Track-By-Track Album Review Of "Memories…Do Not Open"

Track-By-Track Album Review Of "Memories…Do Not Open"

The Chainsmokers album is officially out and it's a hit.
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Are you thinking about buying The Chainsmokers's album "Memories… Do Not Open?" Well, don't think about it anymore and buy it because it is full of hits. This album is The Chainsmokers's first official album and it is a banger, released on April 7th. The Chainsmokers have had many of their songs played on the radio and many of them have been on charts. They even won a Grammy for their song "Don't Let Me Down," and they're going to win another because of this album. Just like many of their other songs, this album is full of songs about relationships and living in the moment. Every song on this album is very relatable and are party anthems. You might as well buy the album now cause you're going to be buying it sooner or later.

1. "The One"

This is a solo with background vocals from Emily Warren, but what's different about this song is that it's a ballad. This song is about being in a relationship with a selfish partner that only really cares about himself and the person that's with them is scared to end the relationship. In the first verse of the song Andrew sings, “I won't make it to your party/Got caught up in my own selfishness,” which basically sets the scene for the song and the meaning of the song, it is also my favorite lyric from the song.

2. "Break Up Every Night"

This is an upbeat alternative song that at the same time keeps the same sound they have in their other songs, with a complete solo from Andrew (I don’t know why they haven’t really done solos before because they are fire). This song makes you want to run in place shaking your head from side to side with its indie rock roots. "Break Up Every Night" is about a crazy relationship with a person that doesn't really have feelings for the other person and just wants to have sex at the end of each day. The other person lets it happen knowing their partner doesn’t really care about them. My favorite lyrics are: “She wants to break up every night/Don't wanna wait until she finally decides to feel it/She wants to break up every night then tries to fuck me back to life.”

3. "Bloodstream"

This is a more mellow song telling the story of a person who feels like they are being misunderstood. People are very disappointed in them to the point that they don't believe anyone could be worse than them. This person is experiencing everything that is bad about life and has really bad luck so they are very frustrated, but they overcome that and accept who they are. My favorite lyrics are: “I gave up three times this week/Went through those feelings/Like I wasn't worth nothing.”

4. "Don’t Say"

This is the first feature on the album and it goes back to their original dance, electronic, and pop sound with vocals from Emily Warren. I would have to say that this is one of my top five favorite songs from the album because this song is telling is my story. The song is about a relationship between two people and one of them is always using excuses for their mistakes, so the other person gets really fed up and is over the relationship. When the relationship ends, the person that is fed up just kinds of laughs because the other person is yet again using excuses about being human and having the same temptations rather than just admitting that their mistakes are their mistakes. My favorite lyrics are: “Don't say, don't say you're human/Don't say, don't say it's not your fault/I won't take the bait or these excuses that you're using.”

5. "Something Like This"

Their second single off their album featuring Coldplay, and it is amazing. It starts with some kind of guitar string and piano, Chris Martin comes in with his wonderful voice, and then the guitar drops out so only the piano is playing. Chris Martin sings and the song climbs up to a beat drop, which, when it happens, is the most wonderful thing ever. To me, the meaning of this song is about a relationship where the guy tries to be the girl's superhero. The girl doesn't want a superhero as a boyfriend, she just wants someone who she can kiss and who can hold her. My favorite lyrics from this song are: “I'm not looking for somebody with some superhuman gifts some superhero some fairytale bliss/Just something I can turn to somebody I can kiss.”

6. "My Type"

Another feature, and another song with beautiful vocals from Emily Warren. The meaning of this song is one of my favorites; the toxic relationship you can't leave because you’ve fallen in love with a person who isn’t good for you, but you can't help it because we don't pick and choose who we fall in love with. The drop to this song is a little more calming than the huge beat drops that make you want to jump all over the place, but I think that is because this song has an important meaning. Everyone knows you don't choose who you fall in love with, yet people will still tell you that the person you are with is not worth your time. Who cares if you love them? You would rather be with a person that is bad for you who you love rather than walk around everyday life loving that person but not being with them. My favorite lyrics are: “No, you're not the one, but you're all I want, yeah/People say I'll get hurt, I don't know what they're so afraid of.”

7. "It Won’t Kill Ya"

You guessed it, this song is another feature, but the vocals are from Louane, a French singer whose vocals really capture the song. In this song, they use the phrase “Mon amour” which is French for “My Love.” The beat drop to this song has to be one of my favorites. It has a lot of bass and some hip hop roots. This song reflects living in the moment rather than the struggles of being in a relationship like the other songs on this album. In this song, Louane sings about seeing an attractive person from across the room, but she can’t go over there and talk to them because she doesn’t have the courage to so she keeps trying to get the courage and to go and dance with them all night. My favorite lyrics are: “I know as the night goes on you might end up with someone so why do I bite my tongue?”

8. "Paris"

This was their first single off of the album, and it doesn't have a featuring artist which means that this song is a solo; Andrew is singing by himself with some background vocals from Emily Warren. By the title of this song, you would think it is about a trip to Paris, but it is not. This song is about two people who feel misunderstood in the real world so they go to a place in their mind which the Chainsmokers named Paris; it's like a dream. In this place, they are free to be who they are and be together. They feel understood and they're carefree with no responsibilities. This song isn’t really like any of their other songs. To me, it starts off a little like “Closer,” but this song is a lot more mellow and there is no beat drop. My favorite lyrics from this song are: “If we go down then we go down together/We'll get away with everything/Let's show them we are better.”

9. "Honest"

This song starts differently with someone talking about being the person that reveals yourself before other people do. I love this song because it's kind of a personal letter from Andrew admitting that sometimes he doesn't think about the person he should be thinking about and instead he’s thinking about someone else. My favorite lyrics are: “Like I don't need nobody else but you're not the only one on my mind/If I'm being honest.”

10. "Wake Up Alone"

The vocals in this song are absolutely amazing, but that's because I think Jhene Aiko’s vocals are amazing. Jhene Aiko sings about being famous and having people come into her life now that she has money and a lot of materialistic things, but she doesn’t know if they are in her life because they like her as a person or because of her fame. This song basically tells the story of the loneliness that haunts famous people. This is another song that is one of my top five favorites from this album due to the vocals, the story, and how hype the end of the song is. My favorite lyrics are: “You got real close, say I'm not alone, you understand me but late at night, when I close my eyes, the quiet scares me/Will you still care in the morning?”

12. "Young"

If you love 1980s teen movies, you will love this song! This song is basically all of the movies mixed in one song. "Young" is about a teenage relationship that has to sneak around because they get into too much trouble when they’re together. This is my favorite song from this album, just listening to this song will make you feel more upbeat about your relationship. My favorite lyrics are: ‘We both know I go too far like when I wrecked your car/And almost fought your father when he pushed me in the yard/And all those nights we snuck out, like to meet up at the bar/Don't worry, my love, we're learning to love/But it's hard when you're young.”

13. "Last Day Alive"

This song features Florida Georgia Line, and it's another teen anthem. This is an upbeat song about living life to the fullest like you're going to die tomorrow. My favorite lyrics from this album are: “Twisted up in adolescence/Waking up within your arms/I feel alive and dangerous/You're dangerous, we're dangerous.”

Cover Image Credit: The Chainsmokers

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50 Quotes from the Best Vines

If you're picturing the vines in your head, you're doing it right
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In 2017 we had to say goodbye to one of the best websites to ever roam the internet: Vine. In case you have been living under a rock since 2013, Vine was -(sad face)- a website and app that took the internet and the app store by storm in Winter 2013. It contained 6-second videos that were mostly comedy- but there were other genres including music, sports, cool tricks and different trends. Vine stars would get together and plan out a vine and film it till they got it right.

It was owned by Twitter and it was shut down because of so many reasons; the viners were leaving and making money from Youtube, there was simply no money in it and Twitter wanted us to suffer.

There's been a ton of threads on Twitter of everyone's favorite vines so I thought I'd jump in and share some of my favorites. So without further ado, here are some quotes of vines that most vine fanatics would know.

1. "AHH...Stahhp. I coulda dropped mah croissant"

2. "Nate how are those chicken strips?" "F%#K YA CHICKEN STRIPS.....F%#K ya chicken strips!"

3. "Road work ahead? Uh Yea, I sure hope it does"

4. "Happy Crimus...." "It's crismun..." "Merry crisis" "Merry chrysler"

5. "...Hi Welcome to Chili's"

6. "HoW dO yOu kNoW wHaT's gOoD fOr mE?" "THAT'S MY OPINIONNN!!!.."

7."Welcome to Bible Study. We're all children of Jesus... Kumbaya my looordd"

8. Hi my name's Trey, I have a basketball game tomorrow. Well I'm a point guard, I got shoe game..."

9. "It's a avocadooo...thanks"

10. "Yo how much money do you have?" "69 cents" "AYE you know what that means?" "I don't have enough money for chicken nuggets"

11. "Hurricane Katrina? More like Hurricane Tortilla."

12. "Hey Tara you want some?" "This b*%th empty. YEET!"

13. "Get to Del Taco. They got a new thing called Freesha-- Free-- Freeshavaca do"

14. "Mothertrucker dude that hurt like a buttcheek on a stick"

15. "Two brooss chillin in a hot tub 5 feet apart cuz they're not gay"

16. "Jared can you read number 23 for the class?" "No I cannot.... What up I'm Jared, I'm 19 and I never f#@%in learned how to read."

17. "Not to be racist or anything but Asian people SSUUGHHH"

18. 18. "I wanna be a cowboy baby... I wanna be a cowboy baby"

19. "Hey, I'm lesbian" "I thought you were American"

20. "I spilled lipstick in your Valentino bag" "you spilled- whaghwhha- lipstick in my Valentino White bag?"

21. "What's better than this? Guys bein dudes"

22. "How'd you get these bumps? ya got eggzma?" "I got what?" "You got eggzma?"

23. "WHAT ARE THOSEEEEE?" "THEY are my crocs!"

24. "Can I get a waffle? Can I please get a waffle?"

25. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAVEN!" "I can't sweem"

26. "Say Coloradoo" "I'M A GIRAFFE!!"

27. "How much did you pay for that taco?" Aight yo you know this boys got his free tacoo"

28. *Birds chirping* "Tweekle Tweekle"

29. "Girl, you're thicker than a bowl of oatmeal"

30. "I brought you Frankincense" "Thank you" "I brought you Myrrh" "Thank you" "Mur-dur" "huh...Judas..no"

31. "Sleep? I don't know about sleep...it's summertime" "You ain't go to bed?" "Oh she caught me"

32. "All I wanna tell you is school's not important... Be whatever you wanna be. If you wanna be a dog...RUFF. You know?"33. "Oh I like ya accent where you from?" "I'm Liberian" "Oh, my bad *whispering* I like your accent..."

34. "Next Please" "Hello" "Sir, this is a mug shot" "A mug shot? I don't even drink coffee"


35. "Hey did you happen to go to class last week?" "I have never missed a class"

36. "Go ahead and introduce yourselves" "My name is Michael with a B and I've been afraid of insects my entire-" "Stop, stop, stop. Where?" "Hmm?" "Where's the B?" "There's a bee?"

37. "There's only one thing worse than a rapist...Boom" "A child" "No"

38. "Later mom. What's up me and my boys are going to see Uncle Kracker...GIVE ME MY HAT BACK JORDAN! DO YOU WANNA SEE UNCLE KRACKER OR NO?


39. "Dad look, it's the good kush." This is the dollar store, how good can it be?"

40. "Zach stop...Zach stop...You're gonna get in trouble. Zach"

41. "CHRIS! Is that a weed? "No this is a crayon-" I'm calling the police" *puts 911 into microwave* "911 what's your emergency"

42. "WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? "

43. *Blowing vape on table* * cameraman blows it away* "ADAM"

44. "Would you like the spider in your hand?" "Yea" "Say please" "Please" *puts spider in hand* *screams*

45. "Oh hi, thanks for checking in I'm still a piece of garrbaagge"

46. *girl blows vape* "...WoW"

47. *running* "...Daddy?" "Do I look like-?"

48. *Pours water onto girl's face" "Hello?"

49. "Wait oh yes wait a minute Mr. Postman" "HaaaAHH"

50. "...And they were roommates" "Mah God they were roommates"


I could literally go on forever because I just reference vines on a daily basis. Rest in peace Vine

Cover Image Credit: Vine

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The Queen Of Soul Leaves A Story To Tell And A Voice That Cannot Be Replicated

Aretha Franklin may have passed on, but her legacy will live forever.

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On March 25, 1942, Aretha Franklin was born. The daughter of a well-known and highly respected Baptist Minister and Gospel singer from Memphis, Tennessee would soon move to Detroit, Michigan, where Aretha would meet lifelong friends and musical contributors.

Aretha Franklin was engulfed in music from the day she was born and, by the middle of the 1950s, Aretha had learned to play piano and began singing alongside her sisters in the church choir. It was during this time that Franklin first met strong, historical figures, such as Clara Ward, Smokey Robinson, and civil rights activists Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesse Jackson. These are notable family friends that would stand by Aretha's side many times in the future.

Like many people finding themselves in the spotlight, there is more to Aretha Franklin's story than what is put in the tabloids. There are deeper events in her timeline that contribute to her emotion-filled voice. At the small age of six, Aretha endured her mother's leaving of the family and death four years later.

Aretha began a family of her own at the age of 12. In 1956, Clarence, Franklin's first son was born. Two years after, Aretha gave birth to her son Edward.

In the years that make up the start of the Franklin Clan, Aretha Franklin signed to Columbia Records and moved to New York. Moderate success would be found in the next five years of her music career. In 1961, Aretha Franklin was married and conceived her third child, Teddy Jr., with her newly-wedded husband.

While moderate success is admirable, Aretha signed with Atlantic Records and, in 1967, released an album "I Never Loved A Man The Way I Loved You" with a hit track of the same name giving Aretha Franklin her first Top 10 hit.

Following the great success of her 1967 album, Aretha moved on to release other critically acclaimed hit songs, including, "Respect," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "Chain Of Fools" and more, earning her several Grammy awards and the cover of Time Magazine, where her nickname, The Queen Of Soul, was born.

To the outside world, Aretha Franklin was constantly moving up, but, behind closed doors, Aretha's personal life was struggling. Ms. Franklin has a history of arrests for disorderly conduct and reckless driving. She had also developed an unhealthy relationship with alcohol. Franklin divorced her abusive husband, Ted White, and allowed the experience to serve as inspiration in the studio. Aretha was married and gave birth to her fourth son, Kecalf, in the 1970s. The relationship would end in 1984.

Along with her growing popularity as a singer, Aretha Franklin became a symbol of pride for many black Americans during the climax of the Civil Rights Movement. Many women, also looked to Aretha as a strong black woman that is living proof of what Black Women can be.

Aretha Franklin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in 1987, becoming the first women to ever be listed.

As times changed and music continued to redefine itself, it became difficult for a soul-gospel singer to stay in the spotlight. Nevertheless, Aretha Franklin always found a way to release a hit that transcended the ever-changing boundaries of music. With collaborations, covers, an autobiography, and The Presidential Medal Of Freedom awarded in 2005, Aretha Franklin never left the minds of all who cared to listen and pay attention. She continued to inspire multiple generations and give breath-taking performances that reminded the world why she was, indeed, The Queen Of Soul.

Aretha Franklin spoke to hearts around the world with the utter of one subtle note. Her ability to stay relevant, no matter the age group, amazed but did not surprise. The world knew she was one of a kind. The world knew there was only one Aretha. Through the years, Ms. Franklin never altered to fit in and never strayed away from the type of music she wanted to produce for the happiness of others. Her name alone is a cause for celebration. The amount of records she holds is mind-boggling. Her music narrated, not only her personal endeavors but the lives of people worldwide. A personal connection can be made when listening to any of her songs. Aretha Franklin is a standing ovation within herself.

Little did the outside world know, Ms. Franklin had been battling illness for years, behind-the-scenes. Although occasional rumors would ring of her health, Aretha dodged all questions and killed all concerns with poise and a brilliant smile. She did not want the world to know of her health issues, no matter how small. A longtime friend of Aretha Franklin told People Magazine, "She has been ill for a long time, She did not want people to know and she didn't make it public." Word spread of a battle between Aretha Franklin and Pancreatic Cancer for many years, although, of course, no confirmation or details were given on the matter.

It started to become hard to hide the ailing condition of The Queen once shows frequently began to be canceled, due to doctors orders. Aretha had announced in February of 2017 that she would be retiring from music, but may take the stage at select events. Franklin was true to her word and returned to the stage in August of 2017 and at the Elton John AIDS Foundation's Enduring Vision benefit gala in November of the same year. Fans became highly concerned by the more than noticeable shift in Aretha Franklin's appearance.

A close friend of the phenomenal singer told TMZ, "she could go at any time," and mentioned that she was down 85 lbs. This information was given two weeks ago. Unfortunately, better updates did not follow.

On the morning of Thursday, August 16, 2018, The Queen Of Soul, Aretha Franklin passed away. She leaves behind her soul-touching music, a record of more than 20 chart-topping R&B; hits and 18 Grammy wins, and anthems that will live for ages. She is survived by her four sons.

Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever, and, while the physical body that is Aretha Franklin has moved on to Glory, the teachings and inspirations of her soul shall live forever. Like many idols before her, it is indeed hard to say goodbye, but let us be grateful for the time we had to witness the greatness that is Aretha Louise Franklin. May she rest in sound peace.

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