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  • #91
    Originally posted by theMathematician View Post
    If you're rich enough, you can basically invest your estate and record the material you like most. If you need to make money, you need to release the music people want to hear - and if your music fails to reach the charts, that is a sign that your art simply is not in demand. That's usually a sign that something's terribly going wrong...
    Still, usually the rich record material they think the GP wants to hear most. Isn't that what's going terribly wrong?
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    • #92
      I’m very surprised but ill probably check this out, Blink & Workin on it are great
      You say that I must eat so many lemons, cos I am so Bitt-er

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      • #93
        Originally posted by theMathematician View Post
        If you're rich enough, you can basically invest your estate and record the material you like most. If you need to make money, you need to release the music people want to hear - and if your music fails to reach the charts, that is a sign that your art simply is not in demand. That's usually a sign that something's terribly going wrong...
        But what is 'in demand' in 2020 though, a lot of music is spoonfed through streaming playlists to a very specific demographic, a more limited demographic than ever before in music, since people don't even seem to care what they listen, while they have acces to a big library of music. Like there are loads of alternative, rock, metal, indie, R&B etc. acts that don't chart high or don't chart at all since they don't have the payola and other support to chart in a lot of regions, but are able to tour globally, some acts even in venues same size as some of these people who chart high. So does that mean the music is not in demand, or does that mean the music is simply not in demand with the crowd the charts are targeted to? And most money is made of touring these days as well.

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        • #94
          Interesting she kept No Excuses but ditched everything else from that era, including the title track.
          THRILLER’S SOUNDS OF THE 90s

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          • #95
            this leaked!
            Welcome to the underworld
            Where the love's at first sight
            The kind that we like
            Under, under, under, underworld

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            • #96
              Well, it's out in less than 24 hours in New Zealand. Gonna wait until then

              It seems like they will push the Nicki song this week. Hopefully a good move to get at least a few streaming points.

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              • #97
                If she delivers a pop gem then she can go the Carly Rae route
                You say that I must eat so many lemons, cos I am so Bitt-er

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                • #98
                  Originally posted by westhammer View Post
                  If she delivers a pop gem then she can go the Carly Rae route
                  What route is that?
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                  • #99
                    ^Only adored by the gays and forgotten by the GP
                    You say that I must eat so many lemons, cos I am so Bitt-er

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                    • Nicki's verse is just OMG. welcome back onika
                      Forever Young

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                      • The PCD feature is great! They sound soooo good!!!
                        | Ciara | Beyoncé | Janet | Toni | Kelly R | Leona | Tinashe | Whitney | Brandy | Monica | Tevin | Mariah | Britney | Tamia |

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                        • Britney Spears • Janet Jackson • Christina Aguilera • Michael Jackson • Selena Gomez • Hilary Duff • Taylor Swift • Justin Timberlake

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                          • Britney Spears • Janet Jackson • Christina Aguilera • Michael Jackson • Selena Gomez • Hilary Duff • Taylor Swift • Justin Timberlake

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                            • The record sounded very predictable. After 3 records I am definitely missing a surprise element. I‘m glad that she‘s giving us empowerment anthem after empowerment anthem. However, I feel with Treat Myself especially, there is no significant progress.
                              YOU KNOW ME, I JUST DON'T STOP. | My last.fm

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                              • Why the heck is she releasing a single with Nicki Minaj in 2020?? She's not exactly "hot" at the moment.

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                                • Britney Spears • Janet Jackson • Christina Aguilera • Michael Jackson • Selena Gomez • Hilary Duff • Taylor Swift • Justin Timberlake

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                                  • I like the album after the first listen, musically it sounds kind of like a mixture of her first two albums, imo.

                                    So far my favourite song, out of the ones we haven’t heard before, is “Here to Stay”. But I’ll write a proper “review” in a few days when I listened to all of the songs more times.

                                    Also, I’m happy that the title track + “All the Ways” were included as bonus tracks on the Target edition. This means that only “Can’t Dance” and “Let You Be Right” were completely cut.

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                                    • I also enjoyed the album after a first spin. "Genetics" with Nicole is a huge BOP and it's nice to see this doing well on iTunes. I think "Treat Myself" may end up as my most favorite album from her so far.

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                                      • It is a nice enjoyable pop record. I like it better than I thought I would.

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                                        • This is a really good album that unfortunately won't sell very well
                                          Love you like a love song!

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                                          • The Nicki Minaj song is - not to my surprise - the worst song on the album.
                                            But the album as a whole is way better than expected.


                                            love the way the physical edition looks like.

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                                            • the Nicki and PCD songs are actually two of my highlights on this along with Wave

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                                              • After having listened to the album several times now, it’s time to rate all the songs!

                                                1. “Wave”: 9.5/10
                                                The album opens with an absolute banger which is also already one of the highlights on the record. This was truly a nice comeback after her album was pushed back. Unfortunately the GP completely ignored it.

                                                2. “Nice to Meet Ya”: 8/10
                                                On the first listen I didn’t like this one that much, but now I think it’s a bop and it was definitely the right choice to release it as a single. I really hope she gets at least a bit of success with this.

                                                3. Funk”: 7/10
                                                This sounds a lot like her “Title” stuff. It’s solid, but the chorus is a bit too repetitive imo.

                                                4. “Babygirl”: 4/10
                                                Not really my cup of tea. It sounds kind of chaotic and all over the place. Maybe it will grow on me, but even after several listens I can’t really get into it.

                                                5. “Workin’ on It”: 7.5/10
                                                Nothing groundbreaking, but it’s a cute ballad and I like the message.

                                                6. “Ashes”: 8/10
                                                This one obviously screams “basic”, but it’s a bop!

                                                7. “Lie to Me”: 8/10
                                                This is the song that probably has grown on me the most since the first listen. It seemed rather unremarkable at first but I really enjoy it now. I like the transition from the calm verses to a rather big, heavy chorus.

                                                8. “Here to Stay”: 10/10
                                                I loved this since the first listen. I can’t exactly say why, because if I try to stay as objective as possible (when it comes to music), it doesn’t seem like anything groundbreaking, but I just really like it a lot. It’s simply a very beautiful ballad imo.

                                                9. “Blink”: 9/10
                                                One word: Bop.

                                                10. “Genetics”: 9.5/10
                                                And another bop. This should have been a single back when the era had started. I also enjoy the new version with the Pussycat Dolls just as much as the original version.

                                                11. “Evil Twin”: 10/10
                                                This one’s just the perfect pop song for me. The verses, the pre-chorus, the chorus, the production - I like everything!

                                                12. “After You”: 5/10
                                                I like that she always has one “power ballad” on her albums. But after “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” and “Kindly Calm Me Down”, this one is rather disappointing.

                                                13. “Another Opinion”: 9/10
                                                Musically, this one stands out from the rest. It has such a carefree and relaxing vibe to it, which is also perfect for the lyrics since the song literally is about not caring about other people’s opinions. And musically the chorus also reminds me of her song “Friends”.

                                                14. “No Excuses”: 7/10
                                                I’ve never been that impressed by this one and since it was already released two years ago I’m kinda over it now anyway, but I still think it’s a solid pop song.

                                                15. “Have You Now”: 7/10
                                                Nothing special, but an enjoyable album closer nevertheless.

                                                (Bonus track) “All the Ways”: 9.5/10
                                                I’m actually surprised this one made it onto the album’s tracklist, because it already served as the lead single for her “The Love Train” EP. But I’m very happy it did, it’s an amazing song. Especially the pre-chorus is just perfection imo.

                                                (Bonus track) “Treat Myself”: 9/10
                                                Sooo happy this one made it too! I felt like the song went completely unnoticed back when it was released. “Let You Be Right” at least received an official video and “All the Ways” was part of “The Love Train”, but the title track was completely ignored. It really deserved place on this album, even if it’s just as a bonus track!

                                                Total score: 8/10

                                                Well, as you can see I really like the album. I was honestly afraid that I wouldn’t like it that much because of the trouble she had with her label and also because I didn’t really enjoy the “Love Train” EP a lot. But well, I’m really satisfied with how “Treat Myself” turned out to be. I think I actually even like it more than her previous album (“Title” is still her best album though imo).

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                                                • This is a very cute album after a few listens. Some great low key bops.

                                                  Loving Here To Stay too!
                                                  You say that I must eat so many lemons, cos I am so Bitt-er

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                                                  • Listening to the new Genetics makes me wish it was just a PCD song for their new album
                                                    THRILLER’S SOUNDS OF THE 90s

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                                                    • Why no one is reviewing this album?
                                                      Xtina/Snoh ​​Aalegra/Rihanna/Ari Lennox

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                                                      • Originally posted by likeidogoldlink View Post
                                                        Why no one is reviewing this album?
                                                        https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album...eat-myself.php

                                                        Pop Matters and NME did review it. Maybe better if others don't.
                                                        I have received many gifts from God,
                                                        but this is the first time I have ever received a gift from a goddess
                                                        .

                                                        Don McLean on Madonna's version of American Pie

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                                                        • Originally posted by beredy View Post

                                                          https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album...eat-myself.php

                                                          Pop Matters and NME did review it. Maybe better if others don't.
                                                          Ouch, maybe better not. I feel a bit sorry for her, she releases banal and basic music and flops. Well.
                                                          Xtina/Snoh ​​Aalegra/Rihanna/Ari Lennox

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                                                          • You asked for it likeidogoldlink https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums...-treat-myself/
                                                            I have received many gifts from God,
                                                            but this is the first time I have ever received a gift from a goddess
                                                            .

                                                            Don McLean on Madonna's version of American Pie

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                                                            • Well, it's close to Madame X score so it must be something
                                                              Cha Cha Instructor

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