i dont even like country music but i love this album

Music List

(Fave) = My fave

I Put it into Genres, at the bottom i have albums i suggest. Meaning all songs on the album i suggest. I combined Rap and Trap into just Trap. This is a lot of music i know. This isn’t even half of the music on my playlist. I have all my music On spotify. I hope this gives you guys some new music!



(Trap)

Next - Lil Pump

Fuck Ugly God - Ugly God

Rake It Up - Yo Gotti

$ave Dat Money - Lil Dicky

Open Interlude - Bryson Tiller

Privacy - Chris Brown

DEVASTATED - Joey Bada$$

Deuces Remix - Chris Brown

I See You - Chris Brown

Off White - Global Dan

Young Dumb & Broke - Khalid

Fuck It Up - Nebu Kiniza

Gyalchester - Drake

Love Sosa - Chief Keef

Ain’t Bout it - Cuban Doll

Audi - Smokepurpp

Ranson - A Boogie Wit da Hoodie

Flex Like Ouu - Lil Pump

How That Make You Feel - Smokepurpp

Pull Up Wit Ah Stick - SahBabii

R.I.C.O -Meek Mill

Woosha - Jeremih

The Motto - Drake

6 Rings - Smokepurpp

Some Way - NAV

Magnolia - Playboi Carti

Patty Cake - Kodak Black (MY FAVE)

Congratulations - Post Malone

XO TOUR Llif3 - Lil Uzi Vert

I’m So Groovy - Future

Freak Hoe - Future

Sick Talk - Future

Incredible - Future

Feds did a Sweep - Future

Xanny Fmaily - Future

Diamonds Dancing - Drake

Mask Off - Future

DNA. - Kendrick Lamar

LOYALTY - Kendrick Lamar

Bounce Back - Big Sean

Broke Boi - PlayBoi Carti

Tumblr Girls - G-Easy

Moves - Big Sean

Trippy - Lil Wayne

Tunnel Vision - Kodak Black

Look At Me! - Xxxtentacion

Yamborghini High - A$AP Mob

Water - Ugly God

Don’t - Bryson Tiller

Party - Chris Brown

G.O.A.T. - Eric Bellinger

Rolex - Ayo & Teo

THat Part - ScHoolboy Q

Reverse Nation - The Execs

2 Phones -Kevin Gates

Thats a Check - Slim K (I prefer Future’s version)

L$D - A$AP Rocky

Let Em’ Know - Bryson Tiller

Money Longer - Lil Uzi Vert

There He Go - Kodak Black

Booty Wurk - T-Pain

Make That Sh*t Work - T-Pain

Mercy - Kanye West

Caroline - Amine

Bad and Boujee - Migos

Lolly - Maejor Ali

Love Me - Lil Wayne

F**kin’ Problems - A$AP Rocky

Don’t Know What to Call it - Kevin Gates (FAVE)

Really Really - Kevin Gates

Controlla - Drake

Till I Die - Machine Gun Kelly

Juke Jam - Chance The Rapper

Pop Style - Drake

Broccoli - DRAM

Big Rings - Drake

Post To Be - Omarion

0 To 100 - Drake

Wicked - Future

Bad B*tch - French Montana

Addicted To My Ex - M City JR

Back To Sleep REMIX - Chris Brown

Dance (A$$) REMIX - Big Sean

Sorry Not Sorry - Bryson TIller

Birthday Sex -Jeremih

I Don’t Fuck With You - Big Sean

Anidote - Travis Scott

Only - Nicki Minaj

Feeling Myself - Nicki Minaj

Jumpman - Drake

HeadBand - B.o.B

Satelites - Kevin Gates


( POP )


Ride With Us - Bobby Grant

Porn Star - August Alsina

GDFR - Flo Rida

Time of Our Lives - Pitbull

Out My Mind - Kalin and Myles

PILLOWTALK - Zayn

One Dance - Drake

My House - Flo Rida

Needed Me - Rihanna

Mine - Beyonce

Turn Me On - David Guetta

Automatic - Nicki Minaj

Bitch Better Have my Money - Rihanna

Right Now - Rihanna

23 - Mike WILL Made-It

Hey Mama - David Guetta

How Deep is Your Love - Calvin Harris

Slow Motion - Trey Songz

Confident - Justin Bieber

East Side - Nebu Kinsia

Timber - Pitbull

Now and Later - Sage The Gemini

Get Ugly - Jason Derulo

Pony - Ginuwine

How We Livin - Jack and Jack

Groove - Jack and Jack

Acquainted - The Weekend

All For Love - Madison Beer (Don’t come at me for this plz)

You Don’t Own Me - Grace

Aye Ma - Sammy Wilk

Signs - Sammy Wilk

Castle - Halsey

Sucker For Pain - Lil Wayne

Party in the USA - Miley Cyrus

Cold Water - Justin Bieber

Ex’s and Oh’s - Elle King

Let Me Love You - Justin Bieber

This Town - Niall Horan

That’s What I Like - Bruno Mars

Or Nah - Ty Dolla $ign (I prefer SOMO’s version)

Stay - Zedd

Bad Bitch - Bebe Rexha

Believer - Imagine Dragons

Swalla - Jason Derulo

Fake Love - Drake ( idk if that’s on here already)

I Dont Wanna Live Forever - Zayn (Fave)

Freaky - Trisha Paytas (MY ACTUAL QUEEN)

Despacito - Justin Bieber

Wild Thoughts - DJ Khaled


(Country)


H.O.L.Y -Florida Georgia Line (Fave)

What Was I Thinkin’ - Dierks Bentley

Bottoms Up - Brantley Gilbert

Im Comin’ Over - Chris Young

Cop Car - Keith Urban

Hicktown - Jason Aldean

She’s Got A Way With Words - Blake Shelton

The Road And The Radio - Kenny Chesney

Summertime - Kenny Chesney

Highway Vagabond - Miranda Lambert

Mr. Mom - Lonestar

DONE. - The Band Perry

Stay - Florida Georgia Line

Blue Aint Your Color - Keith Urban

Who’s Your Daddy - Toby Keith

Fancy - Reba McEntire

That’s My Kinda of Night - Luke Bryan

Hard To Love - Lee Brice

Play It Again - Luke Bryan

Honky Tonk Badonkadonk - Trace Adkins

Boot Scootin’ Boogie - Brooks and Dunn (I preffer George Strait’s)

I Told You So - Carrie Underwood

Drunk On a Plane - Dierks Bently

Big Green Tractor - Jason Aldean

Shes Country - Jason Aldean

Dirt Road Anthem - Jason Aldean

Burnin’ it Down - Jason Aldean

Roller Coaster - Luke Bryan

Country Girl - Luke Bryan

Truck Yeah - Tim McGraw

Boondocks - Little Big Town


(Rock)


Centerfold - The J. Gelis Band

She Keeps Me Up - Nickelback

Follow You Home - Nickelback

Praise By the Dashboard Light - Meatloaf

You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth - Meatloaf

Hotel California - Eagles

Take it to the Limit - Eagles

1985 - Bowling For Soup

Addicted - Saving Abel

Holiday/Boulevard Of Broken Dreams - Green Day

Rock or Bust - AC/DC

Porn Star Dancing - My Darkest Days

Only The Good Die Young - Billy Joel

What Do You DO For Money Honey - AC/DC

Rock and Roll aint Noise Pollution - AC/DC

Savin’ ME - Nickelback

Shakin Hands - Nickelback

Something In Yout Mouth - Nickelback

Burn it to the Ground - Nickelback

Animals - Nickelback


(Albums)

Any Eminem Album

Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande

Time Of Our Lives -Miley Cyrus

Purpose - Justin Bieber

Savage Mode - 21 Savage

Issa Album - 21 Savage

SoMo -SOMO

my highlights list of Owl City songs

maybe you’ve only heard like “fireflies” and you dont have shit taste and aren’t a coward and so you’ve always hoped i’d make a list of imo extra standout owl city songs; maybe i just wanted to make something like this list even though i didnt try that hard to cut it down and it would change every day and i dont think i dislike any of his songs and could give reasons why i especially like some element of pretty much each of them

Assuming Everyone’s Also Heard: VANILLA TWILIGHT (Ocean Eyes), GOOD TIME (The Midsummer Station)
they’re both amazing. vanilla twilight is intense and good for when you’re looking at a nice sunset and feeling brave. shaq is in the music video. that carly rae jepsen and adam young happened to team up was a great move by whoever initiated it, and good time is iconic, and there’s a version where carly rae jepsen is also singing the chorus and its better but i dont really know how to search for it in particular because its otherwise identical

***HELLO SEATTLE*** (Ocean Eyes)
this was on the radio too so it couldve gone in the above section but it needs its own. im not sure i’d say this is officially my favorite owl city song but if someone hadnt heard anything by owl city this is the one i’d choose to represent his entire vibe and be the first impression. and you’d think nobody could possibly remix it but adam young himself did and its fantastic and relatable even though the only lyrics are the occasional words “hello seattle.” technically the first version of this song is on the album “of june” and theyre both good but i like the ocean eyes version best

DESIGNER SKYLINE (Of June)
the most upbeat song on the album probably. adam young is very very good at lyrics and some elements of this include his imagery, rhythm, alliteration, wordplay, and general ability to make the words in a song both euphonic in the sound along but also be very Pretty content wise. ok im most serious about how good he is with lyrics so maybe i’ll be more concise after this one

FUZZY BLUE LIGHTS (Of June)
owl city songs aren’t depressing or even really Sad even when they’re sad (w/ some exceptions…cough silhouette) but they’re good if you are / have been a Sad Person Who Lives In Their Head because thats what a lot of the songs are about / the perspective theyre from. this one sounds like that and also like an overcast day

***IF MY HEART WAS A HOUSE*** (Ocean Eyes)
the Best love song of the whole discography imo. it goes hard as fuck. i don’t date but for the duration of this song i have a gf/bf/nb-f

THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG (Ocean Eyes)
one of the best and another one of the best love songs. im especially partial to the winter theme now o course. this super cool thing happens in the middle with amazing lyrics and this volume effect. the instrumental versions of this and if my heart was a house are also killer

ANGELS (All Things Bright And Beautiful)
adam young loves jesus a whole lot; this song is about literal christian angels. i love the alliteration of the lines “in the dust on the cellar staircase / a pair of footprints followed me / i saw a flicker in the fake fireplace”. not many owl city songs are from both an upbeat perspective AND have upbeat music, and this one’s chorus really goes for it. adam y.’s pretty excited about jesus stuff i think and so when he channels that in songs especially about jesus, it’s pretty energetic. but for the most part his songs arent overtly christian save maybe some passing references, so if thats a concern dont worry

***GALAXIES*** (ATBAB)
for example, this one definitely has a jesus line. but this is just one of the references to an unspecified “he” which means it could also just be interpreted as gay. (owl city belongs to the gays btw) and this really is a song to go ham to and listen to it with stereo speakers because one of my fave parts relies on that. the intro is a bit jarring because the outro of “january 28, 1986” is meant to transition into this one

DEMENTIA (The Midsummer Station)
i’d put this as a highlight but recognize its coz its a personal fave. it sounds like it would be incredibly depressing of course but it has nothing to do with actual dementia thank god. it’s a love song and very upbeat in both sound and content. i’m hugely partial to the lyrics, especially the pairs “every light in the night flickered in and out / every bone in my back shivered up and down”; “every voice in my head shouted yes and no / every freight train of thought fought to stop and go”; “every tear in my eyes dripped and wouldn’t drop / every disc in my spine shook and couldn’t stop” and “every hand let me go that i tried to hold / every warm-hearted love left me freezing cold”

KISS ME BABE, IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME (single)
he has a bunch of random christmas singles and this ones the best. the titles ridiculous and i love it, and the song isn’t really about anything and i love it. it is such a bop. “peppermint winter” and “humbug” are the other best xmas ones

SHOOTING STAR (Midsummer)
half the songs on this album are summery dancey songs about having fun with other people (usually owl city songs are about being lonely or having fun with one other person tops by cloudwatching, so this album is unusual in that regard and rocks out a bit which is also unusual as per owl city’s tendency to sound really dreamy or otherwise fairly light. it bothers people who are in the “the old stuff is better” camp of everything) and the other half are upbeat summery songs that are encouraging and tell you you’re a good and special person. this one is the latter and a lot of fun. i like the lyrics and melody of the lines “fan a flame so hot it melts our hearts” and “let your colors burn and brightly burst / into a million sparks that all disperse / and illuminate a world that’ll try to bring you down” (but not this time)

GOLD (Midsummer)
same category song as above (title refers to “i know you’re gold”). it’s great and sung to a person about to go off and do something and you’re telling them they can totally do it because they’re great. i maintain that one of the Owl City Signature Moves is The Affectionate Sigh: he’s very good at working in words sung with a rising/falling tone, a la a sigh, and its an upbeat delivery not like a “im sad” sigh. when it happens in this song is my favorite part of the whole thing, at the end of the line: “you’ll never be far, i’m keeping you near, inside of my heart, you’re he^re”

BEAUTIFUL TIMES (Ultraviolet EP)
the songs on ultraviolet all have a super cool sound, kind of mixing the more loud/layered/noisy quality of midsummer station with the more introverted vibe he usually has, and are all kind of about being stressed and sad but looking to something or someone and kind of seeing a chance to feel okay. “this isn’t the end” is completely about a girl who’s dad kills himself but it has the really good line “you fight to survive cuz you made it this far” and otherwise has a technically uplifting end but without much of the “you shouldnt kill yourself because life is magical” bs which is useless and irrelevant imo but instead the “life is chaotic and you cant say the future is going to be good but it exists and meanwhile you’re not dead yet” which is an infinitely more thoughtful approach. but anyways, about beautiful times: its also about being happy but usually being really sad (“this fight of my life is so hard (so hard, so hard) but i’m gonna survive, oh oh these are beautiful times,”) and also isnt very patronizing about the subject (the prospect/aspiration of feeling happy when you’re a Sad Person) and frames everything in having had damagingly negative feelings while still being overall positive. i really like the way he sings into the first few verses with an echo of what will be the first couple of words, overlapping slightly and growing in volume before taking you right into the actual start of the verse. this is the most upbeat sounding song of the EP imo

THUNDERSTRUCK (Mobile Orchestra)
the intro alone is killer. one of the most Go Hard to songs of the owl city discography. proudly carries the tradition of singing about ghosts (see: plant life, a fun-to-sing-along-to song all about an actual haunted house)

BACK HOME (Mo Orch)
this album has a lot of sounds that, while familiar, are different from any of the other albums, like this one which is very very country. it goes hard as fuck. it uses the word “fireflies” for the first time since fireflies. i love it

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT YOU (M.O.)
personal fave of the album is mostly why this is here. as the title suggests its a dramatic love song, i love how pumped the chorus is and the way the outro sounds. Love To Sing Along

***WHEN CAN I SEE YOU AGAIN?***
this is peak “happy music, sad lyrics” even though thats everywhere in owl city music, its pretty rare to find songs that are straightforwardly happy. this song is a banger and lyrically crushing. i guess its in the “bittersweet” category like a shit ton of owl city songs are, but still. this song changed our lives

I HOPE YOU THINK OF ME
has this sick chill drumbeat throughout the song which is kind of rare. it kind of fuses his underwater type sound with his going hard as hell sound. like, it would be like the choreography of “bet on it” if i was listening to this song while standing up. you get really into the lyrics. i love this part at the end where the music pulls back for just a second while he goes “the thought is KILLING me!” shoutout to “kamikaze” where he yells half of it and its invigorating, shoutout to “paper tigers” which is an amazing song that hasnt shown up on an album

SUNBURN (Ocean Eyes)
possibly the cutest owl city song. it has a sweet guitar riff. cute sweet, not sickass sweet.

HOT AIR BALLOON (Ocean Eyes)
possibly the happiest owl city song. extremely cute but not as cute as sunburn but happier than sunburn.

BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY
killer intro, really upbeat, the melody of the verses is great and the chorus goes pretty hard

RAINBOW VEINS (Maybe I’m Dreaming)
another top level cute and happy song (“cheer up and dry your damp eyes, and tell me when it rains, and i’ll blend up that rainbow above you, and shoot it through your veins”) and has a top tier chilled out whispery interlude/bridge/whatever that then throws you into this pumped up finale

THE YACHT CLUB (ATBAB)
speaking of being thrown into a pumped up finale, this does that too. so does “umbrella beach.” this one goes hardest imo and the live version of it goes even harder than that. plus the lyrics are amazing and the alliteration is stellar

***SUPER HONEYMOON*** (Maybe I’m Dreaming)
consistently one of my top tier faves. i like the semi staccato delivery of parts of the lyrics, the music is fantastic, also very Classic Example of owl city

SKY DIVER (MID)
super dreamy and pretty and bittersweet sounding, classic

HALCYON
a bop!!! electronica on electronica

SLEEPWALKER
so fun and sounds like a song to be going to the beach to

YOUTOPIA (ft. Adam Young)
obvs not owl city but i’m putting it in, the full 4 min version. not only dreamy and bittersweet but one thing i always love in music is an unresolved musical phrase repeating on end. there’s also this part in the middle where his vocals kind of layer and grow and it has a long E sound and when he lingers on the long E its one of those things that would be grating except for its actually great because of that. see: honey and the bee

MR. HEARTACHE (ft. Adam Young)
a total bop about being sad. like i wanna jump around to this song. see: tokyo, the song by adam young (owl city) featuring the artists of this one, SEKAI NO OWARI, which has my fave lyric “are you having fun yet, i’ll send you the sunset, i love the most”

FIREFLIES (Said the Sky remix)
the intro to this is like, oh my god. the only fireflies remix the world needs.

UMBRELLA BEACH (Long Lost Sun remix)
the original is great but i love this version even more. the finale is fantastic and exuberant

THAT’S IT i could include all the songs because i have good things to say and specific things to point out about each of them. for example: dental care is a masterpiece of puns. puns are a running theme in owl city. so is ghosts, the sky, the ocean, and The Affectionate Sigh. if you listen to enough songs you find repetitions of certain phrases like “oh darling i wish you were here,” “i feel like a postcard, i wish you were here,” “like hundreds of postcards, that say i wish you were here” and someone should make a post of all of them. it would be me if i had a laptop. anyways i like owl city you’re welcome for this post

NIGHT & DAY REACTION/REVIEW

i know i said saturday but i couldn’t wait (and my iTunes download came early 🙃). plus, i’m actually writing this as a first full listen, instead of a couple listens later, so welcome to how my mind plays out during the first full listen of this album!!!

TRACK 1: MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT (FEAT. MARTIN JENSEN)
FIRST LISTEN SNIPPET:
i remember switching iTunes stores when this single first came out just to listen to the snippet and i was sHOOK by the lyrics
FIRST LISTEN FULL:
lyrics: YES, melody: YES, vocals: YES 
FAVE LYRIC:
“so when i call you in the middle of the night and i’m choking on the words cause i miss you, baby don’t tell me i’m out of time i got so much of my lovin to give you”

TRACK 2: ALL NIGHT (FEAT. MATOMA)
FIRST LISTEN SNIPPET: 
this song came out so long ago that i don’t even remember how i felt with the snippet
FIRST LISTEN FULL:
it was the first introduction to EDM VAMPS, and i was into it. i remember when it came out, i was on my way to a full study day, and it was all i listened to. the live versions with the puffs of smoke at the beat drops?? YES
FAVE LYRIC:
“you showed me how to find myself when i needed it the most”

TRACK 3: HANDS (FEAT. MIKE PERRY & SABRINA CARPENTER)
FIRST LISTEN SNIPPET:
i think the first listen i got was a live video, and i was like um yes???? sing this at big ticket for me in front of all the underage children????
FIRST LISTEN FULL:
honestly such a bop, i had it on replay for days. this collab is one of the ones i completely approve of because, even though sabrina was a “disney girl”, her music is a totally different vibe from what you would expect, and this is one of the songs that prove that lyrically. 
FAVE LYRIC:
“can you just drop that dress to the floor? we can talk until sunrise”

TRACK 4: SAME TO YOU
FIRST LISTEN SNIPPET:
when they said the album was “moody” this is the song i think of because of the snippet from the album sampler. i understand why they all want this to be the next single.
FIRST LISTEN FULL:
this song definitely shows their growth musically and lyrically. no wonder they’re so proud of this song, i’m so proud of them.
FAVE LYRIC:
“i’m checking in to see if you’re ready to love again”

TRACK 5: PAPER HEARTS
FIRST LISTEN SNIPPET:
my heart was full of warmth when they asked fans to help out with the tour lyric video, and seeing the end result was beautiful. the chorus? help me
FIRST LISTEN FULL:
THE GUITAR INTRO, INTO IT!! this song is really hitting me in the feelz. fuck it’s beautiful.
FAVE LYRIC:
“there’s a lot of things that i may not know, but missing you baby is the only thing i know”

TRACK 6: SHADES ON
FIRST LISTEN SNIPPET:
i actually never bothered watching tour vids of this but THE SAMPLER: A FULL ON BOP GET THIS ON MAINSTREAM RADIO WORLDWIDE
FIRST LISTEN FULL:
A TOTAL OUT OF THIS WORLD BOP!!!!!!!!!! this after paper hearts tho, total uplift. how can the day version of the album get even more upbeat than this???? BRAD’S RAPPING???!??!?!?!?!?!??! WHAT?!??!?!?!??!???!??!!??!? GET THIS ON THE RADIO ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!! i need a moment after this song; this should’ve gone before paper hearts tbh
FAVE LYRIC:
“starting up a party on the pavement like i just got paid” (#relatable)

TRACK 7: IT’S A LIE (FEAT. TINI)
FIRST LISTEN SNIPPET:
super fun song in a super bitchy way. i appreciate them trying to reach multicultural audiences by using a multicultural artist.
FIRST LISTEN FULL:
the guitar kinda reminds me of bibia be ye ye. this song is so damn sassy i’M INTO IT!!
FAVE LYRIC:
“could we live ever after? seems like a good idea to me”

TRACK 8: STAY
FIRST LISTEN SNIPPET: 
i was kinda disappointed that they over-produced the song and changed some of the lyrics because i got so used to the acoustic version they sang at the shows BUT THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THEY DEPRIVE US WITH NEW MUSIC FOR TOO LONG
FIRST LISTEN FULL:
ok intro givin me the feelz, but then it just picks up and I JUST WANTED THIS SONG TO BE FULL ACOUSTIC, also not used to the lyric changes :( the keyboard’s a nice touch. it’s like a song to play while you’re at the beach during sunset. IMAGINE BEING WITH THE BOYS AT THE BEACH DURING SUNSET AND THEY’RE SINGING THIS SONG. i like the bridge. i feel it just kinda ends abruptly??? but still one of my all time faves.
FAVE LYRIC:
“you can wear my favourite t-shirt, and we can waste away the days, but only if you stay”

TRACK 9: MY PLACE
FIRST LISTEN SNIPPET: 
i think this is my fave on the whole album???
FIRST LISTEN FULL:
the chorus!!!!!!! the guitar riff reminds me of a song, but i can’t seem to think of it??? a good end of summer song tbh! can u believe they just had to add the “bluesman” STAY THE SAME BOYS, NEVER CHANGE
FAVE LYRIC:
“look at that face, i don’t ever wanna let you down”

TRACK 10: SAD SONG
FIRST LISTEN SNIPPET:
I DIDN’T KNOW THAT I WAS STARVING TIL I TASTED YOU DONT NEED NO BUTTERFLIES WHEN YOU GIVE ME THE WHOLE DAMN ZOO anyways, this song got stuck in my head at work after listening to the album sampler, so that’s a good sign
FIRST LISTEN FULL:
I DIDN’T KNOW THAT I WAS STARVING TIL I TASTED YOU!!!! honestly same chords as starving, collab with hailee steinfeld pls! (someone also mashup staving with this asap) it’s a mature breakup song??? they ended with a really catchy bop. INTO IT. 
FAVE LYRIC:
“and i know, you know, i know i can’t let it end this way”

~BONUS TRACKS~

JAMES EDITION: I LOVE LOVING YOU
this song very much screams JAMES MCVEY: pop/rock but still a hint of country. it’s a cutesie love song, i love it. 
FAVE LYRIC: i’m certain there’s a sunrise and the night falls just like they do

JAMES EDITION: HIGHER
i’m not gonna lie to you, i’m not a complete fan of james’ vocals as a solo artist,  BUT, nevertheless, i can respect his abilities, along with his strong song writing. this is one of those songs that showcase those abilities really well. these songs are for kirstie right??? ;))))
FAVE LYRIC: if everything’s changing, i need you to know, the hardest decision was letting you go

CONNOR EDITION: ON MY OWN
i really enjoy connor’s type of music; lyrically and musically. this is so catchy, and would be a great song for a road trip. can’t wait to blast it in my car.
FAVE LYRIC: the footprints that i left yesterday are the ones that should be kept as memories

CONNOR EDITION: MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
I WILL ALWAYS LOVE THE ROCK VERSIONS OF THEIR SONGS!!!! (I.E., TRISTAN’S ANIMAL REMIX OF WILDHEART????) THIS GETS ME SO AMPED TO HEAR THIS LIVE I CAN’T WAIT! the collab, i approve. idk who u are, but u got a great voice.

TRISTAN EDITION: ALL AROUND THE WORLD
FIRST OF ALL, WHY DOESN’T TRIS SING MORE?? HE HAS SUCH A NICE VOICE????? LIKE REMEMBER HIS VERSION OF CAN WE DANCE? MY FAVE. this song is for ana right??? ;))))))
FAVE LYRIC: i only met her once, and straight away i knew that i loved her

TRISTAN EDITION: COME GRIND WITH ME
THIS SONG IS STRAIGHT FIRE!!!!! sayin tris isn’t doing anymore mash-ups for tour and this is all he’s gonna perform, I’M ALL FOR IT!! THIS IS SUCH A TUNE LIKE I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS IS WHAT TRIS WANTED FOR HIS ALBUM VERSION
FAVE LYRIC: this love’s a game, come on & let’s play, you don’t have to remember my name

VERDICT:
tbh, i had kinda low expectations for this album bc i didn’t really know how to feel about the boys going a more EDM direction, BUT all the songs are total bops??? they’re all different; no songs sound alike in any way (other than sad song and starving, i’m never getting over that), and they all just kinda flow well with one another. i’m glad they took their time with this album, and released something that they’re truly proud of, instead of releasing an album that was half-assed. i appreciate the different editions based on each member; the songs included are very much an accurate representation of them, and something they are individually proud of. i hope somehow, someway they get this album to break into the north american market, bc SHADES ON DESERVES RADIO PLAY!!! this album exceeded my expectations, and did not disappoint at all. 5 STARS!!!!!

RE: HAMILTON BOOTLEG

I thought I’d give my weigh in on this situation.

First off, don’t get me wrong I adore Lin to bits and it absolutely kills me when he says he is against bootlegs. After everything he has said about growing up poor, unable to see Broadway and living off cast albums, I always imagined him to be totally for bootlegs, to help others like himself. I appreciate everything he does for us, the Ham4Hams, the Cast Album, the script he’s given us for extra scenes, but it’s still not the show.

If it wasn’t for bootlegs, I wouldn’t be into musicals. I would not know Heathers existed, I wouldn’t be aware of how amazing my queen Donna Vivino is. Bootlegs are keeping Broadway alive, they really are. Without them, there would be significantly less people who would randomly spend how ever many dollars to see a musical. And if you think it’s taking away money from the creators, its not. I buy the album, I buy (alot) of merch, I buy the book and everything else. Hamilton is hardly strugling to fill seats being sold out for 2 years now is it?

All y'all who are against the bootleg are saying “oh but he’s given us so much” “you have 10 minutes of profootage isnt that enough?” I’ll remind you that footage got taken down. Lin even tweeted it and it’s been taken down from everywhere, even official sites. So if you are *so against* the bootleg, you should feel the same about the B-Roll, as that has been put up and taken down numerous times.

I swear the Hamilton fandom is so America-centric, I suppose that makes sense it’s an American Musical, heh. But other countries exist, and if you think that Hamilton is ever gonna go to any other country than perhaps the UK in the next 10 years than you’re delusional. And even if it does, it’s not gonna be the OBC. I dont have anything against new casts, in fact I love seeing what each new person brings to the roles, but how many of you have freaked over an OBC bootleg of Rent, or POTO or any other show? And if you think everyone can just fork out at least $2000 to get to America, pay for the ridiculous resale prices of tickets (by the way America y'all dumb as fuck for allowing that you realise people are only buying them to re sell them for extortionate amounts, right?) get a hotel in NEW YORK no less, pay for food, taxis, and everything else that comes with travelling, then think again, because NOPE.

Yes, Lin has said he wants to film the show. But he said that about In The Heights too.. And if it does get filmed, it might not be until there is a new cast, which is likely because what producer in their right mind is gonna release a video when the seats are still selling for thousands? I want to respect Lin’s wishes as much as the next guy, but some things are just not realistic. There is a film of Shrek, there are still bootlegs OF THE SAME CAST! Nothing is gonna stop bootlegs, nothing. So while y'all lucky people who can afford such luxuries, I’m going to carry on watching the videos that inspired to be a performer and sparked my love of Broadway, because it sure as hell wouldn’t be there if they didn’t exist.

anonymous asked:

could you compile a guide to the smiths, please?

The Band

Johnny Marr

  • John Martin Maher, aka the Angel of Radness
  • guitarist
  • legally changed his birth name to Johnny Marr so it would be a pun on the French phrase j’en ai marre (i’m fed up)
  • the most precious, the most pure, the most rad of all the cinnamon rolls that ever have been or ever will be, the most unproblematic of all faves
  • im not even kidding he has never done anything terrible in his life you will find no reciepts, everyone loves him, no one has ever said a bad word about him 
  • the greatest guitarist of his generation, quite literally changed the face of british pop and rock, entirely possible that without him there would be no such thing as indie or alternative music today
  • married to the wondrous Angie (they left school together when they were 15 and have been together ever since). they have two grown up kids and a dog called Riff
  • hes super healthy he doesnt do drugs or smoke or drink AND he’s a vegan and runs like five miles a day
  • he’s fifty one and wears eyeliner and silver nail varnish what does one even say to that
  • the B) emoji is based on johnny marr
  • has an honourary doctorate from salford university so technically he’s Dr. Marr
  • HE’S TINY LOOK AT THIS! HE CANT EVEN REACH THE MIC!
  • you would think that he is too indie pop 4 u but he has a secret life as a FUNK MASTER, his first band was named FREAK PARTY and he’s bffs with The Nile Rogers and named his son after him (exhibit a: johnny gets down and funky with chic)
  • oh ye i made eye contact with him at a gig and he winked at me
  • sorry this is long and personal but i love my Guitar Dad

Morrissey

  • Stephen Patrick Morrissey, known commonly as just Morrissey, but also as Moz, Mozzer, Misery Mozzery, and Steve
  • a twat
  • the word ‘problematic’ was invented specifically for morrissey
  • im just gonna get the bad stuff out the way to start with: has said a bunch of awful racist/misogynistic things, yes he gets taken out of context, no they cannot be justified or excused, he shouldnt say them and it pains my heart to think of it bc everything else he says is so good and wonderful how are they the same man
  • moving on
  • likes: manchester, tea, cats, oscar wilde, sixties girl groups, james dean, bikes, flowers, the new york dolls, animals, johnny marr, being alone
  • dislikes: manchester, margaret thatcher, robert smith, the monarchy, the meat industry, people who eat meat, people in general, being alive
  • has very few friendships or relationships and just sort of lives alone with his cats
  • a fan once wrote to him and told him she felt self concious wearing her hearing aid to a gig and after that he used to wear hearing aids onstage :)
  • other things he liked to do onstage: swing around large bunches of flowers and stuff them in his arse pocket, lie on the floor, hug fans (it became a problem), write things on his chest and rip off his shirt to reveal the message, yodel
  • “I have always personally been starved of romance. However, in 1982 someone stepped on my foot in Woolworths. That’s about the closest I’ve got.”
  • he used to say he was asexual in the eighties and then said he wasnt and was only celibate and most recently said he was “humansexual” (”attracted to human beings - but not many”) but im woefully uninformed on this topic someone else can help you perhaps before i put my foot in it and say the wrong thing
  • always really really sweet to his fans he used to always respond to fanmail in the eighties and its just? really sweet? i mean he also hates all humanity so its a weird dichotomy but
  • when he published his biography in 2013 is was entitled “Autobiography” and published on release by penguin classics
  • honestly its a real/love hate thing? either you despise every hair in his quiff or you would die for him theres no inbetween

Andy Rourke

  • Andrew Rourke
  • bassist
  • oh andy
  • sweet sweet precious andy
  • childhood friend of johnny marr, left school with johnny and angie, was in Freak Party with johnny
  • SUCH! A GOOD! BASSIST!
  • I MEAN LISTEN TO THIS!!
  • honestly just! the most beautiful
  • oh yeah he had a daughter at nineteen so all those photos of andy in the smiths are photos of an Actual Father, a bona fide Hot Dad
  • what else is there to say i love andy

Mike Joyce

  • drummer
  • aka “””Milk Juice””” (thats a tumblr fandom thing tho dont take that into the real world)
  • oh wait someone already did
  • there’s a bit of bitterness here bc he sued moz and marr in 1996 for a 25% share of the smiths royalties (expect lots of 25% jokes)
  • please dont hate him tho hes a good man and an excellent drummer
  • morrissey wishes him “the very worst for the rest of his life”
  • he used to be in a punk band its very  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Craig Gannon

  • the hidden fifth smith not so many people know about him
  • in 1986 andy was fired from the smiths (for his drug use i think), legend says that he woke up one morning to find a postcard from morrissey on the windscreen of his car which said “You have left The Smiths” (morrissey denies this but andy doesnt and honestly i believe andy over moz) (also im very sketchy on the details so dont eat me)
  • he was gone for two weeks and in the meantime craig gannon took over on bass, but when andy came back he stayed on as rythym guitarist and played on a few tracks and toured with them
  • a good and beautiful guy honestly (tho i think he also sued for royalties so :/)
  • here he is (to the left of morrissey)

sorry abt the pic they just look really good here and i want to cry

  • the smiths formed in manchester in 1982 when johnny marr knocked on morrisseys front door and pressed his face to the glass. please read this article abt the whole thing i cry
  • morrissey descibes their meeting. im fine :) (thats me screamin with my mouth closed)
  • what can i say? johnny and moz were phenomenal together they wrote so many good songs (they wrote ‘half a person’ in four and a half minutes! FOUR AND A HALF MINUTES!)
  • He was different with me than he was with everybody else. I couldn’t have given my music to anybody - anybody else, and he appreciated it more, because he just fell in love with it, and that went on all the way through the band. In many ways he was my biggest fan really.” - Johnny Marr
  • but they were only together for five years :( johnny and morrissey fell out and everything got really stressful and. yeah ill just give some quotes bc im sad
  • “One night we had a conversation and he said “ I think it’s about time and I’ve had enough” and I was saying “Yes I understand” but I really didn’t mean it I really didn’t think he’d completely pull the plug.” - Morrissey
  • “Morrissey asked me to do a farewell gig at one point, but I said no. It just seemed like a bad idea… We actually got together a few times [afterwards]. We went for a walk in the country, we went out to dinner one night, and later we just went for a long drive. It was really good to see each other away from any scenes. Like everyone, in private we’re quite different characters. I know the real Morrissey and he knows the real me.” - Johnny Marr
  • “I think Johnny understood Morrissey more than anyone else in the world… It was almost illogical, the gulf that was coming between Johnny and Morrissey, and you couldn’t put it down to any one thing. Again, it was almost like Morrissey living out his doomed fantasies. I think at some point one of them thought, “I can’t do this. You’re saying you want to be on in this stuff but when I move towards you, you move away. Or vice versa. There’s no rhythm between us.” Whereas before, they were finishing each other’s sentences.” - Grant Showbiz (sound engineer)
  • and then johnny wrote moz this letter which he kept and kept and printed in his autobio in 2013 more than 25 years later :) :)) :))))))

The Albums

The Smiths

  • their first album and one dear to my heart
  • recieves a lot of criticism from fans and the band bc of the mess surrounding production and the poor sound quality but! who cares its beautiful
  • caused quite a stir when it came out bc it was so subversive and unapologetically Not About Hetero Romance so the press were scratching their heads a lot
  • the first single had this cover and andy talks about the mortification he felt trying to show his dad his bands first single can u imagine
  • tbh the subject matter is very weird and ambiguous and a bit morbid (theres a song about the moors murders for example) but its also very sweet and funny. typical smiths tbh
  • the cover is a still from an Andy Warhol film called ‘Flesh’ but morrissey wrote the album notes as CULLED FROM ANDY WARHOLS FLESH which sounds a lot more ominous

Hatful of Hollow

  • a compilation album
  • unhappy with the quality of The Smiths the band decided to put out a compilation early on
  • essential listening tbh - u will learn soon enough that all smiths compilations are necessary
  • oh yeah some smiths records had a secret etched message from morrissey. on this album: THE IMPOTENCE OF ERNEST/IAN (ian was johnnys brother)

Meat Is Murder

  • the album that inspired a generation of vegetarians
  • ITS SO GOOD i cant ever stop listening to it tbh
  • so so many classic tracks
  • a bit more stridently political (vegetarianism, jabs at the monarchy and english school system, railing against the injustices of corporal punishment)
  • secret etching: ILLNESS IS ART / DOING THE WYTHENSHAWE WALTZ

The Queen Is Dead

  • considered by many to be their finest album (not by the band tho they think strangeways is the best)
  • every single track on here is so sublimley good how do you even articulate your feelings towards i know its over or frankly mr shankly or some girls are bigger than others WHAT DO I SAY
  • THE BOY WITH THE THORN IN HIS SIDE. CEMETRY GATES. THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT.
  • secret etching: FEAR OF MANCHESTER / THEM WAS ROTTEN DAYS

The World Won’t Listen

  • personally this is my favourite smiths compilation altho its often overlooked bc most of the tracks appear elsewhere
  • HOWEVER it contains stretch out and wait and money changes everything so its like. objectively the best (fight me irl)

Louder Than Bombs

  • the better known american compilation album
  • REALLY REALLY ESSENTIAL SONGS its so good i love it

Strangeways, Here We Come

  • the last studio album :(
  • technically and musically their best its really ~experimental~ and different (for them)
  • Morrissey -  “We say [that it’s our best album] quite often. At the same time. In our sleep. But in different beds.”
  • features moz on piano in death of a disco dancer
  • title refers to strangeways prison in manchester
  • im gona weep if ur gonna go this is the way to do it
  • secret etching: GUY FAWKES WAS A GENIUS

Rank

  • the posthumous live album
  • released as a contractual obligation so mozzer had to pick all the tracks by himself after they’d broken up :(
  • he wanted to call it The Smiths In Heat but the label wouldn’t let him
  • contains the instrumental track The Draize Train and a really neat Marie’s The Name (Of His Latest Flame)/Rusholme Ruffians mashup
  • feat. craig gannon on guitar
  • anyway its really good
  • secret etching: PEEPHOLISM

Other Projects

Morrissey’s Solo Career

  • moz went solo after the smiths broke up and hes been massivley successful
  • the sideburns got more intense and he gradually got grumpier and grumpier
  • idk this is just my opinion but i feel that solo moz is a very different creature to smiths moz? sort of. less tender and gentle? there’s a line from i know its over that says “its so easy to laugh/its so easy to hate/it takes strength to be gentle and kind” and i feel maybe solo moz stopped caring about that so much. not that he was incapable of it -theres a lot of heartbreakingly good stuff he wrote as a solo artist- but i feel he tends more towards sarcasm and polemic than the dry humor he had in the smiths
  • THAT BEING SAID i love solo moz’s stuff there’s some glorious stuff in here so to all the angry asks im gonna recieve i say its just my opinion please dont eat me alive
  • hes released 10 studio albums as a solo artist; Viva Hate, Kill Uncle, Your Arsenal, Vauxhall And I, Southpaw Grammar, Maladjusted, You Are The Quarry, Ringleader Of The Tormentors, Years Of Refusal, and World Peace Is None Of Your Business
  • hours of entertainment can be gleaned from merely perusing the titles of solo morrissey tracks, do yourself a favour and have a look

Electronic

  • after he left the smiths johnny formed an ALTERNATIVE DANCE SUPERGROUP with New Order frontman Bernard Sumner and occasionally with Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys
  • its pretty much the greatest thing that ever happened to me its the perfect intesection of every one of my interests
  • three albums; Electronic, Raise The Pressure, Twisted Tenderness
  • they never officially dissolved things but they havent really been active since 1999 so

Johnny’s Other Projects

johnny is a massively prolific musician and has collaborated with almost everyone on the planet, including but not limited to:

  • paul mc cartney
  • the pretenders
  • the the
  • bryan ferry
  • billy bragg
  • kirsty mccoll
  • talking heads
  • beck
  • oasis
  • then he had a sort of band called Johnny Marr + The Healers and they had one album (Boomslang)
  • and then he was the guitarist for Modest Mouse for three years
  • and then he was The Cribs guitarist
  • helped hans zimmer with the soundtrack for inception and amazing spider-man 2, is working on something else with him atm i think
  • then in 2013 he went solo! he sang on his own album! everyone died bc who knew that Guitar Dad had such a beautiful voice!
  • his two solo albums are The Messenger and Playland
  • and then he played on Noel Gallagher’s Ballad Of The Mighty I and we all died a bit more

More Fun Smiths Facts

anonymous asked:

why do you like red so much? like yeah it was good but i thought that critics said it wasn't sonically cohesive or something

i mean, fuck sonic cohesiveness or whatever. RED IS THE BEST ALBUM ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH DO YOU WANT PROOF I’LL GIVE YOU PROOF.

  • state of grace - this is actually the best song to ever be written ever like LISTEN TO THE LYRICS LISTEN TO THE MELODY I LOVE IT ALL IT’S ALL SO GOOD “WE ARE ALONE WITH OUR CHANGING MINDS, WE FALL IN LOVE TILL IT HURTS OR BLEEDS OR FADES IN TIME” “WE ARE ALONE JUST YOU AND ME, UP IN YOUR ROOM AND OUR SLATES ARE CLEAN, JUST TWIN FIRE SIGNS, FOUR BLUE EYES” “SO YOU WERE NEVER A SAINT AND I’VE LOVED IN SHADES OF WRONG, WE LEARN TO LIVE WITH THE PAIN, MOSAIC BROKEN HEARTS” “THIS IS A STATE OF GRACE, THIS IS A WORTHWHILE FIGHT, LOVE IS A RUTHLESS GAME UNLESS YOU PLAY IT GOOD AND RIGHT, THESE ARE THE HANDS OF FATE, YOU’RE MY ACHILLES HEEL, THIS IS THE GOLDEN AGE OF SOMETHING GOOD AND RIGHT AND REAL” READ THOSE LYRICS AND TELL ME YOU DON’T FEEL SOMETHING TELL ME THEY DON’T GIVE YOU CHILLS LIKE DAMN HOW DID TAYLOR WRITE THIS EVERY LYRIC IS A MASTERPIECE
  • red - i loooove this song omg like the background guitar i love it so much i love the idea i love the imagery i love the picture she paints of this turbulent, crazy, passionate love “like the colors in autumn so bright just before they lose it all” damn i love that line so much i just can’t with this song??? i love how it incorporates like her country roots ugh i just love it so much “remembering him comes in flashbacks and echoes, tell myself it’s time now, gotta let go, but moving on from him isn’t possible when i still see it all in my head, in burning red” BYE
  • treacherous - LET ME TELL YOU A THING ABOUT HOW BEAUTIFUL THIS SONG IS “PUT YOUR LIPS CLOSE TO MINE, AS LONG AS THEY DON’T TOUCH, OUT OF FOCUS, EYE TO EYE, TILL THE GRAVITY’S TOO MUCH, AND I’LL DO ANYTHING YOU SAY, IF YOU SAY IT WITH YOUR HANDS, AND I’D BE SMART TO WALK AWAY, BUT YOU’RE QUICKSAND” IM SCREAMING????? BEAUTIFUL??? AND THE GUITAR IN THE BACKGROUND????????? I LOVE IT “”AND ALL WE ARE IS SKIN AND BONE, TRAINED TO GET ALONG, FOREVER GOING WITH THE FLOW, BUT YOU’RE FRICTION” OH MY GODDDDD “TWO HEADLINES SHINE THROUGH THE SLEEPLESS NIGHT AND I WILL GET YOU, GET YOU ALONE” IT’S SO CALMING BUT GIVES YOU SO MANY EMOTIONS AT THE SAME TIME I GET GOOSEBUMPS I CAN’T DEAL I LOVE THIS SONGGGGG
  • i knew you were trouble - soooo different from the first three songs but man HEADBANG JAM OUT DANCE AROUND THE CLUB I DONT GIVE A FUCK THIS SONG IS SUCH A GOOD SONG TO LIP SYNC AND ACT OUT WITH APPROPRIATE FACIAL EXPRESSIONS AND CRAP AND HONESTLY IT’S CATCHY AS FUCK IT WILL NEVER GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD also i looooove how taylor kinda went outside her comfort song with the whole dubstep/electronic vibes oh man LOVE THIS SONG
  • all too well - what do i even say about this song that hasn’t been said before WHAT A BEAUTY WHAT A MASTERPIECE EVERY SINGLE LYRIC WHERE’S THE FULL VERSION @ TAYLOR “OH YOUR SWEET DISPOSITION AND MY WIDE EYED GAZE” “AUTUMN LEAVES FALLING DOWN LIKE PIECES INTO PLACE” “CAUSE HERE WE ARE AGAIN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, WE’RE DANCING ROUND THE KITCHEN IN THE REFRIGERATOR LIGHT” THAT LINE JUST GIVES YOU A CERTAIN FEELING IDK HOW TO EXPLAIN IT “WELL MAYBE WE GOT LOST IN TRANSLATION MAYBE I ASKED FOR TOO MUCH BUT MAYBE THIS THING WAS A MASTERPIECE TILL YOU TORE IT ALL UP, RUNNING SCARED, I WAS THERE, I REMEMBER IT, ALL TOOOOO WELLLLLLLLLLLLL, HEY YOU CALL ME UP AGAIN JUST TO BREAK ME LIKE A PROMISE, SO CASUALLY CRUEL IN THE NAME OF BEING HONEST I’M A CRUMPLED UP PIECE OF PAPER LYING HERE CUZ I REMEMBER IT ALL, ALL, ALL……. too well……….. time won’t fly it’s like i’m paralyzed by it, i’d like to be my old self again but i’m still tryna find it, after plaid shirt days and nights when you made me your own, now you mail back my things and i walk home alone” FUCK OH MY GOD
  • 22 - DANCE PARTY IN THE MIDDLE OF MY ROOM AT THREE AM WITH MY BEST FRIENDS THIS IS WHAT THIS SONG IS FOR. JAM OUT. SING IN THE SHOWER. THIS SONG IS SO FUN TO SING AND DANCE TO IT’LL HELP YOU RECOVER FROM ALL TOO WELL also i just love it it’s so catchy
  • i almost do - im gonna be honest i rarely listen to this song but only because i feel like crying every. damn. time and honestly i’m not emotionally strong to handle this beauty. “i bet it never ever occured to you that i can’t say hello to you and risk another goodbye” :-((( i’m so sad just thinking about it
  • we are never ever getting back together - i don’t think i’ll get over how amazing this song is??? perfect for after i almost do because you just want to GET UP AND DANCE and be ANGRY and happy at the same time????????? this song is such a JAM you can dance your ass off to it and it helps you in times of anger what a wonderful piece of pop music
  • stay stay stay - the fucking happiest song on the face of the earth????? the cute music??? taylor sounds like she’s smiling the entire song??? the little laugh???? i’m dead??? it’s so HAPPY the relationship she describes is so HAPPY this song makes me wanna smile twenty four seven it gets me so excited to be in love wow
  • the last time - this song is so heartwrenching it literally tugs at your heartstrings the harmonizing with gary the lyrics the music it’s almost haunting “and right before your eyes i’m breaking” and the BRIDGE you can practically hear the pleading in taylor’s voice you can hear her breaking im gonna cry just THINKING about it i love this song so much everyone go listen to it RIGHT NOW
  • holy ground - fuck this song is so good. it’s so so so sos os good. so happy. so reminiscent. it just gives off this vibe of dancing down the street with not a care in the world. it makes me want to move to a big city and accomplish everything i want in the world. it makes me want to fall in love and fall out of love “spinning like a girl in a brand new dress” yes pls “we blocked the noise with the sound of i need you” and taylor’s so content about the end of the relationship it’s accepting it’s looking back on this great relationship and it’s not sad but happy that it happened and that’s just such an important point to be at post breakup and i love it also the DRUMS
  • sad beautiful tragic - THIS SONG. THIS FUCKING SONG. I CRY EVERY SINGLE TIME THIS ISN’T EVEN A LIE. “LONG HANDWRITTEN NOTE DEEP IN YOUR POCKET, WORDS HOW LITTLE THEY MEAN, WHEN YOU’RE A LITTLE TOO LATE” “GOOD GIRLS, HOPEFUL THEY’LL BE, AND LONG THEY WILL WAIT” “IN DREAMS, I MEET YOU IN WARM CONVERSATION, WE BOTH WAKE, IN LONELY BEDS, DIFFERENT CITIES, AND TIME IS TAKING ITS SWEET TIME ERASING YOU, AND YOU’VE GOT YOUR DEMONS AND DARLING THEY ALL LOOK LIKE ME” BEAUTIFUL??? ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL TAYLOR HOW??? HOW DO YOU MAKE ME CRY LIKE THIS??? “DISTANCE, TIMING, BREAKDOWN, FIGHTING, SILENCE, THE TRAIN RUNS OFF ITS TRACKS, KISS ME TRY TO FIX IT, WOULD YOU JUST TRY TO LISTEN, HANG UP, GIVE UP, BUT FOR THE LIFE OF US WE CAN’T GET BACK,” im done i can’t anymore
  • the lucky one - really the only song taylor’s written about fame and it’s written BEAUTIFULLY i love the vibe it gives off like she’s a hollywood starlet the music is sooo nice and the words just flow together i honestly don’t even know how to explain it you just have to listen to it it’s amazing
  • everything has changed - this song is so SWEET it makes me want to fall in love so bad i wanna feel all of this how can you not after this song i love how it’s really only guitar at first i love how ed’s in it and how it sounds when they sing honestly their voices go together SO WELL man i love this song
  • starlight - I LOVE THIS SONG SO MUCH. I LOVE THE VIBE AND HOW ITS LIKE SET IN THE 40S AND THE PICTURE IT PAINTS. AND THE RHYTHM. “HE SAID LOOK AT YOU, WORRYING SO MUCH ABOUT, THINGS YOU CAN’T CHANGE. YOU’LL SPEND YOUR WHOLE LIFE SINGING THE BLUES IF YOU KEEP THINKING THAT WAY.” “DON’T YOU SEE THE STARLIGHT, STARLIGHT? DON’T YOU DREAM IMPOSSIBLE THINGS?” I LOVE THIS SONG
  • begin again - what do i even say honestly…. the music and everything is so simple but not the words and not the message and it’s SUCH an important message because the song showcases how broken taylor was after all the relationships described through this album, these crazy, turbulent loves and begin again shows like a new beginning a wonderful one filled with hope and happiness and you can hear that in her voice and when she sings “i’ve been spending the last eight months thinking all love ever does is break, and burn, and end” i cry a little ngl wow what a strong ending to the album

anyway this album is literally better than anything ever in the world

PASS IT ON

To my dearest friend Barron, you have opened my eyes to uncountable  wonders in this world and inspired me to search the pages of so many closed books. 

An interesting thing Baz and i thought of - was how music can travel the world through word of mouth. In the next few days, without doubt, you’ll notice someone say “Have you heard that new song?” then swiftly and persuasively show you.. next minute you’ll have it on repeat for the rest of the week. Music bewilders me, it brings people together, enriches a sense of belonging in people from the most obscure of places. I feel that somewhere in the world, there is a corresponding song or instrument for every emotion that i will ever feel… amazing. 

On another note, I cannot believe how lewdly saturated the American radio is with obscene, commercial “trash” pop music. Apologies if you enjoy that kind of music- each to their own.

I loved sharing the diversity and just all round amazeballs-ness of Australian music. Every time i got into a Lyft (Hire cars with Pink Mustaches and young friendly drivers) or worked with a local photographer, i shared with them a long long list of my favourite artists and told them to stop listening to Drake Radio and start streaming Triple J! I was astonished that no one even know my two all-time favourite Artists, who happen to be from the USA! Jonathan wilson and Darkside! AHH! Madness!

I love sharing my love for music with everyone, without music the world would be a dull place with a lot of awkward silences. I am lazy and share a Soundcloud called Frankyellowbelly with my Boyfriend, D’Arcy. If you are ever looking for some new music just have a look at our likes! (link) But here are just a few of those obscure songs/artists i leave on repeat.

Take the time to unwind and listen to both of Jonathan wilson’s albums all the way through. Fanfare has song or two that are a little too “country” for me, but still amazing. I adore them all but the best by far are Fazon, Dear Friend, Future vision and Illumination. The ENTIRE Gentle Spirit album is to die for - go for it.

Darkside 

Jagwar ma

Willow Beats

Dream Koala

The Growlers

Ocean Alley

Dj Dakini

Sticky Fingers

If you dont know who Surfdisco,ZHU or Golden Features are… its time to turn up the bass on your speakers and get groovy.

The Acid. Their entire Liminal album is amazing but my favourites are:

Basic Instinct never gets old. Animal &Tumbling Lights

Random songs:

Indica King Paradise, Bootleg Rascal

Jaime XX Sleep Sound, NY is killing me

Alt-J Something good (Fuza Edit)

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Nylon Interview:

Q:Do you have nickname for each other?

Hyuk :I call him “donghaek”,Lately i started call him ‘Donghyeo’ (Dongtongue). Because When Donghae is excited, his words quicken and he trips over his tongue.
Hae:I just say “ya”  or sometimes drop the  'Eun’, like a 2nd boy of 'Eagle 5 bros’(comics), Hyukkie(Hyuk).

Q:You know each other for 15 years.There are still things that didn’t change at all?

Hyuk:He is like a kid and the childish behavior.We first met when we were middle school students.Since then till now it didnt really changed.we are still saying jokes and fooling around,it’s like both of us didn’t grow up..

Hae:hyuk’s face ? isn’t he getting and looking younger ?

Q:who is the most mature?

Hyuk: I think the word mature didn’t fit both of us at all.

Hae:Eunhyuk. when Leeteuk hyung went to the army he took the leader position.He is really good at leadership.Meanwhile i don’t like to stand out since i was a kid.

Q:Do you like learning foreign languages?

Hyuk: I thought about studing but i got too stressed.While going out with people,during conversations you can learn naturally and have fun.During the Japan tour is did it this way.i like to travel  and everytime i go abroad, i promise myself to start studing english but when i am back in Korea that promise dies down in a day. 

Hae: When it’s funny it’s funny,when it’s stressful it’s stressful,but it’s something you have to do. 

Q:There is a country in the whole world where you want to spread D&E’s name?

Hyuk: The country of Mansu. i like Mansu and i want to became a musician.

Hae: Africa.Those are people who like music so it would be great to get an approval from them.

Q:What is the one thing you won’t forget to pack in your luggage?

Hae:candles,health care products,diary,sport clothes,there really is a lot~

Hyuk: Even if it’s just for 2 days 1 night, donghae will bring the whole load of things,like red ginseng,vitamins. Always bring these useless things.He doesnt have time to take photos,why does he even bring a camera,when it’s easier to take photos with a phone? i just need to bring laptop and that’s it.

Q:How to you usually spen your time in hotel?

Hae: i make it like my own bedroom. i even change the scent. i put my diary and stationaries on the table, i put all my accessories in the closet.That is why my luggage is usually 3 times heavier than the other members.

Hyuk: I put few clothes that i may use on the hanger then i just leave my  luggage open.I mostly do nothing but sleep

Q:You are about to begin your Asia tour..

Hae:We will tour in mainland China, Hong Kong,Taiwan, i want to sing a lot of songs for everyone.

Hyuk: The songs we released in the Japan album are in process of being re-recorded.Although they are songs everyone has heard before,the different lyrics will give a different experience .Everything else will remain a secret for now.

Q: Donghae made “ growing paing” as the title track.

Hae: Everyone fall in love.When you are 10,20 or 30.when you love there may be something you hate or you blame ,but still your heart care and value your lover.Even if you are not together anymore you still wish your lover isnt hurt as much as you are, with all your heart. 

Hyuk:As title track we wanted something with the same atmosphere as oppa oppa,but when we listened to growing pains we liked it and we wanted to do it.

Q:It’s already 12 am.what do you usually do around this time?

Hae:I put water in my humidifier,then i lit up my candle and start to write in my diary. I think about what i will do next day very thoroughly.When i dont have schedule i sleep for 7 hours ,i wake up early,go to gallery and stroll around.

Hyuk: There is a movie theater infront of our dorm. I said lets go watch movie in the group KKT chat,the number decreased but no one replied.Then i just went alone.No matter what movie, it gets more interesting if we watch at theater.If not,i just get online in my room. I go around fansites page and read every comment.

Q:Both of you turned 30 right? 

Hae:When i was a kid  i thought i’d  married and have kids when i turn 30. I got older and i am more responsible in any of my actions but there are some times that i get  spoilt like a kid. I think this won’t change till i die. 

Hyuk: I watched a movie called “about me” sometime ago. I thought that when ones do hypnosis,you can live at any age you want.That is why lately i am living my life while thinking that i am 25.

Q: Till now there have been lots of albums (from SJ) ,you should have feel special about D&E first korean album.

Hyuk: Since 2008,during concerts we always had a performance together.Since oppa oppa was really good we formed an unit.We like the same music and we are the same age also. Finally the output came and i felt like i was debuting again.

Hae: TBGO is a present for our korean fans.To repay for all the records we acknowledged thanks to them. After the japan tour we got pressure from all the  schedules but they still made my heart happy.

cr:hyukarmpits, mish_shellx,_haengel

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Jung Min on MTV Taiwan’s “I Love Idol”

English Translation by Yuk Yuen

JM: This is Park Jung Min, you are now watching “I love Idol”. yeah ~~

Commentator:
SS501 member Park Jung Min commenced his solo activities since 2010, besides releasing his solo albums and music, he had also gone to Taiwan long stay, filming a Taiwanese drama “Fondant Garden”.

This long stay allows him to improve his ability in Chinese tremendously. Last couple of years, he has been going to different countries to hold his solo concerts. Besides South America; he had gone to perform in France, Germany and Russia. This year, he participated in his first movie. 

He loves Taiwan a lot, and of course, he will visit Taiwan again to meet his fans who have been waiting for him for a long time. “I love Idol” is taking this chance to interview Park Jung Min.

We haven’t seen him for a long time, and he has a lot to say to us. Lets all welcome Park Jung Min. 

Ken: to day, “I love idol” welcomes Park Jung Min
JM: hello everybody, long time no see, this is Park Jung Min
Ken: right, this Park Jung Min even though has not come to Taiwan for a long time, his Chinese is still good. Just now, before the formal recording, he was reading from my script, and quite fluently. The 1st question, you read the 1st question now
JM: welcome to our long time no see Park Jung Min, firstly, say (…………) to everybody? ……(hu sou..) (**** JM read it wrong, should be jiao hu)
Ken: please say hello to everybody; Park Jung Min comes again~~~
JM: I am here
Ken: yeah, its been a long time you haven’t been here, right?
JM: long time no see, how long has it been?
Ken: Taiwan to Park Jung Min is a very familiar place, in here, #1, he has been here many times; #2, due to his filming, he had lived here for a long time; so, is there anything you love to do here?
JM: This time, a lot of staff members have not been here before, so, I really want to introduce Taiwan to them.
Ken: so, this time, the main purpose is to meet your fans again; and, you would also be a (little) tour guide for your staff members, and show them a round; so, next time, if I want to go to Russia, I have to go with you?
JM: correct, I previously did a European tour, and I was the first Korean artist to hold a concert in Russia. For me to be setting such a record means a lot to me - Russia
Ken: In Russia, you have to say annyeonghaseyo to fans
JM: Russia - hello - I forgot how to say it
*** both laughing off *****
JM: But I have to say thank you. I know how to say it
Ken: yes, you can say in English
JM: spasibo - (спасибо)
Ken: spasibo
Ken: so, that time, you were the first Korean artist to perform in Russia, how did you feel?
JM: I thought it would be very cold there; but it wasn’t, in fact, it was very warm; and of course, the fans are very enthusiastic. Before I went, I was told its really cold, and I was very worried. But when I got there, it was really warm. We were shocked.
Ken: we cant imagine, the problem is not whether its more cold or not. Yes. Good. Its because; you, who had gone to Russia, and held a fan meeting; and you had also done your European tour; and this time, you came to Taiwan again, to meet fans that you haven’t met for a long time; right, we all miss you a lot; 
JM: really? Show me your enthusiasm; show me your love~~
Ken: right, yes!
JM; Your love, I want to see ~~
Ken: after he said this, even the interpreter said “yes!” - so amazing!
Ken: this time, how did you feel towards your Taiwan fans?……(reading question#2 with Jung Min). What is most impressive?
JM: they made me feel very secured. I miss them most. My Taiwan fans, no matter where, is a group of supporters for me. When I see the fans who are at all times waiting for me wherever I go, I feel very secured. Its like seeing old friends, I am full of heart-felt warmth. 
Ken: when you fully support a certain artist, every time when you see him, and when he sees you, he feels very secured; all of you are very important, so, no matter whether its greeting at the airport, or during events, please try your best to attend. 
JM: This time, its my first time to perform the 2 sides of me
Ken: how do you feel about Park Jung Min?
JM: I hope he is a very passionate person
(** translator - Park Jung Min wants to be a passion………) (**** interpreter has not finished sentence)
Ken: what if its not Park Jung Min?
JM: No, no, if its not the real Park Jung Min, what kind of person would that be? Dark, dark…
Ken: dark, dark
JM: dark, dark; sexy sexy
Ken: sexy; sexy …. ah~~~
Ken: that is the other side of you that nobody knows
JM: that I dont know, its still unleashed …..
Ken: haha, unleashed?
JM: since have to go on stage, will be unleashed
Ken: ah…understand, understand. That is, (privately) you are still unable to do that. But on stage, you can be dark dark, and sexy sexy. This is because he told us he is unable to do that privately. But during your activities, you speak very good Chinese already. Do you want to learn some Taiwanese native dialect?
JM: Taiwanese native dialect? Taiwanese native dialect? I…… a little
Ken: Taiwanese native dialect? 
JM: I know a little. Its true
Ken: what do you know?
JM: “bor lo yong” (useless)
Ken: oh, bor lo yong - means useless
JM: more…more… “da bu man”
(Interpreter - ah - bad word, dirty word)
JM: bad word; dirty word..
Ken: this one, how come I dont understand?
(*** Ken and JM whispering and laughing)
Ken: oh, you sounded so accurate!
JM: haha
Ken: dont say it just like that, you will be beaten!
JM: really?
(commentator: so, looks like when everyone learns a foreign language, all start with bad words…..dear fans, dont try to guess what bad words Jung Min said, lets concentrate on teaching him some Taiwanese native dialects")
Ken: This is our usual native rap - Taiwan, like your “gong jang jang ….” (korean rap)
Shiu Zhai Shiu Zhai kia mei long long lai…..
Di Mei din bua lo lai bua ji lay jin lai hai
Tsui ki Ti-an go-a-hai ma-ju-ti-an gu-ma-mai
Mua Dua Ti-an go duo zhai hey! Jin li hai
(** Jung Min repeats after Ken)

Ken: Shiu Zhai, in modern terms, means a doctor (scholar)
Kai mei long long lai
JM: kia mei? 
(** JM points to the word “mei”)
Ken: mei, mei, do you know what that means?
JM: (**points to himself ) (** its mal)
Ken: oh yeah, yes, ah, congratulations, this is year of the mal
JM: right, its me, my year!
Ken: wish you all the best year of the mal 
JM: thanks thanks
Ken: this is your year, right
JM: its mine, its true
Ken: kia mei long long lai
JM: kia mei kia mei kia mei
Ken: yes, right, kia mei long long lai
(*** Jung Min repeats, then said the whole thing once)
Ken: wow, so impressive
Ken: Tsui ki Ti-an means tooth ache
Ken: ma-ju-ti-an means eyes ache
Ken: gu-ma-mai means put ointment here
Ken: Mua Dua Ti-an means…eh?
(JM touches his belly)
Ken: eh, you understand?
JM: yes
Ken: he recognises that word~~
Ken: go duo zhai - do you know what “duo zhai means”?
(Ken pointing to belly, JM also points to belly)
Ken: duo zhai means belly, right?
JM: belly
Ken: duo zhai Jin li hai (really impressive!)
JM: hey, jin li hai 
Ken: hey, jin li hai
JM: (raps) Hey!
(** Ken raps the whole thing using JM’s “Hey” tone)
JM: haha
Ken: hip-hop
JM: haha
Ken: Taiwan hip hop
JM: really?
Ken: you want to try? the ending here, if you know how, you can definitely stay in Taiwan, everybody will love you, adults and kids
Ken: (** raps, JM follows)
Ken: you can do it! you are awesome!
(commentator: Dai hao ren (Ken wu) - you are so talented! you can turn this rap into a hip-hop version, and Park Jung Min is really so good at languages; pretty good after learning it once only; and, perhaps, he’s even better than the average teenagers in Taiwan. Wonder if he wants to take part in a native Taiwan drama !)
Ken: Having such a busy schedule, and everybody really wants to find out , in your personal life, are you keeping contact with other members constantly?
JM: sometimes I do. Earlier, I went to Hyung Jun’s Fan Meeting, ah, its concert. I also went to record a drama OST in Korea
Ken: who do you contact most?
JM: Mostly contact person, should be Hyung Jun and Kyu Jong. 
Ken: so you are in contact with Hyung Jun.
Ken; good, in fact, there are a lot of supporters for SS501, and your Wan Dao princess (green peas); and of course, there are supporters for solo members, do you have anything in particular to say to them?
JM: thanks to all supporters of SS501, from now on, no matter whether its our solo activities, or one day, when we can all perform again on stage, please wait a little longer, please wait for our performance, I will deligently transform into a forever hardworking Park Jung Min; the other members would also work very hard, please support the other members as well. 
Ken: So. I know Park Jung Min loves to draw. Today, do you have anybody in mind that you want to draw?
(** JM nods his head)
Ken: do you want me to be your model?
JM: (nods) hmm
Ken: do you want me to? (trying to take off jacket)
JM: take off jacket?
Ken: oh, no need
Ken: I am sorry, can it be this way?
JM: (starting to draw) hmm, normally, Jeom Raeh, our little doggy at home
(** interpreter: their doggy at home is called “Jeom Raeh”, he is drawing his doggy Jeom Raeh)
Ken: so, I am your first model, first human model for you?
JM: correct
JM; finished
Ken: this is drawn by Park Jung Min, this is Ken Wu, drawn by Park Jung Min
JM; (clap hands) yeah
Ken: do I look like this?
Ken: unreal?
JM: unreal?
Ken: (referring to drawing) this looks a little better?
(commentator: Park Jung Min really knows how to draw, even though its first time drawing a human being, he’s drawn a much more handsome Da Ho Ren. Let Da Ho Ren keep that drawing. Hi fans, dont be impatient, we have asked Park Jung Min to draw another one for you! This one, he is drawing his doggy Jeom Raeh, isn’t that very cute. Whoever wants this, please log onto “I love idol” s FaceBook page, you may have a chance of taking this picture home. Today, we are really happy that we can meet with Park Jung Min, and we hope he can come to Taiwan for his future development. 

OTRA Indy: Fan Report

Okay. Here we go.

First off. Wow. 

Before the concert even started, everyone was so hype. There were dads on both sides of the stadium getting down to the music and start dance parties.

When they finally came out, i just lost it, you know, as you do. 

They all sounded SO amazing tonight. Like i couldn’t even pick one that stood out they were just all so good. So here’s run down on each boy before i get to the big surprise of the night.

Louis’ mic must have been turned up because I could hear him SO WELL and sometimes over all three of the other boys. He sounded so amazing and confident and when Liam asked him how he was he said “I feel incredible” he said it so genuinely i just wanted to give him a big hug. He was so lively and energetic tonight. He ran and galloped all over the place and when liam sprayed him with silly string he took it like a champ and immediately got him right back with a water gun. I ALMOST FORGOT. HE FIRST CAME OUT WITH A SHIRT ON THAT SAID “NOT BROKENHEARTED” RIGHT OVER HIS HEART. LIKE..WHAT??? LOUIS NOOOOOO OMG

Liam was amazing. He also changed clothes a lot? He started off in that amazing red shirt that i love. Then came out in a blue shirt for maybe only like one or two songs? Then appeared in the white shirt he was in for most of the show. His vocal range is so amazing and he did his run at the end of through the dark for probably 30 seconds solid i was digging it. And the batman onesie situation was just the best. He loved that thing haha Oh! he also at one point used a pizza hat as a shield from Louis who was spraying him with water (big surprise there).

NIALL. okay. Niall tonight was on fire. He sounded pretty much perfect. At one point he kept holding his shoulder like he hurt it and i saw Louis ask him if he was okay. He seemed to pull through good as new though so i hope he’s okay! At one point, there was a giant flag of USA, Ireland, and England’s flags all in one on stage, and niall picked it up and wrapped it around himself! At the end of Act My Age (god bless his irish dancing), he decided to lay down on stage and Louis and Liam kinda tossed him about a bit before Louis gave him a hand to help him up and he actually took it this time! hooray for progress! haha

Harry was….Harry. He was so lively and just the best entertainer. His voice is so amazing and he fiddled around with some note changes here and there that all sounded SO GOOD. He noticed Cameron again in the audience and gave him drumsticks for his birthday and said “See you for your fifth birthday!” He also was in the middle of doing his whole “hands up, hands down” thing and had to stop because he noticed a very tall man who he was convinced was standing on a chair but was actually just that tall and that was hilarious. Also i just have to say yelling “Oh yeah!s” with Harry is the most amazing feeling idc what anybody says.

Okay. And of course. DRAG ME DOWN. The mentioned this song almost every time they talked before they actually played it. Liam first mentioned it saying he knew it was going to be a good surprise. Later, Louis and Niall were talking about it and Niall mentioned how it was #1 in 82 or 83 countries and how he’s pretty sure that’s a new record. Then. After No Control (i know right, just fuck a girl up and play a brand new song after no control), Louis just starts thanking for all the support on the new song and then says “So if you;d like to hear it, here you go.” And i lost it. Drag Me Down live honestly sounded the same if not better than the recorded version. Completely serious. Liam’s lower range, Niall on the chorus, Louis’ solo and ‘nobody nobodys’, and Harrys fucking runs. all like 100% perfect. I can’t even explain how amazing it felt to experience that song live for the first time. Also, the first live song of the fifth album ever. like, wow i can’t get over it.

Anyways, Liam also mentioned that yesterday (July 30th 2015) they finished the fifth album! Its completely done! He and Niall both them proceed to practical beg us not to leak it but repeatedly saying “PLEASE PLEASE DONT LEAK IT! PLEASE!”

LILO IS SO REAL. Those two during Little Things is the cutest most adorable thing I’ve ever seen. And Louis helping Liam put on the onesie and then proceeding to not help by putting a tiny green hat and a pink tiara on him was cute too. At the end of the show, Lilo once again decided to drench each other in powerade and that was such and experience to witness in person. Louis was having so much fun tonight and it was so apparent.

Overall, All four boys seemed to be enjoying themselves SO much and seemed SO happy. The only thing that was disappointing was that there was SO much interaction between Niall, Louis, and Liam, but Harry never interacted with them much. It’s a little disappointing to have SO much interaction with the three, and then harry off doing his own thing. But maybe that’s just a thing now. idk. Overall i was so pleased with the performance and BEYOND surprised and grateful for them playing Drag Me Down. I didn’t even realize until i got home that Alive got kicked out and Diana is still fucking there. 

I probably forgot some stuff, but….i’m pretty sure i got the important parts!

anonymous asked:

opinion: chanyeol deserves a solo more than any of the others 'cause you can see how much passion he has & how important music is for him. he's also the only one who creates his own stuff already; not only the lyrics/rap but also the music itself. he's so desperate for a solo but sm just treats him like shit ugh

strongly agree YES I HAVE BEEN SAYING THIS FOREVER  I AGREE FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY SOUL | agree | neutral | disagree | strongly disagree

Yes, Chen has amazing vocals (rock album plz) and Kyungsoo has that chocolaty smooth voice and Baekhyun has that sweet quality and I want them to get solos too BUT CHANYEOL PARK FREAKING CHANYEOL, HE IS SO PASSIONATE ABOUT MUSIC, he spends his off days and spare hours in a tight schedule in his studio composing and experimenting with his instruments and thinking up lyrics and recording and editing and making his own covers for his songs and mulling over them and perfecting them and he has SO MANY. 

Like SM does’t even need to spend any money or bring anyone else in IT’S ALL THERE IN ONE PACKAGE he has the vocals (his voice makes me melt and curl up on the floor and cry) and the rapping (lately he’s been trying out other styles which some ppl might not like but hes experimenting he’s seeing what works and you can’t say he’s a bad rapper honestly i love his low, deep rapping, it sends shivers down my spine and especially when he gets emotional like in promise or baby dont cry oh my heart…) and the instrumental (how many instruments can this boy play? I’ve lost count), the composing (so far he’s told us that everything he’s showing us is just practice, just some fun he does and even with that he’s shown us some legit jams imagine what he could do in an actual album) and the lyrics (the lyrics for the rap in promise anyone? lightsaber? the songs in his v app about feeling alone, about not wanting to continue, damn they’re deep and worded nicely they work gdi stop judging him off one lame diss perf ).

 WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT. THEY’RE NOT EVEN PAYING HIM TO DO THIS BUT HE STILL HAS PROBABLY 4568687867 SONGS SAVED THAT WE’LL NEVER GET TO HEAR LIKE SM DON’T YOU LIKE MONEY? THIS BOY IS IT HE’S A GOLD MINE. He has the talents and he has the fanbase and public recognition.Consistently in the top 3 exo members popularity results in almost all countries, MORE THAN ONE THIRD of the exo album sales from Baidu Bar, #9 in the annual Gallup Korea Poll 2015 after Yoona and before Suzy with 5.1%, right after Gdragon and Taeyeon for most followed kpop star on SNS with more than 6 million followers, his appearances on variety shows break rating records and crash sites (ex. that time the site for the show 18 Seconds crashed bc too many ppl were trying to watch his video or his latest Chinese appearance on Grade One which resulted in the highest rating for any episode on that show ever) plus he has so many social connections with well known celebrities everyone loves him THERE IS NO REASON WHY HE SHOULDN’T BE THE FIRST EXO SOLO. 

Like if you still doubt me, go watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyUuyqq93mY

Ever since this video, I’ve been convinced and here’s a comment from there that perfectly sums up my feelings: 

“Chanyeol is definitely the most well rounded member of EXO. He’s easily the most skilled rapper under SM; and not only does he rap, but vocally, his tone is steady, he’s quite skilled at providing ad-libs, is able to harmonize, and he has good control. He composes, writes, and arranges songs, and is able to play the guitar, the drums, and the piano. Chanyeol’s visual honestly isn’t anything to over look either. Plus, he’s good at variety and has a nice stage persona. If anyone in EXO is going to go solo later on, it should be him.“

151128 Twitter Mention Party Part 1 - Kuhn, Kogyeol, Wei, Bitto, Gyujin

Part 2 here

[KUHN] Hello, it’s keu-keu-keu-Kuhn! The Twitter Q&A starts now!! Clap clap clap~~~~~~ Please ask a lot of questions!!

[KOGYEOL] Kogyeol will start too. Come on~

[WEI] Wei is here~ Anyone here?

F to KG: Did you sing the ‘If you like guys with sexy hips….’ part?
KG: Yes ^^ hahaha..

[GYUJIN] Jinnie will be starting too

F: What do you think of eye-catching fans~?
KG: I like them. I like eye-catching  keke

[BITTO] Hi!!! Hello!!! Those who want to play with Bitto, catch me~~~~~~~

F: Hi Gyeolie~~ Why are you such a naengmi*?  How do I get close to you?
KG: I’m an easy guy though… kekekeke it’s easy to get close to me^^

*naengmi - guy who looks cold with his strong charisma

F: Sooil oppa! How do you feel about dyeing your hair!! I’m curious~
K: Hi, its keukeukeuKuhn~ I’ve never dyed my hair this bright in my 21 years of living and although it feels amazing, I still feel awkward with it kekeke I don’t even remember how I look like with black hairㅜㅜ

F: What do you do when you’re having a hard time?
KG: When I’m having a hard time, I listen to music and think of the fans?? kekekeke you can’t have a hard time…ㅠ

F: What is something you love the most hearing from the fans?
GJ: That they will always love us..? kehehe ♥

F: What is one song you like? Please recommend !
KG: Park Hyoshin’s ‘Snow Flower’

F: Bitto oppa always makes my heart beat go fast. What should I do?
B: My heart is beating too… My heart is fluttering ㅠ

F: What were you doing when the first snow came last year!??????
KG: Last year…….. I was practicing my singing and dancing >.<

F: Who is the most shy around girls?
B: uhm… Wooshin…? hehehehe

F: What is your favorite food?
GJ: I like anything spicy~~~

F: Kogyeol~~!! My love~~! What do you do to have such pretty fingers? ^//^
KG: It’s my parents’ genes~~ ke

F: I don’t know how it feels like to get a mention so please let me know :(
GJ: Uhm… Like this??

F: How old is Gyujin really?? Is he an oppa, is he a dongsaeng?? I’m really curious ㅠ
K: it’s keukeukeuKuhn~ to be honest, Gyujin might be more of a hyung than me kekeke

F: Who is the noisiest in the dorms?
B: Hwanhee!!! He sings everyday ㅜㅜ  and he shoutsㅠㅠㅠ

F: Kogyeol-ah please atleast say ‘Flora’ (fan’s name) once ㅜㅜ♥
KG: Flora flora flora I said it three times

F: Will you reply to me? Why arent you replying to Arab fans? T_T
B: Hello~~ There’s so much so we cant see all of themㅠㅠ I’m sorry ♥

F: What drama is your favorite?
K: I enjoyed watching ‘Discovery of Love’ keke

F: Oppa receive my love~ Oppa I’m a chinese fan.~ Nihao~
W: Got~ it!! :) Thank you for the love~ xiexie!!

F: Which one of the parts you sing do you like better, in So,Dangerous or Catch Me?
KG: I like them both but I choose adrenaline~ (so, dangerous)

F: If you didn’t become an idol, what did you dream to be originally?
B: A dancer!!! hehe

F: Which song is your favorite from the album?
B: I like all~~~ of them!! But my favorite is the song Changjo hyung wrote for us, Party2Nite~~!

F: Can you recommend me a song?
KG: CN Blue Lee Jjonghyun’s My Love!!

F: Oppa, how are you so hot? Just kill me T_T
GJ: It might be because I resemble my dad? hahahaha

F: Who would you want to be stuck in a desert with?
K: Hm… If I wanted to get out of the desert quickly, wouldnt it be good to be stuck with Gyujin who also has a strong body so we can escape? kekeke

F: What is Gyeol oppa’s charm?
KG: I’m noble? kekekeke I’m really very nice ~.~

F: Kogyeol, do you like meat?
KG: No, i love it

F: Kogyeol-ah what do you eat to be so cute???
KG: kekekeke UP10TION’s love?

F: Everytime I send a mention, I cover my eyes because I may die if Wei oppa sends me a replyㅠ Just look at me once  ㅠㅠㅠ
W: dont dieㅜㅜ I will continue to look at you!! Eye contact!!!

F: How did you start doing freestyle rap?
KG: I was just playing around but I liked the feeling so I started actually doing it YO~

F: Minsoo seems to have a very small hands  ㅜㅜ is yours the smallest amongst the members?
KG: No, mine is almost the biggest ! I have big hands hehe

F: Kogyeol, I miss youㅜㅜ
KG: I miss you more though.. ㅠㅠ

F: What song do you listen to often?
B: I’ve been listening to Standing Egg a lot recently hehe

F: What do you wish for right now?
KG: To be a singer you’ll be proud of~

F: Sleeping habits?
B: Sunyoul hyung doesn’t do it anymore… but he used to talk in his sleep kekeke

F: Is there a country you want to visit? If so, with who?
K: its keukeukeuKuhn ~ I’ve wanted to visit the hot Boracay hehehe I also want to try traveling alone hehe

F: Like the playful concept, which one of the pranks have you done in real life?
GJ: Pulling out the chair while my friend was about to sit kekeke

F: Kogyeol oppa! How did it feel like meeting the fans today after a while?
KG: I have to say this. I was very happy^^

F: Noh Sooil what are you doing right now!!
GJ: He’s in front of me replying to mentions kekeke

F: Who’s the most handsome member?
W: It’s Wei~!! hehe

F: If tomorrow was your last day on earth, what would you be doing?
GJ: I want to try backpacking~

F: I’m so sad ㅠㅠ please send me a reply oppa ~~~
W: Don;t be sad~ Wei is here~!

F: Who plays a lot of games? Who is the best player? My guess is Changhyun oppa kekekeke
B: kekekekeke I’m the best player but to be humble, Wooshin plays well too…. hehe

F: What is your favorite hair color??
GJ:  Red, khaki, black and dark green!

F: Where can I find happiness?
B: Oh I know!! The  answer is UP10TION!!

F: Who is the scariest among the members?
GJ: Our disciplined vice president Kuhn hyung is the scariest when he’s angry ‘.’

F: Oppas!!! What do you think our fandom name should be? Please reply… I’ll be waiting
B: High10sion? Tension UP? I like them both!

F: Where do I find such a handsome man in this world..?
KG: Here~~~~~~~~

F: Which member sleeps a lot?
W: Our blazing guy Kuhn hyung ^^

F: Who is the cutest member?
B: huh~~~~~??? Isn’t it Bitto~~~?!

F: A lot of people seem to be awkward with Minsooㅜㅜ What should be done get closer to you? 
KG: Ah, I like socializing though.. why are they awkward? I’ll become  closer to them

F: What is something you like hearing from people?
GH: “You’re tall!”

F: Bitto…b kekeke (BTOB)
B: I respect them!!! Their songs are the best!!!

F: What do you think of girls with pretty eyes? I get told a lot that I have pretty eyes so I’m confident about it!!!!!!!!! A question to UP10TION who I want to go out with (and no one replies)
KG: I’ll ask my mom

F: What are the other members doing?
GH: Sunyoul hyung is peeling oranges kekeke

F: A pledge if you win #1?
K: We’ll have a meat party with the fans kekeke

T/N: Not all replies were translated. Some were deleted, some were generic replies

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