Mulberry Violence

Trevor Powers - Mulberry Violence
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2018 Ratings: #431 / 671
User Score
Based on 44 ratings
2018 Ratings: #398
August 17, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Baby Halo / Label
Glitch Pop, Art Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Northern Transmissions
For this new record, Powers takes all the conventions we’ve gotten used to and flips them in bizarre and abrasive ways. Though it can sometimes feel like a little much, Powers rarely goes far enough to stop being catchy.
80
DIY
Trevor Powers has crafted an album full of malice and aggression that it lives up to its title, but it is peppered with themes of hope and optimism.
74
Pitchfork
In this new environment, Powers’ voice surges to the fore, like maybe we’ve never actually heard this guy at all. He still sounds small, maybe a little frightened, but he is exposed here, and what you hear has a menacing edge.
70
Exclaim!

Mulberry Violence does not stray far from Powers' roots in Youth Lagoon; he continues to rely on dreamy synths and soaring high-pitch vocals, but this time expanding into the territory of electronic experimental pop.

70
PopMatters

Mulberry Violence makes it clear that he has the artistic scope and emotional depth to take full advantage of the opportunities he has given himself, and the versatility to keep things very interesting.

70
Loud and Quiet
A certain kind of adolescent indie star has been lost, but Trevor Powers has produced an experimental, sonically threatening record that often meets its ambitions.
70
AllMusic
Jettisoning the pop architecture of his Youth Lagoon days, Powers has distilled his angst into a highly concentrated sonic tonic that both delights and disturbs.
55
The 405

Mulberry Violence isn’t a letdown because it doesn’t live up to expectations of what a Trevor Powers album is supposed to sound like. It’s a letdown because an immensely talented and creative spirit is struggling to let his instincts speak for themselves.

luna128
76
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79
Fav tracks: XTQ Idol, dicegame, clad like skin
mattgoold
76
Mulberry Violence is a sweet spot in the Adult Lagoon. Trevor Powers has grown, and shed, and taken on new, and morphed, and in the while has crafted something that despite its departure from the familiar YL sound, very much still feels like him and his music.
65
Trevor Powers on this album throws off every Youth Lagoon fan by cranking the volume up to outrageous new levels. It’s an album fueled by heavily-drenched vocals and blasts of synths and gnarly production that would make Trent Reznor blush. But this isn’t a unique sound at all sadly. There may be exciting moments, but Trever spends most of his time here ripping off Alternative R&B legends and stumbling to find his own sound. Which yea, he eventually does sort of find, and ... read more
ChuckActuary
76
Woe! Absolutely blown away. I really enjoyed Youth Lagoon, but as a big fan of experimental hip hop, this album is a gorgeous piece of music. Its flows smoothly from one song to the next, with wide swings in stylistic and rhythmic content. The combination of traditional and hip hop vocals clash to create an incredible eclectic sound feeling to the songs.

As an individual, Trevor Powers has demonstrated an ability to be an amazingly versatile artist, as an album, Mulberry Violence will ... read more
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Added on: May 30, 2018