Lizzo - Special (2022)

Reason for Listening:
Spotify announced this as a new album release.

Released 20220715.
12 songs. 35:16. Special (2022)
First listen.
This song is immediately catchy. ("The Sign")
Second listen.
Oh. This track samples "Girls" by Beastie Boys (which itself is a great song). ("Grrrls")
Moved "2 Be Loved (Am I Ready)" from a "1" to a "2". Bumped "Grrrls" up from "2" to "3".
Moved "I Love You Bitch" from a "0" to a "1".
The use of the sample doesn't hit the same as Lauryn Hill's "Doo Wop (That Thing)" ("Break Up Twice")
This song has a vibe that reminds me of Michael Jackson's "Thriller"

3: "The Sign"; "Grrrls";
2: "About Damn Time"; "2 Be Loved (Am I Ready)";
1: "I Love You Bitch"; "Special"; "Everybody's Gay"; "Birthday Girl";
0: "Break Up Twice"; "Naked"; "If You Love Me";

I can easily see this album at the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 for the week of its release. The question is, however, how long will it remain there? It might depend on the competition, but it will surely be a successful album.

With that being said, I was more into the first half of the album.

Overall Rating: 4.4/5
Favorite Song: "The Sign"

#_ on the Billboard 200 (Week of 2020_).
Last Week: - | Peak: - | Weeks on Chart: -

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