Hopeless Fountain Kingdom by Halsey - Lovefrombadlands 11/10 ReviewsHello everyone! It's *throws confetti* Lovefrombadlands! Welcome to the 11/10 review! Here's a disclaimer: The name of my review series is 11/10 reviews. I'm not saying that everything I review is 11/10, or that my reviews are good. That's what I called it because I rate stuff 11/10 at its highest.
First of all, let me say that this is an extremely amazing album. In my opinion, actually the best of 2017. Overall Rating:11/10, I can't help it!
1:The Prologue. First things first, let me just say that this is actually an amazing way to start out the album. For a just-talking song (and that's not a bad thing. That's what this is supposed to be, an intro.) this song actually has a beat. It has good lyrics too, and if I did examples, it would be the whole song. The lyrics are basically Romeo and Juliet, but with a few added parts. Overall, it's a good song. She also changed her voice in the song, to give the lyrics a different meaning than Romeo and Juliet. I would give this song a nice 10/10. I just love it!
2:100 Letters. 100 Letters is a beautiful song off of Halsey's album. I do like songs like this where the name isn't in the chorus. It is mentioned in the first line of the second verse where Halsey beautifully sings "You wrote 100 Letters just for me." The meaning of this song is that she's in a relationship that she doesn't like. There's just something about the way she sings "To find some peace & quiet right behind wooden doors" that just sounds so beautiful and adds emotion to this masterpiece. You were expecting this from a Halsey fan like me: 11/10.
3:Eyes Closed. Eyes Closed was a single released before the Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. For me, it wasn't Now Or Never that did it, but it was Eyes Closed that really got me excited for the album. It was my favorite song and I did not want to wait another second to listen to Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. The song starts out with "I, I know where to lay. I know what to say, it's all the same." To me, the lyrics means that Halsey knows exactly what to do to trick people and that she has got things figured out for herself. This song is amazing with its beat, the lyrics, and the chorus. "If I keep my eyes closed, he looks just like you” is a lyric that meant a lot to me when I first heard the single because there was someone I really wanted to be friends with and I wanted to pretend that other people were them. However, I do not really like the effect on her voice in the first verse, so I will be giving the song a 9/10.
4:Alone. Alone is another one of Halsey's amazing songs on Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. I love the instrumental at the beginning of this song and the lyrics are amazing too. I know this is not the true meaning, but for me, this song represents parties and that Halsey kind of does what she wants and doesn't need love, kind of like her Badlands song Hurricane. "Everywhere I go, I got a million different people tryna' hit it, but I'm still alone in my mind" and of course the whole amazing chorus. I was going to give this amazing song 11, but then I realized it sampled a song called Nothing Can Stop Me (but I don't know if it's accurate because I just read it from Wikipedia.) This gets a 10/10.
5. Now Or Never. Now Or Never was the first single released on Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. It was also the song that Halsey was the most nervous to release. I love the upbeat sound of the track. However, I know that Now Or Never is not the best Halsey can do, with lyrics like “I want you to hold me down, down, down down, down forever.” I also know that the point of this album was to prove that Halsey can write radio music, so it was kind of supposed to be not the best. This song went exactly like planned, so I will rate it 10/10.
6. Sorry. Where do I start? This is not what I was expecting from my favorite singer. I am not in any means disappointed in the track, either. Sorry is a nice and slow ballad that is in no means boring. It is an apology to all of the people that Halsey has treated badly in a relationship which was recorded in one take. One of my favorite lines is “someone will love you, but someone isn’t me.” This song is not ripped at every edge, but it’s a masterpiece and I’m going to give it 11/10.
7. Good Mourning. That is actually how it is spelled. This song describes the storyline of Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, where 2 people (Luna and Solis) are in love, but live in different “houses.” At the end, it repeats “the sun is coming up, oh why, oh why, oh why, oh why, oh why.” That is a lot of oh whys. However, this track did not really stand out to me, so it is getting 8/10.
8. Lie (ft. Quavo). Lie is a track featuring Migos member Quavo. It has a nice beat and Halsey sound beautiful on the chorus where she sings “All I’m saying is if you don’t love me no more, lie,” which I think is an amazing line. Quavo’s verse is quite nice too, even though it has a severe case of the auto tune disease. Quavo, you took away some of Halsey’s well-earned points. 9/10.
9. Walls Could Talk. Walls Could Talk is my pick for the best song in existence. Why? The upbeat rhythm, those amazing lyrics, and of course Halsey’s voice. One of my favorite lines is “Whe both hope there’s something, but we both keep fronting and it’s a close discussion.” The chorus is the second best chorus I had ever heard. It has a short line, and then “oh, oh, oh” with an electronic effect. This is also the perfect song of you wanted to dance...for 1 minute and 42 seconds. I will be rating this 11/10!
10. Bad At Love. Bad At Love is a single from Hopeless Fountain Kingdom that I am sure you have heard, due to this song’s huge success. This is a catchy song with rap verses and a beautiful voice speaking the relatable truth:I’m bad at love, but you can’t blame me for trying. I will again rate this song 11/10.
11. Strangers (ft. Lauren Jauregui). Strangers is a single from Hopeless Fountain Kingdom which is an amazing LGBT anthem and is featuring Fifth Harmony member Lauren Jauregui. It is about your lover kind of changing their mind about your relationship. Both singers have beautiful voices, but Lauren is outshined by Halsey in this song. 11/10.
12. Devil In Me. Devil In Me is the 12th track from Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, and it is co-written by Sia Furler. Halsey has a powerful voice as she sings “I don’t wanna wake it up, I don’t wanna wake it up, I don’t wanna wake it up, the devil in me.” The song kind of changes thoughts towards the end of the song, changing the lines of the chorus to “now I gotta wake it up.” However, Halsey’s voice is not her best in the track, leaving my final rating at 9/10.
13. Hopeless (ft. Cashmere Cat). I would say that this track featuring DJ Cashmere Cat is a soft electronic track. It starts off with a softer version of Halsey’s voice singing “Boy, you make it look so easy.” The pre-chorus features some of the best lyrics I have ever heard like “Cause you know the good die young, but so did this so it must be better than I think it is.” The chorus of this song has Halsey’s voice singing, but then changed to an electronic beat that you have to hear to appreciate. This song has such a majestic feel to it, so it will be getting a 10/10.
Bonus tracks from the deluxe
14. Heaven In Hiding. This is my favorite song. Heaven In Hiding has such a cool feel to it, with Halsey’s softer voice in the verses and more powerful in the chorus singing “and then you start to feel the rush, a crimson headache, aching blush and you’ll surrender to the touch,” with her voice getting louder each time. I will rate this 11/10.
15. Don’t Play. The beginning of this song feels like a different feel. Don’t Play has weaker lyrics than Halsey’s other songs like “everybody thirsty, drinks on me,” and “************, don’t play with me.” On the bright side, the amazing outro still has the majestic feel that most of Halsey’s songs have. Although I love the beat of this, I know that it isn’t the best that she can do. 7/10.
16. Angel On Fire. This song reminds me of Halsey’s Badlands style. It feels more alternative than the other tracks on the album, with her low voice and spookier feel to it. I love how Halsey has more powerful vocals on this album, and they show on the chorus where she sings “faded away, you know I used to be in fire.” 11/10.
So, that is all for this review. This took me over 6 hours, but I am really proud of this post. Bye, hope you enjoyed!
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Eyes Closed Stripped gets 11/10 though. - visitor
I think you got some reviewing potential, however I think you should work on describing the songs with a little more depth. Also you should try reviewing an album that doesn't get 8-10 on each song. Other than that good review. - hiphopgod
You took a lot of time into this post so good job but I'm not the " biggest " fan of halsey - visitor