Friday, 10 April 2015

Meghan Trainor Deluxe Album Review

It was only a matter of time before I caved and listened to the entire album, so here is a track-by-track review, with the meaning behind the song (if I can figure it out) and my favourite lyrics. As well as, of course, my verdict and the audio track so you can have a listen for yourself. 


I won't go into too much detail on the already well-known songs like 'All About That Bass', 'Lips Are Movin' and 'Dear Future Husband', suffice to say I like them all and you should check them out. And I already did a post on the songs '3am', 'What If I', 'Title' and 'Like I'm Gonna Lose You' you can see that here, they're all brilliant. Without further ado, let's crack on we still have 6 other songs to put to the test. I'll leave a complete track listing at the end by the way. 

Close Your Eyes
This is quite a lovely song which appears to me to be about not trying to fit in anymore because you realise that in the end it's what is in your heart that matters. How you look isn't what defines your beauty and you shouldn't change to fit in. It's a positive message which is sometimes rare to find in mainstream music currently, so I am all for this song, especially as she has a mostly young fanbase. I think this delivers a better message than 'All About That Bass', unfortunately it's not as catchy.
"I don't care what they see, no I'm not listening because I know I'm beautiful. So close your eyes."
Verdict: 4/5


Bang Dem Sticks
I don't like this song at all. It's essentially about her attraction for drummers which I don't share so I can't really relate. Also the way she talks over the track in parts is reminiscent of Britney Spears in her awkwardly slutty phase (I say this with love by the way, I have mad respect for Britney Spears).
Verdict: 1/5 


Walkashame
This is quite catchy and is obviously about the walk of shame some of us might experience, I feel like  it glorifies it a little, but hey we've all had to walk in the clothes we were wearing the night before the following morning for some reason or other (sometimes it is totally innocent but that doesn't stop you from being on the receiving end of catcalls and dirty looks - fuck you society). It does imply that you shouldn't judge and I like that. 
"Don't act like you haven't been there, 7am with the bed head, it's the walkashame."
Verdict: 2.5/5


No Good For You 
I think this song is directed at a friend, and she's telling her that she can do better than the guy she is currently with. He is no good for her and she is too good for him and man I can relate. If you can't relate this is exactly the song I would play for Amy from Taking New York. She can do a million times better than Jamie. 
"And sure he's worth a lot of gold but you're better than you know". 
Verdict: 4.5/5 


Mr Almost (ft Shy Carter)
Again similar to the last song, but this one is self-directed. And it reinforces the idea that you shouldn't rush and you shouldn't settle and just because a guy is great on paper doesn't mean he is Mr Right he might actually be Mr Almost.
"Hey you ain't the perfect match for me, but you were so close you were my Mr Almost".
Verdict: 3.5/5


My Selfish Heart
This is a change of pace, this song is surprisingly about her not being right for him this time. She wants to chase her dream so she can't give their relationship the attention it needs. She chose her dreams over love, although she still has feelings for this guy. It's quite cute, 
"Because I'm not what you need, but I'm gonna miss you so much. I'm too focused on this dream."
Verdict: 3/5


Complete Track Listing
1. All About That Bass
3. Close Your Eyes
4. 3 am
6. Bang Dem Stick
7. Walkashame
8. Title
9. What If I
10. Lips Are Movin
11. No Good For You
12. Mr Almost (ft. Shy Carter)
13. My Selfish Heart

What is your favourite song from the Meghan Trainor album, I think mine is still 'Like I'm Gonna Lose You' featuring John Legend and 'Dear Future Husband'. Here's the official video for the latter.


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Kiran
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