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ARTPOP rant

Why the general public didn’t like this wonderful album is beyond me. I thought we were over this, but Elton John’s comments reminded me of a post I had intended on making back in 2013 when the backlash started.

Basically, ARTPOP is fucking amazing. Here’s why:

You have Aura, which opens with a lyric about Born This Way Era Gaga’s ‘death’ (”I killed my former and…” is literally the first lyric of the first song) which then transitions to the 'birth’ of ARTPOP Era Gaga with Venus (get it? birth of Venus… btw, an A+ song for talking about both the planet Venus as well as the goddess Venus, and also vaginas), followed by G.U.Y. which deconstructs the terms “guy” and “girl” and re-defines them in terms of the other (G.U.Y. = Girl Under You, G.I.R.L. = Guy In Romantic Love) while making a brilliant CEO-type analogy in the music video and using a sexual metaphor to call out the music industry’s need to put everything in a top 10 chart (”I don’t need to be on top to know I’m wanted”).

Additionally, Gaga included, not random references, but in-context references to Greek and Roman mythologies in the following songs: Aura (the goddess Aura), Venus (self explanatory), G.U.Y. (Himeros, Aphrodite, etc.) Sexxx Dreams (”You could turn to stone or the color of man petrified by a woman” =   Medusa), and Mary Jane Holland (the second verse directly mentions Apollo and the whole song sort of mirrors the story of Apollo and Daphne).

And in terms of literature…an “1984" reference in Sexxx Dreams (”we could be caught, we’re both convicted criminals of thought”) that fits thematically with what the song is about, and a “Lord of the Flies” reference in Swine, a song that many people still don’t realize is about rape, In the aforementioned novel, to explain it lightly, a group of boys are stranded on an island and start to succumb to animalistic behavior, painting their faces and later even putting a sow’s (female pig! swine!) decapitated head on a stick (a very important part of the story and a very iconic part in the film adaptations). Hence the lyric in Swine“Pain your face and paint his face and catch the beat.”

Then you have the brilliance of the tracks that explore contrasting ideologies. For example: Mary Jane Holland vs.Dope (one very much being a marijuana anthem and the other essentially being a huge “Don’t do drugs, kids!” ballad) and, of course, Donatella vs. Fashion! (the first talking about fashion in the shallowest manner possible, and the latter from a purely artistic perspective).

Plus, not to mention the amazing Bowie shout out in Fashion! (”There’s life on Mars, where the couture is beyond!”)

Don’t even get me started on how brilliant Do What U Want‘s lyrics are. It’s literally a big middle finger to the haters and critics. The single cover is literally her saying KISS MY ASS. Lol. It’s not even about sex, although upon first listen you think it is, which is actually the point the song is trying to make about media sensationalism. By proclaimed “do what you want with my body,” she’s telling the public to do what they want with her body of work - i.e. choosing to ignore the symbolic, metaphorical, and artistic implications of a particular outfit or performance. With lyrics like ”Write what you want, say what you want about me” and “I stand up and then I’m okay, but then you print some shit that makes me wanna scream,” it’s difficult to understand how some people STILL think this song is about sex.

On that note, a lot of people fail to see the double entendre in MANiCURE too. It is not about literal manicures. She needs to be “man-cured.” Whether that means she’s craving a man’s touch and needs to be cured,  or she’s replacing male intimacy with female-female relationships and that’s the cure is entirely up to the listener’s discretion. One thing’s for sure though: it’s not about actual manicures!!! Literally so many people I’ve talked to have not noticed this.

Lastly, the way art talks to pop in the first verse of the song ‘ARTPOP’ ("come to me, in all your glamour and cruelty”) and the way pop talks to art in the second verse (“come to me, with all your subtext and fantasy”), and the way they end up coming together in the chorus (”a hybrid can withstand these things”), is one of my favorite things Gaga has ever done as a songwriter. Also, the fact that ARTPOP is not the opening track or the last track on the CD. It’s right in the middle. It’s the heart of the project.

A lot of thought went into ARTPOP. You’re entitled to dislike the album because it may not be your cup of tea or because you enjoyed TFM and BTW significantly more, but don’t you dare say it was stupid or bad when in fact it was freakin’ remarkable.

P.S. I didn’t even talk about Gypsy but it’s, without doubt, one of the best love songs Gaga has ever written. Watch these two performances: this one and this one.

P.P.S. How cool is it that the album cover is Renaissance art (Birth of Venus) and a baroque art (Apollo and Daphne) with contemporary art (Jeff Koon’s gazing ball) and pop (Gaga).in front?

P.P.P.S. Sorry if there are typos but I’m not editing

anonymous asked:

You don't have to but If you have the time, can you list all the BTS albums and their different versions? Thnx :)

1st Single Album: 2 Cool 4 Skool (2013)

  1. INTRO: 2Cool 4 Skool 
  2. We Are Bullet Proof Pt.2
  3. SKIT: Circle Room Talk
  4. No More Dream
  5. Interlude
  6. I Like You
  7. OUTRO: Circle Room Cypher
  8. Talk
  9. Path

1st Mini Album: O!RUL8,2? (2013)

  1. INTRO: O!RUL8,2?
  2. N.O
  3. We On
  4. SKIT: R U Happy Now?
  5. If I Ruled The World
  6. Coffee
  7. BTS Cypher pt.1
  8. 진격의 방탄
  9. 팔도강산

OUTRO: Luv In Skool

2nd Mini Album: Skool Luv Affair (2014)

  1. INTRO: Skool Luv Affair
  2. Boy In Luv
  3. SKIT: Soulmate
  4. Where Did You Come From?
  5. Just One Day
  6. Tomorrow
  7. BTS Cypher Pt.2: Triptych
  8. Spine Breaker
  9. Jump
  10. OUTRO: Propose

REPACKAGE: Skool Luv Affair Special Edition (2014)

  1. Miss Right
  2. (Slow Jam Remix)
  3. INTRO: Skool Luv Affair
  4. Boy In LuvSKIT: Soulmate 
  5. Where Did You Come From?
  6. Just One Day
  7. Tomorrow
  8. BTS Cypher Pt.2: Triptych
  9. Spine Breaker
  10. Jump
  11. OUTRO: Propose

1st Japan Single Album: No More Dream (2014)

3 EDITIONS: A VERSION, B VERSION, AND REGULAR VERSION

  1. No More Dream (Japanese ver)
  2. 進撃の防弾 (Attack On Bangtan) (Japanese ver)
  3. いいね (I Like It) (Japanese ver)

2nd Japan Single Album: Boy In Luv (2014)

3 EDITIONS: A VERSION, B VERSION AND REGULAR VERSION

  1. Boy In Luv (Japanese ver)
  2. N.O (Japanese ver)
  3. Just One Day (Japanese ver)

1st Album: Dark & Wild (2014)

  1. INTRO: What Am I To You
  2. Danger
  3. 호르몬 전쟁 (War Of Hormones)
  4. 힙합성애자 (Hip Hop Lover)
  5. Let Me Know
  6. Rain
  7. BTS Cypher Pt. 3: Killer
  8. INTERLUDE: 뭐해 (What Are You Doing)
  9. 핸드폰 좀 꺼줄래 (Could You Turn Off Your Phone Please)
  10. 이불킥 (Blanket Kick)
  11. 24/7=Heaven
  12. 여기 봐 (Look At Me)
  13. 2학년 (2nd Grade)
  14. OUTRO: Does That Make Sense?

1st Japanese Album: Wake Up (2015)

3 VERSIONS: VERSION A, VERSION B, AND REGULAR

  1. INTRO
  2. The Stars
  3. Jump
  4. Danger
  5. Boy IOn Luv
  6. Just One Day
  7. いいね!
  8. いいね!Pt.2~あの場所で
  9. No More Dream
  10. 進撃の防弾
  11. N>O
  12. Wake Up
  13. OUTRO

3rd Japan Single Album: Danger (2015)

3 VERSIONS: A VERSION, B VERSION, AND NORMAL VERSION

  1. Danger -Japanese Ver.-
  2. 進撃の防弾(Attack On Bangtan) 
  3. Miss Right -Japanese Ver.-

3rd Mini Album: 화양연화 (The Most Beautiful Moment In Life) pt. 1 (2015)

2 VERSIONS: WHITE AND PINK

  1. INTRO: 화양연화
  2. I Need U
  3. 잡아줘 (Hold Me Tight)
  4. SKIT: Expectation!
  5. 쩔어 (Dope)
  6. 흥탄소년단 (Boyz With Fun)
  7. Converse High
  8. 이사 (Move)
  9. OUTRO: Love Is Not Over

4th Japan Single Album: For You (2015)

4 VERSIONS: LIMITED EDITION A, LIMITED EDITION B, REGULAR EDITION, AND 1ST ANNIVERSARY EDITION,

  1. For You
  2. War Of Hormone (Japanese Ver.)
  3. Let Me Know (Japanese ver)

4th Mini Album: 화양연화 (The Most Beautiful Moment In Life) pt. 2 (2015)

2 VERSIONS: BLUE AND PINK

  1. INTRO: Never Mind
  2. Run
  3. Butterfly
  4. Whalien 52
  5. Ma City
  6. Silver Spoon
  7. SKIT: One Night In A Strange City
  8. 고엽 (Autumn Leaves)
  9. OUTRO: House of Cards

5th Japan Single Album: I NEED U (2015)

3 VERSIONS: SPECIAL, LOOPI, AND REGULAR

  1. I NEED U (Japanese Ver.)
  2. DOPE (Japanese Ver.)
  3. フンタン少年団 (Japanese Ver.)

6th Japan Single Album: RUN (2016)

3 VERSIONS: SPECIAL, LOOPI, AND REGULAR

  1. Run (Japanese ver)
  2. Butterfly (Japanese ver)
  3. Good Day

Special Album: 화양연화 (The Most Beautiful Moment In Live) Young Forever [2016]

2 VERSIONS: DAY AND NIGHT (each album comes with 2 CD’s)

-CD 1-

  1. Intro : 화양연화
  2. I NEED U
  3. Hold Me Tight
  4. Autumn Leaves
  5. Butterfly (Prologue Mix)
  6. RUN
  7. Ma City
  8. Crow It / Baepsae
  9. Dope
  10. Fire
  11. Save ME
  12. EPILOGUE : Young Forever

-CD 2-

  1. Converse High
  2. 이사 (Move)
  3. Whalien 52
  4. Butterfly
  5. House Of Cards (full length edition)
  6. Love Is Not Over (full length edition)
  7. I NEED U (Urban Mix)
  8. I NEED U (Remix)
  9. RUN (Ballad Mix)
  10. RUN (Alternative mix)
  11. Butterfly (Alternative mix)

2nd Japanese Album: Youth (2016)

3 VERSIONS: SPECIAL, LOOPI, AND REGULAR

  1. Introduction: Youth
  2. Run
  3. Fire
  4. Dope
  5. Good Day
  6. Save Me
  7. フンタン少年団 (Boyz with Fun)
  8. ペップセ (Baepsae)
  9. Wishing On A Star
  10. Butterfly
  11. For You
  12. I Need U
  13. Epilogue: Young Forever

2nd Album: WINGS (2016)

4 VERSIONS: W, I, N,G 

  1. INTRO: Boy Meets Evil
  2. 피 땀 눈물 (Blood Sweat & Tears)
  3. Begin
  4. Lie
  5. Stigma
  6. First Love
  7. Reflection
  8. MAMA
  9. Awake
  10. Lost
  11. BTS Cypher pt 4
  12. Am I Wrong
  13. 21세기 소녀 (21st Century Girl)
  14. 둘! 셋! (그래도 좋은 날이 더 많기를) Two! Three! (Because we have more better days)
  15. INTERLUDE: Wings

The Best Of BTS (2017) 

4 VERSIONS (2 KOREAN & 2 JAPAN): JAPAN VER- LUXURIOUS LIMITED EDITION, AND NORMAL VERSION. KOREAN VERLUXURIOUS LIMITED EDITION AND NORMAL EDITION.

<Japan Ver>

1.No More Dream (Japanese Ver.)
2. Boy In Luv (Japanese Ver.)
3. Danger (Japanese Ver.)
4. Attack On Bangtan進撃の防弾 (Japanese Ver.)
5. Miss Right (Japanese Ver.)
6. I Like It Pt. 2 いいね!Pt.2〜あの場所で〜
7. For You
8. War Of Hormone (Japanese Ver.)
9. I Need U (Japanese Ver.)
10. Dope (Japanese Ver.)
11. Run (Japanese Ver.)
12. Fire (Japanese Ver.)
13. Save Me (Japanese Ver.)
14. EPILOGUE : Young Forever (Japanese Ver.)
< Korea ver.  >
1. No More Dream
2. We Are Bulletproof Pt. 2
3. N.O
4. Boy In Luv
5. Just One Day
6. Danger
7. War of Hormone
8. I Need U
9. Dope
10. Run
11. EPILOGUE : Young Forever
12.  Fire
13. Save Me
14. Blood Sweat & Tears

EXTENSION: WINGS YOU NEVER WALK ALONE (2017)

2 VERSIONS: LEFT AND RIGHT


1. INTRO: Boy Meets Evil
2. 피 땀 눈물 (Blood Sweat & Tears)
3. Begin
4. Lie
5. Stigma
6. First Love
7. Reflection
8. MAMA
9. Awake
10. Lost
11. BTS Cypher 4
12. Am I Wrong
13. 21세기 소녀 (21st Century Girl)
14. 둘! 셋! (그래도 좋은 날이 더 많기를) Two! Three! (Because we have more better days)
15. 봄날 (Spring Day)
16. Not Today
17. OUTRO: Wings
18. A Supplementary Story: You Never Walk Alone

BTS “Blood, Sweat, and Tears” (Japanese ver.)

4 VERSONS: A,B,C, NORMAL

<VER A>

DISC 1

  1. Blood, Sweat, and Tears - Japanese Ver
  2. Not Today - Japanese Ver

DISC 2

  1. Blood, Sweat, and Tears MV
  2. Blood, Sweat, and Tears MV - Japanese Ver

<VER B>

DISC 1

  1. Blood, Sweat, and Tears - Japanese Ver
  2. Not Today - Japanese Ver

DISC 2

  1. Blood, Sweat, and Tears MV - Japanese Ver
  2. Blood, Sweat, and Tears Jacket Making Video - Japanese Ver

<VER C>

DISC 1

  1. Blood, Sweat, and Tears - Japanese Ver
  2. Not Today - Japanese Ver
  3. Includes a 36 page photobook

<Normal Ver>

DISC 1

  1. Blood, Sweat, and Tears - Japanese Ver
  2. Not Today - Japanese Ver
  3. Spring Day - Japanese Ver



(I hope this helps :) this actually took me over 3 hours hahaha i hope there are no typo’s :) enjoy!)

Originally posted by jjks

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@shippinggg thank you for bringing me peace, even just for a little while 

reigen’s garden (probably rooftop) slowly becomes a safe haven for everyone. except for shou’s hamsters. shou only has to learn that lesson once

teru comes there to read when his apartment feels too stuffy. no he doesnt have a key. dont ask. mob, who does have a key, doesnt ask, so why should you 

in the summer maybe reigen would put a mat in a corner so hed have a place to sit down. then all the kids would take naps there. maybe sometimes at the same time. 

also I put in both the ink and the colored version bc I cant decide which one I like more so yeah

BTS HAIRSTYLES THAT HAVE BLESSEDT ME!

Namjoon- WINGS Era- Light Brown

Seokjin- Fire Era- Blonde

Yoongi- I Need U Era- Pink

Hoseok- I Need U/ Fire Era- Black and Straight

Jimin- Fire Era- Black

Taehyung- Fire/ Save Me Era- Red

Jungkook- Dope Era- Black/ Purple

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