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Annie Lennox is a crappy solo writer vs her writing with Eurythmics

I am clearing old songs off my computer and I cannot believe how terrible most of her solo songs are, especially all the crap on Medusa. Her songs are like Madonna's. Filled with cliches and tired tropes. Not the most adventurous girl. My favorite album of Eurythmics is Savage. No crap on that.

by Anonymousreply 8208/03/2020

Uh, Medusa is all cover songs...

by Anonymousreply 107/28/2020

Diva is a great album. Then she got lazy.

I do like Medusa though. But a covers album for a second album = the creative well has dried up.

She needs Dave for inspiration. They just have a spark that works.

by Anonymousreply 207/28/2020

R1 thanks for pointing that out genius. Google doesn't work on my puter to tell me it is all crappy cover songs that she ruins.

R2 I'm sure he kept her from including all the cliched crap she wrote on her solo albums.

Two examples of absolute crap she wrote are Step By Step sung by Whitney. Absolutely terrible song. The lyrics are just nonsense. Another is Love Song for a Vampire: with shit lyrics like this: Come into these arms again And lay your body down The rhythm of this trembling heart Is beating like a drum It beats for you, it bleeds for you It knows not how it sound For it is the drum of drums It is the song of songs

It is the drum of drums! It is the song of songs! Garbage.

by Anonymousreply 307/28/2020

Fuck off, OP. You're an ass. What, creatively, have you ever done in your life? What, in your churlish opinion, is a better female solo musician?

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by Anonymousreply 407/28/2020

OP has no taste. No More I love You's is wonderful and very Annie.

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by Anonymousreply 507/29/2020

R5 that is is another cover.

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by Anonymousreply 607/29/2020

Little Bird is a masterpiece. Suck it OP.

by Anonymousreply 707/29/2020

OP, I just hope you have equally strong opinions about the other four artists clogging up your Pavilion’s hard drive. You will have plenty of time whilst defragging.

Perhaps, on a lark, you could take out the garbage and sweep your nest area. Soap is very cheap right now. Picking up spare change is good for your knees.

by Anonymousreply 807/29/2020

she's better with dave what his name, even though he's ugly and looks like toad

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by Anonymousreply 907/29/2020

Her 'Why' is a heartbreaker. I love her for that alone.

by Anonymousreply 1007/29/2020

r6, I am well aware of that since it's from her cover album Medusa.

by Anonymousreply 1107/29/2020

Diva is very good, but I agree her other output since is, while pleasant, not earth shattering.

I think some artists benefit from working in a partnership or a band. A similar case, in my humble opinion, is Natalie Merchant. 10,000 Maniacs had wonderful music, and her first solo album was very solid, but after that, I became uninterested in her music. In her case, I think she had ideas that when a band was working with her would get filtered out or shaped into something better, but on her own, she was unchecked.

Every artist is different. Some blossom on their own, some are good in either scenario, but some really benefit from working in a collaboration and the results are better, and I think Annie is one of those artists.

by Anonymousreply 1207/29/2020

[quote] Little Bird is a masterpiece. Suck it OP.

I saw a drag queen do the fiercest number to this song ever done.

She should have won the crown for it but alas, was first runner up.

by Anonymousreply 1307/29/2020

Bare was a fantastic album

by Anonymousreply 1407/29/2020

I think she’s really loaded. Her early solo content sold like crazy.

Has anyone ever seen Annie Lennox in the same room at the same time as Trudie Styler? They look an awfully lot alike, maybe less so since Styler got the same cheek implants as that puppet from Saw.

by Anonymousreply 1507/29/2020

When not making music, she's also a voice of reason, activism and philanthropy. Here, she takes on deranged Madge:

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by Anonymousreply 1607/29/2020

Regardless of her writing skills, she can out sing the VAST majority of female singers out there save a few. Watch her her sing “into the west” at the Grammys or anything else live and appreciate why she is famous.

by Anonymousreply 1707/29/2020

*when she’s fresh and rested*. They Always scheduled huge tours across the US and she was always on the verge of losing it by the time she performed in Chicago.

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by Anonymousreply 1907/29/2020

omg madonna posts here!

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by Anonymousreply 2107/29/2020

OP = the ghost of Marie Fredriksson. Diva is a phenomenal album from start to finish. Bare is dark but brilliant for the most part with the exception of a song or two. Her covers on Medusa are great. And how many Mariah Carey songs did you delete? Talk about bad songwriting.

by Anonymousreply 2207/29/2020

R22 Get lost Janbot. Blocked.

by Anonymousreply 2307/29/2020

I'm lukewarm on Medusa except for her dark take on Neil Young's "Don't Let it Bring You Down", a depressive's bright light in the distance.

by Anonymousreply 2407/30/2020

I love her cover of Heaven on Medusa that was mistakenly left off the US version of Medusa.

by Anonymousreply 2507/30/2020

Annie never seemed to me to be desperate to be famous or desperate to be on the radio. Maybe after Diva she just got sick of the grind or just got bored with it all. Not every pop star is like Madonna, chasing cameras and microphones 24/7.

by Anonymousreply 2607/30/2020

She's creative and talented but suffers from the delusion that she's ironically talented. Following her on Twitter and Instagram made me realize she's almost Yoko Ono level delusional. I love her voice and her work, but she also self-adores to the point of being insufferable.

Add to that her two grown daughters who've, without a doubt, have grown-up privileged. Both seem to be two of those kinds of Boheme white chicks that most of us know. Stretching to be "artists" and "edgy". At least one attempt to be a breakout singer. Endless Instagram and Twitter videos of her cooing with her scraggly-pretty, 'edgy' boyfriend. Going on and on about woke'ness, suffering for their music and art, etc. etc.. and at the end of the day, they go home to their mansions or mom's estate, or never have to worry about the light bill being paid or how much the prescription is going to cost this month.

I honestly do love Annie but as others have said, she's always seemed too anxious for fame and, even more so, to be some vocal icon, which she just isn't. And at the risk of irritating others, I'm just gonna go ahead and say it, Annie does not seem to like the penised people very much. I'm not saying she's a complete misandrist, but CHEEZUS! She goes on and on and fucking on about girls and women and the patriarchy and how bad all men are and women are somehow still suffering like slaves, etc. etc. She's never been a fan of American culture or politics yet she chooses to live here, in New Jersey of all places. At least before I stopped following her, she had something bitchy to say about Americans or America nearly every day. Much of it true but, hey bitch, we kinda helped make you rich and famous. Not all of us are Trump and you got to come and live here when we kick out so many other people. So how about some gratitude every now and then?

by Anonymousreply 2707/30/2020

Oh, I will say that her cover of 'Thin Line (Between Love & Hate)' in chillingly powerful, great song. You guys should look it up/download it. I can't remember if it's from Medusa or Diva.

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by Anonymousreply 2907/30/2020

It's on Medusa, R28. And yes, it is great.

by Anonymousreply 3007/30/2020

She lives in New Jersey? Why ?

by Anonymousreply 3107/30/2020

R27, she lives in LA. Stop spouting nonsense.

by Anonymousreply 3207/30/2020

She takes herself a little too seriously, especially for a Scot. But Diva was a brilliant, well-written album.

by Anonymousreply 3307/30/2020

She's classically trained, brilliant, consistent, and humble. Everything she has released has been fantastic.

... Except for that unfortunate Christmas album. Nails on a chalkboard. I had to return it.

by Anonymousreply 3407/30/2020

She went the adult contemporary/covers route too early in her solo career.

by Anonymousreply 3507/30/2020

Madonna has had some great songs.

by Anonymousreply 3607/30/2020

R34, how did you return it if you opened it already?

by Anonymousreply 3707/30/2020

She and Dave and a host of others came along when the radio was pushing Rush and REO Speedway really hard upon a broke as fuck Midwest.

If I didn’t smoke pole, I could just as easily have pursued the life of one of those mangy guys with odd trophy facial hair patches and an action movie quote reflex. Id be fat, too.

by Anonymousreply 3807/30/2020

Walking on broken glass was so overplayed on every AC station in the US. Makes me hurl even after 30 years.

by Anonymousreply 3907/30/2020

OP is all over the ‘Madonna is pissed at who ‘ post about 80’s divas & calling janet jackson ‘jabba janet’ (he did a janet loves KFC joke that is racist though) OP likes to instigate - which I do as well & am all for. But if it raises your blood pressure move on. If not enjoy. In fact he’s better at it then me because i tried to turn the kylie minogue thread on it’s ass & couldn’t (sob)

by Anonymousreply 4007/30/2020

Rain, Angel, Betrayal, Tin Foil, Bravo


by Anonymousreply 4107/30/2020

I had a great nyc moment around the Diva album. Annie was playing central park to promote it & Rickie Lee Jones was at Alice Tully Hall doing an acoustic show . Like every sensible boy i went to see Rickie Lee & at the end went to the park & heard about 45 minutes of Annie. I felt so cool. I also remember smoking killer weed for both shows. Went with my bff John.

by Anonymousreply 4207/30/2020

i love the xmas album.

by Anonymousreply 4307/30/2020

God bless you r42 for being the last person on earth to know who Rickie Lee Jones was.

by Anonymousreply 4407/30/2020

I’ve always liked her but I don’t buy her as a soul singer...her voice is like a glacier

by Anonymousreply 4507/30/2020

“She goes on and on and fucking on about girls and women and the patriarchy and how bad all men are and women are somehow still suffering like slaves, etc. etc.”

Welll, she is fucking right, you dumb twat. Men cause endless suffering and brutality in the world. That doesn’t mean she doesn’t like all men.

by Anonymousreply 4607/30/2020

"If women had been in charge of civilization, we would still be living in grass huts."

by Anonymousreply 4707/30/2020

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by Anonymousreply 4807/30/2020

OP = Madonna fan angry that Annie called out Madonna’s Covid quackery.

by Anonymousreply 4907/30/2020

Cool to see Dave working his magic in this video. Lennox was still at her creative peak here. No cliches in this song. After Savage the only place she could go was down. I think Eurythmics success was 80% due to Dave.

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by Anonymousreply 5007/30/2020

Savage was their masterpiece.Brilliant concept album.

by Anonymousreply 5107/30/2020

You say why? Don’t ask me why.

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by Anonymousreply 5207/30/2020

The album they came out with after getting back together was spectacularly awful. Just absolute dogshit and worse than anything they did together previously or that Lennox did solo.

Sometimes musicians just run out of creative steam as they get older.

by Anonymousreply 5307/30/2020

I'd say the Eurythmics were at least 50-50. Lennox solo was never as good, but Dave Stewart has never done much of interest outside the band either. Plus Annie was the perfect visual icon for the early years of MTV. Still remember getting a little thrill every time the video for "Who's That Girl" came on.

And yes, Savage was brilliant. Too bad it never really found a place in the marketplace of 1987.

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by Anonymousreply 5407/30/2020

Dave was married to Banarama girl when her group (and he co-wrote) released Stay. One of the best songs of the 90s. Brilliant in every possible way. Shows the incredible mastery of Dave. This was back when songcraft actually meant something. Before auto-tune killed real singers forever.

by Anonymousreply 5507/30/2020

R55, you better hope and pray that you wake one day and know how to post a link.

by Anonymousreply 5607/30/2020

R42, did she play Central Park to promote Diva too? I know she did when Medusa was released in 1995. I have the DVD.

by Anonymousreply 5707/30/2020

I always thought 17 Again sort of told their story. ‘You with all your jewelry and my bleeding heart.’

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by Anonymousreply 5807/30/2020

R56 yes cunt. Fo sho.

by Anonymousreply 5907/30/2020

R57 that’s it! Medusa! It really was killer weed!!

by Anonymousreply 6007/30/2020

That “Bananarama girl” was the brilliant Siobhan Fahey, whose solo work has mostly flown under the radar (sadly for those who’ve not heard it), but whom this listener find far more talented and enigmatic than either of the Eurythmics. Not just her voice, songs and look, but her lyrics, especially.

Here is a recent song, as Shakespear’s Sister.

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by Anonymousreply 6108/01/2020

Annie Lennox recently toured with an "art" exhibit that landed here in North Adams, MA. North Adams is a very depressed area that somebody always seems to be breathing life into. It never works.

The "show" was a bunch of items (trash basically) nailed to walls. It was the Emperors' New Clothes.

As for the music, I was in until the last Christmas Album. I found it painful.

by Anonymousreply 6208/01/2020

So OP makes an argument that as a solo artist, Annie Lennox is a terrible songwriter and then cites an album of covers as "evidence": [quote]I am clearing old songs off my computer and I cannot believe how terrible most of her solo songs are, especially all the crap on Medusa. Her songs are like Madonna's. Filled with cliches and tired tropes.

R1 points it out: [quote]Uh, Medusa is all cover songs...

OP responds: [quote]thanks for pointing that out genius. Google doesn't work on my puter to tell me it is all crappy cover songs that she ruins.

Instead of admitting a rather large flaw in his argument, he doubles down.

I'm speechless, lol. What planet am I on?

by Anonymousreply 6308/01/2020

I usually despise Cinesnatch’s opinions, but this time, the tranny’s right on the money

OP sucks ass

by Anonymousreply 6408/01/2020

I didn’t like the Christmas album, either. I did like that one Toris Amos did, the name of which escapes me.

by Anonymousreply 6508/01/2020

Diva and Medusa were both very well done.

Sometimes I just don't know what some posters are listening to or talking about.

by Anonymousreply 6608/01/2020

I liked the xmas album - i was surprised by it (that she even did one) but then i don’t really care about xmas music. I wasn’t into her standards lp.

by Anonymousreply 6708/01/2020

Maybe she's all wrote-out. Several of their 80s songs had memorable lyrics. But they were sad, dystopian-type lines. Then she got rich and happy.

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by Anonymousreply 6808/01/2020

R66, OP just wanted an excuse to discuss the fact it’s time for Annie to fall in love with neck coverings like the rest of us.

by Anonymousreply 6908/01/2020

She’s boring old lady frau music. Have always thought she blew.

by Anonymousreply 7008/01/2020

What about "Step By Step" written by Annie and recorded by the great Whitney Houston.

by Anonymousreply 7108/01/2020

R71 annie recorded it for Diva. Her version is very annie.

by Anonymousreply 7208/01/2020

An ie Lennox Step By Step

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by Anonymousreply 7308/01/2020

One of her songs inspired this performance, and that's all I need.

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by Anonymousreply 7408/01/2020

"A bunch of trash" about nails Annie Lennox.

by Anonymousreply 7508/01/2020

R73 Yes. "Line by line" should have been Whitney's epitaph. Being a lifelong crack/coke whore.

by Anonymousreply 7608/01/2020

R76, you drown a gravy boat of columbian without going suicidal. That hurts.

by Anonymousreply 7708/01/2020

Money can’t buy it. Is one of the greatest songs ever

by Anonymousreply 7808/01/2020

Love is a Stranger is a classic but that’s Eurythmics

by Anonymousreply 7908/03/2020

R79 No way! R u serious? We never knew that. You're the first one to ever point this out. You're a fucking genius.

by Anonymousreply 8008/03/2020

Diva is flawless from start to finish. OP, I'd love to know the artists you kept on your computer.

by Anonymousreply 8108/03/2020

This performance blew me away. Eclectic Diva.

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