Written by The Lazy Music Reviewer
This is the latest review by the Lazy Music Reviewer. He is too busy listening to and promoting lots of awesome music (ahem and has a full time job) that he simply doesn’t have time to do an in-depth review (or maybe he is just not a good enough writer to write one – you decide) but he still wants to “review”.
So, the way he works is he will sum up each song in just a few words (sometimes even one word – he’s just that lazy) and then also link via other people’s words to other more in depth reviews (because he’s wicked and he’s lazy) for your reading pleasure because it’s always good to get more than one person’s opinion, right?
So Good is the second studio album by Swedish singer and songwriter Zara Larsson, and her first released internationally.
It was released on 17 March 2017. The album was originally scheduled to be released in May 2016 and then in January 2017; however, it was delayed so that changes could be made to a number of tracks.
‘So Good’ reached number 7 in the UK album charts.
1 – What They Say
“what they say is this album is going to be awesome!”, The Lazy Music Reviewer
” the while giving us a great pop track that we can play on repeat and never get tired of”, Outlet
2 – Lush Life
“windows down, volume up“, The Lazy Music Reviewer
“the best summer jam since Nicki Minaj’s Super Bass“, NME
“The rubbery bounce of Lush Life – the sixth biggest track of 2016 – is naggingly catchy, and there’s also a lot of parody“, The Guardian
3 – I Would Like
“you should know me by now!“, The Lazy Music Reviewer
“a surprising, slinky house tune”, NME
4 – So Good
“so good until 1:57“, The Lazy Music Reviewer
“the pop-ballad that never achieved major chart success“, Outlet
“lightly gilded in golden era R&B pop and polished with clean, modern production, albeit blemished by Ty Dollar $ign’s crass and unnecessary cameo“, The Line Of Best Fit
5 – TG4M
“bitter sweet“, The Lazy Music Reviewer
“an emotional pop song that works nicely after So Good“, Outlet
“lays self-deprecating lyrics over percolating electro beats“, NME
6 – Only You
“dirty, dirty“, The Lazy Reviewer
“a total upgrade from the past two songs“, Outlet
“a slowly lolloping, quasi-reggae track about masturbation“, The Guardian
7 – Never Forget You
“not so keen on the drum n bass“, The Lazy Reviewer
“teams her emotively with fellow pop talent MNEK“, NME
“proved her adeptness at the darker and dramatic side of pop, and showcased her a rhythmic flair in her voice to match her melody“, The Line Of Best Fit
8 – Sundown
“sorry, I don’t want to get on the bounce“, The Lazy Music Reviewer
“a total stand-out track on the album“, Outlet
“Larsson owes an obvious debt to Rihanna“, NME
9 – Don’t Let Me Be Yours
“Larsson and chill“, The Lazy Music Reviewer
“a typically melodic Ed Sheeran co-write“, NME
“does not sound of the same chart-leading calibre as its predecessors“, The Line Of Best Fit
10 – Make That Money Girl
“it’s a song about prostitutes, right?“, The Lazy Reviewer
“the forgettable song on the album“, Outlet
11 – Ain’t My Fault
“some parts are irritating, there I said it“, The Lazy Reviewer
“brings back any straying listeners“, Outlet
“drops emotional sentiment in favour of sexual desire“, The Line Of Best Fit
12 – One Mississippi
“a nice song to help learn counting in time“, The Lazy Reviewer
“showcases her falsetto with clever lyrics that we’ll be reading up on later so that we can sing-along next time it’s played“, Outlet
13 – Funeral
“skip the chorus“, The Lazy Reviewer
“flooded with passion“, Outlet
14 – I Can’t Fall In Love Without You
“beautiful!”, The Lazy Reviewer
“will enter your heart and break it apart“, Outlet
15 – Symphony
“ooo, I do love this!“, The Lazy Reviewer
“This song has clearly just been added to the end of the album, and it’s totally out of place“, Outlet
What are your thoughts? Can you sum this album up in one sentence? Go on – be lazy, you know you want to!
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