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el_newg
September 17th 2021


1389 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

please at least do the minimum required due diligence

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Te_Ao_M%C4%81rama_(EP)#Background_and_lyrics

AmericanFlagAsh
September 17th 2021


10567 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

They want to be mad so bad

WalrusTusk
September 17th 2021


1031 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Thanks for keeping me in check newg. I thought I'd read what you sent somewhere but people were speaking with such authority that, you're right, I didn't do my own research. Thanks bud.

SitarHero
September 17th 2021


13637 Comments


"They want to be mad so bad"

Yeah, why would indigenous people be mad about a white girl singing in an indigenous language she doesn't speak when white colonizers have done their best to eradicate said language and its associated culture and it only survived through the dogged resistance of those indigenous people to assimilation and eradication? So mysterious!

Props to Lorde for at least acknowledging how bad the optics on this are even if she went ahead and did it anyway.

AmericanFlagAsh
September 17th 2021


10567 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

Because you're acting like she's fucking making fun of it ffs. She literally worked with indigenous people to make sure she was pronouncing everything correctly because she cares and is giving proceeds to charity. Yes she is white and she doesn't speak it, but a wider audience will hear it due to her fame and maybe study it and carry it onto more generations. You sound like the people upset that a white woman released a cookbook of dumplings even though she literally studied cooking in China for years.

AmericanFlagAsh
September 17th 2021


10567 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

I'll just leave this here

https://www.pri.org/stories/2021-09-17/it-s-huge-our-language-lorde-s-new-m-ori-language-ep-strikes-chord-nzs-indigenous

SitarHero
September 17th 2021


13637 Comments


Imagine not being empathetic enough to understand why some people might have a problem with Lorde cosplaying their culture and language even if she consulted with a few of them to make her costume more authentic. The article you posted also addresses the issue, but my guess is that you only read the headline before posting it. I'ma leave this here too.

https://thespinoff.co.nz/atea/17-09-2021/it-has-nothing-to-do-with-lorde/

AmericanFlagAsh
September 17th 2021


10567 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

Nah I read the whole thing. The part about hoping Lorde continues to fight for indigenous people? That doesn't scream "fuck her I don't like her" like the reply on the other page. I would understand being mad if she did it just for show or for money. I read your article too and I guess she is profiting off of "attention" as the article states, but the attention is not just being drawn on her, but to the language and to the people as well.



If a straight actor played a gay guy in something and donated all the money to HIV research or helping homosexual teens in unsafe countries, I wouldn't be upset.

SitarHero
September 17th 2021


13637 Comments


But can you understand why gay actors who have been passed over for roles and discriminated against their entire careers because of their sexualities might be upset?

keaton_86
September 18th 2021


417 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

If people like her don't help out, that language will be dead, so yeah, enjoy your dying language, or take the olive branch when it's extended. It's pretty simple.

SitarHero
September 18th 2021


13637 Comments


That kind of white saviour narrative is exactly why people are upset. Don't thank the scholars and educators and activists and folk artists who have worked hard for decades to preserve and rejuvenate the language. Thank Lorde because she put out an EP that one time.

keaton_86
September 19th 2021


417 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Okay, you can be upset all you want or you can realise that it's true, get over it and look at the positives.

SitarHero
September 19th 2021


13637 Comments


LMAO. Ok thanks for the advice keaton_86.

Lasssie
September 20th 2021


1260 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

kiss and make up, guyzz

keaton_86
September 20th 2021


417 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

"LMAO. Ok thanks for the advice keaton_86."



Nice deflection there.

ghostalgeist
September 20th 2021


622 Comments


and we'll never be royalllss

ROOOYYYalllssss

Lafilledenullepart
October 27th 2021


9 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Surprisingly empty and pedestrian. Sadly Fallen Fruit is the only noteworthy track here.

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
October 27th 2021


22031 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

yeah "fallen fruit" is gud

Tundra
October 27th 2021


6688 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

how does it feel to be wrong

AmericanFlagAsh
October 28th 2021


10567 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

I love Lorde, but this is so meh



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