The Last of the First Act

For Lvsa, no matter what happens.
Likely, I am breaking many copyright laws
As well as other laws.

Signed in blood,
Daniel Triumph.

P.S.:
This was written around a month ago, and is thus no longer reality, but fiction.

“My life ended
And I missed it.” – dan…

The cause of my affliction
Can never be resolved
A case for self infliction
Whose sin can’t be dissolved
Your body’s empty now,
As I hold you—now gone I miss you,
But I TOLD you—

All within my hands
Love to death,
I LOVED YOU TO DETH
smack you ’round and round and
Choking is my fetish
All within my hands
Beware

Love is control
I’ll die if I let go
Give me one good reason
Why this has to be
That’s all I’m asking for
Don’t say that it’s over

Let it go
LET ME GO

Just then the walls opened, just as they promised not to flee
Their plans were turned around and
ALL THE LITTLE CUTS WILL BLEED

Fuck it all and no regrets
I hit the lights on these dark sets
I need a voice to let myself
To let myself go free
Fuck it all and fuckin’ no regrets
I hit the lights on these dark steps
Medallion noose, I hang myself
Saint Anger ’round my neck

And I choke… on the cross
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“Daaaan”’s Epic list of Albums

These are my favourite albums, off the top of my head. I listen to a small list of great bands and that’s it. Obviously, this list was made for a girl.

Best

  1. Crucible (Halford) [a favourite]
  2. Falling Up (Falling Up)
  3. Youthanasia (Megadeth) [thinking of you]
  4. Screaming for Vengeance (Judas Priest)
  5. Super Collider (Megadeth) [The haters can get over it. You are my track #2]
  6. Crashings (Falling Up) [My heart, it hurts, cause it, never catches its breath!]
  7. United Abominations (Megadeth)
  8. The World Needs a Hero (Megadeth)
  9. Killing is my Business…and Business is Good (Megadeth)
  10. Painkiller (Judas Priest)
  11. Turbo (Judas Priest) [I’m your Turbo Lover!]
  12. Invincible (Michael Jackson)
  13. Your Sparkling Death Cometh (Falling Up)
  14. Reminiscence (Far From Reality)
  15. Risk (Megadeth) [See Super Collider.]
  16. Unfold (Almah)
  17. Glory (Britney Spears)
  18. Hours (Falling Up)
  19. Ram it Down (Judas Priest) [Got me through some hard times]
  20. Firepower (Judas Priest)
  21. House Full of Caverns (Falling Up) [Possibly the best instrumental album ever]

Gr8

  1. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (Smashing Pumpkins)
  2. Dangerous (Michael Jackson)
  3. St. Anger (Metallica) [You give me STANGER. And I want my anger to be healthy!]
  4. Defenders of the Faith (Judas Priest)
  5. Sad Wings of Destiny (Judas Priest)
  6. The Human Paradox (Fractal Cypher)
  7. Crooked Teeth (Papa Roach)
  8. Captiva (Falling Up)
  9. Dystopia (Megadeth)
  10. Fangs! (Falling Up)
  11. Countdown to Extinction (Megadeth)
  12. F.E.A.R. (Papa Roach)
  13. Redeemer of Souls (Judas Priest)
  14. Adore (Smashing Pumpkins)
  15. Rust in Peace (Megadeth)
  16. Dawn Escapes (Falling Up)
  17. Sin After Sin (Judas Priest)

Normal Great

  1. The Connection (Papa Roach)
  2. Restart (Newsboys)
  3. British Steel (Judas Priest)
  4. Warrior (Kesha)
  5. Demolition (Judas Priest)
  6. Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying? (Megadeth)
  7. Midnight on Earthship (Falling Up)
  8. Stained Class (Judas Priest)
  9. The Black Market (Rise Against)
  10. The Paramour Sessions (Papa Roach) [Time is running out!]

Pretty Good

  1. Stained Class (Judas Priest)
  2. Satellite (P.O.D.)
  3. Cannibal (Kesha)
  4. Femme Fatale (Britney Spears)
  5. Clarity (Zedd)
  6. True Colors (Zedd)
  7. Blackout (Britney Spears)
  8. Scripted (Icon for Hire)
  9. Halcyon Days (Ellie Goulding)
  10. Endgame (Megadeth)
  11. E.V.O. (Almah)
  12. So far So Good… So What? (Megadeth)
  13. Dark Adrenaline (Lacuna Coil)
  14. Resurrection (Halford)
  15. No More Hell to Pay (Stryper)
  16. Endgame (Rise Against)
  17. Jugulator (Judas Priest)

Good

  1. Liberman (Vanessa Carlton)
  2. Fallen (Stryper)
  3. Mnemos (Falling Up)
  4. Cryptic Writings (Megadeth)
  5. Nostradamus (Judas Priest)
  6. Th1rt3en (Megadeth)
  7. Angel of Retribution (Judas Priest)
  8. Rainbow (Kesha)
  9. Baptism of Fire (Glenn Tipton)
  10. Winter Songs (Halford) [Metal Christmas!]
  11. Point of Entry (Judas Priest)
  12. Bright Lights (Ellie Goulding)
  13. Dawn of the Brave (Van Canto)

Daniel Triumph.

Other Stuff

One of my earliest video games

The First of Many

After my previous “avant-garde” poetic endeavour, I figured I’d share another one. This is, of course, dedicated to the person I wrote it for.

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“I feel it only necessary to preface a work such as this with a quote.” – [Name Removed]

[Waves] [Close our eyes and count slow,] (Falling Up) (Falling Up)
[In this moment things are getting dangerous.
Oh no.
I can’t find my way.
All these things that left me in their waiting.
—I keep shaking], [feel the wounds (Falling Up)
Hold my hands cradling all the souls] (Falling Up)
But [your body’s empty now,
As I hold you—now gone I miss you,
But I TOLD you—
I remember the bad times,
More than the good.] (Megadeth)
There’s a short list
Of things “I should!”
[I loved you to Death…
I loved you to DETH!] (Megadeth)

[They’re {running} away,
Stirring up dust in the line,
{She} found a place with none of us.
But the words that she said sounded peculiar and strained
Like she couldn’t believe the words that] (Falling Up)
Came from her lips, She said,
“[You’re on you own now, dressed in armour.
If you run faster, you’ll forget.] (Falling Up)
WHY ARE WE YELLING?”
[And now I owe,
I owe the voices in my head,
They said, “were these things miracles?”
Oh-Uaoh, my heart beats like a helicopter.] (Falling Up)
[*Electric noise*
So you want deliverance that {fif}teen years couldn’t bring,
Or you want to bury all the evidence so far down.
All your dreams are always coming true
Either way you still find you take a life
You TAKE A LIFE, OUA– –AOH!] (Falling up)

[Now my heart is shaking and terrified,
But some how you might rescue me.] (Falling Up)
[But you will break your back fighting,
Before you let them break your pride.] (Megadeth)
[Only yesterday
they told me you were gone.
All these normal people,
will I find another one?

I said I need you, does that make me wrong?
Am I a weak man, are you feeling strong?
My heart was blackened, it’s bloody red
A hole in my heart, a hole in my ––––!
I forgot you said,
“ONE DAY YOU’LL WALK ALONE…”
— —
Who will help me up?
Where’s the helping hand?
Will you turn on me?
Is this my final stand?] (Megadeth)

[Turn the handle to the shadowlands,
Legs will break like shattering glass] (Falling Up)
Asking my
[First mistake—
last mistake.
Next mistake,
no more mistakes!] (Megadeth)
[INSOMNI-OMNI-OMNI-IA
—My swollen bloodshot eyes!
INSOMNI-OMNI-OMNI-IA
I’ll do anything for peace – I keep waking up
a solemn oath I make
cross my heart please let me sleep…] (Megadeth)

My swollen, bloodlet eyes!
Sees visions in the skies
[INSOMNI-OMNI-OMNI-IA] (Megadeth)
I have the map, the key and,
I [can see the future.] (Falling Up)
An outstretched hand,
Leave in my sutures.
I pray, if it Please you.

[No lost memories,
they’re just a dream, a fantasy;
in agony, lost family,
and lost for a dream.
Gone now! Yet I’m full of hate] (Fractal Cypher)

[In this world that I created,
I’m intoxicated.] (Lacuna Coil)

[THIS WAS MY LIFE,
THIS WAS MY FATE—] (Megadeth)

[I’ll probably end up in flames
Before the end of the night] (Icon for Hire)
[—A visionary that made it.] (Zedd feat. Logic)

[I like the way that I make you itch
And all the reasons I give you to bitch] (Megadeth)
[I swear we’ll flood your city,
No choice it’s what you’re getting.] (Falling Up)
[Come on take my hand and follow,
Open virgin eyes to see,] (Anarchy Club)
[I like the way that you let me in
The way you look
when the walls cave in.] (Megadeth)

[Don’t play the hero,
There is no past there is no future.] (Fractal Cypher)
[Attack the church dynamic, attack the family
Keep the public undisciplined till nothing left is sacred] (Megadeth)
[COWARDS ARE UNHOLY
PARASITES THAT HIDE] (Halford)
[This open wound will kill us all.] (Fractal Cypher)
[—But strength is born from weakness,
And this is where I fall.
I step up to the enemy
And rise from where I crawled.] (Halford)

[This could be all the heaven you need
Life can be wicked, mean and cold
Could this be the end of your living terror?
Come with me, and I’ll train your soul …
Just one thing that I want you to know] (Megadeth)
You can leave, am I a fallen fool?
Come with me, you’ll know what it’s for,
Soon enough—*chokes*

[You’ll never see, a ray of daylight,
So far in debt, you’re struggling to survive—] (Megadeth)
[God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him]; (Nietzsche)
[WHIP THE BACK, OF YOUR MESSIAH, YOUR PEACE KILLS BY DEATH.] (Halford)
[What water is there for us to clean ourselves?] (Nietzsche)
[Detonate the human bomb, hands are all awash in blood.] (Halford)
[…who will wipe this blood off us? …Must we ourselves not become
gods simply to appear worthy of it?] (Nietzsche)
[Upon my podium, as the / Know it all scholar
Down in my seat of judgement / Gavel’s bang, uphold the law
Up on my soapbox, a leader / Out to change the world
Down in my pulpit as the holier- / than-thou-could-be-messenger of God!
… Holy Wars.] (Megadeth)
[Carnage of the scriptures, Slaughter of the lamb.
Break the neck of the white dove, Rundown by the tracks of blood.] (Halford)

[I am, I am really afraid,] (Falling Up)
[Because I don’t say it,
don’t mean I ain’t Thinkin’ it,] (Megadeth)
[But maybe it’s meant to be this way, {rough},
‘Cause we are the young in love.
I am, I am really afraid,
But I am your protector!
You kno-ow,
You’ll be never alone again…] (Falling Up)
[Father, Healer, Deliver me from broken love.
Stay here, Closer, Let me hear your voice of love.
Saviour, Redeemer, Bring me to this place of peace.] (Falling Up)
[The human charioteer drives his in a pair;
and one horse is noble and of noble breed,] (Plato)
[Jesus, garden,] (Falling Up)
[and the other is ignoble and of ignoble;
The driving of them of necessarily
gives the human a great deal of trouble.] (Plato)
[My broken heart is so in need.] (Falling Up)

[Can you hear my calling?] (Fractal Cypher)
[Lost in a room of mirrors,
There’s only one way out.] (Halford)
[Down on the streets below
Bright city lights would glow
The energy would rise
And through the heat I’d gaze
Still counting empty days
With fire in my eyes] (Judas Priest)

[And I don’t know where I’m going
But I know it’s going to be a long time] (Ellie Goulding)
[I like the way that your stomach knots] (Megadeth)
[You didn’t go to heaven, You’re down in hell with me.] (Megadeth)
[Pearls of wisdom hit the floor, There’s nothing you can do.] (Megadeth)
[But don’t say a word.] (Ellie Goulding)

[In some magnetic trance
Our beating hearts would dance
And crash down from afar.
Oh how strange fate is.
Never dreamed of this,
Fever—You set my soul on fire,
Fever—You fill me with desire,] (Judas Priest)
Fever—[I’m more alive I’ve ever been] (Ellie Goulding)
FEVER—[I WANNA BE THE KING!] (Megadeth)
[—So now I give you all my sin

I’ve chosen you; I’ve chosen you—
But don’t say a word.
And if I save us, and I fall down
I will leave your words behind now.] (Ellie Goulding)
[If you never, held me under,
If you never] [lost your dream (Ellie Goulding)
Why are we marching
In perfect harmony?
‘Cause you carry the burden,
Lost in this nightmare.] (Far From Reality)
[A storm is coming, get ready] (Megadeth)
You hesitate, I don’t care
Here I am, for I have come—
[Louder than an atom bomb {and}
Brighter than a thousand suns!] (Judas Priest)

So [Like a good old-fashioned beating
Within inches of your life;] (Megadeth)
[All the little cuts will bleed!] (Falling Up)
And [Don’t ask anyone for help,
They won’t know what to do,] (Megadeth)
[Every day, passing by,
seems closer than yesterday] (Far From Reality)
[The quickest way to end the war
Is lose.] [You never hear my thunder.] (Megadeth) (Ellie Goulding)

[Goodness Gracious, I can’t seem to stop] (Ellie Goulding)
[I could almost be the ghost of myself] (Fractal Cypher)
[And there is a law of Destiny,
that the soul which attains any vision of truth
in company with a god
is preserved from harm until the next period,] when (Plato)
[I have returned, armed with pages of text,
Till I saw a clear way to die] (Far From Reality)
[With mankind resurrected
Forever to survive
Returns from Armageddon to the sk{y}] (Judas Priest)

[—You better learn to dance in the rain,
Instead of wait for the sun,] (Megadeth)
[Spread your wings and take flight over the hills,] (Almah)
[Flying high on rapture
Stronger free and brave] (Judas Priest)
[Now walk the earth!] (Falling Up)

Life ends when we feel no pain—
—Until then, we strive—
Choked that the beginning—
[You exhaust me in the most beautiful way.
You inspire me at my most terrific
And at my most degenerate.] (To be Continued)
[Now I know that I’m alive,
All the loneliness is filled
By you, inside] (Falling Up)
(Stay) Listen to
All my dreams, love that lasts, pain that heals
And take, take your time
But move so fast, ’cause hearts move on—
This ti-i-i-ime it means something
(Dreams will fall, love will spill)
This ti-i-i-ime it means—
*guitar bridge*
THIS TIME.] (Falling Up)

[Seems this house is bursting at the seams.
Oh no.
Is it fine to say I’m ready to believe?
Stay here,
Closer.] (Falling Up)
[My life is everything
That feeds my thirst
That causes sin
My wants are all I care
No shame and guilt,
there’s nothing there] (Megadeth)
[My heart, it hurts, ‘Cause it never catches its breath
—I’m still staying when I should have left
Come to where the waters meet the shore—I’ll be there
And I will stay, leaving you] (Falling Up)
[Flashing sharp, don’t be afraid,] (Falling Up)
[In this moment things are getting dangerous,] (Falling Up)
[Against your heart; don’t be afraid!] (Falling Up)

[The names of the artists were added later, to prove plagiarisms.
– Alexandre Jutt]

 

Table of Contents

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding used to be one of my two “current” artists. (For those who don’t know, I generally only get really into two bands or artists at once. It used to be Ellie Goulding and Rise Against in my mid teenage years.) That’s because Ellie used to be a good artist. Actually, she might still be a good artist, but she seems to want to hide her talent.

Delirium

Delirium (2015)

What do I mean? Well, consider her new album, appropriately named Delirium. It sold about one-quarter what her previous album, Halcyon did in its first year.

I’m going to tell you why, so don’t worry.

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The King of Pop

See, Ellie decided to take a different route with her music this time. She decided to let her writers do more of the work. I can’t seem to find the quote, and it’s been removed from Wikipedia. But this is the problem with the album. It’s only a fraction of Ellie Goulding. It feels about as shallow as a Calvin Harris album, really.

Having writers isn’t a bad thing. The number one artist of all time had writers too. Michael Jackson really only came up with beats, chorus, hooks, and a lot of the verses. Yeah, he did a lot of the work, and the writers just built on it.

I think Ellie Goulding used to be the same way, she had writers for her first two albums and things were fine.

So, let’s dive right in to Delirium.

Delirium is a long album, sixteen tracks, and then more if you get the Deluxe version. I’ve listened to it all, many times. I actually liked this album a lot for about a month. Then, I put it down, and never returned to it.

Delirium neither brings anything new to the pop table, nor does it do anything that’s already been done particularly well. There are a few good tracks though. Namely:

  • Aftertaste
  • Something in the Way You Move
  • Lost and Found
  • Devotion
  • Paradise

That’s a clean 5/21. I’ll give her some runner-ups for good measure, Keep On Dancin’, Around U, We Can’t Move to This, Holding On For Life, I Do What I Love, and Outside, even though it’s not new to this album and is really Calvin Harris’s song.

So, 11/21. 52%. The thing is, Goulding could have cut the fat, axed the ten or so weak entries and left with a strong eleven song album. But instead, we get a lot of bloat that sounds like everything else we’ve been listening out of the top 40 for the last half decade.

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A Heavy Metal Classic

Let’s start at the beginning with Delirium into Aftertaste. I think starting an album with a cool intro track is awesome. Judas Priest’s Screaming for Vengeance did it, Icon for Hire’s Scripted did it, and so did Halford’s Crucible.

Actually, I’ve never seen a non-rock album with a short intro track, so props to Ellie. It’s actually great for the album listener like myself. If I’m feeling it, I can let it play, but if I just want to get to the music, I can skip forward to Aftertaste.

Aftertaste is a great song actually comparing a break up to an after taste. Something in the Way You Move was actually a single, and it keeps with Ellie’s habit of writing positive sounding songs that are both not at all positive in nature, and also a bit cryptic. Lost and Found follows up too, sounding almost like a song right out of her first album, just a little tune up. Paradise is a very calm and mature sounding song, that also contains a lot of strife.

In fact, give me a second. Ten. Ten of her songs are about break ups. That’s probably why I got so bored with it, she just sings about the same thing over and over! The Greatest and Army are basically the same song!

But before I dive into the bad, we’ll talk about Devotion. Again, Ellie does what she proves she’s good at with Lights. She combines folk and electronic, opening with an acoustic intro. Devotion is a mystical, light and engrossing song. It seems to have been written in the same vein as Beating Heart, my favourite Ellie Goulding song. This album is almost worth buying just for this track. Almost.

I now will explain exactly why Delirium is the only Ellie Goulding album I don’t own.

Plain and simple, Delirium is shallow. There’s no heart in it, aside from three or four tracks. It’s a little better than the empty albums that Calvin Harris pumps out, but it still feels very surface level. Not once does Ellie touch on an interesting or unique topic. Consider the unique track, The Writer, or even Human from Bright Lights. Or even the brooding and wrathful Don’t Say a Word from Halcyon. I hadn’t heard anything like it before! But more on those after.

Delirium is like most cheap pop. It’s front loaded, you get the initial thrill but then are quickly left bored, and maybe a little regretful. Or, in my case, disappointed. With Delirium, Ellie Goulding intentionally went for a pure pop album complete with writers, and sold her soul to capitalism.

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See, that’s really what bugs me about Ellie. She’s always been a little bit vain. I hope that the hundreds of thousands of lost sales is a wake-up call, because I used to like her music.

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Why don’t we explore her previous albums for a bit?

Lights

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Ellie’s First Album (and the deluxe edition)

I first encountered Ellie Goulding in a Battlefield 3 YouTube video by Birgirpall. I can’t find it anymore, but the song itself was a Drum and Bass remix of Starry Eyed. I loved it. I found it, ripped it and listened to it over and over on my Walkman mp3 player.

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Then, I delved deeper into the artist, this Ellie Goulding. It wasn’t long before I owned Lights, but I had already listened to all of her songs. Where were the rest of them? So, I had to return to the CD store and pick up Bright Lights too.

During this time, Ellie was trying to play herself off as some generic folk or indie pop artist. Really, she’s neither. I’m sure it was some sort of producer thing.

This album is very consistent. There were very few songs that I didn’t like, but also very few that I really loved. Of course I loved my first encounter’s original version, Starry Eyed, but there were more too. In fact, Starry Eyed wasn’t even my favourite track. Here’s a list of the cream of the crop from Bright Lights.

  • Starry Eyed
  • Under the Sheets
  • Lights (of course)
  • Little Dreams
  • Home
  • Animal
  • Believe Me

To make my point here, compare:

Fight fires in your best clothes,
Touch skin with your eyes closed
Chase thunder with the volume down
Pack a suitcase, wander to the next town

With

But tonight I’m gonna lose it all
Playing with fire, I was the first to fall
Heart is sinking like a cannonball
Baby kill it, what’re you waiting for?

Can you guess which song is from which album? The first is I’ll Hold My Breath from Lights, and the second, Something in the Way You Move from Delirium. Both definitely read like Ellie Goulding, but one actually feels like a work of art.

Finally, I’ll talk of my favourite track. Even now, about four years later, this song still rings feverishly in my ears. Rolling bass, and a frantic intro played on strings makes it clear, this song is a little off. It’s a real experience, listening to it, and I used to do it on repeat. “So will take away my feeling, I will be an Animal.”

As you can see, the list of good tracks is far longer than Delirium. Better yet, there were only a couple that I actually disliked! I got bored of Guns and Horses and the Writer and I Wish I Stayed were a little too wispy for me. That leaves 14/17. That’s 82% of the album that was great!

Halcyon

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Ellie Goulding’s Second Album (and the deluxe edition)
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Is that a real article of clothing under her coat? What is it called?

Now, Ellie Goulding has hit her teenage angst phase. At the age of twenty-five. She’s dressing in leather and showing off her body! Oh my! No longer is Ellie playing the innocent folk girl, but it seems she’s pushed a little too far the other way.

 

Goulding was likely still struggling with her image. It’s not bad, she’s only on her second album, right? I mean, it took Judas Priest six years and five albums to discover that leather and studs were the way to go. (Although to great effect, they’re hailed as the first rock band to use the leather look.)

Looks aside, the album is also pretty edgy. It’s a dark and moody album, and it seems that Goulding has dug really deep into herself. Many of the tracks are striking and personal. I actually feel cold listening to it.

From the original version, I really only liked the opening track, but I also didn’t mind My Blood, Halcyon, Figure 8, and Atlantis. The real fun begins with the Deluxe album. Halcyon Days must have been made little while later. The music all fits, but it feels like it’s coming from a different, more positive place.

If you’re going to get Halcyon, get the deluxe Halcyon Days. Here’s what I liked!

Disc 1

  • Don’t Say a Word
  • Explosions
  • Ritual
  • In My City
  • Without Your Love

Disc 2

 

  • blogstuffGoodness Gracious (It’s so cheesy, but I love it)
  • You My Everything (Grammar my everything, but I’ll give it a pass.)
  • Stay Awake
  • Flashlight

Quite a good collection, only two of which are on the original. So, 14/23, or 61%. Hmm. Well, I do admit that this album wasn’t really my cup of tea, although these numbers do bode poorly for the next album. I’m sure other’s liked more than two of the original tracks. Watch, let’s cut out the originals out of the calculation, including the two I enjoyed. Also, note that I cut the covers and alternate versions. 8/10, or 80%. See, that’s pretty good.

It was these bonus tracks that excited me for her third album. The smash hits from disc all had a couple extra writers on them. I thought, hey! If her next album is like these three tracks, it’ll be amazing! I thought that these newer songs were like a preview of what was coming. And I was dead wrong.

So, Ritual, In My City, and Without Your Love are three very different songs with two things in common. First, they are clearly Ellie’s work. Second, they sound amazing. In My City is wistful and dreamy, and the mystical drums in Without Your Love take me to a whole other place.

I promised to get to Don’t Say a Word, and so here we go. The song is still my definitive new sound system bass test, alongside Between the Hammer and the Anvil. If I can’t feel the rolling base, or hear the depth of it all, it’s not good enough! Don’t Say a Word does one of my favourite things. It has a slow brooding intro that rewards the patient listener with a thunderous, layered climax. It took me a few listens to realize just how many layers this piece has! Check it out if you haven’t.

Finally, three of these songs, You My Everything, Stay Awake, and Flashlight, are clearly Drum and Bass. Ellie has an amazing voice for DnB and other electronic music. I mean, just listen to Outside by Calvin Harris, or even better Fall into the Sky by Zedd! Honestly, I think her next album should be a little more electronic. Take some tips from Zedd haha.

And So,

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It seems that Ellie Goulding has been steadily dropping in quality. Also, she appears to have abandoned shirts, so she might still be in the teenager stage.

Summary

  • Lights      – 82%
  • Halcyon  – 61%
  • Delirium – 52%

Now, that’s just a measure of how much of the album’s tracks were really good. Personally, I think that despite disliking a majority of Halcyon, it was her best album. It felt like we had a clear window into Ellie Goudling and her emotions, whereas with Lights it was sort of an act, and Delirium, it was sort of not really Ellie Goulding.

I hope you enjoyed this, we’ll have to do it again some time.

Looks like she went on a writing and dating hiatus. Most artists love their art and tend to avoid breaks. Not sure what to think of her nowadays, really.

Also, expect a lot more music content on the blog. Music is my primary source of literary inspiration, it’s about time it made it to my blog.

Daniel Triumph.

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Bonus Round

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Ellie Goulding’s Official Logo

What I am about to reveal may shock you.

Ellie Goulding is also a proud member of the Illuminati. In fact, I’ve gotten inside information from the Quibbler that the Illuminati aren’t too happy with how much she talks about triangles.

Don’t believe me? Check out this excerpt from one of her earlier works, the song I Wish I Stayed (no doubt talking about staying at one of the lavish cult hideouts.)

Why can’t we speak another language, one we all agree on?

This opening line is clearly talking about the “one language, one currency” New World Order! Appalling! But wait, there’s more.

Patterns all arranged in my background
It’s pillars and posts keeping this country on form

Patterns in her background? Surely her parents were Illuminati too. They believe that they are the pillars keeping the country on form. Maybe they are and we are none the wiser?

Letters were all sent with no addresses so that people can’t discover
We’re always undercover

Do I even have to explain this?

Ellie Goulding also covered a song called Tessallatem further proving her love for the enigmatic triangles.

Triangles are my favorite shape
Three points where two lines meet

Unbelievable.

What do you think? Is Ellie Goulding part of the Illuminati? Perhaps the Masons? Or maybe you just think she’s just obsessed with three sided shapes?