you feel lighter than almost any song before it in her entire discography. The video of her at a carnival fits the bill because it really sounds like that setting: effervescence and carefree. In reality the words are telling you something entirely different...desperate need for human contact in the face of despair and heratbreak. Also I can't not mention a career highlight in "gimme love, gimme dreams, gimme a good self etseem" -- I mean, when are your favs writing gems like this?" @happiestgirl (11): "Such a fantastic, honest, relatable masterpiece. The cheery sounding chorus, the devastating lyrics, and the simplicity of 'I don't wanna be blue anymore.' Also, this song basically describes my last relationship, so it hits extra hard for me. It's so easy to equate attention with love, and companionship with happiness" @sfmartin (11): "Joyous. Pure and simple joy in a song, despite the excellent bittersweet lyrics. The song just flows effortlessly from one section to this miraculous chorus. Impossible to feel blue after listening to this." The plan for the rest of reveals: I'm heading out of town for the weekend, so I'll post an early one tomorrow, attempt to get #3 out on my phone Saturday and the finale should be ready Sunday evening or night depending on which train I'll manage to catch. So bittersweet to see the ending approaching!