Ariana Grande | Sweetener

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3 fave tracks?

Raindrops (An Angel Cried)
1
1%
Blazed
0
No votes
The Light Is Coming
4
3%
R.E.M.
6
5%
God Is a Woman
26
21%
Sweetener
2
2%
Succesful
3
2%
Everytime
7
6%
Breathin'
29
23%
No Tears Left To Cry
29
23%
Borderline
4
3%
Better Off
5
4%
Goodnight n Go
7
6%
Pete Davidson
0
No votes
Get Well Soon
3
2%
 
Total votes : 126

Postby urbanmusik » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:24 pm

This album surpassed all my expectations. I know a lot of people aren’t here for Pharrell’s sound, but his songs are my favorites on this record. He worked really well with Ariana and delivered some of his best productions.

The criticism that Pharrell’s productions could have been made in 2001 or 2006 etc are valid, but I think that his sound is pretty timeless and instantly recognisable - something that can either be seen as a plus or negative I guess. The production flourishes are so masterful and work so well with Ariana’s personality that they come across as rich, fun and classic rather than dated to me.
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Postby RayRay » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:41 pm

No Tears Left To Cry and God Is A Woman are among my favorite songs of the year.
Shame none of the other songs don't even come close to those two.
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Postby GetBack » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:48 am

RayRay wrote:No Tears Left To Cry and God Is A Woman are among my favorite songs of the year.
Shame none of the other songs don't even come close to those two.
The singles are indeed way too strong compared to the other tracks!
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Postby Andrae » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:51 am

Breathin' will smash hard! :D
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Postby Jesper » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:45 am

urbanmusik wrote:This album surpassed all my expectations. I know a lot of people aren’t here for Pharrell’s sound, but his songs are my favorites on this record. He worked really well with Ariana and delivered some of his best productions.

The criticism that Pharrell’s productions could have been made in 2001 or 2006 etc are valid, but I think that his sound is pretty timeless and instantly recognisable - something that can either be seen as a plus or negative I guess. The production flourishes are so masterful and work so well with Ariana’s personality that they come across as rich, fun and classic rather than dated to me.
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Postby Gravity » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:54 am

It's not that his work here sounds dated, but rather uninspired.
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Postby Tansike » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:49 am

GetBack wrote:
RayRay wrote:No Tears Left To Cry and God Is A Woman are among my favorite songs of the year.
Shame none of the other songs don't even come close to those two.
The singles are indeed way too strong compared to the other tracks!
That's probably the 'problem' for this album. The other tracks aren't even bad, it's just that the singles are so incredibly strong.

Anyways, this is my favorite album from her now. I don't have the desire to skip any of the tracks when listening to it.

Also, to my surprise, she said she's planning an US tour for this. I thought she won't tour so let's see how this will turn out.
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Postby Damiennatas1 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:44 pm

Tansike wrote:
GetBack wrote:
RayRay wrote:No Tears Left To Cry and God Is A Woman are among my favorite songs of the year.
Shame none of the other songs don't even come close to those two.
The singles are indeed way too strong compared to the other tracks!
That's probably the 'problem' for this album. The other tracks aren't even bad, it's just that the singles are so incredibly strong.

Anyways, this is my favorite album from her now. I don't have the desire to skip any of the tracks when listening to it.

Also, to my surprise, she said she's planning an US tour for this. I thought she won't tour so let's see how this will turn out.
That’s because it sounds like you’re listening to one song the entire album.
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Postby GetBack » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:03 pm

I'm so annoyed with her usage of "yuh". It's just so annoying. I can't believe that listening to this album with headphones would reveal softer echoes of "yuh" adlibs in many other songs! :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Postby GetBack » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:57 am

Looks like she already moved on from this album. Now that she and Pete are not an item anymore, she is already back in the studio. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby solitaire » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:42 pm

Where was it confirmed that they are no longer together?
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Postby Jesper » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:06 pm

GetBack wrote:Looks like she already moved on from this album. Now that she and Pete are not an item anymore, she is already back in the studio. :lol: :lol: :lol:
She said on Twitter earlier, like a Week ago if I remember correctly, that she is not taking breaks anymore, that Sweetener isn’t over and that she is planning to tour Sweetener and the album she is currently recording. Has nothing to do with Pete. She has been in the studio for these new recordings ever since she finished Sweetener and they already only planned to do 3 full length singles from this album beforehand, so it was never meant to be a super lengthy era anyways
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Postby Loose » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:08 pm

Her next record will be her Stripped I guess. :cry: Poor thing, she goes through a lot.
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Postby 17Something » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:49 am

I agree with the posts saying that the singles are way too good compared to the other songs, it's like they paid more attention to them. Hell, a lot of my favorite songs on DW weren't even released as singles. Touch It, Sometimes, Bad Decisions, Knew Better/Forever Boy...I'm hoping the issue doesn't occur again on AG5.
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Postby Mainshow » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:26 am

17Something wrote:I agree with the posts saying that the singles are way too good compared to the other songs, it's like they paid more attention to them. Hell, a lot of my favorite songs on DW weren't even released as singles. Touch It, Sometimes, Bad Decisions, Knew Better/Forever Boy...I'm hoping the issue doesn't occur again on AG5.
Agree! "Knew Better / Forever Boy" are underrated!

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Postby Tansike » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:54 am

If you're enjoying her latest album "Sweetener", please join the Ariana Grande - Sweetener - Survivor :)
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Postby JeremySpears » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:02 pm

Loose wrote:Her next record will be her Stripped I guess. :cry: Poor thing, she goes through a lot.
We also thought that about this one lmao

"Borderline" is her worst song.
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