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What are your favourite tracks?

Anywhere
14
14%
Let Me Love You
16
16%
New Look
5
5%
Lonely Together
6
6%
Your Song
7
7%
Only Want You
8
8%
First Time High
1
1%
For You (with Liam Payne)
7
7%
Summer Love (with Rudimental)
3
3%
Girls ft Cardi B, Charli XCX and Bebe Rexha
5
5%
Keep Talking ft Julia Michaels
3
3%
Hell of a Life
5
5%
Velvet Rope
3
3%
Falling to Pieces
10
10%
Cashmere
5
5%
Soul Survivor
4
4%
 
Total votes : 102

Postby Hype » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:58 pm

Such a step forward from her ropey debut which only had good singles. I can listen to this all the way through and not get bored. Not keen on Girls still or First Time High. She can keep those. Rest is strong!
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Postby Debs_Wild » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:23 pm

'Hell of a Life' is one hell of a song. It screams from the top of its lungs to be the next single. 8-)
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Postby Fan » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:28 am

I still can't seem to find this record on Dutch Spotify :-?
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Postby BeeBoy » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:17 pm

Fan wrote:I still can't seem to find this record on Dutch Spotify :-?
It must be on Spotify as several album tracks debuted in the Spotify 200 Chart for Friday in the Netherlands
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Postby Washingtonian25 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:49 pm

I’m wondering if we are ever going to get some info about the songs Prince wrote for/with her.
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Postby JeremySpears » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:23 am

"Hell of a Life"...wow just...WOW! :cry:
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Postby JimJim » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:42 am

This is a pretty great pop album, there's a few fillers though. I would say this is similar to Calvin Harris' '18 Months', there's a heap of hits on here, but nearly all of them have dropped prior to the album. We're in the age where albums now end an era, they will probably only do 1-2 more singles from here, including 'Only Want You'.
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Postby Thriller » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:45 pm

Not listened to it but I think #11 with less than 20,000 sales is quite poor. She’s definitely more of a singles act. She should’ve released this this time last year when Anywhere was big.
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Postby urbanmusik » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:27 pm

I agree that Rita is definitely a singles act, so the first week sales seem reasonable for her.

The album is better than her debut, but suffers from a lot of the same pitfalls in that it sounds like a collection of the best demos Rita could get her hands on. The songs suffer from a lack of identity, especially when it comes to the by-the-numbers production. I don't feel like the lyrics or Rita's vocal have enough character to make up for this.

There's still some filler on this album, but less so than Rita's debut. Let You Love Me, Lonely Together, Anywhere and Your Song are easily the best songs on this record. The Liam duet and Girls are decent pop songs (the latter being a terrible single choice though), while Cashmere is the typical label mistake of putting the best album track on the deluxe version.

Summer Love has the best topline of any of the new tracks, it's a pity that Rudimental's dnb-lite production sounds so dated at this point. With so much of this album being finished in 2016, sounding a little dated was always going to be a bit of a problem.
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Postby RayRay » Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:12 pm

Fan wrote:I still can't seem to find this record on Dutch Spotify :-?
I found it right on the first day.
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Postby Ivica » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:35 pm

Album of the year by huuge marrgin. So maany pop gems. I need Velvet Rope, Cashmere, Soul Survivor, Fallin to Pieces and Keep Talking all to be singles.

Only filler for me is For You. It's just ok pop song.
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Postby solitaire » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:55 pm

Ivica wrote:Album of the year by huuge marrgin. So maany pop gems. I need Velvet Rope, Cashmere, Soul Survivor, Fallin to Pieces and Keep Talking all to be singles.

Only filler for me is For You. It's just ok pop song.
I have never been interested in checking out Rita Ora songs before. Your Sing and Girls (due to its controversy) are the only songs I have listened to before release (occasionally on the radio), but I am so glad I decided to check this out. I agree with most of what Ivica said. The album is full of gems.
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Postby KEY9481 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:00 pm



What is this beat during the verses...ew
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Postby nekoocz » Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:39 pm

KEY9481 wrote:


What is this beat during the verses...ew
Its actually the best performance of the song ... but i hate her hair, i loved when she had the highlights
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