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Use Me Tracklist:
Like many commentors I really loved PVRIS. I don't feel like the songs from the EP should have been included - maybe Death of Me since it was the first single into this new era, but they don't fit into the story of the album. It seems like a hurdle I have to skip over every time I go to listen to it. Someone said that it seemed lazy, and even though I don't think that it was that malicious, I do think that they shouldn't have morphed the album into an extended of their EP especially now that the deluxe has come out (an extended extended?). TL;DR on the rest of the album: Some of these songs are okay if you forget their old work (Good to Be Alive, Loveless), but in general there's too much going on sound-wise and yet also moments where it feels empty (Use Me, specifically). and almost stressful, but I don't feel right headbanging it out because it's not rock...it's not pop...it's just not very good.
Was very upset when I saw the album was delayed for many months but it was pretty understandable for their situations. When I heard the singles (besides the EP add ins) I fell in love and could not wait for the release. I will say when I heard the EP and the singles for Use Me I quickly noticed the album did not sound as rock as they usually sound. When the album I thought correct as I found the album being more dark-popish. At first I was kinda disappointed with the album as it was not what I was expecting.. however quickly overtime I started to really fall in love with it! I wont lie though, it is probably my least favorite out of their 3 albums but that doesn't mean I dislike it. I cannot wait for the deluxe edition coming out soon ❤️❤️❤️ Songs from 1/10 (1 being bad & 10 being good) gimme a minute - 9 I think i like this song a lot because it's different than a lot of music ive heard? I like how its very subtle and slowish at the start but then it just starts to build and speed up. Very unique. dead weight - 10 (favorite!) probably sonically the closest to their older music imo? I love it sonically and lyrically and as with Loveless this song is definitely a favorite. stay gold - 7 Love it sonically but the lyrics disappoint me as its talking about not wanting to make a song about a person and singing about that person to her fans yet thats kinda what this song is doing at the same time? Im not sure the best way to put it you would have to listen to understand I guess. good to be alive - 6 I love this song but sonically I was begging for more! I wish there was more it seems underproduced :( but at the same time I think it fits. death of me - 9 great listen however to me this song and hallucinations almost sound to similar sonically in some ways. hallucinations - 10 Great listen however like I said it sounds a lot like death of me sonically in some ways. old wounds - 8 took some time to like but now that im hooked to it im in love. loveless - 10 (top favorite!) sonically and lyrically my favorite. I love a good emotional song and this song is very honest and heartbreaking lyrically. Definitely a song I have on repeat. january rain - 6 Sonically pleasing however lyrically cheesy in my opinion. use me ft 070 shake - 5 the song is very good I love it sonically and lyrically however... I unfortunately believe 070 shakes verse sounds out of place and very much prefer the version of use me without her feature. wish you well - 7 definitely the most pop sounding of the album. Its a good song however I dont think it sonically fits the rest of the album. At a specific part of the chorus there seems to be a part that the vocals sound mumbled and hard to understand as well, at least to me. Still a good song over all. Album in all - 7 Its got highs n lows and the genre change can take time to get used to but I still love this album and think its great that Pvris is experimenting with change.
I watched the empty room sessions on YouTube and fell in love with PVRIS. I prefer Lynn’s voice on their acoustic stuff the most. Her voice is beautiful and I feel like this album and the one before it are diminishing her talent.
Lynn really shows her incredible talent for writing music and producing as well. It's a flawless transition from the first 2 albums to what this album becomes. I love the versitility and it is just great to have PVRIS back. I can't wait to see where Lynn take this band in the future. Stay Gold Lynn!
Lynn’s voice is why I keep coming back but since she is so adamant about not repeating the awesome rock-ness of White Noise, it’s going to be hit and miss from here on out for me. Seriously, that first album was near perfection. This one has some good ones and some that can just be skipped. I’m actually a lil bummed that she said she has no more interest in the rock side of the music. Is what it is. She still has an awesome voice and some of the beats are solid. However, that first album is the pinnacle for my music taste as far as the band is concerned. Cheers
This isn’t “Pvris”. This is a side project crash & burn. If any of the band members got a set, they would walk away and get back to the loud rock and real instruments. Lynn can hang out with Haley’s side project and they can side it out.
When I found out their next album would be more pop influenced than their previous albums, I will admit I was nervous it wouldn't be a PVRIS album like the others were. But then I listened to the entire album, and I realized how wrong I was. While I don't think it's PVRIS's best album (All We Need, All We Know is my fav), it's still an incredible piece of art. The best way to describe this album is that "It's a new sound, but the same soul." This album carries the heart and soul of the band in each song, from the darker pop leanings and the emotional vulnerability. I found myself genuinely emotionally moved by a number of the songs and honestly that's all I can ask for in an album.
I’ve been a massive fan of PVRIS from the beginning and they still amaze me! Cut the crap and stop whining about the sound of this album, and admire that some musicians will experiment and change up their sound. This album is awesome!!!
This album is just as good if not better than the last two! It doesn’t matter if it’s not the same as White Noise because it is important for a band to evolve. Love Lynn as always and was waiting soooooo long for the full album release and it was well worth the wait!
I understand Lynn has been dealing with some difficulties with the band, but this music doesn’t sound like PVRIS at all. It sounds exactly like all the other indie pop music that uses the same techniques and sounds. It just doesn’t have the energy it used to. I sure hope this is a mid-career album and they have plans to bring something edgy back to the table after this album.
How is it possible for every song on an album to be good? For me, it’s a rarity to find an album with no skippable tracks. A few songs took some time to grow on me, but these new ones not from the EP - Wow. There’s always something in each song that hooks me in. The instrumentals are fantastic and the lyrics - they never fail to impress me with how meaningful and vivid they are, something countless songs are missing these days. January Rain was an immediate favorite; once I heard the melody and beat, I knew it was going to be on repeat.
You had the ability to continue to be unique and flourish as a band, instead you allowed your single to get an ego, take all the reigns, make all the choices.... and this is what you get. Hot garbage. You can turn on the radio and hear 10 songs just like this sound. Lost your chance with this.
Inspired by crippling anxiety, falling in love, and heartbreak. This is a deeply personal album which we can all relate to. Lynn is the queer icon we all need. Representation matters! One of my favorite albums of the year.
i loved their second album and i could literally dedicate a shrine to both white noise and their acoustic ep. however, this album really hasn’t resonated with me so far. it’s not bad, it just feels like too big of a jump in the mainstream indie direction. i found the dark edge and melancholia in their earlier work ineffably beautiful, but to each their own i suppose. they should do what they feel is best.
Honestly since the beginning they have been underrated - the world needs to learn what good music is and listen to PVRIS. I like their music - yeah it’s different but if it was the same the haters would just say it’s the same. So stop hating - I don’t see you putting out an album.
This is an interesting evolution from their older emotional pop/ rock stage. I haven’t found a song I dislike by Pvris and Lynn’s movement to the foreground in the band is great. I hope we get more from these guys, years to come!
Woke up to PVRIS New Song " Gimme A Minute" the sounds got me first, quite obsessed with the feelings the Use Me songs are giving to me. after I was rocking out to the song for the first dozen or so times I paid more attention to the lyrics and really got into the song in a much deeper way. Love the feeling and the meaning of both Dead Weight and Gimme A Minute but by far the latter is my favorite! Also I am SO CURIOUS about the lyrics/sounds of Use Me song now since it's also the album title. " inner peace is hard to find" yes but I think we learn a few steps of the way there listening to this!
I’ll admit, listening to Dead Weight for the first time was not an exhilarating experience. It took me about 20+ listens to enjoy it, and now I love it. I will always be a fan of PVRIS and I will support whatever they decide to do. I love every single song released, DW was the only one that took me some time. I know they’re starting to sound different, but they are the PVRIS that we know at love and they always will be. Give it a shot.
Over this recycled pop garbage any day of the week. What actually happened to this group? Did her ego overtake their ability to song-write? This just isn’t it. Then again, you go from Rise Records to Warner Records, and wonder why the band is putting out generic pop garbage. An unfortunate change, and it’s seemingly just for money.