Don't Feed the Pop Monster

Broods - Don't Feed the Pop Monster
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 165 ratings
2019 Ratings: #711
February 1, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Island, Neon Gold / Label
Electropop, Synthpop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

70
Under The Radar

Left to their own devices, Kiwi siblings Georgia and Caleb Nott (aka Broods) seize the chance to play; breaking free from the carefully constructed monotone of dark wave for a kaleidoscopic third album.

60
NME

Broods are actively shedding expectations, chasing a sound that sounds brighter and more vivid. Though this record is as polished as anything they’ve done before, it somehow feels easier to break through the sheen, and get to the heart this time around.

60
DIY

‘Don’t Feed The Pop Monster’ is a title steeped in irony: Broods are more than willing to cater to a pop consumer, but do so in a most inventive way.

60
AllMusic

At its best, Pop Monster injects plenty of fresh ideas into the Broods' repertoire, offering a handful of confident and polished gems that could have made for a stunning album if they had just sharpened their focus.

Tsareena
69
The slower tracks were a bit too long but there are bops on this! Especially the lead "Peach"
Fave: Peach, Everytime You Go, Hospitalized
Inglume
54
Y'know it would've been a much better synthpop album if half the songs were at least a tad bit more interesting and not so boring. Great ideas, very mediocre execution.
FrankWelch
53
Although I appreciate this smooth production, I got myself enjoying some moments and some elements of the songs but barely liking them as a whole, failing to really hook me or get me excited about them. That feeling that just misses a little bit of something that you're not sure about what to really go there, you know!? That's what I feel about the songs.

FAVE TRACKS: Peach, Everytime You Go, Falling Apart, Too Proud.

LEAST FAVES: Old Dog, Everything Goes (Wow), To Belong, Why Do You Believe ... read more
Plats
79
While "Don't Feed The Pop Monster" doesn't do anything new to the electropop genre and a couple of tracks drag, it does present some amazing production, solid lyrics and great vocals.

Fav Tracks: Peach, Hospitalized, Sucker, Everything Goes (Wow), Dust, Old Dog, Too Proud

Least Fav Track: To Belong

Score:
7.9
Very Good
100
Fantastic and eclectic album. The definition of perfect pop.
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Track List

  1. Sucker
  2. Why Do You Believe Me?
  3. Peach
  4. Falling Apart
  5. Everytime You Go I Cry
  6. Dust
  7. Too Proud
  8. To Belong
  9. Old Dog
  10. Hospitalized
  11. Everything Goes (Wow)
  12. Life After
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Added on: November 15, 2018