Hot Take/ Musical Confession Thread!

debianlinux

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Yo!!! Why'd you move this out of the TS thread? It's not a hot take just cause it's not flattering to the artist the thread is about. It was valid and part of a progressing conversation.

I mean, you can put it in both threads but don't let one person get you to move it.
I don't really know the purpose of that thread and I took it on good faith that someone active int hat thread said it didn't belong there. furthermore, I did mention this thread because I couldn't find it and probably would have posted here instead if I could have. I am, however, interested in hearing from people who actually like the album who might show me the way because I am not seeing it,
 

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I don't really know the purpose of that thread and I took it on good faith that someone active int hat thread said it didn't belong there. furthermore, I did mention this thread because I couldn't find it and probably would have posted here instead if I could have. I am, however, interested in hearing from people who actually like the album who might show me the way because I am not seeing it,
I like the song with Bon Iver in it. Mirrorball is good too (although when she says you'll find me on my tallest tiptoes...it sounds like toilet...yes I am 12.
 
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I don't really know the purpose of that thread and I took it on good faith that someone active int hat thread said it didn't belong there. furthermore, I did mention this thread because I couldn't find it and probably would have posted here instead if I could have. I am, however, interested in hearing from people who actually like the album who might show me the way because I am not seeing it,
I cant speak for everyone but I think this album appeals more to the casual fans and/or people like myself who always respected T Swift as an artist but never liked her musical style. I went into this with next to no expectations. That being said, I'm a big fan of the Dessner Brothers from The National and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and Big Red Machine,
fame, and that's primarily what attracted me to Folklore in the first place. That combined with the cover art which looks more like the album cover of a Swedish black metal band 🤘

Upon several listens, I can honestly say, I like the song 🎵 writing ✍ and the production on the album, even though certain songs feel unfinished. Folklore is full of lyrical gems 💎 and has this sort of cinematic motif running throughout the album with Swift comparing her life to a film 🎥 on multiple occasions. I would not consider Folklore a folk album by any means despite her best effort, but rather a pretty subdued pop record with indie-folk elements i.e. harmonica, acoustic guitar, finger-picking, etc., and solid hooks. Overall I like the asthetics and the instrumentation on the album from the softly pattering, almost subliminal percussion, twinkling piano 🎹 and lush swirls of guitars 🎸and strings 🎻 A beautiful tailored record for these uncertain times, even if a few songs too long....

Highlights for me are the Bon Iver duet, and how surprisingly well it all works, "the last great american dynasty" and "Betty".
 
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Anyone who knows my tastes knows that Taylor is basically just acceptably fine and folk music is mostly my jam. To that end, I'll just go on record as saying she should just go back to being above board pop instead of acting like she's some new gift to folk music. I've made it to track 9 on folklore and this is some bland ass boring pseudo-folk pop music. I saw a recent article comparing her to Fiona and Jess Williamson. If it weren't for that article I would not have likely even bothered listening but here I am and I can say that is a complete insult to those fine artists. Nothing about this approaches the folk mastery Jess beings to the table.
when I saw the notification that Deb posted in here, I tensed up because Deb is a whole pile of hot takes- but this?
lukewarm take.
 
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