Ariana Grande - Positions
Oct 30, 2020
48
Ah shit, here we go again. AOTY is once again under attack by stans!

Message to the Stans (Real review at the end):
You guys have to understand that scores don't matter, right? This is not the way to show support to your favorite artist. This site has a community and what you're doing is breaching our community for someone else's gain, when that "gain" doesn't really give them anything. Also if you didn't already know, one person is running this site. Yes, just 1 person. What you're doing is simply making their life harder than it has to be. Just because you love Ariana Grande and her music, doesn't mean you raid the site to boost the score, that's just common sense. Scores don't matter, but what you guys are doing is lowering the legitimacy of the scores, and it makes you happy for some reason. Do you really think Ariana Grande would approve of this? Even if she did, do you really believe this is right? Apparently this is due to a feud with another fanbase? That they're raiding as well? If that's the case, then just let them get banned, don't become your own enemy here.

Don't waste your time here, it's not worth it. You guys will eventually be banned from the site. But from past experiences, I can understand the motive to do this. You know why?

Ignorance is bliss. That's it. You'll totally disregard other people to put your favorite artist on a pedestal.

Alright I'm done with my ranting, here's my actual review of the album:

Ariana Grande comes back again with another disappointing project. Ariana has a lot of potential, she really does. She has a nice voice, but she decides to use it the wrong way. But, this is the way she blew up, so of course she's just going to extend further on it. With this new album, it's not much different than her other stuff . I mean it's kinda R&B but like, a disgrace to it? This album is extremely mediocre at best, and it's sad.

We start off with "shut up" which I just have to say, the chorus sucks. "So maybe you just shut uUuuUuUUUUp." I hate that vocal run for some reason. The only redeeming factor here, is the instrumental (I guess). Track rating: 2/10

Next, we have "34+35" and guys guys guys, if you didn't know, that adds to a very funny number, 69. Holy crap, Ariana really referenced sex, I didn't even know she knew what that is. But seriously, this is just a really average pop song with cringe-worthy lyrics at the chorus. No one will catch me singing that chorus that's for sure. Track rating: 4/10

Track 3 named "motive" featuring Doja Cat! I don't really see the appeal of Doja but she's alright. Anyways, this track is pretty average as well. I mean Ariana sings pretty well, but it's just something we've heard before. Then Doja comes for her verse sounding like she just smoked 10 cigarettes and brings down the score for me. Track rating: 4.5/10

"just like magic" is another example of just average, but it's not bad, probably the best track so far, not much to say on it though. Track rating: 5.5/10

"off the table" was the only track I was really looking forward to with this album because of The Weeknd feature. Just like this whole album, I was very very disappointed. This was a huge snoozefest for me. A big waste for an Abel feature. 5/10

When the track starts with lyrics with like "You know I'm very delicious", it immediately turns me off. "six thirty" although being one of the better tracks, still doesn't impress, and I still feel empty after listening. Track rating: 5/10

"Featuring Ty Dolla $ign" no surprise at all with that one. This is the best song on the album honestly, and I didn't expect that at all. I think their voices mix together quite well and it's a pretty solid track. The ending of the track was pretty good too. Track rating: 7.5/10

"my hair" is another very average track. I'm about to fall asleep listening to this album. Only thing I can really say for this track is the instrumental is good? I guess? Track rating: 4.5/10

"nasty" is another average track. God if I hear the same lyrics about how she wants to have sex one more time, I literally just can't help but cringe to it. Literally no emotion put into this song either, like she just gave up completely on the chorus. Hey! But now I have a track to fall asleep to! Track rating: 3.5/10

Again? Really? "west side" again being a super boring track. This track makes her look like she was singing her heart out on "nasty." Track rating: 3/10

Now with "love language" it's more interesting. Honestly I think the beat is carrying it here and her voice mixes very well with it. I have finally been awoken from my sleep! Track rating: 7/10

I've already talked about "positions" but I'll say what I said before again. It's a solid song, but now listening to it with the context of this album, this is one of the stronger tracks. This was a red flag for me before because I thought she wouldn't push herself with the album when she's still making songs like this, and I was right. Track rating: 7/10

"obvious" is just a solid average Ariana Grande song. It's good, but nothing special at all. But this being so close to the end of the album? Almost ending on this? Kinda just proves that Ariana isn't a very ambitious artist. Track rating: 6/10

"pov" ends this very disappointing album pretty well. Why couldn't the rest of the album have at least a bit of quality as this? I mean it's not that good but comparing it to the rest, it's still one of the strongest tracks. Track rating: 7/10

Overall, this album was very disappointing. Ari has shown multiple times that she has potential in making a great project, but "positions" isn't it. She has tried with R&B but it just came out as a disgrace to R&B and even if she switched genres, it isn't anywhere near being ambitious or groundbreaking. It might be a little different but it's not that good.

Favorite Tracks: safety net, love language, positions, pov
Least Favorite Tracks: shut up, nasty, west side

Overall Track Rating Score: 51/100
Final Score: 48/100 (Subtracted 3 points from how disappointing it is)
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47 Comments
Oct 30, 2020
It’s a tale as old as time: pop album drops, bots invade.
Oct 30, 2020
@itscase Wise words.
Oct 30, 2020
deep
Oct 30, 2020
Bruh why do you hate sex so much.
Oct 30, 2020
nice review! especially on that advice
Oct 30, 2020
Did u leave fifth harmony?
Oct 30, 2020
@Chandler no he left BTS
Oct 30, 2020
@GayCunt69 why are you horny
Oct 30, 2020
@Kgouveia17 " Usually like reading some of your reviews" what are you talking about? You created your account today, what reviews have you been reading?
Oct 30, 2020
@Kgouveia17 Matt literally did a track-by-track breakdown on why he didn't like the album and gave valid points
Oct 30, 2020
@Kgouveia17 That was nowhere near half of the review lmfaooo. I put a lot of effort into the review and you obviously didn't read it, I gave a lot of criticisms about it. But thanks for the kind words!
Oct 30, 2020
And you obviously didnt read the first part, i have no problem with people liking the album, I have a problem with problem with people raiding a site to fudge the numbers because they love an album so much.
Oct 30, 2020
@MaxxxMarvel Thank you for the kind words!
Oct 30, 2020
@GayCunt69 I just hate when people overuse it throughout the whole album, from her it wasn't subtle it was just cringe-worthy.
Oct 30, 2020
@Chandler Yes I did leave Fifth Harmony! Best boy band in history
Oct 30, 2020
Also no way you read any of my reviews, you obviously haven't since this is def one of my best and a lot of my posts are kinda lackluster shit posts @Kgouveia17
Oct 30, 2020
This is a terrible review...your reasons are so vague and you legitimately just sound sexist.
Oct 30, 2020
@klannd Wait what? Where in this do I sound sexist?
Oct 30, 2020
@MattsReviews you just cant dislike music by a woman
Oct 30, 2020
@TomBejoy I really can't smfh
Oct 30, 2020
This is a terrible review...your reasons are so vague and you legitimately just sound sexist.
Oct 30, 2020
This is a terrible review...your reasons are so vague and you legitimately just sound sexist.
Oct 30, 2020
This is a terrible review...your reasons are so vague and you legitimately just sound sexist.
Oct 31, 2020
This is a terrible review...your reasons are so vague and you legitimately just sound sexist.
Oct 31, 2020
This is a terrible review...your reasons are so vague and you legitimately just sound sexist.
Oct 31, 2020
@Matt 80 likes in one day!! Great review!! :)
Oct 31, 2020

This is a terrible review...your reasons are so vague and you legitimately just sound sexist.
Oct 31, 2020
This is a terrible review....your reasons are so vague and you legitimately just sound sexist.
Oct 31, 2020
This is a terrible review...your reasons are so vague and you legitimately just sound sexist.
Nov 1, 2020
This is a terrible review...your reasons are so vague and you legitimately just sound sexist.
Nov 1, 2020
This is a terrible review...your reasons are so vague and you legitimately just sound sexist.
Nov 1, 2020
This is a terrible review...your reasons are so vague and you legitimately just sound sexist.
Nov 3, 2020
She’s a fantastic singer, but this album, all the songs sounds the same. Feels like a waste. So many good composers out there...
Nov 3, 2020
@Mood4Ever Well said
Nov 3, 2020
Y'all are amazing thanks for the feedback and calling me sexist!
Nov 8, 2020
over 100 likes on a review gang :sunglasses:

(shh don't tell them my most liked reviews have 24)
Nov 8, 2020
@SMTCubes i feel so cool now, congrats on your TPAB review getting 9k likes btw
Nov 8, 2020
@MattsReviews oh thank you man!! i'm really proud of that one :DDD
Nov 8, 2020
@SMTCubes too bad you got arrested for it since you admitted to being a sex offender
Nov 8, 2020
@MattsReviews really hate it when that happens...
Nov 8, 2020
@SMTCubes your fault, thats why your parents disowned you
Nov 8, 2020
@MattsReviews no it wasn't i [email protected]!!
Nov 8, 2020
@SMTCubes I can't believe you were proud of that review...
Nov 8, 2020
@MattsReviews but it wasn’t bad... :(
15h ago
Or maybe you just like to gate keep scores and if you see any that you don’t agree with you just assume it’s bots 🤷🏽And than when someone makes constructive criticism your reviewer friends just makes jokes and copy and paste the same comment. How mature. Maybe you should let people score the way you want to. Like you said it’s a website so why does it matter that much to you?
14h ago
@Ts12521 I honestly do not care if someone enjoyed it, if they did, that's great, but the thing is this was an obvious raid on the site. It's not an assumption, it's just facts. Not every 100 score is bots though. Also the "criticism" I received was just completely false. I'm not misogynistic, the review does not make me seem that way either. I think I gave reasons why I didn't like this album pretty well, but obviously I can be wrong with that. Them making the chain is on them, that was their decision, not mine, but I honestly didn't find it criticism as the only actual point they made was that my points were very vague which I found on the contrary. The site raid doesn't effect me directly, I know, but it annoys me when thousands of people raid the site to improve a score before the album was even released, making the site owner have to work much harder than they need to. Also if you thought I meant that the bots were actual bots, that's just a nickname for stans who raid the site.
14h ago
People are obligated to score the way they want, but making it a raid crosses the line. The motive of the raid was because Taylor Swift fans were rating it 0, which was just false soooo

But you're right, it shouldn't matter this much to me.
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