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Old February 8th, 2019 (12:11 PM).
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girls, gays, and everyone else - we have AG5. thoughts? fav track?
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Old February 8th, 2019 (12:13 PM).
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Really the whole album is full of bops! NASA is my favorite track
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Old February 8th, 2019 (12:21 PM). Edited February 8th, 2019 by Fletchling.
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My comprehensive and brief rating of every excellent track on TUN

1. NASA - needs no explanation. Wig flew to Pluto.
2. Ghostin - haunting and beautiful. Mac Miller sample. Made me cry.
3. Bloodline - this goes off, reminds me somewhat of something I’d expect to hear on the bey/jay album
4. Bad Idea - infectious beat and the ending is immaculate!
5. Imagine - the best of the prior singles. Whistle tones and excellent melodies.
6. Fake Smile - powerful. emotional. relatable. yuh!
7. In My Head - psyduck him! get it girl
8. BUWYGIM - fun and probably going to be every gay’s bio for abut a year
9. Thank U, Next - iconic, took a long time to grow on me but it’s here now
10. 7 Rings - the sample slays
11. Needy - was a bit underwhelmed but it is very nice
12. Make Up - sounds like it would be more in place on sweetener however still cute

Overall this album feels like a really organic blend of all her past albums... and I’m here for it!
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Old February 8th, 2019 (3:08 PM). Edited February 8th, 2019 by Cay.
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majority of it seemed like an apology album for sweetener cos her fans didnt like pharrell (+ originality!)

still enjoyed my listen though. i will not lie i shed a couple of tears listening to ghostin. happy to see her succeed cos this album will undoubtedly do extremely well. found the production to be somewhat lackluster a lot of the time (with a couple of exceptions like imagine + make up). or being straight up ripped from other artists (princess nokia im here for you!!!!!!)

also i really really hated how she put break up with your boyfriend Directly After her anthem of self-sufficiency. not exactly a good message to end your album with after everything thats happened to her imo
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Old February 8th, 2019 (3:51 PM).
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I listened to some of it at work today on Spotify. I like it so far. Still have a few to listen to.
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Old February 8th, 2019 (3:54 PM).
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or being straight up ripped from other artists (princess nokia im here for you!!!!!!)
Sis we can’t forget queen princess Nokia for calling out Ariana for stealing that beat she herself actually stole
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Old February 8th, 2019 (4:28 PM).
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Sis we can’t forget queen princess Nokia for calling out Ariana for stealing that beat she herself actually stole
damn, my bad, didn't hear about all that. u right

not surprised at all. i do enjoy her 1992 Deluxe mixtape but she is very very outspoken and annoying in the public presences she makes
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Old February 8th, 2019 (5:04 PM). Edited February 8th, 2019 by MysticalNinetales.
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I HAVEN'T LISTENED YET BUT I'M SO EXCITED! ^-^ I'VE BEEN A FAN SINCE HER VICTORIOUS DAYS!

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Old February 8th, 2019 (5:17 PM).
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    Eh, I didn't like the album much since I'm still digesting Sweetener (which I think is superior). Idk why she felt the need to release a new album so soon, but I guess the opportunity to milk her break-up with Pete was too good to miss judging by her apparent sympathy sales this era. Also, I'm kind of over Max Martin's and Ilya's production on her last few albums, which might also explain my apathy for the new album. But if I'm being honest, her attitude on social media these past couple of weeks also kinda damaged by enthusiasm for her music, so I'll need to re-listen to the album in a few weeks and come up with my final thoughts once things cool down.
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    Old February 8th, 2019 (7:20 PM).
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    Not saying I dont think sympathy comes into it somewhere — but she was doing it almost with Sweetener. She’s had a very rough few years. She has a lot she wants to sing about, so I’d say that’s why this came so quickly after Sweetener, and I am really happy for it
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    Old February 8th, 2019 (7:21 PM).
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    Although I somewhat agree — Pharrell by far had the more intersting tracks on Sweetener but on here I really enjoy the production entirely
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    Old February 8th, 2019 (7:37 PM).
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    After giving it a thorough 3rd listen I still stand firm that NASA is THE song on the album. Bad Idea is the other song I've been listening to on repeat all day long and it is definitely my 2nd fav from the album. As a whole I don't know if it is a better album than Sweetener but it isn't a worse album. I find them equally as good in different ways and both are major steps up from DW. tea
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    Old February 8th, 2019 (9:59 PM).
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    haven't listened to the whole album yet, but from what i have heard, i really enjoyed it. everything so far has been a bop
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    Old February 9th, 2019 (1:50 AM).
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    with ariana, it takes me about a month to get around to liking whatever she puts out - i think it's because the production never seems to match up to the vocals? idk, she just doesn't seem to be backed by beats and styles that actually go well with her voice. it takes a while for me to be interested if i'm only getting vocals, i guess. janet stan and such! that being said, i think this will take a much shorter time to grow on me, since nasa and ghostin are pretty good, they'll draw me back in and i'll be able to give ariana much more attention than i tend to do whenever something of hers drops. i did like sweetener, but nothing on that really lingered in my memory all that long.

    this might be the first time i'm interested in ariana as an artist as opposed to ariana, the girl that outsung victoria justice
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    Old February 11th, 2019 (9:15 AM).
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    Speaking as someone who generally isn't a fan of her music, I wouldn't say I'm going to like anything that comes off the album overly much (although I'm certainly open to being surprised!). I have heard the title song and my impression of it is... well actually I think it's probably the worst song she's put out. It's extremely flat and uninteresting and a total waste of how talented she is vocally.

    Which I'd say is a recurring theme with Ariana's songs. There's no denying that she's a very good singer, but her talent is generally wasted on heavily manufactured, overly formulaic tracks that I can't really get behind. I have nothing against her being a "mainstream" or pop artist, I try not to draw genre lines (except for disco, psyduck disco), but her music feels like it's been produced on an assembly line.

    So my question I guess is, as someone who doesn't really like her music much, what song(s) off the album should I listen to that could potentially change my mind?
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    Old February 11th, 2019 (9:27 AM).
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      eh, it's pretty good but i wouldn't say it's an amazing album (although i'm not that into judging music so idk). i do really like break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored although the premise of the video is... a lil iffy. also liking nasa, fake smile, & bloodline atm.
      i'm just v confused on where i stand with ariana at the moment because a lot of the stuff seems rather... bait-y & like she's trying to fit in with so many groups she's not part of. idk.
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      Old February 11th, 2019 (9:04 PM). Edited February 11th, 2019 by MysticalNinetales.
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      After continuously listening to the album for a couple days, I have gathered my thoughts.

      These are my ranking of the songs, from best to worst:
      1. Imagine (YEEEEEEESSSSS! THOSE VOCALS DON'T PLAY)
      2. Needy
      3. Bad idea
      4. Thank u, next
      5. Ghostin'
      6. NASA
      7. Fake smile
      8. 7 Rings
      9. Bloodline
      10. In my head
      11. Make up
      12. Break up with your girlfriend


      Honestly, I LOVE this album. It is incredibly cohesive and I generally like every single song. Imagine is absolute perfection, when Ari hits those whistle notes I die and go to heaven! In my personal opinion, this album blows Sweetener out of the park. I mean, Sweetener was cute, the singles were incredible, however, I feel like none of the other songs stood out to me. The album itself was a tad mellow and flat. Thank u, next is similar, it's almost like the beautiful, intelligent, overachieving elder sister to Sweetener. It's more polished.

      So yes, I'd rate the album 9/10! Ariana killed it!



      Although, let's keep it real, NOTHING compares to Dangerous Woman. PERIOD!

      (Edit: Goodnight n go, Breathin, and The light is coming on Sweetener are all BOPS! Forgot to mention those masterpieces! Oops.)
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