Burn Pygmalion!!! a Better Guide to Romance

The Scary Jokes - Burn Pygmalion!!! a Better Guide to Romance
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Based on 91 ratings
2019 Ratings: #23
January 1, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
863884 Records DK / Label
Indie Pop, Synthpop / Genres
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Though not particularly fascinating, it does have its sweet moments like on Emotional Vagrant, I also think the transitions from one track to the next are well done, the album also has an 8-bit influence. But the mix is just so weak, and it can be a snoozefest.
So once again, we have an album that's perfectly harmless in the background, but nothing truly ambitious.

Best: Jeannie... You're a Tragedy

Weakest: Your Vicious Kin
The 8-bit aesthetics are interesting, the transitions are very well done and I bet there’s a cute little concept behind it. But the sloppy mixing and repetition are pretty glaring flaws and some tracks can bore despite their modest lengths.

Fav Tracks: Community Gardens; Starstruck; Jeannie... You’re A Tragedy; Emotional Vagrant; Death, Thrice Drawn; No Leverage / No Pleasure

Least Fav Tracks: Your Viscous Kin, Jeanine

So as you can easily gather that this is either a record you'll enjoy for its simplicity or will get bored to death by...well...exactly that. Personally, I dig it! I love how laid back and zany it is! It's nice to listen to a synth pop album that isn't just being loud to get your attention. It's got it's own style and with a bubbly and vaporwave-ish production I couldn't resist.

My only issue is that it does get samey towards the second half and the overall flow is pretty sporadic (even though ... read more
I'm so fucking bored

The first track is great though.
This album is really interesting and weird (in a good way). It transfers from really good pop into really good electronic within the first few songs and then maintains a standard which really puts her in a good position for 2018 in alternative music.

Best Tracks(s) - Community Gardens & Starstruck
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Track List

  1. Community Gardens (feat. Louie Zong)
  2. Death, Thrice Drawn
  3. Do You Believe Me
  4. Jeanine
  5. Pygmalion
  6. Starstruck
  7. Your Vicious Kin
  8. Admire the Architecture
  9. Sylvia's Just a Dying Fad
  10. Jeannie... You're a Tragedy
  11. Emotional Vagrant
  12. Sleepyhead
  13. Wrath of the Termite King
  14. No Leverage / No Pleasure
  15. Crushed Out on Soda Beach
  16. Bets Against the Void
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Added on: January 1, 2019