Revisiting Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy

Started by Charlie Work, Jul 31, 2018, in Music Add to Reading List

  1. Charlie Work
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    Jul 31, 2018
    Sure, Cardi doesn’t write a good portion of the music, and her collaborators obviously deserve a share of the praise, but this album is incredibly consistent with hit after hit to the point where it feels like a spiritual successor to GRODT. She reclaims so much of hip-hop’s misogyny at every turn. She’s a likeable character by default so her braggadocio has you rooting for her instead of feeling alienated or solely motivated in your own self-interest. She’s in touch with herself and vulnerable and no less powerful because of it.

    I definitely think this is an AOTY contender. Curious if others continue to feel such a strong impression from it.
     
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    :melo:
     
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  3. Ava
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    Ava Socialist Thot

    Jul 31, 2018
    I don't think there's one song on Invasion Of Privacy that couldn't hit the Billboard top 10 if they pushed it enough.
     
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    I like when she talks about popping her p---- in church
     
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    Ava Socialist Thot

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    Can't wait for them to push I Do with SZA.
     
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    GRODT for thots
     
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    Jul 31, 2018
    I Like it like that [​IMG]
     
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    Jul 31, 2018
    oh yes, in my top5 this year, deserves more recognition
     
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    It’s a more attainable and venerable power fantasy for women than the suburban kids who were listening to 50 talking about street crime had tbh.
     
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    Jul 31, 2018
    Yup, I relistened to this for the first time in a minute the other day and it holds up amazingly well. Great album.
     
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    Jul 31, 2018
    My opinion is still the same as after the first listen, most songs are bangers and it's lyrically way better than I expected it to be.

    Trough Your Phone and She Bad still my least favourite tracks, Sza feature is the best track on the album IMO, followed by Get Up 10, I Like It, Best Life... but tbh I overplayed (and heard on the radio so many times) all the singles so much that I can't even be objective anymore.
    Be Careful (or whatever it's called lol) is the weakest single IMO.

    The album is consistent and with minimum filler, definitely a contender for aoty
     
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    Probably the most surprised by an album I've been in a long time. in a good way.
     
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    I didn't expect to like this at all but I listened to it awhile back and actually thought it was pretty good
     
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