Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Every Song Off Julia Michaels's Album Nervous System RANKED [Track-by-Track Review]

Julia Michaels's Nervous System Review


To be honest, I hadn't paid much attention to Julia Michaels. I was never a fan of her song, "Issues," which I think is a bit boring (you can expect it to be low on this list). Recently, I discovered her song, "Heaven," from the new Fifty Shades soundtrack, aka, the only good single off that album. (For You by Liam Payne and Rita Ora is SUCH a snoozefest). So then I decided to check out her album and some of her interviews.

I like Julia Michaels. You can tell she thinks a lot. She is a good song writer, having written Bad Liar by Selena Gomez and Sorry by Justin Bieber. She seems to care about her craft and seems like a very intelligent person. She can admit her faults and the complexity of relationships. Though I just shaded, "Issues," I do like how she realizes she can't just complain about her boyfriends faults when she has many of her own. It shows maturity and self-awareness.

Anyway, let's get to the list:

7) Issues


Last on my list is "Issues," because I am not a fan of neither the lyrical content nor the music behind it. It's just not a catchy song. I'm not sure how this song charted so high on the Billboard Hot 100. I also think the lyrics are basic and sound like elementary school writing. "I got issues, you got them too." Julia repeats phrases like that through out the song. "When I'm down I get real down."


6) Worst In Me


This song is similar to, "Issues," where Julia highlights that both herself and her boyfriend have problems that could hurt the relationship. I like this song more than, "Issues," because the music and lyrical content both sound more serious. She isn't just saying, "Yeah we both suck," with upbeat music in the background like in, "Issues." This song sounds sad and deep like it should. It's still low on the list because when Julia says the worst in her doesn't want to solve their problems...my question is Why? What is holding you back? I still feel like something is unresolved here.

5) Don't Wanna Think

I like this song because it is very flow of consciousness when it comes to the lyrics. You can tell the lyrics are personal and they are coming from a place of emotion. The sad tone of the music matches the tone of the lyrics. "Swallow it down like a bitter pill/At least it'll taste better than this feeling will," is dramatic and sad and emotional and that's what I like about it



4) Just Do It

I make jokes sometimes

I like the music behind this song the best. It's got a good beat. In this one, Julia is telling her lover to just break up with her already - rip the band aid, so to speak. It's a solid song.

3) Make It Up To You


Similar to, "Just Do It," I like the music behind this song. It's a very suggestive song - letting the listener use their imagination when it comes to exactly how she will make it up to her lover. I think Julia Michaels shines when she is trying to be fun and sexy (which will be seen in the top songs in this list). This song also alludes to the same themes in songs like "Issues," and "Worst In Me," in that Julia thinks she has a lot of flaws.

"I wish I could be that tender, stable girl that you want but I am not." - Julia Michaels

"Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart." - Trump (Be more like Trump, Julia! [this is a joke xD])


2) Pink

Also another fun and sexy song! I love the music behind this one . I also think it's HILARIOUS. I like how Julia doesn't just spell things out for you. She makes you think. "There's no innuendos, it's exactly what you think / Believe me when I tell you that he loves the color pink."  It's a fun way of singing about vaginas, and that is new and creative so that's why this song is so high up on this list.

1) Uh Huh


This is the song that made me fall in love with Julia Michaels' work. I like how upbeat, fun, and flirty this song is. The music and lyrical content are superb. It really does a good job at describing a crush or an intense infatuation. I like the youthfulness and joy in this song. There is no, "yeah we have a lot of flaws and it sucks." It's just pure, unbridled joy, and that's why "Uh Huh," is my number one Julia Micahels' song.

BONUS SONG: Jump ft. Trippie Redd


This song also plays on the, "I have flaws" theme, but I really like it. You can tell by the music and the lyrics that she is trying to portray the intense emotions of always wanting to be with the other person despite what you know is good for you. I think Trippie Redd also does a good job. He, not only raps on the song, he also sorta sings in line with the song - and he has a good voice! I think this is a good collaboration and a good new song by Julia Michaels.

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