Bad Boy is very good. The hook is great and I was expecting it to do much better. I will just forever assume it is because she does that weird thing at the very beginning where she restarts the song or whatever and that caused people to change the song and never hear the rest.
Disappointed but not really surprised at "Dear Old Sun" being bottom 2
Funny enough, it was a song that didn't really get my attention up until about 6 months after the album came out. I just love it now... it has such a chilling quality to it! Absolutely beautiful!
I don't know if it was the mood I was in or not, but "Dear Old Sun" didn't connect with me until the other night. I just happened to glance back at the songs I placed in the bottom four for the rankdown and decided to give this one another listen; maybe it was the wine (I need to learn to stop drinking wine and listening to so much music!) but the lyrics just finally connected. And also maybe this is really a great winter song. Needless to say I wouldn't place this anywhere near my bottom four today.
Post by BackwoodsBarbie on Jan 13, 2018 2:26:27 GMT -5
Oh I'm doing good so far. There are 4 songs on this album that I don't like as much as I like others and 3 of them are out already. It took me a while to start to like Dear Old Sun - it was always just there - I never thought it's bad but I never thought it's great either. I was listening to this album on my way home from school on one rainy day and something just clicked and now I know this song by heart. It sounds a little like a gospel song especially in the end when she repeats "I still see your light - Heaven shining down tonight".
"But here I am again, mixin' misery and gin. Sittin' with all my friends and talkin' to myself. I look like I'm havin' a good time but any fool can tell, That this honky tonk Heaven really makes ya' feel like hell."
Post by .indulgecountry on Jan 13, 2018 13:34:07 GMT -5
We keep right on rolling with the losses from disc #2 of the album as "I've Got Wheels" is the next to run out of gas. It brings with it four more Top 10 losses, including a Top 5 for fearlessarrow, unfortunately. We also see it clear another last-place rank as it's d3vin44's turn to lose his. This is such a pleasant country song and serves as a great outro for the record, imo. There's a comforting quality to this song, but it's not a big standout on such a stacked record.
"I can’t count time I can’t count money But I’ve been counting every mile for a month on Sunday"
Post by .indulgecountry on Jan 13, 2018 15:02:36 GMT -5
"Tomboy" checks out just shy of the bottom 5 by a few points... which brings bad news for austin as he loses his #3 with this one (after previously shedding his #2). This is also the second time in a row where The Brazilian Guy 🇧🇷 and adam1995 shared a rank, which is where three others placed it as well, lol. So far every reveal has wiped out at least one person's #24 placement, and that trend continues with Cody's On The Verge! losing his here. That said, our next song out will be the first to not feature a last-place rank by anyone! Like the last song we lost, "Tomboy" is a musically and melodically pleasant song, with interesting and descriptive lyrical moments that elevate it above the typical 'this girl is one of the guy's' songs that many female artists have done.
"She's unladylike, like a scout fire Got her own constellation in the zodiac"
This rankdown is off to a great start so far, imo! I can see why "Tomboy" is out now, but I wish it had lasted a little longer, because it really started to grow on me after a few listens. Everything else was among my bottom picks from the album, so no disappointments so far.
If I had to make a guess, I'd expect to see "Well-Rested" leaving soon, because that song is just SO lethargic. It's beautiful, but I can imagine it having some haters.
Post by .indulgecountry on Jan 14, 2018 21:56:19 GMT -5
Our first song to depart the rankdown without a single person having it at #24 flies away here. "For the Birds" beat out "Tomboy" by a single point to finish ahead of it in the end, after flirting briefly with the bottom 5 during the submission process. We lose another three Top 10 ranks here, and seven Bottom 4s. A plucky and uplifting little number of self-declaration, "For the Birds" is a no frills song with quirky lyrics and a playful vocal performance from Miranda Lambert. This song feels a bit underrated/overlooked in the context of the album imo, but it sneaks up on you with its unassuming catchiness.
"I'm against them feelings The ones that get revealing Slamming hearts right into ceilings, ya feel me?"
Post by .indulgecountry on Jan 14, 2018 22:16:05 GMT -5
"Well-Rested" is sent to an early grave as it leaves the rankdown now. Our Top 10 causalities continue to climb as we progress deeper into the album, with a total of 6 of us losing one from that department here. We find ourselves going back to scrubbing at least one individual's #24 rank, however, as this time someguy gets his turn. bboat11 correctly predicted earlier that this would be out soon, and he's right that the song is lethargic, but the vocal performance she turns in (with Lee Ann Womack-style wails in all the right places) over a simple production laden with delightful steel guitar makes up for it imo. It's a lyrically sparse song, especially compared to a lot of the other offerings on the album, but it is quite beautifully understated.
"Like a caged bird barely set free Forgive me, I'm finding my wings"
Post by .indulgecountry on Jan 14, 2018 22:19:08 GMT -5
We've now officially eliminated 8 songs from the album and 7 of those have come from disc 2 (The Heart)... but that's about to change as "Covered Wagon" will soon have company from the first half of the record. Predictions on what will be the only other song from The Nerve to miss the Top 15?
Post by .indulgecountry on Jan 14, 2018 22:38:00 GMT -5
Perhaps what is either the most fun song on the album or its most irritating (depending on who you ask), Miranda's "Pink Sunglasses" have been misplaced from this rankdown. In only the second fall from the first half of the album in nine reveals, its polarizing nature left it with four #24 ranks, but also a number of ranks in the top of half of others' lists, leading it to escape an early exit. Musically and lyrically, "Pink Sunglasses" reminds me of the "Little Red Wagon" of this album, which was also a divisive tune from Platinum. To me, the lyrics of this song are just pure entertainment, and her vocal delivery is equally light and humorous. The throbbing beat and just enough vocal effect on her voice likely turned off others from sharing the same enjoyment that I and the other five Top 10s got out of it. I also find it interesting that I just lost my #11, 10, and 9 back-to-back-to-back in order.
"I was looking for some tortoise shells But these were on sale next to the disposable cameras Tried 'em on and suddenly, it occurred to me That buying Little Debbies felt a little more glamorous In the checkout line, don't I look good?"
Post by .indulgecountry on Jan 14, 2018 22:40:12 GMT -5
Your Top 15: Runnin' Just in Case Highway Vagabond Ugly Lights You Wouldn't Know Me We Should Be Friends Getaway Driver Vice Smoking Jacket Pushin' Time Use My Heart Tin Man Good Ol' Days Things That Break To Learn Her Keeper of the Flame
Eliminated: 16. Pink Sunglasses 17. Well-Rested 18. For the Birds 19. Tomboy 20. I've Got Wheels 21. Bad Boy 22. Covered Wagon 23. Dear Old Sun 24. Six Degrees of Separation
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