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"Taylor Swift. Lover"
Fri Aug-23-19 01:12 PM by cbk

          

I did song by song first impressions of 1989 and Reputation.

So why stop now 🤘

I forgot that you existed: Kinda weird—Reputation content over lighter, Lover production. Also thrown off that the chorus didn’t come in LOUD like 90% of her songs. Overall I dig it.

Cruel summer: Annie St fuckin Vincent co-wrote it so 🔥🔥🔥

Lover: Probably my most favorite thing Taylor’s ever ever done. Fucking beautiful. Loved the video too. I cry when I hear this song. First heard it last week while driving across the Bay Bridge with the wife after seeing Hamilton. If Taylor did an entire album of shit like this, I’d buy all remaining OKPs a copy and try to convince y’all of her genius.

The man: Her version of Bey’s if I was a boy? Formulaic Taylor production. Not mad.

The archer: I love this song too, but not as much as Lover. Stripped down synth pop.

I think he knows: Not bad. I get poppier Janelle Dirty Computer era vibes.

Ms Americana and the heartbreak prince: HUGE production. Dig the “Go! Fight! Win!” interplay chant at the end.

Paper rings: VERY poppy.

Cornelia street: Nice falsetto chorus. Lighters/smartphone flashlights on, while dancing.

Death by a thousand cuts: That harp! Shit threw me off. In a dope way. Makes me wanna insert some triplet arpeggio shit in my beats that doesn’t fit just to do it.

London boy: Idris Elba🤘

Soon you’ll get better: For her mom 😿. Tearjerker. Perfect Dixie Chix feature.

False god: DOPE. Drone-y. Horns are great. And no loud chorus.

You need to calm down: Been telling annoying people at work “you need to calm down!” since this song dropped. And they get the reference, without getting more annoying or mad. So thanks for that, Taylor. Love the chorus too.

Afterglow: I love this song too. Great build up to the chorus—her vocal melody changes with every pass.

ME: No more “counting is fun!” THANK GAWD. Always loved the chorus on this song.

It’s nice to have a friend: Fuck yeah, more songs like this. Choir riff, steel drums, glockenspiel?, horn outro. Short and sweet. My fav Taylor moments are when she strips shit down like this.

Daylight: Good ender. Optimistic.

Overall I think it’s up there with Red and 1989. My wife will probably “force” me to go to her Lover tour, which will put these songs in a different context (seeing her last tour made me appreciate Reputation more). I appreciate the different, lighter vibe of this album. The Todrick era has been good.

PRINCE beat tape https://chrisp.bandcamp.com/album/17th-day
D'ANGELO beat tape https://chrisp.bandcamp.com/album/smack-your-ass-pull-your-hair
IPHONE LP2 “A beatmaker who loved” https://music.apple.com/us/album/a-beatmaker-who-loved/1473644375

  

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Subject Author Message Date ID
Throws tape at you. Gets no play in the whip.
Aug 23rd 2019
1
40 water just came out wit a new slapper. And you talkin Taylor smh
Aug 23rd 2019
2
Daaang kicked outta Oakland???
Aug 23rd 2019
5
      I'm in a scraper. You in a Prius
Aug 23rd 2019
9
           Seriously tho...
Aug 24th 2019
14
Fuck Taylor Swift.
Aug 23rd 2019
3
Hmmm
Aug 23rd 2019
6
^^^^^^^^^^
Aug 25th 2019
16
BASE
Aug 25th 2019
17
I'm like hey are you okay?
Aug 28th 2019
18
      im good.
Aug 28th 2019
19
No.
Aug 23rd 2019
4
God bless you. This album trash.
Aug 23rd 2019
7
LOVER IS HER SIGN O THE TIMES
Aug 23rd 2019
8
LOVER IS HER WHAT'S GOIN ON
Aug 23rd 2019
10
      LOVER IS HER Miseducation of Lauren Hill
Aug 23rd 2019
11
           LOVER IS HER Songs in the Key Of Life
Aug 23rd 2019
12
Cruel Summer is fucking great.
Aug 23rd 2019
13
Yup! Thought it might’ve been Sounwave.
Aug 24th 2019
15
Lover is the best Neko Case song I've heard in a minute
Aug 28th 2019
20
Surprised by the critical response to this being more + than -
Aug 28th 2019
21
RE: Surprised by the critical response to this being more + than -
Aug 29th 2019
23
RE: Taylor Swift. Lover
Aug 28th 2019
22
Yeah, we can end this board
Aug 30th 2019
24

81 DUN
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1. "Throws tape at you. Gets no play in the whip. "
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Fri Aug-23-19 01:20 PM by 81 DUN

  

          

Turns up that new Keak Da Sneak. I play shit that slaps in the whip. You ain't from da Bay ughh!!!

  

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81 DUN
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2. "40 water just came out wit a new slapper. And you talkin Taylor smh"
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You can't come to Oakland for 90 days mane

  

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5. "Daaang kicked outta Oakland???"
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90 days might work tho. Gotta see my uncle in Oakland for turkey day. 😎



PRINCE beat tape https://chrisp.bandcamp.com/album/17th-day
D'ANGELO beat tape https://chrisp.bandcamp.com/album/smack-your-ass-pull-your-hair
IPHONE LP2 “A beatmaker who loved” https://music.apple.com/us/album/a-beatmaker-who-loved/1473644375

  

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81 DUN
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9. "I'm in a scraper. You in a Prius"
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You post like wear birkenstocks

  

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cbk
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14. "Seriously tho..."
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How’d you know I drive a Prius???

PRINCE beat tape https://chrisp.bandcamp.com/album/17th-day
D'ANGELO beat tape https://chrisp.bandcamp.com/album/smack-your-ass-pull-your-hair
IPHONE LP2 “A beatmaker who loved” https://music.apple.com/us/album/a-beatmaker-who-loved/1473644375

  

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3. "Fuck Taylor Swift."
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Fri Aug-23-19 02:15 PM by Airbreed

  

          

She's a vapid mediocre singer with a juvenile songwriting skill set who co-opts black culture while butchering Earth, Wind and Fire songs.

Fuck her.

  

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cbk
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6. "Hmmm"
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EWF stealing angle is interesting. I never thought that before, but now I’m curious.

About to give this shit another spin with that context. (My 5th 🤘)

THEN I’ll put on that new Rapsody, Raph, and Missy 😎

PRINCE beat tape https://chrisp.bandcamp.com/album/17th-day
D'ANGELO beat tape https://chrisp.bandcamp.com/album/smack-your-ass-pull-your-hair
IPHONE LP2 “A beatmaker who loved” https://music.apple.com/us/album/a-beatmaker-who-loved/1473644375

  

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16. "^^^^^^^^^^"
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Always plays the victim to make herself look better.

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17. "BASE"
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And you will know MY JACKET IS GOLD when I lay my vengeance upon thee.

  

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18. "I'm like hey are you okay?"
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Everything looks like Oprah kissing Harvey Weinstein these days

  

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19. "im good."
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the mere mention of her name just strikes a nerve for me with all things considered.

  

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4. "No."
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<--- Big Baller World Order

  

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7. "God bless you. This album trash."
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Stick a fork in her. She ain't got the magic no more.

  

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8. "LOVER IS HER SIGN O THE TIMES"
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Per Rolling Stone: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/taylor-swift-lover-album-rob-sheffield-875724/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

PRINCE beat tape https://chrisp.bandcamp.com/album/17th-day
D'ANGELO beat tape https://chrisp.bandcamp.com/album/smack-your-ass-pull-your-hair
IPHONE LP2 “A beatmaker who loved” https://music.apple.com/us/album/a-beatmaker-who-loved/1473644375

  

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10. "LOVER IS HER WHAT'S GOIN ON"
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11. " LOVER IS HER Miseducation of Lauren Hill"
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Fri Aug-23-19 07:36 PM by 81 DUN

  

          

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12. "LOVER IS HER Songs in the Key Of Life"
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13. "Cruel Summer is fucking great. "
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15. "Yup! Thought it might’ve been Sounwave. "
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But looks like he did London Boy instead.

PRINCE beat tape https://chrisp.bandcamp.com/album/17th-day
D'ANGELO beat tape https://chrisp.bandcamp.com/album/smack-your-ass-pull-your-hair
IPHONE LP2 “A beatmaker who loved” https://music.apple.com/us/album/a-beatmaker-who-loved/1473644375

  

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20. "Lover is the best Neko Case song I've heard in a minute"
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21. "Surprised by the critical response to this being more + than -"
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People fall over backwards to champion her comeback every two years. Theres some good stuff here and I like her work with Antanoff and Cautious Clay and Annie...but that, to me, is a symptom of her working with good producers. But then half the songs on this album are so superfluous...cut this album down to a tight 8 and it would be pretty great. But there's so much cringe here too.

Taylor, to me, is Tracy Flick. She wants it more than anyone that's ever wanted it, but is complete milquetoast

When Antanoff works with real talent, you get Lorde's Melodrama...perfection. The hybrid of songwriting and IT factor, interesting talent.

No one can elevate Taylor beyond her try-hard-blandness. She just wants it harder than anyone else. That's admirable, I just dont think she has it. Enjoy what you enjoy though! Not trying to take that away from you

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23. "RE: Surprised by the critical response to this being more + than -"
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>People fall over backwards to champion her comeback every two
>years. Theres some good stuff here and I like her work with
>Antanoff and Cautious Clay and Annie...but that, to me, is a
>symptom of her working with good producers.

You know, I was thinking about how my favorite songs were the more stripped down songs: Lover, Soon you’ll get better, Its nice to have a friend. I lose interest in the more “produced” tracks of hers. I’d be curious to see how her songs would sound if she self produced.

But then half the
>songs on this album are so superfluous...cut this album down
>to a tight 8 and it would be pretty great. But there's so much
>cringe here too.

Yeah there’s A LOT of songs here. She coulda picked 8-10 tracks and shit woulda been @@@@@

But then I’m also buying into the take that this is her Sign O the Times 😹. That cringe might wear off if I keep listening enough 😹😹😹

>Taylor, to me, is Tracy Flick. She wants it more than anyone
>that's ever wanted it, but is complete milquetoast

Hahaha!

>When Antanoff works with real talent, you get Lorde's
>Melodrama...perfection. The hybrid of songwriting and IT
>factor, interesting talent.

Agreed.

>No one can elevate Taylor beyond her try-hard-blandness. She
>just wants it harder than anyone else. That's admirable, I
>just dont think she has it. Enjoy what you enjoy though! Not
>trying to take that away from you

Thanks 🙏. Honestly Taylor’s been getting just as much play as Raphael and Rapsody this week. I like the variety.

PRINCE beat tape https://chrisp.bandcamp.com/album/17th-day
D'ANGELO beat tape https://chrisp.bandcamp.com/album/smack-your-ass-pull-your-hair
IPHONE LP2 “A beatmaker who loved” https://music.apple.com/us/album/a-beatmaker-who-loved/1473644375

  

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22. "RE: Taylor Swift. Lover"
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I hate that posts like this, ON OKP(!), get more replies on the first day than a Joi-related post in The Lesson in a whole month.

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24. "Yeah, we can end this board"
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