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Album review!

Lyrics coming later 

 

 



We start the album with "'Till Now", a melodic intro featuring vocals drenched in vocoder and a minimalist beat that reminds me of "Better". "Contaminated" is this album's "Mind Games". The bass on "Stroke" could collapse a building! It reminds me of her pre-Goddess work, such as Fall Over and especially Warm Water but with so much more power and energy. The bass with the kicks and the wobbly synths are lit. 

The chorus on "Godless" reminds me strongly of Justin Timberlake 2006 R&B vibes. "Sawzall" strips it back with a more laid back, chill vibe featuring some guitars and vintage bells/plucks. "Hawaiian Mazes" screams a vintage, throwback sound more so than any other track on the album. "Alaska" is an evolved "Haunt", the sassiness in her vocals and the very odd sound choices on a dance-y beat. 

"Propaganda" is simply delicious! It should definitely be a single as it is close enough to be this album's "Gemini Feed" or "Beggin' For Thread". She treads on a mainstream, tasty pop chorus but still keeps it weird enough to be BANKS. The last three songs strip it back again and serve as the ballad trinity that closes the album. "The Fall" is a new ballad sound for her while the other two "If We Were Made Of Water" and "What About Love" are classic BANKS. "What About Love" features some lovely strings.

Overall, this record definitely did not disappoint for me. A big chunk of the album incorporates so many '90s/2000s elements, heavily inspired by those years R&B and hip-hop sounds, whether it would be the sound choice (the synths, drums, piano etc.) or the melody. It treads more on the experimental sides of her, as we seen before on "Haunt", "Poltergeist" and "Mind Games". If you liked "Gimme", you're gonna love this album. But if you were hoping for catchy pop choruses, this might not be for you. Some listeners might think it sounds really dated but I think it's a throwback project with a unique BANKS touch. My initial favourites are Stroke, Godless and Propaganda.

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Propaganda, Godless and Hawaiian Mazes coming for my top 3 I see :jonny5:

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5 minutes ago, RideOrDie said:

Album review!

Lyrics coming later 

 

 

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We start the album with "'Till Now", a melodic intro featuring vocals drenched in vocoder and a minimalist beat that reminds me of "Better". "Contaminated" is this album's "Mind Games". The bass on "Stroke" could collapse a building! It reminds me of her pre-Goddess work, such as Fall Over and especially Warm Water but with so much more power and energy. The bass with the kicks and the wobbly synths are lit. 

The chorus on "Godless" reminds me strongly of Justin Timberlake 2006 R&B vibes. "Sawzall" strips it back with a more laid back, chill vibe featuring some guitars and vintage bells/plucks. "Hawaiian Mazes" screams a vintage, throwback sound more so than any other track on the album. "Alaska" is an evolved "Haunt", the sassiness in her vocals and the very odd sound choices on a dance-y beat. 

"Propaganda" is simply delicious! It should definitely be a single as it is close enough to be this album's "Gemini Feed" or "Beggin' For Thread". She treads on a mainstream, tasty pop chorus but still keeps it weird enough to be BANKS. The last three songs strip it back again and serve as the ballad trinity that closes the album. "The Fall" is a new ballad sound for her while the other two "If We Were Made Of Water" and "What About Love" are classic BANKS. "What About Love" features some lovely strings.

Overall, this record definitely did not disappoint for me. A big chunk of the album incorporates so many '90s/2000s elements, heavily inspired by those years R&B and hip-hop sounds, whether it would be the sound choice (the synths, drums, piano etc.) or the melody. It treads more on the experimental sides of her, as we seen before on "Haunt", "Poltergeist" and "Mind Games". If you liked "Gimme", you're gonna love this album. But if you were hoping for catchy pop choruses, this might not be for you. Some listeners might think it sounds really dated but I think it's a throwback project with a unique BANKS touch. My initial favourites are Stroke, Godless and Propaganda.

 

 

Whew here for Propaganda, I need another Gemini Feed in my life :jonny4:

I love both of the songs that came out so far

Thank u for the review. 

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Stroke and Propaganda :jonny5:

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1 hour ago, RideOrDie said:

Album review!

Lyrics coming later 

 

 

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We start the album with "'Till Now", a melodic intro featuring vocals drenched in vocoder and a minimalist beat that reminds me of "Better". "Contaminated" is this album's "Mind Games". The bass on "Stroke" could collapse a building! It reminds me of her pre-Goddess work, such as Fall Over and especially Warm Water but with so much more power and energy. The bass with the kicks and the wobbly synths are lit. 

The chorus on "Godless" reminds me strongly of Justin Timberlake 2006 R&B vibes. "Sawzall" strips it back with a more laid back, chill vibe featuring some guitars and vintage bells/plucks. "Hawaiian Mazes" screams a vintage, throwback sound more so than any other track on the album. "Alaska" is an evolved "Haunt", the sassiness in her vocals and the very odd sound choices on a dance-y beat. 

"Propaganda" is simply delicious! It should definitely be a single as it is close enough to be this album's "Gemini Feed" or "Beggin' For Thread". She treads on a mainstream, tasty pop chorus but still keeps it weird enough to be BANKS. The last three songs strip it back again and serve as the ballad trinity that closes the album. "The Fall" is a new ballad sound for her while the other two "If We Were Made Of Water" and "What About Love" are classic BANKS. "What About Love" features some lovely strings.

Overall, this record definitely did not disappoint for me. A big chunk of the album incorporates so many '90s/2000s elements, heavily inspired by those years R&B and hip-hop sounds, whether it would be the sound choice (the synths, drums, piano etc.) or the melody. It treads more on the experimental sides of her, as we seen before on "Haunt", "Poltergeist" and "Mind Games". If you liked "Gimme", you're gonna love this album. But if you were hoping for catchy pop choruses, this might not be for you. Some listeners might think it sounds really dated but I think it's a throwback project with a unique BANKS touch. My initial favourites are Stroke, Godless and Propaganda.

 

 

Love everything about this! :jonny: 

People shouldn't expect catchy pop choruses. It's BANKS after all. She hasn't really done something like that apart from Gemini Feed lol. 

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Omg I am so pumped... she never disappoints 

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Ughh yes!

 

So what is the album all about? The storyline 

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Oh wow... it's really about to be AOTY

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The review has me thirsty for this album.

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Where the lyrics @?

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can you update the OP please?

 

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  • As owner of a single or album thread, you are responsible for keeping the first post updated. The following information should be added as it becomes available: the exact release date, artwork, track listing, official purchase and streaming links, official video(s).

 

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OT: perched :heart2: 

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can't wait to hear this :duca: 

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Alternate cover from UO

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8 hours ago, RideOrDie said:

Album review!

Lyrics coming later 

 

 

  Reveal hidden contents

 

 


We start the album with "'Till Now", a melodic intro featuring vocals drenched in vocoder and a minimalist beat that reminds me of "Better". "Contaminated" is this album's "Mind Games". The bass on "Stroke" could collapse a building! It reminds me of her pre-Goddess work, such as Fall Over and especially Warm Water but with so much more power and energy. The bass with the kicks and the wobbly synths are lit. 

The chorus on "Godless" reminds me strongly of Justin Timberlake 2006 R&B vibes. "Sawzall" strips it back with a more laid back, chill vibe featuring some guitars and vintage bells/plucks. "Hawaiian Mazes" screams a vintage, throwback sound more so than any other track on the album. "Alaska" is an evolved "Haunt", the sassiness in her vocals and the very odd sound choices on a dance-y beat. 

"Propaganda" is simply delicious! It should definitely be a single as it is close enough to be this album's "Gemini Feed" or "Beggin' For Thread". She treads on a mainstream, tasty pop chorus but still keeps it weird enough to be BANKS. The last three songs strip it back again and serve as the ballad trinity that closes the album. "The Fall" is a new ballad sound for her while the other two "If We Were Made Of Water" and "What About Love" are classic BANKS. "What About Love" features some lovely strings.

Overall, this record definitely did not disappoint for me. A big chunk of the album incorporates so many '90s/2000s elements, heavily inspired by those years R&B and hip-hop sounds, whether it would be the sound choice (the synths, drums, piano etc.) or the melody. It treads more on the experimental sides of her, as we seen before on "Haunt", "Poltergeist" and "Mind Games". If you liked "Gimme", you're gonna love this album. But if you were hoping for catchy pop choruses, this might not be for you. Some listeners might think it sounds really dated but I think it's a throwback project with a unique BANKS touch. My initial favourites are Stroke, Godless and Propaganda.

 

 

Propaganda coming to complete the trinity with Gemini Feed and Begging For Thread :alexz:

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Spoiler

‘Contaminated is this album’s Mind Games’

Is ALL i needed to hear. AOTY coming.

 

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1 hour ago, SUPER CANNES said:

Alternate cover from UO

53659884-001-b.jpg

Screaming, I made such cover myself a while ago for instrumentals on iTunes :deadbanana2: Loving the picture

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20 minutes ago, BlackoutZone said:

Screaming, I made such cover myself a while ago for instrumentals on iTunes :deadbanana2: Loving the picture

KlggmjJ.png 

Slay :alexz3: I prefer this pic myself. 

Do we have any instrumentals yet?

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8 minutes ago, SUPER CANNES said:

Slay :alexz3: I prefer this pic myself. 

Do we have any instrumentals yet?

No, but I hope they will come out there sometime after the album drops :gaycat2:

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2 minutes ago, BlackoutZone said:

No, but I hope they will come out there sometime after the album drops :gaycat2:

Me too :jonny5:

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'TILL NOW
Something about the way it's like you're running me over and over
Something about the way I miss you kissing me over and over
But you've been messing me around 'till now
And I let you push me around 'till now


STROKE

You want me, you want me
Want me to stroke your ego
Beg for it, beg for it
I got the touch placebo
You want me, you want me to stroke


SAWZALL

I go over every word you said to me
Every single syllable I could repeat
Certified to scuba dive in my memory

How didn't you tell me how you felt that day?
How was I supposed to know, I can't unread?
How was I supposed to see, it was underneath?
Got you singing from the ceiling
I thought that meant you were healing
Looking back I see the meaning
 

I didn't notice the teething
Why didn't you say you needed me?
(I told you I'm sorry, I know you are)

 

THE FALL 

And it's such a pity that you're getting under the precious crazy
The things that you're doing ain't helping your case
The things that you're doing ain't helping your case, no
Keep counting your gold, cause it's all your fault
Losing what you hold


IF WE WERE MADE OF WATER
Baby say it again
Maybe if you say it again
Maybe if you say it again
Maybe I'll believe it then
Baby say it again
Baby if you say it again
Change some words around maybe I'll believe you then
And I'm hurting from the way that this worked out
If you could rearrange your words you could've saved it


WHAT ABOUT LOVE

Give me one more chance to show you baby
Baby if you just realize what we could be
Baby if you just relearn my name
Baby if you just relearn my name

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23 hours ago, BlackoutZone said:

Propaganda, Godless and Hawaiian Mazes coming for my top 3 I see :jonny5:

ugh excited

:jonny4:

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On 6/28/2019 at 12:17 PM, RideOrDie said:

Album review!

Lyrics coming later 

 

 

  Hide contents

 

 


We start the album with "'Till Now", a melodic intro featuring vocals drenched in vocoder and a minimalist beat that reminds me of "Better". "Contaminated" is this album's "Mind Games". The bass on "Stroke" could collapse a building! It reminds me of her pre-Goddess work, such as Fall Over and especially Warm Water but with so much more power and energy. The bass with the kicks and the wobbly synths are lit. 

The chorus on "Godless" reminds me strongly of Justin Timberlake 2006 R&B vibes. "Sawzall" strips it back with a more laid back, chill vibe featuring some guitars and vintage bells/plucks. "Hawaiian Mazes" screams a vintage, throwback sound more so than any other track on the album. "Alaska" is an evolved "Haunt", the sassiness in her vocals and the very odd sound choices on a dance-y beat. 

"Propaganda" is simply delicious! It should definitely be a single as it is close enough to be this album's "Gemini Feed" or "Beggin' For Thread". She treads on a mainstream, tasty pop chorus but still keeps it weird enough to be BANKS. The last three songs strip it back again and serve as the ballad trinity that closes the album. "The Fall" is a new ballad sound for her while the other two "If We Were Made Of Water" and "What About Love" are classic BANKS. "What About Love" features some lovely strings.

Overall, this record definitely did not disappoint for me. A big chunk of the album incorporates so many '90s/2000s elements, heavily inspired by those years R&B and hip-hop sounds, whether it would be the sound choice (the synths, drums, piano etc.) or the melody. It treads more on the experimental sides of her, as we seen before on "Haunt", "Poltergeist" and "Mind Games". If you liked "Gimme", you're gonna love this album. But if you were hoping for catchy pop choruses, this might not be for you. Some listeners might think it sounds really dated but I think it's a throwback project with a unique BANKS touch. My initial favourites are Stroke, Godless and Propaganda.

 

 

but 'catchy pop choruses' is exactly what Gimme is :rip: 

god i'm so excited for Propaganda

the whole album is gon' be a bomb :duca:

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'TILL NOW
Something about the way it's like you're running me over and over
Something about the way I miss you kissing me over and over
But you've been messing me around 'till now
And I let you push me around 'till now


STROKE

You want me, you want me
Want me to stroke your ego
Beg for it, beg for it
I got the touch placebo
You want me, you want me to stroke


SAWZALL

I go over every word you said to me
Every single syllable I could repeat
Certified to scuba dive in my memory

How didn't you tell me how you felt that day?
How was I supposed to know, I can't unread?
How was I supposed to see, it was underneath?
Got you singing from the ceiling
I thought that meant you were healing
Looking back I see the meaning
 

I didn't notice the teething
Why didn't you say you needed me?
(I told you I'm sorry, I know you are)

 

THE FALL 

And it's such a pity that you're getting under the precious crazy
The things that you're doing ain't helping your case
The things that you're doing ain't helping your case, no
Keep counting your gold, cause it's all your fault
Losing what you hold


IF WE WERE MADE OF WATER
Baby say it again
Maybe if you say it again
Maybe if you say it again
Maybe I'll believe it then
Baby say it again
Baby if you say it again
Change some words around maybe I'll believe you then
And I'm hurting from the way that this worked out
If you could rearrange your words you could've saved it


WHAT ABOUT LOVE

Give me one more chance to show you baby
Baby if you just realize what we could be
Baby if you just relearn my name
Baby if you just relearn my name

I’m re excited :kiss:

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Omg these lyrics are gonna end me especially what about love!!i relate so much 

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@RideOrDie do you give any more tea on Hawaiian Mazes? Like can you describe how it sounds, is it upbeat, etc. Or any lyrics? :dancehall3:

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