Am I A Girl?

Poppy - Am I A Girl?
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Based on 3 reviews
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Based on 160 ratings
2018 Ratings: #673
October 31, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
I'm Poppy, Mad Decent / Label
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The Needle Drop

Poppy and her collaborators have gotten a lot better at working her persona into her music and crafting creative pop songs since last year's Poppy.Computer.


Am I a Girl? is an enjoyable enough club record, but it fails to add anything new to the conversation.


While it's not as cohesive as Poppy.Computer, Am I a Girl? definitely isn't stale, and it succeeds at expanding Poppy's sound and identity enough to keep fans listening and guessing.

Character gimmicks are never enough to turn dated generic pop music into something interesting. Poppy's vocals are generally boring on this. Only on the last few tracks do they ever feel close to interesting. The topics of every song are nothing new and the writing itself feels like someone making fun of Poppy
A lot better than I was expecting surprisingly
I was expecting a lot from this LP and was not let down. Poppy stepped up and showed how diverse and weird she could be on Am I A Girl? The lyrics aren't always deep but they are fun and memorable ("My wrists are terrorists"), and the beats can be pretty insane. I love the harder rock influence, especially toward the end on X. Somehow this demon like screaming fits so perfectly contrasting Poppy's voice. A couple of songs did just sound like Poppy Computer ripoffs, and Chic Chick has ... read more
Unfortunately this project seems to have run dry at this point as even Poppy's surreal Youtube videos have begun to fall out of relevance. I can credit Am I A Girl? for having a huge production step-up from the low-budget cringe of certain Poppy.Computer numbers, but she remains just not a capable enough of a singer or writer to carry these tracks. The bizarre pop-metal direction of the final three songs is interesting if only because it shows her experimenting with tempo changes and ... read more
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Track List

  1. In a Minute
  2. Fashion After All
  3. Iconic
  4. Chic Chick
  5. Interlude 1
  6. Time Is Up (feat. Diplo)
  7. Aristocrat (feat. Garibay)
  8. Hard Feelings
  9. Girls In Bikinis
  10. The Rapture Ball
  11. Interlude 2
  12. Am I a Girl?
  13. Play Destroy (feat. Grimes)
  14. X
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Added on: September 12, 2018