Supposedly it was mentioned during a question-and-answer session with the developers of Let's Go!, when it was also confirmed that only Gen I Pokémon will be included in these games (plus some Alolan forms) I'm still optimistic/curious about the games overall, but keeping out ALL cross-Gen evolutions is a really disappointing choice, since it makes a lot of Pokémon feel "incomplete" (like Golbat being permanently stuck as fairly-useless Golbat, when it's actually had a cool, useful evolution for almost 20 years now...)Tansike wrote:Is it really confirmed you can’t evolve them? Don’t see the point of picking Eevee then So I’m definitely going with the Pikachu version as well. But yeah, the artwork is cute and overall it’s still one of the most iconic Pokémon to me.
Ha, I feel you there! My bf jumps between different games/apps (that don't interest me) so often that they all blur together, or I just instantly forget what they're called I'd forgotten/didn't know that you and your partner had played Pokkén together! Were you pretty into it for a while? Who was your favorite fighter to use? I only tried the free demo for a very brief while, since I'm awful at traditional fighting games like that one It did look pretty gorgeous though - especially the Pokémon themselves!Tansike wrote:I have absolutely no idea! He’s playing some games on his iPhone lately, and these are quite boring to me. There are two games he’s playing all the time, something like a shooter game and something with bubbles. As for Let’s Go, I’m not sure about that. Maybe he’ll try it out as he also tried Pokémon Tekken out due to me and he really enjoyed it.
Ha, yeah, Ed's influence on that track is pretty apparent (Shawn even sounds like he's doing an Ed impression during some parts) - but that combo really works! It's the perfect example of what Ed can be doing while he gives the world a break from releasing his own material.Tansike wrote:Ah okay, makes sense. Also, these are some nice choices for your favorite songs, especially “Fallin’ All In You”.
Very happy to hear you’re not too ‘mad’ that you checked this out and that it wasn’t for nothing. And who knows, maybe one track will grow on you even more?
I'm definitely not mad at all! This is why streaming services are so appealing: we can check out full albums so easily without really "wasting" money if we come away from them feeling fairly unimpressed/unconvinced.
Boxing is just such a gross sport, it's always been hard for me to watch People clobbering each other in the face until they're a disfigured mess. (Even though I know all the bruises, cuts, and blood are fake in this case.)Tansike wrote:Yes. I mean, it’s a simple boxing video, I expected a lot more for a song which has been a fan favorite since day one and Halsey AND Lauren knew about that. Plus, it would have been a great opportunity to do a LGBT video, as the song is also about that and they’re both bi from what I remember. Would have been cool, especially now that it’s pride month. The video even had a negative effect on me – with a great one it could have been an easy chart topper, but with lots of other new entries it will be a tough battle now. What are your thoughts about the video?
I didn't realize the "Strangers" vid was disappointing enough to actually hurt the song for you, though So with a more interesting, on-theme video, it probably would've returned at No. 1?
<3 Do you still have to maintain a pretty protein-heavy diet now in order to keep the symptoms away? Steak for dinner every day, basically? So manly!Tansike wrote:Still do, but it’s better these days than it was as a child. It was actually quite simple, eating more meat and stuff with enough protein, plus there were some other possible treatments but we never followed that (with we I mean me and my mother, as it was a thing in my childhood), because of lack of money. Anyways, thank you! <3
...and now that I've heard them both, I'm even more curious to see where they land on your next chart! I won't say exactly how I feel about them just yet, but I'm WAY more hooked on one than the other...Tansike wrote:Ah, I’m actually looking forward to hear them as well!
Ha, SO true about them being radio darlings here in the US Even "Cold" and "Wait" went Top 10 on Billboard's Radio Songs chart. Yeah, I think DWK was even bigger than WLD in some places (when it definitely should've been the other way around, IMO).Tansike wrote:I think so. Okay, to be fair, they’re pretty much an US radio darling, everything gets a lot of airplay there, so it’s ‘easier’ for them to get a hit in the US while it really has to click with the people in other countries to become a hit. I guess you mean worldwide? I think “Don’t Wanna Know” and “What Lovers Do” were actually quite big hits in many countries as well…
And now that I think about it, it’s kinda crazy how they became such a force on the singles charts, when people thought they’d be over in 2010! “Moves Like Jagger” was an amazing career move for them!
M5's longevity is seriously impressive, especially considering how long they've ridden the "second wind" they got after "Moves Like Jagger." "Girls Like You" is shaping up to be a Top 10 (or even Top 5) hit in a bunch of places right now, yet back in 2010 it was looking like their time was up...
Ha, maybe I was too quick to say "never"...but none that I can call to mind now, anyway Granted, I don't watch awards shows too often. I was thinking the exact same thing about her not being known as a dancer, so I can totally see why you were surprised to discover that she can actually pull off some tricky routines! I would've been too Shame on us for under-estimating her, I guess...?Tansike wrote:Really? Never? Not even one of the award show performances? But yeah, she’s more entertaining than I thought and danced better than expected (I thought she wouldn’t do dance routines as I’ve never seen that from her and she’s more like a singer-singer than a dancer-singer).
Sometimes I wish a few artist would adjust their setlist to the countries they visit. Demi’s a good example, as she never visited Switzerland before that tour so it would have been nice to hear some older songs as well.
**Nod** That would make perfect sense (especially since an act's biggest hits/signature songs can really vary from country to country too).
Yeah, it feels like Blue Lips was treated more like a mixtape than a proper studio album release Did it ever even get a physical release, or is it still digital-only? With only two proper singles (released nine months apart...) #mess #justicefortoveTansike wrote:Well so it looks like you’re not the only one who forgot about it if it’s not even on Wikipedia It also looks like “Bitches” will do nothing, which is quite sad. I hope Tove Lo will come back harder again with her next album.
I wonder if messier/confusing eras like this are becoming the norm in the streaming era, with artists doing bits of promo for a bunch of different songs (a proper video for one, a lyric video for another, live performances for another, etc.) instead of focusing on promoting just one song at a time. I do prefer/miss more organized album campaigns, but I guess getting exposure for as many songs as possible might be more effective for getting people to take an interest (and buy concert tickets).Tansike wrote:I’m quite confused with Shawn’s era so far. I thought they’d push “Youth”, but instead of releasing an official video for that one they kinda surprise-released one for “Nervous”. It’s a good track but somehow it gets lost in the crowd of other new entries for me.
• It's always a treat to see Ari earn another No. 1, but I've got mixed feelings about "The Light Is Coming" as a song. There's definitely some catchy elements to it, but that repeating quote in the background does get pretty distracting. I totally support her trying to include some sort of political message/statement in her music, but I don't get exactly what message she's trying to send with that particular soundbite (or if it really needed to keep looping throughout the entire song in order to make her point). Overall, it's an interesting, unexpected offering, for sure.Tansike wrote:1 (NEW) Ariana Grande feat. Nicki Minaj – The Light Is Coming
2 (NEW) Halsey feat. Lauren Jauregui – Strangers
3 (NEW) Tarja – Undertaker
4 (1) Clean Bandit feat. Demi Lovato – Solo
5 (5) Bebe Rexha – I’m A Mess
6 (3) Nicki Minaj feat. Ariana Grande – Bed
7 (11) Selena Gomez – Back To You
8 (12) Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry *G*
9 (2) Alexander Jean feat. Lindsey Stirling – Stampede
10 (4) Evanescence feat. Lindsey Stirling – Hi-Lo
11 (NEW) Demi Lovato – Sober
12 (7) Kygo & Imagine Dragons – Born To Be Yours
14 (13) 5 Seconds Of Summer – Youngblood
16 (6) Troye Sivan feat. Ariana Grande – Dance To This
18 (NEW) Martin Garrix feat. Khalid – Ocean
20 (9) Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me *G*
23 (21) Elina Nechayeva – La forza *G*
25 (16) Shawn Mendes feat. Khalid – Youth
26 (15) Charli XCX – 5 In The Morning
27 (18) Christina Aguilera feat. Demi Lovato – Fall In Line
29 (24) Eleni Foureira – Fuego
31 (22) Demi Lovato – Give Your Heart A Break *G*
32 (20) Demi Lovato – Cool For The Summer *G*
36 (NEW) Alessia Cara – Growing Pains
37 (19) Shawn Mendes – Nervous
• Would a more satisfying video have been enough for Halsey to block Ari? Now we'll never know...
• I'm diggin' the little rebound for "Back To You" back into your Top 10!
• I wasn't in a big rush to check out "Sober," since the Tell Me You Love Me era hasn't been doing a whole lot for me...but this track does have a pretty powerful emotional punch to it. It's raw, honest - and you definitely come away from it feeling for her.
• Leaves' Eyes and My Indigo have clearly been the stand-outs of 2018 so far! Glad to see that Ari's not too far behind in terms of overall song plays, though. Also: if you're doing an update of "what was hot this year," you obviously should've included a selfie (or two)...
Yet another illuminating chart, Tansike!