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Feeling this is going to be one hell of an album coming up.

Was lucky enough to see Kacey at Glastonbury in the acoustic tent off the back of the first album, but she has come one hell of a way since then I’d say.

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2 hours ago, CaledonianGonzo said:

Any suggestions for a song from the last 5 years better than Rainbow 🌈 ?

I was going to list a couple of her others ones but I can't choose. I reckon the album is one of the very few where there's no songs less than an 8 or 9/10. Can she maintain the standard? Bloody hope so...

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Do you think she’d still play 5th down? Or could she slide up to like 4th?

she’s really strange as she’s a pretty popular artist across the world (in the states she’s probably a sub or third down at a fest like Coachella) but in the UK there are a lot of people still unfamiliar with her. I don’t think she’s targeted the UK market especially hard either.

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On 8/28/2021 at 9:15 AM, Matt42 said:

Do you think she’d still play 5th down? Or could she slide up to like 4th?

she’s really strange as she’s a pretty popular artist across the world (in the states she’s probably a sub or third down at a fest like Coachella) but in the UK there are a lot of people still unfamiliar with her. I don’t think she’s targeted the UK market especially hard either.

The last tour she did in the uk sold out. And you might get a better idea on placement in a bit.

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1 hour ago, Suprefan said:

Arenas in the u.s. So where does that place things for europe. Was surprised nothing for over there yet

 

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Should come soon. She already has a date at primavera in June. I think she’s as close to nailed for Glastonbury as you can be. A good slot on el pointo is a steal considering the quality of her output. If anything, the UK not being fully clued up to her is a blessing.

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On 8/30/2021 at 6:16 PM, Matt42 said:

Should come soon. She already has a date at primavera in June. I think she’s as close to nailed for Glastonbury as you can be. A good slot on el pointo is a steal considering the quality of her output. If anything, the UK not being fully clued up to her is a blessing.

Agreed, though I think she'll leap a few slots from what we presumed 2020 to look like. 4th or 5th from top.

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8 minutes ago, Ddiamondd said:

Agreed, though I think she'll leap a few slots from what we presumed 2020 to look like. 4th or 5th from top.

She was 5th down pyramid Friday I believe in 2020.

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Just now, Ddiamondd said:

Fair enough! In my head she was 2nd on. Makes sense. Would probably anticipate a nudge up still.

She’s going to be in a bizarre place. In the states she’s pretty much a guaranteed sub / third down at a push wherever she plays. Probably nudging on small festival headliner in the states now.

Here a lot of people don’t know her. I don’t think this album will change that unfortunately - I’ve not seen her get majorly picked up by places like R1 or anything.

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1 hour ago, Matt42 said:

She’s going to be in a bizarre place. In the states she’s pretty much a guaranteed sub / third down at a push wherever she plays. Probably nudging on small festival headliner in the states now.

Here a lot of people don’t know her. I don’t think this album will change that unfortunately - I’ve not seen her get majorly picked up by places like R1 or anything.

Yeah, she's much larger in the States, but I'm not sure about "people don't know her". Golden Hour went to #6 over here – that's very good for country-pop! Fleet Foxes were 4th from top on El Pointo with much less. It's not impossible.

When it comes to booking agents giving the hard sell, pointing toward a Grammy of the Year gong, outsize status in her lane and being able to send a copy of the new LP ~6 months in advance will go a long way. Star-Crossed is probably gonna be another critical smash and bookers at Glasto will have had it well upfront.

She might never hit that R1 crossover slam dunk, but fest + venue bookers are gonna be braced for Kacey Season. I reckon that'll be reflected in a higher slot.

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Only a couple of listens in so I’m sure moments will start to shine through on more repeat listens, but it’s pretty obvious that this isn’t another total home run like Golden Hour was. A lot of the songs never really rise above a certain level of MOR for a large portion of the album, and the choruses just don’t seem to pop like they did on the last one. Maybe a stylistic choice given the nature of the album, but whereas I was hoping and kind of expecting a bit of a ‘fuck you, I don’t need a man’ album with ‘in your face’ bangers galore, this sits more in the ‘damn I sure am divorced’ category instead, with a lack of bangers. No High Horses here, although a couple of songs towards the end pick things up a little bit, and there’s a pretty sweet flute solo.

Not that it’s a bad album at all, ‘cause it’s not, but after such high expectations coming off the back of Golden Hour it’s a little disappointing for the songwriting on this one to just seemingly not be up to the same standard. 

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1 hour ago, FloorFiller said:

Only a couple of listens in so I’m sure moments will start to shine through on more repeat listens, but it’s pretty obvious that this isn’t another total home run like Golden Hour was. A lot of the songs never really rise above a certain level of MOR for a large portion of the album, and the choruses just don’t seem to pop like they did on the last one. Maybe a stylistic choice given the nature of the album, but whereas I was hoping and kind of expecting a bit of a ‘fuck you, I don’t need a man’ album with ‘in your face’ bangers galore, this sits more in the ‘damn I sure am divorced’ category instead, with a lack of bangers. No High Horses here, although a couple of songs towards the end pick things up a little bit, and there’s a pretty sweet flute solo.

Not that it’s a bad album at all, ‘cause it’s not, but after such high expectations coming off the back of Golden Hour it’s a little disappointing for the songwriting on this one to just seemingly not be up to the same standard. 

The “only Dua is making bangers” title lives on.

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11 minutes ago, CaledonianGonzo said:

This is a category error. High Horse aside, she doesn't really trade in dancefloor destroyers.  Golden Hour is a warm sunny album, but Future Nostalgia it ain't.

Maybe bangers is the incorrect term here, but this one largely seems to be missing the big soaring choruses of the likes of Lonely Weekend, Happy & Sad etc. We all knew this would be somewhat of a saddy, but that doesn’t mean you have to keep the tempo consistently at medium. But like I say, maybe and hopefully repeat listens will reveal some gems regardless of the songs not filling me with waves of euphoria.

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