Tove Lo (from Stockholm, Sweden)

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Bee OK, Thursday, 2 October 2014 04:50 (three years ago) Permalink

1. "The Sex" (Intro) 0:06
2. "My Gun" 3:36
3. "Like Em Young" 3:39
4. "Talking Body" 3:58
5. "Timebomb" 3:34
6. "The Love" (Interlude) 0:05
7. "Moments" 3:22
8. "The Way That I Am" 3:07
9. "Got Love" 3:48
10. "Not on Drugs" 3:02
11. "The Pain" (Interlude) 0:05
12. "Thousand Miles" 3:34
13. "Habits (Stay High)" 3:29
14. "This Time Around" 4:04
15. "Run on Love" (QOTC Edit) 4:00

Bee OK, Thursday, 2 October 2014 04:55 (three years ago) Permalink

does she have any other good songs? i've liked "habits" from the beginning but find it difficult to be v interested in her. i have to rmde at some of those track titles especially "not on drugs" (which seems to actually be a single??)

dyl, Thursday, 2 October 2014 05:03 (three years ago) Permalink

Love Ballad and Paradise are both very good. Neither of them appear to be on the album, though.

Wristy Hurlington (ShariVari), Thursday, 2 October 2014 06:56 (three years ago) Permalink

This checks all the boxes of things I typically like, but enh...I dunno. Even "Habits," the song everyone seems to gravitate toward, goes in one ear and out the other.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 2 October 2014 06:58 (three years ago) Permalink

i think i have had the lyrics "High all the time. To keep you off my mind. Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh." in my head for over a month now. it won't go away, don't mind though.

Bee OK, Friday, 3 October 2014 01:26 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

this is pretty underrated imo

So beautiful cow (forksclovetofu), Friday, 14 November 2014 20:49 (three years ago) Permalink

or it isn't

Johnny Fever, Friday, 14 November 2014 20:52 (three years ago) Permalink

I will rep for pretty much the first half of the album at least as sharp, cynical swedepop with earworm hooks. Tove's voice isn't overly showy but it's entirely serviceable and fits the material nicely.

So beautiful cow (forksclovetofu), Friday, 14 November 2014 20:55 (three years ago) Permalink

I still feel the same as I did upthread. Like, this is custom-made for my usual taste, but something about it just doesn't strike me. Don't know what it is or why.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 14 November 2014 20:58 (three years ago) Permalink

my gun / like em young / moments / got love / thousand miles
are legit high points

So beautiful cow (forksclovetofu), Friday, 14 November 2014 21:05 (three years ago) Permalink

i shd check this out maybe. habits has been soundtracking my life for a a few months now

johnny crunch, Friday, 14 November 2014 21:24 (three years ago) Permalink

i first heard habits a year & a half ago, listened to it obsessively then. when the album finally dropped was kinda like "oh, she made a record finally." only listened once and wasn't like, bowled over by the whole album but deserves another shake

"my gun" rules

give kawhi his damn eyedrops (slothroprhymes), Friday, 14 November 2014 21:54 (three years ago) Permalink

Been enjoying this the last few weeks although for some strange reason it's not getting officially released over here (UK) until 2015

groovypanda, Friday, 14 November 2014 22:19 (three years ago) Permalink

ilm is sleeping on this album, like forksclovetofu has said, there are some serious nuggets on this record. it does take awhile to get into it but the rewards are amazing, will be on my list for ILM's annual countdown.

2010, 2012 and 2014 World Series Champions San Francisco Giants (Bee OK), Saturday, 15 November 2014 03:49 (three years ago) Permalink

Not On Drugs is probably better than Habits but this is a seriously great album.

boxedjoy, Saturday, 22 November 2014 00:40 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah, album is surprisingly solid.

jaymc, Saturday, 22 November 2014 06:25 (three years ago) Permalink

Really like this album. For me it joins Cher Lloyd and Ronika as one of this year's great and underrated pop albums.

Kitchen Person, Tuesday, 25 November 2014 02:21 (three years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Shift K3Y remix of "Talking Body" is brilliant:

Album's now finally available in UK. Listening now. I'm with J Fever on that so far though.

Jeff W, Wednesday, 13 May 2015 20:01 (two years ago) Permalink

The worst piece of music i have ever heard

saer, Wednesday, 13 May 2015 21:00 (two years ago) Permalink

And I listened to everything in the EOY poll

saer, Wednesday, 13 May 2015 21:01 (two years ago) Permalink

not everything nominated! join me.

“audience participation” otherwise known as “touching” (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 14 May 2015 02:02 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

JFC this fucking Habits song, what an involuntary earworm.

not enjoying it being in my head for four days, tbh.

sleeve, Tuesday, 23 June 2015 22:37 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah i really dislike that song. "Talking Body" is great though.

some dude, Tuesday, 23 June 2015 22:39 (two years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

goddamn, Not on Drugs is an instant earworm, what a chorus

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Thursday, 22 October 2015 02:12 (two years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

so "cool girl" is super good

j. winters (josh), Wednesday, 17 August 2016 19:24 (one year ago) Permalink

love cool girl, do you think it has summer jam status potential?

mingalaba, Thursday, 18 August 2016 06:53 (one year ago) Permalink

it doesn't have much time left but i sure hope it gets bigger

j. winters (josh), Thursday, 18 August 2016 13:57 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah i really dislike that song. "Talking Body" is great though.

Am I the only one who finds the line "we fuck for life" to be simultaneously nonsensical, gratuitous and obnoxious? Even as a second language thing it's just embarrassingly bad.

Naive Teen Idol, Friday, 19 August 2016 01:27 (one year ago) Permalink

i thought it was a somewhat disarming but ultimately great line. do love that song tho, by far the best thing she has done.

dyl, Friday, 19 August 2016 16:56 (one year ago) Permalink

xp I remember watching a video interview where she explained the process of writing that song and it was originally "we love for life" but she thought that was too extreme

art baengels (monotony), Friday, 19 August 2016 22:41 (one year ago) Permalink

That's the version I listen to as the kids like the song.

groovypanda, Tuesday, 23 August 2016 19:59 (one year ago) Permalink

p sure the speaker of Not On Drugs is actually on drugs, which is part of what makes it a good song.

socka flocka-jones (man alive), Tuesday, 23 August 2016 21:36 (one year ago) Permalink

it was originally "we love for life" but she thought that was too extreme

Yes because "we fuck for life"is just so much less extreme.

Naive Teen Idol, Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:25 (one year ago) Permalink

we fuck for SPARTAAAAA!

mh 😏, Thursday, 25 August 2016 02:01 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah it is a weird line -- does it mean marriage? Lifetime fuck buddy privileges? Strange thing to say in a song that's mostly just about lust too.

socka flocka-jones (man alive), Thursday, 25 August 2016 03:50 (one year ago) Permalink

Talking Body came on when I was in the gym today and it sounded weirdly generic to me -- the way her voice is produced in particular. Also, the line is changed to "love for life" in the radio version.

the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually (man alive), Thursday, 1 September 2016 20:03 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

latest single from lady wood is so good:

josh, Sunday, 16 October 2016 18:49 (one year ago) Permalink

I have heard her sing live with no audience and no auto tune and it was AWFUL like not good enough for karaoke awful.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 17 October 2016 16:55 (one year ago) Permalink

like the new song, is there a new album on it's way?

Bee OK, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 00:39 (one year ago) Permalink

in less than 2 weeks

art baengels (monotony), Tuesday, 18 October 2016 00:47 (one year ago) Permalink

really, nice. i'm now excited about it. i really like the two songs i have heard from it.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 00:50 (one year ago) Permalink

this single is 90% good, but the 10% is where it includes awkward slang

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Tuesday, 18 October 2016 02:53 (one year ago) Permalink

like, you have 90% of a gorgeous, heartbreaking pop song, but the 10% is stuff like "I can't hide my feels"

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Tuesday, 18 October 2016 03:09 (one year ago) Permalink

I like this song.

the future is now, Thursday, 20 October 2016 03:59 (one year ago) Permalink

the new album leaked, sounds like the musical equivalent of the smiling devil emoji (i really like it)

josh, Thursday, 27 October 2016 04:50 (one year ago) Permalink

can't find this so will wait.

Bee OK, Saturday, 29 October 2016 01:54 (one year ago) Permalink

oh wait, it's there today. this was not on Spotify yesterday.

Bee OK, Saturday, 29 October 2016 01:55 (one year ago) Permalink

1. "Fairy Dust (Chapter I)"
2. "Influence" (featuring Wiz Khalifa)
3. "Lady Wood"
4. "True Disaster"
5. "Cool Girl"
6. "Vibes" (featuring Joe Janiak)
7. "Fire Fade (Chapter II)"
8. "Don't Talk About It"
9. "Imaginary Friend"
10. "Keep It Simple"
11. "Flashes"
12. "WTF Love Is"

Bee OK, Saturday, 29 October 2016 01:59 (one year ago) Permalink

what's with the o's?

Bee OK, Saturday, 29 October 2016 02:05 (one year ago) Permalink

Try harder :)

ArchCarrier, Saturday, 29 October 2016 06:09 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

this album is really not that good. i was expecting more but all it really is is throwaway pop.

Bee OK, Thursday, 17 November 2016 01:57 (one year ago) Permalink

I love the second half, particularly "Don't Talk About It" and "Flashes".

art baengels (monotony), Thursday, 17 November 2016 06:10 (one year ago) Permalink

I never tried "lady wood" though I loved the first album a lot; anybody wanna convince me to try it? the lack of buzz here is not heartening.

spotify's image for her tour is kinda porny and i'm getting the impression that's how she's being marketed/is self marketing now?

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Wednesday, 30 November 2016 00:51 (one year ago) Permalink

well yeah look at the album cover

the album is precisely what i imagined it to be: full of serviceable bops, perhaps less fragile than its predecessor yet no less worthy

art baengels (monotony), Wednesday, 30 November 2016 02:37 (one year ago) Permalink

i like that song about staying high all the time

Treeship, Wednesday, 30 November 2016 03:23 (one year ago) Permalink

i made a terrible poll about it

Treeship, Wednesday, 30 November 2016 03:23 (one year ago) Permalink

Her voice seems to have lost all its urgency and energy. There's some great songs here - "True Disaster" especially - but her delivery makes everything seem so monochromatic. It made me think of the Liz Phair self-titled album: it's meant to be pop and it's meant to be sexually empowered and feminist, but it doesn't quite come off.

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 30 November 2016 08:42 (one year ago) Permalink

and I was really sad because the debut was one of my favourites of recent years.

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 30 November 2016 08:42 (one year ago) Permalink

My kids were also sad as they really liked the first album and there's maybe two on this one that they can listen to #pottymouth

groovypanda, Wednesday, 30 November 2016 11:04 (one year ago) Permalink

I mean, the whole point is that there's no urgency and energy. everything sounds monochromatic because it's portraying everything *feeling* monochromatic, but fortunately the current version of What Max Martin Sounds Like works pretty well alongside that, in a dead-eyed '80s way (there are a lot of similarities, sonically and otherwise, to the weeknd album)

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Wednesday, 30 November 2016 15:31 (one year ago) Permalink

I totally get what she's going for! And I really respect that, at the point in her career where she could have really blown up, she chose to make this album and send the message it does. But I wish there was a way that the things I like about the first album - eg the desperation of Habits, the blissful cravings in Not On Drugs - could exist within this.

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 30 November 2016 18:56 (one year ago) Permalink

i love this album, it speaks to me

josh, Thursday, 1 December 2016 20:12 (one year ago) Permalink

tove lo's lyrics are hilarious, she always sounds like she just stepped off the plane from sweden, learned some american slang and wants to awkwardly shoehorn "feels" and "zero fucks" into her lyrics

mountain dooblebob (some dude), Thursday, 1 December 2016 21:57 (one year ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

August 25th. #firefade

— Tove Lo (@ToveLo) August 18, 2017

groovypanda, Friday, 18 August 2017 20:39 (six months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

New single

groovypanda, Friday, 8 September 2017 19:54 (five months ago) Permalink

this is OK.

Bee OK, Saturday, 9 September 2017 01:10 (five months ago) Permalink

This is excellent.

dinnerboat, Tuesday, 12 September 2017 23:39 (five months ago) Permalink

ok so the comparison to Liz Phair upthread was meant to be a criticism but it's kind of blowing parts of the last album wide open for me

sick, fucking funny, and well tasty (katherine), Wednesday, 13 September 2017 18:27 (five months ago) Permalink

in what sense?

I don't mean that sarcy, I genuinely want to find a way into liking this more because I think she's a great *star* and I really admire her forthright sexual politics

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 13 September 2017 20:58 (five months ago) Permalink

this is about 1000 Xs better the second time around.

Bee OK, Thursday, 14 September 2017 01:15 (five months ago) Permalink

Great dang song - like her generally but this seems especially good

bunny slopes, Thursday, 14 September 2017 06:21 (five months ago) Permalink

the blunted affect of the vocals, mostly

sick, fucking funny, and well tasty (katherine), Thursday, 14 September 2017 15:13 (five months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

the new album is my favourite of hers, quite comfortably.

monotony, Monday, 20 November 2017 03:21 (three months ago) Permalink

really good record

J0rdan S., Monday, 20 November 2017 23:49 (three months ago) Permalink

The new one meaning the one that came out on Friday? I liked it on one listen but I got the sense that at least some of it was stuff leftover or that didn't make it onto Lady Wood. maybe this is just a misread on my part. will spend more time with it over the next day or two.

fffv, Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:00 (two months ago) Permalink

i could do without a few of the tracks but otherwise it is very nice!

dyl, Friday, 24 November 2017 16:00 (two months ago) Permalink

also since it doesn't seem to have been mentioned in this thread yet i will say that the song she did with flume, "say it", is one of her best (and is way better than the flume track that actually became a hit)

dyl, Friday, 24 November 2017 16:03 (two months ago) Permalink

Disco Tits is so her best song it's not even funny. i mean jeez..

piscesx, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 22:57 (two months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

disco tits is so good, def up there with best songs this year

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 27 December 2017 01:10 (one month ago) Permalink

it took me a little bit but disco tits rules, definitely my favourite single from her

ufo, Wednesday, 27 December 2017 01:35 (one month ago) Permalink

can anyone link me to a quality version of disco tits (just the audio, not the video) for year end mixing purposes...

kolakube (Ross), Sunday, 31 December 2017 17:22 (one month ago) Permalink

i heard "disco tits" twice on a (dance-formatted) terrestrial station, 'nipples' was backmasked ofc. the first time the dj actually announced it as "disco tits" but i guess that was a no-no b/c the next time they just called it "disco"

dyl, Sunday, 31 December 2017 21:48 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Love her newest record, just seems to hit the right buttons

kolakube (Ross), Saturday, 17 February 2018 15:49 (three days ago) Permalink

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