🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Lizzo

Turns out it’s 100% time for this

Ash score far too low

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Aretha Franklin 4.64
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Bob Dylan 3.97
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Kanye West 3.65
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Blur 3.61
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Jeff Buckley 3.47
Idlewild 3.42
Madonna 3.40
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Fleetwood Mac 3.39
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The White Stripes 3.34
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Hole 3.31
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Suede 3.30
Elton John 3.28
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Kylie Minogue 3.27
The Specials 3.26
Sugababes 3.22
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The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Ash 3.16
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Taylor Swift 3.14
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TLC 3.12
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Destiny’s Child 3.05
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Elvis Presley 3.02
Weezer 3.00
Girls Aloud 2.93
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Whitney Houston 2.69
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Bloc Party 2.41
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
The Killers 2.22
The Who 2.22
Blink-182 2.21
Adele 2.05
Kings Of Leon 2.01
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Spice Girls 1.81
Stereophonics 1.74

Now it’s time for Melissa Viviane Jefferson…

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  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

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Album

  • Lizzobangers
  • Big Grrrl Small World
  • Cuz I Love You

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Single

  • Batches And Cookies
  • Wegula
  • Night Watch
  • Let 'Em Say
  • Paris
  • Faded
  • Humanize
  • Ain’t I
  • My Skin
  • Never Felt Like Christmas
  • Basement Queens
  • Good As Hell
  • Phone
  • Water Me
  • Truth Hurts
  • Fitness
  • Boys
  • Juice
  • Tempo
  • Cuz I Love You

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Loved the singles but didn’t love the album last year. Her glasto set was fucking great though.
Going to dive into the other albums today before scoring

Not my thing / 5
Abstain

Cuz I Love You was a little forgettable outside of the 2 killer singles, but Lizzobangers remains great, and the live videos all look fantastic. Also seems really funny.

4

Edit: Coconut Oil EP is really good too

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I’m going with a 4, may up to a 5 after another listen to Lizzobangers later. Brilliant album, Good As Hell is a fucking amazing song, Cuz I Love You is very good but doesn’t quite live up to the singles, that Glastonbury set was astonishing, seems like a very good egg. Fuck it, 5 it is.

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Don’t think I’ve ever heard anything by her. Abstaining obviously.

5 for me.

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She is obviously a fabulously cool and brilliant part of the culture and long may she reign.

Increasingly I’m not mad about the music though. I feel each of her albums has been less enjoyable than the one before as she moves away from an idiosyncratic brand of hip hop into a more generic pop sound. I liked the singles from the last record but the album as a whole was a bit of a yawn. I’d still love to see her live though - I bet it would be a blast.

Going for a (slightly generous) 3.

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No idea/5

I’ll be back tomorrow when it turns into the ska punk/rap metal thread.

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I only got into her around the release of Juice but went back and listened to Lizzobangers and Big Grrrl… and ended up quite excited for Cuz I Love You. Found it a real let down and think Juice is maybe the only track I liked in the end?

She is definitely a force for good though and I would love to see her live. Can’t decide between a 2 or 3 so going to listen to all her stuff today and come back to it.

I think out of any artist she is the one whose fans have the least to say about their music. Any comment on their music is often reduced to the word “banger” or “queen”, which is something I find odd and even problematic but in a way I’d need more time and probably intelligence to really write out.

That wouldn’t affect my score of course. I think she’s a great vocalist and does have a couple good tracks but beyond the hooks there’s not a lot for me to grab on to and I think there’s a lot of filler amongst the music I have listened to.

Gonna listen to more today. Will be a two or a three.

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Only know Cuz I Love You (the album) which I really liked when it first came out. But I also haven’t gone back to it all that much, nor have I listened to anything that predates it.

I’ve gone with a 3 for the enjoyment that album gave me alone.

Lizzobangers is genuinely good. Diminishing returns after that, although she’s undoubtedly a talent.

I get what you say about her fans - she attracts a fierce commitment for all sorts of reasons which are not that much to do with music (which is absolutely fine and understandable).

Lizzo’s next album will be her masterpiece and go down as an all time classic:

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Like a lot of her stuff, and a lot leaves me cold.

Juice was my favourite song last year, a stone cold banger from another dimension. Found the album lacking, though.

Overall though she’s a force for good and I’m really happy she’s around. Seems a top lass too.

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Oh yeah, 5/5 to balance out the Uncut magazine readers

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For the first time, I have literally no idea and don’t think I’ve ever consciously heard a track by the artist in question. Actually quite surprised to learn she has three albums as I thought she was newer than that.

I look forward to being educated over the coming two days, but unless it either hits me like a lightening bolt or turns my stomach to ash I suspect I will have to abstain.

(dooo… underworld… nexxxxt…)
(Subliminal messaging is hard)

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