Is ‘Love, Damini’ Burna Boy’s weakest album in four years? [ REVIEW] | Pulse Facts Only

Is ‘Love, Damini’ Burna Boy’s weakest album in four years? [ REVIEW] | Pulse Facts Only

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yes sir i mean i was hoping to see  potable on the cover of the album whatever giving me shout out to the album what's your think on this album um it's a is going to split opinions for a long time  and that's fine that jesus said like 10 years ago   to breakfast love great art is polarizing if  nobody's if everybody's agreeing with it or   saying great things about it but doesn't mean that  it's good but great art is very polarizing because   everybody has their opinion and the perception  of what it is and what is not um that's the   first thing the second thing is whiskey might  be the greatest status of this generation but   brother boy and olamide are like the hallmark  when it comes to albums in that generation um although whatever side of skyrim is like two eps  and life right and then he embarked on a very very   uncertain run in terms of bodies of work which  the albums were simply not good because he was   not in a good headspace at the time himself  my management wise conduct was characterized   it wasn't a great place and then outside dropped  and everything just like everything changed like   literally just transformed from there um  outside dropped african giants which is like   i think most people are going to argue that  that's magnus opposed except some people who   are good it says for us and still but i think  it's outside um i think outside this is classic   um for now right um so shout out to brother  boy in terms of like darron but darren also   represented his golden run right i was talking  to one of my audience some years ago and he said   there's something like a  golden run for an artist um   it's this is a peerless like not just artists  creatives journalists writers everybody has a   golden rule where you are not second guessing  whatever you're doing and usually that golden   rule is usually part by the idea that what you  are doing in that moment no they go down inspired   by years of mastery right like years of you just  applying your talents your skill everything you've   learned and improving and improving and improving  the way you hit that echelon that's in it you   are just turning things out because you have  earned the confidence to do something necessary   especially when a claim is coming for it when  a claim is coming for you like you have never   gotten before you just keep going and you just  you are so confident that you can't take any risk   anything you touch is good and but the problem  is every golden rule comes and then because one   fans can only enjoy something  for so long they understand   they evolve but they don't want artists  to evolve it's very the very funny thing   um that's one number two a golden era run  for anybody that experience experiences is   really accompanied by success after right  success comes after a golden rule and it's   very difficult to sustain getting success is  easy sustaining success is the hardest thing   they understand like when you are rich when you  have money like the things that we are dreaming   of you are not leaving them it's very difficult  to stay inspired that's just life like bro that is   life people think it's because you got busy no you  didn't get busy you just don't have the same manga   you used to have you have a new type of hunger  now that's why you want you can watch the make he's looking for inspiration in the weirdest  places he's inventing reasons to hit somebody   he literally invented the reason that a guy said  something to him and the guy never said it just   because he wanted to psych himself up that's how  it is when so you have one you have done one three   pins you now want to draw another three piece so  you need something you can't be the same fresh   guy anymore you need something to inspire you so  that's in the case of like artists that's why it's   very hard that's why you see drake running out of  ideas see how big should i drink ran out of ideas   you need to try something new there was nothing  you just revamped um surplus from the take care   views and if you are this is truly  that's basically what clb was   that's basically what it was and maybe no scorpio  was honest it was those three albums so bro that was what i was going to run and this  album is a combination of that golden rod like   it's a product of nago dragon who says that the  golden run gave warner boy a template to work on   that was working on two the success and the things  that bonnabor is thinking about on this album   it's inspired by that go drone because the women  are talking about love that you had everything   was from that run as well because whatever's life  was kind of perfect like he also got invited to   himself that's right um number three there's also  the parts where the album itself right it was um   how do i put this the the the the strategy on the  album was also inspired by that goldenrod because   bonaparte is not just a hydrant anymore like  they can literally see you can see the places   that are restoring netherlands sweden um latin  america new zealand if i'm not wrong like the   strategy it shows you that that scene is backing  us seeing where these the spikes are coming from   so that's that golden runner the success also  inspired so they're also looking at like touring   numbers and streaming not just streaming  auditory numbers as well but you want to go   and talk latin america you want like that's  all the strategies were best buy success he   achieved during his golden rule so that's the  thing about this love diamond is a product of   that golden rule in your view you talked about the  golden run yeah how does this apply to bana boy um   it applies to him because everybody can see  everybody can you can you can feel it almost touch   it and you can feel that if i nonstand stands are  very but you can if you're a non-standard you were   judging this logically it's very difficult  to find a non-standard there will be people   that are going to say man this is the  best time to last four years there'll be   like regular people like you and i who are not  gonna have a stanza or anything like that but   they are going to be the exception of jerome most  people that are going to find are going to say   not really there's something off about this  album that's what what do you think right exactly   right that's it because you are used to a standard  there's a standard that you're used to and   this one is just not there it's not quite like  so i think i gave african giants in 9.4 over time   it was incredible and the reason why the album was  my like 9.8 is because of the song the white giant   future and now that's record but even those  records there you still can't see the trash   because they see where the album is constructed  where those two records don't affect anything like   this the tracklisting on afghan giants is crazy  the sequence is mad those tracks were placed at   the front of the elbow after you have enjoyed like  16 tracks and then after they came spiritual so   immediately you are forgetting about them again  that they are bad it's so beautiful right but   this album is not like it's i can see the strategy  i can see the thought behind it it's not random   right right it's not random it's not like it's  all over the place no but it's just not there   so it shows you that yeah this guy is  not it's darwin has finally come to an   is and it's fine it happens to everybody you can't  be a genius forever as an artist it's not possible   kyrie west is possibly the most influential artist  of this generation sky released i like g no bro   come on oh my my g that was not a great album  jesus was very polarizing as well life of pablo   was very polarizing as well because i can say that  i love those albums but i can see the reasons why   people are saying those albums are going great  you understand it's fine and then all of a sudden   came back with donda so that's what happens with  artists you would go through a go drum in my end   you might be lucky to have it again but that  means you have to go through another 10 000 hours   where you're applying and trying to examine where  you as a person and then use it to create another   body of work that's what it is do you think this  album is biographical um the open track glory um   there's a part where i think this is my story  and my hand this is my like you got if you if   it feels like a manifesto to a biography  but this other biography it's a victory lap   it's a victory lap it's it's kind of celebratory  like it's you can listen to the records on this   album like it's about like it's a product of that  again the product that goes on thematically like   topically the topics is applying or these are for  example science is about a woman it's plenties it's chatting about i'm not sure but not jesus right like you can like brother  boy was not exactly speaking   the language of the streets until he made  killing them and he became like a street   disciple you can do you understand what i'm  saying like it's a product of that thing right   you can also see records like um um the record  with khalid right you can see the thing that   i record was saying you can't it was it was  he was looking back on his own journey with   like um sentiment and nostalgia and it was  kind of it was kind of vain but it was like   wild dreams it journeyed and there was an epilogue  record that says um a good journey starts with a   wild dream like it's it's it's a victory lap  like you can hear and record like kilometer   it's itself it's very braggadocious kilometers it's bragging it's basically  i'm it's been a while it's   taking me a while but i'm here now this album  is like he's talking about nash different size bro and that was the only time we represent  he referenced nash like different points of   development and the record like vanilla is the  ultimate fuckboy on them yes now i saw jim i   saw farsi vanilla and i saw gemini gave big ash  and i said bro vanilla you're done let me follow   jamila bro that's me remember that's the concept  it's a victory i spotted somebody's that's it right so you also noted that  the album is personal yeah i mean yeah i think i think it's bernard's most  personal i really think so i generally think so   life yes um life was kind of personal but so  borrower has a way of speaking from the first   person like it's a really it's a ridiculous  songwriter i think we all know that   he's ridiculous with the pen and his i don't know  what goes on in that guy's mind but he's his mind   like man of a genius when it comes to pain so  he can be speaking from the first person well   he's talking about the third person it's directing  a third person story does that make sense like   no vex for example i mean no  none of his works with mango drew   sometimes he was talking from the first  person that was a thought person's story   right on his album like to party he was talking  about passing but on there was out there it was talking like he was talking about his  perspective was a via society or an abstract   situation it felt like those then let's look  at his last three albums outside african giant   and what is he called and twice a store there  are personal instances of different stories for   example on twitter so yeah the level of where i  was very honest and they said it was throwing up   after i lost the grand transgenic right there were  instances like that there was real life there were   like records but significantly a lot of  that album were determined by the empirical   empirically charged perspectives right but  on this album whatever is kind of vulnerable   do you understand like this is hell opening  track is this is my story talking about his   roots his introduction into the gang life all  of that stuff um on its plenties literally   is literally admitting that i'm not perfect i  can do four nine things and the one thing that   people are going to say like that's personal  he's talking about heartbreak or last last he's talking about he's admitting love he's  talking about his love for nash bro it's it's   it's stuck this album is very stuck it's a it's  you can literally see what everything that boy   is seeing in different places so it's not like um  there's a random thing that he's not talking about and then you can also see perspectives like for  my hand you can see perspective like um crook and   dagger he's telling you that although i can admit  that oh i want to be loved i want to be understood   but you guys if you know if and i mess  up i'll go i'll go crooked on you or you   like that is it i said it's a very  personal body of work i don't know why   people are not saying that like again  and it that also points to the fact that   it's a part of like the victory lap like it has  looked outside literally outside he's becoming   afraid he's got twice a story right but now okay  next thing he's looking inward it's a good idea   to look inward now right and maybe that's  why it's loved i mean because it's personal   because topics on the album are very  personal but the execution is not just   it won't that's it okay what do you think has  distracted you with the music on this album it's number one like i said in the opening part  of this of this episode yeah it's inspired by the   success right so that means it's it's it's it has  to be very strategic number one because it's not   a streaming artist that can potentially make  normal that's why you're about your ward yet   that's why tony braxton was what is he for for  rights bro foreign right that's it because when   braxton knows that this [ __ ] is going to make  you from somebody somehow a lot of money that's   it right and he's also a touring artist right  now which is making a hell of a lot of money i'm   sorry like he's not doing theater shows he's  doing arena shows mostly these days nineteen   thousand sixteen thousand seventy thousand that's  a lot of human beings right um so you got he has   to find so and let's be honest it's a tough job  remember the episode where we talked about like   nigeria since not knowing what works and trying to  do everything it's a tough job right now because   it's also time to for him he's also standing  major and those guys are going to be hunting him   for music that they can make money off right so  it's not easy to balance all those things together   so i understand in a way because it's tough so the  planet of this album for example is when he made   twice a storm right he wanted to win a grammy so  he just alienated them frogs alienated nigeria and   the singles were not we're not heavily marketed  here the singles were not for us particularly   they were for a particular proposal just to win  a grammy and get outside i mean it helped him yes   when the grammy became a grammy baby or everybody  finally respected his artistry based on like   most people can make a decision like that and  actually follow through with it like it was a   comment i think that's the most important moment  in budapest to be honest um it was the ultimate   test of his attack and it came offline it came out  in flying colors um but in this particular going   back to this particular session he turned him into  a torrent artist like people if fan base increased   all of like people outside the country gravitate  towards in caribbean latin latin markets all these   places now it's about cementing the farm business  in those places so you're looking and you also   wanted to retain your own front on this album and  still win the garden right so you're looking at um   it's plenty different size um science vanilla  those are basically americans on this planet   is literally speaking lumber literally it's  plenty the zoom in there under you can literally   hear they have their names it's there right  different size basically a record that was built   this was a record i was building blown up on  tick tock last year and now he's on his album   right um you can see record like science and  then you're seeing records like wild dreams   the record will blast and kelani and  um cluck and dagger urban audiences   khalid's younger audiences and maybe young white  people in a way kelani and blaster american oban   audiences jehovah's european audiences it's bro  popcorn is caribbean audiences j balvin is lasting   pope esheran is white america white european  and white american audiences it's basically   there you can literally see what they are trying  to achieve and then with the grammy thing the gra   this time the grammy perspective is on the nose  it's not you have to look it's in the details of   the seams of the tapestry of the zone like you're  looking at infiltratory little speed black mambazo   grammy serial grabbing winners etchera sierra  grammy winner khalid grammy winner looking at   the topics he's addressing a record like whiskey  a record like common person which follows the same   perspective on new feedbacks and um what's the  mango do like talking about the struggle of the   average nigerian right it's basically there it's  look is is the final track the final 41 seconds of   um cloak and dagger distribution like i literally  hear it just the detail the instrumentation that   the sonics in a way are particular places on  the other to elevate the experience it's basic   all those things i get towards the grammy so to  getting all these things things together is tough   so it's a tough ask but again if you're born a  boy the standard is still there you have to trump   it you had the guy that wanted to win a grammy  you went and made an album to win a grammy and   you actually won the grammy so you started out  with judge bye you can't judge everybody but   that's just life that's it what do you  think are the downsides of this album um first things first it feels like the first thing  i noticed on these albums i don't understand why   they didn't put their wrap on glory the hacker was  screaming for a rapper like i was basically crying   give me a rapper give me a rapper a red cross  or drake i'm not sure i'm sure that's gonna be   a tough thing for bonneville at this point like  that sounds like a record that blue cross could   have made on this trifecta teflon don uh god  forgives i don't and it was this other album   and i can't remember the title the first album the  panda rap teflon like a record produced by justice   league or only major it sounds like a record like  that so a vein track where cross is just going off   talking about gruber cavallis and that culture  bro it should have sat perfectly on that album   perfectly but maybe they were still thinking about  grammys that i don't know if you go pull across   you don't want to offend our  grammy it's very possible right   i'm sure they're smart enough to have  so i've thought about it that's one and   then you're looking at a record record like  it's plenty science different size or more   there's something missing on those records like  maybe production delivery there's something the   most flawless records the the least flawed records  on this album um wild dreams um for my hand um cloak and dagger and common person those are the  but out of all those records only common person   is the one that at least there is a way someone  like people like me listen to music and you can   literally something is missing production-wise  so delivery-wise there's something that you could   have added or removed do you understand you  know from all those records um so jose that's   number one um the other thing that i would like  to point to about this album is juggily and death   secrets should never have made the cause of this  album bro come on bro those records have fillers   and the sad thing about this album is it's  not as it's not as the experience is not as   rewarding as african giants where you can  forget those two workers future white giant   those two records that everybody knows that they  are not super records so it's not that they can't   because you can't overlook them right and on this  album yeah they have more skips than on these   previous hours on on on these two previous albums  they understand so there is there's an obvious um   there's an obvious error somewhere  so and then you're also looking at people are going to say bernard was running  out of ideas it's there's similarities between   twice our store african jam they  have put draft candy into our   store and this all yeah you can literally hear it like the opening track for example twice has  stolen disabled you soon don't listen like my   mother if you remove little smiths from glory  and put them on level up and take you to drop   them on and it's you're basically getting  results right and then the transition from   level up to alarm clock and then glory to  science the smoothness of transition is there   and then the final track the track three  on twitter store is um way too big track   three on this album is club dagger one  listen to the wind book tracks ended tada   are the questions that double track  3d on the album it's not a coincidence   and then it popped tracks that followed both  records bro it's and then the with both albums   ended choir version there's an alternative  feel to how both albums ended even the final   four tracks if you listen to final four tracks  on twitter so final four tracks on this album   the additional you see here is stimulating the  approach and structure with the arrangement and   everything right so that's that's another  thing and then there are parallels like i   said between no feedbacks with the mango drew  and common person they are partners people are   going to say is running out of idea that's fine  but i'm going to say it's also desperate like   name checking people like you name checking  a lot of people on this a lot of people   like he was approaching ajahn um i was approaching  nigerian audiences um meanwhile i i forgot   to mention a very very silly point when i was  talking about him not ignoring the um front um every time he featured somebody on this hour  he was not going into their world commanding   he was coming he was making them come into  his own a channel was singing in a pigeon   right so i was sitting in a  pigeon it's literally there   um uh you can also see the facts where even  when a j horse wrapped in hausa yin yanka right um you're looking at other and even other  times if the if like egypt or singapore was   still singing in his own language not like any  other person you can literally hear so those are   those things are commendable and people are now  going to say oh he's been desperate by speaking   lamborghini's plenties ad-libs and trying to a  tick-tock record for like to put on his album   maybe he's desperate it's fine to be desperate is  that your problem like it's fine it's fine to run   out of ideas that's just being a human being it's  fine right so it's because it's not very easy to   keep doing unique things it's it's very hard um um  so by bona boy standards this album is not great   it's not it's not excellent by standard maybe  not braces it's very exciting to my standards and that's fine because if  you are still not creating an   excellent album i can create a seven over ten hour that's good and we will fall from seven ten nine  nine over ten and the four to four seven over ten   and that's two a right then i still a is maybe not  a plus still maybe a b a b it's fine if you get a   b you are that's one you are good right so it's  not it's not exactly you might we might not have   graduated with distinction maybe like tonight but  still something good with it so but the problem is   because barnabas reached a level on afghanistan  we are going to we're not going to judge him by a   standard because that's just human nature people  are going to say don't compare me to my last   album well we might not compare you but i lost  that one but we can judge you by the last time   because that's just how human beings are wired  even you you are judging yourself by your last   last release that's why there are similarities  between disablements as well do you understand   like you are addressing to the standards that  made you succeed so what are we saying here   if you are like that you want you don't  want audiences to be like that how   so but if another person admitted  someone might have said oh my god   this is so great not because we hate when a boy  but because maybe those people have not hit the   level of african diaspora school so if if this  album might come after african giants yeah the   reactions might not be different might have given  you like eight eight point five over ten eight   point three possibly but because we have seen some  things before your mind is going to be you know do   something different so i think this people are  going to judge it harshly but it's a good option   i need to be fine it's it's generally hits if it  if it markets the records on the home front it's   going to happen and i really hope it gets that  be what is because he's definitely getting up for   it on this um i really hope he does um maybe like  cracks top 20 top 10 that would be very fantastic   with the record here definitely sounds like a  record that could work if the market properly   um another thing that really sticks out on this  album for me is the fact that the the arrangement   wasn't great there was a way after opening four  tracks the this first half of them sort of dragged   did you feel that sort of dragged a bit where  you are skipping setting records it's not a   drag then i've then from the second the second  half was really where the album really took off   so if the arrangement had been better right you  might have had a different um if he wasn't trying   to adhere to the standard software store the  experience might have been better so sometimes   album sequence the opposite squares of an album is  it matters to how an album works this was the same   thing that i said about firebase approved right  firebase apollo is a good album personally i think   is my favorite i to keep facts right now because  my preference i think i prefer to look laughter   sense of those problems but the opening sequence  of the album really took off after track six   i listened and a lot of the tracks in the opening  opening sequence where records are singles that   the reception was quite lukewarm so from track six  to the end the album is banking but by the time   people have already made their minds off because  human beings have short attention spans maybe   not that they're just man but they understand  what they want they don't know what they want   but they know what they like when they hear it do  you understand so the only sequence wasn't great   because they needed something that was going to by  the time the album really starts a lot of people   are getting it up their mind that's the problem  about that so with this album it's the same thing   right people have been skipping records so when  they get to some other records they they will   need they need time to understand oh my god this  is actually a good record i was just the mindset   of dismissing some miracles before this is  probably why i'm going to dismiss this which   is going to be so i think for example while drift  should have come in the opening five tracks five   trackers five um records of the album i  think it should have been the top five   i'm gonna do five records and i think your record  like maybe common person should have come earlier   because then you'd have mixed it up maybe our  perception of juggling might not have been as   damning as it is right now so i really think um  just like those are my thoughts on that's factory

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