Post by JamesTheRam on Jul 29, 2019 18:54:09 GMT -5
I actually didn't have a problem with Hot Shower. No it's not really good but it didn't take it self too seriously so I thought it was kind of funny. The first three songs aren't bad but other than that this album is garbage. Roo is one of the worst songs I've heard this year.
Idk if I've just got too much love for Chance at this point or what but I thoroughly enjoy this album after multiple listens. Maybe I've forced the songs into my brain with repeated visits but they're all stuck in my head in a loop at this point (& not in an annoying way). The album is not what I was expecting (or wanting), per se, but honestly my reaction to it is much like I remember my response to Golden Hour being. It's largely a collection of love songs from an artist who usually tackles all kinds of other ideas, and the sound was a little different at times, but all in all it makes me happy when I listen to it.
Hot Shower is not so much terrible as much as it is completely out of place. I mean, it's not particularly good, but it's more silly than anything. You remove it, and things flow so much better. What's annoying is that it's so early on that I could see it potentially ruining the whole listen for some with how much it throws things off.
But yeah, a lot of strings of songs that I think work really well, and I will keep listening to it regularly despite the sub-par critical reception. I particularly enjoy the front 3; Handsome -> Big Fish; Sun Come Down -> Found A Good One -> Town On the Hill.
I will say that having Nicki basically close out the album was a weird choice, especially since the last track ended so abruptly.