CLD's Thought I don't this song is bad or any. It feels like an outlier though, compared with other tunes with stronger vocal and heavy instrumental production, this song sounds very poppy and light. The verse is pretty catchy, and I would've liked it better if the chorus was a little more decent.
Post by .indulgecountry on Feb 24, 2022 20:33:00 GMT -5
OMG YAS! I really didn't think this would come in last, as much as I was hoping it would. I am very happy with this result. This is the one track that just sounds like total generic faceless filler, and the hook is just so cheesy.
With a 3 point difference, the song from the Deluxe edition is leaving! three participants lose their bottom spot, and .indulgecountry and zdm1998 scored another perfect rating, which Tim joins. Meanwhile, bboat11 lost his one of top 5 here.
CLD's Thought I knew a cover song would not do well here, but I found this is a really good cover. Being a strong vocalist, Gabby did a really good job delivering this song. Was this cover necessary? Maybe not, but still I think she nailed it well.
Sorry, this was a legitimately solid cover, but this is CLASSIC Dolly and tbh I have no desire to listen to any other version of the song.
I mean, this is basically a cover of Whitney’s version of the song tbh. Which is functionally almost an entirely different song than Dolly’s original, lol. Dolly’s version has never been about turning in a “big” vocal. I appreciated that Gabby is like the only country artist who I have ever heard try to approach it like a country cover of a pop song rather than yet another cover of Dolly’s!
With a 5 point difference, the title track is leaving. Au$tin becomes the first participant to lose their top 3, while four participants are bidding farewell to their bottom ranking.
CLD's Thought I do like the mood of this song, and the verse melody is not bad. However, the chorus is a mess for me. The production is too loud and there was not much of lyrical development. Gabby's vocal is a bit rough as well, but I don't mind that part as much.
There was a tie with 131 points, so the one with higher standard deviation is leaving first. The most polarizing song of this RD is "Jesus & My Mama". This song received four top 5 rankings and eight bottom 5 rankings. LBTrocks correctly predicted that this is the most polarizing one! With regards to the pre-reveal discussion, bboat11 turned out to be not an outlier for not liking this song.
CLD's Thought This song has a nice rock vibe and lyrics are interesting, but just not keen on this type of melody at all. Honestly, this and Goldmine are two songs that I particularly did not enjoy from this album, and other songs are not bad, so not crying on these two reveals.
Ok on a more serious note, I could accept “Jesus & My Mama” being out so early as its a style not widely accepted by Pulse if “Got Me” wasn’t still in this. Look, GM has a great vocal yes and the build up to the chorus is nice but it was definitely the most notable blemish on the record to me. I don’t use it at all but Gabby at her worst is better than a lot at their best so I still don’t completely hate it, but I still hope it’s out very soon cuz we’ve already lost two JAMS before it.
Post by .indulgecountry on Feb 25, 2022 23:37:50 GMT -5
"Reason" is the only song revealed thus far that deserved a bit better imo, but even it I'm not too upset about. So far this is going very well, despite what the minority of audible dissenters are squawking about, lol.
Alright, let's continue for a little bit. Got Me escaped the bottom 5 by 6 points. This is a collaboration with a Christian Duo Shane & Shane. bboat11 and taylor lost their top 5, while LBTrocks and jab820 would be happy for this reveal.
CLD's Thought I'd side with jab820 and LBTrocks on this song, as I found this song to be quite slow and boring. There was no distinct melody, and it keeps dragging on and on. Not my fav type of lyrics either. Sure, the vocal might be pretty good (not Shanes' but Gabby's), but that goes to most of the songs in the album, so did not help me to rank it higher.
FINALLY! I'm glad for those that love this song that escaped bottom 5, but I'm also extremely happy it didn't make it any further than this cuz its one of the few songs on this record I consistently skip when listening to it. It's boring, the beat is horrendous, Shane and Shane sound awful to me, and the song feels never-ending. Great vocal from Gabby, yes. But what a dud of the song and I think the lyrics are terribly corny too.
The first #1 loss of this RD is by taylor also being the only top 5 ranker of this song. Three participants scored the perfect rankings and .indulgecountry cleared the bottom 3 with this reveal.
CLD's Thought This song is not too bad, but did not gave me a strong impression, no pan intended. It has a nice melody, and good ending track for the original album, but followed by Pick Me Up and Never Get It Back in the Deluxe edition, I ended up not remembering as much about this song at the end of the day.
The first song with below 100 points is "Never Get It Back". This is one of the newest songs from the Deluxe edition. This song was rather polarizing with five top 5 rankings, including three #2s, and three bottom 5 rankings, including taylor 's last spot. This song had the potential of being one of the best-performing album tracks until the last three submissions.
CLD's Thought This is the first reveal that I do not approve of! I love the melody of this song, and the guitar solo at the bridge is beautiful. I like Pick Me Up, but I would prefer this song to be a single over PMU. I was expecting this to stay longer, and it was going to finish close to the top 5, until the last three submissions. Great to see some other participants liking this, but those bottom 5 rankings seem a bit harsh on this song imo.
"Never Get It Back" has probably been overshadowed by "Pick Me Up" a bit as far as the two new original tracks go, but this one is quite fantastic on its own. I love the way her phrasing sounds on the verses and that anthemic chorus is just money, plus I love the electric guitar outro -- one of the best of those I've heard since possibly Kellie Pickler's "Didn't You Know How Much I Loved You" tbh. This was a hard album to rank because I love so many of the songs, so I couldn't put this any higher than #9, but it really is something that theoretically could've been in my top 5 imo.
With three points differences, "Hall of Fame" is leaving at #7. This song was predicted to be the highest album track by multiple participants, but ended up leaving before "Write It on My Heart" and "Thank God". Two participants scored the perfect rankings and two participants lost their top 3, while nathanalbright cleared the bottom 3.
CLD's Thought This is a solid song. The melody is strong overall, and I think the post-chorus Gabby's high pitch vocal is pretty iconic. Since I have #1 - #8 in my playlist, and this is not one of them, it had to settle at my #9.
Post by .indulgecountry on Mar 3, 2022 19:00:15 GMT -5
I am legitimately pretty shocked that "Write It on My Heart" is still in this. I imagine it'll be next because I can't see it being the highest album track over "Thank God" and the singles are stacked, but I would've never expected it to be above "Hall of Fame."
.indulgecountry turns out to be right and "Write It on My Heart" bowing out before the top 5, leaving Thank God to be the highest performing album track. This is also the first reveal without any bottom 3 rankings. Also received only one top 3 ranking.
CLD's Thought This was a re-discovery for me, and I added this into my playlist through hosting this. The piano production is beautiful, and the lyrical development is relatively distinct. Gabby's vocal might not be the strongest compared with other songs, but I'm really enjoying the melody of this as well. Glad it ended up becoming one of the best performing album tracks.
The first single to leave in the top 5 has two "1 rankings from bboat11 and .indulgecountry . Also, three participants scored perfect rankings. This song was hanging around #2 until all of the last three lists placed this at #11.
CLD's Thought I definitely underranked this song by a few spots. Since "Never Get It Back" was an instant hit for me, I was not too impressed when "the other song" from the Deluxe edition was chosen as a single at first. As I gave more listens however, I started liking it more and more. This song has an overall pleasant melody, and I really like the intro sound. I hope it will help her regain momentum on the radio scene.
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