Tove Lo (from Stockholm, Sweden)

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Bee OK, Thursday, 2 October 2014 04:50 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

this is pretty underrated imo

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

or it isn't

Johnny Fever, Friday, 14 November 2014 20:52 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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

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

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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

boxedjoy, Saturday, 22 November 2014 00:40 (five years ago) link

Yeah, album is surprisingly solid.

jaymc, Saturday, 22 November 2014 06:25 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

The worst piece of music i have ever heard

saer, Wednesday, 13 May 2015 21:00 (five years ago) link

And I listened to everything in the EOY poll

saer, Wednesday, 13 May 2015 21:01 (five years ago) link

not everything nominated! join me.

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 (five years ago) link

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

some dude, Tuesday, 23 June 2015 22:39 (five years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

nine months pass...

so "cool girl" is super good

j. winters (josh), Wednesday, 17 August 2016 19:24 (three years ago) link

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

mingalaba, Thursday, 18 August 2016 06:53 (three years ago) link

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

j. winters (josh), Thursday, 18 August 2016 13:57 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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

groovypanda, Tuesday, 23 August 2016 19:59 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

we fuck for SPARTAAAAA!

mh 😏, Thursday, 25 August 2016 02:01 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

latest single from lady wood is so good:

josh, Sunday, 16 October 2016 18:49 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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

Bee OK, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 00:39 (three years ago) link

in less than 2 weeks

art baengels (monotony), Tuesday, 18 October 2016 00:47 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

I like this song.

the future is now, Thursday, 20 October 2016 03:59 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

can't find this so will wait.

Bee OK, Saturday, 29 October 2016 01:54 (three years ago) link

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

Bee OK, Saturday, 29 October 2016 01:55 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

what's with the o's?

Bee OK, Saturday, 29 October 2016 02:05 (three years ago) link

Try harder :)

ArchCarrier, Saturday, 29 October 2016 06:09 (three years ago) link

A 30-minute video album!

Bubba H.O.T.A.P.E (ShariVari), Monday, 31 October 2016 20:19 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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

art baengels (monotony), Thursday, 17 November 2016 06:10 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

i like that song about staying high all the time

Treeship, Wednesday, 30 November 2016 03:23 (three years ago) link

i made a terrible poll about it

Treeship, Wednesday, 30 November 2016 03:23 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 30 November 2016 08:42 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

i love this album, it speaks to me

josh, Thursday, 1 December 2016 20:12 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

eight months pass...

August 25th. #firefade

— Tove Lo (@ToveLo) August 18, 2017

groovypanda, Friday, 18 August 2017 20:39 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

New single

groovypanda, Friday, 8 September 2017 19:54 (two years ago) link

this is OK.

Bee OK, Saturday, 9 September 2017 01:10 (two years ago) link

This is excellent.

dinnerboat, Tuesday, 12 September 2017 23:39 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

this is about 1000 Xs better the second time around.

Bee OK, Thursday, 14 September 2017 01:15 (two years ago) link

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

bunny slopes, Thursday, 14 September 2017 06:21 (two years ago) link

the blunted affect of the vocals, mostly

sick, fucking funny, and well tasty (katherine), Thursday, 14 September 2017 15:13 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

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

monotony, Monday, 20 November 2017 03:21 (two years ago) link

really good record

J0rdan S., Monday, 20 November 2017 23:49 (two years ago) link

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 years ago) link

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

dyl, Friday, 24 November 2017 16:00 (two years ago) link

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 years ago) link

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

piscesx, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 22:57 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

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

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 27 December 2017 01:10 (two years ago) link

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

ufo, Wednesday, 27 December 2017 01:35 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

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

kolakube (Ross), Saturday, 17 February 2018 15:49 (two years ago) link

six months pass...

Last record is such a weird journey. How many records one two punch like that and go super low key, almost like the intro is a red herring

Ross, Friday, 14 September 2018 15:23 (one year ago) link

eight months pass...

New single coming on Friday and album later this year

Guys. Meet #SunshineKitty. She’s a little freaky.

Pre-Save #GladHesGone -

— Tove Lo (@ToveLo) May 28, 2019

groovypanda, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 19:33 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

This collab w/ Kylie for her upcoming record is a dream come true:

winters (josh), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 01:03 (eleven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

new album’s great

flopson, Saturday, 28 September 2019 07:50 (ten months ago) link

where my tove hoes at

flopson, Saturday, 28 September 2019 21:35 (ten months ago) link

Never no tears for that sucker
Only one dick, that's a bummer
Dancing all night, get guys' numbers

this one's a hit imo

flopson, Sunday, 29 September 2019 23:32 (ten months ago) link

i love that song too but find the lyrics excruciating

sean gramophone, Monday, 30 September 2019 00:34 (ten months ago) link

where my tove hoes at

― flopson, Saturday, September 28, 2019 2:35 PM (two days ago) bookmarkflaglink

Oh hey!

winters (josh), Monday, 30 September 2019 19:56 (ten months ago) link

i love that song too but find the lyrics excruciating

― sean gramophone, Sunday, September 29, 2019 8:34 PM (four days ago) bookmarkflaglink

i love the lyrics but a big fan of the juxtaposition of awkward scando english phrasing and lurid queer slutpositivity in her music. also i first misheard that one line as ‘only one dick that’s obama’ and it still makes me giggle each time

flopson, Friday, 4 October 2019 01:26 (ten months ago) link

man…really feelin' "really don't like you"…too bad she (evidently) couldn't afford to do a real video with Kylie…

veronica moser, Saturday, 12 October 2019 20:05 (ten months ago) link

veronica moser, Saturday, 12 October 2019 20:06 (ten months ago) link

three weeks pass...

this is so much better than the last two albums it's unreal

boxedjoy, Monday, 4 November 2019 09:06 (nine months ago) link

two months pass...

New song: "Bikini Porn"

I am becoming obsessed with her

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Friday, 17 January 2020 20:54 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

I went to see her last night and it was really excellent. I had heard a few things about her voice not being up to task but she sounded absolutely fine to me and the energy was unreal. I also should concede that I was wrong upthread about Lady Wood - it's still my least favourite of her albums but revisiting it and it's not the dud I seemed to think it was.

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 13:15 (five months ago) link

also the show was sold out and she seems to have a super-loyal fanbase of queer teenagers which, personally avoiding Twitter and Instagram, I had totally missed? I mean "pop music is popular with young people" is hardly a surprise but even at the back of the crowd where we were you could see everyone - and I mean everyone - mouthing along to every single lyric. There were a lot of queer couples being openly affectionate and it was wonderful as a guy in his thirties to see young people being so casual and unashamed about holding hands and kissing their partners, it is so far removed from when I was 18 and I would have been terrified to even hold someone's hand in public. I love that her music and her lyrics have helped carve out this idea of pop music as a safe space.

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 13:20 (five months ago) link

(I mean, obviously, pop music in the past decade has embraced LGBT values/fandom etc, its not exclusive to Tove Lo and she's not even really at the forefront of it or anything, but having her be able to sing a song like "Bad As The Boys" and it be no big deal is just really cheering to me)

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 13:22 (five months ago) link

man, yr making me feel bad that I couldn't make it to her shows at Brooklyn steel last month… I really would like to hear her songs really loud with her present in a room full of people who love her… I think she's going to around for the long haul…

veronica moser, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 13:40 (five months ago) link

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