3. Maria

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June 14th, 2018, 3:14 pm

Fell in love with it the second it started playing.. AMAZING song.. Kanye did a great job!
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June 14th, 2018, 3:18 pm

Still gotta let this one grow on me, tbh.
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June 14th, 2018, 5:51 pm

Maria is.fire!! My favourite
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June 14th, 2018, 5:55 pm

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Maria
Written by Christina Aguilera, Kanye West, Ross Birchard, Ilsey Juber, Jahron Brathwaite, Tayla Parx, Che Pope, Noah Goldstein, Lawrence Brown, Linda Glover, Horgay Gordy, Allen Story
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June 14th, 2018, 6:25 pm

fantastic production, wow i can't believe it's her song. i want a music video pleeease
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June 14th, 2018, 6:37 pm

A stand out for sure
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June 14th, 2018, 7:56 pm

That beat! One of my faves
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June 14th, 2018, 8:07 pm

Lyrically this is probably her top 3 of all time. It went in deep. This is PROOF that this IS her truth. I got chills cos’ it gave me the same invincible feeling of “Welcome”, which is my top 1.

The beat is very old school Kanye, I only wish the beat was harder and heavier. Hopefully the live band brings this hard on tour.
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June 14th, 2018, 8:46 pm

The MASTERPIECE of the album tbh. Godtina and Godye DELIVERED. This needs to be a single, not because I think it would do well on the charts but because "Maria" deserves to be heard by people... it cannot be just a pearl that people won't heard.
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June 14th, 2018, 10:17 pm

Where, where, where is Maria?
Why, why, why don't i see her?

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June 14th, 2018, 10:39 pm

The stand out song for me.

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June 14th, 2018, 10:51 pm

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June 15th, 2018, 12:14 am

Maria is a bop. The song takes me places and the chorus makes sense.

The twist and turns are epic. Iconic.
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June 15th, 2018, 12:16 am

BIt repetitive at times, but gets better towards the end. Grower for me.
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June 15th, 2018, 12:43 am

I like it but I can't say it's one of my standouts (which is a testament to how strong the album is). I do love how cleverly the sample was used though. MJ and Christina are my absolute faves and I generally like Kanye's production so I feel like I should love this more than I do.

8.5/10
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June 15th, 2018, 1:02 am

MAAAAAAARIAAAAA!

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June 15th, 2018, 1:04 am

My favorite on the whole album. It’s a masterpiece. :shook: one of her best tracks EVER. The production, vocals, emotions, message, everything. I’m in love.
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June 15th, 2018, 1:05 am

This caught me of guard but in a good way. Was expecting something completely different from the searching for Maria interlude but this goes Hard!
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June 15th, 2018, 1:37 am

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June 15th, 2018, 1:37 am

This song is a strange one for me. It got my attention immediately in the beginning, and the production is fire. BUT, it took me a few listens to really grow on me.
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June 15th, 2018, 1:52 am

I always sing this in the Santana version.....

But this song is SO GOOD.
Top 5 for me.
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June 15th, 2018, 2:18 am

People are saying they don't like how the song goes in so many different directions - but that's what's so brilliant about it. Listen to the lyrics. It's like the whole song is a movie - taking you through all these emotions of searching for Maria. Ugh, I can't. :shook:
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June 15th, 2018, 2:43 am

finally got to listen to the album and Maria had me SHOOK

A MASTERPIECE :shook:
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June 15th, 2018, 4:25 am

I have to listen again. I like it but it's not my fav
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June 15th, 2018, 5:27 am

This song ... :icant:
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June 15th, 2018, 6:02 am

Lorehn wrote:
June 14th, 2018, 2:11 am
I'm being completely honest, I was really excited for this track, especially after learning that it was what she was singing in "Where is Maria?"

And I fell in love with that a capella so much that I was expecting something totally different and I think that's why I'm a little disappointed in how this turned out. I'm in love with the lyrics and I can imagine her singing it the way she did in the video throughout the whole song and I wish she did.

Like, I love the beat, and I love the lyrics, but I wish they were separate songs, if that makes sense. I think @wellokaythen hit the nail on the head by saying it's unusually structured and maybe that's what's getting to me. It IS a bit weird to me. But it may grow on me, and probably will. Not my favorite and is actually in my lower ratings :( Lyrically it's in my top but I liked the rawness of the a capella snippet she did a lot more than this.
My expectations were the same. However I fell in love with the beats and the arrangements. Maybe we get an acapella version later,if it will be a single. Like we got the solo version for FIL.

This is my all time favourite from the album right now and it shoot up to my top 3 X songs for sure. I can't stop listening to it.
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June 15th, 2018, 7:13 am

This has completely floored me. Career highlight, for sure. Joining the ranks of Walk Away & Mercy on Me.

Lyrically, it's a masterpiece; her best since Back to Basics, I actually teared up. The gospel-y baroque-hop production is absolutely phenomenal; so dynamic & lush. The old school sample, the hard hip-hop beat (that drop!!), the sweeping orchestral elements and the delicious 90s R&B harmonies during the bridge (off the top of my head, we've not heard her use this texture of her voice since MKOC?), the sheer EMOTION and POWER in her voice...it's everything that I could have asked for from her and more. I'm soooo proud of her; part of me didn't expect a career highlight of this magnitude after Lotus, but I repent - she is truly BACK. And fuck me, those rumbling, closing vocals; the little quivers and quakes, as if she's on the verge of tears, I am SLAYEDDDDDDDD.

Also the Searching intro is haunting and sent chills down my spine.

A moment.
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June 15th, 2018, 9:33 am

Maria scalped me bald
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June 15th, 2018, 10:16 am

This is a masterpiece. At first I wasn't feeling it on first listen, but by the second listen I loved it. This goes hard. The lyrics this time around on all her songs are brilliant. Kayne did his thing.
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June 15th, 2018, 10:48 am

So disappointed with this song. I literally hate it and couldn't wait for it to end. :(
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